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Everest Lake Lodge: Lake Front Log Home, Amazing Mountain Views, Private Fishing

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

4BR, 2.5 Bath, Sleeps 10, Kid Friendly, Everest/7 Summits Theme.

Our custom log home on a lake, has unsurpassed mountain vistas, private fishing, great hiking access, and is the perfect blend of privacy and convenience: less than an hour to Denver but in a small mountain community. We built our home to rejoice in nature and celebrate our love of the mountains. Marshall successfully climbed Mt Everest, and all of the 7 Summits, so each room is filled with photos and treasures from each region. Gourmet kitchen and well appointed throughout. Elevation 10,400 ft.Our custom log home on a lake, has unsurpassed mountain vistas, private fishing, great hiking access, and is the perfect blend of privacy and convenience: less than an hour to Denver but in a small mountain community. We built our home to rejoice in nature and celebrate our love of the mountains. Marshall successfully climbed Mt Everest, and all of the 7 Summits, so each room is filled with photos and treasures from each region. Gourmet kitchen and well appointed throughout. Elevation 10,400 ft.

THE SPACE

Dark skies, on privately stocked lake, no AC required, and hiking right out the front door with access to the Continental divide.

Paddle Across the Lake, Enjoy Private Fishing, or Just Soak In the View

Four fishing badges and a boat badge are included with your rental, as well as a canoe. Enjoy catch and release lure or fly fishing right out the door on Lake Quivera, or make the short walk to Silver Lake for keep what you catch bait/bobber fishing. Both lakes are private fishing – no state fishing license required – that are stocked two or three times a year with trout.

Outdoor and Neighborhood Activities

Walk to Silver Lake, hike to St. Mary’s lake at the foot of the glacier, or enjoying hiking, snowshoeing, or backcountry skiing on miles of trails; only a couple of miles from the James Peak Wilderness Area. Find historic mining sites, equipment, and buildings; or search for the unmarked graves on Yankee Hill, the “biggest tree in Colorado” near “Table Rock”; or visit “the mail box” at the “rock house.” Watch for fox, moose, chipmunks, pine marten, deer, coyote, muskrats, squirrels, bear, and a plethora of birds, including humming birds (yes, at over 10,000 feet!). Contact us to arrange a visit to the schoolhouse and museum just a couple of miles from the house in our historic mining district, run by the Alice Historical Society.

Home Highlights

The Denali great room has vaulted ceilings, custom woodworking, pellet stove, river rock Victorian-style gas fireplace, Brazilian cherry floors, and double 8-foot French doors opening up to a lake view on the deck with customized hand carved animals and railings. Use the gas grill and enjoy your dinner at the comfortable deck table. Our kitchen has three Heartland ovens, plus warming drawer and gas cook top, making it easy for you to cook for your family or group. With granite countertops, Brazilian cherry floors, Asko dishwasher, farmhouse sink, and well-stocked cherry cabinets (cookware, dishes, and staples including spices, cooking oils, and baking supplies) and counter seating, the kitchen is the “heart of our home” where everyone will gather. The amazing 5-window turret dining room with custom 6-foot round mesquite table is the perfect place to savor delicious food and camaraderie while soaking up the sunshine and lake and mountain views. A well-appointed and easy to operate pellet stove provides extra warmth and comfort. The flat screen 3-D TV, with select 3-D movies, is available if you can tear yourself away from the scenery, as well as the photos and native crafts from Alaska and North America.

The Everest loft opens to the great room, with huge windows looking out on the lake – the perfect place to cuddle up with your favorite book or enjoy perusing Marshall’s one-of-a-kind Everest scrapbook and other memorabilia from Nepal, Tibet, and China. A Pack and Play with bassinette is in the loft closet for babies and toddlers up to 40 pounds.

The main level Aconcagua master suite has vaulted ceilings, a king size bed, romantic gas fireplace, and access to the deck through your own 8-foot French doors. The 5-piece bath includes a deep, 6-foot, jetted tub with in line heater (that I call “the best thing we did” in the house) where you can soak away all of your worries or enjoy a glass of wine with your sweetheart. There’s a large walk-in closet and plenty of dresser drawers for you to make yourself at home. Watch your own flat screen with Dish satellite TV, enjoy keepsakes from Argentina and South America, or just look out at the stars.

