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March 2011 Midwest Gathering in the Rockies

We have been to the Summit Peak Lodges twice now and absolutely love the lodges and how conveniently located they are to all of the major ski resorts.  The lodges are very comfortable, the amenities are all there, and the hot tub after a full day of skiing is something I really look forward to.  I would recommend to groups, families with children, or even just a few couples.  There is plenty of room.

Kathy Mirocha

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Posted by on May 16, 2011 in Guest Comments, Testimonials

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Torreys Peak Summit Teams Sponsored by the Lodges!

21 climbers were sponsored my Summit Peaks and Riverside Lodge. The team helped raise over $30,000 for Project 54 and the Wilderness Ministry!  We were very proud to be a part of this event!

The trail to the Summit!

The Ridge!


Posted by on September 7, 2010 in Guest Comments, Share Your Trip, Trails and hiking near the Lodges!

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We Loved the Riverside Lodge!



2013 Review this is a must read!






“We came up from Denver for the weekend in a group of 4 families with young children and stayed at Riverside Lodge and had a great stay!  The lodge is comfortable, well-equipped and in an ideal location — next to the rivers, across the street from the Rec Center and the playground and close to dining and shopping.  We’ll definitely be back again next year! (Salim Haji, Denver, CO).”


Salim Haji

Posted by on August 22, 2010 in Family Reunions, Guest Comments, Share Your Trip

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Friends, Reunions Ski Teams and More!!!

Family reunion 2009 Brother Scott, Lisa, Kattie, Carly and Meridith! This spot is a 3 mile hike out the back door of the lodge!

Best Buddy from Thunderbird, is chill’in at A-basin as we wait for the Brats to heat up! Nothing beats a sunny day at North America’s highest ski mountain!

Walt and Connor Lee and Tyler Davison enjoying A-Basin Beach BBQ! Oh what a Day!

Climber extraordinar, Ben Clark, an Everest summiter I might add!


Posted by on June 6, 2010 in Activities for the Family, Guest Comments

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Riverside Lodge is born!

summit daily news
Summit County, CO Colorado

SILVERTHORNE – When Tamara Goodenbour walked into the former Alpen Hutte Lodge in Silverthorne last month for an annual Summit Dharma Center retreat, she was in awe over the transformation.

“Oh, I was floored. They totally re-did it, it looks so good,” Goodenbour said. “Before it was a lot of unnecessary stuff everywhere. Everything was disorderly and stacked up. It sort of reminded me of like an old fraternity house.” The lodge – renamed Riverside Lodge by new owner Brad Foreman – has been undergoing renovations for the past six months in an effort to change the 20-year-old hostel’s run-down image.

“What we’re trying to do is offer Summit County still an economical alternative for housing, but one that is clean, healthy and safe,” Foreman said.

Peak Investments, LLC – the company owned by Foreman and a partner – purchased the lodge for $1.315 million in late April, and has poured thousands of dollars into a facelift that includes new carpets, fresh paint and updated electronics in two large livings rooms, a handicap-accessible bathroom and two kitchens on the first level.

“The whole bottom floor was redone from tiles on the floor to the texture on the walls, plus we have artwork now,” said James Adams, of Vacation Rentals, who manages the property.

Renovations also included outfitting the kitchen with modern appliances, new countertops, tile floors, cooking utensils and pots and pans, and adding a second full-sized kitchen for guests of the lodge, which sleeps about 70 people.

All the beds in the lodge were also given new sheets and blankets.
Foreman is hoping the revamped Lodge will attract large groups, such as church groups, people in town for a family reunion or wedding, or perhaps ski teams in the county for training.

The lodge is also available to drop-ins – a bed in one of the dorm-style rooms runs about $25 to $30 a night – but in keeping with Foreman’s effort to attract more of a family-oriented crowd, guests must now sign a contract saying they won’t have drugs on the property or be intoxicated.

In the past, the Alpen Hutte had a reputation for allowing unhealthy conduct such as public intoxication and drug use, Foreman said,

Now, if guests do not abide by Foreman’s strict zero-tolerance policy, they will lose their deposit and be asked to leave.

Foreman envisions the Riverside Lodge developing a feel similar to Lodges in other countries that cater to cash-conscious travelers.

“What we tried to do is create that European thing where families could come cook their own meals and stay, save money and be safe, and it’s convenient,” he said.

Foreman’s philosophy also includes treating his guests right, a point Goodenbour didn’t miss during her recent stay.

