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Mountain Getaway! 5 mins to Fairplay - Your Mountain Adventures Await!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath in the aspens & pines - mountain views on 5+ acres!

Our mountain home has just been tastefully renovated to make your stay memorable in every way! With its charming rustic farmhouse feel and new wrap around deck with front porch, newly installed kitchen cabinets and granite countertops with a farmhouse sink, you are sure to be able to unwind inside as you enjoy our comfortable surroundings, or step outside to take in the fresh mountain air! On the main level you will find the living room with wood burning stove, kitchen/pantry, eating area with table for 6 (as well as extra seating for 2 at the island extension, if needed), 1 queen bedroom, 1 bathroom with oversized tile shower, and laundry/mudroom area. Upstairs you will find 1 queen bedroom, 1 room with 2 single beds, and a bathroom with a newly installed shower with bench seat. (Upon request, we have one queen and one single self-inflating bed, and a pak' n play for babies/toddlers). With its fresh interior paint, refinished main level hardwood floors, and many new kitchen appliances and accessories, you are sure to enjoy your time indoors relaxing by the wood burning stove. On warmer days open up the french doors to let in that fresh mountain air! Our home is warm and inviting, filled with natural light. The many windows allow you to enjoy near and distant views of our property and beyond. You will feel at peace when you wake up to mountain views and spectacular sunrises from our bedrooms!

And that is just the beginning! Enjoy your days and evenings outside on the large deck with over 5 acres to roam. Whether you choose to simply relax and read your favorite book on the deck or take a walk on the property, listen for the many birds (including eagles) and watch for the abundant wildlife that inhabit our area. As you enter the property, pause and enjoy the moment as you are greeted by spectacular views of Mt. Silverhills. We are secluded and surrounded by trees giving you the ultimate in privacy, but you are only 5 minutes from the historic South Park mining town of Fairplay. We are on a county-maintained road for easy access, and have regular snowplow service during the winter months (we recommend a 4-wheel drive vehicle during our snowier times of the year). You will be located only 25 minutes to skiing and summer fun in victorian Breckenridge and many other resorts in Summit County! By staying in the Fairplay area, you will drive a little, and save ALOT! We have a large open space with plenty of parking available-including room for your RV and summer/winter play toys! You are sure to make many memories with family and friends sitting around our large fire pit while roasting hot dogs and s'mores! The porch and deck are outfitted with rockers, swings, a hammock, propane fire pit and grill, and 6 person table with umbrella. You and the kids will feel safe and secure riding bikes or sledding around on our property during the day and stargazing at night.

We are within 30 miles of many iconic Colorado outdoor activities: gold medal fishing waters, 4-wheeling, river rafting, hot springs relaxing, hiking (everything from short, easy hikes to challenging climbs on Colorado's 14ers), horseback riding, gold-panning, mountain biking, geocaching, downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding , ice skating, snowshoeing, snow mobiling, tubing, and sledding! The entrance to Beaver Creek National Forest is about 5-10 minutes from the cabin. Here you can enjoy wildlife viewing, a picnic, and abundant outdoor activities. If shopping and people watching are more to your liking, nearby Breckenridge, the Silverthorne Outlet Stores, Buena Vista, Salida (and of course, Fairplay and Alma) will be your destinations of choice! There is an abundance of wonderful dining and shopping options in all of these places. As Colorado natives, we are very familiar with the area and are happy to help you find what best fits your vacation needs. We can direct you to places like Montgomery Reservoir where you can take an easy hike to see Magnolia Mills, cascading streams, and beautiful views of some of Colorado's majestic 14,000 foot mountains (14ers!).

More Details

Sherri Goudeau
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

About Sherri Goudeau

We are Colorado natives, and have always dreamed of owning a place in the mountains near our favorite skiing and hiking destinations!

Sherri Goudeau purchased this house in 2016

Why Sherri Goudeau chose Fairplay

We looked extensively before we found our "Silverheels Cabin". We lovingly refer to it as a cabin; however, it is not a "primitive cabin", but a lovely 3 bed, 2 bath mountain home with modern conveniences such as wifi, cell service, DirecTV, etc. We chose this area near Fairplay because of its quick access to Hwy 285 (Denver) and Hwy 9 & 24 (Colorado Springs). Besides the fabulous setting and location, the home itself is full of character and charm. It is warm and well-insulated with many windows and an abundance of natural light. It is simply a very comfortable place to enjoy a mountain getaway!

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the setting - views of the mountains and situated in aspen and pine trees! AND it still has space to spread out. Even though we have plenty of privacy and solitude, we like being close to town and on county maintained roads so we can get here quickly and enjoy our property year round.


