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Mountain Top Log Cabin With Forever Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Br, 2bath, Single Level Custom Log Cabin On 70 Acres.

The close proximity of both town and Nature, combined with the exceptional attributes of our one of a kind log cabin and the very fair price, make our home an unbeatable choice for those who long to get away from it all into the quiet of wide open spaces and skies of Northwestern Colorado, but with some added comfort.

The first two things you will notice when you walk into our home is how full of light the house is and how you can't stop looking out the windows. Log cabins tend to be dark and a bit claustrophobic. Ours feels like a breath of fresh air.

Each room, including the bathrooms, has it's own forever view. When you can tear yourself away from the windows you will notice how charming, tastefully and simply this house is furnished and how beautifully it has been crafted. There is no clutter or personal stuff. The closets and cabinets are empty and ready for your use! At the same time there is everything you need for your comfort. The kitchen is extremely well supplied. The master bedroom has a comfy king size bed and bath with shower and its own private deck. The twin bedroom can easily be turned into another king and it also has it's own bath with shower. IF you can tear yourself away from the views and night skies there is a 37 inch flat screen TV in the living room with a Direct TV subscription or a DVD player. There is also a 5CD player if music is how you choose to relax. There is also an internet wireless connection. If there is a chill in the air the wood stove/fireplace heats the whole house and augments the in floor heating.

Outside on the large forever view deck there is an awning that can be unfurled to provide protection from the sun as you dine, read a book or watch the birds at the bird feeder. A barbecue allows you to cook outside in the summer. Usually people never want to leave to do anything else.

In addition, the 70 surrounding acres gives you plenty of room to roam and explore. The elk frequently visit during both summer and winter and the coyotes are usually heard yipping in the distance as you sleep at night.

South of Steamboat Springs around the ski area is especially crowded in both summer and winter. You will be in your own private Colorado in our one of a kind cabin on the hill.

More Details

Hansi Hagemeister
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2018

About Hansi Hagemeister

Susie and Hansi live in Northern California, Susie in the wine country and Hansi just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Steamboat Springs has always been our 'second home' from the time we were very young and the ski area was just being built. We used to camp up on the ski mountain before there were any runs! Both of us lived in Steamboat for periods of our younger lives, attending the dance and drama camp, Stephens Perry Mansfield, skiing, guiding rivers and hiking in the mountains. We visit Steamboat as often as our lives allow as it as much a part of us as our Northern California homes.

Hansi Hagemeister purchased this cabin in 1965

Why Hansi Hagemeister chose Steamboat Springs

This property was first discovered by our father in the 1960's when he fell in love with Steamboat and decided to fulfill his dream of owning a cattle ranch. The original ranch was 300 acres and extended across the Elk River. In 1975 he built the first version of our log cabin. For 20 years our family enjoyed spending time together in what our mother called 'dad's ranch in the sky'. In 1996 the cabin burned to the ground and his two daughters rebuilt the cabin as it was by this time an honored member of the family. All but 70 acres of the original ranch have been sold but the feeling is the same as it always has been, forever views across Colorado ranch land and mountains.

What makes this cabin unique

Views, tranquility, amazing summer wildflowers, elk migration, birds, fox, proximity to Steamboat, proximity to Wilderness Area


Steamboat Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with own porch and bath with shower/tub
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , These beds can easily be made into a very comfortable king
  • Both bedrooms have very comfortable pillow top beds with comforters.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We have a wonderful caretaker who lives within minutes of the house and will be happy to provide you with any information on the area.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Great Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Cabin several times before in the summer/fall and just spent a week in February and found it as compelling wonderful. This is a special place and we love it here. Hansi, the owner, is very easy to work with and Emily, the caretaker, does a terrific job maintaining the house and is very responsive. I do concur with Hansi's advice to rent a 4 wheel vehicle in the winter for this property, but then again I only rented 4 wheel vehicles throughout the mountains regardless of the place we stay and I live in snow country and am very comfortable driving snowy mountain roads - its just good sense to have 4 wheels working for you. All good with the house!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John; Thank you for your nice review. I am so glad you were able to enjoy the cabin in the winter time when the views are enhanced by the forever snowy fields and the cabin is cozy with the fireplace. Hope you also enjoyed the fabulous skiing this year! I look forward to hearing from you again.
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Perfect Steamboat Springs retreat

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights at the cabin and enjoyed every minute. We found the property to be exactly as described - easy to find and also secluded. We drive a Subaru Outback and so navigating the driveway was no problem - and shouldn't be for most vehicles. Privacy and quiet are top criteria for us and the cabin fit the bill perfectly. The house is well maintained as was very clean. We had no problems as all during our visit but appreciated that the caretaker was just a phone call away in case we had any questions or issues. The views are amazing with large windows in every room. If you want stainless steel appliances and a giant tv then the cabin is not for you. But if you seek a quiet retreat that is clean, comfortable and exudes warmth, then the cabin is just the ticket! We loved it and will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joni for writing such a nice review. I am so happy you enjoyed the cabin and appreciated it’s unique qualities of privacy and beauty. It is definitely a retreat from the busy world. We look forward to hearing from you again! Happy New Year.
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Amazing view in cozy mountain cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin has a view of the surrounding mountains, valley and river that is beautiful.

