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Lakefront Colorado Log Home - Pivate Trout Stocked Lake in Nat'l Forest

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
6 nights

About the property

Lakeside log home Monthly rental with cost comparable to 10-days elsewhere

One guest commented, “It is like living in a private national park.”

ON THE LAKE for summer fun

IN THE FOREST for back country paradise.

Please contact Owner for possible discounts and current rates.

Rent the month for rates comparable to a week.

This Log Home on 35-acres of trees, ponds, meadows is surrounded by miles of National Forest that provides privacy in a stunning natural setting for your vacation, yet only 26 highway miles gives you access to all of the resort amenities of Stamboat Springs (shopping, dining, concerts, rodeo....). Free in home internet with Wi-Fi keeps you connected to your world if you choose, or you can 'unplug' if you prefer.

JUNE-AUGUST lakeside during the summer in the Rockies - this is a vacation! Come escape the city heat and enjoy mountain lakes, streams, waterfall and meadows. More than a vacation rental, this secluded lakefront log cabin inside of the forest boundary will become a mountain recreation favorite. Biking, boating, swimming, hiking, trout fishing or relaxing next to the private alpine lake. Include a few trips into Steamboat for the rodeo, free concerts, Art walks, hot springs, golf, shopping and many other activities the world class town provides, and you have the a classic Northwest Colorado outdoor adventure.

SEPTEMBER - it is our favorite month. Watch the aspen change color and wildlife prepare for winter. Warm days, changing leaves and a sparkling lake are all a part of September. The hiking, fly-fishing, & landscape are terrific. The truout entertain daily.

OCTOBER & NOVEMBER in the Mountains --November is the month to do it all! Late season trout fishing, relaxing in front of a wood fireplace at a cozy lakeside log cabin. Be lakeside when the lake turns to ice, usually around Thanksgiving and Steamboat Ski area opens for downhill skiing.

DECEMBER & JANUARY winter is here. Winter is a great time to hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort or if you prefer an outing direct from your door Cross-country ski or snow shoe the powder at the lake. You can find an assortment of maintained snow trails at Rabbit Ears Pass, 10 miles up the road. Winter brings an assortment of warm fires, snow, and sun. Enjoy watching the big storms cross the divide from the comfort of your cabin, and then be the first to make tracks in the fresh powder.

FEBRUARY & MARCH in the mountains snow is still great, and the days are getting longer. Enjoy Steamboat's Winter Carnival in early February, Ski Area Torch Parades, or a romantic Valentines Day in front of the log cabin’s fireplace.

APRIL - Warm days, or un-expected snow storms, the events are still winter, but the weather is feeling like spring. April’s discounted rate makes this a great time for a Rocky Mountain get-away.

Runners & bikers are sure to check out the many competitions hosted in Steamboat.

Miles of open hills and meadows to hike or ski from the cabin door, or minutes from summer or winter trails on Rabbit Ears pass. This is the place to play in the snow or in the lake---We will even provide some seasonal toys: snow shoes, track skis, and a few other snow toys in the winter; bikes and boats for summer fun!

The log house is decorated for western lodge luxury with a fully stocked kitchen, dining for 8, master bath including jetted tub, river rock wood-burning fireplace, west facing lakeside wall of windows and deck. Pack your clothes and food and your vacation home is ready.

Lower level: Two bedrooms walkout to hot tub. Master has (1) queen bed and private bath. The 2nd bedroom has (2) twin beds and shares the hallway full bath.

Main level: Great room, with wood fireplace, lakeside deck, dining, kitchen, large entry hall and 1/2 bath.

Cabin Loft: (1) Queen futon, card table, and storage cabinet with plenty of board games to keep the family entertained and bring everyone together at night.

Additional suite: For larger groups ask about the detached garage loft with 3/4 bath, queen futon, and bunk beds. Usually closed in winter.

The home is located 30 miles east of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and is surrounded by national forest. Park your car in the garage, then enjoy hours of snow country fun or lake and forest summer activity. Relax as the mountains light up at sunrise; watch the moon reflect off the lake or stars shoot across the sky. A nature photographers paradise as vistas, wildflowers and wildlife are plentiful (a great place for peepers when the colors of the aspen change). Boating, fishing, swimming and hiking are at your door. A lake-kayak, row boat, and wind surfer bases with paddles are waiting on the beach. There are a few fat tire bikes waiting when you want to do a little land cruising.

The cabin’s location at waters edge of a private and secluded 110-acre lake makes this a rare find for a Colorado vacation. Great for families that want to escape the crowds (pet friendly). Children love to wade and swim in the water or sled in the winter. A small pond near the community entrance is a great place to learn to fly fish and for the more experienced fishing enthusiasts the well stocked catch & release lake is at your door. Once you have named the fish in the lake try a day on one of the gold-medal stretches at a nearby river. Perhaps the family would enjoy a day long raft trip guided by one of the many raft companies or to rent inner tubes and float a stretch of water near Steamboat.

