If you’re planning a family ski vacation in the beautiful town of Telluride, look no further than this off-the-beaten-path cabin. Built at an elevation of more than 11,000 feet, the cabin has become known as “The Observatory” because of its soaring location and gorgeous view. A group of hippies built the house in the 1970s, using locally quarried stone, concrete, and timber and constructing the interior with beautiful cedar and Douglas fir woods. With two bedrooms and a loft bunkie, the cabin can sleep up to 10 people, which means it’s great for big family get-togethers. Over the years, the cabin has been renovated—hello modern kitchen and sleek bathroom!—but the rustic charm remains. The stained glass windows, custom hand-forged ironwork, and gorgeous stone fireplace are all charming reminders of this cabin’s decades-old history. Best yet, the Telluride Ski Resort is just a short snowmobile ride away.
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