Nestled in Colorado's scenic Pike National Forest just 27 miles south of Breckenridge and six miles west of Fairplay, Rod's Roost Vacation Home offers a serene setting at 10,500 feet elevation, complete with two converging streams. With 2,900 square feet of living space, four sleeping areas and a beautiful country kitchen, Rod's Roost can comfortably accommodate 6 to 8 people and is ideal for families. New construction (completed in the spring of 1999) and new furnishings throughout the home provide all the amenities for a carefree vacation.
Inside the Roost
Four decks on 2 sides of the home overlook the streams which roar in the background throughout most of the year. The master bedroom on the third floor features a new queen-size bed, gas fireplace, its own private bath with shower and jacuzzi tub, walk-in closet, and a large deck from which you can almost reach out and touch the adjacent evergreen trees. At night, the view from the master bedroom deck is magnificent, as the sky seems to come alive with millions of twinkling stars.
The first-floor bedrooms have new queen-size beds with down comforters in addition to an extra queen-size sofa for a fourth couple and a beautiful bathroom with tub and shower. Nothing has been overlooked for guests' convenience while enjoying Rod's Roost.
The laundry room, complete with washer/dryer, is another example of the details that the owners took into consideration when planning this luxurious vacation home.
Meal preparation is simplified by the amenities offered at Rod's Roost. Guests are welcome to use the propane barbecue grill on the deck near the fully equipped kitchen. Such "extras" as the microwave oven, coffee maker, dishwasher, beautiful counters, tile floors, and complete wet bar all contribute to guests' vacation enjoyment.
The dining area seats 6-8 people comfortably.
The corner wood fireplace, complete with firewood, is available for guests' use, as is the satellite TV, VCR, CD player, pool table and player piano, in the great room which is tastefully decorated with new furniture. Decorations throughout the home, including numerous wildlife paintings, present an attractive ambiance for guests' pleasure.
The large family area at mid-level provides a cozy atmosphere in which guests may unwind after a day of activity, whether it be skiing, hiking, biking or sightseeing.
Have Fun While Staying At Rod's Roost
- Art Galleries (in Fairplay, Breckenridge and Frisco)
- Burro Days - annual pack-burro race and festival held every July
- Bird Watching - many varities including eagles
- Dining - great restaurants in nearby Breckenridge
- Geological Exploration - major mining district with ore and minerals including gold and silver
- Gold Panning
- Historical Exploration - numerous old mining towns as well as old mine remains
- South Park City Museum - complete reproduction of old mining towns using actual buildings
- Horse-Back Riding - public stables and boarding stables
- Hot Springs - therapeutic bathing at Mt. Princeton (approx. 50 miles away)
- Ice Climbing
- Ice Skating
- Moto-Cross Biking
- Motor-Cycling - several rallies held in Fairplay throughout the year, including The Harley Ladies Run
- Mountain Bicycling
- Mountain Climbing - several 14,000 ft. mountains in area
- Nature Walks
- Rock Hunting in the Rocky Mountains
- Shopping - antiques and outlet mall
- Sight-Seeing in one of the most beautiful parts of the country
- Alpine skiing - available only 21 miles away in Breckenridge, which offers four mountains with over 136 trails
- Cross-Country Skiing - back country and Nordoc ski trails
- Snow Boarding
- Snowshoeing - just out the back door of Rod's Roost
- Trout Fishing
- Water Sports - canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting
- Wildlife Observation - bear, elk, deer, fox, mountain lion, beaver, raccoon, antelope, mountain sheep, coyote, porcupine and others
In addition to miles of terrain for sports, the Frisco Nordic Center in Fairplay is only 6 miles away and offers groomed trails as well as rental equipment.
In the summer, the mountains afford a natural beauty, unspoiled by civilization, for hiking, fishing, biking or exploring by four-wheel jeep.
One can often discover ruins of a log cabin, mine or even small ghost town remnants upstream from the house.