We all know that moms are not supposed to have favorites, but Mother Nature outdid herself in this quiet and private slice of heaven above Grouse Creek Park, and it’s surely one of hers. Towering pines, lush ferns, grouse creek meandering through, fabulous views of the lights of Steamboat and the ski area make for an enchanting setting. Add to that a magnificent custom log home where there is plenty of room for family and friends to enjoy indoors and out. First impressions are so important and in this home they begin with a hand crafted front door with a locals favorite scene carved on the interior side none other than Gilpin Lake. Then you step into the spectacular great room with its wood burning stone fireplace and large picture windows to look out over the spectacular deck and beyond to the ski area and wow, that’s just the beginning. The home boasts a gourmet kitchen with honed granite counters, cozy breakfast nook, den and office on the main level with a full and half bath, laundry and mud room off the attached garage. The upper level is a decadent master suite with gas fireplace, beautiful views, large walk-in closet and a luxurious bath. The lower level offers 3 bedrooms, family room with game and exercise area, fireplace, wet bar, theater room and room for fido with access to the great outdoors (fenced of course). And every mountain getaway needs a hot tub under the stars after a long day on the slopes. Across the porte-cochere there is an additional 2 car garage with a 1 bedroom apartment on top, just as cute as can be, which any would be caretaker or guest would find a fabulous retreat. Water rights to a spring keep the landscape lush and the main parking area at the house is snow melted for ease of winter maintenance and the home has been meticulously cared for. If privacy and luxury are at the top of your new home check list, then this home is a must see and the quick 15 minutes to town make skiing, shopping and dining easy and convenient.