The antique bookcase in your room is filled with travel books for the area and fiction to keep you lazily occupied.
Lake Vista & Rocky Mountain Access
Lake Vista & Rocky Mountain Access
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

This is just the place for a peaceful getaway. Your private room comes with en suite bath in our semi-secluded home near a serene lake. The queen bed comfortably fits two with plenty of space to unpack. Use our kitchen and living spaces and make yourselves at home.

The space

Come stay in one of the most peaceful corners of Longmont. Your room is a private, fully equipped bedroom and full bathroom for your exclusive use, tucked in a quiet corner of the main floor. We provide the makings for a continental breakfast (coffee or tea, fruit, and a bread such as homemade whole wheat bread and jam, or store-bought bagels, or homemade muffins.) You are also welcome to cook breakfast -- or any meal in our kitchen at any time, just let us know your preference.

We always have complimentary coffee and assorted teas.

Our Lake Vista home has limited views of the nearby lake and mountains with places to sit indoors or out, to enjoy a book, the sound of birds, or a conversation.

There is plenty of street parking in our neighborhood. Need a ride from the airport? We'll pick you up for an extra $35 per trip.

Guest access

You may use all of the main floor spaces -- dining areas, living room, kitchen, and sun porch as well as the finished basement living room where our television and DVD player are located. (We don't have cable or satelitte.) The lush garden and yard is also open to you - with several quiet seating areas and a free-standing hammock you can move wherever you want to rest. The second story is our private area; please stay on the main floor or basement.

Not a dog lover? We get it. I (Ellen) never thought I'd have a dog and therefore we work hard to train Zaac. Our goal is for him to be calm and stay off people and furniture. With the exception of his desire to greet every guest when they first arrive, he's good at staying out of your way.

Interaction with guests

This is our home, so we will be at home while you stay here, going about our daily lives. ("We" includes Ellen and Dennis, and our very gentle and mostly quiet black lab.) We both work from home so we're around a lot.
We also may be entertaining friends from time to time, including friends with small children (occasionally overnight). During these times we'll give you priority to the spaces noted above if we can and try to stay out of your way as much as possible.

We try to spend the amount of time with our guests that is comfortable for them. If you want to stay in your room or keep to yourselves we're good with that. If you want to hang out in the common spaces, that's fine too. If you want to chat or join us in our social activities, that works for us as well. We mean it when we say, make yourself at home.

Other things to note

If you have a small child who would stay in the room with you there is no extra charge.

Wireless Internet

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

First and foremost we want you to enjoy our peaceful home. Other than that, our rules are fairly simple: We are not smokers and ask that you do not smoke any substance in the house or on the premises. Please no cooking of any kind in your room; you're welcome to use our kitchen.
Shoes off at the front door please. Feel free to bring your slippers!
Also, we do have one dog, but that's enough for us. Please leave your own pets at home.

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Dog(s) live in the house


63 Reviews

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Steven User Profile
September 2017
Ellen and Dennis are great hosts. They were very helpful pointing out local activities and points of interest. The room was very nice with a private bathroom. The house is in a quiet location within a short walk to a nice lake/park and also only a few minute drive to downtown Longmont. We would not hesitate staying there again.

Daniel User Profile
August 2017
This was one of my best Airbnb experiences ever. Ellen's place is spotless, and in a lovely and quiet neighborhood just one street over from a small lake with great sunsets over the distant mountains. The room was a good size and very comfortable, the private bathroom was excellent, and Ellen even provided some terrific homemade breakfasts (granola, pancakes) and always offered fresh fruits, including delicious Colorado peaches (it was peach season). The dog was almost completely uninterested in me, so I wouldn't worry if you aren't a dog person, and Ellen and her husband were very friendly but also respectful of my privacy. There is a big Safeway supermarket two minutes away. It was also a great location for my daily hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park - about a 50-minute drive to the Beaver Meadows entrance. All in all, a great experience, and I hope to go back some day.

Melinda User Profile
August 2017
I loved everything about my stay at this beautiful home. The hosts were welcoming, personable, and genuinely wanted me to feel at home and be taken care of. I fell in love with sweet Zach, the beautiful dog. I enjoyed having my coffee on the enclosed porch overlooking the beautiful back yard. There is a lovely walk around the lake which is only about a block away. It was pretty darn perfect for my needs.

Rebecca User Profile
July 2017
Ellen's place is in a quiet, residential neighborhood near a lake and a short drive to restaurants and shops. The accommodations were very comfortable and breakfast fixings were provided. Our hosts were friendly and generous with their time but also allowed us to have privacy and come and go as we needed. They have a well-behaved, friendly dog with whom we enjoyed playing.

Zheng User Profile
July 2017
nice host & very pretty and clean room & cute doggy !Thank you Ellen !

Roy User Profile
June 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ellen & Dennis. The room is bright, clean, comfy and spacious. Ellen even arranged some nice breakfast for us which was delicious and very kind. And don't forget the playful and friendly dog.....he gave us a warm welcome straight from the start. We would definitely recommend a stay here if you're visiting Boulder.

Xuemei User Profile
June 2017
Ellen's place is amazing. The location is great, the room is clean, and the bed is super comfortable! We had a good talk with Ellen and her husband. They gave us a lot of good suggestions for our trip. I would definitely stay here again if I came back to Colorado!

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Longmont, Colorado, United StatesJoined in December 2012
Ellen User ProfileEllen is a superhost.
We live in Longmont (Boulder County) Colorado, but have lived all over. I (Ellen) have visited every state and lived in nine of them (plus France). Dennis has been to nearly every state and lived in 5 five of them. We love interacting with people from all over and hearing their s…
Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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