Colorado Lodge, Barn & Picnics


Entire residential home hosted by John

  1. 16 guests
  2. 7 bedrooms
  3. 10 beds
  4. 8 baths
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This 7 bedroom 8 bath lodge and barn/picnic/recreation area makes an ideal for a staycation, work from home alternative, perfect for families, family reunions, small wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, post nuptial brunch, and family fun gatherings, charity fundraisers, and corporate meetings. The historic wood floor barn (can hold up to 40 people), picnic area with 15 picnic tables and large yard make it great for organized groups and small event gatherings (up to 50 people).

The space
Our prices include the use of the entire facility for up to 21 people overnite. Gatherings up to 40 people total onsite is an additional $1200 for the first gathering and $600 for additional gatherings over 21.
The main home features a large gourmet kitchen/great room where everyone can gather to cook, eat meals and socialize in a common area. Just off the kitchen is a large living room with 2 sofas and a love seat surrounding a gas fireplace. The living room has a large 4K TV for watching sports, movies or just visiting and catching up. The wraparound log porch has more seating, BBQ and Smoker Grills, and a 24' long wood picnic table for outdoor meals. There is also a large hot tub which can seat 6-8. There are 15 rustic wood picnic tables available for outdoor gatherings on the property with an outdoor gas fire pit for evening ambiance and roasting s'mores. (Only available when there is no fire restriction/ban and MUST be attended at ALL times when burning.)

Master Bedroom #1 has a king sized bed plus a full sized futon, TV and it's large en-suite private bathroom includes a 2 person jetted tub, TV, dual vanities, and separate 2 headed shower. This bathroom works well for brides or grooms getting ready for their wedding day at any of the 6 wedding/reception venues located within 2 miles of the home.

Master Bedroom #2 has a king bed, full sized futon and space for a pack n play. It's en-suite private bathroom features a double vanity and triple headed shower with seat.

Bedroom #3 has a queen sized log bed plus a futon. It has a private full bath with dual vanity just outside the door.

Bedroom #4 is on the main floor with two twin beds. It shares a half bath and a full bath also on the main floor. No stairs, wide doorway, easy access to the front entrance and driveway.

Bedroom #5 is on the main floor and has a rustic queen sized bed, TV and a full bathroom next to it. No stairs, wide door, easy access to the full bath and common areas.

Bedroom #6 is a studio apartment on the main floor with a private bath and French doors leading to the outside for a private entrance if wanted. It has a kitchenette with a full size refrigerator, sink, toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker and electric tea kettle. No stairs, wide doors, and the shower has a seat and only a 4" curb to get in. Great for family members with limited mobility.

Bedroom #7 is the entire basement and has 2 king beds, hideabed couch, tv, game table and a 3/4 bath with a shower. Great for the younger ones.

The wood floor rustic barn is available as an option for gatherings up to 40 people. Includes use of a portable 60's vintage bar, freestanding popcorn machine, rustic untuned antique piano, a vintage am radio and modern speaker to play music from your phone. Perfect for rehearsal dinners, parties, graduations, meetings, dances, or group meals indoors. (Extra $600 event fee for over 15 up to 40 total guests). Contact us for more details.

There are 15 picnic tables are available for picnics on the grounds or can be brought inside the barn to supplement the bench seating around the barn perimeter.

We have 2 horseshoe pits and 2 cornhole games along with plenty of space to play catch or just sit outside and watch the deer and elk graze by among the Ponderosa Pines. If your family wants to spend a few days or a week bonding and getting to know one another again while making new memories, this is an ideal place to do it.

The home is a comfortable and inviting place to gather as a family and host additional guests for special gatherings or in support of weddings or events at any of the 6 wedding venues located within 2 miles of this home.

Located just above Denver/Golden in the first row of foothills West of Golden and nearest to the historic western town of Golden. One mile off of I-70, it offers a fantastic base for all of the Denver Metro Area and the surrounding mountains. The ski resorts are as short as a 40 minute drive! It’s 20 minutes to downtown Denver and 10 minutes to downtown Golden. Denver International Airport or Boulder are about a 40 minute drive.

Also available during vacancy- Picnic grounds and/or Barn for day only gatherings. Call or email me separately for more information. Reduced rates or donated space available for qualified historic, cultural, or community service non-profits and their fundraising or organizational meetings.

17) This property is a legal Short Term Rental in unincorporated Jefferson County under permit # (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)VC Please review the “Being a Good Neighbor” brochure provided by Jefferson County for Short Term Rental Guests.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Mountain view
Wifi – 1000 Mbps
Free parking on premises
Private hot tub
Pets allowed
55" HDTV
Security cameras on property


Step-free access
Entrance wider than 32 inches

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Where you’ll be

Jefferson County, Colorado, United States

The neighborhood is made up of private homes on large lots. The Ponderosa Pines are majestic and attract wildlife every day. Close to Denver but seems miles away.

Hosted by John

  1. Joined in December 2013
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Your Host – John Hermanussen After Graduating from CU Boulder and beginning my career as an engineer, I started following in my parents’ footsteps with traditional unfurnished rentals in the Golden/Lakewood area. Eventually, I graduated to building new homes and even one mixed use condo building. As the market tanked around (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) , I got into fix-n-flips and managed to keep a few of those as rentals. I'm a Golden Rotarian, volunteer with Buffalo Bill Days, and real estate nerd. When my 2 sons went off to college, it made sense to help pay their college bills by renting out our family home. Now I (and some other nearby hosts) have several other homes and cabins in the area so we can combine them to fit just about any combinations of family sizes/budgets. With warm wishes for a happy life together, John Hermanussen (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) TogetherInColorado
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During your stay

As little or as much as you like. We provide a lockbox for access and normally meet you at the house at your arrival to quickly answer any questions about the home and show you how to work the hot tub, turn on the outdoor fire pit, TV and indoor fireplace. You can call us anytime with questions if you have some special need or if there is an issue. We can also give you lots of ideas on what to do around Golden/Lookout Mountain- there are many activities, attractions, and trails close by. The Denver Metro Area is also close and full of cultural, shopping and sports activities. Red Rocks Park hosts concerts year round and is only about 5 miles away. Skiing is about 40 minutes West on I-70. We’re happy to give recommendations for whatever you want to do while visiting Colorado!
As little or as much as you like. We provide a lockbox for access and normally meet you at the house at your arrival to quickly answer any questions about the home and show you how…

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Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed

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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
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