Welcome to Balstad's Lair, aptly named for the Norwegian heritage of the owner and builder of this special property. Don't forget to check out the carved log dragon mounted over the deck! Rarely does a property in this subdivision become available. Located at the base of one of Colorado's known "powder ghost towns" , the old Steamboat Lake ski area is home to a select few. Escape the hustle and bustle of Steamboat Springs, just 20 miles to the south, to your own private mountain (literally). This special property consists of 36.76 adventurous acres with direct access to national forest and Lester Mountain. The 360 degree views on the property are spectacular. The ranges of Lester Mountain, Sand Mountain, Hahn's Peak and Farwell Mountain greet you daily. Private lands with small lakes and Beaver Creek running through it front the property. It is not unusual to capture wildlife and birds also enjoying this sanctuary. Whether it is hiking, snowshoeing, sledding, backcountry skiing or lavishing the lake life at nearby Pearl Lake (.4 miles) or Steamboat Lake (approx. 7 miles), you will not be disappointed in all the recreational opportunities that await. Built with family and camaraderie in mind, this 3BD, 2.5BA mountain home provides an open and spacious floorplan. Graced with vaulted tongue and groove vaulted ceilings and an abundance of natural light, the main floor consists of a Great Room, Dining Area, Kitchen, Main Floor Master Suite, Guest bath and a mudroom/utility room providing direct access to the oversized 2-car garage. The crafted log steps and railing lead to a large 328 sq ft loft overlooking the kitchen and Great Room. The lower level of the home has a family room with walkout to a flagstone covered patio, 2 bedrooms, a full bath and a 418 sq ft storage area. Whether inside the home or taking living to the outdoors on the 545 sq ft deck, you will enjoy incredible views of surrounding mountains, national forest and aspen groves. Saddleback Subd. enjoys Agriculture Status through a cattle grazing lease.