About This Listing
Private studio on a wooded lot in the mountains of Colorado. Nearby to town and many outdoor activities.
Please carefully read the property description, and read and understand all terms and conditions (listed under House Rules) before submitting your reservation. I'm not always able to accommodate last-minute requests, but I will always try.
Our accommodation is a mother-in-law studio attached to our house but with a separate entrance. Includes ONE double-size bed to sleep 2 people; private bathroom with shower; mini refrigerator, convection oven, microwave, one plug-in burner, tea pot, coffee-maker, kitchenware; wi-fi available. **Must be able to climb steep stairs to access.** You will feel as though you are in a tree house! Pine forest on all sides. Please note this is a self-catering unit. And no TV. (books + games, yes)
Odds of seeing wildlife in the yard any time of year are good but never guaranteed. Early summer is a great time to see wildflowers. Autumn is beautiful with the golden aspen leaves.
We are a 10 minute drive to Eldora ski resort, about 15 minutes to trailheads to hike in the Indian Peaks Wilderness, and walking distance to the Mud Lake trail system. There are many restaurants in town. We are 30 minutes from Boulder; 1 hour from Denver. Bus service to town from Boulder and Denver; we can most likely pick you up at the park-n-ride if come by bus.
We have cats but they do not hang out inside the apartment. If you have severe allergies, though, please consider there are cats on the premises.
Stay in touch on social media! "Like" us on(website hidden) @ "Cozy and Quiet B&B in Nederland" for occasional updates and more photos from the area. Plus an interview with me about the hosting experience. :)
Interaction with Guests
We can leave you alone to enjoy the cozy peaceful environment, or break out the beer and have a proper chat ... however you prefer.
Other Things to Note
2014 updates! If you've stayed here before, you will now notice some updates: brand new mattress, new screen door, new flooring in kitchen area, and new shower doors!
My no pets policy is a blanket policy, nothing personal. I get several requests each year for me to please overlook it and make them an exception. If I do, then next thing you know I basically allow pets. I love pets, but it's important that all guests including ones with allergies to pet hair are comfortable inside the studio. I'm sure all your pets are awesome, but please don't ask me to make exceptions to my rule.
No tobacco. No pets. Please wash own dishes ... sorry there is no dishwasher, hand-wash only.
Will provide wi-fi password upon check-in.
Note that cell phone reception is NOT guaranteed in Nederland. Please do not rely on a cell phone to navigate directions to our house. Upon your reservation if you tell me from where you will be coming (Boulder, Estes, etc.) I can send you detailed directions including landmarks, if you like.
Please check in at front door. Directions will be left for you there if we have stepped out.
Note that all beverages and food in fridge and cupboards upon your arrival are free for your consumption if you wish. Do let me know if you find dishes that haven't been properly scrubbed and I'll take care of it. Or any other issues.
If you are visiting us from a low altitude, be sure to drink lots of water to avoid altitude sickness!
Please DO NOT attempt driveway in snow unless your vehicle is 4WD or AWD with supreme snow tires (pretty much, that means studs). Seriously: please. If your vehicle cannot make it up the driveway there is a wooden walkway from the culdesac at bottom of driveway. We can shuttle your luggage up for you in our car.
Snow salt is provided for stairs, but we aren't always able to keep them shoveled. Please understand this risk, and that by making your reservation you accept all risks of personal injury and vehicle damage inherent in snowy conditions. Remember, we live in the mountains!
Notes about winter conditions: Please be aware that Nederland is notoriously windy in the winter. There's no way for me to accurately predict the weather for you, so just be aware that when you make a reservation with us in the winter, you are accepting the risk of severe weather ( esp. wind!). If you have an uncomfortable night in the wind here, trust me: so did we and so did everyone else in town. It's just the inherent nature/risk of living in our beautiful mountain environment. I do my best to make the studio nice but I can't be held responsible for poor weather. Many winter days, though, are completely lovely.
the living room space, surrounded by trees ... why many people refer to our place as "the tree house"
What an amazing experience! From the moment we arrived, Shara was very pleasant and helpful. The room was very comfortable and we wanted for nothing. Great to have your own entrance, bath and kitchenette. If ever in the area again, we wouldn't think twice about renting from Shara again. Thanks so much for everything!!!
We had a really nice stay at Shara's place! It feels like you are in a tree house with a lovely view from the 'living room' windows. She made us feel welcome, and was easily reachable if we had needed her. She was carefully attentive and communicative about work in the area that might disturb the quiet of the surroundings, which, in the end, did not effect us at all-but was nice to know about none-the-less!
The space was very clean and welcoming. Wonderful accommodations in a beautiful setting. It was really close to everywhere we wanted to go. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to stay near Nedderland. We also found some great rocks on the property with amazing views of the Rockies. If you are torn between a couple places, pick this one.
This was a little piece of heaven ! A totally private little apartment with its own entrance and beautifully clean. We stayed 3 nights but would have loved to stay longer. The apartment is surrounded by pines and you feel like you are in a tree house due to being up so high. There's some nice hiking trails at Mud Pond which is only a 15 minute walk away and some serious hiking within a short drive. There was plenty of clean towels, dishes, and some basic condiments in the undercounter refrigerator. Shara was a lovely host and her beautiful photography adorns the apartment walls. The wifi worked pretty well most of the time except when a thunderstorm was overhead. As mentioned, 4 wheel drive in the winter or some serious studded tires is a must to get up the driveway if it snows, but there is a long wooden boardwalk to the house if you can't make it up the driveway. All in all, our stay was wonderful and we plan on numerous return visits. A perfect weekend get-away :)
Shara's place is exactly what I needed to find the peace and quiet I desperately needed. The description of the studio being like a "tree house" is spot on, execpt you've probably never stayed at a treehouse with such nice accomodations.
The view out the windows is stunning, as is the proximity to the wilderness in the form of hiking trails and forest that you can wander to your heart's content.
My only regret is that I was not able to stay longer.
Shara was a lovely host... Helped me settle in and gave some good suggestions for walks and evening food. The flat itself has everything you need abd really is situated in the most tranquil of places. Would definitely return in the summer when more of the hikes in the area are open ... It's a wonderful part of the U.S.
Harriet, it was so very nice to meet you! I love your bubbly personality and I really enjoyed speaking with you at your arrival. I think I screwed up and didn't leave you a guest review as I thought I did, but if you need more references, send them my way! :) Thanks so much for being so gracious with the internet going out ... it was annoying and I was embarrassed, thanks for your understanding. Hope you'll stay with us again.
We were delighted to discover that this cozy little spot is adjoined to the birthplace of Nederland's Carousel of Happiness; indeed we were very happy with the lovely forest views, wish we could've stayed longer but the proximity to Boulder enabled a quick getaway for Eldora skiing and Nederland restaurants. Shara gave copious directions and was very accommodating.