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The Ultimate Cabin Experience!


Property Details

Updated: Oct 20, 2016
Solid Log Cabin on 1-Acre Property (3BR/1BA)

You are looking at one of the best-kept secrets in Colorado! Just 5 miles from Blackhawk and Central City. It is a must to read my guest book below and hear all the amazing things previous guests have said about their stay.

Solid Log Cabin with all the amenities:

- Surrounded by National Forest, VERY Private and quiet (you could walk around naked all day and nobody would ever know!)

- Gushing Mountain Stream next to Cabin - great for your morning coffee or evening happy hour!

- 20-foot vaulted ceilings

- Fully Remodeled Kitchen and Bath

- A secret 4- mile long PRIVATE hiking trail starts 20 feet from the cabin - you'll never see another human on it!

- 1-acre of land and surrounded by national forest

- Wifi & Internet Access!

- Awesome indoor/outdoor sound system!

- Camfire Ring, Tree Hammock, & Patio Next to Stream! Gold Panning is also on-site!

- Lighting - I'm a bit of a lighting nutcase. I feel that lighting makes or breaks a space, so everything indoor and out has been done professionally and is spectacular. The proper has over 45 (!!!) outdoor landscape lighting fixtures to illuminate the entire property at night. It looks like a resort.

- (2) On property elaborate treasure hunts!! (see below for more about these)

- Beautiful Master Loft overlooking entire Cabin! Plus one main level bedroom, and a kids treehouse loft bedroom. The treehouse loft is mostly meant for kids, but its a cool place to hang out in too. Includes a twin bed, and Directv & DVD player.

- Property is located about 1 hour from Denver and it is very easy to get to - no I-70 traffic!

4-wheelers can be rented and delivered to the cabin for approx. $100/day if desired. Information is also at the cabin for local dining, casinos, guided fishing tours, grocery stores, hiking and jeep trails, etc. You can 4-wheel/ATV right off the property and into endless amounts of trails leading all the way to the Continental Divide, Winter Park, St. Mary's Glacier, and everywhere in between. There are endless amount of trails for exploring just up the road from the cabin. Golden Gate National Park is also only 15 minutes away. I can't overstate how awesome the 4-mile hiking trail is off the back of the Cabin...plan to be gone for a few hours!

Treasure! We have created two very elaborate treasure hunts for you to enjoy. One inside, and one outside (the outside one can only be done in the summer/fall of course) I encourage all ages to do it. They aren't easy, and kids will need help from their parents to figure out the clues, but its a TON of fun. We spent months putting each one'll love it! And if you figure it out...there will be treasure waiting for you at the end...

Roads are plowed and maintained by the City of Black Hawk all the way to the cabin. Accessible year round. Complimentary Chocolate and Coffee are provided. Kitchen condiments, Firewood, Wood Stove Pellets are also provided. Easy check-in. A 4-digit access code will give you access for the length of your stay.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I purchased the property in 2002. It was never listed publicly... a friend was selling it. I had NO idea what I was going to do with it...I just knew it was so special I couldn't let it go or I would always regret it :-)

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91 Reviews

based on 91 traveler reviews

Fort Worth, TX

Five years and counting

  • 5 of 5

Fourth of July just wouldn't be the same if we didn't spend it at this perfect spot in Black Hawk. We've been there for the past five years during the first week of July and already have it booked for next year. When we walk in the door we smile at each other and say, We're home! We both enjoyed the new hammock this year and the patio by the creek is our favorite spot for drinking coffee in the morning and a cocktail in the evening. We love the privacy of the cabin and the fact that it's so close to Black Hawk and the fun of the casino. If you're lucky enough to visit this little bit of heaven, you'll understand why we can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoy improving the cabin for you everytime you come, so there is always something new for you to enjoy - Love you guys! :-)
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Cypress, TX

The property was everything that I imagined and more. The photos and explanation were right on targe

  • 5 of 5

It was so warm and welcoming to arrive to the home with glowing lights and a fire in the fire box! The home is very up to date with perfect decor and amenities. I enjoyed a short walk on our final morning up the private trail that was lightly snow covered. It was beautiful. I'd love to return and complete my hike! We also took our pickup on the suggested trails outside of Apex....I would not suggest doing those trails in a vehicle. (Only do them on 4 wheelers-would be much better and safer). I loved the peaceful sounds of the creek while I enjoyed morning coffee on the deck. The cabin was just PERFECT!!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, cozy and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed the comfort and convenience of the cabin and the surrounding beauty! Nailed the timing of the beautiful Aspens perfectly! Amazing wildlife and perfect babbling brook were outstanding! Would definitely recommend the Ultimate cabin!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Kansas City

Perfect mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin exceeds expectations. You feel like you're at home as soon as you walk in the door. The owner has thought of every detail and the cabin is fully stocked with everything you would need. The property is private with beautiful trees, stream and hiking trail. This cabin will not disappoint and I look forward to going back.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, fun, well kept up! A nice place to call home for the few days we were there.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay. The cabin is beautiful. It had everything we could have needed. Everything was clean. We used the pellet stove, but the wood burning fireplace looked very nice. Kitchen was well kept with nice new appliances (it was very nice to have a dish washer).

The hiking trail was great. No one at all on the trail but us.

My son and his girlfriend enjoyed it very much, and he is difficult to please.

