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The Ultimate Cabin Experience!

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Solid Log Cabin on 1-Acre Property (3BR/1BA)

You are looking at one of the best-kept secrets in Colorado! Just 5 miles from Blackhawk and Central City. It is a must to read my guest book below and hear all the amazing things previous guests have said about their stay.

Solid Log Cabin with all the amenities:

- Surrounded by National Forest, VERY Private and quiet (you could walk around naked all day and nobody would ever know!)

- Gushing Mountain Stream next to Cabin - great for your morning coffee or evening happy hour!

- 20-foot vaulted ceilings

- Fully Remodeled Kitchen and Bath

- A secret 4- mile long PRIVATE hiking trail starts 20 feet from the cabin - you'll never see another human on it!

- 1-acre of land and surrounded by national forest

- Wifi & Internet Access!

- Awesome indoor/outdoor sound system!

- Camfire Ring, Tree Hammock, & Patio Next to Stream! Gold Panning is also on-site!

- Lighting - I'm a bit of a lighting nutcase. I feel that lighting makes or breaks a space, so everything indoor and out has been done professionally and is spectacular. The proper has over 45 (!!!) outdoor landscape lighting fixtures to illuminate the entire property at night. It looks like a resort.

- (2) On property elaborate treasure hunts!! (see below for more about these)

- Beautiful Master Loft overlooking entire Cabin! Plus one main level bedroom, and a kids treehouse loft bedroom. The treehouse loft is mostly meant for kids, but its a cool place to hang out in too. Includes a twin bed, and Directv & DVD player.

- Property is located about 1 hour from Denver and it is very easy to get to - no I-70 traffic!

4-wheelers can be rented and delivered to the cabin for approx. $100/day if desired. Information is also at the cabin for local dining, casinos, guided fishing tours, grocery stores, hiking and jeep trails, etc. You can 4-wheel/ATV right off the property and into endless amounts of trails leading all the way to the Continental Divide, Winter Park, St. Mary's Glacier, and everywhere in between. There are endless amount of trails for exploring just up the road from the cabin. Golden Gate National Park is also only 15 minutes away. I can't overstate how awesome the 4-mile hiking trail is off the back of the Cabin...plan to be gone for a few hours!

Treasure! We have created two very elaborate treasure hunts for you to enjoy. One inside, and one outside (the outside one can only be done in the summer/fall of course) I encourage all ages to do it. They aren't easy, and kids will need help from their parents to figure out the clues, but its a TON of fun. We spent months putting each one together...you'll love it! And if you figure it out...there will be treasure waiting for you at the end...

Roads are plowed and maintained by the City of Black Hawk all the way to the cabin. Accessible year round. Complimentary Chocolate and Coffee are provided. Kitchen condiments, Firewood, Wood Stove Pellets are also provided. Easy check-in. A 4-digit access code will give you access for the length of your stay.

More Details

Owner
Brian Richards
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Brian Richards

I purchased the property in 2002. It was never listed publicly... a friend was selling it. I had NO idea what I was going to do with it...I just knew it was so special I couldn't let it go or I would always regret it :-)

Brian Richards purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Brian Richards chose Black Hawk

This place was like a childhood dream come true for me. Everything about it...is...perfect. I wouldn't change a thing. My wife is a real estate agent, and she's been looking in the mountains for years for another property like it for us to buy in addition, and we just can't find anything like this one. Its so special in that it has the river, ultimate privacy, the true 'log' home feel, big & open, no neighbors, the private hiking trail, surrounded by national forest, etc. Its not hard to find most of those...but getting all of them in 1 property without spending $2M is not easy.

