About this listing
Come & visit in the foothills of the Rockies! Lovely quiet, smoke-free apartment in residential neighborhood in Golden Colorado at the base of Lookout Mountain. Large 1-bedrm apt: living room with fireplace, small kitchen, bathroom & private entrance
Fully furnished large 1-bedroom apartment: living room with fireplace, small kitchen and bathroom, and private entrance. Kitchen has all amenities: dishes, cookware, coffeemaker and microwave. Guest has private washer & dryer in apartment. Free cable and wi-fi. Plenty of on-street parking directly in front of house. Apartment is across from open space and neighborhood park where elk, fox and coyote sightings are a regular occurrence; and 1/2 mile from base of Apex Open Space Park for mountain biking and hiking. Two miles to downtown "old town" Golden and a mile from Morrison exit of I-70, and 2 miles to Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Summit County with the best skiing in the world--is only an hour away and downtown Denver is 20 to 30 minutes straight down 6th avenue. Jump on the new light rail from Golden to downtown Denver (look up the "W" Line on the RTD website) to get into the heart of Lodo in 40 minutes. The Golden light rail station is a mile from my apartment. Come and enjoy the foothills of the Rockies!
WHAT TO DO IN GOLDEN COLORADO
Golden is a great place to vacation all year round! Check out the Guidebook (upper right hand corner of this listing) for some links to vacation ideas . . . restaurants, shopping and dining….and the Coors Brewery Tour!
NEW for 2014!! Did you know that Golden is becoming a craft beer destination? Microbreweries are popping up like mushrooms! We now have 4 great microbreweries in Golden!
The GOLDEN MICROBREWERY LONG WEEKEND package includes:
**3 nights/4 days stay for two people at Foothills of the Rockies apartment
**Choice of 1 growler from one of our 4 microbreweries in Golden
**Choice of two t-shirts from one of 4 microbreweries in Golden
***recommendations for best brews in the city of Golden from your host!
Golden is a hotbed of cycling for all types of cyclists—from beginners to pros AND from mountain and BMX to road bikers!!
And we take our procycling seriously—Golden hosted stages for the two USA Procycling in Challenge Races in 2011 and 2012! This year's USA Procycling Challenge came through Golden on Sunday August 24th, 2014. Reserve the apartment early for next year's ProChallenge cycling event--known locally as the "tour of Colorado"!!
LOCAL CYCLING: go for a ride up Lookout Mountain—which sits right above the Foothills of the Rockies apartment. It’s a ten minute ride to the base of Lookout from the apartment. It usually takes me 40 minutes to ride up Lookout—compared to the record 14 minutes for the pros! What will your time be?
Want to mountain bike instead?
The world famous Apex trail trailhead is ½ mile from my Air B&B apartment. Check out the excellent single track at 7000 feet with a great view of Denver and the foothills from the top.
Did somebody say kayaking—we’ve got one of the best white water kayaking parks right in downtown Golden!
Check out the link in the guidebook.
Not your thing?—want to rock climb instead? Excellent rock climbing is available within 5 miles of the apartment on North Table Mountain in Golden!
If something with a motor is more your thing—Thunder Valley Motocross Park is just down the street. Check out the link in the Guidebook!
And if you want to just kickback and enjoy a concert at world famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre—check it out—2 miles from the Air B&B apartment (link in the Guidebook). You could ride your bike there –I always do! But be ready for the altitude—‘cause you’re already at 6250 feet when you leave the driveway of the house!
The “Foothills of the Rockies” Apartment is 1 hour from the best skiing in the world! Check out the Arapahoe Basin webcams for the latest snow conditions—and I mean the latest—cause their live webcams!
No matter what you do for fun--its all here for you-- nearby the "Foothills of the Rockies" apartment. I'm looking forward to hosting you!
Guests have a private entrance to the apartment and may come and go as they please.
Interaction with guests
I am very respectful of my guest's privacy. Some folks like to chat more than others and I'm totally good with that. I am happy to provide guests with tips on where to eat and hike in the area. And even where to rent a bike in town. I usually follow the lead of my guests in terms of how much communication that would like to have. I do prefer that my guests let me know in advance of when they will be checking in and checking out; that way I can make my plans accordingly.
Dear Guests, because the Air B & B Apartment is the bottom floor of my own house, it’s extremely important that guests and host show respectful behavior to each other. My house is a smoke free environment and I do not allow pets on the property because I myself have a big dog--and he likes to rule the roost! Please see my House Manual for more details on my house rules, apartment amenities and safety while visiting. I look forward to meeting you.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
I am a Research Associate and spend lots of time with my head in the data. So, when I'm not working, I love to be outside. That's why I love living in Golden. I can walk out my door and climb up multiple hiking and mountain biking trails. I also love that downtown "old town" Golden is 5 minutes away, with lots of restaurants, bars, museums, parks and Clear Creek close at hand. And I'm 1 hour from the best skiing in the country, Summit County. And when I want to rock out--Red Rocks Amphitheatre is 2 miles from my house. Sometimes in the summer when the wind is right--you can hear the concerts in the distance. But mostly I love to ride my bike--and the foothills of Golden is a great place to cycle--I start out at 6200 feet riding out my driveway--so the altitude keeps me challenged.