Front Range, Colorado: Private Homes in Rollinsville
Sleeps 15 in all beds (max occupancy) | Sleeps 7 in 'real' beds | 9 total beds (Click for bedroom detail)
- Rustic mountain retreat
- Clean, cozy, no pretentions
- Lots of room inside and on large deck and sunroom and 4 acres of level forested property.
- 5 mins to parks and rec center with indoor pool.
The Dory Lakes cabin has been owned by its Texas owner as her retirement home for years now. The thing is that she hasn't retired yet(!), so she is offering her home for the use of SkyRun guests. This is the perfect unpretentious cabin/mountain home. Certainly not the luxury you would find on the slopes of Aspen or Vail, but ideal for a small group or large extended family who want an option in the mountains on Colorado's Front Range.
Starting outside, there is a 2-car garage that you will have the use of and a paved driveway (the road getting in is dirt, but level and very well maintained year-round). There is additional parking for 4 more cars and the home is on 4 acres of forest to have as your own -- unless you count sharing with the moose, fox, deer, elk, squirrels and the occasional bear and coyote (who stay away during the day).
As you drive up past the garage, the first thing you'll notice is the covered bridge walkway between the over-garage 'kids bunk room' (summer only, not heated in winter) and the large deck and sunroom attached to the main home. The bunk room is primitive and has an old pot-bellied stove in it for heat and a space heater. The "bunks" are a twin bed, and a futon (that can sleep one, or two if you want to be cozy). It's best used in summer or for older kids that are comfortable around a hot wood stove. In the summer, all ages will enjoy the safety and seclusion of their own bunk room.
You enter the main home through a large sunroom with a card table and 2 easy chairs for relaxing while looking out the windows that surround you into your personal forest and the mountains beyond.
Entering the home, you'll step into a large living area with wood stove, flat panel hdtv (no local cable, only roku/netflix) and a (sleeper) sofa. The ceiling is over 20' tall looking up to an overhead loft. There is a separate dining area and the large kitchen with counter in this main living area. It may be 'rustic,' but the appliances are modern... let's not be TOO rustic eh? ;-) The kitchen has its own door to the deck where you will find a large dining area with a brand-new fire pit and a gas grill for your outdoor cooking and relaxing pleasure.
The full bath on the main level has a full-sized washer/dryer, handy if you will be staying with us for a week (which is highly recommended to be the minimum 'chill' time period). You're most likely to see a moose in your yard if you stay with us for a week. ;-)
Completing the ground floor are 2 bedrooms, one with queen 4-poster bed and the other with a double and a twin-over-futon that can be a reading sofa or another comfortable queen bed.
Heading upstairs, there is a loft with a nice working desk (best view in the house) and a futon sofa that can sleep 1 or 2 people very comfortably. There is a large closet on this level too. There is little privacy in the loft, but it's a nice and large sleeping area for kids or two adults who know each other really well. There is a full bath on this level also and a large master bedroom with king bed and beautiful quilt.
The home is heated by a modern forced-air gas furnace that keeps it toasty warm all year. There is a wood stove (living room) and potbelly stoves in the dining area and kids bunk room for extra heat or fun. Firewood is supplied (you build the fire...).
Dory Lakes Cabin - A rustic welcoming mountain cabin for your family or group vacation or retreat.
| Bedrooms || 4 |
| # Full Baths || 2 |
| Sleeps (max occy) || 15 |
| Sleeps in Beds (not counting temp beds) || 7 |
| Size || 2000 |
| Rating || Bronze |
| Getting to the slopes || 15 mins to Eldora or Nederland or Black hawk. 5 mins to Gilpin Rec Center/Pool |
| Hot Tub || No |
| Other Amenities || Wifi, Wood Fireplace, King Bed, Flat Panel HDTV |
| Activities || Antiquing, Photography, Scenic Drives |
| Grill || Private |
| Sports Availabile || Horseback Riding, Cross Country Skiing, Cycling, Basketball Court, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Mountain Biking, Mountain Climbing, Rock Climbing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Swimming, Whitewater Rafting |
| Washer/Dryer || Private Full Size |
| Total Beds || 9 |
| King Beds || 1 |
| Queen Beds || 1 |
| Double Beds || 1 |
| Twin Beds || 2 |
| Queen Sofa Sleepers || 4 |
| Parking || 6 cars |
What You'll Love
- The rustic charm and the space.
- 3 Wood-burning stoves
- Large deck and sun/reading room.
What To Be Aware Of
- Property is rustic and on a dirt road which is well tended in summer and winter and level. 2wd is all you need year-round.
- No pets or smoking anywhere on the property.
- Neighbors in the mountains like their privacy. Don't plan on a loud party...