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Spectacular Family Chalet with Stunning Rocky Mountain Vista

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This 35-acre property includes a grand log chalet situated at 8900 feet above sea level.

The top floor, one large room with a vaulted ceiling, boasts picture windows facing the Gore Range. The wood burning stove generously heats this level. A propane furnace provides additional heat for the whole house. The living room area has several couches (one of which is a sofa-sleeper) and a sky chair. The dining table seats 10 people. The kitchen is large and well equipped with counter space for preparing sizable meals. There is also a half-bathroom on this floor.

On the middle level there are four bedrooms, which sleep 8 (2 queens, 1 double and a bunk bed). There is a full bathroom with shower/bathtub on this floor.

This is a kid friendly property equipped with toys, books, movies, entertainment system with satellite radio and a ping-pong table.

A large solar system provides most of the heat and hot water for a reduced carbon footprint. There is propane and electricity for the utilities. Laundry facilities are available on the bottom level if needed.

The deck wraps around 2/3 of the upper level for sunbathing, bird watching, sunrise and sunset viewing. There is a propane grill on the deck for convenient outdoor cooking. In addition, you can enjoy meals on the deck at a wooden picnic table. Just below the house is a fire ring and additional picnic table for cookouts.

From the hammock on the deck you can view the Gore Range, Green Mountain Reservoir, and the Williams Fork Range. Deer, elk, and fox are common visitors. Nightfall brings stargazing and the occasional coyote chorus. Songbirds, hummingbirds, eagles, and hawks are often seen.

In winter, the chalet's location is ideal for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and excellent sledding. Alpine skiing and snowboarding are available at Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone and A-Basin, all within an hour. Vail, Steamboat Springs, and Winter Park are each about 2 hours away.There is Gold Medal fishing on the Colorado and Blue Rivers, and belly-boating on Cataract Lake. The chalet is surrounded by aspens, so the fall is an exceptional time to visit. There is access to various wilderness areas for sportsmen looking for a comfortable base.

Lower Cataract Lake is a short drive away during the summer months. When there is snow, it can be reached with snowshoes or cross-country skis via the road. A number of trail-heads begin in that area for day hikes or camping. The wild flowers are spectacular in spring and summer and the aspen foliage is golden in the fall. The cataract itself is also worth exploring.

The location is solitary, serene and private on 35 acres of woodland and sage brush meadows with wildlife as your nearest neighbors.

Well behaved pets are welcome.

Please don't smoke inside.

This is a perfect property for a small family get-together or a place to return to after a day of hiking, fishing or hunting.

Winter access can be more difficult even with with snow plowing, so contact us directly for more information.

Rates vary seasonally, so please contact us through the VRBO site for specifics about your stay

Keywords: Log chalet, aspen woods, sagebrush meadows, mountain views

More Details

Owner
Jason Gilman
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Jason Gilman

We designed and built this chalet, using standing dead lodge pole logs. Our 4 children grew up using this place many times a year, summer and winter. We are now retired, and the children are married and living scattered around the country. We come here about twice a month, bringing our dog and 2 cats with us.

Jason Gilman purchased this cabin in 1980

Why Jason Gilman chose Northwest

We built the chalet as our vacation retreat, and now would like to share it with others.

What makes this cabin unique

Solitude, serenity, love of the mountains, and enjoyment of the wildlife.

Amenities

Silverthorne Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please note that a $150 cleaning fee should be left at the house upon departure. This is not included in the quote.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet
    Bedroom Level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size beds (3), bunk bed, baby cribs (1), Sleep Sofa (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Family Chalet with Stunning Rocky Mountain Vista
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews
4

Great place to get away. Very secluded.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our trip a great deal. The view is incredibly delightful. Only thing if your an older person, there's a lot of stairs. Overall great vacation chalet.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular views and accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had such a great time at this Chalet. We loved the porch, cooking meals in the fully equipped kitchen, the fire pit, and the ping pong table. We're already discussing a trip back to the Chalet in the fall to see all the aspen (all over the property) in all their yellow and orange glory. So much to do in the area, we hiked at Lower Cataract Lake and it was stunning! What a special place!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The house and property are perfect. The chalet was very clean, homey,

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this vacation so much. My boys were able to play in the snow right there. Sledding, snow fights, building a snowman... The open layout of the house allowed us to spend great quality time together while some cooked, some played cards, some worked on puzzles, some enjoyed the scenery...all together.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome experience & beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Our NYE weekend was amazing! We LOVED the unique cabin and surrounding area. Beautiful fishing nearby on the river, and the hosts were very communicative and helpful. The cabin was very clean and well stocked for cooking and was exactly what we wanted! Ping pong table and games were very nice as well.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Majestic!

  • 5 of 5

The House was very clean and equipped with everything you might need during your stay. Family/kid friendly. The view was incredible!!! The fact that there is no cell sevice is a blessing. It allows you to truly "get away" and spend quality time with your family, and enjoy God's creations. We are so thankful we were able stay here as our family's first annual vacation. We HIGHLY recommend staying here!! -Greg & Monica

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful area, nice cabin

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Heeney cabin in early June. Four adults and two kids were very well accommodated, though please note that there is no longer a twin/trundle in the fourth bedroom. It has been replaced by twin bunk beds. This would have been a problem for us if the other 2 adults we had planned for would have been able to come on the trip, but since they had to cancel it all worked out well. The hike around Lower Cataract was spectacular, and took us about 1.5 hours at a leisurely pace. Driving into town was a bit further than expected (the dirt road part), but the rented minivan handled it just fine. We enjoyed watching the antics of the hummingbirds, listening to the coyote pack at night, and seeing deer every morning on the property. The campfire was fun, though the 5 gallon buckets of water were not at the site as stated in the paperwork. Also, bring your own marshmallow roasters! The kitchen was well-appointed and had everything we needed.

As for the local area, the tour of historic buildings in Frisco was a fun way to spend a couple of hours, and the kids enjoyed the passports they got to stamp in every building. Bike rental in Frisco also worked out well, and the trail up to Copper Mountain is fantastic, though not for small kids or casual riders. Copper Mountain also has a deal in the summer months for $49 where you can ride the lift up and down the mountain as many times in a day as you like (we got to witness a wedding at the top), ride the zip line across the lake (kind of small, but fun), jump on the trampoline-with-bungees thing, and play miniature golf. You can also pay for each individually, but it's much better as a package deal. Fishing on Lower Cataract Lake only yielded 1 fish, but it was a beauty. All in all, it was a very enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Silverthorne Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 15 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,350
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2017 - May 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $150

We do apply holiday rates to various holidays, including Thanksgiving, 4th of July, Christmas/New Years, Memorial Day, Labor Day, President's Day, MLK Weekend, and other holidays as deemed appropriate.

Specific holidays have a different rate structure. MLK, President's Day, and Veteran's Day rentals will incur an additional $25/night charge. Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day will incur an additional $25/night charge. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day stays will incur an additional $50/night charge.

We will continue to offer discounted weekly rates, based upon staying 6 nights.

If renting for more than 6 nights, the entire rental rate will be calculated at the daily rate for a week, multiplied by the number of days at the house.

We require a $150 cleaning fee that is to be left at the cabin upon departure, for our house cleaner. Not doing so will result in a $10 surcharge deducted from your deposit, along with the cleaning fee amount.

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.
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