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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 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 4.9 based on 40 reviews

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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St. Paris, Ohio


  • 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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Ottawa, KS

A wonderful stay in this cozy mountain retreat!

  • 4 of 5

Our family wanted a mountain escape where we could play in the snow during the week between Christmas and the new year. We chose Dancin' Bear Cabin because we have 3 dogs that we travel with (1 small Bichon and 2 large Golden Retrievers). This looked like the perfect place that we could let them run and play, no paved roads, woods for our family to roam in, and of course, a wood burning stove! The cabin was exactly as it appears in the photos online. When we arrived The cabin was ready for us with Christmas lights on, a fire burning in the wood stove, and music on the surround sound. It couldn't have been a better atmosphere to walk in to. While there were a couple of neighbors fairly close you didn't even realize they were there if you didn't really look for their homes through the trees and we never did see them so it felt very private. While we were looking for private and remote, we also are creatures of comfort and do like to be able to make a quick trip to the grocery store when needed and we were able to to that in Nederland. With one of our kiddos struggling to get over the winter crud and cough we opted out of our day of skiing that we had planned, but we did drive up to Eldora and it looked like a completely satisfactory place for us to ski. We did go to the outdoor ice skating rink just outside of Nederland and it was great. The kids did some indoor swimming at the Black Hawk Community Center and had a great time, and we enjoyed the Alpaca store in Nederland where the owner was great to talk to and give information on the history of Nederland. Another favorite place of ours is Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Park so we did take a day trip there and it was only an hour or so away. The only thing we saw that might be a concern for some is the 3rd bedroom is more of an enclosed porch with a futon. It was fine for us, actually perfect because it was a great place to kennel our dogs at night, however had we had 3 couples and really needed to use it for a bedroom it would have been a problem because it was much colder than the rest of the house. During the summer because of its view it would be an amazing place to wake up, but it was too cold for us to sleep in the winter. A personal phone call from the owner on our first night checking in on us was a thoughtful touch. We would recommend this to anyone and would love to return ourselves to stay during the summer season. Thanks for the great experience!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful get away

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was perfect for our family of four. Clean, well kept and a nice little cabin for a get away. Far enough, but not too far away. Will come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay at the Dancin Bears. The kitchen was well equipped for a family Thanksging dinner, the cabin was comfortable throughout and the hiking trails just feet from the door were great. Our Tx dogs had their first experience with CO snow.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • 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
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
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 Fee £69.91
Additional Guest Fee £15.54 per person per night
Pet Fee £19.42
Damage Deposit £194.2

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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