Romantic and spacious 1 BR Lyons home on acreage. Vaulted ceilings, INCREDIBLE VIEWS & privacy. Huge deck, mega stars at night. Great kitchen! **Not a party house** 40 minute drive to downtown Boulder, 35 minute drive to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.
Melt into the mountain air and leave the busyness of the city behind.
Lyons--Spacious, romantic one bedroom home with soaring ceilings on 15 acres of privacy at 6400' elevation. Huge deck with a patio set/outdoor eating for two. 1340 sq.ft. total indoors, but note that AirBnB's photographer used a wide angle lens that makes the house look huge inside. BRIGHT and uplifting with soaring 20' ceilings. Lots of privacy at the end of a dirt mountain road.
Spacious kitchen with good cookware, seasonings, oils and condiments. Comfortable queen mattress, W/D. Wireless broadband and *Outgoing-only* phone land line. Some cell phones make and receive calls via wifi, so only you know that. Without wifi calling there's always Sk ype, Whats App and FaceTime. TV and DVD player for films and some over-the-air TV reception. No cable and no bbq.
Great area around Lyons for hiking (trails closer to town and beyond), rock climbing, mountain biking, white-water kayaking. Live music some nights in the town, home of Oskar Blues and Planet Bluegrass as well as an antique store and a couple of very small grocery stores, one with deli takeout food and great sandwiches. We have two great coffee cafes. There is live music at the Stone Cup Cafe on some weekend days. For other meals there are Smoking Dave's BBQ, Julie's Thai, Mojo Taqueria,, Mariposa Mexican restaurant, the Lyons Fork and Farmer Girl with local organic produce.
There is live music in Sandstone Park most Thursday nights in summer.
Resource list at the house will include massage therapists. Let us know before your arrival if you need those names early in order to schedule app'ts.
40 minutes drive to Boulder or Estes Park/Rocky Mountain National Park. It's 8 miles to the town of Lyons. Onsite notes will detail your options for great food and treats. E.g., we have the yummy Buttonrock Bakery that will surprise you. NO substitutes for real cream there!
This place is fabulous for those folks seeking a quiet getaway. This is not a party house. It is our own home that we love to share when we travel occasionally. Sorry, but no one-night rentals, smoking or pets at any time of year anymore. Because of our own occupancy of the home, it's not suitable for those with dog allergies.
We rent only to those who will honor our fragrance-free environment--no perfume, smoking, incense or chemicals, all of which can linger into the next guest's stay or our own use of the house. Thank you!
We allow children, but in this environment they need very close supervision. Outlets are not plugged, nor are there any other child-safety features in place. A toy flushed down the toilet may cost a guest dearly$ if it blocks anything in the septic system. It's relative wilderness outdoors with beautiful steep rocks and wildlife around that you may never even see, so choose carefully with regard to children with appropriate behavior. You assume all such risk.
NOTE: Sadly, we had our first-ever poor experience with Airbnb guests in spring 2017, so if you read that bad review be sure to read our response and the great review of the guests who stayed four days immediately before them, as well as the other great reviews. We haven't rented on this site since that unpleasant experience. Most importantly, know that we've had the gas company do a full safety check-up since then and all is well.
PLEASE BE SURE TO PRINT the excellent detailed driving directions from here on the site, once your reservation is confirmed. They include the door entry code and wifi PW. There's no cell service at the house or on the drive up the mountain, but there is outgoing land line phone service and Wi-Fi in the house. Sometimes we get to meet our guests on arrival and sometimes we're gone before they arrive. Thank you!
We are not on site when guests are renting the house, though we will often get to meet at your arrival. Neighbors keep an eye on the place.
Please be SURE to print the excellent, detailed directions here that you will have access to once a reservation is confirmed. There's no cell service while driving up the mountain, so you must have those printed directions with you. Do not try to map it online, which can be inaccurate in rural areas.
Please bear with me here, as many folks have little to no experience with living on a septic system and on a well for water.
This is not a party house. Great neighbors below, just down the road keep their eyes open. It's a fragrance-free home, so no perfume, incense, cologne, smoking or chemicals.
* Important * Please read the following carefully. Thank you for respecting our pristine environment!
The house is on septic so be sure to share with your travel partner/spouse that only toilet paper and what's previously been eaten can be flushed. No Kleenex, hair, condoms or feminine care products can be flushed. No oil, grease, bones or other food waste down drains or over the edge of the deck where wildlife or my own dog can ingest it and get sick or worse.
The house is on a water well, so nothing toxic can be poured out on the ground OR into the drains or it will wind up poisoning the water table.
AWD, 4WD or studded tires are recommended for all but summer months, as it's a dirt mountain road and it's unpredictable Colorado! I live here with only a front wheel drive car and in winter, good studded tires, but occasionally conditions are a bit much for 2WD.
Instructions will be left on the counter for the watering of the few houseplants. It only takes a few minutes every few days, but must be done by guests. Thank you, and the plants thank you!
I'm a mountain dweller who lives a balance between a social existence among us quirky, remarkable human beings and the wildness of a solitary life on a wild mountainside. Audio-book lover, fledgling writer and documentary filmmaker wannabee. I work with animals. Hiker and traveler, and I am happy to help connect you with the best our area offers in whatever are your interests, indoors or out.