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Mt. Evans Cabin with 150 acres, Stream, Forever Views, Relaxing destination

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cabin
People
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Traditional Finnish sauna

We love this end-of-the road property for the privacy, stream with waterfall, and especially the incredible view of the continental divide. It now includes 4 separate parcels totaling 153 acres, and the closest neighbor is a half mile away.

*New* We now have high speed 40Mb internet and Wifi for our guests, and utility power!

Our 2000 square foot cabin is built for guests. We have 3 private bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. The 2nd floor loft has a private bedroom with queen bed and its own bathroom. The main floor bedroom has two twin beds and full bathroom. Downstairs is another full guest suite including a queen bed and full private bath. The kitchen has plenty of space for cooking. There is a gas range, a full set of cookware and spices. Washer and dryer are included. The TV room has a 40 inch flatscreen with satellite TV, a small movie selection, and a few games.

We love the outdoor living, so we added 600 square feet of deck facing down the valley to the continental divide. A large outdoor grill with side burner is plumbed directly to our home - no worry about running out of propane! The patio table includes a gas fire pit to warm the cool evenings.

Walk a few hundred feet down a hundred year old trail to the waterfalls of Little Bear Creek. The creek originates at the top of our land. It tumbles down the center of the property over several private waterfalls.

Game passes through the property as a migration route from Mt. Evans to lower elevations. Deer and elk are common. Bear have been seen on the property. A lynx has left its tracks, but we haven't seen it yet. Our resident foxes are almost pets. Bird lovers will see hummingbirds and friendly gray jays around the cabin.

Enjoy a traditional Finnish sauna in the evening. It is a separate building made from local whole logs with a Lamppa Kuuma wood stove and rustic barnwood and stone interior. It is a truly traditional experience with a cold water faucet and a hot water tank heated by the stove.

The cabin sits between Evergreen and Idaho Springs, convenient for access to the mountain communities, ski hills, and Arapahoe National Forest. Denver is less than an hour away.

The property is now on the power grid! We have been off-grid for years, but utility power is more convenient for our guests. We also have a new 40Mb internet service with WiFi for our guests. There is no phone line. We use cell phones in the cabin. There is radiant in-floor heat throughout the cabin, on all floors.

We often get asked the altitude. The cabin is at 9600 feet. At this elevation there are a lot of trees and a lot of sun. Snow stays on the ground from November through April.

More Details

Owner
Eric and Carolyn Lehto
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2017

Why Eric and Carolyn Lehto chose Front Range Colorado

For us, this cabin and land is about privacy and the best of mountain living. There is no better place to spend time with our kids and extended family. Even though we live only 20 minutes away in Evergreen, this is where we go to "check out" from busy schedules.

It is close enough to drive to either Idaho Springs or Evergreen restaurants and stores, and halfway between the city attractions of Denver and the ski slopes. Idaho Springs is about 20 minutes away down a mountain road with switchbacks. It has a great selection of restaurants, including our favorite Texas style barbecue at Smokin Yards, the famous Beau Jo's Pizza, and Tommyknockers micro brewery. Evergreen is 25 minutes away for additional restaurants, live bands at Little Bear Saloon or Cactus Jacks, large box grocery stores, Wal-mart, and Home Depot.

What makes this cabin unique

The Blue Valley Cabin has privacy that is hard to find anywhere. With 150 acres there are no neighbors, but unlimited views.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in the Idaho Springs in the Colorado

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2nd Floor Loft Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Main Floor Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Downstairs Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main Floor Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    2nd Floor Loft Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Additional pullout sofa available in the downstairs TV room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Check in time is after 4 pm. Check out time is at 11am. Cell phone service in the cabin, but spotty the rest of the neighborhood. Now on utility power! And new 40Mb internet service with WiFi! Please leave the thermostats between 66-68 degrees. We have in floor radiant heating and a wood burning stove with a built in circulating fan, very different than forced air. We've had past guests ask for the 101 course on how to use a wood burning stove, which we are happy to give. Just a reminder, during Fall, Winter and Spring months, please bring appropriate winter clothing. Mountain living is great! Housekeeping at checkout is included. Housekeeping or linen exchange during your stay is available for additional charge.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(40 traveller reviews)

Mt. Evans Cabin with 150 acres, Stream, Forever Views, Relaxing destination
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews
5

Great cabin and very helpful

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cabin with great views. Very helpful in accommodating our needs.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Safe travels, Eric and Carolyn
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5

Had a great winter break

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cabin for an extended weekend and had a great time. The cabin is big, we were two families with a total of three kids, and had plenty of space. It is well equipped and everything is clean and works well. We saw plenty of tracks of animals near the house, and saw deer on the drive in one night. We like the fact that it is close to a small town (about 5 miles) but it is quiet and surrounded by forest. We contacted the owners - Eric and Carolyn - and they were quick to reply. I recommend the cabin for families that want to be away from busy towns and spend some quiet time together.

