New! Lil' Frying Pan Cabin

Lil' Frying Pan Cabin
$93.29 - $145.57 / night   in Golden  
1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Sleeps 4

"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 horseshoe pit, 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.

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.


Master Loft Bedroom:

-King Size Bed

Second Bedroom:

-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

-Toaster oven

-Hot plate





-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



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



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! N

33440 Coal Creek Canyon Rd Golden, CO 80403
Property Type: Cabin Beds: 3 Accommodates: 4 Check In: : 4pm Bedrooms: 1 Check Out: : 10am Bathrooms: 1.0 Pet Friendly: Yes
BBQ Grill Big Screen TV Carbon Monoxide Detector Coffee Maker DVD Essentials Family Friendly Fireplace Heating Kitchenette Linens Mountain View Pets Considered Private entrance Refrigerator Shampoo Smoke Detector Soap TV Towels
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Reviews - 4.6 stars based on 5 reviews
Lil' Frying Pan Cabin
5/5 stars
We adored our stay at Li’l frying Pan - it was everything we expected and more! It was a perfect spot to get off the grid and spend quiet quality time. The cabin is delightfully decorated and cozy as can be. Do note that the location is in Wondervu which is a winding mountain drive away from both Nederland and Golden; we loved the location as it offered us plenty of opportunity for exploration.
Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019 by Emily, Washington, DC   Report

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.

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Lil' Frying Pan Cabin
5/5 stars
Cabin was clean and welcoming! Very good mountain experience. Great place to live simply
Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019 by Bryan, Cleveland, OH   Report

Hi Bryan, thanks for your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at the cabin! We'll love to host you again.

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Lil' Frying Pan Cabin
5/5 stars
Brian and Lottie provided an exceptional stay at the Little Frying Pan in Wondervu. Their hospitality was outstanding by providing a few drinks and snacks. The place was clean and just as described prior to our arrival. They were upfront and honest about the features of the cabin. They checked in during our stay via phone to make sure our stay was the best it could be. They offered local tips to things to do.
Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019 by Matt, Bixby, OK   Report

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.

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Lil' Frying Pan Cabin
3/5 stars
It was a little pricey with all the fees. It felt like they weren't ready for us. Several things were not as listed.
Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019 by Ron Rebecca,   Report

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.

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Lil' Frying Pan Cabin
5/5 stars
Not many people really enjoy what Colorado has to offer. Being able to relax up in the mountains with fresh air is something that is really taken for granted. Going up to this cabin was awesome. It’s very tastefully decorated and the loft is a very cozy little place. I absolutely loved staying here. Definitely would recommend to anyone who’s looking to get both a small or long term getaway in such a serene place.
Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019 by T, Denver, CO   Report

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?

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