Our house is below NCAR, backs to hiking trails. Quiet, private on a cul-de-sac; great views; deer in front yard. The bedroom has oak floors, with heated Italian ceramic tile in living room.
Queen bed in main bedroom
Private full bath is attached to main bedroom; 2nd half bath is in hall
Trail to Skunk Canyon trail is at the end of the street
Beautiful mountain views
European mid-century furniture and some German antiques
One dog - 14-year old Entlebucher.
Access to kitchen for breakfast
Hike or run the Mesa trail. Visiting scientists (from Belgium, Korea, and China) have stayed here to work at NCAR, an easy bike ride up the hill. NIST is a 15 - 20-minute walk; NCAR is 15 minutes; I've walked to CU in 15 - 20 minutes.
Our guest bedroom has oak floors, a queen bed, and an attached private full bath for your exclusive use. A second half bath is available for guests in the hall across from the rooms. I live here alone, and my bedroom and study are upstairs, in another wing of the house ( above the living room), so you'll have complete privacy.
The second guest bedroom has a queen futon. This room is available if there are 3 or more people. For two guests who want separate rooms, please either write to me to arrange this, or check in as 3 guests. There's an extra charge for the second bedroom (my cleaning lady charges me extra). So, please, book as 3 persons to have separate rooms. Or check my other site on Airbnb, 2 bedrooms in a 4-bedroom house.
We have WiFi, but no cable TV.
You're welcome to enjoy the view from the back deck, use the BBQ, and picnic tables on the deck (in summer).
Interaction with guests
If I'm in town, I can try to answer questions — particularly about rock climbing or nearby hiking trails. I teach skiing for Vail Resorts and can offer suggestions about where and when to ski. If I'm in town, I will have fruit available. I do have a good supply of (mostly herbal) teas on hand. There's space in the fridge for your favorite breakfast treats.
Other things to note
Our dog, Nanda Devi, is a 14-year old type of Swiss mountain dog — an Entlebucher Sennenhund. She's noisy at first and will bark to get your attention, but once she knows you, she quickly morphs into a glutton for attention.
No other pets please - we have a dog.
No smoking or 420, please; I'm allergic to smoke.
Please respect quiet time after 10 pm. I often go to bed early.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
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I'm a freelance writer and also teach skiing at Beaver Creek. In summer, I rock climb and wrote one guide book to climbing in Colorado, co-authored a guide to climbing in Utah, and have written articles for various climbing magazines and journals. I like to climb in Yosemite, Squamish, Canada, as well as the limestone cliffs of Italy, France, and Spain. I've also been on expeditions to the Himalaya (Everest, 1988; Shishapangma, 1994; Ak-Su in Kyrgyzstan, 1987), and have brief interviews in the movies "Vertical Frontier" and "Brave New wild"
About the home
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