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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type tower
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Five Person Hot Tub - Steam Shower - 3 HDTVs - Gourmet Kitchen - On OHV Route!!

THE ONLY HOT TUB IN TOWN...AND MUCH, MUCH MORE! ON OHV ROUTE! HOSTED BY SILVERTON'S MOST EXPERIENCED BACKCOUNTRY GUIDE. Instead of spending your high alpine adventure in a typical Silverton dollhouse, consider choosing the world famous Explorer's Club Southwest, better known regionally as The X-Club (The X-Club is currently being featured on the "Secret Hideouts" section of the backcountry sports website Please check out their professional photographs of the club) . The Explorer's Club building was also the original location of the Montanya Rum Distillery and Tasting Room before they relocated to Crested Butte, Colorado. The club is a bi-level open-floor bunkhouse, but it does have ONE PRIVATE BEDROOM and TWO FULL BATHS and SLEEPS 10 GUESTS. The back room is a year-round indoor beach party with a five-person hot tub, a 47 inch full 1080 HDTV, and a large charcoal grill and smoker. Our kitchen is the former bar and a foodie's delight. It has tremendous tile work-space, brand new premium dishware and appliances, and a small commercial dishwasher that cleans a rack of dishes in 90 seconds. Open to the kitchen is the living room with a 55 inch Samsung 4K Ultra HDTV with Bluetooth-enabled home theater system that connects to smartphones. 4K Ultra has four times the resolution of full 1080 HDTV and is powered by a voice-operated Xbox One with with HBO, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Video, and many other apps. There is also a third 42 inch 1080i HDTV with Xbox 360 in the one private bedroom. There are enough game controllers on both game systems to keep a diverse group of kids tranquilized for hours while the adults watch TV quietly and alone in the separate hot tub. The X-Club has 8 quality beds and futons with down comforters, sleeps a maximum of 13 people (but we keep the limit at 10), and is by far the most unique and fun vacation rental in Silverton. Price listed is for the first 6 guests. Add $15 per night for each additional guest and for any dogs.

This Northern New Mexico-style, outdoor adventure/map-themed bunkhouse has spent the last thirteen years as an acclaimed sports pub, rum microdistillery, live music club, grill-it-yourself steakhouse, and outdoor adventure guide service/information center. The building is a 90 second walk to all the best restaurants and bars in Silverton, yet is very soundproof and private with two permanently vacant buildings and a large vacant lot with creek bordering three sides of the property. It's a perfect place for well-behaved dogs...and their pets! A recreational cannabis store is right across the street, and ski/board tuning shop right next door.

The look is Santa Fe meets upscale Alpine hut. The theme is outdoor adventure man-cave filled with raised-relief maps, work-out equipment, multiple Wi-Fi connected HDTVs equipped with DirecTV DVR, Xbox One, Xbox 360, ski/snowboard tuning bench, and a full library of games, ski videos, and outdoor adventure guidebooks. The former bar is being converted to a modern residential kitchen with brand new premium appliances and a separate grilling room with FIVE-PERSON HOT TUB where up to eight people can barbeque in their bikinis and board shorts, even in the winter. Bring your own keg (or kegs!) to hook into the eight-tap draft beer system. One private bedroom with queen bed, an upstairs and downstairs bunking area with two full baths.

There is a fully-enclosed private patio with wood-burning potbelly stove in the back, and a long beautiful upstairs balcony with bar top that overlooks Notorious Blair Street on the building's front. A perfect place to party and watch the 4th of July Parade, February Skijor Races, or the setting sun. You are welcome to smoke tobacco or cannabis in either of these two locations. Vaporizers and vape pens using only cannabis are okay inside. Please no smoking inside the building.

Owner Michael Constantine is a long-time backcountry adventure guide and manager of the highest-rated B&B in Silverton. He is available to help plan your hiking, jeeping, backcountry skiing/snowboarding, and other activities. And he can cook healthy, gourmet meals on-site including his famous sack lunches at additional cost with seven-day advance notice.

The conversion from nightclub to vacation rental will not be complete until the start of ski season 2014, so please excuse the lack of photos until the project is nearly complete. And don't hesitate to call, text, or email Michael if you have any questions about the X-Club, the town of Silverton, Silverton Mountain Ski Area, or the Silverton backcountry.

More Details

Michael Constantine
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Michael Constantine

Michael Constantine is a former 82nd Airborne reconnaissance paratrooper from Baton Rouge, Louisiana who fell completely in love with the wilderness areas of the West while attending Arizona State University. That obsession led Michael to drop out of school and spend years exploring all of the national parks of western North America and beyond, including three years living under bush conditions in Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. After years of exploring and studying, he decided that there was no better combination of geography, climate, and ski conditions than the Four Corners, and Southwest Colorado in particular.

