King of the Mountain

King of the Mountain Base Camp. Hot Tub. Large Deck.

5 BR
2.5 Baths
Sleeps 10


(upstairs has 2 bedrooms w/ a shared en suite bath)

Master Bedroom: Queen bed, upper deck access

Second Bedroom: Queen bed PLUS trundle bed with 2 twins

(downstairs has 2 bedrooms that share a full bath)

Third Bedroom: Queen bed, TV

Fourth Bedroom: 2 Twin beds

Upper loft: Trundle with 2 twin beds.



-Mountain views

-Hot tub

-Fully stocked kitchen

-Gas fireplace in family room

-Fresh linens & towels provided

-Shampoo, conditioner, shower gel provided

-Small coffee station provided (standard coffee pot)

-Free parking on premises

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Welcome to our spacious, yet oh-so-cozy, mountain home, affectionally named “King of the Mountain Base Camp." Enjoy stunning views of Arapaho National Forest while listening to the babbling waters of Chicago Creek. You'll feel tucked away in the mountains while having easy access to downtown Idaho Springs, which is a mere 4-minute drive from the home. The main floor offers an open concept, eat-in kitchen perfect for enjoying meals with family and friends. The kitchen is exceptionally well-stocked (Cuisinart coffee maker, 4-slice toaster, microwave, blender, and a crockpot to boot!). After meals, spill into the living room to read a book, play a game, or watch a movie or sporting event on the TV. There are two bedrooms with a shared full bath upstairs. And, there are two bedrooms with a shared full bath downstairs. This home's floor plan is perfect for larger families, multi-families, wedding parties, and small company/corporate retreats.

Don’t want to be inside? Perfect! The private wraparound deck offers an outdoor living space for drinking your morning coffee, enjoying mealtime outside, or enjoying a glass of wine or local craft beer after a full day of exploring. Imagine sitting in one of the Adirondack chairs, eyes closed, breathing in the fresh mountain air, and listening to the birds.

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, and specialty shops is a 5-minute drive from the home. Idaho Springs is a small town with big personality, including mine tours, rafting trips, zip lining, hiking, Indian Hot Springs, family parks and more…

Although this home is located on a county-maintained road, it is very steep. From June through August, a front-wheel drive car is enough; however from November to May it is REQUIRED to be traveling in a vehicle that provides either AWD or 4 wheel drive capabilities.

Did you see the list of attractions and things to do nearby (see below)? You will absolutely love it here!



-Denver Airport, Via I-76W: 62 miles

-Historic Downtown Idaho Springs: 4 mins

-Blackstone Rivers Ranch: 5 mins

-Argo Gold Mill and Tunnel: 6 mins

-Indian Hot Springs: 7 mins

-Tommyknocker Brewery: 4 mins

-Westbound & Down Brewery: 5 mins

-Beau Jo's Colorado Style Pizza: 5 mins (hearty mountain pies with homemade crust; PRO TIP: dip your extra crust in local honey - Mmmmm!)

-AVA Rafting & Zipline: 2 mins

-Clear Creek Rafting Co: 9 mins

-Georgetown & Loop Railroad: 18 mins

-Guenella Pass (Georgetown side): 18 mins

-St. Mary’s Glacier: 26 mins

-Blackhawk Casinos: 24 mins

-Boettcher Mansion & Buffalo Bill’s Grave: 27 mins

-Dinosaur Ridge: 25 mins

-Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre: 26 mins

-Bandimere Speedway: 30 mins

-Coors Brewery Tour: 35 mins

-Loveland Ski Area: 28 mins

-Arapahoe Basin: 39 mins

-Winter Park: 48 mins

-Breckenridge: 57 mins

-Vail: 1 hr, 7 mins



-Charlie Taylor Water Wheel & Bridal Veil Falls (Stagecoach Trailhead): 4 mins

-Doghead Rail Bridge: 10 mins

-Genesee Park (buffalo & elk herds): 19 mins

-Saddleback Mountain: 19 mins

-Chief Mountain Trail: 33 mins

-Mt. Evans (a 14’er!) & Summit Lake Park: 57 mins (and well worth the drive)


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.


Maximum occupancy: 10 - 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.

Pet Friendly: You must state that you are bringing and pet and obtain approval before hand.

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


We follow a strict cancellation policy on all websites.

If 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.

