Redtail Retreat - The Studio - Get off the Grid!

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2 bedrooms, free WiFi, bed sheets
Shower, towels, toilet paper

Overview of Redtail Retreat - The Studio - Get off the Grid!

Entire apartment

Redtail Retreat - The Studio - Get off the Grid!

10.0 out of 10 Exceptional
10.0/10 Exceptional

Entire apartment

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Pet friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPhoenix Gold Mine11 min drive
  • Popular LocationCentral City Opera House14 min drive
  • Popular LocationNevadaville16 min drive
  • AirportBoulder, CO (WBU-Boulder Municipal)75 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
500 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Redtail Retreat - The Studio - Get off the Grid!

Apartment in Idaho Springs with kitchenette and patio
Imagine waking up and looking out over snow-capped peaks and breathing in fresh, clean mountain air - RedTail Retreat is waiting for you...
After enjoying a cup of morning coffee, your daily options are nearly limitless! It's not uncommon to see wildlife just out your window, or on a stroll through the property. We regularly see chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits, mule deer, elk, moose, mountain lion (rare and usually at night), turkeys, bear, coyotes (they shy away due to our dogs) and LOTS of birds. Typically the only sound you're going to hear is the soundtrack of nature - it's so peaceful...

Depending on the time of year, you can do any of the following:

Fall/Winter - Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling, Cross-Country Skiing, Downhill Skiing (Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, and Copper Mountain are all approximately one hour drive), hunting (surrounded by hundreds of acres of National Forest land), hiking (St. Mary's Glacier is only 10 minutes up the road), shopping and gambling (Idaho Springs is 10-15 mins, Georgetown is 20-25 mins, Blackhawk and Central City are about 30 mins, Denver 45 mins) Ice Climbing

Spring/Summer - Whitewater Rafting or Fishing (ask about guide services), Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Shopping and Gambling (Idaho Springs is 10-15 mins, Georgetown is 20-25 mins, Blackhawk and Central City are about 30 mins, Denver 45 mins), Sightseeing (plenty of scenic drives close by) 4x4 off-roading (hundreds of miles of Forest Service trails)

Red Tail Retreat is perched high atop Redtail Ridge and overlooks Mt Evans and the entire Continental Divide. The views are truly breathtaking. Since we are on our own little "island", there are weather patterns here that are as surprising as they are unpredictable.

The living space is an attached studio loft or "mother-in-law" suite complete with a king size bed and a separate memory foam mattress in the loft area. (NO CHILDREN allowed in loft under any circumstances) The space also includes a kitchenette complete with a microwave, outdoor propane grill, coffee maker, toaster and bar sink/mini fridge. Pets are allowed as long as they are well-behaved - we never charge for pets unless damage occurs. There is a full private bathroom attached to the space as well.

The caretaker/manager lives in the main home but have their own separate entrance and parking areas. Should you have any issues during your stay, they are available 24/7 for assistance. If you choose to bring your pup/s, there is a 1/4 acre fenced-in yard you and your furry family member are welcome to use, providing they are well-behaved. You'll have access to our 5 acres of property (seasonal stream below) as well as thousands of acres of National Forest and hundreds of miles of Forest Service Roads.

Red Tail Retreat is 100% off-grid - we do not have electrical power like standard homes!! This doesn't mean we don't have electric at all, it just means that we rely on solar power to keep our battery bank charged (educational lessons available if you want to learn more about off-grid life and/or solar) What this means is that we live a conservative lifestyle in terms of resource use. The home operates similar to a normal home but with a few caveats. 1. We are very energy conscious - high draw appliances such as hairdryers and curling irons WON"T BE ABLE TO BE USED unless the generator is running - sorry this is part of being off grid and conservation conscious! 2. We are very water conscious. We are on a well and have plenty of clean mountain spring water, but part of living off-grid is that our water is stored in a 150 gallon sterile tank. We manually fill the tank as needed - water pressure and temps are just like a normal home. You won't be responsible for filling the water, but we ask that guests just be conservative with usage. 3. We are 100% solar dependent and have our power through a bank of batteries. If there isn't sun or it's very cloudy, we may have to run the generator during the day but generally limit the generator use to the evening for 2-3 hours max - this is rare and only necessary if we go multiple days without sun Thank you in advance for understanding!


