Frequently Asked Questions

And Our Best Attempt to Answer Them

Can we bring our dog or other pet?

Yes, up to 2 dogs are allowed per cabin unit with a non-refundable pet fee of $40. Please keep in mind that there are foxes, coyotes, and other wildlife around. We require your dog to be leashed while on the property. Other than dogs, we do not accept any other pet stays.

What are the nightly rates?

The cabins rate from $125-$155 per night and we have a two night minimum. There is 4.55% tax collected but no additional fees added to your reservation.

Can we bring our kids?

Sorry, children are not permitted at this time. We are parents and this was a hard choice but the property is best suited for adults. The property itself is not suited for children. 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 make exemptions for young adults (12+) but please inquire here before booking.

How many people can stay in each cabin?

We allow up to 2 adults per cabins.

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.

What time is check-in and when do guests have to check out?

Guests can check-in starting at 3pm and need to be checked out by 11am.

Can guests have campfires during their stay?

Unfortunately, for safety and permitting reasons, campfires are not allowed on the property.

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.

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.

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

Short answer is maybe, but we do not make promises. We do know that no one has cell service 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 kitchen?

Each cabin has a full kitchen setup including dishware, pans, utensils, french press and paper towels. Sorry, but we do not have outdoor grills at this time.

We are living in a Covid-19 world. Here are our safety measures and suggestions.

1. All cabins are sanitized between reservations, including apolstery and mattresses.

2. Disinfectant wipes are provided in each cabin.

3. Our laundry service is CDC approved.

4. Please ALWAYS wear masks to local businesses.

5. Do not travel with underlying conditions that make you vulnerable to a more severe case of Covid-19.

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!)

Let's Start Exploring

Idaho Springs & Nearby Areas

1

Visit  Mount Evans, you can drive to the top and it’s absolutely glorious! It is not open year round so make sure to check to see if it is open before heading up there. EDIT TO ADD: Mount Evans Scenic Byway is closed for 2020.

2

Hike 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.

3

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.

4

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 to splurge and get your own tub

5

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!

6

If it’s winter time, visit the Echo Mountain Ski Resort. Tix are cheap 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.

8

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.

9

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.

10

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), Miner’s Decadence (homemade chocolate delights, say “hi” to Connie). 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 and Big B’s Soup & Grilled Cheese. For more fun things to do in Idaho Springs, visit their website here. P.S. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK TO ENTER LOCAL BUSINESSES.

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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

12

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

13

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

14

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.

15

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.

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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