This house sits at over 7,000 feet in elevation on almost 2 acres in Roosevelt National Forest. The secluded location is a perfect place to relax, yet it is 17 miles from Estes Park, CO (Rocky Mountain National Park) and the many shops, restaurants and hiking/biking trails it offers is only minutes from low traveled hiking trails in the National Forest.
The home has an open concept kitchen, living room and dining room with a table that can seat up to 12 people. The kitchen has a peninsula that seat 6. The main level has a large (800 sq ft) deck with a table that seat up to 12. There are two bedrooms and one bath on this level. Both bedrooms have a queen bed. One room has a Human Touch massage chair with foot/calf massager for after a day of playing.
The lower level is a walkout with large windows open to the west and lots of light. There is a large game area, bedroom, and bath with a walk-in shower on the lower level. The bedroom has a queen size bed and there is a spring mattress futon in the movie theater which is our fourth bedroom. A queen, double level, inflatable mattress is also available. For the little ones, we have a pack and play crib.
Amenities in the home include a well equipped kitchen, 2 pellet stove fireplaces, telephone with local service, wireless internet connection and an attached, oversize 2-car garage.
There is internet service connected to the projector in the movie theater (120” screen, 7.1 surround sound) for streaming netflix and plenty of DVD/Blu Ray movies to watch after a fun day of activities.
The owners have created a family game room in the walk-out basement that includes a dart board, board games, in ceiling speakers for music, an owner built custom built pool table, a wet bar with dishwasher/fridge/wine chiller, and plenty of places to relax.
Storm Mountain and the surrounding areas offer a wide variety of outdoor activities just minutes from the house including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, tubing, ice climbing, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, golf, mountain biking, mountain climbing, 4-wheel and ATV trails. The town of Drake has a family run bar and restaurant.
This Northern Colorado location give you easy access to the many outdoor activities Colorado has to offer. During your stay you may even be visited by elk, coyotes, wild turkey, rabbits, various squirrels and chipmunks. But if you long for the city lights, Denver is only an hour and a half drive away.
A 4-wheel drive vehicle is recommended for winter travel since the home is at high elevation and possibly chains. The driveway is plowed during the winter months but may still be icy or snow packed. Please be aware that high altitude sickness can occur at this altitude if you or your guests are not properly prepared. This is alpine living and even in the summer the nights are quite chilly so pack accordingly.
Our home is on a cistern, which means that we have water delivered for your stay. Depending on water use, our delivery company is notified to deliver water during your stay. The company needs no access into the house.