Private patio and separate entrance
Private Lyons Apt: Amazing Views+Tranquil Setting
Private Lyons Apt: Amazing Views+Tranquil Setting
4 guests
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Welcome to Casa Catalpa! This private garden apartment for up to 4 guests is perched on a hillside surrounded by gardens, open space and stunning views of Longs Peak & Steamboat Mountain. Hike from the house up a short trail to enjoy the endless peaks of the Continental Divide. Walk to downtown Lyons in 10 minutes for amazing coffee, parks, art studios, live music, farm-to-table dining, and a one of a kind vintage pinball parlor.

The space

Beautiful and funky, art-filled downstairs garden suite with an open floor plan and plenty of natural light with garden-view windows on three sides.

Our garden is alive with flowers, butterflies, songbirds, and bees. Expect visitors ranging from deer to fox.
We have one of the hands-down, best views in Lyons. And you have your own private outdoor patio, plus access to a seating area in the garden, to enjoy it from!

The kitchenette contains an electric stovetop, microwave, mini-fridge (stocked with filtered water and a few staples). For breakfast we provide coffee (dark roast, french press) + tea, fresh eggs from our chickens, bread, jam and organic butter.

Two extremely comfortable queen beds with brand new high thread-count sateen bedding. One is a platform, one is a mattress on the floor.

There is a drop-leaf dining table that seats four when fully extended, that can also serve as a laptop station.

The bathroom has a standard bathtub & a shower with fantastic water pressure. An ample double-wide closet in the bathroom contains a large dresser and plenty of storage for all your belongings. Ironing board- and iron provided upon request. Laundry service provided upon request, for a small additional fee.

Help yourself to the provided yoga mat-or if you have a musical soul- to the beautiful upright piano. For entertainment we have a lending library, plenty of games, DVD library and a TV that only plays DVDs.
Traveling with children? We are happy to provide a trunk of children's toys and books. We can source a traveling crib if given ample notice.

This apartment is perfect for a single person, couple, small family, or up to four friends.

Guest access

Guests access privately through a lit path along the side yard to a secured back entrance. Come and go as you please! You are welcome to enjoy the lower grounds of the backyard garden.

Note: Check-out is 12pm and check-in is from 3pm-10pm. That 12pm-3pm block is our window to clean if there are new guests arriving that day. HOWEVER: Please inquire about the potential for early baggage drop-off, earlier check-in, OR late check-out- we are generally happy to accommodate if there is a space between bookings.

We are usually available to personally check you in between 4pm and 7:30pm. If you need to arrive before or after that window, just let us know and we will provide instructions on how to let yourself in.

Interaction with guests

We are friendly and will make ourselves available within reason. We are very happy to provide recommendations for local restaurants, parks, and hiking adventures. We both work outside of the home but our nanny is often available during the day for assistance and you are welcome to call Erin or Jamba with any questions. When we are not at work we are often in the backyard gardening, or hanging with our kids and the chickens, but we respect your solitude just as we expect you to respect our quiet nights after 10pm. We offer a non-smoking, drug-free environment.

Other things to note

We expect quiet at night after 10 pm as we're in a more subdued housing area. There is a family upstairs with 2 children (9 and 4) and we will be as quiet as possible, but if you are noise sensitive, consider yourself forewarned as it can be noisy with the sound of running feet if they are at home. (They've been really good at being respectful when we've hosted guests thus far).

We just installed a door into the bathroom for optimum privacy for multiple guests!

Please note this apartment is one level, but not wheelchair accessible.

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Extra people €13 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee €13
Weekly Discount: 16%
Weekend Price €96 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
2 queen beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Quiet time after 10 pm. Absolutely no smoking. We appreciate if you leave your shoes at the door.

You must also acknowledge
Potential for noise - Hollow floors upstairs and potential for loud kids between (summer: 8am-8pm) (school season: 7-8am, 3-7pm)
Pet(s) live on property - 2 chickens


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

26 Reviews

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Heather User Profile
October 2017
I absolutely loved this place! The views are incredible and Erin is very hospitable and responsive. Great location, very nice to have the private entrance, and lots of great tips from Erin as well. I live close, so I"ll be back!

Chris User Profile
October 2017
Unbelievable view, very clean and cozy space, thoughtful touches and amenities. 10/10 recommend!

Cary User Profile
October 2017
It is hard to put into words how beautiful the view is from this property. We received such a warm welcome and hospitality from Erin and her family. My kids were in heaven playing in the garden, the even got to hold the chickens. We walked to town for dinner and went on a short, kid friendly, hike from the end of the road, making this location extra special.

Kevin User Profile
October 2017
This place was absolutely AMAZING. The view right out the door is jaw dropping especially if you're from the east coast. Erin stayed in touch the entire time and even came back the first morning and left us coffee because we were running low. The room was super clean. Erin even left lots of extras like a box of snacks, fridge filled with drinks, toiletries and even things like bath salts! She respected our privacy as well and we really liked that too. This is a must visit if you're coming into the area.

Kris User Profile
October 2017
Very cosy and clean. We enjoyed our stay very much.

Salvatore User Profile
September 2017
Beautiful with an great view. Courteous and kind host.

Kelsey User Profile
September 2017
Great central location for RMNP access and also towns closer to Denver without the cost of estes park. Loved that it had two beds. Is attached to the main house but has a private entrance. Great hosts

Boulder, Colorado, United StatesJoined in May 2011
Erin User ProfileErin is a superhost.

We are an outgoing family of four that loves to travel, read, hike, cook and garden. We moved to Lyons a few years ago from Boulder and have fallen deeply in love with the town, the magical community and surrounds- we are so excited to share it with you!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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