October 13, 2017

Preservation Personals: Colorado Cabin Seeks True Wilderness Explorer

  • By: Nick Som

It’s one thing to love the outdoors; it’s quite another to hear the call of the wild every time you step outside—to breathe in the fresh air, bask in the sun’s warm rivers of light, and feel the unshakable urge to leave everything else behind.

If you find that you fall in the second category, you won’t find a property more perfect than me. I’m a log cabin located just minutes from the border of Rocky Mountain National Park in Allenspark, Colorado, about a 45-minute drive northwest of Boulder.

Hardly anything has changed about me since my construction in 1924. I’ve only ever been owned by one family, which has taken great care to keep me up and running. I’m even listed on the National Register of Historic Places!

My interior can only be described as a wilderness explorer’s dream. You can’t fake the rustic intimacy of an authentic log cabin, and that’s exactly what I am. All of my furnishings come included, along with my garage and other assorted outbuildings.

But let’s be honest—you wouldn’t be purchasing me just to stay inside. There aren’t many mountain views more spectacular than the one you can enjoy from my front porch, and my proximity to Estes Park and the aforementioned Rocky Mountain National Park couldn’t make immersing yourself in nature any easier.

My future owner would have to be dedicated to securing my preservation for generations to come; understandably, I'm not the spring chicken I once was. But if you’re up to the task, don’t be shy—introduce yourself! Learn more about me here.

The exterior of a Colorado cabin.

photo by: Donald Rae

14762 Peak to Peak Highway, Allenspark, CO 80510

A spectacular mountain view from a Colorado cabin.

photo by: Donald Rae

Imagine waking up and being greeted to this view first thing every morning.

The living room of a Colorado cabin.

photo by: Donald Rae

Everything you see here comes with the cabin—even the piano!

Nick Som is an editorial intern at the National Trust. He enjoys museums of all kinds, Philadelphia sports, and tracking down great restaurants.

nsom@savingplaces.org

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