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10% DISCOUNT on Bookings through 9/3/18- THE FAIRPLAY CHALET

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 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:
May 20, 2018

About Shannon Meddings

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 the South Park area and set out to build their dream cabin in the mountains, which they finished themselves in 2008.

Shannon Meddings purchased this cabin in 2008

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
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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
  • horseshoes
  • 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
  • rafting
  • 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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Perfect Mountain Getaway is the absolute correct title here!

  • 5 of 5

The Fairplay Chalet is a perfect spot to get away from it all - serene, breathtaking views, away from all the hustle and bustle. Yet the cabin itself has all the creature comforts of home and more - fireplace in master bedroom that also serves the master bath, for instance! Lots of thoughtful details inside and out, 3 full baths, luxury linens, full modern kitchen, huge wraparound outside deck. Plenty of room for our family of 5, and we made extensive use of the game room there (darts, shuffle board, foosball, lots of board games). Cabin's location placed us within an hour of most of the major ski resorts - we went to Loveland even though Breckenridge was about 35 minutes up the road. Will definitely look forward to staying here again in the future. Thank you Shannon for all the accommodation and courtesy you extended to us during our stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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excellent holiday family get-away!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is beautifully maintained, well stocked and cozy. Plenty of room for our family of four with a trundle in the basement for an occasional guest. There is plenty to do right out the door, hiking and skiing or easy enough drive to Breckenridge. We liked the low key flavor of Fairplay. We would definitely stay there again! Highly recommended. Thanks again Shannon!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do justice for this property! The Mountain View’s are breathtaking and The Fairplay Chalet is everything you would expect from a cozy cabin. We stayed the week before Christmas and the Home was nicely decorated and definitely made a white Christmas dream come true. We made wonderful memories and hope to visit during the warmer months!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Cabin for Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

The FairPlay Chalet was an amazing cabin that was centrally located. It was close to Breck, Alma, FairPlay, etc.

The cabin had a beautiful view and was high in the mountains. The cabin had internet, games, TV, and just a great atmosphere. Fireplace in bedroom was great.

Would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly thought out design/decor with all the comforts!

  • 5 of 5

Once you get past the bumpy road to get to the cabin, you will want to stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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The home is beautiful, well maintained, and perfectly stocked with everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at The Fairplay Chalet. It was so beautiful and cozy. It felt like a home away from home. There were handwritten notes and a welcome book with all the information you could need. The game room was a huge bonus and a hit with our kids! We would definitely recommend this home to anyone looking for a mountain getaway. We will be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $250

*10% OFF nightly rate with week-long stay, except during Holiday periods

*Cleaning fee: $150

* $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.