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Ptarmigan Lodge is an adorable custom log cabin located in a secluded location atop the Valley of the Sun mountains. It is a perfect location for the vacationer looking for a private and wooded location with fabulous views of the white-capped mountains. It is close enough to enjoy shopping and dining in Fairplay, Alma, or Breckenridge but far enough away to be away from the traffic and noise of the towns. There is a hiking trail and entrance to the National Forest just a few steps away from the driveway. You will enjoy seeing the numerous wildlife in the area too. There are moose, foxes, deer, elk, rabbits, and an occassional bear. The scenic outdoor area has a really nice firepit to toast marshmallows or warm up after a cold day of skiing at Breckenridge. There is also a horseshoe pit for family fun too. The kids will love exploring the area around the cabin.
The home has 3 full private bedrooms and two full baths. The bedroom downstairs has a queen bed and a bath with a shower/tub combo. It is at the entry level. On the main level there is a large kitchen, dining room, family room and two bedrooms and one bath. One bedroom has a queen bed and the other has a full size bed. The bath has a walk-in shower. Upstairs there is a huge loft with a flat screen TV which has satellite programming. There is lots of comfy seating for the entire family. There is a desk or study area as well as a full size futon bed.
The deck has amazing mountain views and views of the forest. You can relax in the big comfortable deck chairs. There is a gas grill provided as well. The parking is off of the road and has plenty of room for 3 or 4 cars and even a small camper or ATV trailer.
Fairplay is called the "Base Camp of the Rockies" because it is near almost every outdoor activity you can think of. There is horseback riding just 15 minutes away at the Platte River Ranch. If you like white water rafting, you can go down to the Arkansas River which is only 25 minutes away. There are hundreds of hiking trails and many of the famous 14ers are right behind the house like Mt. Sherman, Mt. Democrat, Mt, Bross, Mt. Lincoln, and Quandry. If you are a fisherman, this is the place to go. The Platte River offers Gold medal fishing and there are many lakes as well such as Montgomery Reservoir, Antero, Spinney, 11-Mile, and Jefferson Lake. You can go to a different location every day. In the winter, you will find skiing and boarding at Breckenridg, Keystone, and A-Basin. Copper Mountain and Vail are driveable from the home as well. There is sledding, tubing, ice skating, ice fishing and much more just minutes from the home. Just stop by or call us and we can give you directions to any of these activities.
Cleaning Fee is $150, admin fee of $50, and $500 refundable security deposit. Sales Tax of 3.9% applies as well as a processing fee of 3.2% if paying by credit card.