Frequently Asked Questions

And Our Best Attempt to Answer Them

Just trying to get a better vibe for the place?

Visit our Instagram page to see tours and pictures from all seasons at the cabins. Check out write-ups and articles written about the cabins here.

Can we bring our dog or other pet?

Yes, up to 2 quiet dogs are allowed per cabin unit with a non-refundable pet fee of $40. If your dog is loud and reactive, this is is not a good accommodation match. Dogs cannot be left unaccompanied any time and must be leashed while outside unless you have reserved the whole property. Other than dogs, we do not accept any other pet stays. Looking to go on an adventure without your pup? Check out Mountain Dog Nanny

What are the nightly rates?

The cabins start at $130 per night and we have a two night minimum. However, we do have increased rates during holidays, weekends and peak seasons. There is 5.55% tax collected but no additional cleaning fee added to your reservation. We do accept tips.

Do you make exceptions for the two-night minimum?

The short answer is no. The long is answer is still no but just to give you some insight... Our affordable pricing structure is built around a two-night minimum. It keeps our cleaning costs lower and helps us maintain a healthier work & life balance. There are some one-night gaps in our booking calender that can be booked but have a higher per night cost. They only exist when there is a one night gap between other stays. Thank you for understanding.

What is your cancellation policy?

Reservations must be cancelled two weeks prior to your arrival date, in order to avoid a one (1) room night, plus tax cancellation fee. If cancellation occurs within 5 days of arrival date, the whole bill will be charged. Whole Property reservations and reservations over 7 days must be cancelled within 21 days to recieve a full refund. We are not responsible for weather conditions, personal emergencies or schedule changes and do not make exceptions to our cancellation policy. We no longer refund or reschedule visits for Covid-19 related situations. Trip Insurance is highly encouraged. It can be purchased from Travel Guard or similar companies. Visit our Terms & Conditions page for full policy.

Can we bring our kids?

Sorry, children are not permitted. We are parents and this was a hard choice but the property is best suited for adults. Think of us as your friends who had a wedding and specifically said "no kids allowed." You were mad at first, but then had the time of your life! We do not make exceptions to this policy, thank you for understanding. Young adults 12+ are welcome.

What is it like to stay at the cabins in Winter? Heat, roads, etc...

The cabins are heated with dirent vent furnaces. The roads up to the cabins are maintained and mostly flat, but AWD or 4WD is needed for winter driving. You cannot pass I-70 while it is actively snowing or snowpacked without AWD or 4WD. We do not make exceptions to our cancellation policy due to inclement weather, please be prepared for snow October-June. Our heating system is on Sept-May.

How many people can stay in each cabin?

We allow up to 2 adults per cabin.

Can we host a wedding, yoga retreat or party at the cabins?

At this time, we do not offer the space for events. Thanks for understanding.

Can we use the fireplaces in the cabins?

The fireplaces are inactive and cannot be used under any circumstance.

What time is check-in and check out? Can we request early check-in or check-out?

Guests can check-in starting at 3pm and need to be checked out by 11am. We do not accept requests for early check-in or early check-out at this time.

Can guests have campfires during their stay?

Unfortunately, campfires are not allowed on the property. We are in an extremely high-risk area for wild fires and most often, the entire county has a fire ban in place. You are welcomg to bring your camp stove or small propane fire pit if it has an on/off switch.

Do you offer a discount for renting the full property?

We sure do! Please select “whole property” on our booking page. Please note that we do not host weddings, events or large gatherings on the property, it is strickly for the folks listed in the reservation.

Is there WiFi?

Yes, there is WiFi. The WiFi is spotty due to our rural location but can be used for basic internet uses, such as texting and e-mail and some video calling. We have not had an issue with our service but do not guarantee it's reliabilty.

I plan on doing some work at the cabins. Will I have cell reception, WiFi, ect?

Short answer is maybe, but we do not make promises. It is rare to have cell service up here and you must connect to our WiFi to use basic phone functions. Email, text, social media and other basic internet operations work fine but video calls and phone calls are choppy at best. Adverse weather conditions may completely inhibit WiFi service also. Welcome to mountain life, ya'll! There are two coffee shops in Idaho Springs that offer WiFi to paying customers if you need it and ours is not functioning.

What is in the cabin?

Each cabin has a full kitchen setup including dishware, pans, utensils, french press and paper towels. Each cabin also has a bathroom with stall shower, bedroom, living and eating area. The cabins are vintage, we do not include microwaves, TVs, hairdryers, etc.

Sorry, but we do not have outdoor grills at this time.

Do you offer gift certifcates?

We sure do! Click here.

Can we take professional photographs in the cabins and on the property?

