Gold Trail Mountain Home - All Season Access to Outdoor Mountain Activities
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- Minimum stay:2-4 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Fairplay house description
This beautiful two deck cedar home on Pennsylvania Mountain overlooks Silver Heels Mountain. The house is located in Valley of the Sun just off route 9. It within 15 minutes of both Alma and the town of Fairplay in Park County. The home is only 25 minutes from Breckenridge known for its skiing, snowboarding, and other winter activities. Summer in the mountains includes back country hiking, gold medal fishing, biking, etc. which are all within a few minutes of the house. There is easy access to hiking fourteeners. Four wheeling varies from easy to challenging. A little farther away near Buena Vista (45 minutes) you will find white water rafting.
As you drive up to the property you will see a picture perfect mountain home surrounded by a beautiful forest of towering pines. The home features expansive decks on two levels and a third deck at the back of the property with log chairs and table- perfect for enjoying the sun.
Inside, on the upper level there is an open living area with lofted ceilings and two-story windows. The room includes a dining area for 8, a well equipped kitchen, and a cozy wood burning cast iron stove. There are two bedrooms and a full bathroom on this level. One bedroom has a queen size bed. The other bedroom has a futon that can become a comfortable full size bed. This room has a TV and DVD player.
The lower level has another large living space featuring a large TV, DVD player, closet full of videos and games (including Wii) and a 4 in 1 game table for youngsters. The room is equipped with a computer and printer connected to the internet via satellite. There is wireless access throughout the house. There is a queen sleeper sofa , comfortable chairs and a game table in this room. There is a third bedroom with a queen size bed as well as a full bathroom on this level.
There is a full deck on both levels allowing wonderful views of the woods and white-capped mountains. There is a gas grill and eating table with chairs on the upper deck Moose, elk, fox, deer, snowshoe rabbits and porcupines have been spotted on the property. There are also many varieties of birds that come to feed including hummingbirds in the summer.
A notebook of area maps, local activities, seasonal hikes, etc. is available at the house. There are also many books with information on fly fishing, ghost towns, historic locations, plants and animals of the area available for use.
South central Colorado offers some of the best of outdoor activities: skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, mountain climbing, snow-shoeing, horseback riding, ice climbing, fishing, hunting, rafting, snow-mobiling, 4-wheeling, ATVing, mine exploring, white water rafting, sledding, tubing, rock and mountain climbing, canoeing and kayaking, etc.
All of these are within a short distance of the house:
* Alma – Lincoln Falls (ice climbing), Mosquito Pass (4 wheeling) – 15 min N
* Breckenridge – horseback riding, skiing, snow-boarding, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, fishing, boating, golfing, ice skating, live theater, concerts, museums - 25 min. NW
* Buena Vista - Hot Springs, fishing, rafting, Cottonwood Lake the Arkansas River - 30 min. SW
* Canon City - home of the Royal Gorge – 60 min SE
* Como Historic Railroad District - 20 min. NW
* Cripple Creek - gold mining, gambling - 50 min.
* Denver - shopping, theaters, sports, amusements parks -90 min NE
* Fairplay – Bowling, Park city restored 1880’s Town recreation center with skateboard park - 15 min. NW
* Frisco – Boating, fishing, hiking, Cross country skiing, tubing – 45 min. N
* Manitou Springs - Cave of the Winds, Pikes Peak – 60 min. SE
* Salida - fishing, hiking, jeep trails, rafting – 25 min SW.
* Silverthorne – Outlets, movie theater – 50 min N
All of these destinations offer a variety of shopping and restaurants.
The roads and driveway are plowed regularly when there is snow. A four wheel drive vehicle is recommended for winter travel.
In this location, one can enjoy the flexibility of being able to explore all of the exciting areas in the heart of the Rockies by being in the center of all the activities. Visitors will be able to enjoy a lovely home in the seclusion and beauty of a mountain setting.
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Wood Stove
- Hair Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Iron & Board
- Outdoor Grill
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Hunting Small Game
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hunting Big Game
- Cross Country Skiing
- Recreation Center
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Outlet Shopping
- Gambling Casinos
- South Park City is 5 miles away in Fairplay and is a 1880's restored town. Wildlife viewing is everywhere and can include animals such as moose, elk, deer, bear, fox, etc. Hiking fourteeners (mountains over 14000 feet) is all around this area. Gold Medal fishing streams and several lakes and reservoirs are nearby. Yearly events in the town of Fairplay and Alma are common. ...moreless
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Beautiful mountain home and surroundings
Beautiful mountain home and surroundings
My husband, our 2 daughters (ages 8 and 10) and I just got back from a long weekend at Jim and Nancy's cabin. We had a fantastic time! This cabin sits on a gorgeous piece of property with many trees for privacy from surrounding cabins, which are several acres away, and a spectacular view of the mountains. There was snow when we were there so the girls had fun playing and sledding right on the property. The cabin itself has a great layout and feels spacious. It's a very clean cabin with all the comforts of home as well as indoor activities such as foosball, board games, movies, and puzzles. Many trails for snowshoeing, hiking, and Nordic skiing are close-by. Thank you Jim and Nancy for letting us rent your wonderful cabin! We hope to come back again sometime.
- Guest Gwen (Denver)
- Date of stay 11/28/13
- Review Submitted 12/01/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks for the great review! We hope you return in the future. Happy Holidays!
We really enjoyed our experience at this amazing cabin! The owners are wonderful to work with, they made sure we had everything we needed, even brought us a blender! The place is very welcoming with very detailed cabin feeling decorations. We had our sweet dog with us who enjoyed just hanging out. Everything we needed they had at the cabin. We have traveled everywhere using vrbo,and this cabin really impressed us. We love how it is designed, our kids really enjoyed the bottom area to themselves as we had the top. There are no words to describe the views nor the beautiful birds we saw every morning on the deck!!! Th wood stove was so cozy. The solitude was wonderful with lots of acreage in the back. We were very impressed and we would love to return! Thank you so much Jim and Nancy for accommodating all our needs and for sharing such an amazing cabin!! We know others will appreciate all the explicit details of this place!! I just hope is available when we book again!
- Guest Es (CO)
- Date of stay 10/11/13
- Review Submitted 10/21/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, people with disabilities, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: So glad you enjoyed your visit to our home. Thanks for the wonderful review (our first one)!
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2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Dec 20 - Jan 7
4 night min stay
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $200
- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Airport: Denver International Airport at 90 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: route 9 at 4 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Fairplay CO at 5 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Breckenridge CO at 24 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Breckenridge CO at 24 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Fairplay CO at 5 Miles
Year Purchased: 2008
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upper level living room
upper level futon/full size bed
lower level bath
free standing deck and yard
sunrise from upper deck
South Park City restored 1880's town in Fairplay
upper level bedroom
Upper level bathroom
lower level living area
lower level bedroom
lower level deck
view from upper deck of Mount Silverheels
looking towards Pennsylvania Mountain from Route 9.
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Date last modified - Thursday, November 28, 2013
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