Sunrises, sunsets and the moon filled the windows.

The local deer came by most days.

It is a lovely, homey cabin full all of the necessities including a washer and dryer.

Emily was always available and helpful with any questions or concerns.

Looking forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stephanie for your nice review. I am glad you enjoyed the cabin, the views and the wildlife. We look forward to your return! Happy Holidays.
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An awesome place- close to the boat, easy access to north drives-saw several mule deer bucks rgt by.

  • 5 of 5

Very cool- very responsive owner & great Intel on the property- beds are killer! We were there and the temps in steamboat got up to 85 but this place stayed cool all day & nighttime with windows open is great! Very comfy place with killer views!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Terry for your nice review. I am so glad you enjoyed our special place. Yes, it does stay cool up there on the hill and evenings always cool in the mountains. Please come back anytime!
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Beautiful is the first word that comes to mind

  • 5 of 5

What a treat, highlight of our travels through Colorado was our stay in this cabin! I would never tire of the view! It was clean, comfortable and had everything you would need or want! Loved it

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed our cabin. It really is a special spot isn't it? And you don't see it until you walk through the front door and you go WOW! Hope to see you again soon.
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Salt Lake City, Utah

Our Favorite Vacation Home Stay Ever

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this beautiful cabin for a long weekend ski getaway. This cabin and the surrounding property could not have been more perfect and interacting with the owner was delightful. The cabin location is convenient to town, but it feels like a very private retreat. The property and surrounding scenery is jaw dropping at all times. The cabin itself is also wonderful and inviting. The kitchen includes high quality appliances and cookware for people who love to cook, the bedrooms and bathrooms are bright and roomy, the decor is gorgeous and there is plenty of space to store your own belongings and truly make yourself at home. A great deal of attention has been paid to the small details that can help make a vacation be stress free. There are excellent instructions and labels that provide directions on how to use all of the features of the cabin. The property and cabin were well cleaned and very well maintained. We were so inspired by our stay that we spent part of our last day looking for a similar location to build our own amazing cabin in the area. I am sure that we will stay here again, we have rented vacation homes all over the country, and own rental property ourselves. This is the nicest property of this kind we have ever stayed at and I will be stealing some of the great ideas to put into action in our own property. Thanks for an amazing experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Steamboat Ski Resort
Old Town Hot Springs
Yampa River Core Trail
Rabbit Ears Pass
Ciao Gelato
Bud Werner Memorial Library
Steamboat Flyfisher
Howelsen Hill Ski Area
La Montana
Strings Music Festival
Alpine Slide
Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Yampa Valley Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Double Z
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Steamboat Golf Club or Haymaker Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 40
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Downtown Steamboat
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Steamboat Springs Ski Area
Car: necessary

Our custom log cabin is situated 5 miles north of downtown Steamboat Springs, 8 miles from Steamboat's World Class ski area and overlooks the famous for fly fishing Elk River and the Sleeping Giant Mountain to the West. Located on 70 acres in the heart of Colorado ranch land our hilltop cabin offers quiet and seclusion just minutes from downtown Steamboat Springs. Our home gives visitors to this area the opportunity to take in the wide open spaces, clean air, forever views and dark night skies of Northwestern Colorado.

A few miles upstream there are areas for public fly fishing on the Elk and about .5 miles up the road are trail heads to access Mt Zirkel Wilderness Area and the Continental Divide. Steamboat Lake is an easy and incredibly scenic drive North with more trail heads off Seed house Rd east of Clark - 15 minutes up the road. In the other direction the old western town of Steamboat Springs offers many fine dining opportunities as well as a summer time ProRodeo Series, Art Fairs, the Symphony, live theater, unique shops and wonderful hot springs. The Steamboat Springs Ski Area is famous for it's 'champagne powder' and tree skiing. Skiers and snowboarders of all abilities will find terrain and instruction suited to their needs.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

Summer 6/1-10/1 300.00/night
Winter 11/22-12/19 325.00/night. 1/5-4/18. 325.00/night
Spring/Fall Low Season 300.00/night

Christmas Week 375.00 /night
New Year's Week 375.00/night
2 Christmas weeks 4500.00 (321.00/night)

Cleaning fee 150.00. Tax 3.9% (Save compared to 11.5% in town or on Mountain)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.