Tranquil, passive solar home in a spectacular setting. Enjoy perfect privacy and mountain cross-breezes from your perch above the N. St Vrain river overlooking Planet Bluegrass, with excellent views of Longs Peak (14,259) & Mt Meeker (13,916), two blocks from downtown Lyons. Home to world-class musicians, artists, excellent restaurants, well stocked markets, an award wining distillery, and 6 enchanting wedding venues within 3 miles of the home. Incredible outdoor and cultural resources abound, from Rocky Mountain National Park (25 mi) to two nationally acclaimed music festivals (Rockygrass and the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival) which are visible from the home's backyard. Lyons may be the Front Range's best-kept/best-secret.
Enjoy it all for a romantic evening...wedding celebration...family vacation...reunion...or extended stay in this one-of-a-kind modern home. Efficiently designed, with 14-18' cedar cathedral ceiling, locally quarried sandstone floors and clerestory windows, this 1380 sq' home is ideal for 2-6 people. With 2 Bedrooms - large west-facing vaulted master (talalay latex king mattress) and sunrise-facing guest bedroom (queen) - and 2 Baths, along with a spacious loft (full bed/office/den), the home sleeps 6 six comfortably (7 with roll-away). Enjoy the newly renovated 3/4 master Bath & river stone walk-in shower, candle niches, full hall bath, fully equipped kitchen, dining table, breakfast area, spacious loft with large desk, dumbbells, yoga mat, reference and lending libraries, bluetooth stereo receiver, 43" HD TV & Direct TV.
Outside, relax on the 300 sq' tree shaded deck or cliff-top patio and enjoy 360-degree town, canyon and mountain views. With deck furniture for 6, 4-burner gas grill, charcoal grill, outdoor speakers and Wi-Fi throughout the property, the backyard truly is an extension of the house and has plenty of privacy thanks to the home's placement and orientation. Enjoy the organic feel of native stonework as every step, path patio stone and planter was excavated from the property and hand placed.
During your stay, enjoy easy proximity to downtown Lyons. Mere blocks from the Stone Cup & Barking Dog coffee shops, St Vrain & Steamboat Markets, enjoy casual fine dining at the Lyon's Fork, exceptional tacos and margaritas at Mojo taqueria, award winning barbeque at Dave's BBQ, Julie's Thai, La Mariposa and Oskar Blues. Walking distance to Bohn and Laver Johnson parks, both beautifully re-imagined and restored after the historically devastating 2013 St. Vrain river flood. Now it is a summer playground with swimming holes, excellent tubing for the whole family and kayaking. In addition to first-class Colorado hiking, Lyons is a hub for both road and mountain biking. 20 minutes from Boulder, 30 to Estes Park, 45 mins to Fort Collins and Denver and 1 hour to DIA, Lyons, Colorado is both centrally located and serenely peaceful.
For those celebrating their wedding locally you can see the Planet Bluegrass wedding pavilion from the backyard, Riverbend Park is walking distance, Lyons Farmette a 1/2 mile, Lionscrest Manor 1 mile and Stone Mountain Lodge 2.5 miles from the house.
There may be no other Front Range experience quite like this. Intimate, stunning yet comfortable and casual, an ideal base for day trips and adventures or the perfect spot to just chill and watch the afternoon thunderstorms form over the Continental Divide before making their way down the canyon by day, while enjoying the breathtaking stars twinkling in the Colorado night sky. From the cliff and the house, you are literally looking an exact spot where the Rocky Mountains begin.
* Note: this is a rustic, mountain-like property in the heart of Lyons. There are 3 sets of stairs leading from the driveway to the front door or a short uphill gravel path with 2 small sets of stairs leading around the side to the backyard. The home is not wheelchair accessible and may not be practical for all those with limited mobility. Please inquire with any questions or concerns.
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