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The Hiwan Heritage Park House in Evergreen Colorado

If House Crazy Sarah is ever allowed to leave her county again, she wants to go visit this crazy cabin which is only a couple of hours from where she lives in Colorado.

The Hiwan Heritage Park is a little known tourist spot in the mountain community of Evergreen, Colorado, not even an hour west of Denver. The ginormous 8,000 square foot historic log cabin is a compilation of 25 rooms, some of them oddly shaped.

Hiwan Heritage Museum in Evergreen Colorado

This is because the builder, Jock Spence, was told not to cut down any trees. Hence the cabin was constructed around the beautiful ponderosa pines.

Hiwan Heritage Museum in Evergreen Colorado

This Colorado original is now a public museum. It originated from a one-room cabin constructed in 1893 and morphed into the unique log structure it is now by 1942. The lodge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

The lodge is still filled with original and historic furnishings.

Hiwan Heritage Museum in Evergreen Colorado

Hiwan Heritage Museum in Evergreen Colorado

House Crazy Sarah doesn’t like the dead animals on display (she likes her animals alive and well), but she does appreciate the rustic mountain cabin decor.

Hiwan Heritage Museum in Evergreen Colorado

The Hiwan House homestead features a collection of Native American art and artifacts as well as vintage religious pieces.  Look at the old church organ!

Hiwan Heritage Museum in Evergreen Colorado

House Crazy Sarah loves all the old stuff (of course!) but what she adores most are the views out the cozy windows…

Hiwan Heritage Museum in Evergreen Colorado

Ah Colorado… this is why House Crazy Sarah loves where she lives!

Hiwan Heritage Museum in Evergreen Colorado

Hiwan Heritage Museum in Evergreen Colorado

There’s just something about old log cabins that emanate a sense of peace and continuity with history and nature.

Hiwan Heritage Museum in Evergreen Colorado

Looking at these pictures of the Hiwan Heritage House brings out House Crazy Sarah’s inner mountain mama.   🙂

Sources:

www.facebook.com/100ThingsToDoInDenverBeforeYouDie

www.facebook.com/pages/Hiwan-Heritage-Park

www.jeffco.us/1251/Hiwan-Heritage-Park

www.colorado.com/historic-forts-homes/hiwan-homestead-museum

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