Spacious Mountain Log Home in a Beautiful Scenic Setting(10 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-4 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 4 Bedrooms, Den, 3 Full Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 817.807.6748. Also comma 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...
We have been unable to get the map feature of this listing to accurately indicate our home's location, it is on 4 lots on the south side of Beaver Canyon where Clara Way intersects.
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'...in 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 stove...you can read them while having a coffee and a snack.....watch 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 several wonderful cast iron skillets, corn-bread pans and Dutch ovens.
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 watch TV or 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, about 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 carried....now 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 Jailhouse 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 once....be 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. 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. 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, musicians, 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
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Member since: 2011
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 9-14
- 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....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- 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....moreless
There are many books, some donated by renters. There is a section of local writers that focus on the history of the area. Many cookbooks, and local hiking skiing and motorized trail info, too. ...moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Clothes Dryer:
Fitness Room / Equipment:
Out the back door is nature's Stairmaster with a beautiful 2 mile loop, and the higher you go the better the view gets. Plenty of great walking right out the door! Sledding discs for kids in winter......moreless
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
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- Towels Provided:
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- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
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- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
Well stocked with heavy duty Stainless Steel pots and pans, cast iron skillets, crock pot, cake pans, pie pans, pizza pans and cookie sheets...all you will need to create great meals. Open to living area ...moreless
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Feb 16 - Feb 24
4 night min stay
Nov 25 - Dec 2
4 night min stay
Dec 20 - Jan 5
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Taxes Not included
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:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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. 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!
Year Purchased: 1990
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Clark, CO, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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 pots 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 clothing....so be sure to pack accordingly.
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When we say you'll need 4-wheel drive in the winter, we mean it....
The back of the house from up the hill, the Continental Divide in the distance.
One of the vintage radios in the downstairs hall.
The gas fireplace with the great view and your choice of rocking chair sizes.
We get a lot of double rainbows
Alpenglow, December, 2011, from the front porch
From the front porch in the summer...sometimes the fog is spectacular
Yes, we get snow....
The front of the house, although the trees are bigger now.
Blankets line the second story handrail.
One view of the downstairs bedroom.
View from the deck in summer
full moon from the front porch
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Monday, February 27, 2017
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