The tree-lined Eagle River and the iron-ore-covered cliffs of Red Mountain make a dramatic backdrop of this wood-clad retreat in the wilderness of west central Colorado.
The year-round single-family home has a lodge vibe with vaulted ceilings supported by thick log beams, rough-hewn wood flooring and other wood accents. A stone, wood-burning fireplace with a raised hearth anchors one corner of the light-flooded main living area in the great room.
Walls of over-sized windows wrap two sides of the dining room, which centers on an antler chandelier. Views take in meadows, the mountains and the forest.
The extensive use of wood continues in the open-plan kitchen where a center island supplies prep space and bar seating for three.
The primary suite, located off the living room, has access to the back yard. There’s a back patio, and the 1.75 acres of grounds step down to the river. Three more bedroom suites are also on the main floor.
An open staircase with rustic wood railings leads upstairs, where there are two bedrooms. A loft living area overlooks the great room.
All the bedrooms are en suite for a total of six bedrooms and seven bathrooms within the more than 4,000 square feet of living space.
The two-car garage is designed for large vehicles and storage. A circular driveway provides additional guest parking.
The Eagle River is a popular location for rafting, fly-fishing and bird-watching. The town of Eagle is less than 5 miles away, Eagle County Airport about 9 miles and skiing at Vail, 25 miles. Area wildlife includes eagle, elk, deer and wild turkey.
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