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Most Spectacular Views in Summit County

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Duplex, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths (Sleeps 10-12)

Enjoy spectacular views while vacationing at this luxury home situated at the edge of a 10 acre lake. Step no further than the back deck for unequaled photo opportunities in the center of Summit County. Unobstructed views of the Gore Range provide a breathtaking panorama from the bedrooms, living room, dining room and kitchen.

Relax in one of the four spacious bedrooms. One of the bedrooms is on the main floor, three others are on the second floor. Our home has five queen-sized comfortable beds with memory foam mattress toppers. Our home has everything you need to entertain in style including a large dining table that seats 8 as well as a breakfast bar.

In addition to the amenities that Summit County has to offer, the duplex is located a short distance from the Silverthorne Recreation Center which offers programs and activities for all ages. The home is conveniently located in the heart of ski country and just minutes from six ski areas. The summer season in Summit County provides every opportunity to relax and enjoy the outdoors.

We look forward to providing a memorable vacation at reasonable rates.

More Details

Karen Shoemaker
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Karen Shoemaker

My earliest years were of the small town in Kansas where I was born and have very fond memories. I live in a suburb of Denver full time close to my children and grandchildren and retired from a college library after 30 years. In addition, I very much enjoy and take pride in owning and renting the vacation home.

Karen Shoemaker purchased this house in 1993

Why Karen Shoemaker chose Willow Grove

Summit County is so close to the Denver area. It's only a one-hour drive to the best the mountains have to offer. When the site became available it was an easy decision to buy the land and build. It's all about the views and the convenience of being in the center of it all.

What makes this house unique

Located on easily accessed streets in Silverthorne. Close to the recreation center, shopping, highways 6, 9 and I-70 and yet on a very quiet, secluded street. There are no neighbors behind the property - just the lake, the incredible views and the occasional wildlife that passes through.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved the duplex! It was just the right size and configuration for our family, and having access to the little lake made it easy for those early risers to get out and put a fishing pole in without waking the rest of us

It was the perfect place for the family retreat.
Aug 2010
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Willow Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Maximum 4 cars - 2 in garage, 2 outside Parking is not allowed on the street in Silverthorne.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom has two sinks and lots of storage room
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large linen cabinet
  • Large master bathroom (bathroom 1) has a jetted tub plus a walk-in shower. Bathroom 2 has two sinks.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • 4 bedrooms with 5 queen beds plus the living room sofa converts to a queen bed.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Monthly rentals available


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(17 traveler reviews)

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Most Spectacular Views in Summit County
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Nice and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with a few friends for a ski trip. Short drive multiple ski areas and into town. Beautiful view from the dining room.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and comfortable!!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect the perfect location for 4 couples who pick a spot yearly to retreat from the city and spend quality time together as friends. There was an ample amount of space for all of us, and the locale was perfect for having easy access to hiking, shopping, and fishing in multiple locations around the area. The lake behind the house was perfect for evening fishing, and the paths around it were breathtaking, as we saw osprey's and a myriad of other birds, and wildlife. Our entire group agreed that we will be likely to return to this house again on another one of our yearly getaways. :)

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceptional View

  • 5 of 5

My family of 11 enjoyed our Thanksgiving stay in this well kept and clean property. We've stayed in many properties over the years and I have to say this is one of the best stocked places to cook almost anything imaginable...crockpot, rice cooker, pans name it. Now, for me, personally the best part of this place is the incredibly gorgeous view I woke up to every day. The little lake was a joy to walk around and so much fun for my grandkids to throw rocks into before it snowed. The grandkids loved the area and the path behind the lake offers such a calm, peaceful and beautiful path by the river. I hope to come back again soon. The owner is wonderful and friendly to work with. Finally, the location is close to everything while keeping you in the mountains.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. As many times as I've stayed at the duplex I am always in awe of the view.
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  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing stay at the lovely duplex in Silverthorne. We had 7 family members and we were all comfortable and loved the accommodations! The views were spectacular! We loved our daily walks around the lake and down to the river. There was so much to do and see! I loved having a full kitchen with everything I could have needed to cook for my family. We were so sad to leave this little piece of heaven on earth! Thank you, Karen, for a wonderful place to experience Colorado!

The Hill family

(Norman, OK)

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. The views are incredible and the walk around the lake and along the path next to the Blue River is a special treat.
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Silver Spring, MD

Perfect for my group

  • 5 of 5

The duplex was perfect for my group of 12 men. Half the group was 25-35 and the other half 55-67. I've previously owned property in Keystone for almost 30 years until 2014. I decided it was in my best interest to rent the couple of times each year that I ski out west. Since I usually bring a group ranging in size from 5 to 12, I have to search all the available properties. I must say this was the best property money can rent. The convenience to so many ski resorts, restaurants, shopping and the size, bedding, views and accessibility of this duplex is perfect for most any group. We rented both units and everyone had there own queen size bed. No where else would that have been possible at this low price.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Great Location, Clean, Spacious

  • 5 of 5

Willow Grove was a perfect abode for our winter vacation. The duplex was spacious, impeccably clean, and well stocked with everything we needed for this to be a home for a few days. I found that the beds were really comfortable, and the mountain views were great! Karen was the perfect amount of hospitable. She checked in with us when we arrived and left us to our trip the rest of the time. All instructions for picking up keys and departure items were very clearly communicated ahead of time. The location was perfect for us as it was close to grocery stores, the movies, and also a short drive to Keystone and A-Basin. I would definitely recommend and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
6 Miles

Other Activities: Kayaking, Snowboarding,Wildlife Viewing, Racquetball, Shuffleboard, Parasailing, Cross Country Skiing, Smowmobiling, Rock Climbing, Baskeball Court


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.38%

$175 to $400 per night; $1,040 - $2600 per week
Low Weekly Seasonal Rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.