Rural Setting, Mountain Views, Near Estes Park, Boulder and Ft.Collins
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Welcome to this rural oasis in the heart of Northern Colorado. You will enjoy a stress free stay here in a countryside neighborhood of Berthoud, the garden spot of Colorado. This retreat is pastoral living at its best in a soothing and natural setting. You can’t help but immediately unwind in the privacy and beauty of this comfortable four, bedroom ranch style home located right in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. This home has a southwestern feel to it with a tobacco brown Adobe finish. The Interior is comprised of many natural elements such as sustainable rose wood floors, numerous decorative beams, arches and interesting colorful features.
This country, Mountain View Retreat has many amenities to entertain your senses. Whether you look forward to creating a romantic get-away for two, or are planning this years family reunion, ... it’s all possible.
This unique natural country setting attracts many varieties of birds, toads, coyote, fox, hawks and other wild life. The view from the back porch is far reaching and you can enjoy seeing dozens of mountain tops in the distance. The colorful easterly sunrises and westerly sunsets under the big Colorado country sky offer photographers a great location. The retreat’s outdoors has no lack of resting areas for relaxation, with thoughtful placement of small benches, chairs, and tables that can be enjoyed from early breakfasts to late night fireside chats.
The Living room, kitchen and dining room area is designed to be a very open spacious living experience, without walls, so all family members have together time whether they are preparing a meal, reading a book, or watching the game. The large dining room table can easily accommodate 8-10 but also ‘folds down’ to be the right intimate size for a romantic setting; maybe a champaign brunch for two? The expansive master bedroom has a garden room feel to it as it is surrounded in season by mature flowering lilac bushes, pine, and other trees. For your convenience, the adjacent walk-in closet has a front loading quality European washing machine and dryer. The two bathrooms are furnished with each their own jacuzzi. Exercise enthusiasts, will find not just a treadmill in the house but also various exercise gadgets in the adjacent basement complete with a weight lifting machine. (no more excuses). A Country Retreat’s kitchen is fully equipped with utensils, pots and pans and everything else you need to prepare gourmet meals or just good old fashioned relaxing country food.
Berthoud, Colorado is the ideal Front Range location. It is geographically centered between Boulder and Fort Collins (30 minutes either way). You’re located only 12 minutes from the foothill mountain towns of Lyons and Loveland, all of which offer many desired amenities. Estes Park, home to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), can be directly reached via a scenic 40 minute drive over lesser known byways.
Boulder touts one of the top 10 walking malls in North America with a plethora of street performers to amaze and entertain. Fort Collins besides being one of the top retirement locations in the USA and home to the University of Colorado, offers an old fashioned drive-in movie theater. Lyons is famous for its annual bluegrass and folk music festivals and has it’s own year round blues club. Tubing and kayaking in the river is one of Lyons attractions and lots of fun for people of all ages.
Also you’ll be only a 10 minute drive from beautiful Carter Lake, one of the most scenic and larger lakes in northern Colorado. The lake is three miles long and one mile wide and offers not only fishing, sailing, camping, swimming, scuba diving, rock climbing, picnicking, boating ( rentals available), and water skiing. but also offers diverse wooded trails, some of which are designated for handicapped. Carter Lake recreational area is open all year long,
as are the other nearby lakes.
Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) can be enjoyed by guests of all physical abilities ages, and interests,...from a scenic car drive above the tree line to vigorous Switzerland style hikes, to photographing wild life or fly fishing, all of which can create amazing Memories.
A Country Retreat in adventure laden northern Colorado is truly situated in the middle of everything. Enjoy the soothing tranquility of this country retreat, relaxing from everyday stresses or communing with nature or go and explore the wonders surrounding you.
For those who like to research the area via the Internet you will benefit from using the high speed wireless WiFi connection.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Since this is essentially a ranch style house the main bedroom, kitchen and bathroom are all on one level and easy to access with a wheelchair. For the one step up to the house a ramp can be supplied. Please request in advance....morecollapse
If Dogs and Cats know good behavior and are polite to all furniture and carpets they are very welcome. Please inquire about our pet policy. We will have space available for some transient horses or Alpacas etc....morecollapse
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- Other (See Description)
- Bedroom 1
- 1 queen
- Master bedroom on main floor of ranch
- Bedroom 2
- 1 bunk bed
- Lower level east facing with morning sunshine
- Bedroom 3
- 1 queen
- Cozy large room with sofa, desk, and weight lifting station.
- Hybrid (living room)
- 2 sleep sofa /futon
- Open space. Late night TV, fireplace, refrigerator access.
