Description: AUCTION: January 6. Previously $6.95M. Without Reserve.Snowcapped mountain views. Hand-hewn log design. Plentiful space to entertain.Nested amongst the Gore Mountain Range, The Blue Sky Lodge in Vail is the ultimate skiers getaway. Surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest, this three-story, mountain manse is grand, quiet and near to all the essentials andmdash; the Vail Memorial Trail, downtown, and skiing at Vail Ski Mountain.Discover your passion for life in colorful Colorado at the Blue Sky Lodge.Reminiscent of lodges of the Old West, this log masterpiece is situated at the base of your own private mountain. Nestled up to thousands of acres of national forest, it is fitting that this home was designed to reflect the iconic architectural style of famous national park lodges such as Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone National Park. This 7,000 square foot, 8 bedroom home has plenty of room is for you and yours to spread out and enjoy the mountains. Custom crafted with massive hand-hewn logs, the great room has two seating areas separated by a dramatic two-sided chiseled stone fireplace, providing the perfect spot to gather after a day of skiing or hiking. Stunning mountain views are seen in every direction from floor to ceiling windows and French doors in the large, gracious dining room opening up to a massive stone patio that overlooks the national forest. Ten-foot tall windows in the entertainment area capture views of the mountaintops and the rolling hillsides facing to the north and west.From the master bedroom, wake up to unobstructed views of the peaks of the Gore Mountain Range. Triple sized French doors lead you out to your own screen porch with aspen and fir trees surrounding. Here you can view the private bubbling stream, which flows all summer long and provides a delightful ambiance. The master suite includes a large his and her walk in closet and massive custom bathroom with a steam shower and a soaking tub surrounded by windows peeking out over your own waterfall.Multiple indoor and outdoor living spaces create an abundance of options for privacy and entertaining with 4 decks, a screened in porch, a water feature with a small pond and a bridge that carries you over to your fire pit.In addition to the unique features offered by each of the 8 bedrooms, this spacious home also includes a home theater room with top of the line sound and video equipment, an indoor infinity pool and cedar wood steam sauna, a turret exercise room that leads to a full wrap around deck and hot tub, a yoga room surrounded by native foliage, and a small office in the heart of the home.