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Frontier Elegance: Mts, Sauna, Spa, Sledding, Arcade, Pool Table

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A Beautiful 70 degree Summer Day in Southpark

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Last updated: 06/15/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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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Keywords: Romantic, Custom, Luxury, Spa, Sauna, Hot tub, WiFi, Mountain views, Breckenridge, hiking, biking, skiing, fly fishing.

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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 4600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old, no college, or drinking (bachelor/bachelorette) parties or groups....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    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

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Paved/concrete entry to 42' front door has large shallow steps (no ramp), with all interior doorways 36' or more for wheelchair access....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Bedroom 4

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  • Office

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  • 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

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • 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

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library:

    Dozens of channels of music available over DISH satellite TV in both Great Rooms....moreless

  • Pool Table
  • 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

  • Stereo
  • 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

  • Video Games:

    Wii with many games and accessories upstairs, can also be moved to downstairs recreation area for a children's play area...moreless

  • Video Library:

    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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    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

  • Ski-Out:

    You can cross country ski and snow shoe right out the front door. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    5 barstools at the Kitchen granite island, plus 6 chairs at the rustic dining table; 2 child's high chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    Wireless high-speed internet throughout the house...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    front loader on pedestal on main floor...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Bose sound system for Ipod, IPhone, CD in fitness room, Top of the line elliptical and spinning bike...moreless

  • Garage:

    Large 2 car garage, leave your ski gear here. You can also park right next to the front door....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Master BR has kiva-style gas fireplace with remote control...moreless

  • Heating:

    Toasty in-floor radiant heat upstairs, solar and electric baseboard heat downstairs...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High thread count luxury sheets and large, soft towels with towel warmer racks in upstairs baths...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Lots of warm, overstuffed leather furniture and Baby Grand piano, views of the Continental Divide, large fireplace...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Good cell phone reception....moreless

  • Parking:

    Drive-through loop to front entrance with paved pad in front...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    large paved parking pad by garage...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    large paved parking pad by garage...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Good cell phone coverage for all major carriers....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    front loader on pedestal on main floor...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless high-speed internet throughout the house. The house is monitored by a surveillance system....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Massive stone fireplace (with large woodburning stove insert) in Great Room, plenty of stacked seasoned firewood....moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils:

    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

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    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

  • Microwave:

    stainless...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (2) Large commercial side-by-side stainless refrigerator, extra refrigerator off the kitchen...moreless

Outside

  • 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

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Snowshoes and sleds in garage for your use during winter months...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    7 ft hot tub on private patio facing northwest to the fourteeners and forest (see photo)....moreless

  • Sauna:

    Large imported redwood sauna holds 6 people, located indoors in master suite. Heats in 5 minutes. Wooden bucket & ladle for extra steam!...moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    Enjoy flat screen TV from Master jetted tub...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
4th of July
Jun 30 - Jul 8, 2015
4 night min stay
$550
$3,300
Late Summer
Jul 9 - Sep 7, 2015
4 night min stay
$500
$3,000
Fall
Sep 8 - Nov 21, 2015
2 night min stay
$375
$2,250
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Dec 1, 2015
4 night min stay
$600
$3,600
Pre Holiday
Dec 2 - Dec 18, 2015
2 night min stay
$400
$2,400
Holiday
Dec 19 - Jan 8, 2016
5 night min stay
$700
$4,200
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$375

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
  • Cleaning fee $200 + tax
  • Tax Rate 4%

Notes:

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.


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Last updated: 06/15/2015
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Location

95 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver International or Colorado Springs
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
South Park Saloon--America's Highest Saloon
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Breckenridge
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 9
3.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fairplay
17 Miles
Nearest Ski
Breckenridge

Car: Recommended

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.

 

Owner info

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!


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • A Beautiful 70 degree Summer Day in Southpark

    A Beautiful 70 degree Summer Day in Southpark

  • Welcome to the Black Diamond Alpine Lodge!

    Welcome to the Black Diamond Alpine Lodge!

  • Great Place to be after a Day on the Slopes !!

    Great Place to be after a Day on the Slopes !!

  • Professional Chef's Kitchen

    Professional Chef's Kitchen

  • Master Spa/Bath Jetted Tub, Walk in Shower, Sauna

    Master Spa/Bath Jetted Tub, Walk in Shower, Sauna

  • 6-person sauna in Master Bath

    6-person sauna in Master Bath

  • King BR on Kids' Level

    King BR on Kids' Level

  • Game Room with Pinball, Pool, Foosball, Space Invaders, DVD, Sat TV

    Game Room with Pinball, Pool, Foosball, Space Invaders, DVD, Sat TV

  • View from the hot tub--a blizzard on the Continental Divide

    View from the hot tub--a blizzard on the Continental Divide

  • Jaime Fox looking for Megan his mate.

    Jaime Fox looking for Megan his mate.

  • Gorgeous mountain streams - only minutes from the BDAL.

    Gorgeous mountain streams - only minutes from the BDAL.

  • Chairlift ride to Breckenridge Peak 8 (notice kids' activity area in background)

    Chairlift ride to Breckenridge Peak 8 (notice kids' activity area in background)

  • Patio w Hot Tub, Grill, Mt Views and Horseshoe Pit

    Patio w Hot Tub, Grill, Mt Views and Horseshoe Pit

  • Spacious Great Room Facing Fourteeners

    Spacious Great Room Facing Fourteeners

  • Gourmet kitchen entertainment area--see any Black Diamonds?

    Gourmet kitchen entertainment area--see any Black Diamonds?

  • Sumptuous Master Suite with Kiva Fireplace

    Sumptuous Master Suite with Kiva Fireplace

  • Spa Mstr Bath: dual sinks, jetted tub, Sat TV, 6-prsn sauna, Lrg multi-head shwr

    Spa Mstr Bath: dual sinks, jetted tub, Sat TV, 6-prsn sauna, Lrg multi-head shwr

  • King Suite

    King Suite

  • Kids' 4-bunkbed room on Kids' Level

    Kids' 4-bunkbed room on Kids' Level

  • Game Room TV area w/surround sound, DVD, Sat TV, Space Invaders, Pinball

    Game Room TV area w/surround sound, DVD, Sat TV, Space Invaders, Pinball

  • Views of 14ers and the Divide from the cozy warmth of the Great Room

    Views of 14ers and the Divide from the cozy warmth of the Great Room

  • White Water Rafting on the Arkansas is a short drive away.

    White Water Rafting on the Arkansas is a short drive away.

  • Trout fishing on the Middle Fork of the South Platte River 2 minutes away.

    Trout fishing on the Middle Fork of the South Platte River 2 minutes away.

  • Top of Mosquito Pass is minutes away from the BDAL.

    Top of Mosquito Pass is minutes away from the BDAL.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
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  • Calendar last updated 06/15/2015
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