Archive for the ‘Health and Wellness’ Category

Happy Holidays and Happy 2017 Thanks for making 2016 the best year ever!

23 Dec Thanks for staying with us!







One of a Kind tours!

05 Jul

cooking tourCultivating Spirits info and photos Our Guests get a 20% exclusive DISCOUNT!

Cultivating Spirits offers cannabis consumers, and non-cannabis
consumers responsible, educational and spirited cannabis experiences in
Summit County including: cannabis cultivation tours, gourmet meals paired with
wine and cannabis, cooking demonstrations from executive chefs, THC cooking
courses, cannabis educational lectures, private events and more.
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Summer activities are the Lodge

13 Apr
CalendarCalendar of Events
These are just some of the events going on – check the town websites for even more to do while you are here!

Frisco Events

4 July – Frisco’s Fabulous Fourth of July Celebration

4 July – Independence Day 10K Trail Run

6 July – Frisco’s Founder’s Day Celebration

11 July – Concert in the Park Series: Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones

13 July – Triple Bypass Bicycle Ride (Day #1)

18 July – Concert in the Park Series:  Fierce Bad Rabbit

19 July – Full Moon Fling Disc Golf

25 July – Junior Sailing Olympics

25 July – Concert in the Park Series: The Trishas




3, 4, 6, 10, 13,17, 19, 20, 21, 24, 27, and 31 July – National Repertory Orchestra Concerts

6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28 July – PRCA Pro Rodeo

5-7 July – July Art Festival

5 July – Blue River Series: The Wailers

11 July – Blue River Series: The Fabulous Thunderbirds

13 July – Breckenridge Festival of Film Tennis Tournament

26-28 July – Main Street Art Festival

26 July – John Adams Band Presents John Denver – The Tribute


Silverthorne Events


18 July – Ice Cream Social at Willow Grove Open Space

28 July – Rocky Mountain Triathlon

 Keystone Events  


4 July – 4th of July Celebration

6 July – Keystone Citizens League Open Meeting

6-7 July – Big Mountain Enduro

13-14 July – Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival

20 July – Boats N’ Brews

27-28 July – Rocky Mountain Revival Wellness Weekend


Copper Events

4-7 July – Wanderlust Colorado Festival

19 July – Freee Live Music – Rob Drabkin

20-22 July – Courage Classic

27 July – Hike MS Colorado & Benefit Concert

27 – Free Live Music – Bob Skizzum



Dillon Events

4 July – NRO Performance
4 July – July 4th Old Town Celebration
4 July – Amphitheater Concert
5, 12, 19, and 26 – Dillon Farmer’s Market (Friday’s throughout the summer)
6, 13, 20, and 27 – Sunset at The Summit Concert Series (Saturday’s throughout the summer)
19-21 July – Dillon Arts Festival

Summit County Summer Activities

Summit County Guide

Activities – Entertainment


We can make your meals for you by our Exclusive Chef

16 Nov

We now have full meal service in any of our 4 Lodges! Relax and let us do the cooking! Please ask for all the details!

Gem Catering


471 Rainbow Drive

Silverthorne, Co.


 Breakfast:note all breakfasts will be served with assorted fruits,milks,orange juice,coffee,some assorted cereals.
1. ham steaks,Rocky mt. scrambled eggs,American fries.

2. sausage links,hash brown patty,scrambled eggs.

3. french toast,bacon,American fries,
4. croissants filled with ham&cheese,sausage patty,hash browns.
5. country fried steak with country style gravy,scrambled eggs,American fries.

6. breakfast burritos, condiments include,ham,cheese,onions,mushrooms,green pepper,potatoes,eggs.
7.buttermilk pancakes,bacon,hash browns,assorted syrups.
8.biscuits&gravy,scrambled eggs,American fries, note protein is ground turkey breast.

9.french toast,ham steaks,hash browns.

10.sausage links,scrambled eggs,American fries.


Lunch:note 70% of lunches or less will be build your own sandwiches with assorted power bars & fruit cups& jello cups. Assorted lunch meats, and regular condiments. 30% or more of the lunches will be hot lunches.


Dinners: please note that breads will be served with appropriate dinners.
1.Mile High lasagna dinner,turkey protein,assorted baked breads& vegetables.
2. Western bar-b-q night. country style pork ribs bar-b-q to perfection,baked potatoes,vegetables.
3. High County pacific true cod fish,baked & lightly seasoned,mashed potatoes, vegetables.
4.Surf and turf chicken & seafood fettuccine with a mix of select mix of vegetables,assorted baked breads.

5.South of the border night,wet burritos,tacos,taco salads, with all condiments included.
6. International night spaghetti and meatballs,turkey protein. Italian sausage&peppers,assorted baked breads.

7. Farmers baked chicken dinner,mashed potatoes & gravy ,vegetables.
8. Italian cheese tortellini with meat sauce,or meatless sauce,baked breads.
9.Midwest special potato casserole ,turkey protein,layered potatoes,meat,boiled eggs. peas& carrots,assorted baked breads.