Fairplay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We kindly ask you to provide us with the first name of each guest staying, and the age of each child so that we can provide age-appropriate equipment.
  • Inflatable Queen, Single & Pak 'n Play beds are available; however, more than 6 guests must be discussed with owner before rental is approved.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1-Main level - toilet , shower , Oversized with add'l handheld nozzle
    Bathroom 1-Upstairs - toilet , shower , Nozzle with hose, bench seat, custom glass door
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Sunrise Room-Main level - 1 queen , Pillowtop
    Colorado Room-Upstairs - 2 twin/ single , Room for add'l single inflatable bed, fun cubbies for kids
    Silverheels Room-Upstairs - 1 queen , Pillowtop (room for add'l queen inflatable-sleeps 2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


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(17 traveler reviews)

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Mountain Getaway! 5 mins to Fairplay - Your Mountain Adventures Await!
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Great property, great owners, great town! All the pics and descriptions are true to form and the owners have made it so welcoming and smooth to stay there. We've recommended this place to all our friends and family already. We were so glad we didn't stay in Breck (it's only a short drive away) and got to enjoy this peaceful, comfortable cabin!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our best HomeAway rental yet!

  • 5 of 5

We’ve stayed in many rentals in several different locations across the country so far, and Sherri’s place is the absolutely best we’ve stayed in, hands down. She is incredibly thoughtful and has created a rental that truly feels like home. She has provided every little thing you could possibly need, from the well-stocked kitchen, to the products in the bathroom, the ample supply of firewood, to the toys for our kids to play with, Sherri has thought of everything!

We loved the welcome note, and it was so helpful to have so many food staples already in the kitchen! It was our first time staying in a more remote location and we were thrilled to use Silverheels Cabin as our base for fun. There was still plenty of snow, so we were able to get out and explore, following animal tracks, using the sleds, and just playing together in the snow. The cabin is close enough to Breck to go into town to explore or ski, but far enough away to really feel the mountains. I can’t recommend this place enough. It was clean, warm, and homey. My 8 year old just cried when we were packing up to leave. We’ve already recommended the place to other people, one of which is in the process of booking her own stay! We had a wonderful trip, and we truly look forward to coming back again!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing getaway! Wonderful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is amazing. It has everything you’ll need. The owners are so kind and accommodating! Our kids loved sledding in the snow on the property. Would highly recommend this cabin to anyone. Impressive views and easily accessible. Close to town and no scary driveways!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cabin with an excellent view.

  • 5 of 5

We especially liked how clean, organized and decorated it was. The owner has clearly doded over this property making it a Christmas getaway for the season. It was perfect for our two boys (3 & 4). To their elation, there were tons of toys waiting for them when we arrived.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Want to get awas from it all, but still be only minutes from the best of Colorado? This is it!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is AWESOME! Clean, comfortable, and the attention to every detail leaves you free to just soak in the experience of the surroundings and enjoy every second you’re there. We were able to watch several mule deer roam the grounds and enjoy a beautiful November snow shower, while watching football and cooking Thanksgiving dinner! Can’t do that where I live!

The town of Fairplay has a very nice grocery store, as well as several other retailers to supply you for your stay, all maybe 5 minutes drive from the cabin.

The drive up CO-9 to Breckenridge is BREATHTAKINGLY beautiful and to me makes the stay in Fairplay worth it to have the experience of driving along the Blue River with the snow capped Rockies behind it, up over the pass and down the winding highway through charming Alma and into the heart of town for a day on the slopes or shopping. If Breckenridge, or any of the resort towns in the area, are your ultimate destination, make this cabin your base camp. You will not be disappointed!

The cabin is juuuuust right cozy without being cramped. We had 4 adults, a 9,6, and 4 year old, AND an 11 month and 7 month old (yeah, we’re crazy lol), and we never felt short of space. There are windows EVERYWHERE, making the space feel even more open and drawing your eyes out toward Mt Silverheels and the beauty of the property.

Mr. and Mrs. Goudeau are gracious hosts who were always very prompt to respond to any queries my party had. They were attentive to every detail of our groups needs and made our stay as carefree and comfortable as possible. We will be visiting again!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place is awesome! My three girlfriends and I felt so welcome the moment we walked in. Wait, we felt welcome before we even stepped foot in the door. There are so many personal and welcoming touches all throughout the cabin. A lot of love and care went in to making this a real retreat! The bedding is luxurious and beautiful. The kitchen has all of the small appliances and tools you will need. I personally know the owners and they are lovely people. So kind and caring. It really shows in the way they have furnished and decorated this cabin. I would highly recommend a get away. I've already been talking to the owner about a stay at this time next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
109 Miles
Denver International
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
McCall's Park Bar
Nearest Golf
26 Miles
Breckenridge Golf Club
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Denver Greyhound Station
Nearest Motorway
1.7 Miles
CO Hwy 9/US 285
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Brown Burrow Cafe/Mason's BBQ
Nearest Ski
24 Miles
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Fairplay Beach - True! =)
Car: necessary

Although there are many activities locally, our cabin is less than 45 minutes from many other popular Colorado outdoor/indoor activities such as downhill skiing/boarding, nordic center, ice skating, 4-wheeling, jeep tours, whitewater rafting, village and outlet shopping, golfing, and many more adventures just too numerous to list. Denver and Colorado Springs are about 1.5 hours away with their many sports and "big town" adventures. Please inquire if you have something specific you would like to do. As Colorado natives, we know the surrounding area well and are very happy to help you determine what best fits your vacation needs.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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