706 Skyline Dr Idaho Springs, CO 80452

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom #1 King
Bedroom #2 Queen, Twin (2)
Bedroom #3 Queen
Bedroom #4 Queen
Top Floor Playroom Sofa Twin

Property Rules

Check In: After 4pm
Check Out: Before 10am
Smoking: Not Allowed


BBQ Grill
Back Yard
Big Screen TV
Black Hawk
Blackstone Rivers Ranch
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Clothes Dryer
Coffee Maker
Eldora Ski Mountain
Enhanced Cleaning
Family Friendly
Full Kitchen
Gas Heat
Grays Peak
Hair Dryer
Hiking Trails
Hot Tub
Ice Maker
Idaho Springs
Internet Access
Iron and Board
Large Back Yard
Loveland ski mountain
Mount Evens
Mountain View
North Star Gatherings
Panoramic Mountain Views
Partial Mountain View
Pets Considered
Private Entrance
Private Hot Tub
Private deck
Private entrance
Red Rocks
Ring Door Bell video monitoring
Self Check-In
Smoke Detector
St. Mary's Glacier
Torreys Peak
Washing Machine
fly fishing
white water rafting
Hot Water
carbon monoxide detector
fire extinguisher
first aid kit
smoke detector
Local Government Office
Point Of Interest




Family Fun
5/5 stars
The house is fabulous and wonderful for families to hang together. We loved using the hot tub, the patio with the out door sofa and table was well used. The kitchen/dining table was perfect for a large gathering for meals and playing games. The only problem I saw was...we weren't there long enough!
- Kelly
Family get toy
5/5 stars
The house was great for a party of 8. There are 4 bedrooms and plenty of bathrooms. The kitchen and living area are wonderful for hanging out together. We had a fantastic time.
- Rhonda
Mountain Mama Llama
3/5 stars
Things to work on. 1. Trundle bed lower pull out wasn't a bed it was the box spring for the bed above. If a mattress for the box spring was around we didn't find it. (But also didn't look super hard for it). 2. Main floor bathroom lights didn't work. 3. Hot tub was extremely dirty. Hot tub cover is falling apart which you guys must know about because it's jimmy rigged to stay in place. Stepping stones closest to the deck aren't secure and nowhere near level. (This is all coming from a group of sub 40yr old males. A bunch of elderly mountain mama's would probably have a few extra words on the matter. Possibly a law suit with those stepping stones. Takeaway: $1700 for two nights seems out of touch for the place we saw. Really not worth it for a dirt hot tub which seems to be a well advertised perk from you guys. We'll likely look for something new in the future.
- Chris
5/5 stars
This Cabin is wonderful and full of cool spaces! WE loved the wrap around deck, the hot tub, all the space to love and converse with family! We were here for a wedding at Blackstone River Ranch and we had so many friends and family in many cabins around. We loved Idaho Springs, made so many memories, floated the river, had amazing star watching nights and so much more! Thank you for the wonderful place!
Nice house near Idaho Springs
5/5 stars
The house was very clean, kitchen big and appliances very nice. Would have enjoyed better views, but did appreciate the nice outdoor furniture.
- Joyce
Mountain Mamas
5/5 stars
Wonderful place, close to everything and all the attractions. Clean and the hosts were so commutative and wonderful. Would for sure stay there again
- Dodi
Very Adventurous!! Very Clean!!
5/5 stars
Mountain Mama's House worked great for us. It offered all of the amenities, was very clean and was represented well! The location worked great for outdoor adventures, morning walks and was even within walking distance of down town Idaho Springs. It was a great value and all of the guests were extremely satisfied. Thanks again, - Dustin
- Dustin
Perfect Mountain Getaway!
5/5 stars
We had the best time during our recent trip and would absolutely recommend and visit again! The house had tons of room for our kids to explore inside and out. It was peaceful and quiet, but a quick drive into town and to I70 for traveling a little further out. It was very clean and ready for our arrival with a handwritten note and a guides and brochures for the local area. We also got a follow up call to make sure everything was going well. As mentioned in a previous review, there was good internet service so it's a great place to getaway for those doing remote work/school who need a change of scenery. Thanks for a wonderful time!
- Angela
Mountain Mama's House
5/5 stars
Nice setting; clean; good beds, nicely equipped and home spun warmth. Bryan was very accommodating & I had no issues hearing back w/my questions & inquiries. Thank you again!
- Diane
Great Place!
5/5 stars
This house was amazing. It gave us a lot of space to spread out! The area was very pretty.
- Erin
Stay at MT Mama's
5/5 stars
We stayed for a few days at theMt Mama House for our daughters wedding. We had a great time at the house, everything worked well house was clean, and location was perfect. Close enough to town but still quiet enough to enjoy the mountains. We hope to come back again sometime and would definitely stay here again. Thanks to Bryan and his staff for making our stay very comfortable. Wade and family.
- Wade
Mountain Mama
5/5 stars
My family recently rented the Mountain Mama and had a fantastic time. The house is great, with plenty of room both inside and out. The deck was great for having coffee in the morning and cocktails in the evening.
- Dan

