House of the Day: Colorado Ranch Living, Horses Not Included

Let's face it: Everyone wants to live in the great outdoors, but nobody really wants to live in the great outdoors. For those nature-lovers among you that yearn to be one with the land without forfeiting your creature comforts, this could be the perfect house for you.

The $7.5 million Moonshadow Ranch in Steamboat Springs, Colo., is nestled 7,000 feet in the mountains and surrounded by a million and a half acres of national forest and wilderness areas. Just eight miles away from one of Colorado's most popular ski resorts, Moonshadow Ranch receives some of the best powdered snow in the region each winter -- which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own couch thanks to floor-to-ceiling Sierra Pacific, double-pane windows framing the 7,956-square-foot main residence.

The "mountain-modern" main residence also boasts classic old-world detailing, timber frame construction and accents, charming antique fixtures and three fully-functioning fireplaces.

If that's not enough country living for you, the 39-acre Moonshadow Ranch also offers a six-stall barn, five fenced pastures complete with loafing sheds, and an outdoor riding arena with round pen. All you're missing is the horses.

Ron Morris at Ranch Marketing Associates has the listing.

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