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The Perfect Mountain Getaway - THE FAIRPLAY CHALET

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


About the property

3 sleeping areas, 3 baths, one on each level, sleeps 5-6 comfortably

Location, Location, Location:

The Fairplay Chalet is located between Fairplay and Alma in the Valley of the Sun at 11,100 feet in elevation. Off the beaten path for a true peaceful mountain experience, yet close to mountain amenities. Less than two hours from Colorado Springs and Denver, it's only 23 miles to Breckenridge, and 35 miles to Buena Vista. Added bonus: the cabin location is easily accessed via Hwy 285, avoiding travel on the overcrowded I-70 mountain route.


Breckenridge ski resort is 25 miles away. Eight other ski resorts ranging from world class to small family friendly resorts are within a 45 minute-1.5 hour drive. (Beaver Creek, Vail, Loveland, Keystone, Copper Mountain, A-Basin, Monarch and Ski Cooper)

Hiking/Snowshoeing/Four-Wheeling/Snowmobiling/Cross Country Skiing/Biking/Fishing/Rafting/Kayaking: are just some of the other alpine activities within 5-35 miles away.

About the Owners of The Fairplay Chalet:: The Fairplay Chalet is a dream come true for two professionals who longed for a peaceful and relaxing weekend getaway close to great ski resorts, hiking and fishing yet within easy driving distance from the Denver Metro area. After searching hundreds of properties in Summit and Park Counties, the owners purchased land in South Park and set out to build their dream cabin in the mountains, which they finished themselves in 2008.

The fruits of this laborious effort - an aesthetically appealing mountain retreat that is too good not to share with others. The large deck is great for sipping morning coffee and bird watching. In the evening, relax by one of two fireplaces with a cup of hot cocoa. Read a book in the Loft Library. Play foosball, shuffleboard, darts or watch a movie. After relaxing in the cabin, step outside to enjoy numerous activities in winter and summer from snowshoeing and sledding out the back door to hiking 14ers and fishing gold medal waters just minutes away.

Colorado Towns Surrounding The Fairplay Chalet:: Fairplay:

Quaint town with several summer festivals, the Fairplay Fitness Center, South Park City Museum, bowling alley, grocery store, mountain shops and casual dining.


Funky offbeat mountain town featuring music festivals, shops and a couple of bars/restaurants.

Buena Vista:

Art galleries, restaurants, shops, hiking, fishing, hot springs, rafting, kayaking, hot springs.

Summit County:

The towns of Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon, Silverthorne and Keystone are all within a 30-55 minute drive offering fine dining, mountain shops, and all of the above mentioned outdoor activities.

Advantages of Staying at The Fairplay Chalet:: Avoid the congested I-70 corridor by traveling Hwy 285;

Drive a little (to ski resorts) and save a lot: unmatched value compared to Summit County properties;

Experience the Colorado mountains and serenity as it's meant to be enjoyed away from the hustle and bustle of a ski resort town;

More Details

Shannon Meddings
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We highly recommend the Fairplay Chalet. This beautiful cabin in the mountains is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty. Shannon thought of everything you would need during your stay. We loved returning to the cabin each day after skiing to cook dinner, play games and just enjoy being in such a beautiful place. My husband and I, along with 2 other a couples, stayed 4 nights completely comfortable with plenty of space for all. The chalet truly feels like a retreat. We would love to return in the summer time.
Mar 2014
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Valley of the Sun Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , soaking tub/fireplace in Loft
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main floor bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Basement bath with heated floor
  • All bathrooms include toiletries and hairdryer. Five bathrobes included, as well as slippers for each guest at basement entry.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Day bed in game room with trundle
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Well equipped kitchen including coffee & hot cocoa makers with assortment of coffee, tea, cocoa Spices, condiments, flour, sugar; Basement game room with bar, piano, Foosball, darts and shuffle board; Expansive Deck with heated patio table and an additional patio heater; One car garage and other outside parking; Use of snowshoes, sleds and picnic backpack; Outside horseshoe pit; Outside fire pit;


