Owl's Nest

$136.95 - $211.95 / night   in Idaho Springs  
1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 4
Sleeping Arrangements
Bedroom #1   King  
Living Sleeping Combo #1   Bunk Twin  

“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!



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



-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.

1617 Colorado Blvd Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Property Type: Townhome Beds: 3 Accommodates: 4 Check In: : 4pm Bedrooms: 1 Check Out: : 10am Bathrooms: 2.0 Pet Friendly: No
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Reviews - 4.8 stars based on 14 reviews
Owl's Nest
2/5 stars
Went here for a quick getaway with 2 others. There were issues with the heater!! It was sooooooo cold!! I had to call owner twice but it was still so cold! Apparently the heater is controlled by someone who lives downstairs. The master bedroom/bathroom was freezing cold and was completely un-useable!!! He said there was a heater in the bathroom but it definitely didnt work. We couldnt fit 4 people on the bunk beds so my husband and i had to book a different hotel. The kitchen sink clogged.
Reviewed on Jan 2, 2021 by Lisa, Roanoke, TX   Report
Owl's Nest
5/5 stars
The Owls nest was absolutely awesome. We LOVED our stay. Clear and quick communication with the hosts. Clean and pristine accommodations. Perfect location, walking distance to downtown which we so loved. And the house felt like a home!!! So cozy and sweet. Highly recommended.
Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019 by Sunnee, Aurora, Colorado   Report

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.

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Owl's Nest
5/5 stars
The owls nest was charming and comfortable! Great location and comfortable bed! Had everything we needed for our short stay. Thanks so much to the property managers for making everything easy!
Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019 by Jodi, Phoenix, AZ   Report

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!

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Owl's Nest
5/5 stars
Convenient location and well equipped for our needs...the owners were quick to respond to questions/issues. However, I was not accustomed to having to strip the beds on departure since I had paid a cleaning fee and a refundable deposit. We did have a good time and hope to be back to the area soon.
Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019 by Louise, Atlanta, GA   Report

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.

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Owl's Nest
5/5 stars
We really enjoyed the Owls nest. It was perfect for my daughters and I to stay for a family reunion. The beds were comfortable and it had everything we needed. Great location for walking around town. We would definitely stay there again.
Reviewed on Aug 18, 2019 by Julie, Cedaredge   Report

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.

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Owl's Nest
5/5 stars
We enjoyed our stay at the Owl's Nest. My husband and I found the bed very comfortable and enjoyed having access to both a walk-in shower and a jacuzzi tub. Communication with the owners was excellent. We'd gladly stay again.
Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019 by Barbara, New Haven, CT   Report

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.

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Owl's Nest
5/5 stars
We were in Idaho Springs for a wedding and some hiking this summer and the Owl's Nest was the perfect location. The house is just a block or two from most of the restaurants and shops in the historical downtown district, minutes from the wedding venue, and just a hop-skip-jump from dozens of trails. We had everything we needed and THE BED WAS INCREDIBLY COMFORTABLE! After a 6-7 hour hike up Mt. Bierstad it was a blessing. WiFi worked well and appreciated the Netflix access when we wanted to veg at night after being out on the mountains all day. Enjoyed the character and charm of this period home. All was clean and comfortable.
Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019 by Kathleen, Indianola, IA   Report

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.

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Owl's Nest
5/5 stars
This is a special little place with lots of vintage touches. It was very clean and updated perfectly. Very close to everything downtown within walking distance and convenient to local area sightseeing. We really enjoyed our time here!
Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019 by Alana, Scottsdale, AZ   Report

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. : )

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Owl's Nest
5/5 stars
We had a wonderful time thank you
Reviewed on May 20, 2019 by AyJayy,   Report

We are glad you had a great time!

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Owl's Nest
5/5 stars
Owls Nest is a great place to stay in Idaho Springs. It was clean, had a nice little kitchen, and had lots of fun, quirky decorations. Downtown is just a block away so you can walk just about everywhere!
Reviewed on May 13, 2019 by Lucy, Idaho Springs   Report

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. : )

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Owl's Nest
5/5 stars
This place was perfect for us! It is within walking distance of everything you could want in Idaho Springs! Breakfast at Main Street cafe is a must and the Mocha Latte’s ya Frothy’s are the best! This town has so much charm. Lottie and Bryan were so thoughtful with the space and had several nice touches like snacks and nice toiletries. They respond quickly and seem like great people! I give this place a 10/10! We hope to visit again soon.
Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019 by Alexis, Midland, TX   Report

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!

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Owl's Nest
5/5 stars
We loved our stay at Owls Nest in Idaho Springs. It was located close to everything you could want to see if the Denver Area. We also loved our accomdations in general though. The place was clean and perfect for my husband and I to kick back and relax. Lottie was so great checking in and making sure everything was perfect. I would highly recommend this Airbnb to anyone!
Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019 by Lauren, Raleigh, NC   Report

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. : )

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Owl's Nest
5/5 stars
This is just the cutest place ever and Lottie was such a great host! 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. We were able to easily access both Winterpark and Copper Mountain resorts within an hour of the house and once we were back it was a 2 block walk to the breweries in downtown Idaho Springs. You couldn't ask for a better location. Oh and the BED! It is a memory foam dream come true! It was super hard to get out of bed every morning. Only note: the house is gorgeous but it is older so there is no central A/C or heat. The Owner provided space heaters which were more than enough to make the space comfortable. Honestly.... cant think of a single bad thing to say. Can't wait to go back and stay in the summer.
Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019 by Kristen, LA VERNE, CA   Report

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!

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Owl's Nest
5/5 stars
What a great place! Plenty of room for the four of us, and incredible location. Walking access to Main Street of Idaho Springs and all restaurants/shops. Easy 20min to Loveland ski resort. Very clean place with friendly owners, Book this place!
Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019 by Will, Oklahoma City, OK   Report

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. ; )

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