Make Your Own Memories in this Red Feather Lakes Cabin at 51 Apache Trail, Red Feather Lakes, CO.

Real Estate Agent with United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Red Feather Lakes cabins create lasting and wonderful memories.

A few months ago I had the pleasure of helping a Red Feather Cabin find its way back into the family that originally built it.

What I like so much about this sale was that the buyer's lovely wife spent many good times up at this cabin when she was a child.  

She knew and loved the people that built it. 

This well built, beautiful cabin held many cherished memories and it was important to her to bring it back into the family.

It's said that going to Red Feather Lakes is like taking a step back in time and for this lucky buyer, it really was. The old wood cook stove was still there as well as the turquoise 1950's frig (which for some reason reminded me of a Cadillac.)

Often, family cabins get sold but the memories leave a lasting impression on the heart. Recollections of the fun and good times spent in them rarely fade away. 

Several years ago, we drove around the area with our son-in-law looking for THE cabin that held his own fond childhood memories, of fishing and playing in the woods.



There are a lot of memories in these old cabins - Here is an opportunity to begin making memories of your own

This historic cabin, located at 51 Apache Trail is very close to Apache Lake.  Fishing Membership is available and provides excellent fishing in all 8 private lakes in the Village. This sturdy cabin was built in 1928 and needs some cosmetic updating for your weekend get-a-way.

You can make it your own for only $79,900

716 Square feet, 2 bedrooms, no indoor bathroom (privy) You could drill a well, too.

Call me today for your personal showing  1-800-531-2195

MLS# 649933 listing Agent: Terri Donnelly, United Country Ponderosa Realty


Start creating your own special Red Feather Lakes memories today.


Mary Douglas, your Mountain Broker-Associate and REALTOR®

United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, CO


"A Day in the Mountains will always soothe your city soul"

I specialize in the Red Feather Lakes area, Crystal Lakes and Glacier View Meadows Subdivisions, if you are interested in buying or selling your mountain home, please give me a call, I'm here to help you.

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Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Oh, if only those walls could talk. I'll bet they have lots to say. Good luck on the sale of this memory laden home Mary.

Mar 19, 2011 12:03 PM #7
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Hi Mary!  You have captured the love and attention that make a dwelling a home for families and how great to have the opportunity to start these memories for another family in the RFL area!

(At what price range do you give up the biffy and get indoor plumbing?)   ^_~

Mar 19, 2011 01:40 PM #8
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Mary,

Craig is right..if only those walls could talk! I too like the Red Cross button you have on your site..very cool!

Mar 19, 2011 01:48 PM #9
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Mary-Who says you can't go home again. This cabin says otherwise. I love your creativity my friend. Love the pic too. Have a great Sunday.

Mar 19, 2011 02:15 PM #10
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Mary - what a great story of coming home again.  Thank you for sharing and helping someone with some great memory.  I'm sure they're looking forward to creating new ones.

Mar 19, 2011 04:05 PM #11
Vickie Slade
Colorado Landmark, Realtors - Boulder, CO
Service You Can Trust ~ Someone You Can Depend On

Mary, I can only imagine the amazing memories these families have in their cabins.  Time with family, time recreating, time relaxing and making memories together.

Mar 19, 2011 04:48 PM #12
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Mary and you have Vegas Bob sold on your wonderful words from your "Neck of the Woods" and your post has been featured at one of my favorite groups ...




Vegas Bob ;o)

Mar 19, 2011 05:39 PM #13
Ann Hayden
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri - Chesterfield, MO


I would need a bathroom......but it sounds lovely.

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

Mar 20, 2011 02:14 AM #14
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

How fun is that--selling a cabin back to those who lived in it way back when.

Mar 20, 2011 02:56 AM #15
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

I'm back because I cannot stop thinking about no indoor bathroom. I'm with Ann on this one.

Mar 20, 2011 02:56 AM #16
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Gordon, I agree.  Sometimes it's the simple things that bring the most joy into our lives.


Hi Craig, I would love to hear those walls talk about what Red Feather was like in 1928!  That would be interesting.


Hi Bruce, you want indoor plumbing? It depends, on the size, location and condition but I would say on average that might cost you $125K- $140K for a cabin in the Village.  This is like camping with a roof :-)


Thanks Dorie, That Red Cross button reminds me daily to give thanks for all that I have and to give to those who have lost so much.


Hi Sharon, I hope you have a great Sunday, too.  Facilitating "the return of that cabin" to it's original family made that one of the best closings I've ever had - I was so happy for them!


Mar 20, 2011 03:08 AM #17
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Juli, you're right - a whole new generation and a bunch of new memories will be created in that cabin.  Which, by the way did have water and indoor plumbing that had been added by the interim (non family) owners :-)


Hi Vickie, you got it. All lot of these cabins aren't full time homes they are just for fun, relaxing, recreating and spending time together--that's what ties those heartstrings so tight around them.


Thank you Vegas Bob -the sentiment that is felt for these cabins is truly a matter of the heart.


Hi Ann, HAHA!  a buyer can add one or they could simply think of it as camping with a roof...I would like a bathroom too if it was a full time home. :-)


Hi Melissa, I'm laughing as I type this because it's hard to imagine life before indoor plumbing and electricity isn't it?  This little cabin at least has electricity :-) I imagine the new buyer will want to add a water source and perhaps indoor facilities at some point in time.

Mar 20, 2011 03:35 AM #18
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Mary, what a great cabin to escape the busy City and to relax!     Hope you are able to get this one sold quickly!    It has great history!

Mar 20, 2011 04:14 AM #19
Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate

Not a bad price for a cabin in the mountains.  This would be a great place to get away from all the hustle and bustle.  I also like to drive by home where I have lived and think of the good memories.

Mar 21, 2011 11:58 AM #20
Kristi DeFazio
RE/MAX Advantage - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Rea lEstate 719-459-5468

Mary- You should be able to sell this one quickly. It is so adorable and quaint!

Mar 21, 2011 04:07 PM #21
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

Hi Mary!  Love the story, love the cabin, and I would love to have that turquoise fridge.  Very neat!

Have a great day!

Mar 22, 2011 01:24 AM #22
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I can see the correlation between an older Cadillac and a refrigerator, absolutely. But I don't see myself tiptoeing through the snow to an outhouse. This is an adorable cabin, though.

Mar 22, 2011 04:15 AM #23
Joetta Fort
The DiGiorgio Group - Arvada, CO
Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder

I WANT to buy a cabin in Red Feather Lakes ... maybe some day!

Mar 22, 2011 09:10 AM #24
Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Mary, Wow, what an incredible treat for you- to be able to help this family back into the woman's childhood home. That must be such a wonderful feeling for you!  Great job and so lucky you were able to make it happen!  These people are lucky to have you!

Mar 22, 2011 11:06 AM #25
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Thanks Joan, these little rustic cabins usually sell quickly. Much better than camping for some and not a huge investment.


Hi Shirley, I like to do that too! A lot of memories are stored in those homes where we grew up, also.  You're right, this isn't a bad price at all, thanks Shirley!


Thanks Kristi,  I think it will be on a lot of showing lists!


Thanks Ann, that turquoise fridge is a classic - it was pretty cool, I have to admit!


Ah come on Elizabeth, where's that old Colorado pioneer spirit! LOL Thank you for the laugh today.


Joetta, I hope you will!  Thanks for stopping by, when you have your cabin, we will sit outside with some cold beverages and say..."AH.........."


Sandy, it was so fun to know that that particular cabin was "going home"- it made that closing especially sweet!  Thank you Sandy.

Mar 24, 2011 05:31 AM #26
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