Post and Beam Mountain Homes at YBH
Post and beam mountain homes are extremely popular at Yankee Barn. While not all mountain style homes are ski homes, the vast majority YBH has built have been specifically for this purpose. Post and beam mountain homes are a special breed of house with distinct use of the natural elements found in the surrounding terrain. Many think of the grand Rocky Mountain lodge when picturing a ski home, and this is often the case. However, Yankee Barn Homes has built grand lodges, small mountain homes and all sizes between.
The one point to stress is this, these homes are as individual as their owners. There is not a one size and style fits all. However, the one thing all have in common is an emphasis on relaxation and fun. Nothing fussy or pretentious lives in any of these homes. All of them were built with recreation and escape from the rat race in mind. These homes were designed and built as a place to have F.U.N!
Catskill Lodge is an architect-designed, Yankee Barn built post and beam beauty. Just shy of 4,000 square feet, the six bedroom, five bathroom second home was specifically designed as a ski house. Complete with lockers and storage for skis, boots and ski clothes, the home is built on the side of a Northeastern U.S. ski resort. It’s sole purpose is as a place for family and friends to gather during the winter months. Skiing during the day and relaxing by the fire at night are mandatory.
The stunning post and beam structure is the perfect complement to the ski resort. We dare say it’s one of the most beautiful homes on the mountain!
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If Catskill Lodge is the epitome of a grand post and beam ski home, Snoqualmie Lodge comes in on the other end. At just 1,886 square feet, this three bedroom, two and one-half bath ski home packs a whole lotta bang for the buck into it’s foot print. A two-car garage, a sauna and steam room, ski equipment storage room and a laundry room are all on the lower level. Up the stairs on the first level you’ll find an open-concept great room space that houses a kitchen, a dining room and living room. This area opens to a wrap-around porch for extended living space. A private primary bedroom and bath complete the first floor. The upper level has a family room loft with two more bedrooms and a full bath.
Like Catskill Lodge, Snoqualmie Lodge is specifically a vacation home for skiing. Sitting at the base of Snoqualmie Ski Resort, the family can head out the door and onto a series of chair lifts.
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Right from the start, the name Somerset Barn implies this might not be a ski house. But we’d be wrong, as this is exactly why this barn house was built. One of the owners is an east coast native who spent her twenties living and skiing out west. Once married, she came back east to raise a family and ski. As you might imagine, the children became avid skiers, too, so the parents built a home north of the city as a weekend “ski” house ( note the weathervanes in the top photo).
The house is a perfect combination of the owners life and all the things they love. The exterior is patterned after an east coast barn they drive past, while the interior reflects a Rocky Mountain ski house style. The home is spectacular in its design, style and commitment to living a relaxed lifestyle.
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Moose Ridge Lodge
While Moose Ridge Lodge was not built specifically as a “ski” house, it qualifies for the category of post and beam mountain homes built for fun. Moose Ridge was built for an outdoor-loving family who spend winter weekends on their snowmobiles. The home is in an area where one can ride all day and not repeat a trail. It’s a fascinating community of people who have a wonderful time with friends and family. Being outside in the fresh air is invigorating. Here, as with the other homes, the emphasis is to get outside and have fun. This home absolutely qualifies in our mind as the perfect small design for a mountain home!
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