Mountain Top Log Cabin with Forever Views

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Last updated: 11/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The close proximity of both town and Nature, combined with the exceptional attributes of our one of a kind log cabin and the very fair price, make our home an unbeatable choice for those who long to get away from it all into the quiet of wide open spaces and skies of Northwestern Colorado, but with some added comfort.

The first two things you will notice when you walk into our home is how full of light the house is and how you can't stop looking out the windows.
Each room, including the bathrooms, has it's own forever view. When you can tear yourself away from the windows you will notice how charming, tastefully and simply this house is furnished and how beautifully it has been crafted. There is no clutter or personal stuff. The closets and cabinets are empty and ready for your use! At the same time there is everything you need for your comfort. The kitchen is extremely well supplied. The master bedroom has a comfy king size bed and bath with shower and its own private deck. The twin bedroom can easily be turned into another king and it also has it's own bath with shower. IF you can tear yourself away from the views and night skies there is a 37 inch flat screen TV in the living room with a Direct TV subscription or a DVD player. There is a 5CD player and iPod/iPhone connection if music is how you choose to relax. There is also an internet wireless connection. If there is a chill in the air the wood stove/fireplace heats the whole house and augments the in floor heating.

Outside on the large forever view deck there is an awning that can be unfurled to provide protection from the sun as you dine, read a book or watch the birds at the bird feeder. A barbecue allows you to cook outside in the summer. Usually people never want to leave to do anything else.

In addition, the 70 surrounding acres gives you plenty of room to roam and explore. The elk frequently visit during both summer and winter and the coyotes are usually heard yipping in the distance as you sleep at night.

South of Steamboat Springs around the ski area is especially crowded in both summer and winter. You will be in your own private Colorado in our one of a kind cabin on the hill.


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love dogs and we used to allow them but we found that people have different standards than we do around doggie cleanliness so we had to stop accepting dogs period. Sorry!...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master bedroom with own porch and bath with shower/tub...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    These beds can easily be made into a very comfortable king...moreless

  • Both bedrooms have very comfortable pillow top beds with comforters.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • We have a wonderful caretaker who lives within minutes of the house and will be happy to provide you with any information on the area. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Cabin sits on the side of a mountain with views looking southwest to north to southeast and overlooks the Elk River, surrounding ranch lands and the Sleeping Giant to the West...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Telephone:

    Local calls ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Well supplied kitchen with all dishes and eating utensils....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Well equipped with gas stove ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Mixer, Blender, coffee maker, french press, crock pot, salt pepper and vinegar...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2015
6 night min stay
New Year's Week
Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2016
6 night min stay
Jan 4 - Apr 10, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning $150
  • Tax Rate 3.9%


Summer 6/1-10/1 300.00/night

Winter 11/22-12/19 325.00/night. 1/5-4/18. 325.00/night

Spring/Fall Low Season 300.00/night

Christmas Week 375.00 /night

New Year's Week 375.00/night

2 Christmas weeks 4500.00 (321.00/night)

Cleaning fee 150.00. Tax 3.9% (Save compared to 11.5% in town or on Mountain)

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 11/02/2015
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22 Miles
Nearest Airport
Yampa Valley Regional Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Double Z
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Steamboat Golf Club or Haymaker Golf Course
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 40
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Downtown Steamboat
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
Steamboat Springs Ski Area

Car: Necessary

Our custom log cabin is situated 5 miles north of downtown Steamboat Springs, 8 miles from Steamboat's World Class ski area and overlooks the famous for fly fishing Elk River and the Sleeping Giant Mountain to the West. Located on 70 acres in the heart of Colorado ranch land our hilltop cabin offers quiet and seclusion just minutes from downtown Steamboat Springs. Our home gives visitors to this area the opportunity to take in the wide open spaces, clean air, forever views and dark night skies of Northwestern Colorado.

A few miles upstream there are areas for public fly fishing on the Elk and about .5 miles up the road are trail heads to access Mt Zirkel Wilderness Area and the Continental Divide. Steamboat Lake is an easy and incredibly scenic drive North with more trail heads off Seed house Rd east of Clark - 15 minutes up the road. In the other direction the old western town of Steamboat Springs offers many fine dining opportunities as well as a summer time ProRodeo Series, Art Fairs, the Symphony, live theater, unique shops and wonderful hot springs. The Steamboat Springs Ski Area is famous for it's 'champagne powder' and tree skiing. Skiers and snowboarders of all abilities will find terrain and instruction suited to their needs.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1965

About the owner: Susie and Hansi live in Northern California, Susie in the wine country and Hansi just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Steamboat Springs has always been our 'second home' from the time we were very young and the ski area was just being built. We used to camp up on the ski mountain before there were any runs! Both of us lived in Steamboat for periods of our younger lives, attending the dance and drama camp, Stephens Perry Mansfield, skiing, guiding rivers and hiking in the mountains. We visit Steamboat as often as our lives allow as it as much a part of us as our Northern California homes.

Why the Owner Chose Private Homes, Unspecified:
This property was first discovered by our father in the 1960's when he fell in love with Steamboat and decided to fulfill his dream of owning a cattle ranch. The original ranch was 300 acres and extended across the Elk River. In 1975 he built the first version of our log cabin. For 20 years our family enjoyed spending time together in what our mother called 'dad's ranch in the sky'. In 1996 the cabin burned to the ground and his two daughters rebuilt the cabin as it was by this time an honored member of the family. All but 70 acres of the original ranch have been sold but the feeling is the same as it always has been, forever views across Colorado ranch land and mountains.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Views, tranquility, amazing summer wildflowers, elk migration, birds, fox, proximity to Steamboat, proximity to Wilderness Area

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Speaks: english



  • Winter wonderland

    Winter wonderland

  • View from Cabin

    View from Cabin

  • Winter sunset

    Winter sunset

  • Hilltop Cabin

    Hilltop Cabin

  • Forever Views

    Forever Views

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Wood Stove and TV

    Wood Stove and TV

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Bath


  • Serenity


  • Summer Flowers

    Summer Flowers

  • Mountain top cabin

    Mountain top cabin

  • Overlooking the Elk river

    Overlooking the Elk river

  • Entrance


  • The Road Less Traveled

    The Road Less Traveled

  • View from Living room
Over front deck

    View from Living room Over front deck

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • Master Bdrm

    Master Bdrm

  • Dining on the Deck

    Dining on the Deck

  • Hilltop Cabin

    Hilltop Cabin

  • Storm Approaching

    Storm Approaching

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, November 30, 2015

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