10.Americana special chicken&dumpling,mixed vegetables.
11. Back to the future pot roast dinner(beef).potatoes,carrots,celery served with Texas toast,assorted breads.
12.Specialty pizza night. 1 night only please, assorted pizzas,and bread sticks,mozzarella sticks,and sauces.
13.Chinese night. sweet & sour chicken, chicken fried rice,vegetable egg rolls,vegetable lo mien noodles.
14.American Grill night hamburgers & brats,french fries potato salad,baked beans.


All special meal requests can be made at $8 – $22 extra per person per day. (I will need menu suggestion for all special requests, thanks. (please email to me asap)

Please note Gratuity is NOT included and upgraded meals can be arranged with Steve before your stay. Steve is good with cakes if you have a special occasions.



27 May

At Summit Peaks Lodges we take conservation VERY serious! Please help us continue this healthy way of living by turning your lights off  and thermostats down when departing. We all cam make a difference! Thanks.


Silverthorne information!

17 May

Of course you know we are partial to this town in that our Lodges are located here and the people are especially nice!

Silverthorne Colorado

The Town of Silverthorne incorporated in the 1960’s and has flourished with the tourism brought on by the ski industry ever since. With the Blue River and its world-class fly fishing and proximity to the Ptarmigan and Eagles Nest Wilderness areas, Silverthorne is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream destination. Summer or winter, Silverthorne offers numerous Summit County activities and state-of-the-art facilities such as its newly completed Recreation Center for indoor adventures in fitness. The Dillon/Silverthorne Factory Outlet Stores provide over 70 brand name shops which are widely known for quality, value and variety and help make Silverthorne a popular stop for all visitors to the area.

Driving Directions

From Denver, Colorado:

  • Take I-70 WEST exit towards GRAND JUNCTION / IDAHO SPRINGS and drive for 55 miles.
  • Take the CO-9 NORTH / SILVERTHORNE(US-6 E) exit towards SILVERTHORNE, exit #205 and you are in Silverthorne, Colorado.

Silverthorne Recreation Center

Silverthorne Silverthorne Recreation CenterEncompassing 62,000 square feet, the recreation center features quality facilities, recreational programming and activities for all ages. The center offers yoga, land and water aerobics, personal training, indoor cycling, fitness equipment, racquetball courts, babysitting and massages therapy. Whether in for a full workout or a soak in the Jacuzzi after a day on the slopes, the Silverthorne Recreation Center has something for everyone.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 6:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday – 7:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday – 8:00am – 9:00pm

For more information call 970-262-7370

Silverthorne Pavilion

Silverthorne Silverthorne PavilionWhat a better place to have your big wedding day than at an elegant pavilion bordering the Blue River in Silverthorne. With magnificent balconies, arched ceilings, French doors, spectacular chandeliers, abundance of natural light and cozy furnishings you can have the perfect setting for a mountain wedding. Not to forget about the large dance floor and elevated area for a live band or DJ. To view this attractive venue call 970-262-7390.

400 Blue River Highway
Silverthorne, Colorado 80498

Phone Number:


Hiking Trails with in minutes of the Lodges!

13 May

Just click the any of the Maps listed below and print it out for you Summit Peaks Adventure! 😉




This is a great family day hike. You can park at the lower lake and them walk up to the fall located on the back side of the lake! There is trout fishing here and the view are very nice. The walk to the falls is less than 1 hour and is very worth while!;)


















Hanging Lake Trail!

09 May

2010 update!

Hanging Lake trailhead in Glenwood Canyon.

Hanging Lake trailhead in Glenwood Canyon.
Special to the Daily/Kelley Cox – Post Independent

It’s arguably one of the most unique and beautiful hiking trails in the state.

But for three months this spring and summer, hikers will be turned away.

The immensely popular Hanging Lake Trail will be closed starting May 1 through Aug. 1, and again from Sept. 15-20.

The closure is for trail maintenance and the replacement of the boardwalk that goes around most of the lake, said Pat Thrasher, public affairs officer for the White River National Forest.

It’s been 18 years since the existing boardwalk was built. According to Thrasher, an estimated 1 million hikers have hiked the trail and used the boardwalk since it was installed in 1992. That’s approximately 80,000 a year that make their way up the steep and picturesque 1.5-mile trail. Hanging Lake draws hikers year round, but the summer months are the most popular time for the trail.

The Forest Service had hoped that the boardwalk would last between 15-20 years.

Thrasher said he understands the difficulty in closing such a popular destination during its high season — one of the most visited sites on the Interstate 70 corridor — but that they really didn’t have a choice.

“We looked at the feasibility of doing the work in the winter and it just wasn’t practical. So we’re stuck in the situation where there’s no good time to do this project. We have to bite the bullet and do the project in the summer. We’re hopeful that people will understand that it’s a short-term inconvenience versus the long-term benefit,” he said.

