Fool's Gold is a one bedroom, one bathroom cottage on Snyder Mountain in Evergreen, CO, 8,700 feet up. It's a sunny south facing hacienda with a deck and scenic mountain views that overlooks protected BLM land making wildlife viewing incredible.
Fool's Gold Cottage is located near the border of Jefferson and Clear Creek Counties, convenient to many outdoor activities including: rafting, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, road biking, running, mountaineering, mountain climbing, zip lining, elite athletic training, and hunting just to name a few. If you want to visit Denver, it's only a 50 minute drive. There are also plenty of trails right by the cottage.
Fool's Gold was built in the 1980s. Her sister, The Gold Mine, the home the owner's currently live in is 150 feet from Fool's Gold. The Gold Mine was built in the early 1970s and was the first house in the area. The paperwork they have on the home has President Grover Cleveland's signature on it when he signed the land over to be developed!
When Fool's Gold was built, it was basically a framed house with water, a kitchen, a bathroom with a shower pan, sink and toilet, and electricity. There was not any drywall or flooring. The owners used her for a while as an office until they decided to turn it into a vacation rental so others can enjoy the area too. They are currently remodeling Prospector's Place, their current home, that will become a prospective vacation rental the end of 2017.
The roads to Fool's Gold are paved until you reach the cottage's subdivision. There is less than one mile of dirt roads to the cottage itself. Front wheel drive cars do just fine up here and the roads are well maintained. Rear wheel drive cars, some sports cars, and many Volkswagen brand vehicles do not do very well up here.
Because the cottage is located in ALPINE conditions, please make sure that the cottage would be suitable for your stay if you have children under the age of six, are elderly, or have a physical disability.
One dog (two dogs with approval) is allowed on the property. There is no additional fee for your pet; however, all guests with pets are required to follow the house rules and neighborhood rules regarding pets. We do have dogs on the property and they are in a separate fenced in area and we are very respectful in terms of barking, etc. No other type of animals are allowed at the cottage.
Thank you for pursuing our rental and we hope have you as our guests and become a part of the Mile and a Half High Club!
Tracey Smith - Property Manager+ More