Rustic mountain charm meets international flair at The Carver’s House, the home of a local artist. Nestled behind the Big Thompson River at the base of Giant Track Mountain, this house is located between two natural barriers, making it the perfect retreat for silence seekers. Yet, it is only minutes away from a grocery store, restaurants, and Rocky Mountain National Park!
From the driveway, you'll walk through the gate of a tall fence, behind which a charming, multilevel patio awaits. It is flanked on one side by a detached garage, which lends the outdoor hot tub additional privacy. Come back later to enjoy a good soak or to grill up some trout, while breathing in the mountain air and listening to the sound of the river!
Enter the house from the patio and find yourself in a cozy living room, where a big, roomy couch invites you to kick off your shoes and relax in front of a wood-burning stove. Through the large picture window, you can spot the wildlife that likes to wander through the yard! Unlike many generically-decorated vacation rentals, here you'll be surrounded by original artwork inspired by the artist's personal travels, including paintings, wood carvings, and sculptures made of bronze.
Step up into the kitchen where high, vaulted ceilings create a light and airy feeling, beautifully balanced by the earthiness of knotty pine walls, and floors made of hardwood and slate. Enjoy a meal at the barn wood table, while the sliding glass doors invite the outside in.
Continue through the dining room to the hallway at the back of the house, where a writing desk perches invitingly in a corner and a washer and dryer are tucked neatly under the stairs. Off the hallway is the “Rustic Bedroom,” with a queen-sized bed, a small closet, a desk, and built-in shelves. Continue down the hall (and take one step down) to reach the dramatic “Gypsy Room,” located off the main living room, which has a queen bed and a full closet.
Outside the “Gypsy Room” you’ll find a cozy sitting area with a television and a DVD player. This house has one full bath located just off the main living room, with a bathtub and a shower. If you appreciate an eclectic space with comfort and character, with a dash of the exotic thrown in, The Carver’s House is definitely for you! Book your stay today!