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The Perfect Mountain Getaway - THE FAIRPLAY CHALET
average rating of 4.964286 based on 35 reviews

Outstanding. Owners thought of more details than you could imagine. Beautiful cabin

  • 5 of 5

5 stars!!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Beyond our expectations....absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The property was absolutely beautiful. The house was very charming, and felt like a home. It was obvious that the owners have invested their hearts into the cabin. It was extremely comfortable and cozy! We hope to return and make it a tradition to spend our holidays here.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing, beautiful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 4 nights, and we loved every minute at the cabin! There was so much snow and we loved the cabin so much that we didn't venture out but one time to go to Breckenridge. The views from all around were breathtaking! Chains were a MUST to access this property, and even with chains it was rough at times, due to record breaking snow. The photos on VRBO do not do this place justice - extremely clean and the owner thought of everything, from robes and slippers, to a bottle of wine. We want to try to come back during the summertime. I would recommend this cabin to everyone!!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cabin in the Mountains

  • 5 of 5

Being from New York my family and I were looking for that unique mountain living experience and this cabin did not disappoint. It was very clean and came with tons of extras that made our stay even that much more enjoyable. It has 3 bathrooms on 3 floors and offered plenty of room for the 6 adults that were staying there. We made great use of the grill and game room and just overall loved the cozy mountain atmosphere. If you are looking for a high quality cabin up high in the mountains you do not have to look any further!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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nice retreat with all ammenities, just a little far from town.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Mountain Getaway with our family (3 generations - 6 people) and there was plenty of room to spread out. We got a lot of information beforehand since the owners aren't living close by and we didn't meet them during our stay. They made sure though that we got there alright and felt comfortable during our stay. If you consider renting the Mountain Getaway you just need to know that it is a little far from everything - 5 miles up the hill from Fairplay, mostly gravel road. So we spent a lot of extra time in the car... (unfortunately it took us even longer to Buena Vista and Salida due to road construction.) Also be aware that you are high up in the mountains - we had some trouble falling asleep due of the altitude...

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace of Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful not too secluded but nice! The cabin itself...the pictures online do not do justice to how nice the cabin truly is. Shannon has gone out of her way to be so accommodating and attention to every detail. The owners were very responsive to any questions or concerns.

The cabin is in a perfect location to get to Fairplay and Alma with decent fishing at Montgomery Reservoir. We enjoyed horseback riding at Platte Ranch Stables. We hope to visit the cabin during snow season to take in the scenery in the snow. Thanks again for sharing!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
South Park Saloon, ALB, McCalls Pub
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Hwy 285 and Hwy 9
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Millonzis, South Park Steakhouse
Nearest Ski
23 Miles

Welcome to The Fairplay Chalet. Nestled between the quaint towns of Fairplay and Alma, while only a 30 minute drive to world class skiing in Breckenridge, The Fairplay Chalet is the perfect destination for travelers looking for relaxation and comfort or alpine adventure.

The Fairplay Chalet is nestled in a recreational paradise allowing easy access to enjoy all that colorful Colorado has to offer.

Loaded with comforts and amenities, The Fairplay Chalet is not only the finest choice in cabins, it is an outstanding value.

Custom built log home finished by the owners with tasteful rustic furnishings;

Pristine secluded setting with views of Mount Silverheels;

Large deck with gas grill, patio heater and perfect setting for wildlife viewing;

Comfy beds, down blankets, quality linens, well appointed bathrooms;

Gourmet kitchen, gas fireplaces, hardwood and tile floors;

Game Room that will entertain for hours;

Loft Library, flat screen TVs;

And so much more ...

Other Activities: river rafting, downhill mountain biking, kayaking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, fly fishing


Rates & Availability

Valley of the Sun Cabin Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $150

*7th night free with week-long stay.

*Cleaning fee: $125

* $250 security/damage deposit due at the time reservation is made; half of total due 60 days before arrival with full aount due 14 days of arrival, cancellations within 45 days forfeit advanced payment.

*Payment accepted by check; Online credit card payments accepted - subject to 2.5% fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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