Lakefront and Backcountry Vacation Home - Private with Forest Access
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- Minimum stay:6-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
One guest commented, “It is like living in a private national park.”
ON THE LAKE for summer fun - IN THE FOREST
for back country paradise. Please contact Owner for rates.
This Log Home on 35-acres of trees, ponds, meadows is surrounded by miles of National Forest that provides privacy in a stunning natural setting for your vacation, yet only 26 highway miles gives you access to all of the resort amenities of Stamboat Springs (shopping, dining, concerts, rodeo....). Free in home internet with Wi-Fi keeps you connected to your world if you choose, or you can 'unplug' if you prefer.
JUNE-AUGUST lakeside during the summer in the Rockies - this is a vacation! Come escape the city heat and enjoy mountain lakes, streams, waterfall and meadows. More than a vacation rental, this secluded lakefront log cabin inside of the forest boundary will become a mountain recreation favorite. Biking, boating, swimming, hiking, trout fishing or relaxing next to the private alpine lake. Include a few trips into Steamboat for the rodeo, free concerts, Art walks, hot springs, golf, shopping and many other activities the world class town provides, and you have the a classic Northwest Colorado outdoor adventure.
SEPTEMBER - it is our favorite month. Watch the aspen change color and wildlife prepare for winter. Warm days, changing leaves and a sparkling lake are all a part of September. The hiking, fly-fishing, & landscape are terrific. The truout entertain daily.
OCTOBER & NOVEMBER in the Mountains --November is the month to do it all! Late season trout fishing, relaxing in front of a wood fireplace at a cozy lakeside log cabin. Be lakeside when the lake turns to ice, usually around Thanksgiving and Steamboat Ski area opens for downhill skiing.
DECEMBER & JANUARY winter is here. Winter is a great time to hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort or if you prefer an outing direct from your door Cross-country ski or snow shoe the powder at the lake. You can find an assortment of maintained snow trails at Rabbit Ears Pass, 10 miles up the road. Winter brings an assortment of warm fires, snow, and sun. Enjoy watching the big storms cross the divide from the comfort of your cabin, and then be the first to make tracks in the fresh powder.
FEBRUARY & MARCH in the mountains snow is still great, and the days are getting longer. Enjoy Steamboat's Winter Carnival in early February, Ski Area Torch Parades, or a romantic Valentines Day in front of the log cabin’s fireplace.
APRIL - Warm days, or un-expected snow storms, the events are still winter, but the weather is feeling like spring. April’s discounted rate makes this a great time for a Rocky Mountain get-away.
Runners & bikers are sure to check out the many competitions hosted in Steamboat.
Miles of open hills and meadows to hike or ski from the cabin door, or minutes from summer or winter trails on Rabbit Ears pass. This is the place to play in the snow or in the lake---We will even provide some seasonal toys: snow shoes, track skis, and a few other snow toys in the winter; bikes and boats for summer fun!
CHECK OUR WEB LINK LISTED BELOW THE RATE INFORMATION -- TO SEE MORE PICTURES and begin a Colorado Lake & mountain adventure.
The log house is decorated for western lodge luxury with a fully stocked kitchen, dining for 8, master bath including jetted tub, river rock wood-burning fireplace, west facing lakeside wall of windows and deck. Pack your clothes and food and your vacation home is ready.
Lower level: Two bedrooms walkout to hot tub. Master has (1) queen bed and private bath. The 2nd bedroom has (2) twin beds and shares the hallway full bath.
Main level: Great room, with wood fireplace, lakeside deck, dining, kitchen, large entry hall and 1/2 bath.
Cabin Loft: (1) Queen futon, card table, and storage cabinet with plenty of board games to keep the family entertained and bring everyone together at night.
Additional suite: For larger groups ask about the detached garage loft with 3/4 bath, queen futon, and bunk beds. Usually closed in winter.
The home is located 30 miles east of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and is surrounded by national forest. Park your car in the garage, then enjoy hours of snow country fun or lake and forest summer activity. Relax as the mountains light up at sunrise; watch the moon reflect off the lake or stars shoot across the sky. A nature photographers paradise as vistas, wildflowers and wildlife are plentiful (a great place for peepers when the colors of the aspen change). Boating, fishing, swimming and hiking are at your door. A lake-kayak, row boat, and wind surfer bases with paddles are waiting on the beach. There are a few fat tire bikes waiting when you want to do a little land cruising.
The cabin’s location at waters edge of a private and secluded 110-acre lake makes this a rare find for a Colorado vacation. Great for families that want to escape the crowds (pet friendly). Children love to wade and swim in the water or sled in the winter. A small pond near the community entrance is a great place to learn to fly fish and for the more experienced fishing enthusiasts the well stocked catch & release lake is at your door. Once you have named the fish in the lake try a day on one of the gold-medal stretches at a nearby river. Perhaps the family would enjoy a day long raft trip guided by one of the many raft companies or to rent inner tubes and float a stretch of water near Steamboat.
