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Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2 BR/2 BA Timber Ridge Condo. Sleeps 6.

Our condo is the PERFECT PLACE to stay while you experience the best of COLORADO. We are located at the top of Wildernest in Silverthorne, CO right at the base of Buffalo Mountain - with easy access (right from the front door) to a huge trail system in the White River National Forest & Eagles Nest Wilderness Area. 40 minutes or less to SEVEN major ski areas (Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Loveland, Vail, Beaver Creek, A Basin). Steamboat Springs is only 90 minute away (the drive offers stunning scenery!) For cross country skiing there are great Nordic Centers in Frisco and Breckenridge, only 20-40 minutes away. Shopping options include a variety of boutique shops in Frisco, Breckenridge and Vail plus numerous factory outlet stores right in Silverthorne only minutes from the condo. And there are more restaurants and eateries than I can mention here.

2 BR, 2 BA. 900 sq ft. This end unit has new picture windows bringing in lots of light and a peaceful, airy feeling with views of National Forest, Dillon Reservoir and mountain views from every window. Master BR has a king-size bed with private full bath. Second BR has bunk beds with double bed on lower and twin above. Second full bath easily accessed from hall.

Comfortable, open living space has two full-size couches (one is a sleeper queen bed), leather lounge chair, flat screen TV, DVD, stereo with iPod cable, Free WiFi. and a wood-burning fireplace with plenty of firewood. Dining table has chairs for four plus 2 folding chairs. Three bar stools tuck under the counter opposite the stove for extra seating. All furnishings in excellent condition. Beautiful, original art in every room.

Kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to create wonderful meals at home while enjoying a roaring fire and a glass of wine. We’ve had professional chefs as our guests who have created many memorable feasts here. Of course there are also many restaurants in the immediate area. Choose from beer pubs like Dam Straight Lager, Avalanche Amber and Ptarmigan Pilsner, chains like Noodles, Chipotle and Smashburger. We really like the sushi restaurant next to the King Soopers in Dillon. And of course there are lots more restaurants for your dining pleasure in Frisco, Breckenridge and Vail.

The Timber Ridge Clubhouse is the best in Silverthorne. It’s an easy few minutes walk from the condo. Two hot tubs, heated swimming pool, sauna, pool table, racquetball court, foose-ball, ping pong table, outdoor tennis court and a large, comfy lounge area. There is also a spacious meeting room with large tables and chairs which can be arranged for your use upon request, if available. All this is Free for you to use as our guest. Coin operated washer and dryer are also located in clubhouse.

Free shuttle bus stop is 40 yards from condo door. Ride it to Silverthorne restaurants, shopping and to nearby ski areas (Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, Keystone)

No matter what the season, there is so much to do in Summit County you might never want to leave! Fun experiences include: ice castles, snow sculptures, art and music festivals, mountain biking trails, paved bike trails, hiking, trail running, golf, fly-fishing, lake-fishing, sail boating, kayaking, water skiing, river rafting, skate-boarding parks, horse-back riding and much more. There are many restaurants from pizza and tacos to fine dining.The Silverthorne Factory Outlet Stores, just minutes from our door, boast close to 100 brand-name shops. Frisco, Breckenridge and Vail are all within 30 minutes for even more unique shopping experiences. Both Silverthorne and Breckenridge have nice rec centers for indoor workouts.

Condo includes:

Plenty of Free Parking

1 King bed

Bunk beds: 1 Full + 1 Twin

1 Queen Sleeper Sofa

2 Full Baths

Clean linens (including for sleeper bed)

Clean towels - for bath and spa

Fully Furnished Kitchen

Dining Table with 4 Chairs + 2 Folding Chairs

Kitchen Counter Seating with 3 Bar Stools

Private deck with table & 2 chairs

Free firewood


Flat screen TV with cable

Stereo with hookup for iPod/mp3

Washer and Dryer (coin machines in clubhouse - 5 minute walk from condo)

Iron/Ironing Board

More Details

Buff Elting
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About Buff Elting

Buff is a full-time artist. Her nature-inspired paintings are in galleries in Santa Fe and Denver. You can see examples of her work hanging throughout our condo. Bob is one of the best land surveyors in the West as well as an avid and highly skilled back country pilot. Together we enjoy skate-skiing, trail running, hiking, rafting, and cycling. We spend as much time as we can at the condo when it isn't rented out.

Buff Elting purchased this condo in 2002

Why Buff Elting chose Summit County Colorado

We bought this condo because we love Summit County and wanted to spend more time skiing, hiking & relaxing and less time battling weekend traffic on I-70. We love being at the very top of the Wildernest area and chose this particular unit because of its location on the end of the first building, right next to the forest and wilderness - full of light, very quiet and no parking lot views!

Before beetle kill and fire-mitigation actions a few years ago, the primordial dark forest came right up to our windows. Stepping from our door into that forest was downright magical. The forest is still close and very beautiful, it just takes a couple minutes longer to get to it on the far side of the sloping meadow. The best advantage to fewer trees is that our view of the mountains and lake have actually improved! And we still love it that our vistas never include any cars, noise or headlights.

