~ Vacation Log Home Rental ~ Clark, Colorado ~ Near Steamboat Springs ~
A 2-story custom log home, 4 bedroom, 3 full baths, den, open plan living room-dining room-kitchen, 50' covered porch, 40' deck, views of the Zirkle Mountains. Sleeps 11 in beds, full laundry room, mud room. Kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, utensils, pots and pans to cook for an army. Furnished in eclectic - Western - antique. Designed for comfort and relaxation.
Three bedrooms have antique iron double beds with down comforter and flannel sheets, while the 'loft' room has a queen-size log bed and sitting area. There is also a window seat twin bed (with a great view). All sheets and duvet covers are 100% cotton.
All bedrooms have closets, chests of drawers, end tables, throw rugs, chairs, wall sconces and lamps. An antique fold-out bed with a double futon mattress is also available downstairs. All bedrooms have telephone jacks.
A vaulted ceiling and a mezzanine with a peeled log railing overlook the L-shaped denim couch with wagon wheel coffee table, end tables, postcard views, a gas log fireplace, opening onto the porch and the deck.
- The downstairs bath has a 5' cast iron tub/shower with sliding glass door with tile surround and counter top.
- The upstairs bath #1 has a large tiled shower with glass door and tiled counter top
- Upstairs bathroom #2 has an antique 6' cast iron tub on log legs and a pedestal sink
- All bathrooms have large mirrors with lights, wood floors and log walls. Antique railroad spikes serve as towel holders
Has a large sectional couch, several rocking chairs, steamer trunk table and a new television with VCR and DVD in an old 50's TV cabinet. There is a DSS satellite service.
A movable butcher block can be used for workspace, buffet or bar. A 50's Tappan gas stove is the centerpiece for the knotty pine cabinets with the "John Deere" tiled backsplash and counter-top. Pots and pans are top of the line stainless steel and cast iron.
In addition are cookie sheets, pizzas pans and cake pans. A full complement of utensils hang on the log walls for easy location. A selection of tablecloths and place mats are in the drawers to the left of the stove. Upper cabinets hold abundant supplies of glassware, dishes, and serving pieces.
Appliances include an electric coffee maker, crock pot, coffee bean grinder, toaster, electric tea kettle, microwave, dishwasher and a roomy side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with an ice maker. Overhead, an antique pressed tin ceiling and a cast iron chandelier complete the room
A large knotty pine dining table seats 10. An additional maple table can be pressed into use for larger groups.
Deck and covered porch
The covered porch and deck have a propane grill and tables and chairs for outside lounging and dining. Many guests have declined the offer of escorted day trips to stay home and "watch the mountains grow." Our bird feeders and of course, humming bird feeders can provide all the entertainment needed. We keep a large stash of birdseed for our hungry feathered friends and ask that our bird-friendly guests keep them supplied.
We rejected all professional advice to keep all sheets, towels, dishes etc. in the generic white mode. This is a HOME and we want it to feel like one.
At night a "domesticated" fox comes around and scavenges for scraps, sometimes sitting outside the sliding glass doors begging for treats with a cute pose.We ask that you resist the urge to feed this fox, as he needs to go back to the wild. He (she?) is hard to resist, but they have been known to eat neighborhood pets.
You will find books and magazines to curl up with. Many guests have generously donated their reading material, and there are several booklets about the history of the Clark/Steamboat area that you may find interesting.
Many card and board games are on the shelves, again guests have donated some of their favorites.
The LOG WORK!! For the architecture buffs, check out the scribe cuts and the log engineering that are visible in this unique home. The ridge beams and the 27' vertical peeled "log" are truly works of art.
The furnishings are a fun mix of antique and unusual, for example, the kitchen butcher block was a Denver hospital gurney, refitted with a butcher-block top cut from a Fort Worth computer work-table.