About the property
- House4100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
5 BR, Granite Countertops, HW Floors, High End Furnishings, Sleeps 14+
Privacy with a Big View!
The modern floor plan with open spaces sits on top of the hill among the aspens, pines, spruce and fir trees with fantastic views of Lester Mountain (where the Steamboat Lake Ski Area used to be), Beaver Creek and Willow Creek Valley and Willow Creek Pass.
The house has 5 bedrooms with 3 full baths and sleeps 14+. There is a King size bed in each of 4 bedrooms plus a bunk room with 6 bunk beds.
The expansive master has a Tempur-Pedic mattress, a private bathroom with jetted tub, shower and two sinks. Also on the main floor are two bedrooms each with king-sized beds, which share a full bathroom.
On the first floor are two very large bedrooms, one with a king sized bed, a portable crib and room for the double sized air mattress. The other has 3 sets of bunk beds, both with walk in closets, which share a full bath with a pocket door dividing the shower and the sinks area.
We offer high quality, high thread count linens, most beds have down comforters in duvets.
The kitchen has granite slab countertops with cabinets, doors and woodwork handmade from the trees taken from the property. There are all the customary appliances plus we have a large Vermont Castings Grill on the front porch, an electric skillet used for bacon and pancakes, Panini maker, coffee maker and grinder, Professional grade non-stick cookware with all the customary china, glass and silver. As you may be able to tell, we are cooks and the kitchen reflects our lifestyle. You will find a well-stocked pantry with spices, condiments, foil and bags, sugar, flour and we always have a big tin of hot chocolate. We use the property regularly and we appreciate not having to remember every small item.
The main living area accommodates large groups; we regularly host my brothers’ families (6 adults, 8 kids) plus my parents, which makes 16 humans. Just off the kitchen is an open dining area with a huge farmhouse table, made from wood reclaimed from my great uncle's barn in Del Norte, CO (near Durango). The open floor plan allows everybody to collect together even if they are spread through the kitchen, the main dining table or relaxing on the very comfortable couch, overstuffed chair with ottoman and rocking chairs that make up the living area around the wood burning fireplace. Also upstairs there is a reading room, just isolated enough to concentrate yet stay in the mix of activity in the rest of the house.
Downstairs, in addition to the very quiet bedroom area, is a playroom with a pool/ping pong table. There is a large sectional couch with an entertainment center where we watch movies. There is also a gear room to store all the boots, coats, shoes and snow pants so they dry quickly and they aren’t cluttering up the rest of the house. I use the workbench there to tune skis.
The garage is huge, large enough for two cars plus our toys. We provide a great canoe, a fishing kayak (good for lakes), a windsurfer board we use as a stand up, a couple of kids bikes, fishing poles, snow shoes and sleds for your safe use during your stay.
The fireplace is a big hit during the winter, but the summer offers a big back deck, compete with Adirondack chairs and rolling stumps we use as tables. Down the back yard we have a fire pit for evening storytelling and s’mores. There is also a front porch, perfect for an outdoor lunch and makes a great viewing area for those pitching horse shoes.
We prefer vacationers who plan on staying for a week or more. Many of our guests have kids getting married in the area, who don't want to be in the throws of 20 something activities the whole time. They seem to prefer being close, but also being able to get away.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 31, 2018
About Peter Hutchinson
I live in Denver with my wife, three kids and a dog. I grew up in the area and am an avid skier, biker, hiker, and water lover. We are all outdoor people yet we all appreciate a down day reading, playing games, watching movies or hanging by the fire.
Peter Hutchinson purchased this House in 2006
Why Peter Hutchinson chose Clark
We found the area when we just had two kids and were camping at Pearl Lake, only two miles away. I loved the remote feeling, the quiet, the big trees and the beauty of the area. The house is so comfortable, yet it affords us all the outdoor pursuits we crave, especially coming from the city. It is like getting the best of camping, without the hardships.
What makes this House unique
The house sits on a hill so we have a view we can watch for hours, yet we are still in the trees so we have some privacy too. It is close enough to the main road, which is paved, regularly plowed in the winter and affords us to easily visit the nearby restaurants and attractions, yet we face south and having the trees around protects us from the road. It really is like getting the best of what the area has to offer and getting a good night's sleep.
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Fantastic Snowmobiling Family Reunion Location
We had a fantastic stay at the Hutchinson Home. The home is beautiful, well appointed and spacious with breathtaking views. Everything we needed was provided and there was plenty of room for all of us and our snowmobiling gear. After a fantastic day of snowmobiling in fresh powder, coming home to a cracking fire and numerous games of ping pong was fun for all. The home is also very close to local burger establishment and not far from town. The Owners are Great!!! Very easy to work with and very accommodating. Could not ask for better. Fantastic location for winter adventures!! Looking forward to our next visit!
