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This comfortable 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house is located on the north edge of Laramie, nestled into the hillside in a quiet neighborhood with shared open space just up the hill for walking, running or biking. From the top of the hill, you can see the Snowy Range to the west, the Laramie Range to the east, and the mountains of Rocky Mountain National Park to the south. With its 360 degree views, this is a great place for viewing sunsets or sunrises and watching the weather.
The house has an outdoor wooden deck with a picnic table and charcoal grill. The xeriscape landscaping looks good year-round. A 2-car garage and driveway provides off-street parking in addition to the two street spaces.
Inside, the fully equipped kitchen and large dining area provide the opportunity to cook up great meals and save money by dining in. The living room is furnished with a couch, two chairs and a rocker, and has large, south-facing windows for a sunny, warm atmosphere and nice view.
Each of the three bedrooms contains a queen size bed. The large guest bathroom with tiled shower and full tub is across the hall mid-way between the two guest bedrooms. The master suite has a comfortable love seat with a lamp for reading and a desk for more serious tasks. The master bath/shower and toilet are separated from the sink area so two people can use the space at the same time. This bedroom also has a large walk-in closet and sliding glass doors out to the small fenced dog kennel.
The artwork hung throughout the house is original watercolor by Cheyenne artist Carleen S. Williams (1913-2013).
Ames Place is 1.2 miles from the U.W. Art Museum and Arena Auditorium and 1.4 miles from War Memorial Stadium. Albany County Fairgrounds is only 4.5 miles away if you're here for the Jubilee Days rodeo or the Snowy Range Music Festival. This is a great place to stay if you're in Laramie to enjoy cultural events or attend basketball or football games and want a quiet retreat after the excitement.
There are many historic buildings and museums in the city of Laramie. The Ivinson Mansion and gift shop are close to downtown and have beautiful flower gardens throughout the summer. The Geology Museum is located on the University of Wyoming campus as is the American Heritage Center and the Art Museum. The Chamber of Commerce provides brochures for a downtown walking tour of historic houses and buildings. The Wyoming Territorial Prison, located west of the Laramie River, has been restored and is open to the public. The Prison hosts a haunted house every year during the Halloween season.
Laramie has a green belt along the Laramie River that is a pleasant place to walk, run or bike. The Green Belt extends both north and south from a convenient parking area at Optimist Park. There are many opportunities for viewing wildlife along this path.
The Laramie Valley is located between the Snowy Range to the west and the Laramie Range to the east. About 20 minutes east of Laramie is Veedauwoo, a beautiful rock climbing, bouldering, hiking and picnic spot. The old Happy Jack ski area is about 15 minutes east and provides great cross-country skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, mountain biking and hiking (turn off I-80 at the Lincoln Monument exit and go left).
There are many lakes in the high plains of the Laramie Valley that are good fishing, kayaking and boating destinations. We spent last summer kayaking in a different lake each week. The water is generally too cold for swimming or water skiing, but some brave souls do take a dip during the hottest parts of summer.
To the west, the Snowy Range provides opportunities for downhill and cross-country skiing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, boating, fishing and snowmobiling. At the base of the mountains you'll find Centennial and Woods Landing. Centennial is a rustic town with restaurants, bars, a gas station, and gift shops about 30 miles from Laramie on highway 130. Farther up 130 is the Snowy Range Ski Area. In the summer, highway 130 is a scenic byway that will take you to Saratoga, Wyoming where you can soak in a natural hot spring free to the public.
Woods Landing rests just off of highway 230 about 25 miles from Laramie. Woods Landing has a gas station, convenience store, restaurant and historic bar and dance hall. There are two public fishing access points to the Laramie River close to Woods Landing. Farther up highway 230 is Chimney Park with groomed trails for cross-country skiing in the winter and a boy scout camp in the summer. There are many opportunities for outdoor fun throughout these mountains.
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