Solid Log Cabin on Private 1-Acre Property (3BR/1BA)
About Brian Richards
I purchased the property in 2002. It was never listed publicly... a friend was selling it. I had NO idea what I was going to do with it...I just knew it was so special I couldn't let it go or I would always regret it :-)
Brian Richards purchased this Cabin in 2002
Why Brian Richards chose Black Hawk
This place was like a childhood dream come true for me. Everything about it...is...perfect. I wouldn't change a thing. My wife is a real estate agent, and she's been looking in the mountains for years for another property like it for us to buy in addition, and we just can't find anything like this one. Its so special in that it has the river, ultimate privacy, the true 'log' home feel, big & open, no neighbors, the private hiking trail, surrounded by national forest, etc. Its not hard to find most of those...but getting all of them in 1 property without spending $2M is not easy.
What makes this Cabin unique
This Cabin is a labor of love for me and my family. We constantly upgrade it without hesitation. Because we use it so much ourselves...its so worth spending $ on to make it better. I've had families that have stayed here every year for the last 10 years, and its really fun upgrading it for them too so there is always something new to enjoy :) You can just feel the love that went into making this property an experience when you are there, and its not just the grandiose things, its the finest minute details that we think help make your stay here magical. No effort has been spared to make this the most amazing visit that we possibly can for you. The compliments and endless thank you's I get from my guests warm my heart and motivate me even to make everyone's stay special.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
No smoking allowed inside the Cabin.
Additional fees may apply
Absolutely no smoking inside the cabin. Other than that please take great care of my place...this cabin is my baby, and I love sharing it with people who treat it with the care it deserves.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We loved the cabin and the surrounding area. Brian was very generous, hospitable, and a great communicator. The cabin had everything we could ask for. Lots of great places for hiking and exploring within a short drive. We'll definitely be back in the future
Getaway anniversary trip
Absolutely gorgeous cabin with so many details, one of the best appointed kitchens, and truly remote and quiet. Great shower, bed, and pillows .
Perfect slice of CO heaven
We wanted to get away from work for a mid week break, and this location was perfect. Just an hour from our doorstep in Denver and we felt like we were way out in the mountains on our own secluded private property. We hiked the trail during the day, the views were just stunning with the Aspens in full fall peak. It's steep for the first while, but then levels out. Loved the variety of it! The stream next to the cabin was so soothing to listen to and sit by. The lighting in all of the landscaping that the owner has done is just beautiful at night! We had a fire outside, listened to music with the awesome speaker system both indoors & out, and relaxed in such a beautiful place. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook all of our meals, along with the grill on the deck. Everything in the cabin was clearly marked with instructions and helpers along the way. The cabin was clean & comfy. We loved reading the history of the trail and about the cabin. The owner has put together a very nice welcome binder to read when you get there. Between the beautiful cabin with amazing personal touches, the crystal clear stream flowing next to it, and the hiking trail out back, this place really is a little slice of Colorado heaven. We will be back!
Our stay in Brian’s cabin was nothing short of incredible! From the location to every fine detail that was given to this property makes it by far one of our favorite mountain experiences. We will definitely be back again!
Truly the Ultimate Cabin Experience!!!
The owners' love for this property shows in every inch of the space. It truly is the ULTIMATE cabin experience. Although this cabin may not be for everyone-- it's quite remote... located down a long dirt road that heads to an abandoned mining town, there is no cell service out here, and the nearest grocery store is 30 min away in Idaho Springs (plan your meals ahead of time.) But if you are seeking a quiet, natural, off-line experience, this is THE PLACE. We had so much fun with the treasure hunts, and had an ATV delivered for 5 hours of riding in the forest and mountain trails starting just down the road. Tons of movies to choose from, books and games, a hammock, and even some gold pans and waders if you'd like to find your own treasure. :-) This fully exceeded our expectations, and we hope to return some day!!!
Well planned and cared for. Loved the river setting. We enjoyed our time and would come back some day.
Blackhawk, Central City, Golden Evergreen. The Cabin feels like it is in a very isolated area, yet Blackhawk/Central City is only 5 miles away. Thick forest and 100-foot tall Evergreens surround the cabin in all directions. Your own gushing stream will make you want to spend all your time outside!. There is also a 100% private 4 mile hiking trail going up the mountain for Cabin guests only! Information on dining, attractions, trails, etc. is all at the cabin. Activities: Hiking, 4-wheelers, Snowmobiles, Fishing, Campfires, Skiing (Eldora Ski Area), Gambling, Shopping, Restaurants, Wildlife Viewing, Cross-Country Skiing, and Sledding... or just Relaxing!