Our home sits at the mouth of a meadow filled with beaver ponds and brook trout in the summer and moose in the winter. It looks out at Peak 7 and is 1.5 miles north of the town of Breckenridge & less than a mile from shuttle parking to the gondola.
Our home sits at the mouth of a meadow filled with beaver ponds and brook trout. It looks out at Peak 7 and is 1.5 miles north of the town of Breckenridge on county-maintained roads.
The house has three floors with massive windows that frame the beaver ponds, protected wetlands, and unobstructed view of Peak 7. The "green" home has 4 bedrooms, a loft+office, 3 bathrooms, a heated over-sized garage, in-floor heating throughout, 2 gas fireplaces, 20'-high ceilings and exposed natural beams.
The front yard is a 3-acre meadow with beaver ponds and Barton Creek, a 3' meandering stream populated by brook and cutthroat trout. The back yard is national forest service land with access to many miles of hiking, skiing and snowshoe trails (no motorized vehicles permitted).
We're located 1.5 miles from the ski area's gondola parking lot; and the Breckenridge Recreation Center is on the way to the Gondola. You'll find the town of Breckenridge both quaint and lively -- a place where you can live it up or tone it down depending on your definition of a vacation.
We are looking for guests who will treat the house gently and with respect. We ask that people take their boots off when they enter to protect the hickory floors, and that they are careful with the drop-dead-gorgeous soapstone countertop because it can scratch. Please don't smoke in the house, and keep the maximum number of guests to 9. Keeping in mind these few requests, just love being together with friends and/or family in an unforgettable space and place.
Suzanne and Steve were married 35 years ago in a wooded grove next to the stream just up the valley from where their home now sits. They have three grown children, enjoy all kinds of sports, love to cook and are engaged in their communities. Steve retired from The Ohio State University faculty in 2008 (and loves to meet any of OSU's 400,000+ alums) and Suzanne works as an advocate for low-income and homeless populations. Understanding the relationship between substance abuse and homelessness, Suzanne and Steve are also committed to working on innovative approaches to substance abuse recovery.
Suzanne: "I came to Breckenridge in 1962. My father, a colonel in the Air Force and a part-time developer, was one of the original owners of the valley in which our home now sits. I remember Breckenridge the ski area when it was a single rope tow and when a family pass for seven cost $75. I remember Breckenridge the town when the beloved town dog would sleep in the middle of Main Street-- then a dirt road -- to catch the warmth of the afternoon sun. I spent summers with my brother and sisters fishing and exploring old miners' cabins and mines, delighted by the contents of rusty trash heaps left 100 years earlier.
Steve: I came to Boulder in my teens and learned of the beauties of Colorado when I enrolled at the University of Colorado in 1972.
Breckenridge as a small town is history, but the beauty of the valley, the stream and meadow out our front door, and the miles of hiking trails in the National Forest Service land right behind us, remain as breathtaking today as they were 50 years ago. Above all, the mountain has endured and the skiing and summer trails have even expanded.
Our house is a treasure and a harbor, and we invite those who respect and appreciate these things to stay here and love our home, town, and mountain as we do."