Spectacular Family Chalet with Stunning Rocky Mountain Vista
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- Minimum stay:1-2 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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
Member since: 2011
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- Queen size beds (3), bunk bed, baby cribs (1), Sleep Sofa (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - May 14, 2017
2 night min stay
May 15 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 1 - May 14, 2018
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Taxes Not included
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:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 1980
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Silverthorne, CO, USA:
We built the chalet as our vacation retreat, and now would like to share it with others.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Solitude, serenity, love of the mountains, and enjoyment of the wildlife.
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Chalet in the fall aspen foliage
bedroom 3, double bed
The view from your hammock on the deck.
Belly boat fishing
The rare Calypso orchid or Lady Slipper by the trail around the lake.
A summer visitor
A rare view of twin bear cubs.
The winter chalet with the Williams Fork Range in the background
Kitchen and dining area
Bedroom 2, queen bed
Eagle's Nest, Gore Range View southwest from the deck
A view of the cataract that gives the lake its name.
The trail around Lower Cataract Lake affords a multitude of wildflowers
Colorado state flower.
A winter visitor
Cataract Lake in the Fall.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016
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