Hi Dan, thanks for staying at Mountain Mama's House. We are thrilled you enjoyed the space. We agree - the wrap around deck is pretty awesome. We'd love to host you again sometime. Take care.

- Manager Response
Great mountain getaway for Thanksgiving
5/5 stars
Spent Thanksgiving here with family of 9 (6 adults, 2 children, 1 infant). Easy drive from Denver, but enough to still feel like a Getaway. Luckily, since we live in Denver we could bring pack n play and high chair for baby. Host did drop off a stroller for our use and a brand new turkey roasting pan which was very kind! Nice cozy place with just what we needed. Gas fireplace kept living room very warm and cozy! Play room was nice touch for kids. Lots of stairs in home and icey road & driveway but to be expected in the mountains! Pretty views from windows. Really enjoyed our time.
- Molly

Hi Molly, thanks for your great review! We are thrilled you enjoyed the home. Come back soon! The view out the windows is beautiful in all seasons. ; )

- Manager Response
Cozy, family friendly
5/5 stars
Our whole family was privileged to stay at Mountain Mama's House, and we loved our visit! The house was clean, beds were comfy, and instructions for coming and going were clear and simple. Bryan and Lottie were quick to respond to a question we had about the fireplace. They also had provided a snow shovel since we had arrived just in time for the first snowfall of the season! Great place for families!!
- Diane

Hi Diane, thanks for your kind review. We are thrilled you enjoyed Mountain Mama's House for your family, gathering by the fireplace during 2019's first snowfall. We'd love to host you again in the future. : )

- Manager Response
Mountain Mama
5/5 stars
This house was the perfect spot for our long weekend away. We had a two day conference in Denver, which was a short and beautiful 35 minute drive through the mountains. The rest of our trip was spent seeing golden aspen, hiking, and eating in town. Echo Lake and the Chicago Lakes trail were 15 minutes up Mt. Evans road, and good restaurants were 5 minutes the other direction - really the perfect location for us. The house was comfortable and homey, with a fully stocked kitchen for the dinner and breakfast we made there. The wrap around deck had lots of sunshine, and beautiful views of the hillside with the morning sun on it. Perfect for my first cup of coffee viewing. This house would be great for a two-family get away, as there are two bedrooms upstairs with a full bath, two bedrooms downstairs with a full bath, and lots of hang out room in the floor in between for privacy times and coming together times. Lottie was great as a hostess, answering my questions ahead of time, including hiking and restaurant recommendations.
- Patti

Hi Patti and Kevin, thanks for your lovely review. We hope you had the most amazing time celebrating your anniversary! We would be honored to host you again in the future.

- Manager Response
Mountain Mama’s House
5/5 stars
We had a great stay at Mountain Mama’s house. The home was clean, well kept, and only 5 minutes from our nephew’s wedding venue. We enjoyed sitting out on the wrap around deck. The huge kitchen was well equipped and was another great gathering place. Lottie and Bryan were great to work with and gave us several suggestions for sites to see in our free time. We recommend it and would stay there again.
- Beth

Hi Beth, thanks for your review! We are thrilled you enjoyed Mountain Mama's House. We agree that the huge kitchen and wrap around deck are wonderful to have, especially for larger groups. We hope you will consider staying with us again. Until next time!

- Manager Response
Perfect Mountain Getaway
5/5 stars
We really enjoyed out stay at Mountain Mama's House; it is close to town but not "too" close, it is surrounded by rustic views and abundant nature but has modern amenities and a big, spacious kitchen that was fun to gather and cook in! Lottie was a gracious, responsive host and we plan to return to this property. It's exactly what you're looking for when you say "we want to have a little mountain getaway".
- Robert

Hi Bobby, thanks for staying at Mountain Mama's House. We appreciate you treating the home with respect and for reaching out when you needed us. We hope you will consider staying with us again when you have friends flying in from other parts of the country. We hope you have many fond memories from your visit.

