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Alice's Acres- cozy log home in the woods, close to Nederland and Black Hawk

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom house on 4 acres, sleeps 6, in the mountains, authentic and quiet

Alice's Acres is located on the Front Range only 1-1/2 hrs from DIA (Denver International Airport), 1 hr from Boulder and downtown Denver. It is in the midst of Roosevelt National Forest on 4 wooded acres (elevation 9,000 ft). The closest mountain town is funky Nederland, 20 minutes away where you can stock up on food in the supermarket and visit local stores and restaurants. At Alice's Acres you have the best of both worlds: easy access to cities and the peace of mountain living, whether you plan a romantic get-away or a family vacation.

On the first floor is a new kitchen, large master bedroom with new handmade aspen bed and organic mattress (king size), next to it is a full bathroom. The living room has a woodburning stove, TV, radio, lots of videos and a piano (try it but it hasn't been tuned lately), mud room and the half bathroom are adjacent. From the veranda one has a view of the high mountains. On the deck at the south side you can enjoy soaking in the sun, even in the winter.

Upstairs is a bedroom with 2 twin beds, lots of children's books and games, another large bedroom with a pullout couch and more books in English and German. This latter room is also used as an office and has 4 large sky lights.

There is much original artwork in the house.

Below this house is a little one-room cabin that has bunk beds in it. Children love it because it's away from the adults. However, it's close enough for the adults to see and hear what goes on. Only available during summer months.

More Details

Christel Detsch
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2018

About Christel Detsch

I am a native of Germany and came to Colorado in 1974 as an exchange student-a lifetime ago. I have been here ever since but I go back to Europe regularly to visit family and friends.

For many years Alice's Acres was our vacation home. Now the children are older, so am I, and we want to share our house with others who love the mountains, the peace and quiet. It is still furnished more like a cozy family retreat rather than a vacation rental. And we still use it as a family now with grandchildren who are learning to love the mountains as we do.

Christel Detsch purchased this house in 1985

Why Christel Detsch chose Black Hawk

There is a little cabin cabin below the house. We stumbled on it in 1977 and spontaneously decided to buy it. We had very little money, barely enough, and it wiped us out. However, we had our mountain retreat. Over the years we added more acres and built the larger home. That's how it started.

What makes this house unique

Of course, I love our house, but I also love the surroundings, the wind in the trees, the fresh air, and most of all the peace and quiet. To step outside in the morning, a cup of coffee in your hand-it is priceless. Our home is authentic Colorado.


Black Hawk House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet , washing machine
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Small Cabin - 2 twin/ single , Upon request: separate single room "small" cabin w/bunk beds
  • The master bedroom features a king-size bed handmade from local aspen wood, with an organic mattress. Bedroom 3 has an additional futon chair for children in a portable crib in the closet. Please inquire about the availability of the small cabin accommodations.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
Be advised: There is no landline telephone and cellular service is spotty. Wildfire danger is very real. Be sure to look up the latest fire danger level and county fire bans and restrictions.


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Alice's Acres- cozy log home in the woods, close to Nederland and Black Hawk
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Lovely cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at this cabin. It is very secluded and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manhattan, KS

Relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We spent New Years at Alice's Acres. The cabin was wonderful, relaxing and cozy. Great place to get away and relax but not far from activities. We went to Blackhawk to the casinos for New Years Eve and also to Golden to tour the Coors brewery. We will definitely return. The owners were wonderful and very helpful.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Spring Break/Easter Ever!

  • 5 of 5

This is a remote piece of heaven! Space for our family to enjoy relaxing after skiing during the day! Great selection of movies and books- Beautiful cabin among beautiful spaceous trees, just gorgeous! Great kitchen for cooking!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Roy's Last Shot
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
State Highway 72
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Eldora Mountain Resort
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Visit quaint shops/restaurants on main street.

* Ride the carousel-unique in the nation.

* Stroll around Barker Reservoir.

* Eat lunch at the Katmandu-Tibetan.

* Visit the miners' museum.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hiking in Golden Gate Canyon State Park.

* Fishing in Golden Gate canyon State Park.

* Cross country ski in Eldora.

* snowshoe around the house.

* Visit the Farmers' Market in Boulder.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Hike up our "house mountain" Mt. Thorodin.

* Hike/fish in Golden Gate Canyon Park.

* Ski in Eldora.

* The carousel in Ned.

* Hot springs in Idaho Sptings.

Skiing: Eldora-13 miles, just outside of Nederland; on the western slope: Winter Park, Arapahoe Basin, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Breckenridge-60 mi

Hiking: trails around the house; Golden Gate Canyon State Park-5 mi; Indian Peaks Wilderness-10 mi; Rocky Mountain National Park-60 mi

Swimming and work out: Gilpin County Community Center-5 mi

Bike trails, hiking trails, fishing, rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, rock climbing: in the vicinity

Casinos in Black Hawk and Central City

Historical tours in Central City, opera performances during the summer in Central City including great children's performances at reduced rates


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $59

Nightly Rate: $170 - $200

Weekly Rate: $1250

Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

These rates are valid throughout the year. Electricity, heat, towels, sheets, cleaning are included.
Minimum of 2 night-stay.
Monthly rate by agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.