Travel | November 4, 2016 9:00 am

Quite Possibly the Platonic Ideal of the Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge

The only thing missing is a chairlift

Looking for inspiration for your own private Rocky Mountain getaway cabin? Nine thousand feet above sea level? Taking notes from the area’s history of mining? 

We have it: the Lodgepole Retreat, an award-winning design from Boulder- and Denver-based architecture firm Arch11

If the corrugated metal siding — which recalls the local industry — doesn’t do it for you, the floor-to-ceiling windows, with killer views of the surrounding slopes, definitely should. 

Have a look — and then figure out where you’d like to build your own piece of heaven.