Would you like to get away to the mountains? Victor-Aspen Lake House is a stunning custom built Colorado home at 9,100’ elevation on 40 peaceful acres. Surrounded by aspen trees overlooking beautiful Skaguay Reservoir, it is located 12 miles from Cripple Creek, approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from northwestern Colorado Springs. Walking distance from the house, Skaguay Reservoir is a great trout fishing lake and excellent for canoeing or small boats. Victor-Aspen Lake House is the perfect place to relax or if you prefer there are a multitude of activities in the area from scenic byways such as Phantom Canyon Road (old tram railroad for gold miners), Shelf Road (old stagecoach route), Gold Camp Road and High Park Road. There is area hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, white water rafting, gold mine tours, golf, Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Mueller State Park, Pikes Peak and Pikes Peak Cog Railroad, Cave of the Winds and much more. Convenient shopping in Woodland Park, Colorado is approximately 30 miles away and quaint gold mining towns of Victor and Cripple Creek are near to explore.
Built in 2002 the house has recently been updated with custom features. There are 5 bedrooms including 2 master bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a large gourmet kitchen, spacious living room with a fireplace for family gatherings, flat screen TV and blue ray DVD player with IPod docking station and surround sound speakers and an oversized laundry room with washer and dryer. Many windows throughout the house and an eight to ten foot wide wrap-around porch provide for the enjoyment of total privacy, tranquility and phenomenal views of the mountains and lake.
Just walking distance from the house is one of the prettiest valleys you will ever see. Tucked in the valley with mountains on either side covered with aspen and blue spruce, Beaver Creek flows through this area for a 12 mile journey all within the Beaver Creek State Wildlife Area. There are lush green meadows on either side of the bank and the hiking is relatively flat for the first mile and half to two miles before the stream drops off into the canyon area. The views are breath taking. The stream abounds with small to medium rainbows and cutthroats, with a few brookies thrown in. This is a great place for non-winter fishing where these wild trout are very eager to fight over a dry fly. Take your lunch, and your camera or binoculars, since this is also a terrific spot for animal and bird watching.