Queen size Beds (2) Healthy Therapeutic Bio Magnetic Sleep Systems to enhance deep rest and rid the body and mind of stress (one on upper level and one on lower level). New Ergonomic European Sleep Sofas (2) in living room, Bunk Bed or two single on lower level in east facing bedroom. We have various sleeping configurations so please let us know if you have any special requirements. ...morecollapse
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
1 full bathroom with two sinks, large Jacuzzi style bathtub, and stand alone shower with wall jets is centrally located on the first floor of this ranch structure. A second bathroom is located in the adjoining apartment and is not available to guests unless the apartment is available and booked in advance. For larger groups in the summer an added RV can be made available on this 5 acre property. ...morecollapse
Kitchen & Dining
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HEPA air filtration cycles fresh pure air 4-6 times per hour, PiMag filtered water system for clean drinking water and chlorine free showers. Bio Magnetic Sleep Systems for addressing body aches, deep sleep, health, and wellbeing. Mountain Peak Views, Wildlife Watching, Big Colorado Country Day or Night Sky Photo Opportunities. On location massage can be scheduled by highly trained neuro-muscular therapist. ...morecollapse
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- CD Player
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Pool & Spa
Deck / Patio:
Rear Mountain Facing covered Wood Deck with View of Horse Pasture and another Deck adjacent to the bedroom. A Screened in Front Porch a West Facing Flagstone Patio and an East facing Breakfast LawnPatio....morecollapse
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Rock Climbing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hunting Small Game
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Basketball Court
- Water Tubing
- Water Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Mountain Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
- Miniature Golf
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Fitness Center
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Outlet Shopping
- Horseback Riding
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
Being centrally located you will enjoy day visits to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). Colorful hot air ballon rides on the outskirts of Boulder is great for those who enjoy seeing the area from a bird's eye view perspective. Loveland, Colorado's Sweetheart City, famous for it's Valentine's Day love stamp program has many other attractions one of which is the yearly Sculpture in the Park show every August. Natural pleasures ranging from biking to fishing and Lake Loveland Swim Beach is very popular during the summer month. Boulder, a quick and scenic 30 minute drive, is one of Colorado's more popular 'tourist traps'. This college town nestled at the foot of The Rocky Mountains has something to offer for everyone. From nature walks to shopping. When it comes to entertainment Boulder's Pearl Street Mall is a must see. Street performers from around the United States congregate and share their special talents with the numerous passerby traffic. Right off the mall you can visit The Boulderado Hotel for an ambient old west feel inclusive of some local ghosts who are known to haunt the rooms and hallways. Indian Hot Springs in Idaho Springs with geothermal caves and mud baths, spring fed pool are a scenic one and a half hour drive away. Enjoy night life in the college and retirement town of eclectic Fort Collins with its vast array of coffee houses, restaurants, parks and museums. At least four local Beer Brewing companies give tours (with samples) or explore fort collins outdoors nearby Horsetooth Reservoir or Lory State Park invite for a day adventure. The Longmont Symphony Orchestra auditorium in Longmont is only 15 minutes away for a classic cultural night out...followed by a visit to the old west style Dickens Pub Tavern and Opera House for a dinner and local brew. Part of the establishment is reported to be haunted. Longmont touts a wide array of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, day spas, and has a great library. Closer to home in 10 minutes you can be enjoying a delectable thin crust pizza in Berthoud's famous John Doug's pizzeria or ask for home delivery. As an alternative try Brick Oven Pizza on the other side of the train tracks. Bottomless $1 cups of coffee with free WiFi in a family friendly atmosphere and choice of delicious food or dessert is available n downtown Berthoud at The Jumping Bean Coffee House. Last but not least…Carter Lake with its beautiful views, camping, fishing, and water sport rentals is only minutes from the house along the old back road (CR 4 which used to be named Wagon Wheel Road). ...morecollapse
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Review....time of stay from August 18th until the 31st 2012
Review....time of stay from August 18th until the 31st 2012
Each time I stayed at the Country Retreat I enjoyed it for the quiet and peacefulness. I like especially how easy it is to communicate with the owners, I could ask Rita and Russell at any time for tips and hints on where to go next, to explore a new part of this area. Both of them have a very inviting personality and by now I feel like a "part of the family" when I am there. Staying at the Country Retreat is staying in the middle of many great destinations. That made it very convenient, we could visit every day a new place. One day a trip to Estes Park and for some horseback riding in the Rocky Mountain National Park, then the next day to the ‘Boulder mall’ for a great performance of diverse Street performers, yet another day we made a discovery of Fort Collins special restaurants. We visited Lyons annual Folk music festival over a two day period. We enjoyed Loveland’s great sculpture park and stopped at the book and coffee shop on 4th street for a delicious beverage and a well deserved brake. Then, many evenings we enjoyed sitting together outside by the fireplace, talking about our adventures we took that day while getting our hotdogs and marshmallows roasted in the fire. The kids enjoyed watching the birds, toads and little bunnies coming out from under the porch. I liked the cleanliness & how very roomy it is at the Country retreat. The beds are very comfy, the kitchen was fully stocked, there were laundry detergent and fabric softener for the washer & dryer and many more conveniences. And when we had a special wish we just had to ask for it. Thank you for your hospitality. Jan from Washington State
- Guest Jan
- Date of stay 08/18/12
- Review Submitted 01/19/13
Recommended for: People with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.
