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Article Appearing in "Resort Trends"

On Jul 20, 2006, Vicky Nash, Resort Trends wrote:


Sunshine Ridge Guest House Is A New Option for Visitors to Roaring Fork Valley


July 20, 2006 - Glenwood Springs, CO...When Maryland residents Andrew and Shirl Niemeyer visited Glenwood Springs last year, they were completely enamored with this mountain mecca and decided to look for a property of their own. After spending only 45 minutes in a secluded log home for sale along Four Mile Road, 10 miles south of Glenwood Springs, they purchased it on the spot. They transformed this rustic mountain retreat into a guest house that is now available for rent to vacationers coming to the Glenwood Springs-Aspen area.

"It was challenging to oversee such an extensive remodel when we live 1800 miles away.", says homeowner Andy Niemeyer. "We were so lucky to find fabulous caretakers locally who managed the entire project."

Featured in Log Home Design Ideas magazine, this luxurious getaway sits high above Four Mile Canyon on 40-acres overlooking expansive meadows and the Elk Mountain Range within the White River National Forest. The property is actually part of a conservation easement protected by the Aspen Valley Land Trust. The 5,800 square foot wilderness house boasts 6-bedrooms and 4-1/2 baths, large enough to accommodate up to 16 people comfortably. A gourmet kitchen is equipped with a six burner Viking stove, oversized Subzero refrigerator, granite countertops, and Spanish tile floors. The artfully decorated open area surrounding the kitchen features cherry flooring, rustic furniture, and a massive 23-foot fireplace. Two newly remodeled master suites offer privacy and seclusion. Guests can play games or watch movies on the big screen television in the centralized recreation room downstairs complete with a kitchenette. A unique wine cave houses bottles in refurbished antique hardware bins. The house has all the modern conveniences including wireless broadband and high-speed cable internet access.

Outside, the large wrap-around deck, accessed from the sunken living room and several bedrooms, overlooks the mountainous landscape. To enjoy dining al fresco, there is a huge outdoor courtyard patio with a colorful adobe wall adjacent to the kitchen. Lush landscaping and wildflowers surround the entire home. Covered, garage parking can easily hold up to four vehicles and offers plenty of storage for gear and equipment.

Recreational activities abound nearby including the world's largest hot springs pool, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, whitewater rafting, fly fishing, hiking, biking, golfing, shopping and dining. Sunlight Mountain Resort ski area is only 10 minutes away, as well as, world-class skiing at four Aspen mountains, 40 miles away and Vail is a 50 mile drive.

Sunshine Ridge Guest House  Four Mile Rd.   Glenwood Springs, CO.
Reservations & Billing Phone: 303-997-6620     Fax: 303 997 6621
Email us: sunshineridgeco@gmail.com
Billing Address: 2242 16th Street, Boulder, CO 80302