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Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed


Private room

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1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Our home was built with a lower level to accomodate our four children. We are now empty-nesters and share that space on AirBnB. You will be guests in our home with a private-entrance (your choice to mingle or not). Adding meals is negotiable.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Description

The space

Traditional Amish-built log home situated on 14 acres in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains is run as a private boarding house. Three separate bedrooms are available to rent on a lower level with a shared living area, kitchenette and a 3 room bath (separate rooms for shower, toilet and sinks). Each room is rented and listed separately on the AirBnb website. Family style meals can be negotiated for an additional cost. Owners reside on property. Private and forested with abundant wildlife (deer, elk, porcupine, rabbits, fox, squirrels, pine marten, coyote, raccoon, moose and bear have all been sighted on the property. There is a seasonal firepit, a covered porch and sun filled deck (when not snow covered).
Located 15 minutes from either Winter Park or Sol Vista Basin Ski Resorts (both with summer activities) and 40 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park. The YMCA of the Rockies, Snow Mountain Ranch, Pole Creek Golf Course and Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort are all located within 10 miles of the property.
Winter Activities include: alpine or cross country skiing, sledding, snowmobiles, ice-fishing, dog sled rides, horse drawn sleigh rides and ice skating.
Summer Activities include: golf, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, boating, hot air ballooning and the many music festivals in the area.
Transportation (pick up/drop off) may be arranged during your visit. Extra cost is negotiable.
This is a double bed room and is located in the quietest part of the house. It is also the sunniest (two large windows, one with a window seat) and still the coolest since it is furthest from the forced air heating system. We can provide a space heater for this room if you feel the need.

Guest access

Access to seasonal decks, covered porches, firepits, ample parking.

Interaction with guests

Interaction is up to the guest. Private spaces are respected by both hosts and guests. The guest chooses to mingle or not by entering owner's space through french doors in the entrance hall).

The neighbourhood

It is quiet and friendly with lots of open space and wildlife but also has easy access to all of the Fraser Valley.

Getting around

Unfortunately we are still in a small remaining rural enclave of the Fraser Valley and there is no public transportation available.

Other things to note

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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

This is run as an old-fashioned boarding house more than your customary Bed and Breakfast. We rent private bedrooms that offer a shared living/kitchenette/bath rooms for the exclusive use of guests. We can provide family-style meals for an extra cost. There is a full-size refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker available in the guest kitchenette. There is no smoking anywhere in the home. If you choose to smoke outside, please be respectful ot the forest and "leave no trace". Quiet hours are between 10pm and 8am. There is a rambunctious Golden Retriever male on the premises, but guests may NOT bring pets and children should be supervised. We ask that you remove your shoes at the entryway (we have slipper socks for your use). And, please store your ski boots in the entryway as well. There is no maid service unless you are here for longer than one week. You are expected to keep things tidy during your visit for the comfort of everyone (cleaning the microwave, coffee pot, dishes, counter tops and table after your use). Plus, please wipe up the bathroom sinks, tub and toilet splatters after use as well (no one likes to see another's globs of toothpasts, make-up, hair, or your toilet and sink dribbles, etc.). We do deep cleaning after each guest departure and provide linens and towels for you. There is a separate entrance for our guests with a set of French doors to the owner's personal space. When the curtains are drawn we ask not to be disturbed. However, when the curtains are open, you are welcome to join us. If you have an emergency, please call our phone nos. at any time. We want you to feel at home during your visit and to enjoy the time spent in our mountain community, so we are here to assist you in any way. Please do not block double garage doors when parking.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Gerald User Profile
March 2017
a beautiful place, nice rooms, nice people!

Katelyn User Profile
February 2017
Kathy and Doug were wonderful hosts! Kathy greeted us in the driveway with their adorable pups. The check in process was easy and convenient. They have a beautiful home which was clean and accommodating. The location was great; gorgeous scenery and pretty close by to the hot springs and resort. We had a fantastic first experience with AirBnB and would highly recommend staying with Kathy and Doug!

