Remodeling a Mountain Retreat in Colorado

One family makes a river cabin come to life by bringing the outside in
By Fran Sigurdsson
Published: June 10, 2014
mountain river cabin lodge remodel renovation
Photo by Mark Sprague, courtesy Brad Heinrich
The Blue River in Colorado is beautiful in every season, whether it’s a torrent of snowmelt in spring or a sparkling stream come fall. So, when Brad and Mary Heinrich came across a cabin for sale on its riverbank, they knew it was the perfect place.

For years, the Denver couple longed for a rustic hideaway in the Rockies. “I told myself, one of these days I’m going to have a cabin in the high country,” recalls Brad. “I used my cabin dream as motivation to work harder, longer and smarter. I never once quit believing that it wasn’t going to happen.”
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