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Blacktail Retreat - Beautiful All the Time!!

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Blacktail Retreat in the Fall


Last updated: 06/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes, Lake Catamount house description

Are you and your family (and your dog) adventurous travelers who want to spend your vacation in a beautiful and secluded mountain home, away from the crowds and the bustle, yet close enough to a top Ski Resort town to enjoy the fun activities on offer? If so, our home may be just right for you. BlackTail Retreat is a large, 4,500 sq. ft. luxury mountain house on 5 acres with a seasonal stream flowing by in the front. It is located at the south end of the beautiful Yampa Valley only 10 miles and 15 minutes from the resort and the town and so within easy driving distance for skiing, groceries, or a night on the town. Yet, it is far enough away to feel like you are having a true Colorado mountain vacation. The back of the house lies at the foot of Aspen covered hills climbing to the south; Lake Catamount is just to the east; and sweeping meadows and fields spread northward from the front of the house toward the Zirkel Mountains and the ski resort. You will see fantastic views year-round. Summer sunsets bring purple mountains and orange skies (no kidding); Fall brings golden Aspens; Winter offers snowy mountain vistas, and Spring brings lush green all around. Bring your camera and wide-angle lens (or your paints and an easel, if you prefer), set up on the deck, and wait for the light to be just right!!! You won’t have to go far to see wildlife either. During most Summer evenings, deer wander down from the hills behind the house to the meadows in front. In the winter, large herds of elk often move down into the meadows in the early morning.

BlackTail Retreat is great for year-round outdoors vacations. In winter, you can go downhill skiing or snowboarding at the resort. You can also cross-country ski, snowshoe, or go sledding right from the house. Off-winter months offer many nearby outdoor activities including hiking, biking, tubing on the Yampa River (a local favorite and one our family has enjoyed for years), hot air balloon rides (15 min. away), great fly fishing in the tail waters of Stagecoach reservoir (10 min.), golfing at the links-style Haymaker course (10 min.), boating / waterskiing / sailing (10 min.), kayaking (15 min.), alpine slides (17 min.), and so on. There is no lack of things to do. On the other hand, if you prefer a quiet day reading on the deck while enjoying the view, nothing will disturb your day other than perhaps hawks and other birds that like to roost at the peak of the roof.

So what about the house itself? BlackTail Retreat is a large, 2 level mountain-style, luxury home built in 2000. The house has an open floor plan consisting of 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, a large kitchen / dining room / great room upstairs, a family / entertainment / game room downstairs, plus a laundry room, a large pantry, a mudroom, multiple outdoor decks / patios, and a 2 car garage. The house has cozy radiant heating throughout. There is satellite TV along with a broadband internet connection and WiFi throughout (bring your computer). There is excellent cell coverage for most carriers. In all, you won’t lose touch with the rest of the world . . . unless you want to.

BlackTail Retreat comfortably sleeps 11, but can accommodate larger groups (please inquire). It is large enough for family reunions or even multiple families or couples vacationing together. Smoking is not allowed in the house.

2 Master Bedroom Suites with King size beds, walk in closets, and full 5 piece Master Baths.

2 Queen Bedroom Suites each with separate full baths.

1 Bedroom that is perfect for the kids with a double bed and a twin bed. This room has its own TV so the kids can watch a movie or play video games on their own. This bedroom, too, has its own full bath.

Kitchen – Fully stocked and modern with all appliances, cookware, and amenities. It has granite countertops and enough counter space to accommodate preparation of large meals by multiple 'cooks in the kitchen.'

Dining Area - There is an 8 seat formal dining table plus 5 bar seats at the breakfast bar. French doors open onto a rear deck.
Great Room – This room has 20 ft vaulted wood ceilings, beautiful hickory hardwood floors, a large and open seating area, a gas burning fireplace with a rock chimney stretching to the top of the room. The fireplace is flanked by two sets of glass french doors that go out onto a 64 ft. balcony/deck that stretches along the entire front side of the house. The deck faces directly to the north end of the valley and to the ski mountain. This is where you will want to watch the sunsets.

Family / Entertainment Room / Game Room – This room has a large seating area, a wet bar, a 6 speaker surround sound system for watching great movies or listening to music (which you can also pipe to the Great Room upstairs), and a full sized pool table. Bring your ipod!! This room, too, has a large gas fireplace with a heavy stone hearth and chimney. Two sets of French doors open onto a lower patio area where you can do year-round barbecues on a large gas grill. It’s cold, but fun in the winter!!

