Red Feather Lakes, CO Real Estate News

By Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
(United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado)
I’m so excited about my newest listing in Crystal Lakes.  This 2234 square foot custom log home is so inviting, you may never want to leave.The cabin is located high in the Northern Colorado mountains about 55 miles northwest of Fort Collins and is a great choice for buyers looking for a full time mountain home or weekend/summer get-a-way.  At an elevation of around 8400 feet, the nights are cool and the star gazing is pretty amazing, tooThe detached garage is huge with nearly 900 square feet of space to store your gear, vehicles and “toys”.    High ceilings grace the open floor plan, and a wall of windows invite the outside in.  There is a wood burning stove, forced air heat and automatic solar back-up power. All of the furniture is included with the exception of a few outdoor pieces. ...
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By Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
(United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado)
Lakefront Red Feather cabins and a Murder Mystery WriterLast year I had the pleasure of meeting C. L. Hutchins, who writes murder mysteries (he calls “cozies”).  A former client referred me to Mr. Hutchins, and we met at his cabin near Shagwa Lake. When Larry (CL Hutchins) gave me a copy of his latest book titled “Traded Affections”, I didn’t know if I had time to read it.  I’m not good at being a casual reader because once I start a book I don’t want to stop…”who cares about dinner or sleeping? I’m reading this book!”  It’s for that reason, I don’t read as much as I would like.My "problem" with reading doesn't compare to our old friend/housemate Charlie's.  He always had his nose in a book.  When our cabin in Gunnison caught fire from the old pot belly stove, and I’m am not kidding you...
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By Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
(United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado)
This home is  move in ready!The tree lined driveway will lead you to our newest listing – 759 Huron Rd. It’s a beautiful, custom riverfront home on North Fork of the Cache la Poudre River, high efficiency and low maintenance stucco/mossrock exterior and wrap around deck.The living room and kitchen have travertine  flooring with resistive coil in-floor heating. The Tulikivi soapstone fireplace, in the corner is surrounded by windows providing gorgeous views of the river valley and high mountains in the background. The solar gain in winter in unbelieveable! A metal stair railing leads you to the master suite loft, a beautifully curved half wall separates the loft from the living area with soaring cathedral ceiling.The lower level family room with bath, closet, sink/counter could be used a...
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By Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
(United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado)
Next weekend begins the time of year when almost every vehicle coming down 74E has a tree on top!  People have been cutting their own Christmas tree in the area for several years and for many, it's a family tradition!You can cut your own Christmas Tree December 2nd through the 10th, 2017 in Red Feather Lakes, CO.   Smokey Bear is at the tree cutting site on the weekends greeting visitors, so bring your camera and take a photo with Smokey!The Forest Service says chains or four-wheel drive are required to enter there. (today the road is totally dry- but that can change!)  Hand saws only- no chainsaws are permitted.Here’s the full skinny for the Canyon Lakes Ranger District Christmas Tree Sale: You can also cut a tree at Beaver Meadows Resort,  beside tree cutting they have a huge variety ...
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By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
I spent the day showing mountain properties, always one of my favorite things to do, and what was a grey, drizzly day down in town turned into a winter landscape as soon as we gained a bit of altitude - up to around 8700 feet - and the temperature went from the low 60's to the mid 30's. It got me excited to see some early signs of what's to come - my favorite season.
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By Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
(United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado)
All the privacy and solitude, or fun and recreation you crave awaits. This 2274 sq. ft. home sits on a corner lot, 3.04 mostly level acres, filled with ponderosa pine, douglas fir, and aspen in beautiful Crystal Lakes.The Crystal Lakes community is approximately 45 miles NW of Fort Collins, via Hwy 287 and County Roads 74E to 73C, and is a great choice for buyers looking for a peaceful mountain retreat or full time home.  At an elevation of about 8400 feet, it is cooler in summer and the HOA plows the roads in winter for year round access.The once cozy cabin doubled in size with the addition of a spacious family room, workshop, and 2 car garage.  There is one bedroom on the main level and 2 more upstairs, with forest and mountains views from every window. It has its own well and septic ...
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By Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
(United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado)
So, there I was in my own little world, taking outside photos of my new listing, when the neighbor said hello. We had briefly met before, but didn’t recognize each other, so reintroduced ourselves. She sells real estate too, and of course, we starting talking.  She invited me over to see her cabin (which, by the way, is adorable).  When I was leaving, she walked outside with me and said “quick get a picture”- and there, about 30 (?) feet away was a bobcat.  I had seconds- no time to focus, or zoom in, I raised the camera that was hanging around my neck and clicked the button before the cat disappeared on the other side of the shed.  I have never seen a bobcat before, and I wouldn’t have seen this one if it wasn’t for Noreen pointing him out!Thank you Noreen – and I hope we find a good n...