The Perfect Home
The Perfect Home
I am from Hamburg, Germany area and stayed for 30 days in Colorado to experience the Rocky Mountains but wanted to be also close to some of the 'normal' environment of Coloradans. It was also important for me to have a good WiFi connection. I loved 'A Country Retreat' for providing all of this. At the same time I was looking for some peace and tranquility but also wanted to be close to stores and night life activity. This place satisfied all my expectations and then some. I especially enjoyed the natural setting of the home out in the country complete with western wild life. I saw a fox, listened to coyotes at night very close by, saw various sized toads, horses and many colorful birds. Several nights the owners would built a warming campfire where we would sit around and share stories under beautiful star filled skies. I also enjoyed going to the close by and amazing fun town of Boulder where many street performers entertained us with very exciting performances. One day we drove into the Rocky Mountains National Park to enjoy nature at its best. At the end of the day it was always great to come home to our American country retreat home which quite ideally supported our needs. We enjoyed the open architecture of the house along with all of its many amenities. The three porches were great for taking in the various views. The screened in porch in the front of the house with its northern view was a wonderful place to hang out, especially at night. The open kitchen floor plan allowed us to make food and watch TV at the same time. The big master bedroom upstairs with a sitting area was great. The two downstairs bedrooms along with the oversized office desk and exercise equipment were appreciated. I can highly recommend this place for rest, relaxation, natural wonders and nearby shopping in a cozy atmosphere.
- Guest leon
- Date of stay 06/01/12
- Review Submitted 01/01/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, sightseeing.
Amazing Home Away from Home
Amazing Home Away from Home
We were very happy with our stay at A Country Retreat. The home and its central location made everything perfect. It was relaxing to come home to to a beautifully decorated and immaculate home rather than a cold hotel environment. The amenities were exactly as stated. The owner's seem to have a knack for thinking about everything that supports creature comforts from hair dryers, games, good lights for reading, and even a high-chair for our visiting grandchild. We thoroughly enjoyed sharing family time here. We were able to to easily gather around the large table in the dining area. Watch movies from the comfortable European leather couches. And even sat out on the screened in front porch and enjoyed the beautiful spring afternoon in this quiet and peaceful rural setting. We're already looking forward to our next stay.
- Guest Kari
- Date of stay 04/15/12
- Review Submitted 12/02/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
A home away from home with room for family
A home away from home with room for family
My husband and I stayed in this comfortable home with our four young granddaughters for a week over Thanksgiving. The owners were anxious to make us feel at welcome and comfortable. Our eight year old granddaughter declared the house "lovely". All of the kids said they hoped we would stay there again. We highly recommend this home for anyone looking for a relaxing and spacious place to stay.
- Guest David & Jeanne
- Date of stay 11/20/12
- Review Submitted 12/01/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
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Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: Your hosts, Rita and Russell Haack have an eclectic service minded background nationally and internationally with a foundation rooted in natural healing. They also own and manage the number one cabin in the Colorado Directory, A River Bend Retreat. Between them they speak German and Norwegian and of course English. Willkommen, Velkommen, and Welcome! Rita is originally from Hamburg, Germany. For years she taught courses in medicinal cooking to support individuals in reversing the symptoms of degenerative disease in Scandinavia, Germany, and North America. Rita has various degrees in massage, life coaching and natural lifestyle education. Russell is a gifted neuromuscular therapist who has helped clients around the world find relief from both physical and psycho-emotional symptoms. In later years he has applied his healing experience to his business coaching practice that integrates innovative Internet marketing tactics. Russell holds an M.A. in Business Communication and a B.A. in Health and Wellness.
Why the Owner Chose Loveland:
After living in the hustle and bustle of Boulder for years we fell in love with our present home in Berthoud due to its rural peaceful surroundings along with the amazing views and central location to both Boulder and Ft. Collins (30 minute drive either way), Rocky Mountain National Park (40 minutes), and Denver International Airport (55 minutes). Longmont (10 minutes), and Loveland (15 minutes) are in the neighborhood. From here we are close to everything northern Colorado has to offer with access to Cheyenne, Wyoming (50 minutes).
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Central Location!!! Easy year round access to Boulder, Ft. Collins, Loveland, Longmont, Estes Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park. On sight massage, exercise equipment, therapeutic sleep system, HEPA air filtration, and WiFi.
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Inside front entrance with Persian carpet and arches
Kitchen with warm maple wood tones
Dinning Room and partial Living Room view of arched entrance leading to Bedrooms
Northeast Bedroom with hardwood floors and private entrance
Master Bathroom with feature shower, Jacuzzi bathtub and stylish basin sinks
Screened front porch with view of front garden and hardware to hang 2 hammocks
Solar lit flagstone pathway to house at night
Snow Covered Mountain Peak View from Backyard Facing West
A Country Retreat's Front View facing north with partial view of screen-porch
Dinning Room with view of kitchen and piano
Living Room with Sofa on Persian rug facing the cozy and romantic gas fireplace
Walkway View of west facing flagstone patio and partial view of mountains
Roofed Back Porch with view of mountains and horse pasture
Private Back Porch surrounded by trees and view of mountain peaks
Sunrise Eastern Big Sky View
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