If ever you dreamed of spending time at a mountain retreat in a log cabin with 24' ceilings, a central log beam as big as all outdoors and a décor that has you feel the character of Colorado, this home will warm your heart. No wonder this house was featured in Durango Living magazine. From the Amish hand-crafted four poster red hickory bed in the huge, secluded loft master bedroom, the Talavera sinks and mirrors in the 2 bathrooms, the copper-fronted island in the kitchen, the miners lamps over the island, the bentwood rockers, the silver full-length free-standing mirror in the guest room and the many Native American and Western artifacts, this home says "Come, unpack, relax, unwind and immerse yourself in letting the world behi
Imagine sitting on the wrap-around deck in the morning in front of a fire with your coffee and muffins watching the early morning sun awaken the Aspens and Ponderosa Pines or soaking up the last rays of the warm Colorado sun as you enjoy the sunset. The covered side deck is perfect for reading in the hammock chairs if there should be a softly falling rain. There are rustic benches in the area high up behind the house that provide the perfect place to breathe deeply the unmatchable Colorado air, listen to the stillness and consider life in all its intricacies. So many places to find peace.
The upstairs master bedroom is enormous with a seating/game table area as well as an Airdyne exercycle and at least a hundred fine books to snuggle down with and inspirational tapes as well. The daybed/trundle bed in the sitting area in the loft backed by windows is a wonderful place to read or nap while you watch the snowflakes fall. The master bathroom offers a 2-person shower and both bathrooms have separate areas for toileting and privacy.There are 2 bedrooms downstairs, one a bunkroom and one a guest room with an iron queen-sized bed and private entrance to the downstairs bathroom.
Every room exudes atmosphere with its 8" log walls. The kitchen is fully equipped with all you could need to cook or bake anything you might feel like making. There is a convenient ski/mud room to store your gear and comfortably get outfitted for the day, as well as a washer/dryer for use as desired. The floors are whiskey barrel hardwood and clay tile to echo the Southwest mountain feel. The living room/dining room greatroom opens onto the deck with the stone fireplace centrally located in the floor to ceiling log and window wall. A TV, DVD and VCR are nestled in a Spanish-style armoire that houses games and cards as well. The slate and iron coffee table provides another place to gather and enjoy each other.
One VERY important note - if you are visiting in the snow season (could be as early as Oct. and as late as May!) you MUST have a 4-wheel drive vehicle and winter tires or chains with street tires to make it up the beautiful Lake Purgatory Drive. This will save you and your new neighbor/friends a lot of frustration and save you the fee for being rescued. Better to save that money for buying margarita fixin's!