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By Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
(United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado)
Labor Day Weekend 2017 in and around  Red Feather Lakes:All weekend long, events are planned to support local Fire Departments, in Red Feather Lakes Village, Crystal Lakes and Glacier View Meadows. On the agenda for the Red Feather Fire Department's annual fund-raiser Fire Day:  Saturday September 2, 2017 9a.m. to 4p.m. are:CRAFT SALE PARADE:  The Fire Truck Parade – don’t worry, there isn’t a fire – but they sound the sirens occasionally as they ride through the VillageBARBEQUEAND THE ALL TIME FAVORITE:FIRE TRUCK RIDES Join in the fun and help support the Red Feather Lakes Volunteer Fire Department, events are in the POA Building, and in and around the Fire Barn on Firehouse Lane, in the Village. Fire Day Friends of the Library Book SaleThursday, Friday, Saturday 9:00-5:00 and Sunday 8...
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By Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
(United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado)
There’s a new business in Red Feather Lakes!End of the Trail ATV Rentals  Give my friends a call and find out how you can        “Enjoy the Freedom of Unguided Trail Adventures in the Roosevelt National Forest Area”. These super nice folks know the trails and love to ride. Their office is open Thursday through Sunday – you can call them seven days a week at (970) 573-1204or send them an email at endofthetrailatv@gmail.com They’re located right here in Red Feather Lakes, CO. and offer ATV/UTV, Dirt Bike Rentals, Full day rentals, Half Day Rentals and HelmetsCheck out their photos and more information at http://endofthetrailatv.com This sounds like a lots of fun and a great way to experience more of what Red Feather Lakes has to offer!  Enjoy your ride!____________________________________...
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By Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
(United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado)
The Fourth of July is celebrated on the first weekend in July in Red Feather Lakes, so the festivities for 2017 are on Saturday, July 1st and Sunday, July 2nd.This is always a fun time in the Village. So many people love the Fourth of July in Red Feather, it is by far the busiest weekend of the year!The 2017 Celebration offers a wonderful array of music, crafts, food and fun. Here's the weekend agenda:July 1st Saturday 2017Kids Fishing Contest 8:30 am–11:30 am @ Ramona Lake 9-4 Arts/ Crafts Fair @ POA, Youth Bldg, Fire Barn & Parking Lot Band 10-1 in Parking Lot during Arts/Craft Fair 11 am Brisket BBQ @ POA Building Patio Parade 1 pm – Ramona Drive through Main Street Memorial Park ~2 pm – Reading of Names on Monument 5:30pm BBQ & Band at POA Parking Lot – Donations for Fireworks Firew...
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By Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
(United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado)
You are invited to attend the FOX ACRES COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSES - SATURDAYS, June 24, July 22, August 5 and September 9  ( 2017)  As soon as you drive through the security gate, you will know Fox Acres, in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado is a special place. The meticulously manicured 18 hole championship golf course, 15 mountain lakes, large rock outcroppings, fresh air, the sweet smell of  pine forests and views of snowcapped mountains will welcome you home to this scenic mountain retreat. You can tour any of the available homes, and/or view the available building sites,from Noon until 3:00. Presently, there only 2 condo units available: ($214,000 & $280,000) 8 Single homes ($354,900 to $1,199,900.) 11 properties have sold so far this year, (5 condos/townhomes, and 3 detached homes, and 3 bu...
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By Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
(United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado)
The Mountain Meadows Golf Course, is a 9 hole sand green golf course in the High Country Estates Community in Red Feather Lakes, CO.Beautiful vista views of the Mummy Range and the Bald Mountains can be seen from this course.                                             !!but first, let me tell you about my newest listing that backs up to the Golf Course:This 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch style home has been completely updated        .it has new carpet and paint throughout, warm southern exposure and open views from the back deck as far as the eye can see...It’s a short walk to West Lake and a grocery store, with easy access to the County paved road. There are many other features, you'll have to see for yourself!   If you have been looking for a very comfortable and beautiful home in Northern ...
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By Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
(United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado)
After you drive through the security gate, you will know Fox Acres, in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado is a special place. The meticulously manicured 18 hole championship golf course, 15 mountain lakes, large rock outcroppings, fresh air, the sweet smell of  pine forests and views of snowcapped mountains will welcome you home to this scenic mountain retreat.You are invited to attend the FOX ACRES COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSES - SUNDAY, June 26, July 17, August 7 and September 11  ( 2016)   A Special Presentation regarding the Community Services and the Golf Club begins at 11:00, in the Club House.  The Golf Club membership is not required to live in Fox Acres, however membership includes access to several amenities, like the golf course, lakes, clubhouse and more - so, call ahead to reserve your sp...
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By Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
(United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado)
The Greening Holiday Craft Fair, sponsored by the Red Feather Lakes Historical Society, will' be held on December 5th and 6th, 2015 in the Chapel in the Pines Fellowship Hall.at 23947 County Rd. 74ESaturday Dec. 5,  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Sunday Dec. 6,  10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Hall is a huge building and will be packed full of vendors, both upstairs and downstairs.You can find gifts, pottery, jewelry, wreaths, soaps, photography, paintings, leather crafts, cutlery, metal & wood art, knit & crochet items and sooooooooooooooooooooo much more!  Did I mention candles?  Usually there are candles there too.Plus a bake sale!Plus lunch!  last  year, there was elk chili,  drinks and dessert! Saturday Dec. 5:  Santa will be in the library from 12:00 to 2:00p.m., and the kids can make holiday ...
