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Georgeous Cabin-Backs Onto National Forest-Ski Eldora

44 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cabin in Black Hawk - Dancin' Bear

Two Bedroom, 1 Bath, Hiking, biking, snoshoe, X-country, near Eldora Ski Area

Minutes from Eldora Ski mountain, Nederland, Central City. 'Newly remolded, updated, cabin, 2 bedrooms with queen size beds,1 bath, wood burning stove with central heat, gas barbecue, high speed WIFI internet, cable, flat screen satellite TV, Netflix, Surround sound Stereo, DVD. Upgraded appliances, new washer and dryer, master bedroom is newly furnished, and has a doctors choice mattress, with upgraded bedding. Two outdoor decks and a sun room. Cabin property is bordered by National Forest great for hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. You can also enjoy Alpine and Nordic skiing 20 minutes to Eldora Ski Resort. Casinos, spa, restaurants, skiing, grocery store, and the newly built Gilpin Co recreation center with a lap pool, separate kids pool with water slide, and fitness area, as well as a skating pond are a short drive away. Located 1 mile form the cabin is 'The Last Shot' bar and restaurant it offers an extensive menu, pool tables, outdoor deck, and is kid & dog friendly. Mid county liquors is located next door. Beautiful views nearby, surrounded by national forest. Nearby towns include Rollinsville about four miles away; Nederland about ten miles away; Blackhawk and Central City about 17 miles away. Whitewater boating in Idaho Springs, a 30 min. drive.

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More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Donna Brannan
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016
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About Donna Brannan

Don, born and raised in Colorado married Donna, a New York Native nearly 30 years ago. Don has enjoyed the cabin since childhood, hiking, biking, skiing, hunting, fishing, climbing and exploring with his parents. We found a trail behind the cabin where a covered wagon had once tipped over. To this day old glass bottles can be dug up at this site. The trail opens to a large meadow and bubbling stream.

Donna Brannan purchased this cabin in 1965

Why Donna Brannan chose Front Range Colorado

A family jewell passed on, now for others to enjoy as well. Colorado history abounds in the area. It is near Peak to Peak Highway which has the most beautiful sights available on the front range.

What makes this cabin unique

A huge feature is that the back door leads onto the Roosevelt National Forest. Hiking & mountain biking trails are feet away to springs and a nearby river. Wildlife prevails in the area; moose, dear and elk are common. Ghost towns surround the area, and are a short drive away.


based on 44 holidaymaker reviews

Georgeous Cabin-Backs Onto National Forest-Ski Eldora
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 44 reviews

Great place to relax or get out and go. Easy access to hiking, skiing, fishing, etc .

  • 5 of 5

This is a great cabin. It is very comfortable and charming. I found the outdoor deck and the screened porch to be where I spent most of my time when I was't off hiking. Watching the humming birds come and go to the feeders on the outdoor deck was a real treat. The cabin is located so close to so many wonderful locations including Rollins Pass, Nederland, Golden Gate State Park, Eldora, Brained Lake, etc. If you are a hiker, skier or fishing enthusiast this is a good base camp. And it is wonderful to come back from a day out to a place where you can fully relax and still enjoy the outdoors, even if it is raining. The cabin also backs to Open Forest space with a trail very near the house, this was a great spot to take my dog for his morning and evening walks. It can be a bit tricky to find once in the neighborhood so GPS is very helpful and I wouldn't want to do it in the dark but once you know where you are going it is a breeze. I was originally hoping for a little more seclusion as you can see the house next door from the deck but once I was settled in it was not an issue. I would rent from Donna again, she is very easy to deal with and quick to respond to any question, she even let me know of a road closure on the day of my arrival so I wouldn't be stuck in traffic. If you are looking for a nice updated cabin, with a great outdoor setting this is the place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This cabin/house in the woods was the perfect location for a getaway! We wanted woods and nature, but we still wanted to have the basic amenities, and this cabin was perfect. At night, we couldn't see another light around us. It was just stars and the woods. Donna was responsive and helpful. We would definitely recommend this cabin!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cabin in a lovely location!!

