My home is a 2-story log on 6 acres at 8000' on Storm Mountain near Drake, Colorado. If you like hiking, star gazing, warm log fires,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 4-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 inside, if you are home. Some experience with wood stoves and mountain roads would be very helpful. The only requirement in terms of outdoor maintenance is to breathe in as much fresh mountain air as you can!