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

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

*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:
28 June, 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 Clear Creek County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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:
  • 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 -
(51 traveller reviews)

Mt. Evans Cabin with 150 acres, Stream, Forever Views, Relaxing destination
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews
5

Perfect location if you enjoy each other's company and don't want to be bothered by anyone:)

  • 5 of 5

The property is very secluded, picturesque and comfortable. We loved the sauna and used it pretty much daily. Sadly we did take the Old Bear Road and even though it is doable, definitely not for the light hearted 😉? Overall we had a great time and highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Remote location with amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing stay. The house is very nice and very well maintained. The only things we would suggest would be a few more towels and washcloths. The tub on the main level is extremely slippery, so maybe something in that to prevent someone from falling, which I almost did. And a table and chairs on the deck to be able to eat out there would be awesome. The deck is so nice and where we spent a great deal of time, so it would have been great to be able to enjoy dinner out there. We would definitely not hesitate to return. I had shared your listing with a friend who loves to vacation in Colorado and she has already booked it for December.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! Just ordered some non-slip treads for the bathtub. Please feel free to call us for extra linen or anything else you may need. Safe travels, Eric and Carolyn
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5

Amazing and peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was great, very clean and attention to detail was impressive. Deck, grill and sauna were a big hit.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your time up there. Thank you for the awesome review! Eric and Carolyn
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5

Beautiful property. Great mountain experience.

  • 5 of 5

The pictures honestly don't do this place justice. The cabin is very spacious and comfortable. The scenery is unbelievable and the air is fresh. We had an excellent time with 6 people. Thanks for the awesome vacation!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the awesome review! It was nice to meet you guys. We appreciate you booking with us. Take care, Eric and Carolyn
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Beautiful piece of property. The views are out of the world.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this property. Enough room for 8 pretty large guys. Made use of the steam room to warm up after rafting. The huge deck made entertaining great and waking up to those morning views are something I will never forget. We also saw a little bit of wildlife out here as well. Thank you to the owners.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for booking with us and the fantastic review. Hope to see you again, Eric and Carolyn
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Quick Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Mt. Evans Cabin. It was our first visit to CO and we were looking for relaxation and nature. The cabin was perfect! The kitchen had everything we needed. LOVED the sauna. Loved the trails (found the waterfall!!!) Also really appreciated the red fox family checking up on us often - daddy fox even escorted us out on our last day! The drive to the cabin is a real treat once you get used to it. Prepare yourself for the high altitude. We didn't have any problems but spent our first day in Denver to help acclimate before heading up the mountain. We also made sure we were well hydrated to help with any altitude sickness. THANKS LEHTOS!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I loved hearing about you time up there. I completely agree with your high altitude prep. Thank you for the the fantastic review. Hope you book with us again. Safe travels, 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
 
Fall 2017
2 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£589
for 2 nights
From
£192
£1,350
 
 
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£928
for 3 nights
From
£242
£1,677
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£630
for 2 nights
From
£213
From
£242
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

$1500 Damage Protection £37.88 + Tax
Cleaning £154.61 + 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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