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Dancin' Bear cabin! The owner had great communication throughout our reservation process and our stay and the cabin itself was clean, cozy and met the needs of our family of 4 (with the wonderful bonus of hosting Charlie, our Golden Retriever and 5th family member)!

The location: We loved the remote location of the cabin, the trails just behind are accessible and stunning - beautiful scenery but easy enough for the kids. Good for a short or long hike. It was also wonderful to have privacy and be off the beaten path. Outside of a few dog barks, we heard nothing other than the quiet of the woods during our stay. We also enjoyed the nearby town of Nederland, a great place for kids with the Carousel of Happiness, ice cream and candy shops and a lovely little park with kids fishing pond. One drawback to the location of the cabin for us was that it was a longer drive than we had anticipated to the Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park area (we found the cabin on VRBO by searching Estes Park, it was probably more realistically in the Boulder area).

The Cabin: The cabin was clean, well decorated and well appointed for our stay. It sleep 4 easily (our daughters 4 and 9 in one bedroom together) and the master bed was comfortable. We did find that the temperature in the master was difficult to control d/t the ceiling fan only working with the light on (remedied by unscrewing the light bulbs so we could use it at night) but with the fan and window open it was much better. The dishwasher and washer/dryer were very nice additions - it was wonderful to be able to come home with clean laundry! We really only had two suggestions for improvement - although the cabin is equipped with Netflix, we at times found this unusable d/t the internet speed. It was a bummer to be in the middle of a movie and have to turn it off because of the stop/start. Also, the cabin currently has just one three-seat sofa in the living room area. It was difficult for our family to get comfortable in the evenings without more seating. I would recommend the addition of a love seat or chair, or a sectional sofa to accommodate more guests in the TV area.

Overall: We would recommend the cabin to individuals and families traveling to this area. The owner was top notch and the cabin provided a memorable stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

First time using Home Away so I was a little unsure of what to expect. This place had everything and then some for a relaxing weekend in the mountains. Donna has taken every step to make sure that your stay is perfect. We really couldn't ask for anything more and we're already planning a return in the fall!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We went up to get away from the city, what a beautiful place♡ Very accommodating, and the kids had an absolute blast! We will definatly be back! -Gartner/Fitch Family

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sheryl, We are so grateful that you and your family had a great stay! We hope to see you again soon! Thank you!
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Best Cabin Ever.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time staying here. We were able to hike, and explore how beautiful Colorado is just steps outside the front door. The owners were warm and welcoming, and were always prompt with any questions we had before, and during out stay. We will be definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you were able to experience all of Colorado's beauty! We loved having you stay, and hope to see you again soon. Thank you
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Last Shot
Nearest Train
55 Miles
Denver Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Peak to Peak Highway Colo 119
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Last Shot
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Car: necessary

Located in Historic Gilpin County on 1 secluded wooded acre with Roosevelt National Forest at the back door. Hiking and Mountain Bike trails steps away. Nature is abundant with recent deer, elk and moose sightings. Stream, lake, and pond fishing nearby. Scenes Peak to Peak highway just minutes away. Mining-Ghost towns in the area. Nederland shopping, bars, restaurants, and attractions close. Minuets from Eldora Ski area and Central City / Black Hawk casinos.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Black Hawk, Front Range Colorado

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
23 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Years
30 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning £74
Refundable Damage Deposit £205
Pet Fee £8
Tax Rate 2.9%

Non smoking property
Special Equipment Rental AVAILABLE
Twenty dollars per person per night over 4 adults
Dogs - some breeds allowed under 90 lbs. 1 yr to 9 yr old / $10.00 per dog per night
Local fire restrictions enforced / see Gilpin County Govt.
60 cancellation policy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in the Black Hawk in the Colorado

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large walk in shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , New bed and nightstands
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Doctors Choice mattress
    Sunroom - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Not to be considered during cold weather
  • Queen size Beds (1) Newly furnished
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Snowshoes provided. Picnic basket & back packs. Mountain Bike rental available at the cabin. Other equipment available upon request. Grocery delivery available

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