Last month my 15-year-old daughter and I spent four nights in the Bountiful Cabin at the Alpen Way Chalet Inn and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Jeff and Rebecca, the new owners, had just taken over the place a couple weeks before but everything seemed ready to go and they went out of their way to make us feel welcome.
Since I’m nursing a broken leg I especially appreciated that the cabin was easily accessible. There was just one short step up to the front porch and another into the cabin, which I had no problem negotiating on crutches. (The sleeping loft was of course not accessible to me but that’s part of why my daughter enjoyed it so much!).
The breakfast baskets were great, especially the sour cream cinnamon coffee cake that Rebecca made on the last day! Since the cabin also has a full, well-stocked kitchen we made dinner there each night to keep the meal costs down and so we could have a relaxing evening at the cabin. A grill was available for use and the back patio was a fantastic place to enjoy a meal, with a picturesque granite outcrop right behind the patio which made it feel very secluded.
The road in front of the property (County Road 73) was busier than I expected but the resort is set back a ways from the road and fairly well shielded by trees. A small creek runs through the front of the premises and access to the mountain town of Evergreen is very handy.
I plan on making a return visit when my leg heals so I can enjoy the nearby hiking and other outdoor activities (several county open space parks are located within a short drive and access to Arapaho National Forest is just a few miles away). And based on my recommendations and photos I have two coworkers who have already expressed interest in celebrating their anniversaries at Alpen Way Chalet Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a nature lover's retreat in the lush hillsides of beautiful Evergreen, Colorado. Here, you can enjoy the fresh Rocky Mountain air, the soft murmur of Little Cub Creek, and our frequent special guests, the Elk and Deer that graze on our property. We're just a 10 minute walk from downtown Evergreen, Evergreen Lake, and the famous "Little Bear". Originally built on the site of the historic Van Cleve family estate in the 1920's, each of our suites feature a private entrance, private en suite bath, and a private deck or patio. Most even offer a fireplace and a full kitchen or kitchenette. We are surrounded by trails for hiking or snowshoeing and are located just off the famous "Lariat Loop". We're less than an hour from the Denver International airport, 20 minutes from Golden, Colorado, and a little over a half hour away from LoDo (Lower Downtown) in Denver. The lodge has 6 suites and 1 cabin, each with their own unique personality. Take a look at their offerings below, or on our website, and pick the one that's just right for you. Drop by and stay awhile. You may arrive as strangers, but you'll leave as friends.… ... more less
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