“The new owners are very hospitable. It’s like what you’d expect from staying in a nice hotel, very customer service oriented,” Goodenbour said.

For inquiries about the Riverside Lodge, call (970) 468-0987 or visit


Posted by on April 5, 2010 in Guest Comments, Lodge Orientation, Ski Teams Love our Lodges

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Paul Bachhuber MN. 2000-2010!!!

Date: 05-30-2008
Super Bowl weekend is a great time to ski. For the past 25 years I have belonged to a group of 12 guys that have headed to the mountains for friendship and skiing. It has not always been easy to find a house big enough for 12 of us and having 12 separate beds. We have been going to Summit Peaks lodge for the last 8 years. It has a great location with its proximity to many different ski hills. The spacious living space is ideal for a large group. Several in our group enjoy cooking and we are able to utilize the well equipped kitchen for the production of great meals from chili to standing rib roasts. The table is big enough to seat all of us. Prior to finding this house we had tried others. Every one of us has stated that this is the preferred place to stay. The comment I hear the most it that its layout contributes the camaraderie and the overall fun experience. I highly recommend the facility as the owners make it simple and are flexible in booking your dates. Great value for you dollars.

Best Regards,

Paul Bachhuber
MN. 2008


Posted by on March 3, 2010 in Guest Comments

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Hunter, Nikkie, Gabby Iowa City IA.

We had a once in a life time stay at Summit Peaks. We especially enjoyed accessing the National Forest from the back yard! Our friendly Red Fox visited each morning and we heard there was a resident Moose, but never saw him/her! Our favorite activity was hiking in Wildflower Basin at 11,000 feet above sea level and it was only 15 minutes away from Summit peaks! The next best were the summer festivals at each of the resorts!

Thanks for the memories and we will be back!

Hunter, Nikkie, Gabby
Iowa City IA.

Posted by on March 3, 2010 in Activities for the Family, Guest Comments

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Julie, Bettendorff Ia.

To Say WOW would be an understatment. Our kids initial response was, “Is this whole thing just for us?” This full log “log cabin” was in its finishing stage of a complete remodel so every thing was new and with every amenity you would expect. The amount of space is enormous and would be great for a multi-family reunion, business retreat or any group needing some private bedroom spaces,large gathering spaces, smaller living spaces and 2 full kitchens. Our week there was in the summer, and we found everything to be within a 5-25 minute drive from the house including biking, white water rafting, hiking, horseback riding, and gold mining. This is a great location for the Silverthorne, Breckenridge, Dillon, Keystone and even Vail areas.

Posted by on March 3, 2010 in Guest Comments

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Tana, Littleton, CO

As a large family we annually rent over the New Year holiday. We have stayed in this home more than once, as it is our favorite. The common space is fantastic for group games and discussions. The bedroom layout is ideal for families. The central location in Summit County is a plus. In addition, the owner, Brad is great to work with.
Tana, Littleton, CO

Posted by on March 3, 2010 in Guest Comments

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Dave Warntjes, Burlington, WI

We just spent 4 nights with 40 relatives at the lodge. We rented the north and south lodges together. We stayed in July and planned on outdoor activities. Rafted the Arkansas River out of Buena Vista with Performance Tours – had a fantastic time. River conditions were perfect for our group, I guess faster water is available in June which we might look for next time but this was perfect for our first timers. Bicycle trails are FANTASTIC in the area. We brought our bikes along but rentals are available. Hiking trails are within walking distance of the lodge so you dont have to load everybody up all the time (as are the bike trails) and the various hikes are perfect for little kids up to experienced hikers. Shopping is readily available and close…I wanted to try the $4.95 Kobe Beef Burger and Happy Hour Specials at the Mint Saloon next to the Outlet but saved that for next time. The kids trout fished – the river or lake dillon is great but we just took them to a small stocked pond just north of the outlet mall about 1/2 mile just left of Blue River Parkway on Willowbrook. Caught enough for a fish fry!!!! Hot tub, scenery, hiking, biking, fishing, rafting, shopping, – we just couldnt get enough! (Copper Mountain just a few minutes away offers free chair lift rides in summer) At the end of the day, the lodge is perfect for large meal gatherings, card playing, board games. Bedrooms are QUIET. Mother Nature didnt completely cooperate – had some rare rainy days…that just offered an excuse to relax in/around the lodges. Next time we are hoping for a little more sun though. All in all, it was everything we hoped for.
Dave Warntjes, Burlington, WI

Posted by on March 3, 2010 in Guest Comments

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