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Spacious Mountain Log Home in a Beautiful Scenic Setting

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The front of the house, although the trees are bigger now.


Last updated: 08/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-12 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Clark house description

Northstar Lodge is a spacious, four bedroom, 3 full bath custom log home located in Clark, Colorado, 25 miles north of Steamboat Springs. We are in North Routt County, right in the heart of the area's best snowmobiling and cross country skiing, not to mention hiking, ice-fishing, fly-fishing and just relaxing. We are 20 miles south of the Wyoming border, and within 2 hours of some great day trips in the summer while the Wyoming roads are still open.

We have been unable to get the map feature of this listing to accurately indicate our home's location, it is on 4 lots on the south side of Beaver Canyon where Clara Way intersects.

Blessed with magnificent views of the Zirkle Mountains, it is designed for comfort and relaxation for families and larger groups.

Our region is host to numerous outdoor activities for your enjoyment, including fishing and other water activities, hiking and biking, horseback riding and pack trips, snow-shoeing, and downhill skiing.

All year long you can enjoy the refreshingly clean and clear air and countless stars like you may never have seen before. Summer is graced with Colorado's glorious wildflowers, and autumn plays host to all those spectacular aspens. The snow and evergreens make for a postcard perfect Christmas and Holiday season. There is no bad season here.

We have several good restaurants nearby if you don't feel like cooking or driving to Steamboat. Several of the local restaurants have live music on weekends. The Hahn's Peak Cafe and the Hahn's Peak Roadhouse have delicious food at reasonable prices...happy hours, too. To the south is the Glen Eden Tavern and the Clark Store, our 'everything store' additions to the usual convenience foodstuffs, they have a delicious deli and coffee shop, library, post office, liquor store, gift shop and wi-fi spot. There are also plenty of current magazines near the old wood burning can read them while having a coffee and a for their incredible home-made pies! Yum! In the summer, they have the ice-cream parlor on the outside deck....if you are early you can grab a Denver Post or the free local Steamboat Today newspaper.

Our kitchen is ready for you to cook YOUR favorite dishes, and is well stocked with utensils and heavy duty stainless steel pots and pans, and several wonderful cast iron skillets, corn-bread pans and Dutch ovens.

All you need to bring is your food and drink and your clothes and toiletries.

The den can be closed off so that some guests can watch TV or videos without disturbing others. In the summer, you can watch the incredible 'hummingbird wars' on the front porch. We have numerous other bird feeders and birdseed that attract other local birds. Our library contains hundreds of books, some on the history of our area, about our wildflowers, birds, etc., in addition to plenty of other good reads.

The back door leads to a perfect 2 mile hike...a loop that takes you to another view of the Zirkels, and also of Sand Mountain, Elk Mountain and more. We borrowed the name 'Trail of Tears' to describe the reaction of our grandkids when they were young....they would squall for the first half- mile or so because they wanted to be that they are older, they are the ones suggesting we go for our morning hike right after breakfast. In the aspens, you can frequently spot the gorgeous Colorado State flower, the blue and white columbine amid the tall ferns and evergreens.

In the summer, we call Steamboat Lake our 'beach'...great place to take a picnic and go swimming. Hahn's Peak Lake and Pearl Lake are peaceful and beautiful, and with the right permit, you can go fishing, too. The Clark Store, Hahn's Peak Roadhouse and the Steamboat Lake Visitor's Center have the permit information and can sell you the permit needed.

Hahn's Peak Village is just 4 miles north on Routt Co. 129. In addition to good food, you can check out some of the original turn of the last century miner's cabins, the one room school, the Jailhouse and more. Steamboat Lake is right across the road. For the adventurous, you can hike to the top of Hahn's Peak, 10,839 feet. It takes about 2 hours to climb up and about an hour to come down. An old Ranger station is on top of the peak, and the views are incredible. Always check the weather before starting a climb, weather can change in an instant. It can snow or hail any day of the year....I've seen both on the Fourth of July more than prepared! A sweater or jacket is always a good idea, even in the summer.

A few more miles to the north is Columbine, Colorado and a wonderful old mining camp. Right after Columbine, Routt Co. 129 turns into a 2 lane dirt road all the way to the Wyoming border. This
is only open in non-snow season. In the summer and fall, a day trip to Encampment, Wyoming, and Saratoga, Wyoming are recommended. Saratoga has hot springs that are free and open 24/7....called the 'Hobo Pool'. Encampment has a wonderful museum of local history, with numerous old stores and cabins that have been moved on the property. They have a barn filled with old wagons, cars, sheepherder's wagons and more.

The stars at night are so spectacular....if you haven't seen Colorado skies at night, you need to. You will see the Milky Way like never before, and if you are used to city skies, be prepared to be astounded by the beauty and clarity of our clear, dark and beautiful skies.

If you need help with special events, such as planning a reunion or a wedding, we can help you with finding an appropriate location and the details such as caterers, musicians, etc. to make your event memorable and enjoyable.

We hope you will consider our cabin YOUR cabin, and that you will return often.

