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The 2016 Live Auction features exciting destination vacation items to bid on including a one week stay at a beautiful private home in the Colorado Mountains, or a one week stay in a beautiful, newly constructed home in the quiet and serene setting of Gaylord Lake within the Ottawa National Forest area of Upper Michigan.  Learn more about these exciting auction items below.


Elk Meadow Lodge (4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms)

Graciously donated by Dr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Forrester, MD.

Enjoy a one-week stay at this 4-bedroom, 3.5 bathroom beautiful private mountain home.  Located within the gates of Ruby Ranch this private and secluded estate features an unparalleled setting. Sitting on 3 acres of aspen and pine forest, yet minutes to downtown Silverthorne, Dillon, I-70 and several ski areas.


With rustic luxury style, log accents, soaring trusses, and views of the surrounding forest and mountains, this home is the perfect blend of luxury in a unique ranch setting. Herds of elk are know to roam Ruby Ranch and much of the land operates as a functioning horse stable. Wildlife sightings are abundant.

Graciously donated by Bill and Jeanette Schweizter

Spend a week getaway offering the best of “The Northwood’s Lifestyle” tucked back in the woods on the quiet serene setting of Gaylord Lake.  This beautiful newly constructed home is nestled in the Ottawa National Forest,  35 miles north of Boulder Junction just over the border in Upper Michigan.  This lake home offers all the comforts of home as well as outdoor recreation including hiking, waterfalls, wildlife, fishing, swimming and boating.  Inside amenities include a full kitchen with dishwasher, 3 bedrooms (sleeps 8), futon and single bed in rec room (sleeps 2), 2 full baths, three seasons’ room, washer/dryer and attached garage. Outside includes a Pontoon boat, canoe, kayaks, outdoor fire pit, private pier, large deck for grilling and socializing, sunsets, sunrises, and star gazing. Many memory-making moments await with family and friends.

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