MARTaK Passive House

Loveland, Colorado
Ever-Green Style In Harmony With Nature

Surrounded by the epic beauty of the Rocky Mountains, this award-winning cottage to rent in Colorado is the first internationally certified Passive House in Colorado. Entirely off-grid, the cabin immerses you in nature with minimal human intervention.

Architect Andrew Michler's driving vision is that the construction and material selection can eventually be reabsorbed by the forest and was designed with a meticulously considered sustainability that exceeds all requirements for Passive Housing certifications by 100%.

Completed in mid-2016 the cabin draws inspiration from the modest architectural designs of Japan, and has been heralded in the press as a triumph of sustainability and environmental design. Mimicking the shape of the local 'hogback' mountains, the structure also evokes a traditional cabin with a modernist's sensibility.

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The angular, asymmetrical silhouette faces south, with stunning, uninterrupted views of the wilderness. The two-story interiors feature an open floor plan and a restrained material palette of plywood, cedar pickets, and ceramic and slate tile. The space includes a small kitchen and dining area with gorgeous views out across the valley and a double bedroom along with a simple bathroom. 

A staircase made from wooden boxes anchors the elongated living room, with a small loft that features a net bed, giving kids or adults a place to nest while providing daylight and an acoustic and visual connection with the main floor. Wide window ledges provide intimate break out spaces for taking it all in.

A showcase for stylish, low-impact living, this Rocky Mountain retreat reconnects you with nature, where less always equals more.


ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH

Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, high plains and foothills are home to vast stretches of wilderness and a seemingly endless network of trails that wind through the rugged peaks and forests. With mild Springs and Summers that encourage rambling exploration, winter sport is also a big draw with excellent skiing nearby. 

Wildlife is just outside your door with vast expanses of habitat in Estes Park and nearby Horsetooth Falls, or the less challenging Bobcat Ridge with gorgeous views through the ‘keyhole’ and its rivers and reservoir. The nearby Poudre River trail traverses the western foothills that border domestic farms and vineyards on its outskirts.

There’s lots of great local eateries, a booming craft beer scene, fun Summer music fests, galleries, and shops in nearby Loveland for a little civilization if the mood strikes.

 

LOCATION

Loveland, Colorado. Nearest Airport: Denver International (75 miles)

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT: An all-season adventure wonderland, Summers are warm and mild, with crisp Autumns, fresh Springs and spectacular snowfall in winter.

 
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MARTaK Passive House
Loveland, Colorado
Treading Lightly in Style

The 2017 Grand Overall Winner For Green Home of the Year, this cottage to rent in Colorado is masterfully adapted to its environment with a strong connection and respect for nature that insists on minimal intrusion. 

The judges agree: “This design captures sustainability and imagination, with a strong natural connection and sense of place.

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Overview Off-grid and well equipped. In-wall Bluetooth stereo and iPod dock. Bicycles and kayak available for guest's use. Housekeeping, daily breakfast, and barbecues on request. 4x4 car rental recommended.
Kitchen Fully equipped
Internet On Request. House is designed for digital detox with no phone reception (landline for emergencies).
Free Parking on Premises Yes
Bedrooms 2
Bed Type 2 Queen beds, 1 Sofa-bed
Kitchen Fully equipped
Bathrooms 1
Accommodates 4
Kid-Friendly
Pet Friendly No pets allowed
Min. Stay 2 nights
Check-In 2:00 PM
Check-Out 11:00 AM
Cleaning $25
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.

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