About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
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
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
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 Silverthorne
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.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great place to stay. Only complaint was the outside fire pit was covered in about 3 feet of snow and we had to dig around and find it. Great views. About 30 min away from Silverthorne.
Wonderful and incredibly affordable Chalet near Heeney! Relatively easy access to Copper, Breck, and Steamboat. Great for families and intimate groups of friends, comfortably lodges 8 people in 4 rooms, can push it to 10 with a pull-out couch. Satellite Radio and Large Dining Room Table were perfect for shared meals, hanging out, and just enjoying each others company after hitting the slopes.
My group enjoyed our time "off the radar" so to speak, due to the lack of Wireless Internet and Limited Cell Reception, but obviously this Chalet isn't for those who can't live without internet. Also recommend 4 Wheel Drive, getting up the ranch road to the Chalet can be a challenge for 2 Wheel Drive.
Gorgeous getaway for our family
The chalet was a perfect winter getaway for our family. The views are stunning! We had everything we needed for the weekend. There is no WiFi or phone service which was a big plus for us!
Perfect family getaway!
This chalet was probably the coolest vacation rental I have ever had. It has so much character and the views are absolutely gorgeous. The living area was open and relaxing, and my favorite place was the swing chair in the picture window overlooking the mountains.
Can't thank the Gilman family enough for sharing their chalet with us. We truly had an amazing weekend, and will most certainly consider coming back at a later date.
-The Emley family
Great Mountain Getaway
Nice hiking trails nearby with many different fishing spots. Beautiful views. Clean and cozy house. Had all amenities for us, even toys for the kids. Nice place to disconnect from daily grind. Had a great time.
Wonderful get away for our family!
The Chalet was the perfect get away for our family! We enjoyed the fresh mountain air, went fishing in the Lower Cataract Lake and hiked several trails in the area. We couldn't ask for a more relaxing vacation with loved ones. Thank you for sharing your home with us! We would love to come back in the future.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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 7 nights. If renting for more than 7 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.