Andrew User Profile
February 2017
Kathy and Doug's place was great, we really liked the "private room with communal lounge space" feel.

Becky User Profile
February 2017
Kathy and Doug's place was everything we needed for a relaxing weekend in the mountains. Their home is beautiful and we can't wait to be back!

Ace User Profile
Ace
January 2017
You will not find more hospitable hosts anywhere. Such a beautiful home in a sedate setting, yet easily accessible no matter the weather. First time in an Airbnb, and thanks to Kathy and Doug it will be the first of many. Thank you so much!

Carla User Profile
January 2017
Excellent place-the pictures don't do it justice. Kathy and Doug were very hospitable and prompt with communication. This is the perfect place to stay if you are hitting the slopes. Would definitely stay here again!

Greg User Profile
September 2016
Kathy and Doug are excellent hosts, very friendly and thoughtful. Their home is lovely and the guest area is very nice. We would certaoinly stay there again if we were in the area.

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Tabernash, Colorado, United States · Joined in March 2011
Kathy And Doug User ProfileKathy And Doug is a superhost.

We are semi-retired empty nesters who are parents of four near-perfect children and grandparents of 9. We live in beautiful Grand County, Colorado and love to share our mountain community with visitors. Our children grew up and went to school nearby. And although they consider themselves Coloradans, none of them live in state right now (what you have to do to for work and family). We built our family log home on 14 acres several years ago to accomodate everyone and now it's just us most of the time. Our kids were pretty surprised when they heard we were sharing their rooms with strangers! When we built there was only one neighbor within a mile and in all of Grand County (1800 sq mi).there was only a single streetlight! One night some folks actually set up their camping tent in our "yard". It's not quite like that anymore! Today, we have over 300 homes in that mile radius, but we STILL have our 14 acre "buffer" and it's peaceful here. BTW, there are at least 8 traffic lights in the county now and lots of talk about adding another. Doug and our neighbors fought the recent scourge of pine beetles and were rewarded with a healthy forest and abundant wildlife. Our home is situated peacefully "smack-dab" in the middle of the combined 30 acres and we've seen bear, fox moose, deer, coyote, pine marten, porcupine, racoons, squirrels, chipmunks, and marmots on our property.
Doug is a retired pilot turned bookkeeper/handyman/day laborer (that's the forestry part of his life) and he's a closet musician (I am the only one who gets to hear him play!).
I've worked mostly for the US Gov't. (Dept. of Defense, IRS, and US Post
Office). Now, I work wherever/whenever it's time. I'm the one who decided
to work as an innkeeper/maid at this point in our lives because "keeping
house" was what I most enjoyed and did pretty well.
We love music and attending the many outdoor summer concerts in beautiful Grand County as well as the frequent indoor shows all winter. We are long time members of the local Grand County Blues Society. We ride motorcycles (Roadstar for Doug and a V-Star for me). We built our home ourselves (with lots of help from great local sub-contractors and an Amish log crew from Montana). We enjoy golf, hking, and skiing together. I also like to garden. We especially enjoy having guests to our little peace of paradise.
After a career traveling by air (including hotels and restaurants) my husband dislikes it these days (and I'm raring to finally use our flying benefits!). If we go anywhere together, it's usually by car (with our Golden Retriever, Duke) or motorcycle.
We mostly let our guests decide how much they'd like to interact with us. Our spaces are separate and guests can come/go via their own entrance. If they'd like to jolin us, we have a french door for their access. Sometimes we can arrange for apres' ski wine and cheese before dinner or a pot of chili to share for an extra nominal fee.
Besides our Golden Retriever, we occasionally foster shelter puppies awaiting adoption via Mountain Pet Rescue.
Now....you know everything there is to know about us and whether visiting our mountain home for a few days sounds like something you'd like to do. If so, please ensure that your profile on AirBnB tells us enough about YOU so that we, too can be comfortable sharing our home. This site is growing so rapidly, that new people seem to be joining everyday and we are a community of people who are sharing our living spaces and we are not your ordinary business. Thank you.

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