The lower level Kilimanjaro family room has 9-foot ceilings with 7-foot French doors opening to a cement patio just 30 feet from the lake. The patio has additional seating, or enjoy the lake-side swing. With a large screen TV with surround sound, the kids can enjoy their own get away. Lots of books on a wide range of topics and a selection of movies will keep everyone entertained. Pictures and souvenirs from Tanzania and other African countries will fascinate you. The couch pulls out to a comfortable queen bed (towels and bedding included - stored in the closet in the Elbrus bedroom).

The 3 lower level bedrooms all have 9-foot ceilings, large windows, and two have lake views.

The Elbrus bedroom has a queen bed with fascinating Russian photos and collectables, as well as antique climbing gear and other items from Europe and the Alps.

The corner Vinson bedroom has a queen bed with rare and unique things from Antarctica and the southern-most tip of South America.

The Kosi bedroom has a double bed with trundle single bed, perfect for another couple or the kids. Cards, games, and kids books are also provided.

The full downstairs bathroom includes a second jetted tub/tiled shower and dual sinks. The laundry/mud room with extra utility sink is a perfect area to clean your fish. (Half bath is upstairs near the Denali great room).

Deck and patio

Be outside for dinner! On the back deck you can use the gas grill to cook, and gas fire ring to help keep you warm, or let the kids roast marshmallows. Table and chairs (cushions are in the storage box on the deck) provided on the deck, as well another set on the downstairs cement patio, just feet from the lake. Closer to the shore, there's even a swing so you can sit, relax, and enjoy the view.

Town and Tourist Sites

Make the 20 minute drive to Idaho Springs to visit the Argo Gold Mine, Mill and Museum; Heritage Visitor Center and Museum; Underhill Museum; and charming shops and delightful local restaurants. Head to Georgetown and ride the Loop Historic Railroad, including Santa at Christmas time and other special events. Drive up Mount Evans, the highest paved road in the U.S., to enjoy the view and (probably) see big horn sheep and Colorado’s only mountain goats. Enjoy other Clear Creek County attractions and activities: mine tours, zip lines, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and more!

More Details

Owner
Marshall and Heather Ulrich
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2017

About Marshall and Heather Ulrich

Marshall is the ultimate endurance athlete. He’s run more than 126 ultramarathons averaging over 125 miles each, completed 12 expedition-length adventure races, and climbed the Seven Summits, including Mount Everest, all on his first attempts. I’m his wife, Heather. I’ve been blessed to join Marshall on the summits of Kilimanjaro and Kosi; and have climbed with him on Aconcagua, Elbrus, the Ecuadorian volcanoes, and the Alps. I’ve also shared his adventures on Everest, Denali, and in southern Chile (as close as I could get to Antarctica); and have supported and participated in numerous other adventures around the world.

While we have traveled the world, we believe that our Everest Lake Lodge is the most beautiful location for a home, or just a visit. We are so happy to share our home, on Lake Quivera at over 10,000 feet near St. Mary’s Glacier in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, with you. We know you’ll love the beautiful lake view surrounded by granite cliffs, the smell of the pines, the quiet and solitude, and all that St. Mary’s/historic Alice mining district, James Peak Wilderness Area, and Clear Creek County - and beyond - have to offer. Please let us know about your experience by signing our guest book, and posting a review on this booking site.

Marshall and Heather Ulrich purchased this house in 2003

Why Marshall and Heather Ulrich chose Front Range Colorado

There is literally nothing in the world to compare to the beauty of the St. Mary's area, especially when you're right on shore of Lake Quivera at just over 10,000 feet. Private lake frontage, with private fishing and majestic mountain views. Fish, paddle, or just relax and soak it all in.

Year round skiing a short hike out the door and outdoor activities abound! Miles of hiking trails on U.S. Forest Service and BLM lands, and only a couple of miles from the national James Peak Wilderness Area.

Yet, only 9 miles to I-70, 11 miles to Idaho Springs, and less than an hour to Denver or ski areas. Enjoy all that the St. Mary's/Alice historic mining area have to offer, plus attractions in Clear Creek County: Mount Evans, Georgetown Loop historic railroad, mine tours, shopping, restaurants, museums, zip lines, whitewater rafting, and more!

What makes this house unique

Private fishing 30 yards from our home, year round skiing a short hike out the door, outdoor activities abound! Yet, only 11 miles to Idaho Springs and less than an hour to Denver or Colorado ski areas. Remote and peaceful, yet accessible.

The Neighborhood

The neighborhood is small but has the conveniences you would expect from city living such as excellent drinking water, Dish TV and satellite (HughesNet) Wi-Fi internet, community sewer (there is a lift pump downstairs, so flush ONLY TP). Saint Mary's is a high altitude mountain community with unparalleled views and ideal spring, summer, and fall daytime temperatures averaging 65 to 75 degrees.

