The Hygge Chalet and Sauna


Entire cabin hosted by Julie Anne

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Take a break from the world with 3.5 wooded acres 9,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains. This home is inspired by hygge (hu-geh), a Danish word for the feeling of coziness and simple pleasures. An outdoor Finnish steam sauna, 2 decks, amazing views, quality bedding, and an entirely cozy vibe complete with a Norwegian gas fireplace await you. Snuggle up, explore, play games, hammock, read, take day trips, make memories, refocus, rejuvenate, and relax in 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 original 70's A-Frame inspired by Scandinavian design and the concept of 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. My website will be provided upon booking, 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 downstairs rooms have super comfortable memory foam queen beds. The bathroom has a walk-in shower and many toiletries and extras in case you forgot to bring something.

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. The seasonal outdoor space includes 2 decks with stunning views, café lights, dining area, hammocks, Adirondack chairs, and a high-end gas grill with a smoker. Behind the home is a street art-inspired mural as a nod to Denver with an Aspen and Mandala scene created by a local Denver artist.

Privacy and Road Noise:
While the home feels private and secluded, it is still in a neighborhood (like most mountain homes in Colorado in order to reduce environmental impact). There is also proximity to the main road. Depending on the weather and traffic (especially busy holiday weekends) the sounds from the road will vary. If you're expecting absolute silence and total seclusion, this is not the place for you. The closest neighbors are Nicki and Damon at the bottom of the hill. They are also your co-hosts and work very hard to make sure everything is clean and working perfectly. Feel free to wave or say hi if you see them! They're wonderful to have nearby should any urgent need arise.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Mountain view
Free parking on premises
Private sauna
12" TV with Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Indoor fireplace: gas
Luggage dropoff allowed

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Where you’ll be

Grant, Colorado, United States

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.

Hosted by Julie Anne

  1. Joined in September 2014
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Hi! I’m Julie Anne and I currently live between Denver, CO and Richmond, VA. I love to travel and have been to 50 countries on every continent. One thing I really enjoy when traveling is the community and hospitality of networks like AirBnB. I take this hosting gig seriously and am so very happy to share my home with the world!
Hi! I’m Julie Anne and I currently live between Denver, CO and Richmond, VA. I love to travel and have been to 50 countries on every continent. One thing I really enjoy when travel…


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May encounter potentially dangerous animal
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