Jan, thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful comment. It makes me so happy to hear you enjoyed your time in North Routt. You are most welcome to come back any time! All the best, Peter
Perfect for our multi-family group
We had a wonderful stay at Hutchison's cabin in June 2016. The cabin was a great choice for our group of 4 families (7 adults and 6 kids), with a two-level layout and 5 bedrooms (we loved the bunk bed room for the kids!). It was a true home away from home with hardly anything lacking (I say "hardly" because we never did uncover the whereabouts of the extra dish towels or washcloths!). The cabin is situated near the town of Clark, about 40 minutes north of Steamboat Springs on a quiet, wooded acreage. There are a multitude of outdoor recreational options right at the doorstep: Pearl Lake is 2 miles down the road, Steamboat Lake not much further, and all the hiking/biking/ATV trails around Hahn's Peak just a short drive away. The owner responded quickly to emails and was great to work with. Highly recommend this property for a Colorado getaway, and hope to be returning someday.
The house is gorgeous with its open concept and more than enough room for our snowmobiling crew of 7 with all gear and sleds. House was very clean and the pictures are very accurate. There was plenty to keep us busy in the house as well with the entertainment center and a ping pong table. Property and views are incredible and snowmobiling is so close and convenient that we hope to be back next year. Owners were extremely nice, quick to respond to our emails and very accommodating. Highly recommend for winter activities.
We had three generations at this house and it worked out perfectly. Everyone had a great time! The pictures don't do the house justice, it was even nicer than we thought it would be. Everything we needed was provided and we made use of the canoe and paddle boards on Pearl Lake which was so much fun! The only negative was the lack of curtains/blinds in the downstairs rooms.
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We designed the home to accommodate multiple generations comfortably and we too use it to get multiple families together. I hear you on the window coverings: I have purchased them but I broke my arm the last time I was there and I haven't been able to install them. I am recovering and will get them put up the next time I am there.
5 families staying together as one!!!
This house had everything for us. entertainment/space for kids and adults. Love the kitchen, porches and outside play areas. Would come back in a heartbeat!! Thank you.
This cabin is in a beautiful location. It is big and had lots of space for our group of eleven. The kids enjoyed the swings outside as well as exploring the property. Highlights included seeing lots of deer and a porcupine. A few slight negatives - the downstairs bedrooms did not have any coverings on the windows which makes it very bright when the sun comes up at 5:00 am. Also the bathrooms could use a few more accessories such as additional rugs so you don't have to step on the cold tiles...
I am so pleased that you and your extended family enjoyed our home and the surrounding area. I see you got a chance to take the boats out on the lake. I trust you had great weather and were able to take in the amazing views.
Also, thank you for the feedback. We had taken the shades off the windows to wake with great scenery all around but I understand your point. We will put on some window covering that accomodate both perspectives. Ditto with the bath mats.
I did send back all the kid dishes we found had been left up there. They should arrive in a day or two.
At the house: Deer, Elk, Porcupine, Rabbits, Eagles, Hawks, Herons, lots of hummingbirds, polar bears (just kidding)... Great red swing situated at a ridge line so the ground just falls away as you swing forward. Sledding from the back door all the way down the 11 acre property. There is a trail that winds around the land for a short hike or a leisurely wildflower trek. Ping pong tournament. Play crud on the pool table. Horseshoe pits with a gallery for spectators. Nearby: 3 lakes for canoeing, swimming, water skiing, fishing, sailing, paddleboarding and crawdad hunting Steamboat Lake (2 mi away) offers amazing views and the marina rents boats from party barges to canoes and kayaks. Tubing the Yampa River. Road biking. Mountain Biking. ATV, Motorcycles, Snowmobiles: Hundreds of miles of trails. Horseback riding: Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse is less than a mile away. It’s more than a bar, its an outfitter. Skiing, snowshoeing. Hiking: Where to start? I think it’s best to start with a copy of “Hiking the ‘Boat”. Dining and nightlife: There are so many great places in Steamboat, try the Sweetwater Grill overlooking the river and the Ghost Ranch especially for live music. Nearby try the Hahn’s Peak Café overlooking Steamboat Lake and offers tasty sandwiches and great margaritas. Or Hahn's Peak Roadhouse for some tasty burgers and live music. Shopping: Steamboat is fun for shopping, but make sure to visit the Clark Store / post office / deli / liquor store / souvenir shop / library / candy store / ice cream shop / movie rentals / all around good meeting place.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Regular Rate is $450/night, Holiday rate is $650/night, Off-Season rate is $300/night. Holidays: Christmas/New Years, Independence Day, Labor Day. Off Season: Late Spring and Late Fall, more or less. I prefer a week minimum and I accommodate long term renters. Cleaning Fee is $250. Call or email me for a quote.