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Silverthorne Town!

03 Dec

Town of Silverthorne Engages Marketing Partners to Share Its Story and Vision

Betty Ashley Public Relations and Spin hired to

refresh Silverthorne brand and deploy marketing campaign

 

Silverthorne, Colorado – November 11, 2015 – To many travelers, Silverthorne is known as the first exit west of the Eisenhower Tunnel with easy access to gas stations, fast food, and of course, outlet stores. For neighbors along the I-70 corridor, it’s also a retail mecca with a Target, Lowe’s and Murdoch’s to name a few. But locals know there’s much more to their community and the Town of Silverthorne hopes to share its story and vision, putting itself on the map as a vibrant town for families and businesses to prosper.

 

“We have a comprehensive plan for the Town’s development including a vision for the town core, a new arts and culture plan, a new performing arts center currently under construction, and a very active economic development advisory council. Most importantly, we have a Town Council that is fully committed to delivering on the community’s goals,” said Ryan Hyland, Silverthorne Town Manager. “With so much potential, we have engaged creative partners to help us refresh our brand image and tell our story.”

 

After undergoing a rigorous review of PR and marketing agencies, the Town of Silverthorne has engaged Betty Ashley Public Relations and Spin.

 

“We are ecstatic about the opportunity to help Silverthorne share its vision for enriching the quality of life and economic sustainability of the community,” said Ashley Lowe, founder of Betty Ashley PR. “Our first step is to conduct research, including working closely with key stakeholders throughout the town, and then develop recommendations to enhance the Town’s brand image. It’s incredibly important and rewarding work that will have an impact for years to come.”

 

In 2016 Silverthorne will welcome the Lake Dillon Theatre Company, which is relocating from Dillon to a temporary space next to the Colorado Welcome Center in the Outlets at Silverthorne before moving to its permanent new home in Silverthorne’s downtown at 4th Street next to the Silverthorne Pavilion.

 

The Town of Silverthorne has worked diligently for a number of years to establish the   vision for development of a vibrant and pedestrian-friendly downtown, and articulated that vision in its 2014 Comprehensive Plan.  The Town is also close to finalizing its Arts and Culture Strategic Plan, for which the new theatre provides a launching point.

 

New businesses locating in Silverthorne indicate that the Town is on the right track.   Locally owned and operated Baker’s Brewery and Higgles Ice Crème both opened in 2015, as did Summit County’s first Starbucks drive-thru. Hampton Inn and Suites will be opening before the holidays, bringing one of the first new hotels in many years to Summit County. Dunkin Donuts will also open its first Colorado mountain location in Silverthorne before the holidays. 2016 brings more culinary excitement directly to Silverthorne’s downtown area with Angry James Brewery and Sause on the Blue scheduled to open, and the popular Sunshine Café will be expanding.

 

Betty Ashley PR and Spin previously partnered on PR and marketing for Silverthorne’s newest single-family development, Summit Sky Ranch, with 240 residences to begin construction in 2016.

 

About Silverthorne

The Town of Silverthorne is a municipal government, incorporated in 1967 and operating under a Home Rule Charter adopted in 1994, which provides municipal services to Silverthorne residents and guests.  Silverthorne’s Mission Statement is: To provide a year-round, family community with economic, recreational and social opportunities for all citizens to have a mountain quality of life.  An incredible network of parks, trails and open space, along with a 60,000 sq. ft. recreation center, help the Town to deliver on that mission.  To learn more about the Town of Silverthorne, please visit www.silverthorne.org.

 

About Betty Ashley Public Relations

Louisville, Colorado-based Betty Ashley PR specializes in brand positioning, media relations, stakeholder analysis, message development, strategic planning, crisis planning & management, community relations, content creation, social media and events. As a boutique, independent PR agency, Betty Ashley partners with other talented communications and creative professionals based on the scope of work and expertise required. To learn more, visit www.bettyashley.com.

