A mountain lodge-style house with a fantastic modern twist in Colorado

modern mountain lodge exterior with snow

The program for this mountain lodge-style vacation house designed by Citizen Design in Steamboat Springs, Colorado revolved around family, fun, and relaxation. Created to be a getaway for year-round activities, the goal was to create spaces to enjoy outdoor living in the summer months and indoor living in the winter.

A strong visual connection from the inside to the outdoor patio gives access to light and views. The twin gable forms are a modern interpretation of the mountain lodge vernacular and help anchor this 5,500-square-foot home into the site.

modern mountain lodge exterior with a snowy backdrop

When it comes to vacation homes, one size certainly does not fit all. For this particular family, their dream getaway was one that could be enjoyed throughout the year. Whether basking in the summer sun’s warmth or cozily nestled indoors during the winter snowfall after a day on the slopes, this vacation home was designed to be their sanctuary.

modern mountain lodge exterior with snow

One of the standout features of this vacation house is the integration of indoor and outdoor spaces. It’s not just about having a nice view of the surrounding natural beauty; it’s about truly immersing yourself in it. 

modern mountain lodge exterior with snow

Large, strategically placed windows and glass doors serve as portals to the outside world, allowing ample natural light to flood the interior and offering breathtaking views of the Yampa Valley.

modern mountain lodge exterior with snow

Whether you’re sipping hot cocoa by the fireplace on a snowy winter day or enjoying a BBQ with friends and family on a warm summer evening, this design ensures you’re always connected to the environment around you.

modern mountain lodge exterior

The design of this vacation home is a modern take on the classic mountain lodge. The twin gable forms, a nod to traditional lodge architecture, not only contribute to its aesthetic appeal but also help anchor the home firmly into the site. This fusion of old and new creates a timeless and inviting atmosphere.

modern mountain lodge exterior

The limestone base and natural wood accent the black gable forms to create a contemporary aesthetic that sets the home apart from the more traditional lodges.

modern mountain lodge exterior with snow

During the summer months, this vacation home truly comes alive. The outdoor patio becomes the heart of the family’s activities. The patio provides the ideal setting for barbecues, outdoor dining, or simply unwinding with a good book. For the more adventurous, it’s the starting point for hiking trails, biking routes, and other outdoor adventures nearby.

modern mountain lodge exterior with snow

As winter blankets the landscape in snow, this vacation home transforms into a cozy haven. The large windows frame picturesque winter scenes, turning the snow-covered landscape into a work of art. The home sits at the base of the Steamboat Ski Resort and is within walking distance of the resort gondola.

modern mountain lodge exterior staircase

In designing this vacation home, the focus was clear: to create a space that caters to the needs and desires of a family seeking year-round enjoyment.

modern mountain lodge exterior detail

By seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor living, embracing the modern mountain lodge aesthetic, and providing the ideal settings for both summer fun and winter relaxation, this vacation home has become a cherished retreat.

modern staircase

It’s a place where lasting memories are made, where the beauty of each season is fully appreciated, and where family bonds are strengthened. This home truly embodies the essence of family, fun, and relaxation, making it the perfect escape for all seasons.

modern staircase

modern kitchen with quartz countertops

The interiors are finished with white oak floors, flat-sawn white oak cabinets, Caesarstone countertops, and wolf appliances.

modern kitchen

What We Love: This mountain lodge-style house offers its inhabitants a spectacular getaway pad for relaxation and family fun throughout the season. We love how the project team created comfortable living spaces to enjoy on the interior during the cold winter months and fabulous outdoor spaces to entertain during the summer. The exterior facade has an inviting appearance on the mountainside, making it the perfect retreat.

Tell Us: What elements in the design of this mountain retreat do you find most appealing? Please share your thoughts below!

Note: Be sure to check out a couple of other fabulous home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign by the architects of this home, Citizen Design: This Shou Sugi Ban house beautifully blends into Washington’s woodlands and A striking modern house with breathtaking views of California’s Edna Valley.

modern dining room open to the living room

modern living room with a sleek fireplace

modern living room with a sleek fireplace

modern living room with a sleek fireplace

modern bedroom with large windows

modern bathroom with a shower and narrow window

modern mudroom entry

modern mountain lodge home with a backyard patio and fire pit

modern mountain lodge exterior


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