Getting Around (and parking)

Everest Lake Lodge is only 9 miles to I-70, and approximately 11 miles to Idaho Springs where a grocery store, gas stations, and many restaurants, tourist activities, and shops are available. The glacier trail head is only 1/4 mile away. Ample parking is available, including 2 garage spaces (no parking on the road).

Location

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Idaho Springs
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Evergreen Golf Course (public)
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
I-70
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Check out The Silver Lake Lodge
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Year-round 1 mile; Loveland closest commercial
Nearest Beach
Lakefront right out the door!
Car: necessary

Private lake frontage with majestic mountain views right out your door. Fish, paddle, or just relax and soak it all in. Only 10 miles to Idaho Springs and less than an hour to Denver or ski areas, or year-round skiing on the glacier just a mile from the house. Enjoy all that the St. Mary's/Alice historic mining area have to offer, plus attractions in Clear Creek County: Mount Evans, Georgetown Loop historic railroad, mine tours, shopping, restaurants, museums, zip lines, whitewater rafting, and more! Miles of hiking trails on U.S. Forest Service and BLM lands, and only a few miles from the James Peak Wilderness Area.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Aconcagua master ensuite bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , 5 piece bath, 6-foot jetted tub w/heater
    Downstairs full bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Jacuzzi , Double sinks, 2nd jetted tub/tiled shower, hickory cabinets
    Main level half-bath - Toilet , Half-bath w/ pedestal sink & storage cabinet near Denali GR
  • The main level Aconcagua master suite has a 5-piece bath, including a deep, 6-foot, jetted tub with in line heater. Front power room has toilet and pedestal sink. The full downstairs bathroom includes a second jetted tub/tiled shower and dual sinks. The laundry/mud room with extra utility sink is a perfect area to clean your fish.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Aconcagua Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Gas fireplace, deck access, vaulted cielings, ensuite bath.
    Elbrus Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Large bedroom w/ dresser and closet; you'll feel at home
    Vinson Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Lake and mountain vistas from both large windows
    Kosi Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Double w/ single trundle is perfect for a couple or the kids
    Kilimanjaro Family Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Large family room for you or the kids, w/ pull-out Queen bed
    Pack and Play with bassinette - 1 Cot , For babies and toddlers up to 40 pounds. Use at own risk.
  • The main level Aconcagua master suite has vaulted ceilings, king size bed, gas fireplace, and access to the deck through your own 8-foot French doors. The 5-piece bath includes a deep, 6-foot, jetted tub with in line heater. Large walk-in closet and plenty of dresser drawers. Flat screen with Dish satellite TV. The lower level Kilimanjaro family room has 9-foot ceilings with 7-foot French doors opening to a cement patio just 30 feet from the lake. The couch pulls out to a comfortable queen bed. The 3 lower level bedrooms all have 9-foot ceilings, large windows, and two have lake views. The Elbrus bedroom has a queen bed with fascinating Russian photos and collectables, as well as items from Europe and the Alps. The corner Vinson bedroom has a queen bed with rare and unique things from Antarctica and southern-most South America. The Kosi bedroom has a double bed with trundle single bed, perfect for another couple or the kids.Cards, games, and kids books included.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Rooms are themed after the Seven Summits, the highest mountain on each continent. Enjoy photo albums, journals, and unique items from each mountain, country, and region. You can 'travel the world' from our home!

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average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
5

Beautiful and spacious home, well cared for, wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 spent 6 days in this beautiful home and had the pleasure of meeting Marshall during our stay. Definitely 5 star property and owners. Walking distance to St. Mary's Glacier and great lake for fishing. Kitchen and family areas are outstanding in this home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Arlington Heights
5

Just an incredible vacation house and surroundings!!!

