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2019 calendar now open for bookings!

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 8,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

8 BR, 8500 Sq Ft Luxury Estate, on a 32-acre Mountaintop, 100+ Mile Views

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“Above the Clouds” is the name of this truly unique Luxury Estate, sitting on 32 private acres on top of Bear Mountain at just over 8,000’ elevation. This home is built directly into the side of the mountain with 20’ boulders on each side of the entrance to the front door, with huge boulders carried on into the great room, with 3 waterfalls cascading from the dining room, down into the Great Room.

Please note: We are firm on our pricing and minimum number of nights and are unable to accommodate requests for discounted nightly rates or shorter stays. The minimum night requirement ranges from three nights to six nights, depending on the season, and our seasonal pricing does vary. Our minimum booking age is 30. When inquiring, please include the following details that will help us determine if this home is a good fit for your group and give us info needed for the contract:

-Your age and if you are an all-adult group, the average age of your group members.

-The maximum number of adults and kids that you will have (even if you don't yet have final numbers).

-Any day guests that you plan to have at the house.

-A little bit about the purpose of your visit to CO. What brings you out, what are some of the activities planned?

Details on the House:

• 8 large bedrooms, with at least a king or queen bed. 4 of the bedrooms are Master Suites with private bathrooms.

• 8,500 square feet, all in one home.

• Sleeps up to 22 guests in beds.

• 8 total bathrooms.

• Great Room with 28’ ceilings, a wall of windows for incredible views, and a center fireplace.

• Huge Chef’s Kitchen with professional stainless steel equipment, granite counters, and open concept to the Great Room and Dining Room. Perfect for entertaining.

• Home Theater with 3 tiers, 11 leather full layout chairs, 10’ screen and surround sound.

• Indoor hot tub, steam shower, and dry sauna.

• Game Area with 20’ bar, pool table, shuffleboard, ping pong, and foosball.

• 1,200 sq ft main deck off of Great Room with fire pit and seating for outdoor dinners.

• Dining Room with private wine cooler and 13’ farm table with seating for 14. Large picture window with breathtaking views.

• Workout Room with treadmill, recumbent bike, various weight machines, and free weights.

• 4 fireplaces.

• 32 private acres on top of Bear Mountain.

• 4-car heated garage.

• Private safe for use of guests.

• Original art and oil paintings throughout the Estate.

• Sonos music sound system wired throughout house with 3 wall mounted Ipods and bluetooth connectivity.

• 1,000 square feet Master Suite with private deck, huge jetted tub, fireplace, large walk-in shower, 50” TV, multiple closets, huge windows overlooking mountains.

• 13 Televisions. Minimum 32” in each bedroom. Huge number of premium channels.

• 2nd living room in the guest wing.

• Radiant floor heat and back up forced air heating.

• Air conditioning for the entire house. Really Important -- It gets hot in the mountains! Most homes do not offer this.

• Back up electrical generator to insure you are never out of power.

• Snow service automatically comes to clear the driveway when it snows, with a large self-propelled snow blower in garage for emergencies.

This home is located in the mountains and although we are vigilant with having the driveway plowed in the wintertime, we highly recommend 4-wheel drive vehicles. The roads are easy to navigate in the summertime, no special vehicle needed.

There are a lot of stairs in this home, and it sits at 8,000'. We do provide oxygen but some of our past guests have asked that we share this with future guests, just so they are prepared. Hydration is very important at this altitude!

Sleeping Arrangements:

Main Level:

• Master Suite – King with twin daybed and twin trundle. Private bath.

• Bedroom #2 – Queen. Private bath.

• Bedroom #3 – King. Private bath.

Upper Level:

• Bedroom #4 – Queen with twin daybed and twin trundle. Shared bath.

• Bedroom #5 – King. Shared bath.

• Bedroom #6 – Queen with twin daybed and twin trundle. Private bath.

Guest Wing:

• Bedroom #7 – Queen. Shared bath.

• Bedroom #8 – Queen (in open loft area up spiral stairs). Shared bath.

We also have a half-bath on the Main Level and a full bath on the Lower Level.

This 8,500 sf home sleeps up to 22 guests (two per queen/king bed) and is ideal for large families, corporate retreats, and small group gatherings. If you are looking for the ultimate Colorado lodging experience, you’ve just found it. Come be our guest!

WE DO NOT ALLOW WEDDINGS, REHEARSAL DINNERS, BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE PARTIES OR OTHER FORMAL GATHERINGS AT THE PROPERTY. House parties (having day guests), unless pre-approved in writing with correct details, are strictly prohibited and grounds for immediate eviction and additional fees. Day guests will be charged for at $25 for each day guest per day, if not pre-approved in writing. Day guests are any guests beyond those paying to spend the night.

We welcome corporate groups and retreats and offer HDMI capabilities in the media room, and a white board for work sessions. Gather around our huge dining table as you strategize and plan! Our corporate clients include national organizations including Lululemon Athletica, Graebel Relocation Services, Hilti Inc., Dave & Buster's, Herbalife and The Wendy's Company.

