Livingston Creek: A Camphouse...and a Bear Cub?
Updated: Jan 17, 2021
When I first laid eyes on what I now call Camphouse at Livingston Creek, it was in need of a gentle makeover. As hard as it is to believe, with it's tall posts holding it well off the ground and the gentle trickling creek out front, it was a flood victim. Waters from the White River had entered the cabin during one of the "Hundred Year Floods" several years before. The owners had wisely removed the part of the wood walls, floors, and insulation once the waters receded but had then left it vacant for years after.
As much as I love new construction, there's something special to me about a renovation. I love seeing the potential in a property and then watching the vision come to life. And, as it turns out, I'm not the only one. The Camphouse is bordered by National Forest across the creek, and it's not unusual to see deer, bunnies, or an occasional fox. But one day I arrived early to the jobsite during the renovation and looked out the window to see and a bear cub exploring just in front. Check out the video!
Maybe that's just one more thing that makes this great little Retreat so dear to my heart. It's the only time I've ever seen a bear in Mountain View!
Come on down to the Camphouse on Livingston Creek, and I hope you'll make some beautiful memories here too.
Oh, and be sure to check out this video tour of the property as well!