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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 (20 or fewer guests), 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
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

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 South Forty

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • 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


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Rustic Colorado Log Cabin for Your Ski or Summer Stay
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
Highlands Ranch, CO

Great Cabin for our family ski vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Renting this place was like renting grandmas house on vacation. We had 4 kids and they kept exploring every level of the cabin playing with all the games and stuffed teddy bears. It was a very relaxing week after skiing. The view is spectacular! The deck is amazing to lounge on and read a book. It is close to everything yet remote. The walking trails around the ponds are great in the morning. we didn’t want to leave! As a former diary farmer, we enjoyed looking at the milking stools and other farm decor.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’re glad that you enjoyed our cabin - that we call the Dairy - and found it comfortable and relaxing. We do our best to provide all the extras to make you feel at home - and we agree with you. Silverthorne is a wonderful base for a ski or summer vacation. Please come back again!
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Castle Pines, CO

Wonderfully warm home in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was wonderful and cozy for our family vacation. We greatly enjoyed the rustic log cabin environment and beautiful views. The home fits a lot of people comfortably and it has all the necessities for an enjoyable stay. We will back!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved hosting your group and love hearing stories and appreciation for our style of home - rustic log cabin. Glad that you found all that you needed and had an enjoyable stay. We do our best to make our home feel like your home away from home. And yes, please come back!
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Warm and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

This home exceeded our expectations! We went for the Christmas holiday with our family and found "The Dairy" to be warm and welcoming from outdoor Christmas lights to a decorated Christmas tree inside. The home is well equipped and clean with plenty of room for 6 adults and 4 children as well as our large dog. We recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your Christmas holiday at our mountain cabin - and the Christmas decorations that we set up for you. We love the The Dairy year round, but find it especially magical during a snowy Christmas. We hope to host you again!
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Greenville, SC

I had my wedding here!!!

  • 5 of 5

The Dairy is absolutely gorgeous! We had plenty of space for my whole family of 11 plus 3 babies. A crib and 2 baby gates were provided, which was very convenient to block off both sets of stairs to keep the little ones on the main floor. The deck is HUGE with spectacular views. We had a small wedding ceremony on the lawn and reception on the deck with the most magnificent sunset. Dog friendly as well, which really sealed the deal - my lab got to be a part of our wedding week without having to provide alternate boarding for him. Karen is a dream to work with. Highly highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, homey house,, perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

We loved Colorado and the spectacular mountain views. We enjoyed the town of Silverthorne.....not so touristy. We would definitely recommend this place and the kind owners. The home was more than a rental. It was a home.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • 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!




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 6.38%

Reservation is not complete until the Dairy Rental Agreement is completed and returned to the owner. Owner will email. Check in time is 4pm and check out time is 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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