Getting To and From BlackTail Retreat – The house is located some 20 + minutes from the Steamboat airport. You will need a vehicle to get to and from the house. The access roads consist of state highways and county roads that are plowed regularly in the winter. The last few hundred yards consist of a private dirt road and a driveway leading to the house. These too are plowed regularly in the winter. Nevertheless, you should have a 4 wheel drive vehicle to get up the driveway in winter.

Note: While the house is large, it is not appropriate for hosting weddings or other large gatherings. We do not accept rentals for these activities.

Keywords: House

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            At least 2 renters over age 25...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            House trained dogs welcome...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 11-14

          • Upstairs Kid Room: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

            TV and Nintendo gaming system...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 2 child bed, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Child bed is convertible chair bed - fits to about 10 yrs...moreless

          • Downstairs Master: 1 king


          • Upstairs Queen: 1 queen


          • Downstairs Queen: 1 queen


          • Upstairs Master: 1 king


          • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Convertible Child Beds (2)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            all the essentials plus plastic storage, serving platters, casseroles, grilling pan, pie pans, baking dishes, cookie sheets, muffin tin ...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            espresso maker, coffee grinder, blender, mixer, large crock pot, small food chopper, fondue pot, ice cream maker...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            spices, and miscellaneous pantry items...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Kitchen counter seating for five...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Dining
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Parking:

            maximum of 6 cars: 2 in garage, 3 at top of drive, 1 in spot half-way up drive...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            One per guest...moreless

          • Garage:

            2 car...moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:


          • Washing Machine
          • Parking Off Street
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Mud Room, Large Pantry, Library, Board Games


              • Music Library
              • DVD Player
              • Video Games
              • Pool Table
              • Video Game Console
              • VCR
              • CD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • Games
              • Books
              • Stereo
              • Video Library


              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    Sweeping view of Mount Werner...moreless


                  • Cinemas
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Kayaking
                  • Hiking
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Skiing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Restaurants
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Fishing
                  • Snowboarding


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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer Season
                  May 23 - Aug 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
                  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                  • Tax Rate 3.9%


                  Rates are subject to change until the deposit is received, whereupon the rate is final.

                  Cancellation policy:

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                  Last updated: 06/13/2014
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                  17.2 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Steamboat Springs Airport
                  3.2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Colorado Highway 131
                  4.7 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Catamount Ranch and Club
                  12.3 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Steamboat Ski and Resort - Mount Werner
                  9.8 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Haymaker Golf Course
                  4.7 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Catamount Ranch and Club

                  Snowshoeing, Tailwater flyfishing, Hot air ballooning, Tubing the Yampa, Alpine Slides, Water Slides


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                  • Blacktail Retreat in the Fall

                    Blacktail Retreat in the Fall

                  • Great Room Sitting Area and Fireplace

                    Great Room Sitting Area and Fireplace

                  • Plenty of Dining Space at Blacktail Retreat

                    Plenty of Dining Space at Blacktail Retreat

                  • Family / Entertainment Room Pool Table

                    Family / Entertainment Room Pool Table

                  • 2nd Master Bedroom with King - Scandinavian Simplicity

                    2nd Master Bedroom with King - Scandinavian Simplicity

                  • 4th Bedroom with Queen

                    4th Bedroom with Queen

                  • You Should be Here!!!

                    You Should be Here!!!

                  • The Ski Resort from the Front Deck

                    The Ski Resort from the Front Deck

                  • A Beautiful, Open Kitchen - Room for lots of Cooks

                    A Beautiful, Open Kitchen - Room for lots of Cooks

                  • Family / Entertainment Room with Surround Sound System

                    Family / Entertainment Room with Surround Sound System

                  • 1st Master Bedroom with Cal King - Extra Length for the Tall

                    1st Master Bedroom with Cal King - Extra Length for the Tall

                  • 3rd Bedroom with Queen

                    3rd Bedroom with Queen

                  • Wildlife Viewing from the Front Deck

                    Wildlife Viewing from the Front Deck

                  VRBO #208350

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, January 05, 2014

                  $375 - $415 per night (USD)

                  5 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 14

                  View calendar: Updated 06/13/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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