Mountain victorian with downstairs bedroom, upstairs bedroom,.3 beds, 1 sleeping futon, sleeps 5 comfortably. Living/dining area, kitchen, small refrigerator, microwave, quisinart grill, countertop oven, cooking utinsels, linens and blankets. Walking distance to Georgetown Loop Railway. Town is National Historic Site as is Georgetown(2 miles) due to mining history. Mountain setting with hiking, climbing, skiing. Close to Loveland Ski Area, also Arapaho Basin, Keystone, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Winter Park. Interior rehab and all new paint.
Distance to ski areas:
Loveland 10 miles 12 minutes
Arapaho Basin 17 miles 25 minutes
Keystone 28 miles 35 minutes
Breckenridge 35 miles 40 minutes
Copper Mountain 31 miles 35 minutes
Winter Park 33 miles 36 minutes
NOTE- Times may be greater due to weather and traffic conditions.
Retired Air Force pilot began skiing in 1950s at Montana State University. Met wife Terry at Sun Valley and started family skiing while stationed in Germany. Skiied Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy in 1960s/70s. After Air Force retirement was a Boy Scout executive and high school teacher. Skiied Portillo, Chile in 2005. Colorado snow is the best in the world! Wife Terry is retired school nurse, son David is photographer/extreme skiier, daughter Kim coaches at Air Force Academy, son Scott is retail manager in Ft Worth. Grandson Lane at the Air Force Academy. Grandaughter Breanna and owners live in Fort Worth/Abilene, Texas. We love the Colorado
Jim Gidley purchased this house in 2010
We started coming to Colorado when our daughter began coaching at the Air Force Academy in 1998 and Dave was a ski instructor at Keystone. We started the Grandkids skiing and really liked the atmosphere at Loveland. Also like Arapaho Basin and Winter Park but did not like the drive back to Colorado Springs. In 2010 bought the property and reworked the front half for overnight and short term use. Silver Plume is a laid-back, interesting town with National Historic site designation
Being in Silver Plume is like returning to post Cival War times. The streets are unpaved, the old store fronts are unique and adjacent Georgetown and Idaho Springs have lots of activities and amenities. Mountain hiking and biking is readily available and skiing runs from October to April.