A grand retreat in the mountains. Named by Mountain Living Magazine as Home of the Year in 2005 for its powerful lines and presence; designed with architectural significance. This home provides the perfect setting for extended families to enjoy long vacations, plenty of room for entertaining, and many meeting spaces for comfortable corporate retreats. Rare and special, this is one of very few large homes built before size restrictions were enacted at The Club at Crested Butte. Over 10,000 square feet with no expense spared in creating an oasis of luxury, comfort and entertainment. Timeless architecture, hand-wrought iron details, custom painted murals, mosaic tiles, brilliant granite, intricate stonework and the finest millwork combine with unique spaces to sooth and impress the most discerning buyer. Walls of windows and soaring glass bring the outdoors inside; aspen trees and mountain peaks as far as the eye can see. Patios wrap the house allowing many rooms to have access to the outdoors. Do you have an appetite for collecting and enjoying wine? 303 Forest Lane has its own secure, subterranean wine cellar with multiple rooms for tasting and the most sophisticated organization options for your wine collection. For meeting and working spaces, there are several: a formal presidential office suite has a library, game room, conference area, and tech space; a spiral stair on the opposite side of the house takes you to a lofted conference room, casino room, or dance floor with fully equipped bar for serving and entertaining; the main living area, or great room, is large enough for modest conferences and it offers soaring windows that celebrate the mountain views. For events when the weather and sunset calls for open doors, the flow of guests inside and out is perfection due to many terraces and patios that join the entry, dining, kitchen and living areas. Technology is top notch: wired for T-1 and CAT5 with networking that combines lighting, television, and sound for whole house automation. The European kitchen appears to be right out of a magazine of fine architecture and cuisine. Designed in blues and brass around a La Cornue stove, this is a chef's dream. This is arguably the most distinctive kitchen in Gunnison County with the perfect working space, professional appliances, and unmatched views. The master suite is grand in design and detail. Upon entry, you are greeted by a quiet sitting area. The bedroom is beyond a pass through fireplace and creates surprise with tall ceilings, double doors that open to a private patio, and a hand-painted mural above. All combine to create private spaces that have been transformed into an exotic retreat. Two guest quarters have private entries: the bunk room off of the main garage, and a separate full quarters above the detached garage. Plenty of room for four cars and more if you have ATVs, snowmobiles, golf carts, or motorcycles. Aside from the wine cellar, there are many more amenities including a fitness room, an indoor cave with hot tub, several spa-like baths, cozy dens, a lofted play area or bunk room, and more. With panoramic views of the mountain ranges as well as Paradise Divide, this home includes a transferable membership to The Club at Crested Butte which has an indoor Olympic size swimming pool, fitness center, trainers, event spaces, restaurant, and lounge as well as to the WestWall Lodge for your ski-in/ski-out access to Crested Butte Mountain Resort. This is a rare opportunity to own a sophisticated mountain home of this size in Central Colorado. We invite you to compare this property to similar opportunities in nearby Aspen or Vail; you will find that they are easily selling for $8-10million and more. Here, you can have all that Gunnison National Forest, Crested Butte, East River, Slate River and the valleys of the Paradise Divide have to offer for a great price and a greater reward. Don't miss it!