Mount Evans, Colorado, the top of the world, is 14,260 feet above sea level. Drive the highest paved road in the Northern Hemisphere where herds of bighorn sheep and mountain goat graze above timberline. Spectacular views where an abundance of wildlife roam. At the base of Mt. Evans is where you will find Call of the Canyon Cabins, located just 6 miles south of Idaho Springs, Colorado.
104 West Chicago Creek Road Idaho Springs, Colorado
DOWNHILL AND CROSS COUNTRY SKIING*SNOWSHOEING*WHITE WATER RAFTING* NATURAL MINERAL HOT SPRINGS*NARROW GAGE RAILROAD* MINE TOURS*MOUNTAIN BIKING*HIKING*BIRDING*FISHING
Call of the Canyon Cabins are at the foot of Mt. Evans at 8,900' above sea level in Arapaho National Forest. West Chicago Creek, which originates in the Mount Evans Wilderness Area, runs only 25 feet from the cabins and is filled with pan sized rainbow trout. (BUT DON'T YOU DARE CATCH HAL, our mascot!)
Conveniently located 6 miles south of Interstate 70 & just off Mt. Evans Scenic & Historic Byway near Idaho Springs, Colorado. Idaho Springs is said to be named after Chief Idahoe & the healing waters of the natural mineral hot springs nearby, which were considered sacred to both the Mountain Ute and Arapahoe Indian tribes. This is where the Colorado Gold Rush began in 1859! Idaho Springs is an historic, Victorian-era mountain community where you can still explore working mines and pan for gold and gemstones. Or, take a drive up "Oh My Gawd Road", the hair-raising shortcut to nearby Central City, another historic gold rush town known as the "richest square mile on earth". Along with it's neighbor Black Hawk, they are two of only three Colorado towns which offer legalized gambling at over 25 casinos to choose from. And don't overlook the famous Central City Opera House and it's world renowned summer performances.
|In addition to offering easy access to world class downhill skiing at your choice of Loveland, Keystone, Winter Park, Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge & Copper Mountain (all are just 20 to 50 miles away), you can cross country ski and snowshoe right outside your door. Call of the Canyon Cabins are the perfect spot for hiking, Mt. biking, fishing, birding, or just plain relaxing.||
Meet Hal, our mascot
Charming, clean & spacious waterfront cabins. Each beautifully appointed cabin has a full kitchen including microwave, massive rock wood burning fireplace, bedroom with a queen sized log featherbed, plus hardwood floors & knotty pine interior throughout. Personal touches, & cozy cabin furnishings & decor make your stay a quintessential Colorado getaway!
After a day of skiing Colorado's slopes, head home to Call of the Canyon Cabins, stoke up a fire in the big stone fireplace, and experience the bliss of total relaxation. Later, the comfort of your queen size country featherbed awaits you. Let the sound of rushing water from West Chicago Creek right outside your window lull you into a deep and restful slumber. All of the cabins built lovingly in 1950 have retained their original nostalgic and rustic charm while incorporating modern conveniences.
No Televisions, Telephones, Smoking, Pets, or Stress!
The Cabins... (click on thumbnail pictures to enlarge)
Steps from the babbling creek and surrounded by an aspen grove is the Pine Cabin. Incredible views of giant rock outcroppings and the creek are framed by a big picture window. The Pine Cabin has one bedroom with a queen size log featherbed, simple bathroom with shower, fully equipped kitchen with vintage appliances, eating area, living area with large rock wood burning fireplace and fold out log futon for additional sleeping. Private sauna right outside your door.
Facing the creek and surrounded by tall pines is the Fir Cabin which offers views of the creek and rock formations from the large picture window. This one bedroom cabin has a living area with large moss rock wood burning fireplace and futon which converts to full sized sleeper, fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances, dining area, bedroom with queen sized log featherbed, and simple bathroom with shower.
Big picture windows in each cabin overlook the creek, framing incredible panoramic canyon views. Each cabin has a fully equipped kitchen which includes stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and all dishes, glassware, pots & pans and utensils, paper products, etc. Complimentary freshly ground organic coffee, assorted teas, cocoa, and hot spiced cider packets are provided. Every cabin has a separate bedroom that includes a romantic queen size log featherbed made up with cozy flannel linens and beautiful quilts. Bathrooms have showers and feature locally handcrafted organic soaps and plush guest robes. The property is surrounded by Arapahoe National Forest with miles of Mt. Evans Wilderness trails to explore right outside your cabin door. The rushing West Chicago Creek runs through the entire property and is just steps from your cabin. The ultimate relaxation awaits as you doze off in the hammock on the secluded island next to a waterfall or enjoy a book or glass of wine from the many seating areas along the creek. The night sky offers stargazers the most incredible views of the planets and stars that you will probably ever experience. There is an abundance of birds that also enjoy the property including Summer Tanagers, Warblers, Rosy Finches and at least four hummingbird species.
