"The Retreat to the Enchanted Forest" is a spacious, mountain home offering panoramic views South of the City of Denver, as well as, the surrounding foothills. Located on top of Lookout Mountain, in Golden Colorado, this 4 level home offers plenty of space for the guest to stay, but cozy and serine to enjoy the family gathering.
This home is directly adjacent to the APEX Trail system. A 700 acre refuge managed by Jefferson County. Here with over 10 miles of trails you can hike and see the stunning views the foothills have to offer.
You will love the fully-equipped kitchen! Plenty of space to prepare a meal from simple to gourmet. There is a BBQ grill on the back deck.
Relax upstairs in front of the two gas-burning fireplaces or downstairs in the indoor hot tub - perfect for chilly evenings together. The down stairs has a hot tub that holds 4 people, as well as, a ping pong table. Great for family tournaments. Don't forget about the second and third levels that have 3 bedrooms and separate balconies that offer incredible views of Denver.
Don’t want to be inside? Perfect!. Hiking & cycling (road & mountain) – are incredible & easily accessible. Bring your hiking boots! The Enchanted Forest Trail abuts this home's property. 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, turkeys & the occasional red fox. They're beautiful, majestic & look harmless. But it's not advisable to try to pet or feed them.
Historic downtown Golden 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.
Interstate 70 is a 3 minute drive from the Retreat and it offers a short drive to Denver, Evergreen, and Idaho Springs.
Evergreen Lake is nearby & offers a day's worth of activities, in any season. In winter, there's skating, ice fishing, snowshoeing & cross-country skiing. 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, there is the Bluegrass Festival, Jazz Festival, Music at Myers Ranch Concerts, Rodeo & Parade held on Fathers' Day weekend and the Christmas parade of Lights in Golden.
Mount Evans is a short drive away – 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 10 minute way. Besides being a great concert venue, it's gorgeous, & ideal for hiking.
Please know that traveling in Colorado in the months of November through April, you will need a 4 wheel or all wheel drive (AWD) vehicle. Please do not drive to the Retreat at the Enchanted Forest without the proper automobile.
**Ring Doorbell video monitoring of the outside is in use**
** There is a occupied 1 bedroom apartment on property but you will have the main house all to yourselves**
- Queen bed w/ private en suite bathroom
- Queen bed
- Queen bed
- Twin Bed
- Hot Tub
- 2 gas-burning stone fireplaces (Upstairs)
-Internet-enabled TV (Upstairs)
-Antenna or laptop driven wide screen TV (Downstairs)
-Ping pong Table
-Parking for up to 4 cars
-Denver Airport, I-70W – 40 miles 45 minutes drive
-Historic Downtown Golden 12 mins
-Downtown Evergreen 20 mins
-Evergreen Lake – 20 mins
-Zipline & Rafting Tours – 25 mins
-Boettcher Mansion & Buffalo Bill’s Grave – 10 mins
-Idaho Springs (where gold was first discovered in CO) – 20 mins
-Dinosaur Ridge – 15 mins
-Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater – 15 mins
-Bandimere Speedway – 20 mins
-Coors Brewery Tour – 15 mins
-Blackhawk Casinos – 30 mins
-Loveland Ski Area – 40 mins
-Arapahoe Basin – 50 mins
-Breckenridge – 1 hr, 15 mins
-Vail – 1 hr, 20 mins
HIKING TRAILS NEARBY:
- Enchanted Forest Trailhead - 3 min drive or you may enter the trail by the north side of the home
- Magic Mountain Trail - 5 mins walk from the house
- Pay Dirt Trail 15 mins walk from house
- Pic and Ax Trail 30 min hike from home
-Genesee Park (buffalo & elk herds) – 5 mins drive
-Maxwell Falls Lower Trails – 25 mins drive
-Chavez and Beaver Brook Trail Loop – 20 mins
-Lair O’ the Bear Park – 25 mins
-Echo Lake Park – 35 mins
-Mount Falcon Castle Trail – 35 mins
-Staunton State Park – 35 mins
Maximum occupancy: 7 - 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 pets are allowed.
Any unauthorized pets will result in a $250 pet cleaning fee.
We do not allow any parties or events at this home without prior authorization.
No smoking or vaping in the home. If a smoke smell is found a $250 fee will be applied.
Please be mindful of neighbors - noise travels in the mountains.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
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? Use coupon code "ITRIP10" to receive 10% off.
In the event that you must cancel your reservation, please cancel prior to 30 days be