Mini resort ideal for gatherings |

Mini resort ideal for gatherings

Tamera Manzanares

Steamboat Springs is an ideal destination for family reunions and corporate retreats, but few suitable rental properties are available for such uses.

So in 1999, Jim Funk, who has been in the property management business for about 15 years, set to work building a home specifically designed for large gatherings of people.

The result was Mountainview Home/Lodge, an 8,000-square-foot mini-resort that has large, open spaces, multiple entertainment features, as well as soundproof walls and other details providing privacy and security.

“It’s pretty well-thought-out,” said Funk, who is offering the fully furnished property for sale. “I spent a lot of time on it.”

The three-story home sits on a 1-acre lot on Montview Lane off Steamboat Boulevard. The main level opens into a spacious kitchen and dining room set against picture windows that frame Mount Werner, just a half-mile away.

The kitchen has all the modern conveniences needed to entertain large gatherings, including a double oven, two dishwashers and two sinks. A living room sits to the side of the kitchen and features one of two home theater systems in the home.

Adults can enjoy privacy and quiet in three master suites on the main level. One of the suites has a private hot tub.

A large, open loft has multiple beds that sleep as many as nine people, as well as a private bathroom.

When they aren’t cooking or dining, residents likely will find themselves on the home’s ground level, which includes a recreation room with a home theater, billiards, a foosball table and sports bar.

The room looks into a glass-enclosed indoor swimming pool and hot tub. The tropical room has soundproof glass walls, keeping surrounding rooms quiet.

The pool also has an automatic cover for safety, and there is a video camera that feeds into a television on the main floor, helping adults keep an eye on children in the pool area.

The home addresses a common complaint that people have about vacation homes, Funk said: a lack of privacy between spaces for children and adults.

Two large bedrooms on the ground level of Funk’s Mountainview Lodge were designed for children. Each room has multiple beds and large bathrooms. Together, the rooms have space for as many as 12 children.

Living spaces offer a home away from home with American Indian and Western touches and comfortable furnishings.

Outside, the home has a four-car garage, as well as two, double carports. A basketball court and horseshoe pit will provide entertainment in the summer.

The home is ideal for a business that wants to use the property as a corporate retreat or a large family that wants to invest in a vacation property, said Funk, who also will consider partnerships or quarter-share ownership.

The home has generated more than $100,000 a year in rental income. New owners would have a ready list of groups interested in renting the property, he said.

Mountainview is being offered as a turnkey property for $2.6 million. For more information, call Funk at Steamboat Home Management and Realty at 879-1982.

— To reach Tamera Manzanares call 871-4204 or e-mail

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