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In ski jargon, 'Black Diamonds' are the toughest ski runs for experts only-- but you won't need to be an expert to enjoy this Rocky Mt Luxury Alpine Lodge! At 10,500 feet, it is nestled in the heart of South Park. Western Frontier meets Elegance in this Gracious home. You'll find the BDAL rivals fine European Ski Lodges and provides High End amenities without the crowded tourist feeling and high prices you will find only 15-20 minutes away in Breckenridge and Summit County. Completely avoid the I-70 weekend & holiday traffic jams by taking US Highway 285 practically right to the house-- it is a breathtaking 1.5 hour drive from either Denver or Colorado Springs. Convenient to major highways in snowy weather, the BDAL is beautifully tucked into pine and aspen forests with huge views. No tired, dark 'cabin' with shabby furniture and small beds here, but 5800 sq ft of custom built luxury overlooking the amazing Continental Divide - huge views of Fourteeners right out your windows or from the private hot tub! Gourmet kitchen - with Nespresso, Keurig and Cuisinart Coffee Machines, 4 large bedrooms (3 kings) and 3 large baths will easily accommodate 10. The luxury master suite is an eye-popper-- see all the features below for it, there is a second king suite upstairs. (We have provided several air mattresses as well). The vaulted Great Room with large log scissor-trusses and a stone-surround wood-burning stove create a Fabulous Resort Lodge experience. Plenty of wood available! The exercise room upstairs has five large view windows and a Bose CD/Ipod sound system, spinning bike and elliptical trainer. Downstairs you'll find 2 more spacious bedrooms, one with a king bed and the other with 2 sets of bunks, and another large bath as well. The downstairs Great Room is a great entertainment area to give you (and the kids!) room to spread out. This 5 acre property has the remnants of a gold mine from the last century, the water there even has two schools of Rainbow Trout (just for looking--no fishing please--they are just getting established! There are several stocked fishing locations within 5 minutes' drive.) We've also just cleared a ski/sledding run on the hillside behind the house! Sleds & helmets and snow shoes provided. Hands down one of the nicest rentals in Southpark. You will find the BDAL to be an elegant retreat with a unique Rocky Mountain touch-- you'll want to come back again and again!
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25 years old, no college, or drinking (bachelor/bachelorette) parties or groups....moreless
Pool table, foosball, rec area downstairs, full-size vintage pinball machine and original Space Invaders console game downstairs. Biking trails and roads in subdivision, paved walking/biking path for over four miles between Fairplay and Alma right out front....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
Security deposit will be forfeited. It is not acceptable for your guests to smoke in our home. Sand pots are available outside for disposal of butts....moreless
Pets Not Allowed:
Your pets are wonderful, but please keep them at home. We try to keep our home as nice as possible for guests like you. There are plenty of homes that allow pets. Please don't ask. It is NOT acceptable for your local
guests to bring their pets. Forfeiture of security deposit.
The security system will detect pets....moreless
Paved/concrete entry to 42' front door has large shallow steps (no ramp), with all interior doorways 36' or more for wheelchair access....moreless
King size beds (3) Master Bedroom has wonderful suite -sleigh bed, tempurpedic mattress, flat screen TV, gas kiva fireplace with remote control, huge dual-head travertine shower with body sprays, 6 person redwood sauna to warm up in after a hard day of skiing, large upscale spa tub in master bath with another flat screen TV. Downstairs, there is another large King Bedroom with a large picture window, forest views, and lots of natural light, 2nd King suite bedroom upstairs also has private full bath. Beautiful views of mountains and forests. Baby Cribs (2) Brand new portable cribs with soft linens. Also 2 high chairs for baby feeding. Bunk Beds (2) Downstairs, there is a bedroom with two sets of bunk beds (4 total beds) and window with lots of natural light....moreless
Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub
6 piece spa bath: jetted tub, sauna, dual head shower...moreless
Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower
granite countertops, travertine tile tub surround...moreless
Bathroom 3: toilet, shower
Lower lvl, granite, extra sink/vanity in rec room...moreless
Master Bath has a sauna and flat screen TV in tub area. A spotting scope in the Great Room can find wildlife on the fourteeners. Both living areas are huge, large couches can be slept on. Game room has pool table, foosball table,Vintage pinball machine, Original Space Invaders arcade game. Exercise room with Bose surround sound and CD/Ipod connection system, spinning bike, elliptical machine with five large windows looking out on the Continental Divide, this is another very large room, could easily accommodate kids who want to slumber party on the floor. ...moreless
