Mountain Mama's House

$384.66 - $456.24 / night   in Idaho Springs  
4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms Sleeps 8
Sleeping Arrangements
Bedroom #1   Queen  
Bedroom #2   Queen   Twin (2)  
Bedroom #3   Queen  
Bedroom #4   Twin (2)  

Welcome to our spacious, yet oh-so-cozy, mountain home, affectionally named “Mountain Mama's House." 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…

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



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

First 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



-Mountain views

-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



-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: 8 - 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 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.

706 Skyline Dr Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Property Type: Home Beds: 7 Accommodates: 8 Check In: : 4pm Bedrooms: 4 Check Out: : 10am Bathrooms: 4.0 Pet Friendly: No
BBQ Grill Balcony Carbon Monoxide Detector Clothes Dryer Coffee Maker Dishwasher Essentials Family Friendly Fireplace Full Kitchen Hair Dryer Heating Internet Access Iron and Board Kitchen Linens Microwave Mountain View Patio Private entrance Refrigerator Shampoo Smoke Detector TV Towels WIFI Washing Machine Disinfected Enhanced Cleaning Self Check-In Wifi carbon monoxide detector fire extinguisher first aid kit smoke detector
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Reviews - 4.9 stars based on 16 reviews
Mountain Mama's House
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
Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020 by Dustin, Salina, KS   Report
Mountain Mama's House
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!
Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020 by Angela, Shiloh, IL   Report
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!
Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020 by Diane, Highlands Ranch, CO   Report
Mountain Mama's House
5/5 stars
This house was amazing. It gave us a lot of space to spread out! The area was very pretty.
Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020 by Erin, Loveland, CO   Report
Mountain Mama's House
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.
Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020 by Wade, Wautoma, WI   Report
Mountain Mama's House
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.
Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020 by Dan, Trophy Club, Texas   Report

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.

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Mountain Mama's House
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.
Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019 by Molly, Denver,CO   Report

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. ; )

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Mountain Mama's House
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!!
Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019 by Diane, Harrodsburg, KY   Report

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. : )

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Mountain Mama's House
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.
Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019 by Patti, Lombard, IL   Report

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.

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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.
Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019 by Beth, Highlands Ranch, CO   Report

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!

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Mountain Mama's House
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".
Reviewed on Aug 27, 2019 by Robert, Boulder, CO   Report

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.

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Mountain Mama's House
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.
Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019 by Michael, Elm Grove, WI   Report

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.

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Mountain Mama's House
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.
Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019 by David, Seabrook, TX   Report

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.

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Mountain Mama's House
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.
Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019 by Christine, St. Charles   Report

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.

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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!
Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019 by Jaime, Texas   Report

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!

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Mountain Mama's House
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!
Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019 by Sara,   Report

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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