Jeff Neer, owner of Canyon Bikes, located in the Hotel Colorado, understands and accepts that the work must be done.

“It will be much nicer when it’s finished. It’s something that has to be done,” he said.

Neer estimates that 95 percent of his customers use the Glenwood Canyon. Some rent bikes, ride to the Hanging Lake trailhead and make the hike.

“I’m sure we will have some disappointed people, but they will still be able to ride through the [Glenwood] Canyon,” he said.


Spring Skiing! Be cautious!

09 May

Our ski season starts in October and lasts into June or sometimes even July! Loveland and A-Basin are the two mountains that are the 1st in the entire county to open and A-basin is one of the last to close. If you have never skied in June this is a real fun experience. The crowd in one of a kind! It is not uncommon to see bikinis!

SUMMIT COUNTY — The amount of open skiing terrain in Summit County continues to decline while spring rolls along. Bad behavior by skiers and boarders, on the other hand, seems to increase as the ropes creep inward.

Poaching closed terrain is among the most common — and dangerous — of spring-time rule-breaking. And young men in their late teens and early 20s comprise the majority of offenders.

“It’s not a new thing,” said Arapahoe Basin general manager Alan Henceroth. “Sometimes they do it, and they don’t realize it’s a hazard. Sometimes they just don’t care. It’s hard to deal with either of those reasons.

Why do they do it?

With their ski passes and their lives at stake, it seems illogical that skiers and riders would take the risks of entering closed terrain. But logic doesn’t heavily factor into the decision-making process for the demographic group most likely to poach, according to University of Colorado psychology professor Tina Pittman Wagers.

“Adolescents are kind of notorious for having poor impulse control,” Pittman Wagers said.

In terms of neurological development, human adolescence spans the ages of 13-25 for males. Females usually mature by age 23. During that period, there are a host of reasons why they take risks that seem unnecessary or doltish to people in other age groups. In fact, adolescent males deal with a perfect storm of evolutionary, physical, social and neurological factors that practically destine them to go out of bounds, both literally and figuratively.

“Even in nonhuman adolescents, like rats and chimps, we see a lot of the same behavior. Adolescent rats do a lot of the same stuff as human adolescent males,” Pittman Wagers said.

At some point during adolescence, males must move away from their families and find somewhere else to live. So for the sake of survival, it becomes advantageous to give less deference to authority.

“This desire to try things their families haven’t and things that other adults have defined as off-limits for them — it’s evolutionarily appropriate, and we all do it, regardless of our species,” Pittman Wagers said.

For the same reason, adolescent males are drawn to novelty. So as ski areas and individual runs close, making laps on the same slopes over and over holds little appeal.

As the importance of family-defined boundaries wane, adolescents become much more preoccupied with the opinions and expectations of their peers. And since authority figures are less important in peers’ minds too, the allure of risky behavior is compounded.

In childhood, people are rewarded for complying with parents’ requests. As an adult, too, rewards come from following the rules, i.e., earning a degree, succeeding at work and obeying the law.

“In adolescence, all that goes out the window. Risky behavior garners a lot of social status from friends who are egging them on and talking about it later,” Pittman Wagers said.

Mating and courtship are also very important to adolescents, further driving risk-taking. Males in particular will take on risks that demonstrate strength and physical prowess. And at that age, their bodies are especially strong and agile, amplifying their sense of what’s possible athletically.

“If (a skier or rider) is looking at an out-of-bounds area, he’s thinking, ‘My buddy is going to think I’m so cool. And he’s going to tell this story to that chick I’m interested in when we meet up at the bar.’ That incentive is much more powerful for an adolescent than for someone who’s 40, who’s thinking, ‘I’m going to get in trouble with ski patrol, or I’m going to break my leg.’”

The deck is stacked against adolescents neurologically as well, when it comes to risk aversion. The prefrontal cortex, which helps humans control impulses, is relatively underdeveloped in adolescents. But subcortical parts of the brain, which deal with emotional information and evaluation of incentives, are very active in adolescents. So for a 20-year-old who’s contemplating ducking a rope, the emotional thrill of fresh powder could be much more salient than the physical or legal ramifications of breaking the law.

“They pay a lot more attention to short-term gain than long-term consequences. They’re paying a lot of attention to especially exciting positive incentives,” Pittman Wagers said.



04 Mar

I have a TWO  rules when our family is staying at Summit Peaks or Riverside Lodges, #1 drink lots of water and #2 Make sure you follow rule #1.

My rule of thumb is 8 liters of water a day or until ” your #1″ is clear! The Lodge sits at 9,245 feet above sea level and without proper hydration you are certain to have problems.

The other thing to bare in mind is avoid Diuretics, yes all the fun stuff…coffee, excessive alcohol, and even chocolate. (at least in the first days of acclimatization)  This is serious stuff and is the MOST common problem I have heard of over the years from our guests. With simple prevention this can  easily be avoided!