“Owl's Nest” is the perfect place to perch while enjoying all historic Idaho Springs and its nearby attractions have to offer. This rental has been lovingly updated in a classic, cozy-chic style! Large Master Suite with jetted bath tub, custom bunk beds, kitchenette and second bathroom.
As a recent guest wrote in her review, "Walk up the flight of stair in this Victorian house and you feel like you've walked into a curated shop. Everything from the pillows, to the wallpaper, to the art work is boutique - making the price point on this rental hard to beat."
Built in 1905, this beautiful, lovingly updated rental is the private upstairs of a converted Victorian home. The Owls Nest is up one flight of internal stairs. Parking is free on the street in front of our home. (Main-level “Bonanza” has a separate alley-side entrance. Contact us if you would like to inquire about "Bonanza" accommodations (sleeps 4 as well) and availability.)
This home is located in Idaho Springs, where gold was first discovered in CO in 1859. Downtown retains much of its old, wild west charm, honoring its rich mining heritage with carefully preserved museums and historic sites, including Argo Gold Mine and Mill. Miner Street, lined with fabulous local restaurants / breweries, locally-owned boutiques. This home is located a block away from the Miner Street! Idaho Springs is a small town with big personality, including mine tours, rafting trips, zip lining, hiking, Indian Hot Springs, family parks and more…
Did you see the list of attractions and things to do nearby (see below)? You will absolutely love it here!
SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS (Sleeps 4):
Master Suite: Comfy king bed & jacuzzi tub
Custom Bunk Beds: Comfy twin bunk beds
-Mountain & waterfall view
-Linens and towels provided
-Free parking on street
-Walking distance to local restaurants & shops
-Denver Airport, Via I-76W – 57 miles
-Historic Downtown Idaho Springs – you are here!
-Argo Gold Mill and Tunnel – 10 mins (walking)
-Phoenix Gold Mine – 8 mins
-Indian Hot Springs – 2 mins
-Tommyknocker Brewery – 4 mins (walking)
-Westbound & Down Brewery – 4 mins (walking)
-Zipline & Aerial Adventure – <8 mins
-Rafting – <8 mins
-Mount Evans Trout Fishing – 8 mins
-Georgetown & Loop Railroad – 15 mins
-Guenella Pass (Georgetown side) – 15 mins
-St. Mary’s Glacier – 25 mins
-Echo Lake Park – 23 mins
-Blackhawk Casinos – 20 mins
-Boettcher Mansion & Buffalo Bill’s Grave – 25 mins
-Dinosaur Ridge – 20 minutes
-Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre – 20 minutes
-Bandimere Speedway – 25 minutes
-Coors Brewery Tour – 30 minutes
-Loveland Ski Area – 25 mins
-Winter Park – 40 mins
-Arapahoe Basin – 40 mins
-Breckenridge – 1 hr
-Vail – 1 hr, 10 mins
HIKING TRAILS NEARBY:
-Charlie Tayler Water Wheel & Bridal Veil Falls (Stagecoach Trailhead) – 3 mins
-Doghead Rail Bridge – 8 mins
-Genesee Park (buffalo & elk herds) – 15 mins
-Saddleback Mountain – 17 mins
-Chief Mountain Trail – 30 mins
-Mt. Evans (a 14’er!) & Summit Lake Park – 45 minutes (and worth the drive)
There are some 3-hr free street parking spots available on Colorado Blvd in front of the home, on the church side of the street. They do not ticket from 7 pm to 8 am.
You may also obtain a temporary parking permit for "residential parking" located on the same side of the street the front of the Victorian home. We will send you the email address for the permit with your checkin instructions.
There is also paid parking available in the city’s public parking lots. Free overnight.
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 Insurance is recommended, especially when traveling in the winter in CO.
Hi Sunnee, thanks for your review. We're so happy to hear that you loved Owl's Nest for your weekend away. We hope you will consider staying with us again in the future. Kindest regards.
Hi Jodi, thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the comfort, charm, and location of Owl's Nest. You're welcome back anytime!
Hi Louise, thanks for staying at Owls Nest. We hope you have wonderful memories from your stay in Idaho Springs. We appreciate the review. Thank you for stripping the beds. We ask our guests to do so in an effort to be eco-friendly. That way we are only laundering beds that have actually been used. Owl's Nest accommodates 4 guests, but we often host 2 in this home, leaving the bunks untouched. Again, we appreciate your efforts. Thank you.
Hi Julie, thanks for your feedback as we always strive to provide excellent accommodations and hospitality. We are glad you enjoyed Owls Nest and would welcome you back in the future.
Hi Barbara, thanks for your review. We are thrilled that you and your husband enjoyed Owls Nest. We would love to host you again in the future.
Hi Kathleen, we are so glad that you enjoyed Owls Nest as your launchpad in Idaho Springs for the wedding, hiking, and enjoying Miner's Street. It is definitely a blessing when you can go on vacation and sleep well in a comfy bed - glad that was the case for you. We would welcome you again for sure.
Thanks for the review, Alana! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in one our favorite little rentals. You're right - it's the attention to details and vintage touches that makes this such a comfortable cutie. : )
We are glad you had a great time!
Hi Lucy! Thanks for staying at Owls Nest! We are so glad you enjoyed this quaint home, cooking with your mom in the little kitchen, and exploring Idaho Springs. We'd love to host you again sometime. : )
We are so glad you enjoyed Owls Nest and some of our local favorites in Idaho Springs. You're such a sweet couple - we hope you'll consider staying with us again in the future!
Lauren, we are so glad you and your husband enjoyed Owls Nest for your CO getaway. Maybe come back in another season? We'd love to host you. : )
Hi Kristen! We are so glad you enjoyed Owls Nest, the slopes, and one of the coolest towns in American, in our opinion. ; ) We look forward to hosting you again! Let us know if you want recommendations for your summer adventures!
Thanks for staying at Owls Nest! We just got a fresh new snowfall - perfect day for skiing Loveland! We would love to host you again. Lots of great summer adventures in/near Idaho Springs as well. ; )