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Rustic Colorado Log Cabin for Your Ski or Summer Stay

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Our log cabin vacation property located in Silverthorne, Colorado is more than a cabin, it's a comfortable mountain retreat. Enjoy our 2,800 square foot pine log home with views of mountains and a lake, our private outdoor hot tub, two fireplaces, peeled pine beds with down filled berber fleece comforters, hardwood flooring, and our huge deck overlooking our natural yard.

Sleeps 12 guests.

4 bedrooms + loft with bunks.

3 full baths.

We're pet friendly. Up to two well trained dogs are allowed.

- 3 night minimum

- 6 night minimum during Holiday Weeks

We've hosted many family reunions, a number of church groups and countless groups of friends at our log cabin. And, if you're looking for a beautiful view for your small wedding, our spacious deck and large backyard have been the cathedral for several mountain weddings.

The mountain property is well equipped for young kids and your loved dog - three floors with a kid friendly lower level den and a huge natural backyard. All this and world class ski areas are only minutes away. Copper Mountain, Keystone, Breckenridge and A-Basin are a 15-20 minute drive and Vail is a short 30 miles.

Keywords: log cabin, rustic, mountain home, mountain retreat, ski property

More Details

Karen Meyer
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 14, 2017

About Karen Meyer

We call the cabin "The Dairy" in honor of our Swedish Grandfather, William C. Tell - who made his living through a dairy in California. The Tell Dairy was always a wonderful place to visit. Riding on the tractors, watching the milking machines, feeding the cows and calves, and playing in the almond orchard were big treats. But more important was the family time, the reunions, the laughs and the jokes. Morfar (which means mother's father in Swedish) died in 1993.

During the memorial weekend celebration, all of his grandchildren crafted a dream that we wanted to share a family home someday that celebrated Morfar's love of family; a place that we could come to and share time. We named it "the Dairy"and fictitiously described it as a log home, near mountains, a lake, skiing, golf, hiking and it had to be less than 2 hours from a major airport so we could all get there easily.

The Dairy is a dream come true.

Karen Meyer purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Karen Meyer chose Silverthorne

The South Forty is a residential mountain community within Silverthorne. Frisco, Dillon and Silverthorne are three quaint mountain towns conveniently located within minutes of Summit County's four world-class ski resorts. Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Keystone offer a variety of skiing experiences for every member of the family, regardless of snowriding ability.

The Dairy is located on an acre plus lot on the crest of a hill, with views on all sides. We're in a quiet residential area called The South Forty, just 2 miles from the I-70 and Silverthorne exit. 237 South Hillside Drive Silverthorne, Colorado 80498 Use our interactive map to secure directions and find your way around our mountain towns.

What makes this cabin unique

This peaceful and relaxing getaway encourages conversation, quality family time, and provides a convenient home base for everything offered by Summit County.

Two fireplaces, pine flooring, thick pine log construction with peeled pine beds throughout, hand made Berber fleece down filled comforters, an 8 person private hot tub, and an immense deck with a picnic table and lounge chairs help you to unwind after a day of skiing or hiking. All this and ski areas only minutes away.

Copper Mountain, Keystone, Breckenridge, A-Basin and Vail and Beaver Creek are all within 30 minutes from our home in Silverthorne.

The Dairy is fully equipped for your comfort.

Full Kitchen


New Refrigerator and Stove


Cooking Utensils provided

Linens provided

Washer & Dryer

Private Hot Tub

2 TV's

Cable Package

VHS player

DVD player

Stereo with CD player

Gas Grill (BBQ)

Pet Friendly

Large private driveway

Additional private parking adjacent to the home

High Speed wireless internet access


South Forty Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Level - toilet , shower , Custom walk-in shower with rain head
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master with w/ deck - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 4
    Second Master - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Lower Level - 1 queen , With private bathroom
    Main Floor - 1 twin/ single , Great for Nana!
  • Additionally, the couch on the lower level has a pull out bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Rustic Colorado Log Cabin for Your Ski or Summer Stay
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin and excellent location.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved hosting your family. Glad that you enjoyed Spring Break in beautiful Colorado and in our log cabin!
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Denver, Colorado

Quiet, cozy, rustic retreat with all the amenities one could ask for

  • 5 of 5

We had a couple of families stay here for a 5 day ski trip. Everything was amazing. It was the perfect respite from a long day of skiing. You can tell the difference between a place that is purely a rental and is sparsely furnished and equipped vs. a place that well equipped and feels like a "home". The Dairy definitely felt like a home away from home. We will be back! Thanks Karen

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, warm home away from home!!

  • 5 of 5

The Dairy is a wonderful place for a family gathering. We have a group with varied interests (i.e. not all are down hill skiers!!) so this was a great location for close proximity to ski slopes, hiking/snow shoeing, cross country and some small hills for sledding for the little ones. The house is well stocked for foodies, game time and sitting by the fire with a good book. We had a terrific family time and look forward to going back.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting for a great celebration!

  • 5 of 5

The Dairy was perfect for all 10 of us plus dogs as we celebrated our son's 40th and Thanksgiving. It is an awesome property, well maintained and equipped, and with a visual feast from every window. Perfect for our in house "knitters" who wanted to relax at home and for our "out-of-towners" who wanted to see the area. We found all that we needed and felt we could call upon our hosts if we could not. Thanks for providing a welcoming place for us all.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you celebrated an important birthday and Thanksgiving at the Dairy. From turkey roasting pans to cozy extra blankets, we strive to have everything our guests need to make them feel at home. And, we agree, the views from the cabin are simply spectacular. We hope you'll come back again!
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Magic in the Rocky Mountains

  • 5 of 5

The Dairy is truly a special place, it has great energy and gives you an opportunity to really unwind and relax. The kitchen is very well stocked with and it has a lot of sleeping rooms with comfortable beds. It's location is very central to activities with in Summit County and you can't beat the view. I can't wait for our next visit to the Dairy!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arvada, CO. Usa

Return guest!!!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment my family walked in we were amazed and delighted. The Dairy is big but so homey and comfortable. Everything has been done with style and thought, from the floors to the decor.The views and the decks were incredible. A true getaway.

The owner was easy, kind and helpful.

Just an amazing experience for all of us. My kids are already asking when we can return.

........... we are booked for next year!

Thank you Dairy!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Denver International Airpot
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Several in Silverthorne
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Raven Golf Club At Three Peaks
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Several in Silverthorne
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Car: necessary

The Dairy is located in the heart of Summit County, Colorado.

​Frisco, Dillon and Silverthorne are three quaint mountain towns conveniently located within minutes of Summit County's four world-class ski resorts. Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Keystone offer a variety of skiing experiences for every member of the family, regardless of snowriding ability.

Winter fun includes cross-country skiing on miles of touring trails, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, ice skating, sleigh rides and for the extra adventurous, heli-skiing. Summertime is why the locals live here; with hundreds of miles of paved biking trails, hiking trails, scenic Lake Dillon and a myriad of shops and restaurants to enjoy, you won't be bored in Summit County!


Rates & Availability

South Forty Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day Wknd
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th Wknd
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Wknd
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Tax Rate 6.38%

Reservation is not complete until the Dairy Rental Agreement is completed and returned to the owner. Owner will email.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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