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Artist's Retreat on Boulder Creek but just 5 minutes from Pearl Street Mall!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type guest house

Overview

About the property

Two Bedroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8) on Boulder Creek (rent with 1 or 2 bedrooms)

Our Canyon Retreat on Boulder Creek is located at the western edge of Boulder, 5 minutes from Pearl Street Mall and the University of Colorado, surrounded by Open Space. The Studio has its own private entrance through an arbor from the ample parking area. And it's just 30 minutes to Eldora Mountain Ski Resort!

**Note, the price listed by VRBO is for ONE bedroom. The second upstairs bedroom can be rented, if needed, by letting the owner know when emailing. The additional fee varies by season and length of stay.

The first floor has a small kitchen, bathroom with shower, dining area and living room. There are two pull-out sofa beds for 2-4 extra guests. The entertainment center has a Blueray DVD player, ROKU for access to Netflix, or Amazon for movies, TV series, as well as Pandora for your choice in music. There is also high-speed wireless internet access for your laptops. French doors open on to your large private deck overlooking the creek, with tables, chairs and a gas barbecue.

On the second floor a wall of glass affords a fabulous view of the creek and canyon walls. There is a queen bed and also a futon -- perfect for children who might not want to stay down stairs. There is also a second bathroom with shower and a large closet.

We have added an optional second 'attic' bedroom, with 3 skylights, adjacent to the upstairs bedroom. It is optional and is renting for an additional $75-100 a night depending on the season. It has a queen bed and a sectional. Sleeps 2 - 4. Please arrange this additional rental through the owner. Or if you use 'Book It Now,' send your reservation through with one bedroom and we will upgrade it to 2 and send back to you for payment.

The large deck is fenced and gated for your dogs. There is a mulched 'potty place' and water bowls just for them. For more exercise, you can take them for a Bike Path walk or hike the trails.

The Boulder Bike Path just beyond your front door offers miles of trails for biking and running. Settlers' Park, Flagstaff Mountain and Chautauqua trailheads are all near, and Boulder Canyon Drive leads to the Indian Peaks Wilderness, Eldora Mountain Ski Resort and Rocky Mountain National Park.

And for the fishermen, there is trout fishing in the mill pond from the "beach" or walk over the bridge and fish trout from Boulder Creek!! And for water sports, put your tube or kayak right in the Creek from the property! Boulder kayak run is just over the pond wall as is Boulder Kayak Playpark just past the old Arapaho Bridge.

Or -- just relax on the deck with a glass of wine and watch the creek flow by. If you are a winter visitor, it is a bit like being in an ice castle, with the creek running between small ice cliffs. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing opportunities are close by, and you are only about 15 miles from Eldora Mountain -- home of the CU National Championship ski team.

We look forward to sharing this truly unique setting with you!

Keywords: Two-story artist's retreat with breathtaking views, right on Boulder Creek and an old mill pond, yet just steps from the Bike Path. Less than a mile to Pearl Street's restaurants and shops, you'll feel invitingly secluded, surrounded by water and Boulder Canyon's pine-covered mountains. Kayak, tube or trout fish right from the Studio property! And just 30 minutes to Eldora Ski Resort!

More Details

Owner
Dorothy Tucker
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2018

About Dorothy Tucker

Our family of 6 began in Pasadena CA but careers in marketing and arts management took us to Old Greenwich CT and NYC. For college, two of our children, Craig and Katie chose CU. We all fell in love with Boulder! While visiting them one weekend, Charlie and I took our dogs for a walk up the Bike Path and paused on the old creek bridge. There we saw an old house on a pond, surrounded by water and, lo and behold, a 'for sale' sign! And, of course we bought it right then and there! Architectural design had been an avocation of ours for many years, so as soon as possible, NYC was in our rear view mirror and Tucker Design Associates, as well as Tucker Walker Group Real Estate were born in Boulder! Our children are grown now and have families of their own, so we don't need the Studio space year around and are very happy to share it with you!

