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Spacious log cabin in spectacular setting

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, Den, 3 Full Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Northstar Lodge is a spacious, rustic, four bedroom, 3 full bath custom log home located in Clark, Colorado, 25 miles north of Steamboat Springs. We are in North Routt County, right in the heart of the area's best snowmobiling and cross country skiing, not to mention hiking, ice-fishing, fly-fishing and just relaxing. We are 30 miles south of the Wyoming border, and within 2 hours of some great day trips in the summer while the Wyoming roads are still open.

Lately there has been a problem with notifications from VRBO. If you don't hear from me within a few hours of your inquiry, please email or text me directly, or 817.807.6748. Also, for some unknown reason, VRBO put "Glen Eden" under one of the pictures of our home... Glen Eden is a resort down the road... We cannot get them to remove it...

With magnificent views of the Zirkle Mountains, it is designed for comfort and relaxation for families and larger groups.

Our region is host to numerous outdoor activities for your enjoyment, including fishing and other water activities, hiking and biking, horseback riding and pack trips, snow-shoeing, and downhill skiing.

All year long you can enjoy the refreshingly clean and clear air and countless stars like you may never have seen before. Summer is graced with Colorado's glorious wildflowers, and autumn plays host to all those spectacular aspens. The snow and evergreens make for a postcard perfect Christmas and Holiday season. There is no bad season here.

We have several good restaurants nearby if you don't feel like cooking or driving to Steamboat. Several of the local restaurants have live music on weekends. The Hahn's Peak Cafe and the Hahn's Peak Roadhouse have delicious food at reasonable prices...happy hours, too. To the south is the Glen Eden Tavern and the Clark Store, our 'everything store' addition to the usual convenience foodstuffs, they have a delicious deli and coffee shop, library, post office, liquor store, gift shop and wi-fi spot. There are also plenty of current magazines near the old wood burning can read while having a coffee and a for their home-made pies! In the summer, they have the ice-cream parlor on the outside deck....if you are early you can grab a Denver Post or the free local Steamboat Today newspaper.

Our kitchen is ready for you to cook YOUR favorite dishes, and is well stocked with utensils and heavy duty stainless steel pots and pans, and more. We are constantly updating everything....we love this home and want you to, also.

The deck and covered porch have plenty of chairs, a propane barbecue grill, and a couple of rustic tables for outdoor dining.

All you need to bring is your food and drinks and your clothes and toiletries.

The den can be closed off so that some guests can read or watch videos without disturbing others. In the summer, you can watch the 'hummingbird wars' on the front porch. We have numerous bird feeders and birdseed that attract other local birds. Our home library contains books about the history of our area, our wildflowers, birds, etc., in addition to plenty of other good reads.

The back door leads to a perfect 2 mile hike...a loop that takes you to another view of the Zirkels, and also of Sand Mountain, Elk Mountain and more. We borrowed the name 'Trail of Tears' to describe the reaction of our grandkids when they were young....they would squall for the first half- mile or so because they wanted to be that they are older, they are the ones suggesting we go for our morning hike right after breakfast. In the aspens, you can frequently spot the gorgeous Colorado State flower, the blue and white columbine amid the tall ferns and evergreens.

In the summer, we call Steamboat Lake our 'beach'...great place to take a picnic and go swimming. Hahn's Peak Lake and Pearl Lake are peaceful and beautiful, and with the right permit, you can go fishing, too. The Clark Store, Hahn's Peak Roadhouse and the Steamboat Lake Visitor's Center have the permit information and can sell you the permit needed.

Hahn's Peak Village is just 4 miles north on Routt Co. 129. In addition to good food, you can check out some of the original turn of the last century miner's cabins, the one room school, the old jail and more. Steamboat Lake is right across the road. For the adventurous, you can hike to the top of Hahn's Peak, 10,839 feet. It takes about 2 hours to climb up and about an hour to come down. An old Ranger station is on top of the peak, and the views are incredible. Always check the weather before starting a climb, weather can change in an instant. It can snow or hail any day of the year....I've seen both on the Fourth of July more than prepared! A sweater or jacket is always a good idea, even in the summer.

A few more miles to the north is Columbine, Colorado and a wonderful old mining camp that is now available for year-round rentals. Right after Columbine, Routt Co. 129 turns into a 2 lane dirt road all the way to the Wyoming border. This

is only open in non-snow season.

