Richard built this as his one-of-a-kind dream home with the vision of experiencing the panoramic views of the wilderness inside and outside the home. This 1,600 sq. ft. peaceful, open concept one level home is indeed a paradise fully enveloped by the Roosevelt National Forest. He now spends summers in Brazil with his love.
Just fifteen minutes west of Boulder, a place of relaxation, a getaway-from-it-all place close to Boulder. At 7,600 feet, it is located near the base of Sugarloaf Mountain, overlooking Dream Canyon and the massive Lost Angel granite cliffs, above Boulder Falls — this reads like a fairy tale — it feels like that too — be sure to read the guest comments.
Everywhere you look you’ll feel the grandeur. The view from each window is a blessing for eye and soul — mountains, the continental divide, cliffs, sunrises, sunsets, and the intensity of stars in the night sky.
You can feel the silence along with gentle, soothing sounds of North Boulder Creek.
Google “The most beautiful rock climbing spots near Boulder” to see the Lost Angel Granite Cliffs that dominate the front yard.
An outdoor dining table gives a ringside seat to rock climbers, occasional slack-liners, and the abundant wildlife that passes through the property. Hummingbirds, Moose, Deer, Fox, Coyotes, Golden Eagles, Bears (rarely), and Elk.
This home is one level with flagstone floors — two bedrooms, two baths, and a multipurpose room (optionally a third bedroom, a dining room, or an office). The master bedroom has a walk-in shower and soaking tub for two.
The bedrooms, great room, and entrance have doors to allow access directly outside.
If you need more than three queen beds, please contact us about an adjacent rental home with two queen beds.
The home has everything you need; bring your clothes, toiletries and a stop in town for groceries before heading up and it's your home away from home. It’s a great base for visiting Boulder, Nederland, and all the surrounding areas have to offer!
The tranquility is so serene and peaceful that it will leave you relaxed and refreshed.
Donna (the house manager), lives a few minutes away, and will greet you at the main road on arrival. She will handle all things locally.
Hiking & biking trails, kayaking, and paragliding are plentiful and nearby. The Switzerland Trail, Sugarloaf Mountain Trail, Dream Canyon and Betasso Preserve are all on Sugarloaf. The home is encircled by Mt. Pisgah, Comforter Mtn., Peewink Mtn., Bald Mtn., Sugarloaf Mtn. and is minutes from Brainard Lake. Rocky Mountain National Park, Indian Peaks Mountains on the Continental Divide, and Fourth of July trail near Eldora are a short drive.
The home is 45 miles, (approx. 1 hour) from the Denver Airport. Fifteen minutes to Boulder or Nederland for shopping and restaurants. Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park is 45 miles away (about 1 hour 15 minutes) via the Peak-to-Peak highway, which is a beautiful drive.
You may use the herb garden with Chives, Sage, Mint, Thyme, Lavender and Hops as well as a rhubarb patch.
Other things to note
The weather can be cool; 50's at night when the sun goes down; so bring layering options.
The home is not suitable for under 3 and young children must be supervised there is approximately a ten foot drop-off on the outside of the home the length of the house.
The home is built into a hill and the hill continues in front of home as well that levels off into a sloping meadow area.
Please respect the home and property as if it were your own. Lost key fee $50. To avoid wildfire risk: NO Smoking, NO outdoor campfires, NO target practice, NO hunting, and NO fireworks. All above are prohibited on the property.
In the summer, the home is 10 degrees cooler than outside and Sugarloaf is 10 degrees cooler than Boulder (90˚ in Boulder will generally equal 70˚in the house). By opening doors, you can raise the interior temperature.
The eclectic mountain town of Nederland with its indoor and outdoor live entertainment is minutes away. There is a good selection of restaurants, shops and art galleries. It’s the home of the Carousel Of Happiness with all hand carved animals at $1 a ride giving priceless smiles.
Summer and Fall offer continuous festivals and art shows. The leaf viewing in the fall is spectacular from both the home as well as a nearby drive to the Peak-to-Peak Highway.