When civilization calls, head 26 highway miles to Steamboat for everything you expect from a resort community, golfing, spas, hot springs, restaurants, concerts, parades, rafting, skiing, golfing tubing and shopping to name a few.
The property is 5 miles from Rabbit Ears pass, 26 miles from Steamboat Ski Area, about 70 miles to Summit and Winter Park Ski areas. Denver International Airport (DEN) is 170 miles SE, and commercial flights are also available from Hayden (HDN) about 50 miles to the West. This location is private, but not remote.
Other extras: If you need some extra space or privacy, a detached loft suite can be negotiated (this space is necessary for more than 6). Typically unavailable in winter.
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- 2500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Portable, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 1 queen futon in cabin loft and 1 queen futon available in the extra garage suite, Bunk Beds (1) available in the extra garage suite (garage suite necessary when occupancy is more than 6. Garage suite is typically closed in winter)...moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Video Game Console:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View:
Beach area, with private dock, chairs & picnic table, and water toys. Lake is private access for the development. Deep natural 110 acre fishing, swimming boating lake. (No gasoline engines=quiet)...moreless
- Monument View:
- Mountain View:
Peaceful setting within the Routt National Forest. A short highway drive to the resort community of Steamboat Springs, CO. You will love returning to the natural setting after a busy day in town. ...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Long Distance
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe
- Outdoor Grill:
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Water Sports Gear:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 31 - Jun 29, 2016
6 night min stay
Jul 1 - Jul 30, 2016
6 night min stay
Aug 1 - Aug 30, 2016
6 night min stay
Sep 1 - Sep 29, 2016
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
This rental is booked on a monthly basis. Many find its location and toys, make it comparably priced to shorter stays elsewhere, so they book their month, then work out details with flights and family.
The maximum occupancy in the house is 6, if the garage suite is negotiated, occupancy can increase to 8 in the summer.
Winter storms can be intense - AWD or 4-WD vehicles are required in winter
50% of base rental fee is required to confirm reservation. Final rental and fees are due on 1st day of rental term.
Rental rates quoted are starting rates for up to 4 occupants. Additional guests, pets, rooms, and hot tub are quotable through the Owner.
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Some lake boats, lake toys, and fat tire bikes are provided in summer, snow shoes in winter. Check with owner to see what toys are on site or where you can easily rent others. Besides the excellent on site fishing, this Mountain location is central to trout streams including Muddy Creek, Blue, Colorado, and Yampa Rivers. In the winter we provide a few pair of snow-shoes to help you venture your way through the POWDER and untracked cross country skiing is provided at your door or drive 7-10 miles to the designated forest trails. Be sure to find us in the future on Lakehouse.com
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: We love the Colorado blue sky. We moved to Steamboat to be surrounded by mountains, streams, forests and snow ski. Imports from Wisconsin we needed to find a lake for summer activities. We spent many hours searching for a lake to go with our semi-arid Colorado climate. After years of looking a Steamboat native introduced to this amazing private lake just 26 miles from Steamboat and we have enjoyed playing in and discovering the area ever since.
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes, Unspecified:
When we first bought our vacant land at the Lake in 1994 we had only a few hours a weekend to get away and play. The lake provided us with an escape just a short drive from our Steamboat home. In 1998 we built our dream house overlooking the lake and made Lake Agnes at Lichen Ranch our full time residence. We purchased this lakefront rental log home and its 35-acre property from a neighbor and used it as a private guest house for our family and friends. We began renting this property on a limited basis in 2007. This is a very special place to us. If you enjoy nature and playing outside with kids of all ages, this is a good place to be. With the help of many friends and families we continue to invent new events that entertain young and old. We play in the snow, rain, sun, and water....we just like to play and this seems to be a great place for it. We have added a pickle-ball court to increase the fun. Relaxing and lake watching is quite a good event too.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
After 18 years we still find find, the tall trees, bright stars, crystal clear lake and big snow enchanting! We love to share our piece of nature with others.
- Secondary: (970) 846-4513 (Colorado, USA)
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A vacation cabin under the rainbow
A great room for gathering after a day of activity
Lakeside log home with vaulted ceiling, loft, great room, and 2story lake view
Cabin loft - a good place to gather for games
Discover your favorite beach activity. Boat, splash, fish, crawdad, yoga...
Cabin dock and beach site.
Awesome views. Four mountain peaks to view from the property
Seating for 4 around the kitchen
Cabin loft queen futon
Thanksgiving...we have snow, but not quite ice
Privately stocked lake....catch and release flies and lures only.
A great September day
October, some days are fall and occasionally there is a little snow
Walking trails through the Aspen on private land
Cabin from lake
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Saturday, November 28, 2015
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