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Off market. Pan for gold! Circa 1900. Over two acres in Colorado. $195,000

August 16, 2023

Pan for gold at the creek! The home is situated on the Bear Creek Lode mining claim. The cabin was built sometime in the early 1900’s. It is located on 2.238 acres in Idaho Springs, Colorado. The home features wood walls, exposed beams, loft area and vaulted ceiling. There is a detached storage building on the property. One bedroom, one bathroom and 450 square feet. $195,000

Contact Fred Baxter with HomeSmart: 303-809-6164

From the Zillow listing:


Adorable cabin and property sitting on 2.238 acres surrounded by forest service property. Totally refurbished from the bottom up. Everything is brand new! The original cabin was built sometime in the early 1900’s. Property sits on the The Bear Creek Lode mining claim. Gold enthusiasts, bring your pan and search for gold in the creek right out your front door! A golden opportunity, don’t miss the rush! The location is very private with only a few neighbors with summer cabins. Enjoy the seclusion yet only a 3rd of a mile to the county road and just minutes to the Indian Hot Springs and downtown Idaho Springs. You are 30 minutes to Denver or head west to the ski areas! Flowing across the property is approximately 100 feet of a year-round creek. This fabulous location offers beautiful views with huge rock outcroppings! The cabin is high quality construction with heavy insulation. The roof and siding is 20 gauge metal for added fire protection and durability. Industry standard is 24 guage (thinner material). The open floorplan has high ceilings, handsome woodwork to include a large loft/bedroom with a gorgeous views up the canyon. There is a covered front deck which is 144 sq ft. Plenty of room to store your “stuff” in the 10 by 12 storage shed with a metal roof. The cabin has a water cistern that will need to be shut off for the winter and there is a septic. You can certainly continue to use the cabin in the winter by using the generators, just haul some water up for your stay. Winters up there are very pretty. Bring you camper/travel trailer and have an excellent private camping spot. Perfect for family or friends to enjoy. The property is off the grid with the electrical being supplied by primary and secondary generators that run on propane or regular unleaded gas. An excellent getaway so close in. The purchase must be cash or Seller will consider Owner carry with respectable down payment. The original cabin was built sometime in the early 1900’s.



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