Northstar Lodge is a spacious, rustic, four bedroom, 3 full bath custom log home located in Clark, Colorado, 25 miles north of Steamboat Springs and wonderful downhill skiing. We are in North Routt County, right in the heart of the area's best snow-shoeing and cross country skiing, not to mention hiking, ice-fishing, fly-fishing and just relaxing. We are 30 miles south of the Wyoming border, and within 2 hours of some great day trips in the summer while the Wyoming roads are still open.
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With magnificent views of the Zirkle Mountains, it is designed for comfort and relaxation for families and larger groups.
Our region is host to numerous outdoor activities for your enjoyment, including fishing and other water activities, hiking and biking, horseback riding and pack trips, snow-shoeing, and downhill skiing.
All year long you can enjoy the refreshingly clean and clear air and countless stars like you may never have seen before. Late at night you can see the Milky Way in the wonderful dark sky. Summer is graced with Colorado's glorious wildflowers, and autumn plays host to all those spectacular aspens. The snow and evergreens make for a postcard perfect Christmas and Holiday season. There is no bad season here.
We have several good restaurants nearby if you don't feel like cooking or driving to Steamboat. Several of the local restaurants have live music on weekends. The Hahn's Peak Cafe and the Hahn's Peak Roadhouse have delicious food at reasonable prices...happy hours, too. To the south is the Glen Eden Tavern and the Clark Store, our 'everything store'...in addition to the usual convenience foodstuffs, they have a delicious deli and coffee shop, library, post office, liquor store, gift shop and wi-fi spot. There are also plenty of current magazines near the old wood burning stove...you can read while having a coffee and a snack.....watch for their home-made pies! In the summer, they have the ice-cream parlor on the outside deck....if you are early you can grab a Denver Post or the free local Steamboat Today newspaper.
Our kitchen is ready for you to cook YOUR favorite dishes, and is well stocked with utensils and heavy duty stainless steel pots and pans, and more. We are constantly updating everything....we love this home and want you to, also.
The deck and covered porch have plenty of chairs, a propane barbecue grill, and a couple of rustic tables for outdoor dining.
All you need to bring is your food and drinks and your clothes and toiletries.
The den can be closed off so that some guests can read or watch movies without disturbing others. In the summer, you can watch the 'hummingbird wars' on the front porch. We have numerous bird feeders and birdseed that attract other local birds. Our home library contains books about the history of our area, our wildflowers, birds, etc., in addition to plenty of other good reads.
The back door leads to a perfect 2 mile hike...a loop that takes you to another view of the Zirkels, and also of Sand Mountain, Elk Mountain and more. In the aspens, you can frequently spot the gorgeous Colorado State flower, the blue and white columbine amid the tall ferns and evergreens.
In the summer, we call Steamboat Lake our 'beach'...great place to take a picnic and go swimming. Hahn's Peak Lake and Pearl Lake are peaceful and beautiful, and with the right permit, you can go fishing, too. The Clark Store, Hahn's Peak Roadhouse and the Steamboat Lake Visitor's Center have the permit information and can sell you the permit needed.
Hahn's Peak Village is just 4 miles north on Routt Co. 129. In addition to good food, you can check out some of the original turn of the last century miner's cabins, the one room school, the old jail and more. Steamboat Lake is right across the road. For the adventurous, you can hike to the top of Hahn's Peak, 10,839 feet. It takes about 2 hours to climb up and about an hour to come down. An old Ranger station is on top of the peak, and the views are incredible. Always check the weather before starting a climb, weather can change in an instant. It can snow or hail any day of the year....I've seen both on the Fourth of July more than once....be prepared! A sweater or jacket is always a good idea, even in the summer.
A few more miles to the north is Columbine, Colorado and a wonderful old mining camp that is now available for year-round rentals. Right after Columbine, Routt Co. 129 turns into a 2 lane dirt road all the way to the Wyoming border. This
is only open in non-snow season.
The stars at night are so spectacular....if you haven't seen Colorado skies at night, you need to. In summer, you will see the Milky Way like never before, and if you are used to city skies, be prepared to be astounded by the beauty and clarity of our clear, dark and beautiful skies.
If you need help with special events, such as planning a reunion or a wedding, we can help you with finding an appropriate location and the details such as caterers, etc. to make your event memorable and enjoyable.
We hope you will consider our cabin YOUR cabin, and that you will return often.
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