This is a beautiful home with unbeatable views. We enjoyed having our coffee and breakfast out on one of the decks each morning, watching the sunrise over the mountains. It was tough trying to decide which mountains we wanted to look at each morning! It is perfectly situated within walking distance of the town center (via a fun shortcut path through the back yard), but also near the edge of town and a short 5 minute hike past a waterfall to Quarry Lake. It is just a short drive to the Nordic Center, Grassi Lakes and several other picturesque lakes and trails. There is abundant wildlife nearby - we saw mule deer and elk during our stay.
The home is incredibly well stocked, with almost everything you might need, from condiments and spices in the kitchen to eyeglass cleaner, makeup remover and hand lotion in all of the bathrooms. I have stayed in a lot of vacation rentals, but until now I have never stayed anywhere that had enough toilet paper, paper towels and trash bags to see a party of 11 through a 9 day stay. The kitchen actually has 2 refrigerators, which was quite handy. The owners have really paid attention to all the details. It is also, hands down, the cleanest place I have ever stayed.
The owners did meet us at the house at the beginning of our stay and again at the end of the stay - which we thought was a little unorthodox from our previous experience. However, they simply want to make sure their visitors know how everything works and that their home will be well cared for. At the end of our stay, they did a quick walk through and returned our security deposit (in cash) on the spot. They are extremely friendly and accommodating. They recommended a few hikes and even provided the name and number of a massage therapist, who I wish I could say we had called.
This is a beautiful home, in a great location, with incredible views and owners who have gone the extra mile to ensure their guests are comfortable. I can recommend it without reservation.