THE FAIRPLAY CHALET

About Us

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.

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 you're done 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.  A short drive, you will find the finest skiing on earth, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, ATV/four wheeling/snowmobiling, cross country skiing, hot springs ...

                                                                                                                                                                                          
       
The Fairplay Chalet and South Park area are proud to feature: 
                      
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.  It is less than two hours from Colorado Springs and Denver, 23 miles to Breckenridge, and about 35 miles to Buena Vista.  Another bonus: the cabin location is easily accessed via Hwy 285, avoiding travel on the overcrowded I-70 mountain route.

Hiking/Snowshoeing/Four-Wheeling/Snowmobiling/Crosscountry Skiing/Biking
14ers - Mt. Lincoln, Democrat, Bross, Cameron and Sherman bases are all within 10-15 minutes away as well as  Mt. Silverheels, Buckskin Gulch, Kite Lake, Bristlecone Pine Scenic area and many other trails.  Mosquito Pass, Breakneck, Brown's and Westin Passes offer challenging motorized sport trails and are within easy driving distance.

Skiing
Breckenridge ski resort is 23 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)

Fishing
Excellent fishing can be found nearby at many rivers and streams including the middle fork of the South Platte that runs through Valley of the Sun just minutes from the cabin.  Other locations include, Montgomery Reservoir, Fairplay Beach, Antero Reservoir, Jefferson Lake, Terryall, Dillon Reservoir, Spinney and Eleven Mile.

Rafting/Kayaking
Incredible white water rafting can be found on the Arkansas River in Buena Vista (35 miles) and Salida (50 miles) or in Breckenridge offering trips on five rivers.

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

Alma
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

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.

THE FAIRPLAY CHALET
Fairplay, Colorado
(303) 548-0184
smedding@yahoo.com

   
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