Historic Victorian Home - Walk to Casinos & Trails

Property ID: 475342Black HawkCOUS
Sleeps 63 BR2 BA


Transport to 1868 at 'Hill’s Gold House,' a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom Black Hawk vacation home built by Nathaniel Hill. Hill, 'The Father of Gold Mining,' refined a method to extract gold and later became the Mayor of Denver and US Senator. This historic gem was restored to its original glory, boasting a kitchen stocked with every foodie toy, including an ice cream maker. Play lawn games, or walk to casinos and parks. Plus, explore trails, waterfalls, and mining history!


  • Kitchen
  • Free Parking
  • Deck
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Washer
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Essentials
  • Central Heating
  • Self Check-In


Location Details

TEST YOUR LUCK: Saratoga Casino Black Hawk (0.3 miles), The Wild Card Saloon (0.4 miles), The Gilpin Casino (0.4 miles), Red Dolly Casino (0.7 miles), Golden Gates Casino (0.7 miles), Monarch Casino Black Hawk (0.9 miles), Grand Z Casino Hotel (1.2 miles), Dragon Tiger Casino (1.2 miles), Century Casino & Hotel (1.3 miles), The Famous Bonanza Casino (1.3 miles)

HIT THE SLOPES: Eldora Mountain Resort (19.9 miles), Echo Mountain (27.9 miles), Loveland Ski Area (37.1 miles), Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (44.2 miles), Winter Park Resort (46.2 miles)

FRESH AIR: Maryland Mountain Hidden Treasure Trailhead (0.6 miles), Missouri Lake (3.1 miles), Fairburn Mountain (5.4 miles), Golden Gate Canyon State Park (6.8 miles), Clear Creek Rafting Co. (10.9 miles)

MORE TO SEE + DO: Central City Opera House (1.4 miles), Gilpin County Museum (1.4 miles), Ghost Town Disc Golf Course (3.6 miles), Gilpin County Community Center (4.0 miles)

AIRPORT: Denver International Airport (53.9 miles)


17 reviews
  • such a fun place to stay


    Great house. Very Clean, very easy to access, and walk about town. Beautiful scenery.

    Fabulous stay... thank you

    Published February 10, 2024
  • Would stay again!


    We had a lovely stay. Convenient location, communicative host, charming and comfortable home. Would stay again!

    Published January 26, 2024
  • Gorgeous old place


    Perfect little getaway right in the mountains.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published January 17, 2024
  • 1/5

    Horrible experience!! The property owner and booking agency did nothing but harass me while I was trying to enjoy my son's birthday with him. Between the calls, texts and emails

    I wasn't able to enjoy the weekend.

    When the listing says that the property is monitored, that is an understatement. There was such an invasion of privacy. Everytime someone was in front of the ring camera, the owner would text or evolve (booking agent) would call with questions.

    We had family surprise us and show up for my son's birthday. The owner was texting me with how many people were there and the booking agent emailed, threatening eviction from our reservation.

    They made the whole experience a nightmare.

    As if that wasn't bad enough, we would be talking about things inside of the house and get text messages regarding what we were talking about. The listing states that there are noise sensors, but after what we experienced, I'm convinced that they were listening in on us. In the state of Colorado, only one party needs to know that someone is being recorded and it can be the person recording. That would make what they are doing legal, but not ethical.

    I value my privacy and ability to have a family getaway, without getting spied on. I've done a ton of VRBO's and similar bookings, but never encountered this kind of invasion.

    Blackhawk is fun and the actual house is very adorable. We were super bummed that we ended up having to be on high alert the whole time, regretting this rental!!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published December 5, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Nicole, the homeowners were saddened and surprised to read your review, as they have only received 5-star reviews leading up to your visit, and need to clarify the following facts:
    - Unfortunately, during your stay, multiple house rules were violated, including hosting a party and exceeding the maximum occupancy, which we first noticed on our doorbell camera, as disclosed in the listing.
    - Despite your promise to reduce to the maximum allowed guest count, you failed to do so. Additionally, you have made accusations in this review that are defamatory, inflammatory, and false.
    - You confirmed a quick weekend getaway for two, but a party with twice the maximum occupants took place, violating both agreed-upon house rules and VRBO's strict no-party rule. As hosts, if we don't enforce local laws and VRBO's policies, we risk losing our license, and our listing could be permanently removed.
    - This property is equipped with a device called 'Minut' which monitors noise levels and iOS devices but does not record sound and notifies the host of excess crowds. The device is openly disclosed on our listing so guests can decide before booking if they're comfortable with this.
    - We vehemently deny the use of any recording equipment inside the home at any time.
    - Throughout your stay, our Minut detector, which monitors noise levels, crowd size, temperature, and number of iOS devices, issued multiple warnings.
    - Specifically, we received 9 over-occupancy warnings and 13 indoor high-temperature notifications of indoor temperatures ranging from 80 to 92°F when we were experiencing sub-freezing temperatures outdoors.
    - We informed Evolve of the situation and standard procedures were followed for reported incidents. Soon thereafter, Evolve reached out to request adherence to the maximum occupancy policy and no-party policy.
    - Additionally, we expressed concern for your safety, given the constant high temperatures recorded in the home.
    - You mentioned that the over-occupancy resulted from a surprise birthday party, with several family members unexpectedly showing up. However, only the guest who made the booking was provided with the address.
    - Furthermore, your checkout occurred nearly an hour late, once again in violation of our house rules. In this case, our driveway could only be partly plowed as you were still present when the plows arrived.
    We truly go above and beyond for our guests and are confident that future guests will have excellent stays.

  • Anniversary


    Awesome property don't hesitate!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published December 5, 2023
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