This house was designed by the famous Chicago architectural firm Nagle & Hartray back in the 80's, and has been featured in magazines for it's innovative design.
Our house has an updated chalet mountain feel with a wide open floor plan and 50 windows to take the grand landscape.
The main floor is one big room with built in extra wide benches (sleeps 2 people) that surround a modern wood stove and a thick shag "chill zone" rug that you will be laying on... we promise. With 3 walls that are almost all glass, the sun pours through the space and connects you to the amazing cross valley views and mountains. It's a very social space that lends itself to an inclusive relaxing experience for your whole group.
You'll spend mornings around the wood stove drinking coffee and stretching before you put on your ski boots and step out the door for a short walk where you can ski down to the Gold Link lift. At the end of the day, your last turn is in the driveway. Evenings are spent in the large kitchen cooking together and chatting to your friends as they sit in the living room watching the sun's last light splash across Snoddgrass mountain. It's a good way to end an amazing day in this beautiful land.
With so much glass, you can lounge on the couch or lay on the soft comfy benches and watch the stars come out. The valley faces away from the lights of town, so the night skies surrounding Gothic Mountain are extra twinkly and bright.
There are 3 bedrooms and one loft. The upper floor is the master bedroom, bath and loft. With 9 oversized windows facing out into the valley, and 30' ceilings with a loft that sleeps 1 with a ladder approach; it's a great experience for ladder ready adventurers. The room may be one of the most romantic places in all of Colorado.
The lower level has two bedrooms and full bathroom with 2 sinks. These rooms are connected to a big space that has a brand new 50 inch flat screen TV on the wall with a comfy couch to relax into if you want to watch movies. The TV is Dish and has wifi with HBO and Netflix. One bedroom has a queen bed and ample closet space. The second bedroom has 2 new twin beds for adults or kids and there is a trundle bed to sleep a third.
If you want to go to town and you don't want to drive, it's a 8 min walk to the bus stop. Service runs late most nights if you want to have some libations in town.
Summer time trail access is world class. From the driveway you can ride 2 of the top 10 trails in North America, Snodgrass, and the legendary 401. You can also ride all the on mountain trails with a 2 minute downhill to the lifts.
The house has a lock off apartment with a separate entrance, and the caretake is on site. You probably won't seem them much unless you want to. They are there to help with any of your needs including managing and stocking the wood stove, and as a great resource for local knowledge. They can help you with where to eat, ski, drink, walk in the woods, who is the best ski tuner in town, where to get a pair of goggles to replace the ones you forget.
They are extremely quiet and respectful of your space. In the winter, we recommend all wheel drive vehicles.