Summer bookings (June, July and August) require a 6-night stay with a check-in on Monday or Tuesday. Please plan to check in on a Sunday for 7-night stays. In late spring, we reduce the summer nightly minimum to 4 nights for the remaining open summer dates (reflected on our pricing schedule at that time).

Christmas and New Year's bookings require a 5-night minimum and are two separate reservation blocks. Christmas dates can be reserved between December 20 and 26th, New Year's reservations can be reserved between December 27 and January 6.

If you are a traveling sports team, please note that we require a 1:1 ratio of adults to kids (siblings and players). More adults are okay. If you have a special situation, please feel free to inquire.

Smoking outside only and absolutely no pets. Violation of these policies will result in a full forfeiture of deposit.


• This house was chosen for it’s central location to everything!

• We are 45 minutes from Downtown Denver.

• We are 25 minutes from Red Rocks Amphitheatre

• We are an hour and 10 minutes from the Denver Airport (DEN).

• We are 40 minutes to Echo Mountain Ski Resort and one hour from Loveland Ski Area.

• We are just over an hour to the major ski slopes – Copper, Breckenridge, Keystone, Winter Park.

• We are about 40 minutes to the major casinos in Black Hawk.

• Mount Evans is about a 30 minute drive.

• We are located 20 minutes from Hwy 285 and N. Turkey Creek Rd, and 30 minutes from Hwy 285 and C-470.

• Evergreen is a town rich in cultural opportunities, diverse outdoor activities, casual and fine dining options, and unique shopping experiences.

Thanks for looking! Feel free to e-mail or call with any additional questions and for further details!

Cancellation policy:

• Reservations cancelled 90 days or more prior to your arrival date receive a full refund less a $200 service fee and the VRBO service fee.

• Cancellations less than 90 days in advance will not receive a refund.

• No credit will be given for shortened stays due to late arrival or early departure for any reason.

• No cancellations due to weather.

Cancellation insurance:

When you purchase your stay through VRBO/Homeaway, they do offer cancellation insurance that you can purchase. We suggest reading the fine print if you decide to buy this insurance since we have no control over their regulations.

Confirmation of dates:

Please note that we sometimes receive multiple inquiries for the same dates and reservations are ONLY confirmed once payment has been made. Unfortunately we cannot hold dates.

Availability of property:

If something happens to the point that the house is not habitable, owner is only responsible to refund any received payment for unused nights. We take great pride in our properties, but guests must realize that things break, and owner has a team available to address any problems that may occur. No refunds will be available if owner makes reasonable efforts to correct these problems during the guests stay, and the house is still habitable.

Thanks for looking and for making it all the way to the bottom of our listing description!

More Details

Property Manager
Cristine Arnold, Legacy Real Estate Management
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2018

About Cristine Arnold, Legacy Real Estate Management

About the Property Manager:

I’m a Colorado native who was fortunate to spend my elementary school years living in Evergreen. I have love and passion for houses…over the years I have fix and flipped several homes, moved a handful of houses, completed construction on builder-abandoned homes, and managed dozens of rental properties. (One of my remodels even made a debut on HGTV!) I have found my true love in managing luxury vacation rental properties along the Colorado front range, and taking care of my incredible guests! –Cristine Arnold

About the Owners:

We own several VRBO properties in Texas and enjoy seeing families and friends gather at our homes. We have always loved visiting Colorado so in 2014, after months of looking, we found and purchased this beautiful mountain property to use as a second home and to share with others when we're back in Texas. My wife is an amazing interior designer and has worked hard to create a warm, inviting environment where you can kick off your shoes and relax as you breathe in the clean rocky mountain air. Welcome. And if you decide to book with us, we're glad to have you. Enjoy your stay! –Phil and Peggy Collins

Cristine Arnold, Legacy Real Estate Management purchased this estate in 2014

Why Cristine Arnold, Legacy Real Estate Management chose Evergreen

Even those who call themselves Colorado natives walk into this home and find themselves speechless; the view is like nothing you have experienced before. The summer landscape boasts beautiful shades of green, fall showcases the golden leaves of the changing season, and the winter dusts thousands of pines with a soft, white snow which fully covers the distant range and calls you to the slopes!

What makes this estate unique

Not only is this property breathtakingly beautiful, it also sleeps up to 22 guests (double occupancy), or 14 (single occupancy) in beds. Companies wanting to give their employees the ultimate retreat experience, families wanting to take in all that Colorado has to offer, and friends who wish to gather and spend time together on top of a mountain...these are the groups to which we open our doors. Welcome!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Evergreen, Colorado

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Max. adults: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please remove shoes when entering house.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Main floor master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor queen private bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor queen private bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Main floor half-bath
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs hall bath
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , tub , shower , Upstairs full bath
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , Downstairs bath
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest wing bath
  • All baths are conveniently located either in or close to bedrooms. Most bathrooms have hairdryers, and we provide hotel-sized shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and lotion in each full bath.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Main floor master king bed, twin daybed and twin trundle
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main floor queen bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Main floor king bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Upstairs queen bed, twin daybed and twin trundle
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Upstairs queen bed, twin daybed and twin trundle
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Upstairs king bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , Guest wing queen bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , Guest wing queen bed
  • All bedrooms have beautiful exterior views!
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
We have a chef who can deliver prepared meals to the property, please inquire for pricing.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 49 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Immaculate, well done, lovely spaces.

  • Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This home is simply incredible. From the views, setting (it is literally tucked into the side of the mountain), amenities, finishes and details in all the rooms this place allows for ultimate relaxation. There is so much room for different groups to enjoy simultaneously, but also it has great common areas, and a huge professional kitchen to gather in. The master bedroom is a like having your own private spa. Also, the location in Evergreen is very convenient to Denver (and airport) but also easy to get to some skiing destinations (we went skiing at loveland pass and snow mobiling in Breckenridge while we were there). Would recommend to anyone and can't wait to get back sometime.

  • Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Above the Clouds = Amazing Service & Experiences

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of lifelong friends (eight couples) that traveled from all over the country for our annual get together and Above the Clouds did not disappoint!!!!

I want to first start by thanking Cristine for the amazing job she did from day one! She was quick to respond to each of my emails and was able to answer all of my questions with ease. Working with her was nice because not only is she professional, but I could tell she truly enjoys her job! Thank you Cristine for being you!!

This was our fourth annual get together and while the other properties we’ve stayed in were nice there has always been something that was out of order or that didn’t look like the pictures. Let me tell you that the pictures don’t do the Above the Clouds property justice! There are breathtaking views from almost every nook and cranny throughout the home! I have a construction background and it is clear that a lot of time and effort went into upgrading this home.

The attention to detail is impressive. I can’t think of any other home that has a waterfall in it!! The Sonos sound system is amazing and something I’m going to look into getting one installed in my own home. Everyone enjoyed hanging out in the bar area playing shuffle board and pool, but when a few couples went to bed earlier than others all we had to do was push a button to turn off the music to that portion of the home. How cool is that?!

All appliances worked great and the heated floors, fire place, and fire pit were a nice touch when we got snowed in for a day.

I stayed in the master suite and let’s just say I could get used to walking into that amazing bathroom everyday. The other rooms were comfortable and well put together and the house has more than enough space so there was never a time when we felt crowded.

I could go on and on about all of the wonderful things with this home but if you’ve made it this far reading my review just stop now and hit that reserve button because I guarantee you won’t regret it!

  • Submitted: 3-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: KYNA! Wow, how to say thank you for painting such a WONDERFUL picture to those who are looking for the perfect place to stay. Thank you for taking the time to highlight your favorites. :) Yes, the owners took GREAT care in updating and putting finishing touches on this already-fabulous house. All credit to them! What a treat it was to have you and your group, please come back soon! -Cristine
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you! My family (15 of us ranging from 8 to 72) enjoyed everything about this home. The accommodations, the views, and the central location made it the ideal home to either relax inside for the day or head out to the surrounding areas! Would definitely return!

  • Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marnie, we love having family groups like yours...we love the idea of everyone gathering for a few days of totally focused time together in this beautiful setting. Thank you for booking with us and for sharing your experience! -Cristine
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Super Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

I can't even describe how awesome this place is! The house is spacious with gorgeous views! It never felt cramped with our group of 19. The house was super clean when we arrived. The entertainment room is amazing! Movie theatre, hot tub, pool table, foosball. Many hours were spent there!

We didn't have any issues, mostly because Cristine had taken care of everything. She was fantastic throughout the entire process! The only complaint my group had was we should've stayed longer. We will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: 1-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Haik, I love that your complaint that was you wish you had stayed longer!!! It was a true pleasure having your group at the house. I hope you made memories that will last a lifetime. :) -Cristine
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Stunning Mountaintop Getaway in Gorgeous Huge Home!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of nine adults from Texas had tons of room to spread out in this spacious home with breathtaking mountain views and luxury amenities like a large indoor hot tub, movie theatre, game room, and well-appointed kitchen. We enjoyed the most relaxing weekend here at Above the Clouds and loved working with Christine, the manager, who kept in contact from the time of booking through checkout and even helped us with local dining and activity recommendations. We enjoyed exploring Denver as well but were tempted to never leave the house after we arrived. Truly a break from everyday life at this amazing Colorado getaway!!

  • Submitted: 1-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi sweet Angeliz! To hear from your guests that they had a relaxing time and were tempted to never leave the house...that makes me smile! Thank you and big hugs to you! Cristine
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Denver International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Cactus Jack's Tavern
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Evergreen Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Beau Jo's Pizza
Nearest Ski
47 Miles
Loveland Ski Resort
Car: necessary

We are located 20 minutes from Hwy 285 and N. Turkey Creek Rd, and 30 minutes from Hwy 285 and C-470. Evergreen is a town rich in cultural opportunities, diverse outdoor activities, casual and fine dining options, and unique shopping experiences.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Evergreen, Colorado

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
6 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2018 - Nov 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2018 - Nov 26 2018
5 night minimum stay
Late Fall/Early Winter
Nov 27 2018 - Dec 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2018 - Dec 26 2018
5 night minimum stay
New Year's
Dec 27 2018 - Jan 2 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$597.11
Damage Deposit C$1,326.9

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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