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

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Last updated: 11/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/21/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    We are in the forest, smoking is not allowed on the property....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dog upon approval of Owner. Some breeds are restricted. Sorry, cats are not allowed....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master with lakeside hot tub and adjacent bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Twin beds, lakeside access near hallway full bath...moreless

  • cabin loft: 1 queen

    Upper level overlooks great room, queen bed excellent views...moreless

  • detached garage suite: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    Optional detached space with 3/4 bath ...moreless

  • 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)...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Off of Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This full bath located near bedrooms...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    This 1/2 bath is Powder Room for main level...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    This 3/4 bath is available when the detached suite is rented...moreless

  • 2 full baths and 1/2 bath inside of home. A 3/4 bath in optional detached space ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television:

    Basic network and PBS channels available. Wireless internet seems to be adequate for using your adapters like Fire Stick, Chromecast or Roku -...moreless

  • Toys:

    Some inside toys, but most of the focus is outdoor fun -- Access to Pickle ball court...moreless

  • Video Game Console:

    wii available as an extra feature upon request...moreless


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Shallow beach area is pebble/sand - a great place for small children to wade and catch crawdads in the lake....moreless

  • Lake View:

    The lakeside cabin in the woods over looks natural mountain lake...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Beach area, with private dock, chairs & picnic table, and water toys. Lake is private access for the development. Deep natural 110 acre fishing, swimming boating lake. (No gasoline engines=quiet)...moreless

  • Monument View:

    Rabbit Ears and Baker Mountain views from private development road...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Long vistas as you enjoy a walk around the lake or head to the entrance pond for to perfect your cast...moreless

  • Rural:

    Peaceful setting within the Routt National Forest. A short highway drive to the resort community of Steamboat Springs, CO. You will love returning to the natural setting after a busy day in town. ...moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    Backcountry skiing from your door. Resort-downhill skiing is 27 miles in Steamboat Springs, CO....moreless

  • Water View:


  • Waterfront:


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


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    DSL - no additional charge with Wi-Fi. Not quite as fast as the big city....but no complaints...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Walls of Windows overlooking the lake....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Free long distance on land line included...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Not available during hot dry weather...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full size electric...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size - side by side refrigerator freezer (family size)...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric glass 4 burner cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Various, older fat tire bikes for use around the lake and can be taken to town for use on Steamboat Bike path. Hi-Tech rental bikes are available in Steamboat....moreless

  • Boat:

    Row boat...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Upper deck provides great sunset views over the lake, walks out from great room. Lower patio with hot tub is walk-out from bedrooms....moreless

  • Golf:

    Courses in Steamboat...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill on deck overlooking the lake...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Suitable are for back-country skiers. House rents on a monthly basis. AWD/ 4WD automobile required in the winter...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis in Steamboat. Pickleball available at the lake (like Tennis, but easier to learn)...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Paddles and boards.....old windsurf bases that are great fun for the family....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Lakeside outdoor hot tub available in the summer...moreless



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6 night min stay

$6,006 $6,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you 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.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Nearest Barpub
27 Miles
Nearest Golf
Three public Steamboat Courses
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Hwy 40
27 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Steamboat Springs
29 Miles
Nearest Ski
Steamboat Resort
Lichen Ranch (Kremmling, CO, USA)
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Lichen Ranch (Kremmling, CO, USA):
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/21/2016

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Walls of windows facing the lake

    Walls of windows facing the lake

  • Winter provides back country skiing and snowshoe adventures from you door

    Winter provides back country skiing and snowshoe adventures from you door

  • Secluded log home waiting for your vacation

    Secluded log home waiting for your vacation

  • Seating for 4 around the kitchen

    Seating for 4 around the kitchen

  • Vaulted ceiling, loft with game table and queen bed

    Vaulted ceiling, loft with game table and queen bed

  • Cabin loft - a good place to gather for games

    Cabin loft - a good place to gather for games

  • Master bedroom access to lakeside Hot Tub & adjacent Master Bath

    Master bedroom access to lakeside Hot Tub & adjacent Master Bath

  • Master bath with double vanity, jetted tub, and glass shower

    Master bath with double vanity, jetted tub, and glass shower

  • Privately stocked lake....catch and release flies and lures only.

    Privately stocked lake....catch and release flies and lures only.

  • A great Fall  day to fish and enjoy the Aspen

    A great Fall day to fish and enjoy the Aspen

  • Awesome views while you stroll around the lake

    Awesome views while you stroll around the lake

  • Private backcountry log home available for winter

    Private backcountry log home available for winter

  • A vacation cabin under the rainbow on a private lake within the forest

    A vacation cabin under the rainbow on a private lake within the forest

  • Private mountain lake community

    Private mountain lake community

  • A great room with dining for 8

    A great room with dining for 8

  • View of the lake from cabin loft

    View of the lake from cabin loft

  • Cabin loft queen futon

    Cabin loft queen futon

  • Boating on the private lake is fun for the family

    Boating on the private lake is fun for the family

  • Twin room with access to lakeside hot tub

    Twin room with access to lakeside hot tub

  • Private dock with boats and floats for your use in the summer

    Private dock with boats and floats for your use in the summer

  • Cabin's dock and beach site for fishing, swimming & boating

    Cabin's dock and beach site for fishing, swimming & boating

  • Walking trails through the Aspen on private land

    Walking trails through the Aspen on private land

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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