  • 5 of 5

Breathtaking views...incredible house...many incedentals provided by the owner in the house for your stay. So much to see and do around the area and within a short drive. We would recommend this property to all our friends and relatives and anyone else interested in an amazing vacation spot!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chappell hill tx
5

Picture perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. We love st Mary's Glacier and staying right on the lake in such a wonderful home made our two weeks just about perfect. Lots.of room for visiting family. Comfortable rooms with places for kids and adults to play games, read, or just look at the surroundings. Wouldn't hesitate for a moment to return to this wonderful place!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home, stunning location, and fantastic hosts

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at Everest Lake Lodge and we are already trying to figure out when we can go back. The house itself is beautiful, impeccably clean, cozy, and has pretty much every convenience you might need. We spent many of our evenings curled up on the couch in the main room (the "Denali" room) reading and enjoying the beautiful views of the lake. The kitchen is very spacious, incredibly well-stocked (every time we thought of something we might need, we would find it in one of the drawers or cabinets), and the large dining table is surrounding by big windows with a view to the lake. Although there were plenty of good restaurants in town, we ate most of our meals in because it was so enjoyable to cook and relax at the house. The Aconcagua bedroom has a super comfortable bed and a beautiful bathroom with a nice big shower. The house is very tastefully decorated and we loved that they are willing to share all sorts of great mementos from Heather and Marshall's travels and Marshall's great adventures with their guests.

The surrounding area is beautiful. The lake is small, quiet, and private, and we had a lovely early morning paddle in the canoe. Our daughter loved exploring around the lake and it would be challenging to find a more beautiful view with the snow-capped mountains framing the lake. You can easily walk to the trailhead for St. Mary's Glacier from the house and avoid having to find a parking spot. It's an easy 15 minute drive down the hill the Idaho Springs where there is a well-stocked Safeway for groceries, lots of choices for restaurants (we really liked Mountain Prime) and among the best ice cream we've ever had (Miner Decadence Chocolate). We had a great experience with Clear Creek Rafting company and did some beautiful hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park. We also visited the Wild Animal Sanctuary which was a pretty easy drive (about 1 hour and 15 minutes) and definitely worth it.

Finally, we have to say something about our gracious hosts. Heather provided us with so much helpful information both before our trip (directions, information about the house, and activities in the area) and when we were checking out. Additionally, most everything in the house is labeled or has instructions to make it as easy for guests as possible. They have clearly thought about the experience from the guests' perspective and are very invested in making sure their guests enjoy themselves. Can't wait for our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Majestic and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This is the most beautiful home and area around Colorado! The owners do an amazing job of hospitality; super clean and well stocked with about anything you'll need. The home is well loved and its history and information provided by the owners is a lot of fun to look at and read about. Truly an amazing experience for anyone.

There is so much to do around St. Marys/Alice; hiking up the glacier, Georgetown Loop, Loch Lomond Lake, Idaho Springs shopping, Mt Evans -drive to the top of the highest paved road in the US, and hiking in general and fishing.

You won't be disappointed with the amazing breath-taking views.

(We stayed here with our 4 children ages 5 to 14 and had plenty of room and things to do. Nobody was ever bored during the week!)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing vacation choice! Breathtaking view of Glacier and lake. Peaceful and serene

  • 5 of 5

Our family travels every year, but this was our best vacation yet because of this home and location. This beautiful home sits on a lovely little lake surrounded by a panoramic mountain view. Everyday we took the little canoe around the lake soaking up the fresh mountain air. Hiking up the Glacier was a highlight of the week, along with sitting on the swing and simply relaxing. The short distance to Mount Evans provided us with a spectacular view of "being on top of the world" while being up close and personal with the mountain goats. The inside of the home met every need and provided room for our family to enjoy each other and yet have privacy. We caught fresh fish one night for dinner, cooked it on the grill, and sat outside on the porch while we ate. The owners were such pleasant people desiring to make our stay perfect. I would recommend this gorgeous place to any family seeking a wonderful vacation in the heart of the Rockies.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Idaho Springs, Colorado

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
SALE fall, 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,057
for 3 nights
From
£284
£2,099
 
 
2018
1 Jan 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,569
for 4 nights
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£341
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£1,493
for 4 nights
From
£322
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £360.1
Property Damage Protection £59.89
Cleaning Fee £144.04
Pet Fee £90.97

We reserve the right to cancel any automatic "on line booking" (which is required by VRBO) based upon our requirements for renters, including minimum age, group size, and strict NO SMOKING and no pot policies.

Flush ONLY toilet paper, as there is a lift pump downstairs and, if it gets clogged, SEWAGE will back up downstairs. Yuck. And, who wants that stink?

Dogs require PRIOR approval; fee is $30/dog/night.

Required insurance is a one-time fee covering accidental damage; refundable reservation deposit covers other possible issues. Cleaning fee is for all stays. Half of rental, insurance, and new VRBO imposed and collected "Service Fee" (we do not get any part of this $ as homeowners) are due upon booking. Second half of rent plus damage deposit, cleaning fee, and any pet fees (if applicable) are due 45 days before check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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