- Manager Response
Felt Like I was on My Own
3/5 stars
Although I received very efficient email reminders regarding VRBO payment, I received very little info from your property management company other than an initial text from Lottie. Calls and texts to the office went unanswered as our dates neared and we had no idea of check-in times or procedures. Finally I called to the office and was able to talk with Bryan, who was of help. Similarly, we received no reply after responding to an itrip text while we were at the property and had questions about garbage handling and checkout procedures. Thankfully we found a 3 ring binder (almost by accident) on a corner table of the family room area and that had instructions. Property was in an excellent location for outdoor activities. For the most part, the property was well equipped. We were quite surprised to learn it had no A/C and found that opening windows with screens did finally cool the bedrooms down to sleeping temperatures. Would have been nice to have a window box fan to encourage that air turnover. There was a mix of furniture quality, particularly in the bedrooms where some were quite nice and some had the shabby quality of college dorm furniture. Two of the 4 bedrooms were in a basement level and had that cellar feel. If we came to the area again, we would likely be looking for other nearby properties.
- Michael

Hi Michael, thanks for your review. We are sorry to hear that this was your experience as we strive to provide 5-star accommodations and hospitality to all our guests. Upon review of our guest correspondence log, we do not see any replies from you after we reached out accommodating your request for early checkin and subsequent follow-up to see if you had any questions or needed anything related to your stay. We are glad you found the guestbook with house rules, area recommendations and our contact info, which is always right inside the door on the kitchen counter upon arrival. As stated in the listing, the home does not have A/C. Most mountain homes do not, especially since you are at an elevation of 7500+ above sea level in that area. The advantage of the two bedrooms that are located below ground level is that they are inherently cooler than the bedrooms on the third floor. There are also ceiling fans in those rooms. Many of our guests enjoy the mountain breezes that can be felt when opening the windows throughout the home. You are correct - the home is in a wonderful location for accessing all the area has to offer including the mountains (Mt Evans & St. Mary's Glacier), downtown Idaho Springs, and many other charming mountain towns located along I-70.

- Manager Response
Fee Fo Review
5/5 stars
Clean, well maintained house in a great location. Easy drive to Mount Evans, Red Rocks Amphitheater and Rocky Mountain National Park. Large balcony to relax in the evenings. We will stay there again if we go back to that area.
- David

Hi David, thanks for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed Mountain Mama's House. We agree - the location is awesome, and the wrap around deck creates an outdoor living space that is super relaxing. We would love to host you again in the future.

- Manager Response
Mamma’s house stay was relaxing
5/5 stars
We had a wonderful four days here following a hectic wedding weekend. We had two different families and the house had lots of room. Bryan and Lottie were very accommodating and allowed us early entry. The house has everything you might need and was so close to the nearby attractions. We all enjoyed our stay here.
- Christine

Thanks for your review. We are glad this home met the needs of your families, including the spacious floor plan and the respite of its location. The chalk art in the driveway spoke to the memories we hope were plentiful while staying at Mountain Mama's House. Thanks for being respectful of the home - you left it in great shape. We'd love to host you again in the future.

- Manager Response
Stay at Mountain Mama's House
5/5 stars
We really liked our stay at Mountain Mama's House. It was clean, close to town, and with everything we needed to cook, enjoy a BBQ, and have a pleasant stay. The hosts were really helpful and always available to answer any question. Thank you!
- Jaime

Hi Jaime, thanks for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Mountain Mama's House. Agreed - it is such a great location for launching off for all kinds of outdoor activities like white water rafting. We hope it was amazing!

- Manager Response
Fee Fo Review
5/5 stars
I loved my stay at this beautiful home. It was spacious and very homey. The appliances were modern and the beds were comfy. It is close to the highway but you do not hear it at all. The town is very cute and it truly gives you a secluded mountain feel while being close to so many things!
- Sara

We are so glad that you loved Mountain Mama's House. We spent a lot of time making sure the home is set up for families to relax and reconnect. You're feedback is so valuable - thank you! We hope we'll have the pleasure of hosting your family again in the future.

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