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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type tower
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Hot Tub Home Theater - Steam Room - Gourmet Kitchen - On OHV Route!!

THE ONLY HOT TUB IN TOWN...AND MUCH, MUCH MORE! ON OHV ROUTE! Instead of spending your high alpine adventure in a place that looks like your great grandmother's house, 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. Although the club is a bi-level open-floor bunkhouse, 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. Adjoined 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 DirecTV DVR with HBO and fully wifi-enabled. There is also a third 42 inch 1080i HDTV with DirecTV and 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.

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Michael Constantine
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

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 Southwest

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews

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: Feb 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: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Year's Trip 2016!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at The X Club was definitely one to remember! We arrived to a warm and cozy cabin full of nice tunes ready for our stay. Michael gave us a quick and informative tour and let us get settled in. Michael was the ideal host, making himself available for any questions and giving us enough space to truly enjoy and get comfortable for our stay. We got snowed in for a day and he accommodated us no problem! He even arrived the next morning to shovel our sidewalk and sweep off our cars!

The steam shower was incredible, featuring a rain fall setting that made for a perfect way to unwind from the chilly day. The Fuf couch was so comfortable and big enough for two adults to sleep on comfortably. All of the other beds available were comfy and inviting. The kitchen was awesome and offered a large amount of supplies from pots and pans to spices. We didn't have to go out for dinner once, we cooked the whole time! The cabin is conveniently located to just about everything in town, which was awesome! We walked everywhere. But my favorite part had to be having the ability to watch a movie and thaw out from a snowy day in the hot tub, it was so relaxing!

There were 8 adults and we had plenty of room to stretch out and be comfortable without feeling too separated from each other. I would highly recommend The X Club for families or groups of friends. We had a blast and can't wait to visit Silverton and The X Club again soon! Thanks for everything Michael!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Michael has the ultimate place in Silverton, and he is a tremendous host! Any insight into local dining, drinks, hikes, sights or trails- he (and his awesome dog, Monkey) was available to help out. The X Club is a perfect getaway; the steam shower, the bar ambiance, the great views from the deck, the hot tub, the entertainment systems and the proximity to anything and everything in Silverton were enjoyed by my whole family. We'll be trying to get back to Silverton and the X Club every year now, thanks Michael!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of seven people and stayed for a week. We all thought the place was great. Plenty of space, a great kitchen and hot tub. The location was perfect, right off the main street. The owner "Michael" was very helpful and made us feel at home. Overall, we had a great time and enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to come back

  • 5 of 5

This is one of my favorite places ever! The area is beautiful and the skiing is unforgettable. This was my second trip to the lodge and my first one in the summer. It's cozy, clean, and full of toys! I'd love to come back with a big group of friends for a ski trip. Mike is extremely nice and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Silverton Tower Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 19 2017 - Oct 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $50 + 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.

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