Call of the Canyon Cabins are an ideal, private setting for adults seeking quiet and solitude. All cabins are tastefully and comfortably decorated in a rustic Colorado cabin theme, complete with antique wooden skis or snowshoes. There are no televisions or telephones to distract you. Every cabin has an assortment of books, playing cards, puzzles & games for your enjoyment. A large load of firewood is included with your stay.
SMOKING or PETS...A MINIMUM $200 CLEANING CHARGE WILL BE ASSESSED FOR NOT
HONORING THIS POLICY.
WE ARE AN ADULTS ONLY PROPERTY - age 21 and over.
$155/ cabin per night plus 5.9% tax.*
$135/ cabin plus tax Sunday - Thursday nights from January 5 to May 15 & October 1 - December 15 excluding holidays).*
$165/ cabin per night plus tax Friday and Saturday nights from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends. Stay 3 or more nights $155/night*
*All rates are based upon double occupancy. Add $25 per additional person. 3 person maximum occupancy per cabin.
Ask about special rates for renting both cabins for your small group or family gathering.
10% discount for stays of 7 nights or more excluding holidays.
A 2 night minimum stay is required for weekends and holidays except Christmas, which requires a 5 night minimum stay.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is charged when reservations are made, with the remaining balance due the week of check-in.
A valid credit card is needed to secure your cabin, regardless of final payment method.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and cash. Checks must clear one week prior to arrival.
Guests are responsible for all nights reserved, regardless of the actual day of departure.
Check-in is between 3-7 p.m. unless prior arrangements have been made. Check-out is 11:00 a.m.
The property and cabins are for the exclusive use of registered guests only.
Although we love animals, in consideration of all guests we do not accept pets.
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104 West Chicago Creek Rd.
Idaho Springs, Colorado 80452
From Denver take Interstate 70 west to Exit 240, which is Scenic Byway 103 (the Mt. Evans Exit). Turn left off the exit ramp going toward Mt. Evans, look at your odometer and drive 6.3 miles south. This will take you to West Chicago Creek Rd. where you will turn right and drive about 500 yards to 104 West Chicago Creek Road. The second driveway on the left is Call of the Canyon Cabins.
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Please call for reservations or more information: 303-567-0170
Springtime has arrived in the Rockies! That means warm sunny days and cool nights spent by the fire. March and April can be some of the snowiest months of the year, so it's not to late to get in some fantastic spring skiing. Colorado's newest terrain park is just up the road past Echo Lake. Echo Mountain Park www.echomtnpark.com offers riders and skiers of all abilities world-class skiing at 10,650 feet and is only minutes away! Both Loveland & A-Basin ski areas are less than a 30 minute drive from the cabins. Winter Park is just 32 miles from Idaho Springs, Keystone Resort is 37 miles & has both day and night skiing, Breckinridge is 47 miles, and Copper Mtn. is 50 miles away. For details about lift openings, terrain, live cams, snow reports, discount lift tickets and ski and snowshoe rentals in Idaho Springs check out www.maisondeski.com. A-Basin is open through mid to late June depending on snow conditions.
Planning a honeymoon, birthday, anniversary, romantic getaway, or other special occasion? We can customize a package especially for you. Let us handle all the details to make your stay at Call of the Canyon Cabins what lasting memories are made of.
You can now order that same great natural handmade herbal soap provided to our cabin guests by going to www.sudsorama.com.
Enjoy visiting historic Georgetown and the narrow gage railroad, shopping, dining, whitewater rafting & mine tours in Idaho Springs, miles of Mount Evans wilderness trails, or drive the highest paved auto road in Colorado or the Northern Hemisphere right out the door.
Guided Fly Fishing tours and classes are provided locally by Clear Creek Outdoors www.clearcreekoutdoors.com Stop by their store on historic Miner Street in Idaho Springs for all your fly and spin fishing needs and check out their great selection of outdoor gear and clothing.
Coffee packets in each cabin are from Java Mountain Roasters www.jmrcoffee.com on Miner Street in Idaho Springs, where they roast the coffee beans on site. This local gathering place also has internet access (for those who can't leave civilization behind) in addition to a large selection of specialty coffees and baked goods to enjoy on site or to-go.
Looking for adventure in the High Country? Check out www.coloradosnowmobile.com for information on guided snowmobile tours and private rentals nearby.
Get your burst of whitewater-infused adrenaline by checking out the numerous rafting outfitters located right in Idaho Springs, less than 7 miles away from the cabins.
Explore Colorado's rich history and backcountry in a Jeep! This is where the Colorado Gold Rush began, with centuries-old mining towns within minutes that you can only access off-road. Don't rent a jeep before checking out www.MountainHighRentals.com
1. Location, location, location!
2. Surrounded by National Forest
3. Wood burning fireplaces
4. Peace and quiet
5. Romantic ambiance
6. Creek side setting
7. Miles of wilderness trails
8. Abundant wildlife
9. Breathtaking scenery
10. World class skiing nearby
Spectacular Echo Lake is only 7 miles away...
Click on thumbnail of Echo Lake in October.
Wildlife photos taken on the property
Rare bear sighting
Don't feed the Big Horn Sheep on Mount Evans