We can't wait to share our piece of heaven with you!
Guest accommodations at this apartment offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchenettes offer refrigerators, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Eric Libby - Redtail Retreat


English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Parking on site


  • Blender
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Spices
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bedsheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Dining table
  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • Books
  • Smart TV
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue grill
  • Fenced yard
  • Firepit
  • Garden
  • Patio


  • Laundromat nearby
  • Washing machine

Work spaces

  • Printer


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly
  • 2 pets per room


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Note from host: Inquire about smoking other products with manager

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • In the mountains

Things to do

  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horseback riding nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Water tubing nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • 1 room
  • Garden
  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 500 square feet (46 square meters)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age: 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
2 per room
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Note from host: Inquire with host about children

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

Escape the Everyday Get Off grid!
Redtail Retreat - The Studio - Get off the Grid! Apartment
Redtail Retreat - The Studio - Get off the Grid! Idaho Springs

About this area

Idaho Springs

Located in Idaho Springs, this apartment is in a rural area and in the mountains. Phoenix Gold Mine and Nevadaville are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Echo Mountain Park and Georgetown Loop Railroad. Enjoy the area's slopes with cross-country skiing and snowboarding, and don't miss out on the snowmobiling and sledding.

What's nearby

  • Phoenix Gold Mine - 11 min drive
  • Teller House - 14 min drive
  • Williams' Stables - 14 min drive
  • Central City Opera House - 14 min drive
  • Nevadaville - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Winter Park Station - 58 min drive
  • Denver Intl. Airport (DEN) - 73 min drive


  • Monarch Casino Black Hawk - 18 min drive
  • Beau Jo's - 11 min drive
  • Seasons Buffet - 17 min drive
  • Starbucks - 12 min drive
  • Tommyknocker Brewery & Pub - 11 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Redtail Retreat - The Studio - Get off the Grid! pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows pets (limit 2 per room).

How much does it cost to stay at Redtail Retreat - The Studio - Get off the Grid!?

As of May 28, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Redtail Retreat - The Studio - Get off the Grid! on Jun 5, 2023 start from $103.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

What time is check-in at Redtail Retreat - The Studio - Get off the Grid!?

Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Redtail Retreat - The Studio - Get off the Grid!?

Check-out is at 10:00 AM.

Where is Redtail Retreat - The Studio - Get off the Grid! located?

Situated in the mountains, this apartment building is within 6 mi (10 km) of Phoenix Gold Mine, Nevadaville, and Dostal Alley Brewpub & Casino. Johnny Z's Casino and Teller House are also within 6 mi (10 km).




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10/10 Excellent

Tommy Z.

Everything I needed. The solitude was amazing, and yet it was within driving distance to ski!
I would definitely stay there again!
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent

SirJunious L.

Fantastic Stay!
Father, Son trip was awesome. We were off the grid but the hosts made sure we had what we needed. Very helpful for those who aren't used to mountain life. The local wildlife is amazing. But my favorite was the stars at night. I even saw some shooting stars. Amazing mountain views. We couldn't have asked for more. Thanks a bunch, -Nate & Avie
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

William P.

Family vacation in the mountains
Redtail retreat was perfect for an extended weekend getaway. Our family of 4 loved the mountains and the natural beauty of the location while still being close to the highway for access to other activities. Being off grid adds to the peace and quiet we wanted.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Bill E., Wind Lake, Wisconsin, USA

Perfect place to unwind and relax. You are definitely out of the hustle and bustle of the city.
The owner and caretaker went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable . The owners offered to pick us up at the bottom of the hill since the ride up is off the grid. Our Acadia had no problems at all. We absolutely enjoyed our 6 nights.
Stayed 6 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Cara P.

Very quiet remote cabin
Beautiful cabin with very spacious fenced yard. This cabin has everything you need as long as your ready for off grid. Peace and quiet are guaranteed. Still have every luxury of home with sauna as a bonus. The hosts were super nice and very quick to respond with answers or help if needed. The car service was also very reasonably priced. Had a wonderful few days and definitely would return again.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022