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By Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
(United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado)
"Hide and Seek" with a MooseFirst of all, I would never get out of the car and "seek"  a moose- they can be canterkerous and are best  left alone.  This time of year the cows might have calves and they are especially dangerous when protecting their young.Yesterday, I was driving down Pipsissewa, in the Village of Red Feather and spotted a huge bull moose!It was raining, but I had to stop and try to get a photo.Then he moved behind a small tree....trying to hide?"I can still see you!"....He knew I was there, I just wanted to see those beautiful antlers!  Come on Moose- "come out, come out wherever you are" He moved further into the trees. It was a busy day, I had several things left to do- and really no time to spend waiting for Mr. Moose to give me a break....and thenFinally! I see the ...
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By Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
(United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado)
It doesn't seem that long ago, that I posted a teaser about The Village Emporium, a new business in Red Feather Lakes, CO...the doors opened in April 2015, the flowers out front are in full bloom and the business is blooming too!  As promised, here is the update:The Village Emporium is a beautiful store filled with many different things to delight all senses!You can find an entire line of vitamins and natural supplements,Jewelry and Art,Natural Dog Treats and food,Books on Health and Well Being,Wooden boxes, Candle sticks and Cutting boards,Clothing, Coffee, Spices, (I loved the "Poudre River in Fall" artisan roasted coffee with Vanilla, Caramel & Kahlua flavor!)Essentials Oils, Lotions, Salt lamps, Soaps, and much much more  Did I mention snacks? There's trail mix, dried fruit, seeds &...
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By Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
(United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado)
Fox Acres is a beautiful and peaceful gated community in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado:After you drive through the security gate, you  will know Fox Acres is a special place. The meticulously manicured 18 hole championship golf course, 15 mountain lakes, large rock outcroppings, fresh air, the sweet smell of  pine forests and views of snowcapped mountains will welcome you home to this scenic mountain retreat.You can find large custom homes, and townhomes/condominiums for sale in Fox Acres.  Presently there are 21 homes for sale in Fox Acres ranging from $179,000 -1706 sq. foot townhome to $1,185,000 – 2888 s ft. custom ranch style log home. Association Dues include 24/7 Security at the gate, road maintenance/plowing, trash, water & sewer  in addition Condo fees include insurance, propane,...
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By Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
(United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado)
  I'm so excited about The Village Emporium, a new business“Coming Soon” to Red Feather. In "downtown" Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, on Main Street,  is a little building between the Post office and the Trading Post, formerly known as the Village Antiques. The owner is retiring after many years of operating Village Antiques.  She said that someone used to jokingly refer to the store as the “Never Open”- (which is particularly funny to locals who know about the “Ever Open Café” in nearby Fort Collins); but the store’s limited hours brought excitement when the door was open and inventory was always changing hands. The historic building was the original Red Feather Post Office, and the old Post Office sign is still onsite, stored there in the rafters.     It’s sad to say goodbye to people w...
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By Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
(United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado)
The Crystal Lakes real estate market is doing quite well! 2014 brought new neighbors to 44 homes in Crystal Lakes. That's 10 more home sales than in 2013, or an increase of 29%. The Median and average prices for 2014 are up: Median 2014: $222, 500 - 2013: $175,000 Average 2014: $228,712- 2013: $186,348 Average days on market are down. Listings in 2014 sold for an average of 96% of list price Presently, there are 37 homes on the market, with 3 other under contract. Absorbtion rate= 10.09 indicating it's still a buyers market, but in this mostly recreational/second home market it doesn't feel that way!   Inventory is low and we need more listings! When you are ready to sell- please give me a call! Information take from MLS, other sales or available properties not listed in the MLS are not...
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By Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
(United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado)
 Christmas Tree Cutting in Red Feather Lakes and the Greening of Red Feather 2014   This is a great time of year in Red Feather.  The Greening kicks off the Holiday shopping season with a craft fair and bake sale. You can purchase one of a kind Christmas gifts and decorations:, plus cutlery, pottery, jewelry, wreaths, soaps, photography, paintings, leather crafts, metal & wood art, knit & crochet items and so much more!  The Craft Fair will be in the Fellowship Hall at Chapel in the Pines December 6 & 7, 2014   Saturday 9:00- 4:00 and Sunday 10:00 – 3:00 Lunch provided by Red Feather Elementary- Elk Chili & Drinks    Library events : Saturday 10:00 – 5:00- December 6, 2014 Children’s Craft Table 12:00- 5:00 SANTA 12:00- 2:00    You can cut your own Christmas Tree at Beaver Meadows Resor...
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