"Lil' Frying Pan Cabin" is a cozy, rustic tiny home in beautiful Wondervu, CO (near Nederland). This nearly 100-yr-old, pint-sized cabin has been lovingly restored with simplicity in mind. This cabin has been meticulously updated to honor a reduced ecological footprint. This cabin is the epitome of "glamper" - a form of camping with accommodation and facilities more luscious than those associated with traditional camping.
The cabin is decorated with quirkiness that you will fall in love with as soon as you step foot inside. The home has new windows and skylights, basking the home in wonderful natural light! The original roof was papered - now it is a beautiful copper. The loft bedroom is wrapped in local CO beetle kill pine - and, it's gorgeous! After a day of adventuring, sit back and relax on the leather couch while warming your toes by the fireplace. Linking you to a simpler time, you can use the top of the fireplace to cook your dinner.
The fireplace is one of the cooking options you have in this tiny home: fireplace, small toaster oven, hot plate, microwave, or outside grill. Cooking on the wood stove reminds us of staying at Grandma's - bring the kids, they'll love it! There is no modern oven/stove. Nor will you find a dishwasher or washer/dryer.
"Lil' Frying Pan Cabin" has modern plumbing with warm water, a comfortable shower, and flushable toilet (the original outhouse is for storage). Water, however, is limited (via a cistern) and we ask our guests to be very mindful of usage, including taking limited and brief 3-4 minute showers. We also ask that our guests be mindful of electric power usage, making sure to turn lights and baseboard heaters off when not needed and/or leaving the cabin. There is a refrigerator and a TV with a DVD player and available movies (no cable). It's your chance to unplug and reconnect with nature and your loved ones (if you chose to bring them).
While the intention of this cabin is to offer a place for you to unplug, we have added internet. It may be used to search nearby adventures, etc., but please do not stream movies or video.
This home is one of four cabins... so while remote, you're not completely off the grid. It is also easy to assess off SH-74. The home is located approximately 45 minutes drive from the downtown Denver (30 minutes from downtown Golden / 30 minutes from downtown Boulder).
The home’s location is perfect for adventure enthusiasts and quiet escapists alike. There is easy access to hiking and biking trails (don't forget to pack your boots and bike(s)!), family-friendly open space, skiing at Eldora or paddling at Gross Reservoir. There is a picnic table and hammock for guest use.
Perfect for friends or family. This cabin sleeps four. There is a king size bed in the loft and twin bunk beds in a separate bedroom downstairs.
This home is professionally cleaned using natural, eco-friendly cleaning products between each guest stay.
Staying in Wintertime? 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.
INTERESTING FACTs: Wondervu is a settlement that was developed in the late 1920s-1930s by the Denver lawyer Otto Friedrichs as a vacation community for the working class. Population of Wondervu is approximately 2600 people. Elevation is 8632 above sea level.
SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS (Sleeps 4):
Master Loft Bedroom:
-King Size Bed
-Twin Bunk Beds
-Wood-burning fireplace (we provide one Duraflame log for safest use)
-Gas BBQ grill
-TV with DVD player and movies (no cable)
-Linens and towels provided
-On-site parking for two vehicles
-Small, standard coffee maker
-Cookware, dishes & utensils
PROPERTY DISTANCE TO:
-Denver Airport, Via I-76W: 55 miles
-Boulder Airport: 24 miles
-Eldorado Canyon State Park: 12 mins
-Gross Reservoir: 7 miles / 22 mins
-Eldora Mountain Resort & Ski: 15 miles / 27 mins
-Nederland: 20 mins
-Chautauqua Park: 30 mins
-Coors Brewery Tour (downtown Golden): 30 mins
-Flatirons: 35 mins
-University of Colorado at Boulder: 34 mins
-Pearl Street Mall: 37 mins
2019 HAPPENINGS IN GOLDEN:
Farmer's Market (Saturdays June 1-Oct 5)
Golden 4th of July Celebration
Buffalo Bill Days (July 25-28)
Movies & Music in the Park (Fridays in Aug)
29th Annual Golden Fine Arts Festival (Aug 17-18)
Colorado Classic Stage 3 Bike Race (Aug 18)
Olde Golden Christmas
2019 HAPPENINGS IN BOULDER:
Munchkin Masquerade (Oct 31)
CU Homecoming (Nov 9)
Switch on the Holidays (Nov 24)
Freezie Fest (Dec 14)
2019 HAPPENINGS IN NEDERLAND:
Frozen Dead Guy Days: (Mar 2020) Known as one of the most unique and quirky festivals in the country - google it!
Maximum occupancy: 4 - children must be counted in the max. occupancy unless they are under two (2) & are sleeping in a portable crib* (not provided).
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
In the event that you must cancel your reservation, please be aware that cancellations must occur at least 30 days prior to arrival date. If cancellation occurs 30 days or more prior to arrival date all monies will be refunded with the exception of a $100 administrative fee. GUESTS THAT DO NOT CANCEL WITHIN THE 30-DAY TIME FRAME WILL BE CHARGED THE FULL AMOUNT. Travel Insuranc
Hi Alexis, we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed Lil' Frying Pan Cabin! Sounds like you explored some of the beautiful areas and quirky mountain towns - so awesome! Thanks for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review. Come back soon!
Hi Emily, we are thrilled you enjoyed Lil' Frying Pan. We loved hearing about your adventures and the photos you sent - just awesome. If you are looking to get away again in the future, we'd love to provide your respite.
Hi Bryan, thanks for your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at the cabin! We'll love to host you again.
Matt was the perfect guest at Lil' Frying Pan cabin. Respectful of the home and our house rules. Easy to communicate with. Just wonderful. Welcome back anytime.
This little glamper cabin is the perfect getaway for those looking to unplug and reconnect with family, friends, and nature. With its design and commitment to a low ecological footprint, it may not be for everyone. We request guests conserve water and electricity to help the environment, but also because third party services in the small mountain town are not instant like many of us are used to. When we were informed the kayaks were moved at 8 pm, we were quick to respond, within the hour, as we know that our guests enjoy paddling at Gross Reservoir. While there is internet and the ability to watch a movie on the TV, some of our favorite things to do are lay in the hammock, play horseshoes, sit in the rocking chairs looking toward the Continental Divide, and end the day playing a game (Connect 4, Memory, Monopoly, Catch Phrase, or a hand of cards) from the cabinet in the bunk room.
Thanks for your review. Isn't that the truth... we all have a tendency to take the simple things like fresh air for granted. The loft is like being in a really comfy, cozy treehouse, no?