Gold Trail Mountain Home - All Season Access to Outdoor Mountain Activities

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Last updated: 06/13/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This beautiful two deck cedar home on Pennsylvania Mountain overlooks Silver Heels Mountain. The house is located in Valley of the Sun just off route 9. It within 15 minutes of both Alma and the town of Fairplay in Park County. The home is only 35 minutes from Breckenridge known for its skiing, snowboarding, and other winter activities. Summer in the mountains includes back country hiking, gold medal fishing, biking, etc. which are all within a few minutes of the house. There is easy access to hiking fourteeners. Four wheeling varies from easy to challenging. A little farther away near Buena Vista (45 minutes) you will find white water rafting.

As you drive up to the property you will see a picture perfect mountain home surrounded by a beautiful forest of towering pines. The home features expansive decks on two levels and a third deck at the back of the property with log chairs and table- perfect for enjoying the sun.
Inside, on the upper level there is an open living area with lofted ceilings and two-story windows. The room includes a dining area for 8, a well equipped kitchen, and a cozy wood burning cast iron stove. There are two bedrooms and a full bathroom on this level. One bedroom has a queen size bed. The other bedroom has a futon that can become a comfortable full size bed. This room has a TV and DVD player.
The lower level has another large living space featuring a large TV, DVD player, closet full of videos and games (including Wii) and a 4 in 1 game table for youngsters. There is wireless internet access via satellite throughout the house. There is a queen sleeper sofa , comfortable chairs and a game table in this room. There is a third bedroom with 2 twin beds as well as a full bathroom on this level.

There is a full deck on both levels allowing wonderful views of the woods and white-capped mountains. There is a gas grill and eating table with chairs on the upper deck Moose, elk, fox, deer, snowshoe rabbits and porcupines have been spotted on the property. There are also many varieties of birds that come to feed including hummingbirds in the summer.
A notebook of area maps, local activities, seasonal hikes, etc. is available at the house. There are also many books with information on fly fishing, ghost towns, historic locations, plants and animals of the area available for use.
South central Colorado offers some of the best of outdoor activities: skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, mountain climbing, snow-shoeing, horseback riding, ice climbing, fishing, hunting, rafting, snow-mobiling, 4-wheeling, ATVing, mine exploring, white water rafting, sledding, tubing, rock and mountain climbing, canoeing and kayaking, etc.
All of these are within a short distance of the house:

* Alma – Lincoln Falls (ice climbing), Mosquito Pass (4 wheeling) – 15 min N
* Breckenridge – horseback riding, skiing, snow-boarding, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, fishing, boating, golfing, ice skating, live theater, concerts, museums - 25 min. NW
* Buena Vista - Hot Springs, fishing, rafting, Cottonwood Lake the Arkansas River - 30 min. SW
* Canon City - home of the Royal Gorge – 60 min SE
* Como Historic Railroad District - 20 min. NW
* Cripple Creek - gold mining, gambling - 50 min.
* Denver - shopping, theaters, sports, amusements parks -90 min NE
* Fairplay – Bowling, Park city restored 1880’s Town recreation center with skateboard park - 15 min. NW
* Frisco – Boating, fishing, hiking, Cross country skiing, tubing – 45 min. N
* Manitou Springs - Cave of the Winds, Pikes Peak – 60 min. SE
* Salida - fishing, hiking, jeep trails, rafting – 25 min SW.
* Silverthorne – Outlets, movie theater – 50 min N

All of these destinations offer a variety of shopping and restaurants.
The roads and driveway are plowed regularly when there is snow. A four wheel drive vehicle is recommended for winter travel.
In this location, one can enjoy the flexibility of being able to explore all of the exciting areas in the heart of the Rockies by being in the center of all the activities. Visitors will be able to enjoy a lovely home in the seclusion and beauty of a mountain setting.

Note: Rentals during June, July, August, and September are limited to a maximum of two weeks at a time.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old for renter...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1 upper level: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2 upper level: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Living Room lower level: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen size in sofa sleeper - this is not a futon...moreless

  • Bedroom 3 lower level: 2 twin/ single


Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Games:

    Many games and puzzles...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    Small multi game table for Children Foosball, pool, etc....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The house is on Pennsylvania Mountain and looks out to Silverheels Mountain....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air natural gas...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full Kitchen equipment...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Condiments Spices Tea Coffee filters Starter coffee...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side Ice, crushed Ice, Water in door....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven...moreless


  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.9
from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning $50
  • Taxes Not included


Rentals during June, July, August, and September are usually limited to a maximum of two weeks at a time.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 06/13/2016
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90 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver International Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Fairplay CO
24 Miles
Nearest Golf
Breckenridge CO
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
route 9
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fairplay CO
24 Miles
Nearest Ski
Breckenridge CO

Car: Necessary

South Park City is 5 miles away in Fairplay and is a 1880's restored town.

Wildlife viewing is everywhere and can include animals such as moose, elk, deer, bear, fox, etc.

Hiking fourteeners (mountains over 14000 feet) is all around this area.

Gold Medal fishing streams and several lakes and reservoirs are nearby.

Yearly events in the town of Fairplay and Alma are common.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

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Speaks: english



  • upper level living room

    upper level living room

  • upper level futon/full size bed

    upper level futon/full size bed

  • upper deck

    upper deck

  • lower level deck

    lower level deck

  • view from upper deck of Mount Silverheels

    view from upper deck of Mount Silverheels

  • looking towards Pennsylvania Mountain from Route 9.

    looking towards Pennsylvania Mountain from Route 9.

  • upper level bedroom

    upper level bedroom

  • Upper level bathroom

    Upper level bathroom

  • lower level living area

    lower level living area

  • lower level bath

    lower level bath

  • free standing deck and yard

    free standing deck and yard

  • sunrise from upper deck

    sunrise from upper deck

  • South Park City restored 1880's town in Fairplay

    South Park City restored 1880's town in Fairplay

VRBO #492101

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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