The short answer is yes! We do require that you book a stay with us and that you credit the location in all forms of publication. We also require a location release. If you want to use the entire property, please book the whole property. Do not interupt other guests. If you have questions, please reach out to howdy@flyingmooncabins.com

Do you having running water?

We sure do! Each cabin unit is a fully equipped 500 SF home, complete with a bathroom and kitchen with running water. Our well water has been tested and is drinkable (and tasty af!) Please refrain from bringing up plastic water bottles, we do not have recycling services.

Check Our Full Policies

For more information check our Terms & Conditions, our Customer Service Policy, or Contact Us.

Let's Start Exploring

Idaho Springs & Nearby Areas

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Visit Mount Evans, you can drive to the top of Mount Evan's Scenic Byway and it’s absolutely glorious! The entrance is 6 miles up the pass from the cabins. It is not open year round and you must make a reservation. Mount Evans Scenic Byway is the highest paved road in the United States. If you are afraid of heights, focus on the beautiful plants and wild life! If you do one thing while you are here, do this!

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Hike nearby Chief Mountain! Wonderful in-and-out 3 mile trail. It is moderate and mostly uphill but the pay off is so worth it with 360 views at the top! We suggest starting early to avoid crowds as this is quite a popular trek.

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Visit St. Mary’s Glacier! This is a very easy hike up to the Glacier. Don’t forget to bring $5 for parking. The drive and the whole experience is beautiful. Bring a picnic to enjoy at the glacier or get lunch at Miner Street Restaurant in downtown Idaho Springs afterwards.  Get there early, it can fill up pretty fast especially on the weekend.

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Soak in hot mineral springs  at Indian Hot Springs. There are several options for soaking here and it’s a very short drive back from the cabins. The pool is fun but it’s also worth it to splurge and get a pass for the caves as well. Don't bother with getting your own hot tub or private soaking room.

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Visit Echo Lake. Wether you are looking for an easy stroll or a moderate hike, this place has all of the options, and you can visit the Echo Lake Lodge for pie!

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If it’s winter time, visit the Echo Mountain Ski Resort. Tickets are inexpensive and the views are beautiful! The best part is that there is no traffic to get there, not even a stop sign. They also make a damn good burger in the lodge.

7

Visit the town of Georgetown. This town is a delight with so many original Victorian homes and beautiful views. We recommend visiting the Hammil House Museum, Hotel De Paris Museum and The Georgetown Loop Railroad. We recommend getting tickets for the train ahead of time, especially around Christmas time.

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In the Summer, take a drive up Guanella Pass, it’s beautiful, you won’t regret it. Our favorite hiking in this area is the Silver Dollar Trail.

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Visit the town of Silver Plume. Take a stroll down the ghost-town's main drag and visit the Bread Bar or Plume Coffee (only open Fri-Sat). There is also a nice hike, the 7:30 Mine Trail that starts in the middle of the town by Plume Coffee.

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Visit Idaho Springs. We love this town. It’s fun to stroll Main Street and look at all of the shops. You can’t miss Annie’s Gold (the best antique store) and Edelweiss Pastry Shop (stick to the sweet stuff, savory is not their forte). This is also where you will be able to stock up on groceries (Safeway) and eat out, fill up with gas, etc. Our favorite places to eat are Main Street Restaurant, Westbound & Down, Big B’s Soup & Grilled Cheese , Two Brother's Deli and Eric's Asian Cafe. For more fun things to do in Idaho Springs, visit their website here.

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Our favorite suggestion is to explore this road, West Chicago Creek Road. Three miles up, you will find the trail head for Hell’s Hole , a beautiful long hike full of aspen groves, flowers and creek front frolicking spaces. If you plan to complete the 9 mile hike, be prepared with lots of water and snacks.

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Treat yourself to a massage with Rhonda at Idaho Springs Massage. She is a thorough, professional and intuitional healer.

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There are several areas to go fishing, the easiest to access is Mount Evans Trout Fishing. You can also fish on our creek for Brook Trout. Please attain a fishing license from Colorado Parks and Wildlife

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For the prepared and experienced winter hiker, we recommend renting snow shoes at Masion De Ski or Exit 240 Ski & Bike Rental! Hefferman Gulch is a nearby road popular (and easy) for snow-shoeing.

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Schedule a snow shoe tour with Kimberly Knox of Georgetown Outdoor Discovery. Kimberly brings over 30 years of adventure travel guiding to create a wonderful and safe outdoor experience. Book your tour here.

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Live like a local and listen to 103.9 The Goat, the biggest little radio station in the world. They play a variety of tunes that always hit so good! It is also one of the only stations that comes in clear up here!

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Follow us on Instagram to tour the cabins and check out suggestions!

REMEMBER! You are in the mountains. Be a capable, resourceful and respectful explorer! Always bring water, snacks and additional layers of clothing with you. Anticipate changes in weather and lack of cell phone service.

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