SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS (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.
-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
HIKING TRAILS NEARBY:
-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
* 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 reserve with BabyStay.
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.
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