About this listing
Unique one room cabin nestled in the foothills above Denver. Surrounded by lilac trees and mountain roses in the summer and close to ski resorts in the winter. A single room with closet and composting toilet and cold water sink. The shower and full bath is located in the main house 15 steps away. The space has a beautiful curved wood ceiling with numerous special touches. It has a DVD player, an MP3 player and high speed wireless internet access. You have a view of a 14,000 foot peak out your windows and a comfortable shaded bench out your front door under a towering tree to watch the elk, deer and foxes wander by in the stream filled valley below.
Located within easy walking distance of downtown Evergreen and Evergreen Lake. We also provide a bike you are welcome to use. Evergreen is filled with galleries, specialty shops and restaurants and bars, many with live music. The lake has boats for rent in the summer and ice skating in the winter (named one of 10 most beautiful in the world by CNN!) and a beautiful path around it for a relaxing stroll anytime of the year. Fishing in the local streams and lake is always a treat for those inclined. An inexpensive but challenging public 18 hole golf course is just a short walk away and a world class private club less than 10 minute further. Evergreen is in the center of the foothills biking scene with incredible options in any direction. There are also 2 great recreation centers with pools, slides, weight and conditioning rooms. The beautiful public library is just a 10 minute walk over the hill,.
Denver is 35 minutes away in one direction while the mountains are at your doorstep in the other, all on uncrowded 4 lane highways. You have the option of a half hour head start for world class Colorado skiing, hiking or biking in the high Rockies in one direction or just a short 35 minute trip down the mountain to the museums, plays, restaurants and sporting events of the Denver/Boulder metro area.
You are welcome to join our family for (extra charge) an excellent gourmet dinner and/or breakfast while still having the luxury of your own separate space to come and go at your own schedule.
Why stay in a hotel when you can have a unique, lovely and quiet cabin of your very own?
There is a bike you are welcome to use.
I stayed for 3 nights with my dog and we both had a great time. The room is just a fifteen minute walk to evergreen. There is a a ton of great hiking nearby and evergreen has a lot of good restaurants. I wouldn't suggest staying for any longer than 3 nights as the bed is a pull out and not the most comfortable. Other than that I found the room to be very comfortable.
Justin's cabin was exactly what we were looking for. It's the ideal place for someone who wants to do the mountains and go to the cities too. (30 min to Denver and an hour to Boulder) The cabin was very cozy, and Justin's house was an enchanting one that blended in with the wilderness nicely so its very sustainable. Very nice views with stars everywhere and a lot of wild life. Justin and his family made us feel very welcomed in their home. Would definitely stay there again!
We had a wonderful time utilizing Justin and his family's "lovely Mt. retreat." For the two of us, and, we like to travel "authentically and economically," it was perfect! A beautiful spot for my husband and I to use as a home base while hiking, attending Red Rocks concerts and then traveling to Denver. Justin was helpful and kind, as were his wife and son whom we met briefly. Overall, just lovely. Thanks!
Very welcome. Not intrusive or overbearing. Just friendly and available. It was clear that I could have had more interaction with Justin and the family which I would have enjoyed as they seem like an interesting, intelligent folks. However I was there for family reasons that took up my time and energy during my 9 day stay.
Justin's cabin worked out well as a springboard for all of the outdoor activities that the Evergreen area has to offer. It's not huge, but there was plenty of room for my wife and me (and our dog). Justin and his family were easygoing, informative hosts. Evergreen, by the way, is a great little town. So much to do in the area. Easy drive to Red Rocks, if that's what you're in town for.
A very cute and cozy cabin with a paradise view. Justin and his family are very sweet and down to earth. They were so accommodating! One world cafe is bomb! About 20 mins from red rocks :) most beautiful drive I've ever experienced! Thank you Justin and the fam for an awesome stay !
justin and his family perfectly balance hospitality with respect for privacy. the cabin is exactly as described, and filled with books, too. the lava lamp is awesome! thanks.
About the Host, Justin
I love the outdoors. I ski (grew up in Aspen, skied since I was 3), bike (both road and mountain), raft, whitewater kayak, climb, travel and enjoy cooking. I'm a Colorado native but have lived in Washington State, Alaska and NYC. After I graduated from college I decided I had never really lived in an urban setting and so decided to move to NYC. I lived in numerous neighborhoods of Manhattan and worked in the commercial production business on the crews making big budget television commercials. I decided, like many, that NYC was a great place to visit, but I didn't want to live there. I left for a brief time in Seattle before embarking on an extended trip around the world, with the longest stay in Nepal. I came back deeply in debt and took a job with a geophysical crew that traveled around the western US. I couldn't take the limited lifestyle (all work and no play) anymore and moved to Denver. I was offered, through an old friend, the position of overseeing the construction of a $15 million state-of-the-art video/film/audio recording facility that was paired with a voice research lab that was to form the seventh division of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Once constructed, I was offered and accepted the position of the Administrative Director of this facility, The Recording and Research Center. We made art film, television programs and recorded albums for diverse markets. I won a couple of regional Emmys, a bunch of film festival awards and a national ACE award for cable television. I met my wife, Helen Neal, while working on my mother's unsuccessful US senate campaign where she had started as a volunteer. Eventually, I decided to join my brother in starting a company to manufacture an invention of ours, the Sit'n'Stroll carseat stroller. A Sit'n'Stroll is a combination of a child's safety carseat with an integrated stroller in a single unit. It was expensive and complicated to start a safety related consumer product company that manufactured a very innovative and different product from the entrenched competition. We started small but grew very fast, averaging about 40% per year. I developed good relationships with some Taiwanese manufacturers. I left the company when my first son, Orion, was born and started another company to help small entrepreneurs find manufacturing options in China and Taiwan. I've since branched out a bit into making personal innovative items for individuals as well ((website hidden)). We now have 2 sons, Orion (18) and Haven (16), and we live in a house I built in Evergreen, in the foothills above Denver. My wife is the Chief of Staff for the Superintendent and the Board of Directors of the largest school district in Colorado and works too hard. My boys are intelligent and extremely charming. We have 3 cats, all very friendly.