What makes this cabin unique

This Cabin is a labor of love for me and my family. We constantly upgrade it without hesitation. Because we use it so much ourselves...its so worth spending $ on to make it better. I've had families that have stayed here every year for the last 10 years, and its really fun upgrading it for them too so there is always something new to enjoy :) You can just feel the love that went into making this property an experience when you are there, and its not just the grandiose things, its the finest minute details that we think help make your stay here magical. No effort has been spared to make this the most amazing visit that we possibly can for you. The compliments and endless thank you's I get from my guests warm my heart and motivate me even to make everyone's stay special.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in the Black Hawk in the Gilpin County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Has everything you need! Glass block exterior wall brings in natural light, granite countertops and travertine floors are new in 2013, and bear accents abound :)
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Loft - 1 Large Double Bed
    Lower Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Kids Loft Area - 1 Single Bed , Big enough for an adult too!
  • Huge Master Loft Upstairs with queen log bed, office, Internet access, reading area. Lower bedroom with queen bed. Great new Kids Treehouse Area (as we like to call it) so the kids have their own area to hangout, including a TV, SAT, DVD player, and Twin Bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
This is the only Cabin you can rent where you have your own, private nature trail leading straight off the back of the cabin and up the mountain! You will NEVER run into another hiker on this trail, as you travel through dense forest, moss covered rock, and pristine wilderness as you climb over 1/2 mile up the mountain ridge :) Heat Sources: Propane Furnace, Wood burning Pellet Stove and Stone Fireplace. Plus Outdoor Fire-Ring for Campfires! -DirecTV (150+ channels!) -Water Purification System -300+ Thread Count Bedding -Moen faucets/shower heads -Floor to Ceiling Windows -Beautiful Master Loft overlooking entire house! -Private 2nd Bedroom -Rustic Custom Log Cabin Furniture -(2) New Queen Size Beds + Extra Linens -Tree Hammock next to River - Phone, TV, DVD Player + DVD Library, very nice iPod Music System, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Blender, Toaster, Coffee Machine, Gas Grill (BBQ), Gold Panning, and Treasure Hunt !

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Ultimate Cabin Experience!
average rating of 4.9485292 based on 136 reviews
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5

Five years and counting

  • 5 of 5

Fourth of July just wouldn't be the same if we didn't spend it at this perfect spot in Black Hawk. We've been there for the past five years during the first week of July and already have it booked for next year. When we walk in the door we smile at each other and say, We're home! We both enjoyed the new hammock this year and the patio by the creek is our favorite spot for drinking coffee in the morning and a cocktail in the evening. We love the privacy of the cabin and the fact that it's so close to Black Hawk and the fun of the casino. If you're lucky enough to visit this little bit of heaven, you'll understand why we can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2008
  • Date of Stay: June 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoy improving the cabin for you everytime you come, so there is always something new for you to enjoy - Love you guys! :-)
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The Ultimate Cabin Experience is great!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this cabin. The creek was beautiful and peaceful, you could hear it all the way to the cabin. The hummingbirds were also amazing to watch. The details make the cabin (lighting/speakers inside and out, info book for guests). We were pleasantly surprised at the amenities in the kitchen- we traveled from Louisiana and found Tony Chachere's seasoning in the cabinet :) We even saw a moose walk down the street in front of the home!

We would definitely return and rent a Jeep or ATV on next visit to do more exploring.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! Had a great time, relaxed, hiked, explored!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spicewood, Texas
5

Relax, Discover, and Unwind - Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful getaway. The owners have done a fantastic job making the property rustic but comfortable inside and out. Even for two grown ups, the outside scavenger hunt was a great experience, and showed us areas we hadn’t ventured through quite yet during our stay.

One evening we decided to venture into town (Blackhawk) for dinner. After browsing around for awhile, we looked at each other, headed back to the car, and never left the cabin again. It’s that enjoyable.

The grill was definitely a hit. We cooked in several nights and enjoyed dinner out on the deck. There are definitely plenty of seasonings but beyond that be sure to stop at a grocery before hand. If there hadn’t been a burn ban, s’mores would have been great over the outside fire pit.

