This gorgeous custom home on a small two acre lake offers recreational opportunities unparalleled in most of Colorado. The property features a beach, swimming, and exceptional trout fishing (catch and release, single hook barbless), and includes the use of two kayaks, a canoe and a fishing boat with an electric motor. Wildlife and beautiful abound.
The lakeside yard is also ideal for outdoor weddings - feel free to inquire.
Newly built in 2018, the house itself is an custom marvel, featuring custom log and stone work and a 1500 square foot deck with an outdoor covered lounge area and hot tub. The great room is spacious and surrounded by windows and glass doors to give the effect of being outside while being in. The reclaimed wood dining table can be expanded to seat 10. A grand piano and double sided fireplace add charm and coziness to your stay. Like the living room, the adjoining dining room and kitchen have huge windows offering views of the lake or views of the creek and horse property next door. The vaulted family room upstairs features incredible views, a ping-pong table, Xbox and television and a new pull out sectional sofa
For those who enjoy fishing, our catch and release trout fishing truly is something special. The majority of your fish will be rainbows, with occasional fish as large as 24". There are smaller brown trout in the mix as well, and the occasional cuttbow. In summer fish readily rise to large dry flies, and fish can always be caught stripping a bead head wooly bugger. If you spin fish we ask that you convert small spoons and spinners to single hook barbless, which we have on hand for you to use. Please do not use bait. If you'd like to eat trout during your stay, we ask that only keep enough for one meal to preserve this stellar fishery. The fishing can be incredible, and it's a fantastic place to teach a your children how to fish, as success rates are often high.
If you enjoy watching wildlife, the hot tub, swing chair and rocking chairs are our favorite places to sit in the sun and take in the local fauna. Deer frequent the yard, waterfowl are abundant, song birds and hummingbirds abound, and elk, foxes, coyotes, bear, moose and an eagle are occasionally spotted.
Horseback riding at Bear Mountain Stables is just a short walk from the home, and some of the best white water rafting in Colorado is just 35 minutes away on Clear Creek. We recommend Clear Creek Rafting Company. You can also float tube at the South Platte below Decker's for a leisurely but fun and free outing (we have tubes you can borrow, bring a cooler with some lunch and bevs of choice!).
There are also exceptional hiking opportunities literally at you doorstop in the Beaver Ranch Open Space, or for the more adventurous, you can hike the Continental Divide near Bailey. Beaver Ranch also features disk golf you can walk to as well as zip lining. You can also disk golf at the nationally acclaimed Phantom Falls Disk Golf Course in Pine (reservations only).
The area also offers exceptional stream fly fishing at famous locales including the South Platte in Cheeseman Canyon and at Deckers, the private waters of Boxwood Gulch or Long Meadow Ranch, or a little further down the road, the Dream Stream, 11 Mile Canyon or the Blue River.
Local haunts that are GREAT to visit include the famous Bucksnort, a turn of the century bar and restaurant on the way to Pine, charming historic downtown Evergreen with its board walk and Evergreen Lake, and some great restaurants such Zoka's in Pine (our fav), and Brooks and JJ Madwell's in Conifer.
If you're a golfer, the Evergreen Golf Course is beautiful, though elk in the fairway are par for the course. Of course, if relaxing is more your style, The Tall Grass Spa in Evergreen is wonderful, and popular waterside restaurants like Willow Creek and Creekside Cellars invite.
If you desire to take in a little city life during your stay, Denver is a short hop away. Broncos Stadium is only 40 minutes away, and Coors Field just a few minutes further. Likewise, Denver's famed walking street, 16th Street Mall, is only about a half an hour drive. The Denver Center for Performing Arts, Denver Art Museum and The Museum of Contemporary Art and the Denver Aquarium are all about a 35 to 40 minute drive. We are near it all yet away from it all at the same time!
You'd be hard pressed to find a property offering what ours does, and we are glad to offer it. We trust you'll love the lake and mountain experience, the beauty of the area and of the home, and the fun-filled activity right at your doorstep!Get the full listing »