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Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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

Minutes away from Eldora Ski area, 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 with 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. Have your morning coffee on the deck, or in the sunroom. 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 15 minutes away at Eldora Ski Resort. Casinos, spa, restaurants, skiing grocery store, and newly built Gilpin Co recreation center with 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 from the cabin is 'Roy's Last Shot' bar and restaurant it offers an extensive menu, pool tables, outdoor deck, and is kid and dog friendly. Mid county liquors is located next door. Beautiful views nearby, surrounded by national forest. Nearby towns include Rollinsville about four miles away: Black Hawk and Central City about 17 miles away. Whitewater rafting in Idaho Springs, a 30 minute drive. Please feel free to like us on Facebook

Donna Brannan
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2017

About Donna Brannan

Don, born and raised in Colorado married Donna, a New York Native over 30 years ago. Don has enjoyed the cabin since childhood, hiking, biking, skiing, hunting, fishing, mountain 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 still 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 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 plus is the the back door leads onto Roosevelt National Forest. Hiking & mountain biking trails are feet away to springs and nearby river. Wildlife prevails in the area: moose, dear and elk are common. Ghost towns surround the area, and are a short drive away.


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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large walk in shower
  • Newly remolded
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , New Doctors Chioce matress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , New matress, furniture, and bedding
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , New futon/located on sun porch-for summer use only
  • Queen size beds-newly furnished
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • 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 pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Snowshoes provided. Picnic basket & back packs. Other equipment avaliable upon request. Grocery delivery avaliable.


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average rating of 4.860465 based on 43 reviews

Great family get away!

  • 4 of 5

Good place away from the normal routine. Snowshoeing and hiking were awesome. It wasn't quite as private as othr reviews mentioned, but it was very nice. Kitchen was well equipped. Owners were great to work with. There are bears.... They made off with the trash bin. (We found it about 1/2 mile away.) Kids and dogs loved being out in the woods. Roy's Last Shot has great food and entertaining atmosphere. Sun porch gets very warm mid-day and super chilly when it snows. Even still, it is the perfect place to hang out in the morning with your coffee. Linens are provided and are softer than any hotel. Kids loved the games and other activities provided. Wood-burning fireplace keeps everything super warm. Star-gazing aS absolutely beautiful. Plan at least 3-4 days, just to fit everything in that you will want to do. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
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Cozy cabin close to great hiking and cafes...

  • 4 of 5

A nicely updated cozy cabin with comfortable beds. We cooked in the well equipped kitchen for most breakfasts and dinners as we spent most of our days hiking. The owners responded to questions within 24 hours. It is close to Golden Gate Canayon where we enjoyed a couple hikes and saw moose. As others have said, close to Nederland, Boulder or great hiking, one of our favorites being in the Brainard Lake Recreation area. Also a nice drive to Estes. We would recommend this cabin.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
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Very accommodating and comfy! Everything you could possibly need.

  • 5 of 5

Donna was such a helpful and gracious host. So many nearby attractions. We enjoyed a day in Estes Park, another spent in nearby Nederland and of course the state and national parks! Couldn't have asked for a more relaxing place to stay at the end of an adventure filled day!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Secluded Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cabin with everything you could need. Our family had a great time exploring the trails in the back of the cabin, we even saw an Elk one evening. We enjoyed the movies provided for our movie night. The cabin was very clean and comfortable.

We also fell in love with nearby town of Nederland just about 15-20 minutes away. Charming restaurants (Dot's Diner has a delicious breakfast) and nice shops. If we ever have the chance we will stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin with everything you need. Loved that it was literally on the edge of a national forest. It was so cool that snowshoes were provided. Another great thing was that towns like Nederland and the casinos of Central City were easy driving distances. Best kept secret is that Eldora Ski Resort is also close and no traffic or crowd hassles. Hope we come back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is my 4th year again at Dancin Bear. This cabin keep drawing me back. It has turned out to be my getaway. My sister and I will be back again next year for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Roy's Last Shot
Nearest Train
55 Miles
Denver Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Peak to Peak Highway Colo 119
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Roy's Last Shot
Nearest Ski
12 Miles

Located in Historic Gilpin County on 1 secluded 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. Scenic Peak to Peak highway just minutes away. Many Mining-Ghost towns in the area. Nederland shopping, bars, resturants, and attractions close. Minutes from Eldora Ski area and Central City/Blackhawk casions.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in the Black Hawk, Colorado

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Years
15 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning £68.24 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £189.55
Pet Fee £18.96
Tax Rate 2.9%

This is a non smoking property
Special Equipment Rental AVAILABLE
Dogs - some breeds allowed under 90 lbs. 1 yr to 9 yr old / $25.00 stay per dog
60 day cancellation policy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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