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Spectacular Family Chalet with Stunning Rocky Mountain Vista

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Chalet in the fall aspen foliage

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Last updated: 04/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This 35-acre property includes a grand log chalet situated at 8900 feet above sea level.

The top floor, one large room with a vaulted ceiling, boasts picture windows facing the Gore Range. The wood burning stove generously heats this level. A propane furnace provides additional heat for the whole house. The living room area has several couches (one of which is a sofa-sleeper) and a sky chair. The dining table seats 10 people. The kitchen is large and well equipped with counter space for preparing sizable meals. There is also a half-bathroom on this floor.

On the middle level there are four bedrooms, which sleep 8 (2 queens, 1 double and 2 singles that may be combined to make a king). There is a full bathroom with shower/bathtub on this floor.

This is a kid friendly property equipped with toys, books, movies, entertainment system with satellite radio and a ping-pong table.

A large solar system provides most of the heat and hot water for a reduced carbon footprint. There is propane and electricity for the utilities. Laundry facilities are available on the bottom level if needed.

The deck wraps around 2/3 of the upper level for sunbathing, bird watching, sunrise and sunset viewing. There is a propane grill on the deck for convenient outdoor cooking. In addition, you can enjoy meals on the deck at a wooden picnic table. Just below the house is a fire ring and additional picnic table for cookouts.

From the hammock on the deck you can view the Gore Range, Green Mountain Reservoir, and the Williams Fork Range. Deer, elk, and fox are common visitors. Nightfall brings stargazing and the occasional coyote chorus. Songbirds, hummingbirds, eagles, and hawks are often seen.

In winter, the chalet's location is ideal for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and excellent sledding. Alpine skiing and snowboarding are available at Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone and A-Basin, all within an hour. Vail, Steamboat Springs, and Winter Park are each about 2 hours away.There is Gold Medal fishing on the Colorado and Blue Rivers, and belly-boating on Cataract Lake. The chalet is surrounded by aspens, so the fall is an exceptional time to visit. There is access to various wilderness areas for sportsmen looking for a comfortable base.

Lower Cataract Lake is a short drive away during the summer months. When there is snow, it can be reached with snowshoes or cross-country skis via the road. A number of trail-heads begin in that area for day hikes or camping. The wild flowers are spectacular in spring and summer and the aspen foliage is golden in the fall. The cataract itself is also worth exploring.
The location is solitary, serene and private on 35 acres of woodland and sage brush meadows with wildlife as your nearest neighbors.

Well behaved pets are welcome.

Please don't smoke inside.

This is a perfect property for a small family get-together or a place to return to after a day of hiking, fishing or hunting.

Winter access can be more difficult even with with snow plowing, so contact us directly for more information.

Rates vary seasonally, so please contact us through the VRBO site for specifics about your stay

Keywords: Log chalet, aspen woods, sagebrush meadows, mountain views

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    The cabin can accommodate 1-2 infants/toddlers in cribs. One Pack'n'Play is available at the cabin....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television:

    No television reception...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    small selection of VCR tapes and DVDs...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    Limited reception from some providers...moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

$125 cleaning fee to be left in the house upon departure.

Rates vary by season, and include holiday rates and weekly rates. Please contact us directly for more specific information.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1980

About the owner: We designed and built this chalet, using standing dead lodge pole logs. Our 4 children grew up using this place many times a year, summer and winter. We are now retired, and the children are married and living scattered around the country. We come here about twice a month, bringing our dog and 2 cats with us.

Why the Owner Chose Heeney:
We built the chalet as our vacation retreat, and now would like to share it with others.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Solitude, serenity, love of the mountains, and enjoyment of the wildlife.


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • Chalet in the fall aspen foliage

    Chalet in the fall aspen foliage

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • bedroom 3, double bed

    bedroom 3, double bed

  • Eagle's Nest, Gore Range
View southwest from the deck

    Eagle's Nest, Gore Range View southwest from the deck

  • A view of the cataract that gives the lake its name.

    A view of the cataract that gives the lake its name.

  • The trail around Lower Cataract Lake affords a multitude of wildflowers

    The trail around Lower Cataract Lake affords a multitude of wildflowers

  • Colorado state flower.

    Colorado state flower.

  • A winter visitor

    A winter visitor

  • Cataract Lake in the Fall.

    Cataract Lake in the Fall.

  • The winter chalet with the Williams Fork Range in the background

    The winter chalet with the Williams Fork Range in the background

  • Kitchen and dining area

    Kitchen and dining area

  • Bedroom 2, queen bed

    Bedroom 2, queen bed

  • bedroom 4,trundle bed - 2 singles or queen size.

    bedroom 4,trundle bed - 2 singles or queen size.

  • The view from your hammock on the deck.

    The view from your hammock on the deck.

  • Belly boat fishing

    Belly boat fishing

  • The rare Calypso orchid or Lady Slipper by the trail around the lake.

    The rare Calypso orchid or Lady Slipper by the trail around the lake.

  • A summer visitor

    A summer visitor

  • A rare view of twin bear cubs.

    A rare view of twin bear cubs.

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Date last modified - Sunday, April 26, 2015

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 04/25/2015
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