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.
The house is just 12 minutes away from the ski area and the owner's son has skiing and snowboard equipment for rent.
The house is located in the mining town of Silver Plume, which has minimal development and is very quiet. On the last day there, I took a walk on a trail to one of the silver mines. I happenned to see 6-7 Bighorn sheep about 50-100 feet away. As long as I kept my distance, they continued grazing, while keeping an eye on me. From this same vantage point, the town of Silver Plume is spreadout below. A great place to visit if you are willing to make your own entertainment.
The house worked out perfect for a guys only ski trip. Nice home base to relax after a long day on the slopes. The caretaker, David, is really helpful and went out of his way to make sure we had the right ski equipment. If you are in need of rentals I recommend renting from the home owner as it's very convenient.
The rental was very close to the ski slopes. You must go to Georgetown (just a few minutes away for groceries, restaurants, gas, etc.) Host was very helpful in getting us ski gear. Only negative was a lot of clutter/"stuff" inside and outside of the house….reminded me of Sanford and Son.
We had 4 guys staying in the house for a 4 day ski trip and we enjoyed ourselves immensely! The house was great and we easily found everything we needed (minus an oven). The only reason I'm giving 4 stars is because we weren't fully aware that the only oven was a countertop model. That being said, the place is great for people looking to do the Colorado outdoors on a budget.
My husband and I have stayed here for our summer trip to Colorado for the last two years in a row, and we look forward to going back next summer. It is very conveniently located next to the historic Georgetown Loop Railroad, in Silver Plume. We enjoy relaxing and having our morning coffee on the front porch looking up at the mountains. David makes sure we have everything we need and always fills us in on all the local happenings. Our favorite hiking place, Guanella Pass, is an easy and beautiful drive from this quaint cottage, and coming “home” always feels so nice. It is stocked with games and movies, which is always fun after a long day in the mountains. We love all of the books that are available for our use; we have learned much about the history of Silver Plume and Georgetown. David also has plenty of stuff to rent if you are into skiing, biking, kayaking, etc. Some of our favorite places in nearby Georgetown include Mountain Buzz Cafe & Pizzaria, Lucha Cantina, and Mad Mike’s Outdoor Gear and Espresso Bar.
We miss our mountains and can’t wait to come back!
This is an unique cabin located in a very quiet place; perfect for everybody who loves outside activities. Hiking trails start just "from a cabin". Dogs are allowed on trails. Close to this town, other historical places are good to see. Although in the town, there are not too many attractions, its geographical location makes itself very attractive. Owner is pet friendly and cares about. his guests. I would recommend this cabin for parents with teenagers, pet owners and adventure seekers.