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The Hygge Chalet and Sauna

4.99(324 reviews)SuperhostGrant, Colorado, United States
Entire cabin hosted by Julie Anne
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
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Take a break from it all and enjoy 3.5 wooded acres at 9,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains. This home is inspired by hygge (hu-geh), a Danish word for the feeling of coziness, well-being, and simple pleasures. An outdoor steam sauna, 2 decks, amazing views, superb beds, and an entirely cozy vibe complete with a fireplace await you. Get snug, explore, play games, hammock, read, take day trips, and make unforgettable memories. Refocus, rejuvenate, & relax with this intentionally curated experience.

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The Hygge Chalet is located in the rural Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It is only 1 hour from downtown Denver, 40 minutes to Red Rocks, 1.5 hours to Boulder, and 1 hour to multiple ski resorts. There is an abundance of outdoor activities nearby that make perfect day trips all year round. The home is a newly renovated 1970's A-Frame, inspired by Scandinavian design and hygge. There is a seasonal private trail from the property into the National Forest, with huge aspen groves, a beautiful creek, and expansive overlooks from the saddle. Upon booking, my website will be provided, which details all the things to do, see, eat, and drink!

Living Essentials:
The home is 1400 square feet with an open floor plan. There is a full kitchen with high-quality cookware and all dining essentials. Basics such as, cooking oil, salt and pepper, a few spices, condiments, etc. are provided. A fair-trade and organic hot drink bar with Chemex coffee, tea, and hot chocolate is also yours to indulge in. The home is stocked with books, lots of board games, an iPad for movies, music, and information, a Bluetooth speaker loud enough to fill the home, and a gas fireplace for ambiance. All high-quality linens, towels, robes, and slippers are freshly-washed right before your stay.

Bed & Bath:
Both the loft and bedroom have super comfortable memory foam queen beds. The bathroom has a walk-in shower (no tub) and many toiletries and extras in case you forgot to bring something.

Sauna:
The barrel steam sauna truly sets this place apart from all the rest. It's easy to use and allows you to sauna bathe in the traditional Finnish way by pouring water onto heated rocks to create steam. Most nights in the Rockies are clear enough to see the Milky Way and star-gazing is exceptional here, especially when taking a cool-down break from the sauna.

Outdoor Living:
The 3.5 acres of land is mostly wooded and backs up to National Forest. There are 2 decks and a porch area with stunning views, cafe lights, a picnic table, a gas grill for cooking out (seasonal), and plenty of hammocks (also seasonal) and Adirondack chairs to keep you content. Behind the home is a street art-inspired mural as a nod to Denver (where I live) with an Aspen and Mandala scene created by a local Denver artist.

Please Note: While the home is very private and at the top of the hill, it is in a neighborhood and has proximity with the main road. Depending on the weather and traffic (especially holiday weekends), the sounds from the road will vary. If you're expecting absolute silence and seclusion, this is not the place for you. In winter, this proximity to the main highway is appreciated by guests because of snow. Like most mountain homes in Colorado, there are a few neighbors nearby. This lowers the environmental impact of development, but also means you'll see a few other homes on your way up. While the home sits at the top of a hill and is surrounded by trees, private does not mean secluded. The closest neighbors are Nicki and Damon. They are very friendly and hospitable. Nicki is the cleaner/assistant for the chalet and Damon does maintenance and snow plowing... so feel free to wave or say "Hi!" if you see them! They're great to have nearby if an urgent need should arise.

Guest access
Due to the dry climate, the fire pit is off-limits to guests all year round and open fires of any kind (with the exception of the grill) are prohibited at all times.

Other things to note
FIRES: Absolutely NO open fires. Forest fires are a very serious and real threat in the dry Colorado climate. Making a fire in the fire pit or anywhere else will result in being asked to leave without a refund. It may also result in a huge fine from the country during a fire ban.

WINTER: The driveway is plowed after 7 or 8 inches. AWD or 4X4 is required Nov through April, however, it can snow as early as Oct (sometimes light snow in Sept) and as late as early May.

INTERNET/TV: Internet can be spotty and limited. Taking a break from technology is encouraged, however, a 12in iPad is provided for your use. Video and music streaming is allowed ONLY on the iPad and plenty of apps are provided . Most cell providers work here (Verizon has LTE service), but the iPad can be used as a hot spot if not. I ask that you do not leave the hotspot connected to your phone and only connect if/when needed.

