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Mt. Evans Cabin with 150 acres, stream, amazing views, skiing, a true getaway

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

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. We're approximately 5 to 60 mins away from some of the best skiing in the country.

We 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
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:
23 May, 2018

Why Eric and Carolyn Lehto chose Idaho Springs

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.

The roads to the cabin are maintained.

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. Well appointed cabin with the comforts of home

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in the Idaho Springs in the Clear Creek County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • If an early check in is possible, there will be an $15 charge per hr before 4pm. Please call a couple days in advance or sooner to request
  • Proof of age with a driver’s license is required at time of booking. If unable to provide it, a cancellation will be requested on your end.
  • No wedding parties, period
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • 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

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Mt. Evans Cabin with 150 acres, stream, amazing views, skiing, a true getaway
average rating of 4.9875 based on 80 reviews
5

Great house with an insane view

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean and comfortable. Recently updated as well, or fairly new construction as the property was in very good condition.

The real show stopper was the view from the wrap around deck, and main area of the house as well. Pictures don't do this justice. Nice hiking trail out back that heads to a waterfall on the lot. Would be most impressive in the spring with the snow melt. Sauna was nice too after a long day of hiking. The house was definitely a little secluded, but that provided for a nice disconnect and time to spend with friends.

Internet was great as we had a fantasy football draft while at the house (our rationale for the trip), with 8 people all online at the same time. No issues. Strongly recommend this place to any family or group of friends looking for a nice place to stay with phenomenal views of the continental divide.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic! Thank you for booking with us and your amazing review! Take care and have a great day, Eric and Carolyn
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5

Beautiful, Cozy, and a great time for all my guests!!

  • 5 of 5

The property was absolutely beautiful! There was a great view of the mountains off the deck along with an awesome sauna that was extremely relaxing after our many hikes. We did get quite a bit of snow and had plans in the Denver area, but we decided this get away was worth staying the whole time! It was definitely a great trip and an amazing experience. I give my thanks to Carolyn and Eric for their great hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome. Thank you for booking with us.
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5

Beautiful, secluded location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful cabin tucked away in the mountains! It felt just like home away from home as it had all the comforts and amenities we needed. The owners were easy to communicate with, were quick to respond to questions, and went above any beyond to see that we had the best experience possible. Loved having three levels of living space with a bedroom and bathroom on each level. We enjoyed hiking in the woods, gazing at the mountain views, and watching the birds from the balcony. Would definitely stay here again if we ever return to the area!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Mountain Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a beautiful setting! Views were unbelievable. Love the fact that every floor has it's own bathroom. We were able to do lots of exploring on the property. It was also convenient to travel to many local sites and restaurants. Kitchen is set up to prepare as many meals as you choose. It snowed during our stay and Eric was there to clear the drive first thing. Carolyn called just before we arrived to give us information and was able to suggest best place to pick up groceries. Gary stopped by to make sure we had everything we needed. Customer service is top notch!

Truly a quiet, secluded mountain paradise that's still convenient to all the area activities and attractions! Highly recommend. Would love to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I hope you guys can come back.
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5

Perfect cabin

  • 5 of 5

This is absolutely the perfect cabin: beautifully decorated with all the amenities you need plus postcard views of the mountains and lots of privacy. The Finnish sauna was definitely the highlight for us, the perfect mountain experience after a day of skiing. The owners were so helpful and responsive when we had a question during our stay, which was much appreciated. We look forward to our return and can’t wait to experience the views and hiking in the summer or fall months!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We look forward to you coming back. Take care, Eric and Carolyn
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5

Relaxing and breathtaking all at once!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the cabin on a trip with five other guys, all in late 20s or early 30s. There was plenty of room for us to relax and explore, and all the basic amenities were provided with absolutely no hassle. Book with confidence!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had an Awesome time! Thank you, 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 the Idaho Springs, Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring 2018
2 Jan 2018 - 31 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
£383
for 1 night
From
£186
From
£198
Fri,Sat
£1,384
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th week
29 Jun 2018 - 4 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£672
for 2 nights
From
£237
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day week
29 Aug 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£632
for 2 nights
From
£218
From
£237
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2018
6 Sep 2018 - 22 Nov 2018
1 night minimum stay
£395
for 1 night
From
£198
From
£214
Fri,Sat
£1,526
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2018
23 Nov 2018 - 2 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£688
for 2 nights
From
£245
From
£249
Fri,Sat
£1,886
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2018
3 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
£387
for 1 night
From
£190
From
£214
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Years 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
£688
for 2 nights
From
£245
From
£249
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£640
for 2 nights
From
£222
From
£237
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

$1500 Damage Protection £36.61 + Tax
Cleaning £149.42 + Tax

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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