Michael Constantine purchased this tower in 2001

Why Michael Constantine chose Silverton

It is the former site of the first skiers bar and the first modern microdistillery in Silverton, but transformed into an outdoor adventure-themed bunkhouse with hot tub, walk-in steam shower, and lots of wonderful toys. But because you're not in Silverton to stay inside all day, you also get Silverton's top year-round backcountry guide as an on-call resource to help plan your adventures in Silverton and other world-class destinations on your itinerary such as the Utah and Arizona Canyon Country.

What makes this tower unique

A map-themed basecamp for mountain adventure lovers. Hot tub HD Theatre! Silverton's only steam room! Multiple internet and Directv-enabled big screen HDTVs including a 55 inch 4K Ultra HDTV. A gourmet lovers kitchen. Premium beds and linens. Free adventure travel planning service. 420 Friendly on balcony and patio only.


Silverton Tower Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • tower
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Small full bath with shower/tub upstairs. Large handicap-accessible downstairs full bath with a two-person walk-in steam shower. The upstairs shower/tub will be replaced with a jetted Jacuzzi shower/tub in Spring of 2015.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Private Suite - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bunk Room - 2 double , 1 twin/ single
    Upstairs Bunk Room - 1 double , 3 twin/ single
  • There is currently only one private bedroom with queen bed and attached full bath. All other sleeping accommodations are in two upscale hut-style bunking areas with high-quality beds, leather futons, and an unbelievably comfortable seven-foot long bean bag couch filled with cubes of memory foam. People will be fighting over who gets to sleep on it!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Just a reminder that with the exception of having one private bedroom with bath, Explorer's Club Southwest is upscale alpine hut-style lodging.


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average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews
Littleton, CO

Amazing place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

This place has everything you could ask for and more. Not to mention the owner Mike goes out of his way to make sure you have everything you need. The views are amazing and the house is cozy and relaxing. If you are looking for home away from home then stay here.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great Location and Awesome Owner!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed at Micheal's house for six nights. The location is wonderful, restaurants, taverns, and shopping all in walking distance. Silverton is a wonderful town with a lot of history. Micheal gave us great information about the best jeep trails and areas to visit.The hot tub was an added bonus after a day of hiking and four wheeling. Micheal and his awesome dog Monkey were the perfect host.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Your mountain home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Spent an incredible week with family and friends in Silverton at the Explorers Club - our mountain home away from home. Coming from the "flat-lands" of Sarasota (top rated beach in the United States) to Silverton it was nice to have a home to stay in vs a hotel. Michael Constantine who owns/operates the X Club was hands on and very helpful in showing us all the great things the house has from the hot tub to the big and comfy bean bag chair/couch which my son quickly took over. The house was fully stocked with what we needed to help enjoy the week.

Michael also helped us get hooked up with the best ATV rental in town and we did half of the Alpine Loop which was breathtaking to say the very least.

I would most definitely stay again at the X Club when back in Silverton - Best Regards

The Chartrand Family

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centerview, Missouri

Great location with all the amenities, right in OHV trail

  • 5 of 5

Michael was super to work with and gave us daily recommendations on trails, tours, places to eat. The only hot tub in town, he slips onto the back porch and takes out the trash you set out. Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay in Silverton!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a group of Skiers/Boarders

  • 4 of 5

Just as stated- great base for all kinds of activities in Silverton. Well equipped Kitchen and pantry.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for the skier

  • 4 of 5

My son, daughter, and two friends skiied silverton mountain the 5th, 6th, 7th of January. We stayed at Michael's property 4 nights. The hot tub was perfect for tired old muscles and worked great. The location in town is perfect. We could walk to eat in the evening to various good eating establishments. There is an enclosed porch that we could keep our gear in so we didn't have to pack it very far every morning and evening. The two bathrooms were a big plus because my daughter was traveling with us. The history of the building made it fun too. There is a pellet stove ,which I thought was going to be kind of a hassle, but it worked great and kept us comfortable. It was just the ticket to dry our stuff out after skiing. TV , Internet worked good. If I were skiing in silverton, this is where I would stay. Micheal kept in contact and made sure things were good. He was great host. We had an awesome trip and x club was part of it

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.9%

Price listed is for the first six guests. Each additional guest up to twelve guests is $15 per night extra. No more than two dogs per party with approval and no more than twelve total humans and dogs together.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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