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.