$2,795,000 • 44.36 acres
Mountain River Retreat is a very rare find in the alpine west, comprised of 44.36± acres located near Lake City, Colorado in Hinsdale County, said to be “the most remote county in the lower 48 states.” The front door is a short jump to Lake San Cristobal, the state’s second largest natural lake. The property has year-round access off what is said to be the west’s “most scenic byway’, The Alpine Loop. Nestled in the Lake Fork River Valley with direct access to three renowned 4wd mountain passes; Cinnamon, Engineer, and Stoney Pass, as well as the historic ghost towns of Sherman, Animas Forks, and Carson townsites. The virtually unlimited trails in the immediate area provide direct access to the mountain west’s spectacular assets.
Fronted by 34,000± acres of the wilderness study area and backed by over 2,000,000 acres of public lands, the lifetime of adventure is literally out the front and back door. The property backs up to public land which includes a gorgeous section of the Lake Fork River and a crystal-clear fishing pond. The home is nestled in the trees with plenty of deck space and inspiring, awesome views. The front deck over the entryway is partially covered with views of the sprawling wooded areas. The back deck overlooks a magnificent valley and pond.
The 2,338± square foot Swedish Log Cope Cabin is in the perfect location, from the extreme privacy overlooking 14,000-foot peaks to the Lake Fork River running through. The home offers 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, which includes 2 owner suites. The large logs give the cabin the presence of a grand mountain retreat. The living and kitchen are open to each other with both offering large windows to bring the forest up close giving you a true mountain experience. The property offers a private trout lake and is accented with aspens, pines, cottonwoods. The mountain meadow off the front deck is continuously home to Shiras Moose, Rocky Mountain Elk and Mule Deer, Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep, Beavers, Bears, and Mountain Lions. The best terms that describe this mountain paradise are privacy, views, live water, and wildlife.