the chimney over the main guest lounge, and the use of the native andesite/dacite as the foundation stone. It's a gorgeous piece of architecture; the only jarring note is the somewhat futuristic-looking tunnel over the entryway stairs. I don't know if that's present during the entire warm season. It looks as if it might be sectional for relatively easy removal and replacement. However, having been here a few times in mid-winter, I can confidently say it would be a nightmare to keep those stairs snow and ice free at that time of year, and a liability disaster if they weren't. I can put up with a bit of an esthetic "ouch" as the price of preventing a potentially crippling physical "ouch."
Followup: From the FlashEarth imagery, it looks as if that tunnel does indeed get removed for some portion of the summer. Keep in mind, this visit was in mid-October; winter storms could arrive at any time, and within two weeks, they had.
Photo unmodified. October 10, 2012. FlashEarth Location.
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