Dorothy Tucker purchased this guest house in 1990

Why Dorothy Tucker chose Boulder

The property feels remote, far from civilization - surrounded by water, pines, cottonwoods and ever-changing patterns of light on the canyon walls, yet it is five minutes from shopping, world class restaurants, the CU campus, Chautauqua concerts in the summer and skiing Eldora in the Winter!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for working with us! Your studio is even better than we thought. The pictures online didn't do it justice :) if we are in Boudler again we will definitely consider another shoot there or staying the night. You may have an untapped market for photographers like us. The lighting and modern decor is beautiful. I wish we could have shot in every room! We'll send some pics soon. Your studio is be perfect for families, bridal boudoir, babies, and outdoors. Thank you again!
Sep 2015
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation guest house rental in Boulder, Colorado

Property Type:
  • guest house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Be aware the the Studio is on an old mill pond and Boulder Creek. Children and dogs must be watched!
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The first floor bath is handicapped accessible with wide door and curb-less shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Room with a View - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bath off this bedroom
    Optional Skylight 'attic' bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Small children can sleep on sectional
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Artist's Retreat on Boulder Creek but just 5 minutes from Pearl Street Mall!
average rating of 4.982906 based on 119 reviews
5

This place is the absolute best!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this little retreat on the Boulder Creek. My son and I have been staying there for years now, and each and every time it is the most peaceful part of my summer. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beech Island South Carolina
5

Everything about our stay at this adorable cottage was wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay so much, that we're planning to stay here everytime we come to Colorado. It's so beautiful. The cottage offers a lovely view of Boulders streams that soothes you to sleep and to wake in the morning and have coffee on the wrap around deck was my favorite. I'm so happy to have found The Artist Retreat cottage. The owner was only a phone call away, should we need anything. But of course we didn't. It was very kind of her to call and make sure we got there safely. Thank you so much for our wonderful trip.

  • Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful scenery and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect with the studio being located right off of the creek and easy access to the trail for walking your dog or riding your bike. It's a perfect mix of being able to get away and relax with quick access to pearl street for food and the trails for activity. Dorothy was a pleasure to meet and a responsive host. It was a relaxing experience for the two of us with our dog. Would definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: 2-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

My favorite place to stay... Ever.

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at this property 3 times. It's my favorite place to stay of all my vacation spots. It's the perfect location and the master bedroom with that view is absolutely unbeatable. You crank the windows open and can hear the water running on 3 sides of you, as Boulder Creek wraps about the property, bc it sits in the curve of the creek. The deck is the most soothing and relaxing deck you'll ever sit on. And the location is just phenomenal. It's right on the edge of town, so it's close to everything, it only takes a few minutes to get to anywhere you need to go in town, and it's right by the hiking trail that winds along Boulder Creek, which is my favorite hike when i visit Colorado. (it's a light hike, with a mostly paved path, that follows the creek). It also has a little storage shed outside that has tube rafts in it, that you can ride down the river, into town, if the water is warm enough. We haven't been able to do this yet, but hope to when we go back in June.

I am so, so sad to hear about this property selling and going off the rental market soon, as i had dreams of buying it one day, or at least staying there once a year forever. :)

This is hands down my favorite place to stay, best suited for 2-4 people (4 if you get the additional bedroom added to your reservation), unless you don't mind people on the sofa sleepers, there lots of sleeping room if you include sofa sleepers in your plans.

I certainly recommend giving this place a try before it stops renting completely. It's dreamy!

  • Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely beautifu spot. Meticulously maintained. Hosts were helpful and generous at every turn.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience in every respect

  • Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Moline
5

Simply the best stay in Boulder!

  • 5 of 5

The Artist’s Retreat surpassed our expectations! The owner made us feel so comfortable and welcomed. The studio had breathtaking views right along the Boulder Creek and was very close to Pearl Street and downtown Boulder. We had a truly unique and special experience staying here—we highly recommend the Artist Retreat!

  • Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many choices on Pearl Street Mall
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Flatirons Golf Course - Public
Nearest Train
1 Miles
RTD bus to Denver Amtrak 30 miles away
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 119/Canyon Blvd/Boulder Canyon Dr are the same
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many Choices on Pearl Street Mall
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Eldora Mountain Resort just 30 minutes away
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Boulder Reservoir
Nearest Point of Interest
Bike Path
Nearest Point of Interest
Eben G Fine Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Boulder Creek
Nearest Point of Interest
The Ride #205 bus stop
Nearest Point of Interest
Settlers Park Trailhead
Nearest Point of Interest
Pearl Street Walking Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Chautauqua Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Sanitas Trailhead
Car: recommended

Eldora Mountain Ski Resort is just 30 minutes west of the Boulder Creek Studio! And Boulder Reservoir just 15 minutes north! And Put your kayak or your tube into the creek from your deck!!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation guest house rental in Boulder, Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
C$259
C$1,625
C$5,971
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning ea stay or week C$132.69
Property Damage Protection C$78.29

There is no pet fee. Bring your dogs.
The Studio is cleaned once a week and upon departure. $75 for each cleaning.
There may be an additional charge for more than 6 guests. $75 per person.

**Cancellation policy: Full refund less 10% processing fee up to 30 days. After 30 days full refund less 10% if the Studio can be rented for the same time period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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