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Christmas at The Gables Inn, Stowe Vermont

Isn't it the time of year when you just want to drive to Vermont and cozy up by the fire at some quiet country Inn while the snow falls peacefully outside? Well here you go - a totally relaxed, unpretentious little spot in the mountains of Vermont to unplug and unwind! The Gables Inn is...

Living roof on a Colorado off-grid home

Let's have a peek at a Colorado green home in the gorgeous mountain town of Salida, about an hour from where I live. The term used to described the home style that emerged organically in the high country of Colorado is "mountain contemporary". But green homes have been popular in the state of Colorado since the...

A stylin’ mountain shack

image from: Mindful Designs, Inc. via Houzz.com At first glance, one might say of this cabin:  "look at that ramshackle, patched-together half-baked ponderosa." (Well, I probably would say that.) But the truth of the matter is that this cabin in the Flathead Valley of Montana is a stylish, eco-friendly family home made of reclaimed and...

Mountain Shangri-La

Since not all of Colorado is burning (lots of it, but not all of it) I thought I would feature a beautiful home in the Colorado mountain town of Crested Butte. I did not make up the "Shangri-La" stuff - this house is actually named Shangri-La. It was built in the year 1900...

Ski chalet with a kick

This not-so-humble abode is located in one of Colorado's most famous skiing meccas - Vail Village. A recent Curbed.com article described it as an "overwrought Austrian ski chalet".  Oh yes, this place is INSANE! And House Crazy Sarah loves a good crazy house - especially when no expense (or pattern) is spared! Such is the case with...

John Denver’s house in Aspen, Colorado

One of the most searched terms on my blog is "John Denver's House". I did a post a while back called Starwood in Aspen - about a home near John's house in Aspen, Colorado that was for sale - but not John Denver's actual house. Starwood is the name of the subdivision...

The Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont

My last post featured the Austrian family home of the famous von Trapp Family who were depicted in the film The Sound of Music. Today I am focusing on the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. The von Trapp family came to the United States in the late 1930's as refugees after the occupation of Austria by...

On the market for a Swiss villa?

Winter is in full swing now and if you are the type who fancies the Alpine lifestyle, look no further. I have compiled 4 lovely mountain homes with views of the iconic Swiss Alps that are curretly for sale... House # 1 is located in town of Villars with sweeping views from Lake Geneva to Mont...

Aspen extreme

Extreme views - that is. Yes this house is located in the illustrious high-dollar ski resort town of Aspen, Colorado. It is currently listed for sale - the price has recently been lowered from $8,495,000 to $6,995,000. (Which makes it a bargain by Aspen standards!) The home was built in 1979 and has 5...

The mountain homes of Italy’s Alto Adige

I was flipping through the recent issue of AAA's Encompass Magazine and just about got whiplash when I saw an article titled: A Taste of Border Country: Alto Adige offers you a one-of-a-kind blend of Alpine and Mediterranean cuisine, topped by dining-table views of the Alps. Yes please! Turns out Alto Adige...