The stars at night are so spectacular....if you haven't seen Colorado skies at night, you need to. In summer, you will see the Milky Way like never before, and if you are used to city skies, be prepared to be astounded by the beauty and clarity of our clear, dark and beautiful skies.

If you need help with special events, such as planning a reunion or a wedding, we can help you with finding an appropriate location and the details such as caterers, etc. to make your event memorable and enjoyable.

We hope you will consider our cabin YOUR cabin, and that you will return often.

Keywords: cabin, lodge, log, timber, mountain, weddings, Zirkels, relaxation, reunions, retreats, beautiful, spacious,

More Details

Rose Lynn Scott
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Rose Lynn Scott

We built this home with the help of a local log-builder. As much as we love our home, we can't be there all the time. We also love sharing it with others and hearing about the good times that they have had there. Many of our regular renters call Northstar Lodge 'THEIR' mountain home....all of the pleasures with none of the maintenance.

Rose Lynn Scott purchased this cabin in 1990

Why Rose Lynn Scott chose Clark

This house was built for us by a local log builder who has been our friend since the 1970's. The house he built for himself is right down the hill. We are 25 miles from Steamboat Springs and the drive through the horse farms and hay fields is truly beautiful. For years we came to Clark/Steamboat for vacations, winter and summer. We are totally in love with the area, year round, and decided to build a home here.

What makes this cabin unique

Spectacular views from the porch, and if you hike up the hill behind the house, even more spectacular views of the Zirkel Mountains (a.k.a. the Continental Divide), Sand Mountain, Elk Mountain and more....the house is designed for comfort and relaxation. Our library has numerous books by local people, telling their stories of living here as settlers, back before log cabins were 'cool'.

I am a cook, and made sure that all pots and pans and utensils were just like what I have at home.

In the bedrooms, all linens are 100% cotton, feather duvets for every bed,...comfortable surroundings to spare.

During the summer and early fall, our deck has numerous containers of glorious flowers, gardens surrounding the home have gooseberries, red currants, herbs, rhubarb and beautiful perennial flowers that can take our cold winters.

If you come during the Christmas season, we will provide a fresh-cut tree with lights and decorations for your enjoyment.

We have many wedding guests in the summers, as our neck of the woods is popular for destination weddings at the Glen Eden, Midnight Ranch and more nearby gorgeous spots. One bride had her rehearsal dinner for 30 people in our home.

Each season here is special, and really, like the locals say, there is no bad weather here, only improper be sure to pack accordingly.

Guestbook comments from the owner

So glad you had a wonderful time... Looking forward to your third visit!
Aug 2016
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Clark Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Snowmobile must be trailered in and trailered out. No riding in the village
  • No open fires, no fireworks and no shooting guns from the property or in the village.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs Bath with Tiled Shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs Bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Vintage 6 Foot claw foot tub in the Loft Bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Loft Bedroom with private bath
    Window seat - 1 twin/ single , Single sized bed in the window seat
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Downstairs Bedroom with bathroom right across the hall
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs Bedroom with Western decor
    Den - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two sectional couches have been used for beds many times.
  • Queen size Beds (4) A lovely log-post queen bed in the loft bedroom, a sleigh Queen bed in an upstairs bedroom, another log-post Queen in the third upstairs bedroomand a Queen brass bed in the downstairs bedroom. There is a Twin bed in the upstairs window seat....great view of the Zirkel Mountains/ Continental Divide, next to the library., Child Beds (1) We have a Pack-and-Play that is used as a crib for a small baby or toddler,, and Full-sized Futon (1) downstairs. Many guests bring sleeping bags for the kids.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Full length covered porch and side deck with spectacular view of the Continental Divide, 'Cook Anything' fully furnished kitchen, Hiking out the back door, Many local activities but lots of folks just want to relax in this comfortable, inviting home.. At night, the stars are spectacular. For Christmas rentals, we can provide a fresh-cut tree with ornaments if you desire. Many families consider this 'THEIR' mountain home and have come here annually for up to 16 years. For Christmas rentals, we will include a fresh cut tree with bubble lights, ready for you to add the provided decorations.


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Spacious log cabin in spectacular setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

The Best!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was more than wonderful. This was our 1st Family Mountain Get-Away in Steamboat Springs and every one of our 14 Family Members loved it. The pictures online do not do it justice. Its super cozy and quaint. The decor takes you back in time and totally adds to the experience. The cabin has EVERYTHING you might need. Just bring your food and clothing. Rose, the owner, is great to work with and is super nice.