The sound system was also on the top of the list. High quality both inside and out. My only recommendation there would be to bring that sound down to the water!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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98% Satisfied

  • 5 of 5

Great Stay!..Totally enjoyed Brian’s Passion and hard work..Hope to stay there again!....Any complaints?....”Full size” fitted sheets don’t fit “Queen” size beds...Cabin clean inside..Outside deck table was dirty with chairs scattered all around. Not inviting. Also, had to fill Humming Bird feeders..

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Can't Wait to go Back

  • 5 of 5

All the reviews on this cabin and true. We had an executive retreat at this place and it was amazing. Perfect combination of rustic and nice all rolled into one. Can't wait to take my family back up there ASAP. Thanks, Bryan for sharing your Ultimate Cabin.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
59 Miles
Denver International
Car: necessary

Blackhawk, Central City, Golden Evergreen. The Cabin feels like it is in a very isolated area, yet Blackhawk/Central City is only 5 miles away. Thick forest and 100-foot tall Evergreens surround the cabin in all directions. Your own gushing stream will make you want to spend all your time outside!. There is also a 100% private 4 mile hiking trail going up the mountain for Cabin guests only! Information on dining, attractions, trails, etc. is all at the cabin. Activities: Hiking, 4-wheelers, Snowmobiles, Fishing, Campfires, Skiing (Eldora Ski Area), Gambling, Shopping, Restaurants, Wildlife Viewing, Cross-Country Skiing, and Sledding... or just Relaxing!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in the Black Hawk, Colorado

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Summer 2018
17 Jul 2018 - 26 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£788
for 3 nights
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£225
£1,599
 
 
Nightly Rate
27 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£822
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£236
£1,599
 
 
Nightly Rate
28 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£834
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£240
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Summer 2018
29 Jul 2018 - 2 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£788
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£225
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Nightly Rate
3 Aug 2018 - 4 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£822
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£236
£1,599
 
 
Summer 2018
5 Aug 2018 - 16 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£788
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£225
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Nightly Rate
17 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£822
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£236
£1,599
 
 
Nightly Rate
18 Aug 2018 - 20 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
£586
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£236
£1,100
 
 
Summer 2018
21 Aug 2018 - 23 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£788
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£225
£1,599
 
 
Nightly Rate
24 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£822
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£236
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Summer 2018
26 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£788
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£225
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Nightly Rate
31 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£822
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£236
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Summer 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£788
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£225
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Nightly Rate
7 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£822
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£236
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Summer 2018
9 Sep 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£788
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£225
£1,599
 
 
Nightly Rate
14 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£822
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£236
£1,599
 
 
Summer 2018
16 Sep 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£788
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£225
£1,599
 
 
Nightly Rate
21 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£822
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£236
£1,599
 
 
Summer 2018
23 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£788
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£225
£1,599
 
 
Nightly Rate
28 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£822
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£236
£1,599
 
 
Summer 2018
30 Sep 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£788
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£225
£1,599
 
 
Nightly Rate
5 Oct 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£822
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£236
£1,599
 
 
Summer 2018
7 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£788
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£225
£1,599
 
 
Nightly Rate
21 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£556
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£221
£1,100
 
 
Nightly Rate
29 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£541
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£213
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Nightly Rate
20 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£556
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£221
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Nightly Rate
27 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£556
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£221
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Nightly Rate
28 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
£602
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£244
£1,100
 
 
Nightly Rate
2 Jan 2019 - 2 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
£602
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£244
£1,100
 
 
Nightly Rate
3 Jan 2019 - 3 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
£556
for 2 nights
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£221
£1,100
 
 
Summer 2019
16 May 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
£788
for 3 nights
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£225
£1,599
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£464
for 2 nights
From
£175
£1,100
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £114.21

• Feel free to ask if I'm running any specials! I can sometimes offer discounts for 3-6 night stays, or last minute bookings. Just ask! :)
* Please ask us for holiday rates as those may vary from the regular seasons pricing.
* A cleaning fee may be required for shorter stays. I can often waive it for full week stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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