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Spectacular mountain views with private hot tub

Idaho Springs, CO, USA
  • House1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

Updated home with all the amenities located high in the Rocky Mountains

This updated vacation home located high up in historic Alice in the St. Mary’s Glacier community is half way between Denver and the ski resorts on the I-70 corridor. The home has two bedrooms with one queen and two full sized beds, two full baths, a full kitchen with coffee maker, dishwasher and refrigerator, an extra large den with satellite TV and a large deck with incredible views. Both bedrooms have large TVs with satellite receivers. We have just install a six person hot tub with easy access from the master bedroom and deck.

There are many activities in walking distance including St. Mary’s Glacier, two stocked private trout lakes, ATV rental, historic mining sites and Jeep trails.

Idaho Springs is ten miles away has has numerous shops, restaurants and a large grocery story. The city has active gold mines that can be toured, white water rafting, zip lines and more.

Ski resorts are less than an hour away. Loveland is 30 miles. Winter Park is 35 miles. A-Basin, Keystone, Breckenridge and Copper Mountain are 45 miles away.

Property Manager

Glenn Harper

Member Since 2008
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
Why Glenn Harper chose Saint Mary's

The home is a quiet retreat with incredible views just 30 minutes west of Denver and less than an hour from the ski areas.

What makes this House unique

Spacious family area with extra large porch to enjoy the views with a new hot tub.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Front Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Second Bedroom
        2 double, Has a private full bathroom attached
      • Large bedroom with access to the front porch with spectacular views.


      • 2 Bathrooms
        • Both bathrooms are tubs with showers and have a sink and toilet.

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            The house is located in historic Alice, Colorado at 10,300 ft. with views of the front range mountains.
          • Rural


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Full stocked kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                            Full sized refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            Five burner gas stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • not suitable for children

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub
                                                Private hot tub with easy access from the deck and front bedroom.

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • photography
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • massage therapist

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • ice skating
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • snowboarding
                                                          • whitewater rafting

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            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.

                                                            25 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Great Place!

                                                            Meg S.

                                                            We had a wonderful time staying here!. Great location, amazing house.

                                                            home away from home

                                                            Pam H.Luther,Oklahoma

                                                            This is our second stay at Tippy Top and we love it. The new hot tub is a great addition to an already wonderful cabin. Glenn is always available for any questions and more than willing to help out in any situation. We plan on returning many times.

                                                            Great location an hour from Denver, beside a quaint town with plenty to do & a great mountain view!

                                                            Marli A.Orlando, FL

                                                            Our family with three girls (ages 2-10) stayed at tippy top for nearly a week. While there was limited space outside the property, being on the side of the mountain top, our girls still found spaces on property to play in the snow. Being from FL this was top priority! We were just a few minutes drive from the trailhead for Saint Mary’s glacier. It was a beautiful hike, but would recommend mid afternoon for warmest conditions and to allow an unhurried hike to take breaks for the kids. We hiked as the sun was setting, so it was a little strenuous for our girls, but they made it and enjoyed sledding at various points down the mountain very much! The wood-burning fireplace and large open spaces in the living room make for great gathering space, with great views overlooking the mountains. The large open kitchen and gas stove are also very nice. The newly added Jacuzzi was awesome, and we used it several times! If you enjoy history or have children the Argo gold mine tour & gold panning was fun. The quaint downtown of Idaho Springs is nice to neander through for a half-day, with great restaurants, bakeries, and shops. We took a scenic hour drive one day to Fraser for dog sledding at “Dogsleds of Winter Park”. Our kids like more extreme sledding than we found nearby, so while in Fraser we went tubing next to the Historic Fraser Hill at Colorado Adventure Park. It was worth the money and an hour was plenty long with our young girls. Echo Ski Resort is 30-45 min away for folks who want to ski. We didn’t try that this year. The Echo State Park also has the highest roads in the US to drive up, but the high parts are closed during the winter. Looks like a worthwhile drive any time, but would be a must see in the spring-Fall months. We also visited the nearby Indian Springs, but enjoyed the Jacuzzi at the house so much we decided to skip it on this trip. The tropical natural spring fed pool area would be a great spot for swimming, and the cave Springs and massages looked like a great relaxing day activity for adults. We could have stayed longer, as there was plenty to do! Glenn was highly responsive and helpful with any questions we had. Thanks for the hospitality!

                                                            Amazing!!! Best deal around

                                                            Timothy D.

                                                            Amazing home. Amazing owner. Amazing neighborhood. One of the best places ive stayed . Huge new hot tub was awesome.

                                                            ~ Winter Wonderland

                                                            Sean M.

                                                            ~ Our Family Celebrated Christmas at this charming cabin in the mountains:-) We SO enjoyed our stay! The children LOVED the snow, the parents LOVED the Hot Tub, and we ALL LOVED the views and the tranquility! Just a FABULOUS place to have some quality family time and catch up on some MUCH needed R&R time:-) We DEFINITELY recommend this lovely cabin; it simply could NOT have been more comfortable for our family of 5:-) It has a FABULOUS kitchen and the living room had PLENTY of lounge area for our family:-) The 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms were perfect! And as much FUN as the Snow was...We would LOVE to re-visit in the Summer:-) You will NOT regret booking this FULLY outfitted and VERY comfortable cabin for your next Get Away:-) ENJOY!!!

                                                            Everything we needed!

                                                            Nick-Melanie M.

                                                            Our stay at Tippy Top was wonderful! The cabin had everything we wanted. We cooked while there and the kitchen was adequately supplied. We were there right before Christmas and there was a decorated Christmas tree & outside Christmas lights that added to the experience. We were really able to relax and enjoy family time while there. Glenn also made the stay super convenient. We hope to come back again!


                                                            Idaho Springs, CO, USA

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