We invite you to step back into the history of Dillon, CO. This family vacation home is our transformed mountain retreat, which we purchased from the State of Colorado in 1964. The original structure was a tractor and horse barn for the Ranger Station in the old town of Dillon. It was located where the Lake was to be built; thus, the family purchased and moved it to its current location in 1964. We converted the structure into a beautiful mountain home that comfortably sleep 13 people. Its history is quite remarkable and our home is listed as one of the historical buildings of Dillon CO.
You will be greeted with the original wood that covers all the 1st floor interior, along with many of the “barn features” as we have attempted to maintain some of its original construction. The spacious kitchen was converted from the two horse stalls. The family room was the garage for the Rangers' large tractors. The main floor bathroom was the tack room, and you will note the grain drop in the hallway. Up the original staircase to the second floor we raised the roof for comfort sake and put in the 2nd bathroom. The original wood was used for the wainscoting with dry wall above to accent the wood. Note the original wood flooring upstairs.
After this remarkable remodel and upgrades, the family endearingly nicknamed our mountain home “the Barn”. Our home offers a cozy setting all four seasons. Most of all, its location is easily accessible to all the year-round Summit County offerings. Close skiing includes Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge and Copper Mountain. You can walk to Lake Dillon Reservoir, enjoy boating or simply enjoy the spectacular view. There are easy to challenging hiking trails throughout the magnificent Rocky Mountains. Also, you are within close access to great restaurants in Dillon and surrounding towns. Be sure to try Arapahoe Café in Dillon.