What makes this condo unique

This condo is as close as you can get to the edge of Silverthorne National Forest and Eagles Nest Wilderness Area. Plus, tucked back against the quiet of the forest, we are protected from the headlights and noise of the parking lot while still having gorgeous views of the mountains. Our end unit allowed us the opportunity to install picture windows on both sides of the fireplace, welcoming in lots of natural light and vistas. A peaceful, airy feeling makes this a place that really welcomes you home.

Chickadees, White-Breasted Nuthatch, Stellar Jays, Pine Grosbeaks and Downy Woodpeckers and Abert's squirrel are all regular visitors to the tall pines right outside the tall LR/DR windows. If you're patient, observant and lucky, you might even be graced by a nocturnal visit from our beautiful resident foxes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Buff & family,

What a delightful time we had here. Your condo was perfect for the 4 of us. It was bright & cheerful & had everything we needed. Just one note - the boy's tub is draining slowly - thought you'd want to know. Thanks for the Christmas chocolate & wonderful hospitality.

We'll be back.
Dec 2013
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Raven, Three Peaks
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nozawa, Noodles, Smash Burger, Chipoltle
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Car: necessary

Summit County is fantastic place to enjoy some R&R no matter what the season. For year-round fun, we are within 30 minutes of seven major Colorado ski areas (Breckinridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Loveland, Vail, Beaver Creek, A Basin). Steamboat is a 90 minute drive. Frisco Nordic Center is 20 min away: a personal favorite, it is one of the premiere Nordic centers in the Rocky Mountain Region with 40 k of expertly groomed ski trails, snowshoe trails, rentals & lessons. Right next door to Frisco Nordic is the Frisco Adventure Park with groomed sledding for hours of family fun in the winter and a skate-board park in the summer.

Other activities include mountain biking, road cycling, hiking, golf, sail boating, kayaking, fishing, water skiing, river rafting, horse-back riding and much more. The drive to Steamboat is worth it just for the stunning scenery year-round. During the summer they host an authentic, outdoor rodeo. The Alpine water slides are great fun while you wait for the rodeo to begin.

There is renowned fly-fishing on the Blue River in the tail waters of Dillon Reservoir Dam, just a few minutes away right at the bottom of the hill. The Raven, an 18-hole golf course, is less than 5 miles away, along Highway 9 following the Blue River.

Lots of great shopping: the Silverthorne/Dillon Factory Outlet Stores are just minutes away or Frisco, Breckinridge and Vail are only 20-30 minutes away.

One of the things we love most is being able to walk right out the door into the Silverthorne National Forest and Eagles Nest Wilderness Area. The path starts literally right at our doorstep. Take an easy, pleasant stroll through the woods or for more ambitious, strenuous hikes you can summit Buffalo Mountain, hike to the Seven Falls or connect into other trail networks. A Trail Guide book is available in the condo to help you figure out where you want to go.


Silverthorne Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Attached to Master BR
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Accessible from hallway
  • Bathrooms have soft, absorbent, 100% cotton towels. Please do not remove new, ribbed towels from unit. There are older off-white & yellow towels below sinks for hot tub use. We appreciate your care in returning these towels to condo after hot tub use. Extra TP and cleaning supplies under sinks.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With attached, private bathrrom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Beds have 100% cotton, 500-thread count linens. 2nd BR closet contains: Extra sheets, blankets & pillows for sofa-bed, vacuum cleaner, ironing board, a fold-out drying rack for wet clothes, shelf with small library of books/VCRs/DVDs and extra space for your personal items. Each BR closet has a fold-out luggage stand.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Each bedroom has a small window fan. There is also an larger, floor fan in the living room.


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average rating of 4.5365853 based on 42 reviews

Just about Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

First off, this was perfect in every way. Great hosts, great communication, really nice condo. Comfy couches that the kids fell asleep on more often than not. Wifi! Super close to all the ski resorts!

SO, we arrived and found that the directions were perfect. The key was exactly where they said it would be though the lock box is tricky to open. The ski storage is great and the complex does an amazing job keeping the walkways and parking lot clean. Plenty of parking. The kitchen is nicely appointed and past guests left lots of stuff to use like hot coco and noodles and coffee creamer and we did the same. The rooms are nice and were big enough to be comfortable for the grown and the kids.

Netflix was great. Art work is beautiful. The recommendation list they sent over of places is great. We took a trip to Frisco and went to The Lost Cajun for lunch. So worth the trip!!!! We will be doing that again when we come back. So was Red Mountain Café (not cheap but such a cool atmosphere and the food is good).

Our son went snowboarding out back of the condo and saw a fox watching him while he was boarding. The condo is on the corner and has great views from every room. We saw lots of wildlife and the stars were so pretty. There were rabbit tracks and tracks from either a fox or a wolf right behind it when we arrived.