Marti and Ana.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome! Thank you for the great review. Hope you come back again soon. Eric and Carolyn
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Dallas, Texas
5

Amazing view in a spacious mountain getaway

  • 5 of 5

We came up the week after Christmas to spend some time playing in the snow with no real agenda. This place was perfect for our family. The kids each had their own room and plenty of room both inside and outside to run around and have fun. We made lots of great memories and would definitely come back. While it's not necessaryily a ski cabin, Winter Park is only a little over an hour away and there was plenty of shopping and dining in nearby Idaho Springs.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the five stars! We had some pretty good snow over Christmas. We're glad you enjoyed it. For the beginner/ occasional skier our local Echo Mountain Ski Resort is about 10 minutes away. Unfortunately they opened up right after you guys left. Next time...We'd love to have you back! Thank you again, Eric and Carolyn
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5

We couldn't have picked a better place!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect for our Colorado get away! We were in Colorado for a wedding in Golden. We wanted a place that would accommodate our party of 6 comfortably and we wanted a VIEW! This beautiful home gave us that and more! The pictures just do not do it justice! It was a little intimidating getting up to the cabin, because we are not used to the snow covered roads, but once we got used to the drive, it was a piece of cake. It is set up very high, so it takes some getting used to the altitude, as well. The beds were comfortable and kept us plenty warm at night. The cabin was very clean and had everything that we needed. We didn't venture out onto the land, because we had a short window of time and so much that we wanted to see. There is a lot to do within an hour or two in every direction! We could have spent another week or more! Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods were amazing and a must see! Also, if you are in the Castle Rock area, Crave Burger was super tasty! The owners were quick in responding and had everything clean, warm, and welcoming for our arrival! I just cannot say enough about this beautiful cabin! We can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. Your vacation sounded amazing. I'm glad we could accommodated your stay. We'd love to have you back. Thank you again. Best Regards, Carolyn and Eric
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5

Great views, amenities, private trails. Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The owners and Gary are very kind and considerate people. As for the property, it slept my group of 8 with privacy and space to spare. Will rent again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 5 star review! We're happy your stay went well. We'd love to have you back again. Take Care, Eric and Carolyn
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Washington KS
5

Breathtaking!!

  • 5 of 5

The view out the living room window was breath taking! Pictures can't do it justice.

This was my first time to rent a home such as this. Carolyn was amazing to work with and always answered my questions immediately. I felt like I already knew her.

The home was spacious but cozy. The decor was mountain feeling but current and tasteful. The furnishings were comfortable. We cooked for 10 easily.

I wouldn't change a thing!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I'm so glad we could accommodate your stay. We'd love to have you back. It was wonderful to hear your thoughts on our place. I really appreciate it. Thank you again for the card, flowers and candle. Best regards, Eric and Carolyn
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Location

Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Tommyknocker Brewery & Pub
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Echo Mountain
Car: necessary

Many activities at or near the cabin:

*Hiking the Arapahoe National Forest trails above the cabin

* A road biking destination for Squaw Pass and Mt. Evans (the highest paved road in North America). A new bike lane on Squaw Pass makes it one of the safest and most scenic rides anywhere.

* Epic car touring to the top of 14,271 foot Mt. Evans and local scenic highways

* Mountain biking single track trails around Evergreen and Idaho Springs

* Fishing Echo Lake, Chicago Creek, and Clear Creek.

* Many restaurants and bars just 5 miles away in Idaho Springs or 25 minutes to Evergreen

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Idaho Springs, Front Range Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Ski Season 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£609
for 2 nights
From
£199
£1,397
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
2 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£609
for 2 nights
From
£199
£1,397
 
 
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£961
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,736
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£652
for 2 nights
From
£220
From
£250
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

$1500 Damage Protection £39 + Tax
Cleaning £160 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.9%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Guests need to be minimum of 25yrs old to rent the property. ID will be requested at reservation check-in.

Checkout is 11:00AM, Checkin is 4:00PM. Early checkin may be available.

Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:
100% if cancelled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date
50% if cancelled 15 days prior to the Check-in Date
No refund if cancelled less than 15 days prior to the Check-in Date

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.
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