Dozens of channels of music available over DISH satellite TV in both Great Rooms....moreless
Satellite / Cable:
(4) Large flat-screen TVs are located in both Great Rooms (upstairs and downstairs) as well as MBR and MBR Bath. DISH programming. DVD players in Lodge Great Room, downstairs recreation area, and in Master BR TV. Downstairs rec area has home theater setup with comfortable couch and recliners, surround sound, flat screen TV with satellite and DVD player...moreless
Video Game Console:
Wii, Wii-fit pad, Wii snowboard games in downstairs rec Room. Vintage full-size pinball machine ('Kyle Rote's World Cup Soccer'--see pictures) in the lower level game room, as well as an original Space Invaders Arcade Console (see pictures)...moreless
Wii with many games and accessories upstairs, can also be moved to downstairs recreation area for a children's play area...moreless
There is a collection of family dvds in Lodge Great Room, and Blockbuster on satellite! Also, there are lots of movies recorded on the Satellite DVR....moreless
Local Services & Businesses
Not just any mountains! Amazingly awesome views of 'fourteeners' on the Continental Divide from the Lodge Great Room and Hot Tub and patio areas. A spotting scope in the great room zooms in on the gol...moreless
You can cross country ski and snow shoe right out the front door. ...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Cross Country Skiing
Hunting Big Game
Hunting Small Game
5 barstools at the Kitchen granite island, plus 6 chairs at the rustic dining table; 2 child's high chairs...moreless
Seating for 10 people
Wireless high-speed internet throughout the house...moreless
Wireless high-speed internet throughout the house. The house is monitored by a surveillance system....moreless
Massive stone fireplace (with large woodburning stove insert) in Great Room, plenty of stacked seasoned firewood....moreless
Everything you will need to entertain - blender, pots, pans, mixer, dishes, toaster, coffee pot and much more. There's a Keurig Coffee Maker for those who have to bring their K cups! (Keurig K-cups are sold at the local grocery store.) There is also a coffee maker if you prefer regular brewed coffee....moreless
Gourmet kitchen with commercial convection, stainless steel range & appliances, granite counter tops, sink has a Touch faucet, just a tap turns it on/off! Travertine floors throughout the house. Stocked with cooking, baking staples, spices etc. 2 refrigerators....moreless
(2) Large commercial side-by-side stainless refrigerator, extra refrigerator off the kitchen...moreless
Deck / Patio:
(2) Front flagstone patio with Adirondack chairs for morning coffee, and large back patio with hot tub, gourmet grill and lots of room for entertaining.
Horseshoes set up next to patio & hot tub...moreless
Thanksgiving Nov 22 - Dec 1, 2015 4 night min stay
Pre Holiday Dec 2 - Dec 18, 2015 2 night min stay
Holiday Dec 19 - Jan 8, 2016 5 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$600
Cleaning fee$200 + tax
Please don't ask for dates that are already booked on the calendar. Rates are subject to change until reserved.
The cleaning fee covers the full day it takes to restore the home to renting condition. It does not cover excess cleaning if you choose to not clean up after yourselves, and the additional charge will be deducted from your security deposit.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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At an elevation of 10500, the house faces the Continental Divide, surrounded by gold medal fishing (South Park is 'The Fly Fishing Capital of the World'), biking & hiking trails. Breckenridge, with all its restaurants, nightlife, and shopping is a short 15 min drive away. Private sledding hill in the backyard! Snow mobiling, dog sledding and ATV tours available nearby. We also have a basketball hoop and horseshoe pit set up.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: We're a military family. After traveling the world, we chose to settle down in the high mountains of Colorado. We split our time between the Front Range and our mountain home to relax and play.
Why the Owner Chose Alma: This is one of the most beautiful places in the world. We enjoy the convenience of all the different kinds of mountain fun in our own front yard. While we are in the mountains, it only takes 2 mins to be on the hwy to Summit county.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge: After a great day of skiing, we don't have to drive the I-70 bumper-to-bumper traffic for hours to get home. We are in the middle of Fourteeners, gold medal fishing, biking, and hiking--God's country. Use the spotting scope in the great room to look for bears and elk on the divide!