About this listing
A cozy, colorful spot with everything you need to have a peaceful and relaxing vacation.
Welcome to our tranquil, sunny, sweet spot in the beautiful Eldorado Springs Valley, just minutes south of Boulder. Gorgeous views and nature surround you, from horses in the pasture next door to the local wildlife, such as deer, fox, and owl.
This special place has its own unique character and all the comforts of home. It is private and very quiet at night. You can see the stars.
The 400 square foot abode has a kitchen with a lovely view, a small gas stove/oven, fridge, microwave, and other kitchen essentials. The bedroom has a queen pillow top bed, dresser, cable TV, DVD player, and a large picture window with a beautiful view from the bed. The bathroom is new construction and quite spacious for a small space. A living room area has a comfy couch, a red velvet chair and a small desk. Wireless internet access, with a small patio and parking right in front.
We also have other listings on the property, the Awesome Reinvented Blacksmith Shop (it's in the same building but does not share a wall with the abode), the Eldorado Valley Artist Cabin and the Sunny Eldorado Retreat. It's a fun, relaxed place to stay.
A fantastic trail system is about a half mile away, heading west on Eldorado Springs Drive, which you can drive or walk to. Enjoy hiking, running, mountain biking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing, depending on the season. Two miles down the road from here is Eldorado Canyon, which features Eldorado State Park where hiking, world class rock climbing and scenic vistas happen. Also located in the canyon is the Eldorado Springs Pool, a wonderful artesian spring fed pool, so refreshing and fun in the summertime. Downtown Boulder seems a world away, although it is actually a 5-10 minute drive. There are bike paths all the way into town.
Food shopping is close; King Soopers has everything and is five minutes away. Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and many other markets are also a short drive. At our intersection, a mile away, is the Eldorado Corner Market which includes a gas station/convenience store and a liquor store.
We are both artists and our home and studio are on the property. Feel free to come by anytime during your stay to chat and visit. We know a lot about the area and can help with ideas about things to do. We'd love to have you as our guests!
Interaction with Guests
We live on the property and are available to help if you need anything.
There are homes on the block, all on an acre or more. We are near a two lane state highway which is well maintained in the winter. During the day in the summer it can be busy with the pool, state park and hiking trails down the road, and is very quiet at night.
Other Things to Note
Please have your itinerary which has the complete directions; GPS will not take you to the abode. Also note that check in is 3 pm and check out is 11 am.
To contact me before or during your travels, please use the messaging on this website or call the 303 number. Please do not enter the gate by the mailbox or access the property from Eldorado Springs Drive (there is a do not enter sign). GPS will not take you to the door. The entrance is on Prado Drive. Continue on Eldorado Springs Drive and turn right onto Prado Drive, then take the second right onto the driveway. The driveway is circular with a large tree in the middle. Parking is directly in front of the abode; pull straight up to the sun sign (in between the white garage doors. There are two 'apartments' in the building (they don't share a wall); the abode is the one on the right, nearest to the wooden fence. Remove shoes inside by the front door if it's wet or muddy out. 10 pm to 7 am are quiet hours. No late checkout; I have a four listings and a high volume of reservations. Please ask about having guests over. Smoking outdoors only. Help yourself to any food in the fridge or pantry shelves. Kindly leave the abode clean. Dogs are allowed; kindly let me know if you're bringing a dog. Dogs must be with their human companions and not left alone in the abode for extended periods of time. Writing a review is greatly appreciated! Let me know if you have any questions and suggestions; I want my guests to be comfortable and happy.
About the Host, Susan
I am a self employed artist and have lived in this beautiful valley since 1991, with my husband, Tom, who is a ceramic artist, teacher, and a musician.
In the past, we spent a lot of time on the road, doing art shows with our two sons, who grew up here.
I have done a lot of traveling and enjoy meeting people from all over. One of the most memorable experiences of my life was when I lived in Italy for close to a year while I was in college in the early '70's. Part of the time I lived with an Italian family in Tuscany whom I adored. I would love to return there someday.
I enjoy being active in the outdoors and at the gym, cooking fun and healthy foods, growing vegetables and herbs, and learning new skills. I love to read and collect all kinds of books, including novels, non-fiction and cookbooks. One of my favorite books is The Infinite Plan, by Isabel Allende.
We have had visits in our home with many guests from all over through the years, and it has been good times. I have learned to be open to having adventures and being spontaneous. My most memorable times have not involved much planning or expense.