When civilization calls, head 26 highway miles to Steamboat for everything you expect from a resort community, golfing, spas, hot springs, restaurants, concerts, parades, rafting, skiing, golfing tubing and shopping to name a few.

The property is 5 miles from Rabbit Ears pass, 26 miles from Steamboat Ski Area, about 70 miles to Summit and Winter Park Ski areas. Denver International Airport (DEN) is 170 miles SE, and commercial flights are also available from Hayden (HDN) about 50 miles to the West. This location is private, but not remote.

Other extras: If you need some extra space or privacy, a detached loft suite can be negotiated (this space is necessary for more than 6). Typically unavailable in winter.

Keywords: Private lake front, log Cabin, house, lakeside with dock, beach, mountain log cabin, fishing retreat, family vacation, horse property, National forest, boating, hiking, biking, swimming, cross country skiing, boats, snow fun, sledding, Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Scenic views, photography, fall Aspen, Trout, wildlife

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Sue Bennett
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 22, 2016

About Sue Bennett

We love the Colorado blue sky. We moved to Steamboat to be surrounded by mountains, streams, forests and snow ski. Imports from Wisconsin we needed to find a lake for summer activities. We spent many hours searching for a lake to go with our semi-arid Colorado climate. After years of looking a Steamboat native introduced to this amazing private lake just 26 miles from Steamboat and we have enjoyed playing in and discovering the area ever since.

Sue Bennett purchased this house in 2003

Why Sue Bennett chose Kremmling

When we first bought our vacant land at the Lake in 1994 we had only a few hours a weekend to get away and play. The lake provided us with an escape just a short drive from our Steamboat home. In 1998 we built our dream house overlooking the lake and made Lake Agnes at Lichen Ranch our full time residence. We purchased this lakefront rental log home and its 35-acre property from a neighbor and used it as a private guest house for our family and friends. We began renting this property on a limited basis in 2007. This is a very special place to us. If you enjoy nature and playing outside with kids of all ages, this is a good place to be. With the help of many friends and families we continue to invent new events that entertain young and old. We play in the snow, rain, sun, and water....we just like to play and this seems to be a great place for it. We have added a pickle-ball court to increase the fun. Relaxing and lake watching is quite a good event too.

What makes this house unique

After 18 years we still find, the tall trees, bright stars, crystal clear lake, wildlife and big snow enchanting! We love to share our piece of nature with others.

The vacation log home is set on the lake and helps our guests unwind from the stress of cities and traffic. The water, dock, boats and hiking trails and mountain vistas are at your door. The area is secluded, but not remote, a quick 30 highway miles will take you to the resort town of Steamboat Springs, for concerts, rodeos, dining, hot air balloons and a number of special events.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We stayed there for the month of August, 2009. Best vacation we ever had. Nicest home we've ever stayed at. Unbelievable location. Setting is second to none. We hardly ever left the property. Fishing was fantastic. Hiking trails galore. Wildlife everywhere. Most beautiful lake you'll ever fish. Lake toys provided were a blast. Owners are super. Hot tub was extra, but well worth it. Had guests and family coming and going and always had plenty of room for everyone to eat, lounge, etc. Beautifully and comfotably furnished. Kitchen was fully stocked - everything you'd ever need to cook. Gas barbeque grill on deck overlooking the lake was perfect. Plenty of wood for fireplace. Clean windows everywhere. Had NO problems with anything. Can't wait to come back. "

Jan 06, 2010 - George
Jul 2009
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Lakefront Colorado Log Home - Pivate Trout Stocked Lake in Nat'l Forest
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Troy MI

Excellent Family Rental

  • 5 of 5

We rented this gorgeous "cabin" in the woods on a private lake for the month of August a few years ago. When we arrive the whole property was in bloom with Colorado wildflowers, with a gorgeous blue lake and clear blue Colorado summer sky! We are a family of 4 and had plenty of space in this well appointed house. Our main vacation plan was hiking and outdoor adventures. The cabin is well situated for day hikes throughout the region. there is also local horseback riding and hot air balloon rides. On days we didn't hike we had the luxury of hanging at the lake using all the water toys and fishing supplies, taking a walk around the lake or hiking up to Quarry Rock just to enjoy the view. Night time was a great time to star gaze and sit in the hot tub. We also enjoyed every Friday night at the Steamboat rodeo. The owners are locals and can recommend everything around town as well as things to do "off the beaten path". We still go back to Steamboat for summer hiking but can only stay for short visits but when we have the opportunity to stay for a month this is where we will return.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, MO area

Amazing Pristine CO Private Lake Vacation Cabin

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed at this gorgeous CO cabin for the months of June and September in 2013, and 2014. Both visits were splendid. This location is absolutely stunning on a private lake, ranch community, about 30 minutes outside of Steamboat Springs, CO. The cabin is very well appointed with just about anything you need for a comfortable stay. It is decorated in a western motif with lovely, quality furnishings. The owners did not skimp on making this a blissful retreat. They are very helpful and more than willing to give you recommendations on hiking, cycling, fishing, site seeing, restaurants, etc. We are looking forward to returning again in 2015. It is a dog friendly property.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Your family and friends are a great fit for the lake life. We have added some new float toys for this summer that I think you will find good for kicking back and floating the lake with a book. See you in September.
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The Most Beautiful Cabin on the Lake in the Woods.

