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Donald and Anne Clark of Surrey England were initially skeptical of such a secluded development, but once they saw that the Arrowhead Ranch Colorado mountain land for sale had an exclusive fire department, horse boarding facilities, yearly road maintenance, phone service, internet & DSL access, central water supply and security service, they realized it would be perfect for their summer and winter Mountain home. "We'd found heaven," Donald remarked.
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Fisherman Bruce Saunders discovered the idyllic Colorado mountain cabins while looking for a place to fish. "I woke up and there it was," he said. "I consider Arrowhead my home and truly love the small mountain community lifestyle," said Lucia Lebon, office manager and owner of Arrowhead Ranch. She enjoys riding her horse on her Colorado mountain property [http://www.arrowheadranch.com/Our_Mountain_Lots/page_1997063.html], cross-country skiing with her dogs running beside her, or just beholding the mountain views from her large windows and stone fireplace.
The sense of community revolves around many organized activities like Thursday night dinner at the Inn at Arrowhead, the annual snowshoe golf tournament and Christmas parade of lights. There is a horse rider's club, snowmobile club, monthly book club, water color and photography classes. In the winter there are well-maintained cross-country skiing trails, while two local lakes are stocked annually with Rainbow Trout for the fishing enthusiast. Additionally, the owners of these Colorado mountain homes are part of the Arrowhead Improvement Association (AIA), where they can voice their opinions on issues affecting their development.
Of course, some residents would rather just keep to themselves after purchasing their Colorado mountain property [http://www.arrowheadranch.com/Home_Search/page_1997073.html], While the details of each unique home varies, these stunning properties have all the coziness of Colorado mountain cabins, with interior features including: rustic wood plank walls and exposed beams, stone fireplaces, granite countertops, wood burning stoves, breakfast bars, loft nooks, large picture windows, expansive decks and mountain views. Community retired fire chief Bob Rosenbaum explains, "Residents have the choice to be around people or be alone. It is a community compatible with an active lifestyle, the population largely self-selected by what they value."