My home is a 2-story log on 6 acres at 7,500' on Storm Mountain near Drake, Colorado. If you like hiking, star gazing, and wildlife watching, you'll love my place. I am 30 minutes from Loveland with movies, restaurants, etc. and 30 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park. My 7-year-old Bernese, Murren, loves the outdoors and would be your hiking buddy as many times a day as you'd care to venture forth. She has a 1/2 acre outdoor run, but sleeps inside at night and is mostly inside, if you are home. The only requirement in terms of outdoor maintenance is to breathe in as much fresh mountain air as you can, and for this November sit, enjoy a campfire in front of my spruce-encircled pavilion.