  • 5 of 5

I spent Christmas at this cabin and it was the most magical place. I can't imagine it without the snow and crisp night air but it most be just incredible in the summer with the lake right there at your doorstep. The owners are wonderful people - incredibly helpful and thoughtful. I really want to go back soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Manassas, VA

Five Star in Every Respect!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the month of September 2010. Superb experience in every respect. Never having been to this part of Colorado, we made several telephone calls to owner who answered all our questions with care, humor, and absolute integrity --- a real straight shooter. Upon arrival, we discovered that, if anything, she understated the beauty and quality of this property. We had our best vacation ever; this property and its owners exceeded our every expectation. Property was in top notch condition; owners kept it at that level throughout our stay. Owners had the nicest sense of when to provide privacy and when to suggest a great hike, recommend a restuarant for a special occasion, capture our impromptu canoeing with beautiful photos, or provide a fly fishing lesson.

This is a property for nature lovers. If you’re looking for the perfect Colorado mountain get-away overlooking a pristine lake lapping below a sun drenched deck, look no further! Lichen Ranch at Lake Agnes offers magnificent views of Bear, Baker, and Whitely mountains and glorious sunsets over the lake. Deer, moose, and other wildlife enjoy the private security of this haven. Whether you want cross country skiing during the snow season or mountain biking, canoeing, and fly fishing spring, summer, or fall, Lake Agnes provides marvelous recreation. Our host, Sue and Ric, went out of their way to make our September stay comfortable and adventurous. Because we enjoy hiking, we all poured over topo maps, and they shared their favorite areas. The logged cabin home itself provides luxurious comfort to include hot tub al fresco, large wood fireplace, and huge gas grill. One only needs a suitcase and bag of groceries! This is a retreat “for all seasons,” so search no further.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: K & M -- Thank you for the wonderful review. One of the best reasons for renting our cabin is meeting people like you and being able to enjoy our property through new eyes-- You are 5-star guests, we hope you return soon.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
27 Miles
Nearest Golf
27 Miles
Three public Steamboat Courses
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US Hwy 40
Nearest Restaurant
27 Miles
Steamboat Springs
Nearest Ski
29 Miles
Steamboat Resort
Nearest Beach
On Property

Some lake boats, lake toys, and fat tire bikes are provided in summer, snow shoes in winter. Check with owner to see what toys are on site or where you can easily rent others. Besides the excellent on site fishing, this Mountain location is central to trout streams including Muddy Creek, Blue, Colorado, and Yampa Rivers. In the winter we provide a few pair of snow-shoes to help you venture your way through the POWDER and untracked cross country skiing is provided at your door or drive 7-10 miles to the designated forest trails.


Rates & Availability

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6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

This rental is booked on a monthly basis. Many find its location and toys, make it comparably priced to shorter stays elsewhere, so they book their month, then work out details with flights and family. Basically, the weekly rate is the same as the monthly, so pay for a week and additional nights during the month are free.

The maximum occupancy in the house is 6, if the garage suite is negotiated, occupancy can increase to 8.
Winter storms can be intense - AWD or 4-WD vehicles are required in winter

50% of base rental fee is required to confirm reservation. Final rental and fees are due on 1st day of rental term.
Rental rates quoted are starting rates for up to 4 occupants. Additional guests, pets, rooms, and hot tub are quotable through the Owner.

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Lichen Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Off of Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This full bath located near bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , This 1/2 bath is Powder Room for main level
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , This 3/4 bath is available when the detached suite is rented
  • 2 full baths and 1/2 bath inside of home. A 3/4 bath in optional detached space
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master with lakeside hot tub and adjacent bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds, lakeside access near hallway full bath
    cabin loft - 1 queen , Upper level overlooks great room, queen bed excellent views
    detached garage suite - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Optional detached space with 3/4 bath
  • Queen size Beds (2) in cabin, Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Portable,. The extra garage suite has, (1) queen and Bunk Beds rental of this space is required when occupancy is more than 6 (Addition of garage suite $250 for partial month, $500 full month)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Private Lakefront hot tub available during summer months at additional cost upon request. Detached Garage loft - available as additional space 3/4 bath, Queen futon, bunk beds. (sleeps maximum 4) additional fees

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