Welcome to this rural oasis in the heart of Northern Colorado. You will enjoy a stress free stay here in a countryside neighborhood of Berthoud, the garden spot of Colorado. This retreat is pastoral living at its best in a soothing and natural setting. You can’t help but immediately unwind in the privacy and beauty of this comfortable four, bedroom ranch style home located right in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. This home has a southwestern feel to it with a tobacco brown Adobe finish. The Interior is comprised of many natural elements such as sustainable rose wood floors, numerous decorative beams, arches and interesting colorful features.
This country, Mountain View Retreat has many amenities to entertain your senses. Whether you look forward to creating a romantic get-away for two, or are planning this years family reunion, ... it’s all possible.
This unique natural country setting attracts many varieties of birds, toads, coyote, fox, hawks and other wild life. The view from the back porch is far reaching and you can enjoy seeing dozens of mountain tops in the distance. The colorful easterly sunrises and westerly sunsets under the big Colorado country sky offer photographers a great location. The retreat’s outdoors has no lack of resting areas for relaxation, with thoughtful placement of small benches, chairs, and tables that can be enjoyed from early breakfasts to late night fireside chats.
The Living room, kitchen and dining room area is designed to be a very open spacious living experience, without walls, so all family members have together time whether they are preparing a meal, reading a book, or watching the game. The large dining room table can easily accommodate 8-10 but also ‘folds down’ to be the right intimate size for a romantic setting; maybe a champaign brunch for two? The expansive master bedroom has a garden room feel to it as it is surrounded in season by mature flowering lilac bushes, pine, and other trees. For your convenience, the adjacent walk-in closet has a front loading quality European washing machine and dryer. The two bathrooms are furnished with each their own jacuzzi. Exercise enthusiasts, will find not just a treadmill in the house but also various exercise gadgets in the adjacent basement complete with a weight lifting machine. (no more excuses). A Country Retreat’s kitchen is fully equipped with utensils, pots and pans and everything else you need to prepare gourmet meals or just good old fashioned relaxing country food.
Berthoud, Colorado is the ideal Front Range location. It is geographically centered between Boulder and Fort Collins (30 minutes either way). You’re located only 12 minutes from the foothill mountain towns of Lyons and Loveland, all of which offer many desired amenities. Estes Park, home to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), can be directly reached via a scenic 40 minute drive over lesser known byways.
Boulder touts one of the top 10 walking malls in North America with a plethora of street performers to amaze and entertain. Fort Collins besides being one of the top retirement locations in the USA and home to the University of Colorado, offers an old fashioned drive-in movie theater. Lyons is famous for its annual bluegrass and folk music festivals and has it’s own year round blues club. Tubing and kayaking in the river is one of Lyons attractions and lots of fun for people of all ages.
Also you’ll be only a 10 minute drive from beautiful Carter Lake, one of the most scenic and larger lakes in northern Colorado. The lake is three miles long and one mile wide and offers not only fishing, sailing, camping, swimming, scuba diving, rock climbing, picnicking, boating ( rentals available), and water skiing. but also offers diverse wooded trails, some of which are designated for handicapped. Carter Lake recreational area is open all year long,
as are the other nearby lakes.
Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) can be enjoyed by guests of all physical abilities ages, and interests,...from a scenic car drive above the tree line to vigorous Switzerland style hikes, to photographing wild life or fly fishing, all of which can create amazing Memories.
A Country Retreat in adventure laden northern Colorado is truly situated in the middle of everything. Enjoy the soothing tranquility of this country retreat, relaxing from everyday stresses or communing with nature or go and explore the wonders surrounding you.
For those who like to research the area via the Internet you will benefit from using the high speed wireless WiFi connection.
Your hosts, Rita and Russell Haack have an eclectic service minded background nationally and internationally with a foundation rooted in natural healing. They also own and manage the number one cabin in the Colorado Directory, A River Bend Retreat. Between them they speak German and Norwegian and of course English. Willkommen, Velkommen, and Welcome!
Rita is originally from Hamburg, Germany. For years she taught courses in medicinal cooking to support individuals in reversing the symptoms of degenerative disease in Scandinavia, Germany, and North America. Rita has various degrees in massage, life coaching and natural lifestyle education.
Russell is a gifted neuromuscular therapist who has helped clients around the world find relief from both physical and psycho-emotional symptoms. In later years he has applied his healing experience to his business coaching practice that integrates innovative Internet marketing tactics. Russell holds an M.A. in Business Communication and a B.A. in Health and Wellness.
After living in the hustle and bustle of Boulder for years we fell in love with our present home in Berthoud due to its rural peaceful surroundings along with the amazing views and central location to both Boulder and Ft. Collins (30 minute drive either way) as well as Rocky Mountain National Park (40 minutes), Longmont (10 minutes), and Loveland 15 minutes). From here we are close to everything northern Colorado has to offer with access to Cheyenne, Wyoming (50 minutes).
Easy year round access to Boulder, Ft. Collins, Loveland, Longmont, Estes Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park.
On sight massage, exercise equipment, therapeutic sleep system, HEPA air filtration, and WiFi.
Being centrally located you will enjoy day visits to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP).
Colorful hot air ballon rides on the outskirts of Boulder is great for those who enjoy seeing the area from a bird's eye view perspective.
Loveland, Colorado's Sweetheart City, famous for it's Valentine's Day love stamp program has many other attractions one of which is the yearly Sculpture in the Park show every August. Natural pleasures ranging from biking to fishing and Lake Loveland Swim Beach is very popular during the summer month.
Boulder, a quick and scenic 30 minute drive, is one of Colorado's more popular 'tourist traps'. This college town nestled at the foot of The Rocky Mountains has something to offer for everyone. From nature walks to shopping. When it comes to entertainment Boulder's Pearl Street Mall is a must see. Street performers from around the United States congregate and share their special talents with the numerous passerby traffic. Right off the mall you can visit The Boulderado Hotel for an ambient old west feel inclusive of some local ghosts who are known to haunt the rooms and hallways.
Indian Hot Springs in Idaho Springs with geothermal caves and mud baths, spring fed pool are a scenic one and a half hour drive away.
Enjoy night life in the college and retirement town of eclectic Fort Collins with its vast array of coffee houses, restaurants, parks and museums. At least four local Beer Brewing companies give tours (with samples) or explore fort collins outdoors nearby Horsetooth Reservoir or Lory State Park invite for a day adventure.
The Longmont Symphony Orchestra auditorium in Longmont is only 15 minutes away for a classic cultural night out...followed by a visit to the old west style Dickens Pub Tavern and Opera House for a dinner and local brew. Part of the establishment is reported to be haunted. Longmont touts a wide array of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, day spas, and has a great library.
Closer to home in 10 minutes you can be enjoying a delectable thin crust pizza in Berthoud's famous John Doug's pizzeria or ask for home delivery. As an alternative try Brick Oven Pizza on the other side of the train tracks. Bottomless $1 cups of coffee with free WiFi in a family friendly atmosphere and choice of delicious food or dessert is available n downtown Berthoud at The Jumping Bean Coffee House.
Last but not least…Carter Lake with its beautiful views, camping, fishing, and water sport rentals is only minutes from the house along the old back road (CR 4 which used to be named Wagon Wheel Road).
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