Fun Facts about Mount Thomas

Elevations:                                                                    Base is 8,600 feet, and Peak is 9,325 feet above mean sea level


Mosquitoes:                                                                 NONE


Snakes:                                                                            NONE


Hummingbirds:                                                          INNUMERABLE


Visible Stars:                                                               COUNTLESS


Fuel Storage Capacity:                                         18,000 gallons


Potable Water Storage Capacity:                 19,300 gallons


“Dogholes”:                                                                  there are a number of “dogholes” -- not dug by canines, but  by human miners, 

                                                                                             searching for or following gold/silver veins in the last half of the 19th Century.


Some Impressive Headroom:                           kitchen floor to clerestory peak – 24 feet

                                                                                             master bedroom floor to copula peak – 27.3 feet

                                                                                             rotunda floor to peak – 27.7 feet


Preeminent Forestry Plan

Man & Machine Effort:                                        Estimated 30,000 hours


Surrounding Views:                                               360º


Private Roads and

Recreational Trails:                                                Approximately 7 miles


Proximity to:


          Black Hawk & Central City:                     Approximately 15 minutes


          Denver Int’l Airport (DEN):                     Approximately 75 minutes


          Rocky Mtn. Metro. Airport (BJC):      Approximately 45 minutes 


Program Development:                                      Approximately 21 years


Summit House:


          Design Ethic:                                                    Authentic Historicism


          Well Specs:                                                       740 feet deep, 20 gallons per minute


          Granite Used:                                                  Estimated 250 tons


          Oldest Repurposed Wood:                     Estimated 200 years +


          2X6 Reclaimed

          T&G Wood Siding:                                        19,000 linear feet


          Capturing the View and

          Bringing Outside In:                                    French doors - 27 pairs


          Unique Seasonal Feature:                       Automated hydronic heated circular driveway


Project Overseer’s Estimated Cost

of Development in Present Dollars:           $10,375,000


Acres of Groomed Forest:                                Estimated 278 +


Total Surface Acreage:                                        Estimated 300 +


Caretaker Cottage Garage Height:             12.5 feet


                                             [NOTE: on the Home page, be sure to follow the link to the video people are talking about;

                                                 under the Information tab, there are also descriptions and floor plans of each building;

                                                      under the Photos tab, there are photos of the buildings and entire property; and

                                                         under the Our Story tab, there is an explanation of how the dream came true]