You cannot beat the location! We were 3 min from entrance to Pearl Lake and 5 Minutes to Steamboat Lake. We hiked the Routt National Forest, Fished Steamboat and Pearl Lakes (Caught 7 Fish!), we went Target Shooting and just hung-out in the cabin. Some family members did not want to leave the coziness of the cabin!

The Deck/Porch has some of the best views by far. Our family really enjoyed our stay to say the least. We plan to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you had a wonderful time... It really is nice up here year-round, and we would love to have you back. Thank you so much for choosing our cabin and we are looking forward to your return...
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Cabin in the clark co.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the cabin and the scenery was great, this was one of the most relaxing vacations I have had in a long time, and we hope we can come again.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That is wonderful that you had a relaxing time because that's what you told me you wanted to have.... Hope y'all come back again...
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay there in Clark. Rose's cabin had all the amenities plus some. We had planned for 6 or 7 people to stay there, but in the end it was just 3 of us. The travel time to Wyo where we had our licenses was ok but we did not expect the snow on opening morning. By Tuesday we had 2 to 3 feet in the areas in Wyo where we wanted to hunt and we had to change our plan. We did see a lot of game in both CO and Wyo during the week. I don't know if Rose regularly rents to hunters or not, but if she does a great additional would be a pole out back, 8 to 10 feet high with an arm at the top to support say 250 pounds. Non hunters would never know what it was for, but any hunter would immediately recognized it as a place to hang a game animal for cooling or skinning. It would be a plus for hunters.

All in all, we had a great time, maybe next time the 4 plus pointers will stay in Wyo rather than migrate to CO the opening week. But all in the luck of the draw. Should we decide to do this again next year, Rose's cabin will be on the top of our list to rent again. Joe Mixsell

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a good time in spite of the snow... It varies from year to year so nobody can really predict... I've seen it snow on the 4th of July more than once. We would love to have you back anytime... Thank you for choosing our home and thank you for this review.
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Much more than I expected!

  • 5 of 5

I thought about not telling people how cool this was, thinking that it wouldn't be available next time I wanted to rent it again....but now I have next year booked already.....

So comfortable, best kitchen! Like they said, bring your clothes and this cabin! And the 6' claw foot tub!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Will defnitely rent this again

  • 5 of 5

The cabin had everything we needed. Lots of space - great kitchen - amazing views. We snowshoed out the front door!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful! I love to hear that our guests thoroughly enjoyed leaves good energy in the cabin......
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. It was comfortable, roomy, warm, and the kitchen was very well stocked. The mud room and the washer-dryer were a big plus. The location and views were great. Our main negative is that even with all the lights on, it was still quite dark throughout the home. We would recommend a different light over the dining room table as it cast a shadow over part of the table. We hope to come back again!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jon, glad your group had a good time... And thank you for letting me know about the dining room light... We will definitely look at that and see how we can improve the situation... Hope to have you back, soon!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Steamboat Springs/Hayden
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Steamboat Springs
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Clark Store, Hahn's Peak Cafe, Hahns Peak Roadhous
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Steamboat Lake
Car: necessary

In and around Steamboat Springs are two wonderful hot springs; open year round for relaxation in a beautiful natural setting. Strawberry Park Hot Springs is gorgeous, on top of a mountain, great in the winter. They only accept cash, call first for admission $ and times. In town is the Steamboat Springs Recreation center with hot springs, a water slide, swimming pools and a fitness center. In summer, the Alpine slide, the Howler (on Howelson Hill) is a favorite with kids of all ages. Year- round, you can take a ride to the top of the ski mountain on the gondola. There are snowmobile rentals nearby our home, with or without guides. If you are bringing your own snowmobiles, they will need to be trailered in and out. There is no snowmobiling around the cabin. Several horseback riding facilities are near our home and downtown, also Rafting/tubing down the Yampa River in the summer is a blast! Hiking everywhere, no shortage of fun activities year-round. And then, there is plain old relaxing and 'watching the mountains grow'. Come see!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

For "short notice" booking if the house is available, please contact us and we may be able to "make a deal" on rates.Cancellation Policy: If you cancel in writing (to us, not VRBO) three months before arrival, we will refund your money. For cancellations less than three months before arrival, we will refund your money if we are able to re-book your dates; we will refund you the amount we receive.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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