We all enjoyed the treasure hunts, which took all of us to figure out the clues.

The owner was very accessible. For the few times I contacted him he got back to me very quickly.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cozy warm and very welcoming cabin is an amazing cabin. A perfect reprieve from the city life.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is a must stay when traveling to the mountains. Being nestled within the Aspen trees, and the running creek just down from the entrance of the cabin makes this location superb for rest and relaxation. Adorn by a hammock perfect for two, along with Hummingbird feeders along the perimeter of the cabin making viewing these graceful birds as easy as they are peaceful. As for the interior, it's filled with personal touches that make it truly feel like home away from home. The beautiful kitchen was very well equipped for your cooking needs, and the stainless steel appliances were a nice modernized feel to the cabin style. The bathroom was also equipped with a blow dryer and a curling iron (very nice to have should you forget to pack yours). The beds were comfortable, with extra blankets to keep warm with during the night. We also took full advantage of the wood burning fireplace nightly. The outside fire pit surrounded by chairs is perfect for roasting marshmallows. The solar lighting throughout the property and the indoor/outdoor speakers made nighttime an outdoor oasis. One of our absolute favorite parts of staying in this wonderful cabin was the most unexpected, thoughtful, and fun indoor and outdoor treasure hunts! The children had enormous amounts of fun partaking in the hunts. One of my personal favorites were the breathtaking views from the ceiling to floor windows. Outside, sitting along the creek in the cozy seating area at night looking back towards the cabin was just as beautiful while sipping on hot chocolate and breathing in the fresh mountain air. This cabin was exceptionally clean, and guests stays are made to be amazing with touches such as rubber boots left out for guests use, to marked hiking trails with hidden adventures waiting to be sought out. We will be returned visitors annually!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

This place was like a childhood dream come true for me. Everything about I wouldn't change a thing. My wife is a real estate agent, and she's been looking in the mountains for years for another property like it for us to buy in addition, and we just can't find anything like this one. Its so special in that it has the river, ultimate privacy, the true 'log' home feel, big & open, no neighbors, the private hiking trail, surrounded by national forest, etc. Its not hard to find most of those...but getting all of them in 1 property without spending $2M is not easy.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Denver International at 59 Miles Car: necessary

Blackhawk, Central City, Golden Evergreen. The Cabin feels like it is in a very isolated area, yet Blackhawk/Central City is only 5 miles away. Thick forest and 100-foot tall Evergreens surround the cabin in all directions. Your own gushing stream will make you want to spend all your time outside!. There is also a 100% private 4 mile hiking trail going up the mountain for Cabin guests only! Information on dining, attractions, trails, etc. is all at the cabin. Activities: Hiking, 4-wheelers, Snowmobiles, Fishing, Campfires, Skiing (Eldora Ski Area), Gambling, Shopping, Restaurants, Wildlife Viewing, Cross-Country Skiing, and Sledding... or just Relaxing!


Rental rates

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May 15 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120

• Feel free to ask if I'm running any specials! I can sometimes offer discounts for 3-6 night stays, or last minute bookings. Just ask! :)
* Please ask us for holiday rates as those may vary from the regular seasons pricing.
* A cleaning fee may be required for shorter stays. I can often waive it for full week stays.

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From the Owner

This Cabin is a labor of love for me and my family. We constantly upgrade it without hesitation. Because we use it so much ourselves...its so worth spending $ on to make it better. I've had families that have stayed here every year for the last 10 years, and its really fun upgrading it for them too so there is always something new to enjoy :) You can just feel the love that went into making this property an experience when you are there, and its not just the grandiose things, its the finest minute details that we think help make your stay here magical. No effort has been spared to make this the most amazing visit that we possibly can for you. The compliments and endless thank you's I get from my guests warm my heart and motivate me even to make everyone's stay special.

Property Type

  • cabin


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...


  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


  • Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Has everything you need! Glass block exterior wall brings in natural light, granite countertops and travertine floors are new in 2013, and bear accents abound :)


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Loft - 1 queen
  • Lower Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Kids Loft Area - 1 twin/ single, Big enough for an adult too!
  • Huge Master Loft Upstairs with queen log bed, office, Internet access, reading area. Lower bedroom with queen bed. Great new Kids Treehouse Area (as we like to call it) so the kids have their own area to hangout, including a TV, SAT, DVD player, and Twin Bed.


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • This is the only Cabin you can rent where you have your own, private nature trail leading straight off the back of the cabin and up the mountain! You will NEVER run into another hiker on this trail, as you travel through dense forest, moss covered rock, and pristine wilderness as you climb over 1/2 mile up the mountain ridge :) Heat Sources: Propane Furnace, Wood burning Pellet Stove and Stone Fireplace. Plus Outdoor Fire-Ring for Campfires! -DirecTV (150+ channels!) -Water Purification System -300+ Thread Count Bedding -Moen faucets/shower heads -Floor to Ceiling Windows -Beautiful Master Loft overlooking entire house! -Private 2nd Bedroom -Rustic Custom Log Cabin Furniture -(2) New Queen Size Beds + Extra Linens -Tree Hammock next to River - Phone, TV, DVD Player + DVD Library, very nice iPod Music System, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Blender, Toaster, Coffee Machine, Gas Grill (BBQ), Gold Panning, and Treasure Hunt !

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