"Fir View" is a spacious, mountain home offering panoramic views of iconic, majestic Colorado mountains from the octagonal picture windows. The home is located on a scenic drive that goes to Echo Lake and Mr. Evans Scenic Byway. This is a pretty quiet neighborhood, w/ only 4 houses on the street.
You will love our fully-equipped kitchen! Plenty of space to prepare a meal from simple to gourmet. There is a BBQ grill on the upper deck. And, there are a number of cookbooks in the library downstairs for inspiration.
Relax upstairs in front of the wood-burning fireplace or downstairs in front of the gas fireplace (on a thermostat) - perfect for chilly evenings together. The 55" TV in the downstairs family room includes Netflix for curling up to watch a movie. Enjoy our massage chair, play the piano, or go unplugged w/ available boards games…
Don’t want to be inside? Perfect! There are upper & lower decks, offering optimal outdoor living spaces. Hiking & cycling (road & mountain) – are incredible & easily accessible. Bring your hiking boots & bike(s)! It is a wonderful place to take a walk in the morning or at dusk, when you are most likely to run into our most populous neighbors - the elk, deer, & the occasional red fox. They're beautiful, majestic & look harmless. But it's not advisable to try to pet or feed them.
This home is professionally cleaned before/after each guest stay.
Charming, historic “downtown” Evergreen is a quick drive from the house. Settled in 1859, it retains much of its old west charm. Dining options are a plenty as well as wonderful & unique shopping, music, galleries, & nightlife.
Just down the road is the picturesque Elk Meadow Park, aptly named b/c if you're there early in the morning or at dusk, you'll likely see elk leisurely grazing. Go for a beautiful hike through the park, or up the mountain to Bergen Peak, a moderately challenging climb.
Evergreen Lake is nearby & offers a day's worth of activities, in any season. In winter, there's skating, ice fishing, & cross-country skiing. The lake was voted one of the “top 10 most beautiful skating rinks in the world" by CNN. If you visit over New Year's, celebrate by roasting marshmallows by firelight, gazing at ice thrones, & watching the falling ice star & fantastic firework display at midnight. In summer, enjoy fishing, sailing, stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing & more... Rent boats, kayaks, or paddle boards at the lake (or paddle boards at Big R). There's also a music festival, w/ free music on Wed. nights.
Depending on when you visit, we've got the Bluegrass Festival, Jazz Festival, Music at Myers Ranch Concerts, Rodeo & Parade held on Fathers' Day weekend, wonderful local theatre, ziplining in Conifer (the longest zipline in CO!)...and NOW - THREE wonderful craft breweries, right in Evergreen - Evergreen Brewery, Lariat Lodge, & El Rancho!
Mount Evans is a short drive away – visible from the house! Hike a 14-er (or drive up North America's highest paved road!), rock climb, ice climb, or just enjoy the alpine beauty.
Red Rocks Amphitheater is 20-mins away down "the canyon road". Besides being a great concert venue, it's stupendously gorgeous, & ideal for hiking.
- Queen bed w/ private en suite bathroom & soaker tub (TV & mountain view)
- Queen bed
- Queen bed
- Twin trundle bed
-Panoramic mountain views!
-Wood-burning fireplace (upstairs)
-Gas fireplace (downstairs)
-Internet-enabled TVs (2)
-Game table w/ board games
-Parking for up to 4 cars
-Denver Airport, I-70W – 53 miles
-Hiwan Heritage Park – 10 mins
-Historic Downtown Evergreen – 10 mins
-The Evergreen Gallery (>90 talented CO artists) – 10 mins
-Evergreen Lake – 15 mins
-Zipline & Rafting Tours – 25 mins
-Boettcher Mansion & Buffalo Bill’s Grave – 25 mins
-Idaho Springs (where gold was first discovered in CO) – 25 mins
-Dinosaur Ridge – 20 mins
-Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater – 20 mins
-Bandimere Speedway – 25 mins
-Coors Brewery Tour – 30 mins
-Blackhawk Casinos – 35 mins
-Loveland Ski Area – 45 mins
-Arapahoe Basin – 1 hr
-Breckenridge – 1 hr, 20 mins
-Vail – 1 hr, 30 mins
HIKING TRAILS NEARBY:
-Elk Meadow Park – 3 mins
-Bergen Peak – 7 mins
-Alderfer/Three Sisters Park – 15 mins
-Genesee Park (buffalo & elk herds) – 15 mins
-Maxwell Falls Lower Trails – 20 mins
-Chavez and Beaver Brook Trail Loop – 20 mins
-Lair O’ the Bear Park – 20 mins
-Echo Lake Park – 30 mins
-Mount Falcon Castle Trail – 30 mins
-Staunton State Park – 30 mins
While the property is on a School Bus Route / County-maintained and plowed roadway, during the winter months it may be advisable to have a 4WD vehicle.
Maximum occupancy: 8 - children must be counted in the max. occupancy unless they are under two (2) & are sleeping in a portable crib* (not provided). Our permit allows for a max of 4 cars to park in the driveway. Tenant stated on Agreement/Booking must be at least twenty-five (25) years-old and acknowledges that they will occupy the Property during the entire tenancy.
No smoking in the home. / No pets. / No parties or events without prior written approval.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
* Traveling with young children? Ask us about BabyStay Rentals, our partner who can set up the home with the basics you may need like a crib, high chair, stroller, and even toys! Need a car seat? BabyStay can meet you at the airport. Use coupon code "ITRIP10" to receive 10% off.
Becky, thanks for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed Fir View. The views this time of year really are breathtaking with the lush green trees and the snowcapped mountains in the backyard. Glad you got to experience the beauty of Evergreen with your family, celebrating the joys of a wedding. Thanks for communicating so well with us - it sure makes our job easier... and, frankly, enjoyable. Connecting with people, even for but a brief moment in time, is what we strive for. : )
Awh....we are so glad that the home put you in such a great mood every single day - that is such a heartwarming comment! Thanks for taking such good care of the home. It was our pleasure to host you at Fir View, and we would welcome you back anytime! The panoramic views are truly amazing in all seasons! And, the mule deer have become regulars in the side yard. : )
Perfect guest - welcome back anytime!
Tom was a gracious guest and we welcome him back anytime! He was our first guest to experience the home and it’s amazing views as a rental and we are so glad it met its promise.