Couple notes (good ones  ). They have a no joke awesome heater. It will burn you out if you give it the chance so mind the temp instructions they send and you’ll do great! The hot water tank is downright industrial and the water pressure is great! It’s so good that both showers can be on while the dishwasher is running and still get a nice hot shower! (great when you have teenagers).

The only thing I would note is that there are no ceiling fans and no fans on a stand (like a box fan) so if you are used to sleeping with one, you might want to bring a little fan with you. It’s a nonissue and a thought we didn’t consider before we got there. haha

Bottom line though is that THIS is the place I will be staying at next time we come to Colorado!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gina, Thank you so much for the stellar review! I am so happy that you had such a good time staying in our beloved condo. I especially love to hear the animal stories so thanks for sharing those too. I look forward to hearing from you next time you're headed this way and needing a welcoming place to stay. Warm regards, Buff
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Mount Propsect, IL

We couldn't have asked for anything more...

  • 5 of 5

From the location to well-appointed interiors, the condominium was perfect for our family of four. One of our favorite hikes, Lily Pad Lake, started just steps from our door. We saw the most amazing wildlife including moose, deer, fox and the cutest chipmunks. It was as if they posed for our cameras. Other wonderful hikes were less than 5 minutes away, including Mesa Cortina/Willow Falls a must. The beds were super comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed. We appreciated how new and clean everything was from furniture to towels. The dishwasher was so quite I am ready to buy a new one at home! This was the perfect place for our mountain getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Linda, I am so happy to hear that you all had such a great time! Thank yo so much for the glowing review and I do hope you'll keep us in mind for your next Colorado mountain trip. Wishing you and your family all the best, Buff
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Timber Ridge Condo - Awesome Views and Great Clubhouse

  • 4 of 5

The Timber Ridge condo has beautiful views from all directions in the family (living) room. The deck was a perfect place to sit, relax, and enjoy the fresh mountain air. The condo is VERY CONVENIENT to several trail heads which makes it possible to just walk to the trailhead from the condo. There were 5 of us adults and the condo had plenty of room for us all. Both Buf and her husband were very responsive to any questions that we had. The dining room table was perfect for playing family games in the evening which we did alot. Thanks to Buf and family for sharing your condo with us all. We had a great time in Summit County.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Broomfield, Colorado

Lovely and cozy , beautiful views of national forest

  • 4 of 5

This is a very nice place. Nicely decorated. Sleeper couches were a great addition. Cozy with great kitchen provisions. Fairly clean. Could use some darkening shades for bedrooms and a bbq grille on the deck would've made this place a charm. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this place for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robert, Thank you for choosing to stay in with us during your recent mountain getaway. My humble apologies again about the confusion at the beginning on the part of my housekeeper. Thanks for your suggestions. We used to have a grill but experienced a safety issue with a previous guest and decided that for the time being it just wasn't worth the risk with all the firewood stacked on the deck. I agree that it would great to have one though so maybe we will reconsider. I hope you'll keep us in mind for your future visits to Summit County. Warm regards, Buff
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Gilbert az

Fantastic condo for all! Fabulous location!

  • 5 of 5

Family of 4, with 2 kids. The drive up was the first clue that this place was going to be awesome. We were amazed by the view from the parking lot alone! When we walked in the front door of the condo we were ecstatic. What a cute, warm, bright, and inviting place! The artwork is so neat-our favorite piece hangs above the fireplace. So creative. Everything in the condo was clean and stocked. Loved having 2 bathrooms and being so spacious. Our girls loved the bunk bed. Like other reviews, there were items in pantry and we left some also. The microwave is very powerful! Went on the hike to Lily Pad Lake which was at the top of the hill and it was AWESOME. Simply gorgeous. There is a trail right by the condo that leads out to the forest, we walked around there but didn't go far this trip--next time. We also saw a fox almost every day--came really close we could practically touch it. (Unfortunately it appears he's been fed by people--seemed to wait and watch for people and we saw a few times where he trotted off to bury food) Also saw baby fox too near the parking lot. The clubhouse was great, the pool, ping pong, and racquetball court were fun and our girls loved going there too. Buff was great, she gave great information and great directions. We loved everything about this place and would love to stay there again!!! Thank you Buff!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Julie, Thank you so much for your glowing review and such kind compliments! I'm so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful stay. It was a pleasure having you and your family there. So exciting that you got to see the fox and her baby, although I agree that it's sad to hear that people are feeding them since obviously that's not in their long term best interests. I look forward to having you return next time you're in Summit County. Enjoy the rest of your summer! Buff
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Wonderful views!

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Silverthorne. The condo had everything we needed as did the town. Frisco and Dillon offered additional dining and shopping opportunities within a short distance. It is conveniently located to the ski areas and there is a hiking/snowshoe trail within walking distance of the condo as well.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Daniel and Trish, Thank you so much for your nice review. So glad you had a lovely stay. Come back any time! Best wishes, Buff
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $130
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.38%

* Please, Absolutely No Smoking! This also applies to the deck.
* Payment accepted via Credit card and PayPal (you must have an active PayPal account and know how to use it)
* Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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