Keywords: cabin, lodge, log, timber, mountain, weddings, Zirkels, relaxation, reunions, retreats

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only:

            You may smoke outside on the deck or porch, but we ask that you use an ashtray to collect the cigarette butts....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            We love pets, too, but have not had good experiences with pets in a rental....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 9-14

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Loft Bedroom with private bath...moreless

          • Window seat: 1 twin/ single

            Single sized bed in the window seat...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Upstairs Bedroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

            Downstairs Bedroom with bathroom right across the hall...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            Upstairs Bedroom with Western decor...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (3) A lovely log-post queen bed in the loft bedroom, a sleigh Queen bed in an upstairs bedroom, another log-post Queen in the third upstairs bedroomand a Queen brass bed in the downstairs bedroom. There is a Twin bed in the upstairs window seat....great view of the Zirkel Mountains/ Continental Divide, next to the library., Child Beds (1) We have a Pack-and-Play that is used as a crib for a small baby or toddler., Baby Cribs, and Full-sized Futon (1) downstairs. Many guests bring sleeping bags for the kids....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Upstairs Bath with Tiled Shower...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Downstairs Bath...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

            Vintage 6 Foot tub in the Loft Bathroom...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            The kitchen is well stocked with heavy duty Stainless Steel pots and pans, cast iron skillets, crock pot, cake pans, pie pans and cookie sheets...all you will need to create great meals. It is open to the living area for maximum participation....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            There is service for 12+ and it is all heavy duty; ceramic dishes, water and wine glasses and stainless flatware, no flimsy utensils here....moreless

          • Stove:

            A Vintage Tappan gas stove and oven makes cooking and baking a pleasure. Easy to follow instructions are prominently displayed....moreless

          • Dining:

            The inside dining table seats 10, and there are tables and chairs for that many more out on the deck....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            All the utensils you could need are here! We love to cook and have many handy and unusual utensils....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Gotta have coffee sitting on the deck in the morning... a coffee bean grinder is there, too.....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            We have several recommended caterers who can provide delicious food and service in our home....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            The spice rack is loaded with a variety of ordinary and exotic seasonings. ...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            A side by side refrigerator with an icemaker; plenty of room....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            We have a very quiet one....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 10 people


          • Living Room seats 12:

            The open floor plan integrates the living room with the dining and kitchen areas. Large windows provide a mountain view and you will stare up at the ceiling wondering how they got those logs up there...moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            There are some plastic discs for kids sledding around the house. Right out the back door is nature's Stairmaster and the higher you go the better the view gets....moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            The flames give you something to back up to when you come in from the cold. It switches on and off easily....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Electric dryer with the washer in a laundry closet that is easily accessible through folding doors....moreless

          • Heating:

            Central heat keeps things toasty in the winter. Five ceiling fans help circulate air year-round. ...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All linens are 100% cotton. Beds have down duvets and foam and feather pillows...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Very large and comfortable cotton bath towels, hand towels and washcloths....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Front loading washer with laundry soap and dryer sheets provided. ...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            There is plenty of off street parking for several vehicles....moreless

          • Parking
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Full length covered porch and side deck with spectacular view of the Continental Divide, 'Cook Anything' fully furnished kitchen, Hiking out the back door, Many local activities but lots of folks just want to relax in this comfortable, inviting home.. At night, the stars are spectacular. For Christmas rentals, we can provide a fresh-cut tree with ornaments if you desire. Many families consider this 'THEIR' mountain home and have come here annually for up to 16 years. For Christmas rentals, we will include a fresh cut tree with bubble lights, ready for you to add the provided decorations....moreless


              • Books:

                There are many books; some donated by renters. There is a large section of local writers that focus on the history of the area. Cookbooks, novels and local hiking skiing and motorized trails too. ...moreless

              • Games:

                There are several board games and jigsaw puzzles in the house; none of them need to be plugged in....moreless

              • Television:

                A TV is in the den in a cool old TV console from the 1960's with a modern TV inside....moreless

              • Stereo:

                There is a radio/cd player and a cord to plug in your mp3 player or phone....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Bring your own discs or rent them in town or at the Clark Store....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Pretty basic DirectTV...we don't watch much TV up there....moreless

              • VCR
              • CD Player


                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    There is a 40' deck, complete with tables and chairs for outside dining, and a 50' covered porch. Great for watching the hummingbirds, mountains and double-rainbows....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Very nice propane grill is on the deck. It gets a lot of use....moreless


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

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        From the front porch you can see the Zirkle Mountains in the Continental Divide and Hahn's Peak to the north. Afternoon sunsets usually have Alpenglow...and the stars at night are incredible....moreless


                      • Cinemas
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Kayaking
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Skiing
                      • Golf
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Hunting
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Rafting
                      • Hiking
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Hospital
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Museums
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Restaurants
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Walking
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Sledding
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Freshwater Fishing


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                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                      12 night min stay

                      Nov 25 - Dec 2
                      4 night min stay
                      Dec 20 - Jan 5
                      4 night min stay
                      Presidents Week
                      Feb 16 - Feb 24
                      4 night min stay
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $2,300 $8,500
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Taxes Not included


                      For "short notice" booking if the house is available, please contact us and we may be able to "make a deal" on rates.Cancellation Policy: If you cancel in writing (to us, not VRBO) three months before arrival, we will refund your money. For cancellations less than three months before arrival, we will refund your money if we are able to re-book your dates; we will refund you the amount we receive.

