Spacious Log Homes in the Rocky Mountains
Built using 250,000 pounds of handpicked douglas-fir logs that reflect the surrounding White River National Forest, Summit Peak Lodge south allows extended families and large groups to stay under one roof. Inside the lodge, guests will find six bedrooms, two living rooms, and a spacious covered porch. Both the southern lodge and its similar sister lodge to the north offer the same roominess and solitude in the Colorado mountain wilderness. From your lodge, you can take in the sight of nearby Lake Dillon and the surrounding Gore Mountain Range before hiking through the Rockies at one of Summit County’s world-class resorts.
The north and south lodges lie within a mile of each other, and a complimentary shuttle makes stops at each before heading to nearby attractions. During the autumn, potbelly stoves, heated wood floors, and fireplaces help keep the chill out. After an afternoon mountain biking through the forest, nothing feels better than relaxing in one of the lodge’s large outdoor hot tubs on the wraparound deck. And because each property is steps from the forest, you may even see elk, bighorn sheep, and other indigenous animals from the deck.
White River National Forest: Outdoor Recreation Hub Near Picturesque Mountain Towns
From its position right next to the 2.3 million-acre White River National Forest in central Colorado, the town of Silverthorne serves as a gateway to several of North America's most renowned ski resorts, which are just as picturesque in the summer and autumn. Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, Keystone, and Breckenridge all lie within a half-hour drive. At Keystone, you can take in the Continental Divide while riding the resort’s scenic lift. And some trails loop around the massive Dillon Reservoir, past the cities of Dillon and Frisco.
Though each mountain town boasts its own restaurants, après-ski lounges, and yeti nightclub acts, Breckenridge stands out for its quaint main street lined with century-old brick façades. Here you’ll find shops stocked with mountaineering gear and saloons that once catered to gold miners. And the some of the area’s best fall foliage can be found a few miles south of town at Boreas Pass.
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