Howdy folks! I have a really comfortable and quiet getaway for folks lookin' to head West out of Denver for a 14'er climb, hike, ski or any mountain adventure getaway. Located at almost 9000' it has the comforts of a big hotel room and extra amenities with an entire floor to yourself, located in a beautiful mountain setting in spectacular Clear Creek County. Get away from the I-70 madness by getting an early start on your travels, or relax while everyone else sits in traffic.
Less than an hour from downtown Denver, you will be located within 5 minutes of Historic Georgetown and the famous Loop Railroad, walking distance from Empire's Hard Rock Cafe, and on over an acre of property surrounded by quaking aspen, and towering pine trees. Come walk the short trail though the property and enjoy the trees and even the remnants of an old gold mine!
Ask Mike about local restaurants, breweries and pubs, shopping, ski rentals, river outfitters, for great information about our mountain communities and the infinite outdoor adventure that await you. In the Summer climb our 14,000' peaks, hike the Continental Divide Trail, raft class 3-4 whitewater, take a Zip-line tour, or take a gold mine tour. Year 'round adventure is only minutes away!
In the Winter Loveland is your closest ski area, an easy 15 minute drive. Arapaho Basin, Keystone, Winter Park, Copper Mountain can be reached within 25-35 minutes. Vail, Beaver Creek, and Breckenridge are all under an hour. Of course these times can vary with weather and traffic. if you’re not a skier, feel free to borrow my SNOWSHOES! Free of course.
For you backcountry skiers, world famous Berthoud Pass is only minutes away! Get your up to date avalanche forecasts at avalanche.state.co.us. "CAIC" is a great resource for your ski and riding safety or just ask Mike.
Your private space has a comfy queen bed, a private bathroom, a living area, eating area, private entrance, and cozy fireplace. You'll have a TV with basic cable, Netflix, DVD movies, wifi, a refrigerator, a microwave, toaster, a coffee maker and some basics utensils in case you're eating in (though it is not a full kitchen).
Some of you may already know me! I started and ran the historic Mad Creek Bed and Breakfast 27 years ago, which is still going strong today. And for over 11 years you may have visited me at Mad Mike's Outdoor Gear and Espresso shop, right in nearby Georgetown, serving anyone traveling I-70 on the way to your favorite ski, raft, hike, climb or mountain adventure. Having been a ski instructor, whitewater river guide, backcountry guide and mountain rescue EMT, I have been serving Colorado skiers and travelers since 1991. Take advantage of my 27 years of serving and hosting people from all over the world when you plan your next Rocky Mountain adventure!
Your friendly, non aggressive dog is even welcome as I have a quiet border collie named Kassie. Please do not leave your pet unattended at the house. ($20/night fee).
I am a very strict non-smoking home. There is no smoking of ANY kind on the property.
CHECK IN IS AFTER 3:00 PM on arrival day.
CHECK OUT IS 11:00 AM (you are welcome to come a bit earlier and stay a bit longer if no one is ahead or after you)
I CAN ALSO OFFER THE POSSIBILITY OF RENTING AN EXTRA BEDROOM OR 2, OR EVEN THE WHOLE HOUSE WHICH CAN SLEEP UP TO 8 PEOPLE! Just contact me about your personal needs and I can amend the price through VRBO.
Thank you for considering my space. Happy travels.
NOTE: I may or may not be at the property when you visit as I live above your private space. I will strive to provide you a comfortable, clean and cozy stay. Feel free to ask questions before you book so that you are fully informed about your accommodations.
DIRECTIONS- easy detailed directions are at the very bottom of the "LOCATION" tab in the "additional information" box.