ELEVATION: The cabin is at 9,000 feet. Some people from lower elevation can experience symptoms due to the altitude (headache, sleepiness, dizziness, etc.). If you are coming from a lower elevation, giving yourself a day to acclimate in Denver/Boulder is recommended. Staying hydrated and avoiding alcohol will also prevent these symptoms. Reverse osmosis water is provided, so please stay well hydrated and always have water with you on day trips (reusable water bottles are also provided). Electrolytes are also recommended.
Take a break from it all and enjoy 3.5 wooded acres at 9,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains. This home is inspired by hygge (hu-geh), a Danish word for the feeling of coziness, well-being, and simple pleasures. An outdoor steam sauna, 2 decks, amazing views, superb beds, and an entirely cozy vibe complete with a fireplace await you. Get snug, explore, play games, hammock, read, take day trips, and make unforgettable mem…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

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Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
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Carbon monoxide alarm
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Upon booking, you will be provided with a website I've created that is filled with day-trip itineraries, lots of information on places to visit, things to do and see, places to hike/snowshoe, and places to eat and drink. It also includes an interactive map with categories and distances from the chalet to help you plan your trip! I am passionate about Colorado and dedicated to making your visit one for the books!

The chalet is located just off of 285, which is a plowed, well-maintained highway to get you safely and easily exploring. The home is right next to Guanella Pass, which provides an incredible mountain drive of spectacular views, other-worldy landscapes at 12,000 feet, big horn sheep, winding streams, waterfalls, and lots of hiking. The pass takes you to the cutest mountain town, Georgetown and other neat places along the i-70 corridor. This is also one of the most sought-after locations for aspen leaf peeping in fall. The pass is closed in winter (late-Nov to late-May) but there is still plenty to do in winter and Georgetown/i-70 is accessible through Evergreen all year. Going over Kenosha Pass takes you to South Park (yes, the town from the TV show), Buena Vista, Salida, etc. which is an area loaded with things to do and see all year round, including 2 exceptional hot springs!

The cabin is close to stunning hikes of various difficulties, world-class fishing, adventure activities (zip-line, whitewater, etc.), cultural and historical activities (ghost towns, mining for gold, dinosaur fossils, etc.), surreal leaf peeping in the fall, horseback riding, ATV, train rides, sleigh rides, snowshoeing/snowmobiling in winter, cute mountain towns to explore, and so many fantastic local breweries, distilleries, and restaurants. The are a couple cafes nearby where you can experience true mountain friendliness. The closest and the best (just down the hill) is the Shaggy Sheep. Make sure to stop in and say "Hi!" to Sarah and Chris.

Red Rocks Amphitheater is just 40 minutes away. This is considered one of the best places in the world to see a concert and doing so should be on anyone's bucket list. Check the website for the schedule. Even if you can't make a show, the park is on the way to/from Denver and well-worth a visit.

The closest ski resort is Breckenridge at just an hour's drive (and a beautiful one) and is a perfect day trip to ski/snowboard or just hang around in a beautiful ski town (there is a lot to do and see here no matter the time of year). Vail is 2 hours away and there are a handful of others just 1.5 hours away.

There are plenty of mountain activities to fill your days with during ALL of Colorado's incredible 4 seasons! Each season provides a different experience, but no matter what time of year you comes, no matter which direction you go, and no matter what you decide to do, the drives will be beautiful and there will plenty to keep you occupied and content.
Upon booking, you will be provided with a website I've created that is filled with day-trip itineraries, lots of information on places to visit, things to do and see, places to hike/snowshoe, and places to eat…

Hosted by Julie Anne

Joined in September 2014
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I live in Denver and rent my dream mountain cabin because I love Colorado and I am passionate about creating a unique and memorable experience for visitors. I love to travel and have been to 49 countries on every continent. One thing I really enjoy when traveling is the community and hospitality of networks like AirBnB. In Sept of 2015, I bought my own little 3.5 acre slice of heaven on a hillside of the Rocky Mountains with a dilapidated A-Frame cabin. I spent a year completely renovating it. The design is inspired by Hygge, a concept from Scandinavia (one of my favorite parts of the world) that is all about coziness and the feeling of simple pleasures. I believe it’s an important concept we can all benefit from by incorporating it into our lives. I take this hosting gig seriously and am so very happy to share my home with the world!
I live in Denver and rent my dream mountain cabin because I love Colorado and I am passionate about creating a unique and memorable experience for visitors. I love to travel and ha…
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I live in Denver, but am available to help 24/7 for any issues that may arise. For in-person needs that my neighbors cannot assist with, please know I am at least an 1.5 hours away.
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Checkout: 10:00 AM
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No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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