Mountain Retreat at Rhyolite is located in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado a short distance from the historic town of Cripple Creek. This 16.78 acre property features a lovely cabin, barn, quaint greenhouse and private lake that is habitat for native brook trout. The cabin, surrounded by ample aspen and pine, was built in 1980 with logs hauled from nearby Copper Mountain. The builder used beams, doors, and architectural details from the mines, homes and businesses that had been demolished within the Cripple Creek mining district. The logs in some areas of the home were set vertically, and the beautiful stained-glass windows, built in pantry, tin ceiling, large support beams, and claw foot tub add historical character to this home. Through the entry sun room which can be used as a winter garden, the spacious kitchen welcomes you with a beautiful stained-glass window, ample cabinet space and a built-in pantry. The dining room boasts a beamed ceiling and walk out to outdoor eating space on the huge wrap around deck with views of the west side of Pikes Peak, Rhyolite Mountain and northern mountain ranges. An efficient wood stove and river rock accent the living room where vaulted and beamed ceilings add architectural interest. The living room also walks out to the wrap around deck. Enjoy maintenance free decking and a hot tub, where you can relax and marvel at how many stars you can see on a Colorado mountain night. Built in shelves and closet space define the office. Upstairs you will find two spacious bedrooms a half bath and a cozy loft nook with skylights that bring the light in. Efficient radiant floor heat in the basement warm the space through the winter months. The sauna in the alcove closet stays with the house. The five-piece bath features slate tile, a luxurious jetted tub and walk in shower. Outdoors you will find a large two-car garage, an adorable greenhouse and a barn with electricity, water, tack room, milk rack and plenty of space for critters. There is an ice rink for added winter fun. Fed by Barnard Creek, the lake is about an acre in size with a windmill powered aeration system that keeps the water from freezing solid in the winter so the trout can survive and grow. The lake has a Lifetime Private Lake License issued by the State of Colorado. Take a canoe out on the water to relax or fish. The property not only directly adjoins a large portion of Blm, which continues north toward the Dome Rock State Wildlife Area and Mueller State Park, but is near access points to endless BLM and National Forest areas. Many wildlife species call this area home including elk, mule deer, big horn sheep, turkey, bear, mountain lion, and several smaller species. The Pikes Peak Region of Colorado offers plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities including, hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, boating, rock climbing and more. Shopping, theater, dining, hotels and museums can be found at several towns in the area, including Cripple Creek, Woodland Park and Florissant with the larger city of Colorado Springs, which hosts a nice airport, being an hour away. World class skiing is a one-two hour drive. This is a slice of mountain paradise, don't let this one pass you by. Please contact Kara Hedrick to set up a showing.