The Space"Wow, what a view!" While you're here, enjoy your morning coffee on the verandah featuring a fantastic view of Golden, the sweetest little town in the Denver area. You'll be greeted by sweet Elsie dog and the 2 kitties may or may not appear. Settle into your room, then I can take you on a mine exploration tour (225' tunnel attached to my laundry room). Head into downtown Golden (5 minutes away) which features all types of restaurants from Thai to Nepali/Tibetan, and 4 microbreweries. An Open Space trail crosses the driveway, so you can hike to downtown if you wish or head up to the top of Lookout Mountain.
The guestroom has a new queen bed and the bathroom may or may not be shared, depending if there are other guests. The kitchen is available if you want to prepare your own meals, and a light breakfast of coffee, tea and fruit or pastries is included.
Take the Coors/Miller brewery tour for free, watch the kayakers and tubers in Clear Creek, cheer on the cyclists during the USA Pro Challenge bike race, and enjoy a bit of the Old West during the Buffalo Bill Days annual festival in late July. Learn something new with a tour of the Natl. Renewable Energy Lab. Kayaking, mtn biking, paragliding (*see below), rock climbing, festivals, rafting, hiking, farmers market, brewery tours, museums, and more all await you within the town limits, the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater is only 10 minutes away and Interstate 70 is 8 minutes away.
Light rail now connects Golden to downtown Denver and to Denver Internation Airport, so you can enjoy the downtown attractions of Denver as well without the driving hassle.
*I can arrange a tandem paragliding flight for you if you want to get a bird's eye view of the Front Range. Great video/photo op, and definitely something to share with the folks back home.
While you're here, you're welcome to partake in Colorado's new 420 status (legal marijuana) if you wish. I ask that you indulge outside, however (and enjoy the view!)
PLEASE NOTE: The dirt driveway is 600' long, so when you turn at the brown mailbox, there is plenty of parking by the house so drive on back and park anywhere.
Also parked on my property is an adorable tiny house, available for rent as well. If you're interested in tiny living, it's a great opportunity to try it out! Check out the "Wee Miner" tiny house listing on airbnb. Guest AccessGuests are welcome to relax anywhere in the public areas of the house (living room, kitchen, family room, verandah, and the mine). Interaction with GuestsI am home most of the time, and love interacting with guests. I can give you plenty of ideas for enjoying your time in Colorado. If you are looking for peace and quiet, I can leave you to simply enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The NeighborhoodMy house is nestled on the hillside overlooking Golden, and a trail by my house leads down into town and up Lookout Mountain for some nice long hiking options. Getting AroundPublic transit in Golden includes several bus routes and light rail now connects Golden to downtown Denver and out to Denver International Airport. From the airport you can take lightrail to downtown Denver, then switch to the W Line to come out to Golden (last stop, total cost - $9), then you can take the Call N Ride from the light rail station to my house: (URL HIDDEN) There is also shuttle service to Golden from the airport (Golden West Shuttle or SuperShuttle) and Lyft and Uber service Golden as well. If you're flying in for your visit, I recommend that you rent a car at the airport if you want to explore the area (public transport only works in the metro area, so if you want to go to the mountains, you'll need a car). Other Things to NoteThe driveway is 600' so a 4WD or AWD is highly recommended in the winter. I will keep you posted as to weather conditions.
420 friendly, so you're welcome to smoke whatever you want outside, please no smoking or vaping in the guestroom.
If you want to try out tiny living, please check out my Tiny House listing on airbnb. If no one is in the tiny house, I'm happy to give you a tour!