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                      Last updated: 08/04/2014
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                      40 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Steamboat Springs/Hayden
                      30 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Steamboat Springs

                      In and around Steamboat Springs are two wonderful hot springs; open year round for relaxation in a beautiful natural setting. Strawberry Park Hot Springs is gorgeous, on top of a mountain, great in the winter. In town is the Steamboat Springs Recreation center with hot springs, a water slide, swimming pools and a fitness center. In summer, the Alpine slide, the Howler (on Howelson Hill) is a favorite with kids of all ages. Year- round, you can take a ride to the top of the ski mountain on the gondola. There are snowmobile rentals nearby our home, with or without guides. If you are bringing your own snowmobiles, they will need to be trailered in and out. There is no snowmobiling around the cabin. Several horseback riding facilities are near our home and downtown, also Rafting/tubing down the Yampa River in the summer is a blast! Hiking everywhere, no shortage of fun activities year-round. And then, there is plain old relaxing and 'watching the mountains grow'. Come see!


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1990

                      About the owner: We built this home with the help of a local log-builder. As much as we love our home, we can't be there all the time. We also love sharing it with others and hearing about the good times that they have had there. Many of our regular renters call Northstar Lodge 'THEIR' mountain home....all of the pleasures with none of the maintenance.

                      Why the Owner Chose Clark:
                      This house was built for us by a local log builder who has been our friend since the 1970's. The house he built for himself is right down the hill. We are 25 miles from Steamboat Springs and the drive through the horse farms and hay fields is truly beautiful. For years we came to Clark/Steamboat for vacations, winter and summer. We are totally in love with the area, year round, and decided to build a home here.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Spectacular views from the porch, and if you go hike up the hill behind the house, even more spectacular views of the Zirkel Mountains (a.k.a. the Continental Divide), Sand Mountain, Elk Mountain and more....the house is designed for comfort and relaxation. Our library has numerous books by local people, telling their stories of living here as settlers, back before log cabins were 'cool'. I am a cook, and made sure that all pots and pans and utensils were just like what I have at home. In the bedrooms, all linens are 100% cotton, feather duvets for every bed,...comfortable surroundings to spare. During the summer and early fall, our deck has numerous pots of glorious flowers, gardens surrounding the home have gooseberries, red currants, herbs, rhubarb and beautiful perennial flowers that can take our cold winters. If you come during the Christmas season, we will provide a fresh-cut tree with lights and decorations for your enjoyment. We have many wedding guests in the summers, as our neck of the woods is popular for destination weddings at the Glen Eden, Midnight Ranch and more nearby gorgeous spots. One bride had her rehearsal dinner for 30 people in our home. Each season here is special, and really, like the locals say, there is no bad weather here, only improper be sure to pack accordingly.

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                      Speaks: english, spanish

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                      • The front of the house, although the trees are bigger now.

                        The front of the house, although the trees are bigger now.

                      • Yes, we get snow....

                        Yes, we get snow....

                      • The kitchen, with a vintage Tappan gas stove, opens into the dining/ living room

                        The kitchen, with a vintage Tappan gas stove, opens into the dining/ living room

                      • A comfy reading space,

                        A comfy reading space,

                      • Blankets line the second story handrail.

                        Blankets line the second story handrail.

                      • The "cat face" on the vertical log.

                        The "cat face" on the vertical log.

                      • One view of the downstairs bedroom.

                        One view of the downstairs bedroom.

                      • We get a lot of double rainbows

                        We get a lot of double rainbows

                      • Blue Columbine in the front garden, our State flower

                        Blue Columbine in the front garden, our State flower

                      • full moon from the front porch

                        full moon from the front porch

                      • From the front porch in the summer...sometimes the fog is spectacular

                        From the front porch in the summer...sometimes the fog is spectacular

                      • When we say you'll need 4-wheel drive in the winter, we mean it

                        When we say you'll need 4-wheel drive in the winter, we mean it

                      • The back of the house from up the hill, the Continental Divide in the distance.

                        The back of the house from up the hill, the Continental Divide in the distance.

                      • One of the vintage radios in the downstairs hall.

                        One of the vintage radios in the downstairs hall.

                      • Here is a part of the kitchen countertop with the stove.

                        Here is a part of the kitchen countertop with the stove.

                      • The gas fireplace with the great view and your choice of rocking chair sizes.

                        The gas fireplace with the great view and your choice of rocking chair sizes.

                      • From the front porch, December 2011

                        From the front porch, December 2011

                      • View from the deck in summer

                        View from the deck in summer

                      • Alpenglow, December, 2011, from the front porch

                        Alpenglow, December, 2011, from the front porch

                      • Summer and Fall mornings sometimes have incredible fog....
from the front porch

                        Summer and Fall mornings sometimes have incredible fog.... from the front porch

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                      Date last modified - Tuesday, September 16, 2014

                      $320 - $500 per night (USD)

                      4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 14

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