About this listing
A ground floor room, priced for double occupancy (for a single occupancy discount see 'The Wolfs Den'). The room has a queen bed, and a private bath. Breakfasts are simple organic and gluten free, at night sit by the fire with a cup of chai. Guests have full access to a kitchen, sauna, several common spaces, two decks, a wood stove, and an outdoor grill. The owner has their own private and separate apartment, leaving lots of comfort, privacy, and room for everyone. :)
The house was built in the early 70’s, by the electrician for the first boring of the Eisenhower Tunnel. It is situated in one of the older neighborhoods in Silverthorne, on the side of Ptarmigan Mountain. I grew up here, my mom ran the house as Ptarmigan Mountain Bed and Breakfast during the 80’s, and I now carry on the torch, as I have renovated the house and reopened it as Ptarmigans Nest Bed and Breakfast ( July 2015).
The Ptarmigans Nest Bed and Breakfast has 5 rooms. Three of the rooms have private baths, while the remaining two rooms share a bath and are dormitory style. Guests enjoy the use of a full kitchen, music room (feel free to play our piano, or ukulele!), living room, dining area by a wood burning stove, two decks, an outdoor gas grill, and a sauna. It is very private as we have our own separate living quarters. We also have a small greenhouse in back, that you are more than welcome to check out.
We do love and allow pets, there is a $25 fee per pet and animals are not to be left in the rooms unattended, (sorry no exceptions!), there is a fabulous place nearby called The Dillon Dog Den, which is a great place to drop your dog off for the day, if your uncomfortable with him staying in your car while you ski.
We are just a couple miles off of 1-70. Many guests arrive to Summit County in an airport van, several different companies offer door to door service. Colorado Mountain Express, Summit Express, Peak One etc, Rates vary, depending on the time of year. We are an hour and a half drive from the Denver International Airport.
We have the best of both world here, as we are right in Silverthorne, so there are many activities within walking or riding distance, but we are tucked back into a peaceful neighborhood.
Interaction with guests
We usually serve a gratuitous, simple breakfast. We use food that is high quality, organic, gluten free, and mostly local (we buy from a local organic farmer). Breakfast is not super fancy, we keep it simple.
We live on the garden level, so we are always nearby for questions or concerns. As I was born and raised here, feel free to ask about hikes, things to do, discounted lift tickets, etc etc.
The Ptarmigans Nest B n B, has excellent views of Buffalo Mt, Red Mt, and Peak 1. The Ptarmigans Nest B n B, is a short walk away from the Blue River (with gold medal fishing), the bike path system, the library, The Silverthorne Recreation Center, Rainbow Park, The Silverthorne Factory Stores, The Summit Stage (Summits free bus line), Uncle Johns Farm Stand, hiking trails, and a handful of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops.
The Summit Stage is a free local bus that has several bus stops between 3-6 blocks away. It goes to all of the local ski resorts in Summit County (Keystone, Copper Mt, A-Basin, and Breckenridge). If you are going to Vail or Loveland you will definitely need to arrange transportation (sometimes carpooling with someone here may be an option). The bike path is two blocks away...from there you can ride around Lake Dillon or even go all the way to Vail or even Glenwood Springs!
Other things to note
The Ptarmigans Nest Bed and Breakfast is located in Silverthorne Colorado. Silverthorne is 10 minutes from Keystone, Copper Mountain and Loveland, 20 minutes from Arapahoe Basin and Breckenridge and 30 minutes from Vail.
- Downhill, backcountry, side country and cross country skiing
- Kayaking, White Water Rafting and Fishing
- Sailing, Paddle boarding, Kite Skiing, Kayaking, and boating.
- Ice -skating
- Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Track Running, Yoga, Pilates
- Live Music and many small festivals
- Hiking, Backpacking and Camping
- Rock Climbing, and Ice Climbing
- Shopping and Eating!
- etc., etc., etc.
We are pet friendly. If you are severely allergic to pets, this is probably not the place for you, although the rooms are clean and free of our pets, there are two dogs and a cat on premise. We allow pets for a $25.00 fee (each pet), and they must be kept with their owners (not left in the rooms) at all times. We do not have a fenced in area, and as we have a lot of wildlife (moose, fox, elk, deer, ermine, coyotes, etc), dogs must be kept on a leash.
We strive to give our guests a relaxing experience and we use non-toxic cleaning products. We do not allow any smoking indoors, for the comfort of all guests. And we ask that smokers, and guests with pets show common courtesy to other guests so that this may be a sanctuary for all who visit here.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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