Newly remodeled, rustic with modern amenities. This cozy apartment has 1 bedroom, with a sliding door off the bedroom and back patio looking directly into a beautiful pine forest. A small table and gas grill on the back patio make it a perfect place to enjoy a sunset dinner or your morning coffee. Living room area includes a wood stove and twin pull out couch. The apartment comes fully furnished, with a full kitchen and dining table. Completely on it's own, with separate entrances, the apartment shares a driveway and is connected to our family home. We also welcome use of our hot tub, with access outside from your back patio. AWD or 4WD highly recommended.
- Apartment600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Recently remodeled 1 bedroom apartment nestled in a Pine forest
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 16, 2018
About Sara Merkel
Scott is a native to Evergreen, and Sara moved here when she was 9 years old. They both lived in the Northwest in their 20's and then came back to Colorado to raise their family. Having grown up here, we have a unique perspective and knowledge of this area. Scott was a ski instructor and river guide which allowed him to work and play in the most beautiful parts of the state. Both of us now work in public schools on the west side of Denver. We have two children, who are now 13 and 16 years old.
Sara Merkel purchased this Apartment in 2011
Why Sara Merkel chose North Central Evergreen
Scott's dad built the house next door in 1968, which is where we lived for 10 years. When this property became available, we knew it was a gem. Four acres of wooded pine and a view of the Continental Divide, combined with an easy commute to both the city and the mountains is a rare and very special combination. We bought the property, completely gutted it, and started from scratch. Five years later, we are ready to share this treasure with others!
What makes this Apartment unique
This area is truly a hidden gem. We enjoy incredible sunsets, deep blue skies, quiet snowfall and a variety of wildlife: deer, elk, foxes, wild turkeys, hawks, and sometimes even a bear or two!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very beautiful home!
The views are as described, and the accommodations are. excellent. I cannot say enough about the home here in Evergreen, everything exceeded my expectations. I will be back again.
Perfectly Cozy and Wonderful Hosts
Sara and her family were great hosts. They were always there if we needed anything. On our check in night, they helped us dig out our car from the snow (which it was stuck in.) A word of advice, definitely get 4 wheel drive if you are visiting in the winter. The place was super cozy and very comfortable for me, my husband, and our small dog. We used the wood fire place almost every night we were there and looked out at the beautiful view. We were also able to use the hot tub during the snow, which was very nice. The hot tub is shared with Sara & her family but it's in a very private area. You just have to let the hosts know that you would like to use it. I would definitely recommend this place!
Beautiful property! Great Hosts!
My boyfriend, dog and I had a wonderful time at this home. It was the perfect weekend getaway. Sara really made us feel at home!
Enjoyed the peace and quiet
Cute apartment in a peaceful setting. Sara and Scott were very accommodating. Convenient to get to the things we wanted to do but yet just far enough out we felt like we were in the middle of nowhere.
A wonderful and relaxing getaway!
My significant other and I absolutely loved our stay at this beautiful place. Makes you feel like you're secluded someplace in the forest. It was fully stocked and had everything we needed. Easily met and succeeded all of our expectations. Owners are very nice and didn't much feel their presence during our stay. Sara was very attentive and was kind enough to introduce her self during check-out. Highly recommend!
Great mountain getaway!
My friends and I had a wonderful and relaxing stay at Sara's VRBO. We greatly enjoyed the wood burning stove and access to the hot tub as well as the beautiful mountain scenery. Sara was a great host and provided the perfect balance of service and privacy. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Get the best of all that Colorado has to offer within 30 minutes! Our cozy apartment is conveniently located right off Interstate 70 just West of Denver in beautiful Evergreen, Colorado. Evergreen is a small foothills community with a scenic lake for paddle boarding, canoeing and fishing. In the winter, Evergreen Lake has been rated one of the top 10 ice skating rinks by Sunset magazine. Evergreen also boasts a wide variety of hiking and mountain biking trails. Skiing and Snowboarding is only 30 miles to our West, and downtown Denver is an easy 30 minute drive to the East. We have easy access to the ski areas of Summit County (Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain), as well as Vail and Winter Park. There are several 14ers with a wide range of difficulties for those looking for a majestic hike. If you're not up for a hike, drive the highest paved road in North America to the top of Mount Evans. Downtown Evergreen offers great food, shopping, and beautiful Bear Creek. There is a fabulous winery right on main street with outdoor seating on the river! Rainbow Hills is a quiet mountain neighborhood, but is only 1.5 miles (walking distance for those up for it!) to a brewery, Starbucks, Mexican food, great burgers, a bike shop and Wal-Mart. There is also very easy access to world class road biking. There is tons of excellent rock climbing nearby as well as a great indoor climbing gym just 15 minutes away. Fly fishing is abundant as well in nearby Bear Creek and Clear Creek. Rafting is also a favorite summertime activity - Colorado offers a variety of half to multi days trips with differing degrees of excitement. For the shoppers in your family, the Outlet stores in Silverthorne are only 45 minutes away and in a gorgeous mountain setting. Of course downtown Denver has many shopping areas, including 16th Street Mall, our outdoor walking mall. Light rail service is nearby in Golden, making for a stress free ride to downtown or the airport. Denver has a wealth of incredible museums including the Denver Art Museum, Denver Museum of Modern Art, the Clyfford Still Museum, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and the Colorado History Museum. The Denver Center for Performing Arts hosts Tony winning theater, dance, music and Broadway tours. If you are in town to enjoy a Broncos, Rockies, or Avalanche game, or any of our other amazing sports teams, there is easy access to all of the sporting venues via light rail or RTD bus. We are also only 12 miles to Red Rocks Amphitheater - one of the best concert venues in the country! Morrison is also home to two incredible dinosaur museums - Dinosaur Ridge and the Morrison Museum. Check out triceratops fossils found right in Morrison and take a tour up Dinosaur Ridge! No matter why you decided to visit Colorado, our location will provide you close access to any activity you choose. When you return, you will find a quiet, clean, modern space to rest up and get ready for your next adventure. Or, perhaps will choose to spend a day resting by the wood stove, taking a soak in the hot tub, and watching the snow fall.