"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, blending simplicity with modern comfort. This cabin has been meticulously updated to honor a reduced ecological footprint.
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 can 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).
Perfect for a small group of friends or family. 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 horseshoe pit, picnic table, and hammock for guest use.
This cabin sleeps four comfortably. 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.
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
-2 inflatable kayaks (they're really cool! - super durable and easy to transport), paddles, lifejackets
-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:
Boulder Jewish Festival (June 2)
Hanuman Yoga Festival (June 13-16)
International Festival (June 14-16)
Boulder International Fringe Festival (Aug 14-25)
Bands on the Bricks (Wednesdays June 5-Aug 7)
Pearl Street Arts Fest (July 20-21)
Boulder Craft Beer Fest (Aug 24)
Hometown Festival (Aug 31-Sept 2)
Pearl Street Stampedes (Aug 29, Sept 6 & 13, Oct 4 & 24, Nov 8 & 22)
Fall Fest (Sept 13-15)
Zee Jaipur Literature Festival (Sept 21-22)
CU Family Weekend (Oct 4-6)
Munchkin Masquerade (Oct 31)
CU Homecoming (Nov 9)
Switch on the Holidays (Nov 24)
Freezie Fest (Dec 14)
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
* 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 when you bo