Sunday, February 5, 2012

Cabin Fever


"A cabin with plenty of food is better than a hungry castle." -- Irish Saying
We just arrived home from what is quickly becoming our after-church-on-Sunday tradition: a drive to Allenspark and brunch at the charming Meadow Mountain Cafe. I've written here in the past about the cafe, and I've got some interior shots I'll post sometime, but today I want to show you the Allenspark cabins I photographed after we ate.  I guess you won't be surprised if I tell you I love cabins, since I live in one. 


(Disclaimer: No cabins were harmed in the shooting of this photo blog. I never, ever step on private property -- shoot from the street only unless I have permission. If you're home is photographed here and you want it removed, please let me know. I respect your privacy.)

Love the snowshoes flanking the cabin door and the snow-covered welcome sign.


Don't let all the snow fool you. It was a beautiful day today. Lots of sunshine, which made the temperature very nice. In many spots the snow was already melting.
Weathered logs, red trim. Delightful.
I literally had to stretch to get this shot. The cabin is almost hidden behind the snow and pines.

Allenspark's elevation is 8,520 feet (about 1,000 feet higher than our homestead). 


A cabin with outbuildings is a rare treat.
Oh those old rustic logs!
This has a Hansel & Gretel feel, don't you think?
Those little specks you see in the photo are snow falling from the trees.
What is under all that white stuff?

Beautiful setting for a cabin.
Look at that blue sky. This is one of the reasons I love Colorado. 300+ sunny days a year.

These are all older, small cabins like ours. Which is what I prefer. But for those of you who like new victorian style homes, this one's for you. It's for sale. $395,000 and it's yours.
Click here for the virtual tour.

Hope you had fun tasting my cabin eye candy today. Have a great week.


Nancy
Thank you for visiting.  Today I'm joining these Memes:

Scenic Sunday








Smiling Sally

34 comments:

  1. Great cabin and snow photos, must be a wonderful way of life.

    Thanks for introducing yourself and I look forward to seeing many more of your posts.

    Blessings, Jan

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    1. I'm so glad you came over for a visit, Jan. I love your blog.

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  2. loving the snow and cabin photos. Visiting from another blog where you commented. I do photography as well on my blog.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Becky. God bless.

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  3. Oh, how beautiful, Nancy! Love the different styles and look of these cabins -- the new snow just sets them off perfectly!

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Your Sunday Best. Please feel welcome to join in again. :)

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    1. Thank you, Nancy. I plan to keep joining you whenever I can. Blessings.

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  4. Wow Nancy, that place looks so peaceful, it should be on the front of a Christmas card for all to see. A beautiful series of images.

    Shaun

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    1. Morning Shaun and thank you. Nice to hear from you. Have a great week.

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  5. Love your blue sky! Those cabins are so nice to see.

    Happy Blue Monday, Nancy.

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    1. Thanks, Sally. Happy you are hosting Blue Monday.

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  6. these are gorgeous cabins...i can imagine the warmth inside and the fragrance of burning wood. beautiful photos.

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    1. Thanks for your nice comment. The church you photographed is very interesting.

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  7. Beautiful cabins and your photos, too.

    Regards and best wishes

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  8. Truly gorgeous photos! Everything looks so crisp and clean! Happy Blue Monday!

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    1. Thanks, Diann, for the kind comment.

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  9. Absolutely beautiful scenery. All the cabins are nice and snowey. I do not care to live where it is that much snow.

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    1. I know, there are always trade-offs wherever we live. Thanks for stopping by. God bless.

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  10. Hi!
    I'm visiting from Saturday Sareenity.

    Wow, I'm amazed. The place where you live is so beautiful! I love nature, and this feels like the right place to live, with nature and snow (here in Catalonia - Spain we don't get much of that) all around.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. Sometimes a place without snow sounds inviting to me, but always I love the mountains.

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    1. Thanks. You have some neat shots on your travel blog.

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  12. Beautiful scenery, quaint log cabins. These are beautiful pictures. :-)

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    1. Thanks for visiting and for the nice comments.

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  13. Beautiful Cabin..Love all your photos.

    Visiting for Blue Monday! Hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.mommys4seasonsjourney.com/2012/02/family-dinner-at-buffet-restaurant.html

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    1. Thank you for the kind comments and for taking the time to stop by.

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  14. Wow your cabin photo's are wonderful. All that snow though makes me happy that we don't have any here right now.

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    1. Thank you, Ida. Your granddaughter is so cute. Love that branch photo.

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  15. beautiful views and cabin too :-) Visiting from Blue Monday, hope that you can return the visit too.

    http://www.adventurousjessy.com/2012/02/my-9th-birthday-celebration.html

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  16. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Your son is cute.

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