Cabin in Red Feather Lakes CO, comes with moose

Real Estate Agent with United Country Ponderosa Realty

Yesterday I was showing cabins in Crystal Lakes – Crystal Lakes is a mountain subdivision in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado.  It was a chilly day in Red Feather and as the day went on it was getting cooler. A drizzling rain that would certainly turn into a light snow after sundown began to fall as we neared the last cabin on the tour.


Actually, appointments were made to see more cabins, but we simply ran out of time because each stop before  had rock outcroppings and meadows to explore and jaw dropping views that demanded silent deep breathes and extra time to drink it all in….all of which prevented us from moving forward in a timely fashion.  It’s a beautiful place- what else can I say.

We drove up the long driveway toward the last cabin of the day and at the top we met this majestic bull moose, together with a mama moose and her calf! Mama and her calf quickly moved away from the cabin, but the bull was not about to have us interrupt his grazing time.


At one point he moved into the trees, his huge antlers loudly cracking against the trees and small branches in his path, but soon returned to his original spot within our view.  Never mind the cabin for sale, or showing schedule- the buyers and I were thrilled and took the extra time to watch this amazing creature.


Finally, we decided to go into the cabin, which is lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath home, with an updated kitchen, golden aspen views seen from the large windows in the living room, a warm cozy wood burning stove in the corner, and light pine walls and ceilings to provide the necessary mountain ambiance.

Aspen in Red Feather Lakes, Mary Douglas Broker Associate Ponderosa Realty


I think I said more than once…..”and it even comes with moose!”

Moose by Mary Douglas Broker Associate, Ponderosa Realty

Mary Douglas, Broker Associate, Ponderosa Realty Red Feather Lakes, CO  800-531-2195


“A Day in the Mountains will always soothe your city soul”


Mary Douglas, your Mountain Broker-Associate and REALTOR®

United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, CO



I specialize in the Red Feather Lakes area, Fox Acres, Crystal Lakes and Glacier View Meadows Subdivisions, if you are interested in buying or selling your mountain home, please give me a call, I’m here to help you. The information contained in Mary’s blog is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and the opinions and views expressed in these articles are solely those of the author.


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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Mary, WOW did you capture a fabulous photo of this bull moose!   No wonder showings were not as quick as usual.    Time to drink in the beauty!

Oct 10, 2013 05:43 PM #3
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Mary - Without a doubt, Colorado is where the wild things are!  That's an amazing photo that you captured of the moose!  And the autumn colors of the trees are spectacular!

CONGRATULATIONS on having this blog FEATURED in the Photos group!

Oct 10, 2013 05:50 PM #4
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Very interesting indeed, Lou! Thanks!


Hi Sharon, he did seem pretty large!I ( of course ) think it's a great place to call home! Thanks Sharon :-)


Thanks Joan, You're right it does take time to drink it all in!


Hi Myrl, thank you so much for the feature in the Photos Group, I appreciate that! You're right, Colorado is where the wild things are...wild and crazy at times!

Oct 10, 2013 06:34 PM #5
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I am blown away by your gorgeous photos, Mary. HOly cow, I have never seen a moose up close. All the time we were in Alaska, I kept hoping to spot a moose and there was no bullwinkle anywhere!!!

Oct 10, 2013 07:06 PM #6
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Elizabeth, Half of the time, when I do see them, they're in the trees before I can get my camera out!   They're pretty elusive so seeing this big guy just made my week. Thanks Elizabeth!


P.S.- Come to Red Feather- buy the cabin and I KNOW you will see Moose! :-)

Oct 10, 2013 07:39 PM #7
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

That is some spread on his rack. What a great sight! I love your fall color picture, too. Did the moose sell the cabin for you?

Oct 10, 2013 09:38 PM #8
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors - Austin, TX
Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale

Good morning Mary,

I can see why you didn't make all the cabins on your list..stopping to drink in the magic if the mountains was an important part of your showings today. I hope the buyers were dully impressed:). 

Oct 11, 2013 03:35 AM #9
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Mary, you live in such a mountain paradise and your photos convey the beauty and majesty of Crystal Lakes.  Let's hope the moose gets the sale done for you!

Oct 11, 2013 04:46 AM #10
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience
Mary, Love the Aspens this time of the year, and the moose what a showing!
Oct 11, 2013 05:02 AM #11
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Good morning Debbie, thank you! I'm not sure yet if the moose will seal the deal, but they certainly provided that extra "curb appeal"  and great first impression:-)


Hi Dorie, soaking in all the surroundings and walking the land is a huge part of showings can be challenging to stay on a schedule sometimes! I think they were very impressed with everything they saw!


Hi Bruce, I sure hope the moose can help with the sale.  The Algonquin say if you dream of moose you will have good fortune.


Hi Adrian, I love the aspen this time of year also- this year they are just spectacular.

Oct 11, 2013 06:55 AM #12
Captain Wayne Rowlett / Florida Real Estate School
REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida - Panama City Beach, FL
Instructor / Owner of Rowlett Real Estate School

Hi Mary, your photos are great!  Thank you so much for sharing them.

Oct 11, 2013 07:01 AM #13
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Mary, it has been our experience here that sighting a herd of deer is an automatic sale, and since we has no moose here in our neck of the woods I will take your word for it!

Oct 11, 2013 07:06 AM #14
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

That would be an interesting scene. Aren't they pretty aggressive?

Oct 11, 2013 09:33 AM #15
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Captain, thank you coming by and taking a look.


Bruce, the deer do their best to show up at showings in Glacier far it hasn't proven to be an automatic sale, though :-)


Hi Than, yes, they can be aggressive. ' Wouldn't want to get too close or surprise them either.  But, luckily  the ones I've encountered either walk away into the trees or like this one- just calmly stay put. :-)  Thanks for coming by, I appreciate it.


Oct 11, 2013 12:31 PM #16
Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof
Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty - Dallas, TX
The Little REALTOR® That Could


"A day in the mountains will sooth your soul!" I like that thought. I love your photos and moose story too! Fall is beautiful in your beautiful Colorado, America the beautiful!

You are lucky to have wildlife like that and all the colors of fall to enjoy at this time of the year. Your photos give me peace.

Oct 12, 2013 01:08 PM #17
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Patrica, thank you so much for coming by.  I'm happy to share just a bit of our peace with you! I hope you have a wonderful fall Sunday where you are!

Oct 13, 2013 08:15 AM #18
Toni Weidman
Re/Max Sunset Realty - Trinity, FL
23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

He is a handsome guy, Mary. I would love to see one of those. As you know, we don't have them in Florida :-).

Oct 13, 2013 12:46 PM #19
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Toni, well, I never thought about it, but I guess you don't have moose....and we don't have manatees: both are awesome giants!  I'm glad to see you Toni, thanks for coming by today. Have a great week!

Oct 13, 2013 08:33 PM #20
Kristin Hamilton
Keller Williams Realty - Redlands, CA
(909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda

Hi Mary,

Spectacular photo of the moose. I think it is amazing that they can hold their heads up with such big antlers. I enjoy seeing the moose in Alaska too. I think this Kodak moment would be a good selling feature for the buyer looking at the cabin nearby.

Oct 17, 2013 10:26 PM #21
Kerry L Klun
Palm Realty - Satellite Beach, FL

Mary, you caught some great photos there, thank you for sharing this beautiful creature!


Oct 20, 2013 11:10 AM #22
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