The Homestead is an authentic old log cabin built in 1950 with materials from the site. The foundation is rocks from Fall River which runs just a few yards away. The walls are logs from trees cut on the site and cleared for the Hidden Valley Ski Area in Rocky Mountain National Park. Homestead is located at 1850 Fall River Road, 1/3 mile upriver from the main lodge entrance. Evergreen A and B are also there, and the three make a nice spot for a small family reunion.
There are three levels: a main level, a second story under the eaves and a walk-out basement, a total of 1704 square feet. Sleeps 10. Most interior walls are log splits from the logs that form the exterior walls. Lots of logs! Living room, dining area, equipped kitchen with breakfast nook, family room, three bedrooms, 2 baths, cable TV, WiFi internet access, telephone, basement with washer, dryer, extra refrigerator/freezeer, deck, patio, big green grass yard and access to the river.
The main level has a living/dining room, a kitchen/breakfast room, small bedroom with queen bed and full bath. the living/dining room, bedroom and hallway are carpeted. Kitchen and bath areas have vinyl flooring. There are four doors into this main level: a patio door enters the living room from the east parking area, another enters the living area from the north lawn, a kitchen door from the parking area, and one from the south deck into the breakfast room.
The living room has a wood-burning stone fireplace, log walls, three big windows, TV, VCR/DVD player and two exterior doors. There are three recliners, a loveseat, two pine chairs, a game table and ceiling fan. A large table in the dining area seats 8.
The newly-remodeled kitchen includes a double-door refrigerator-freezer, dishwasher, sink with instant hot water and full-sized gas stove / oven. Dishes, pots and tableware are provided. A charcoal barbecue and picnic table for eight are on the patio right outside the kitchen door. The breakfast area, with windows facing east and south, includes a round table with seating for 4-6 people.
Carpeted stairs from the main level hall lead to the second story family room. It has windows to the south, TV, VCP/DVD player, 2 loveseats and a single bed with a trundle bed. All floors on this level are carpeted except for the vinyl-floored bathroom.
The bedroom on the north end is big enough to easily handle a king bed, queen bed and a gas-log stove. It has a door into the bathroom, windows on the east and west and skylights in the ceiling.
The small bedroom on the southwest corner has a pair of twin beds, a door into the bathroom and a window to the south.
The gable ceilings are low on the outside edges of these rooms since they extend under the eaves. People sleeping on the second level will find themselves ducking into bed; also, the small bathroom is a challenge to large, tall persons. It's all a part of this being a truly historic log cabin!
The basement has a second refrigerator/freezer, washer and dryer, game table and chairs.