 

About Spin

Spin was founded 20 years ago in Breckenridge. Currently located in Denver, Spin specializes in brand assessment and development, marketing strategy, design and production, as well as digital creative and development. The Spin team approaches every creative endeavor with unique specificity, tailored to the traits, personality and intentions of each of its clients.  To learn more, visitwww.spindenver.com.PreviewImageDesk

 
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Dinner Sleigh Rides in the High country

22 Oct

 

Exclusive discounts for Summit Peaks Guests!

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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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The Best Hot Springs around our Lodges!!

21 Jun
Colorado’s mountains have plenty of activities to get your heart racing, but they’re also perfect for kicking back. Dip into our many natural hot springs, where you can soothe sore muscles after a long day of hiking or skiing. Many also offer water slides and kid-friendly amenities.
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1. Strawberry Park Hot SpringsSteamboat Springs
Stay in a tent or rent a rustic cabin, and make sure to book the signature watsu treatment: a bodywork massage that takes place in geothermal waters. Get back to nature by going au naturel — the hot springs become clothing optional after dark.

2. The Springs Resort and SpaPagosa Springs
This luxury resort boasts more than 20 soaking pools (including the world’s deepest geothermal spring), a full-service spa and salon and a separate luxury suites hotel, which is LEED-certified for its environmentally conscious design. Unwind in one of the five adults-only pools, which have sweeping views of the San Juan Mountains.

3. Waunita Hot Springs RanchGunnison
Surrounded by Gunnison National Forest, this remote lodge is an ideal getaway for horseback riding, fishing and swimming in the hot springs-fed pool. This family-friendly ranch also includes kid-appropriate activities like hayrides, horseshoes, fishing and more.

4. Glenwood Hot Springs LodgeGlenwood Springs
This lodge is perfect for the entire family, boasting the world’s largest hot springs pool, two water slides and a mini-golf course. Escape to the resort’s full-service spa, where you can enjoy a soothing massage in their historic, sandstone bathhouse.

5. Avalanche Ranch Cabins & Hot SpringsRedstone
Stay in a private log cabin overlooking the Rocky Mountains and enjoy 24-hour access to three secluded hot springs pools. This pastoral 36-acre ranch also features hiking trails, a stocked fishing pond and private riverfront access.

6. Old Town Hot SpringsSteamboat Springs
This complex touts eight geothermal pools, water slides, a fitness center, tennis courts, massage services and childcare. Book a private cabana on the upper deck to make a full day of it.

7. The Historic Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa & LodgingsOuray
Book one of the historic accommodations in this European-style lodge and take a breather with an Aveda spa treatment and a dip in the therapeutic hot springs. Unwind in the natural vapor cave, which includes a 108-degree soaking pool.

8. Ouray Hot Springs Pool & Fitness CenterOuray
Surrounded by towering mountains and lush forests, this natural hot springs swimming pool is an inspiring place to bring your whole family. This crystal-clear pool boasts plenty of kid-approved amenities, such as a large slide, diving area, shallow section for young swimmers and a water volleyball area.

9. Indian Springs ResortIdaho Springs
Variety rules with geo-thermal caves, private baths, outdoor Jacuzzis and a mineral water pool, not to mention lodging options that range from campsites to resort rooms. Visit Club Mud, where you’ll spread mineral-rich clay over your skin and hair, let it dry and rinse it away for a smooth and shiny finish.

10. Mount Princeton Hot Springs ResortNathrop
This luxurious mountain resort boasts numerous geothermal springs. Its proximity to Monarch and Ski Cooper ski areas makes a perfect aprés ski muscle relaxant. Thirty small pools are located right in Chalk Creek, which runs alongside the property and adds a super-natural feel to your soak.

11. Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & SpaHot Sulphur Springs
This resort’s waters, which run in the town of the same name, have been flowing from seven natural springs for hundreds of years and were used for healing by the Ute Indians. Hop from pool to pool to try out different temperatures and views.

12. Orvis Hot SpringsRidgway
Seven pools in this San Juan Mountain paradise range from 98 degrees to the very steamy — and appropriately named — Lobster Pot, which can get up to 114 degrees. The unique gravel-bottom “pond” is known for Mount Sneffels vistas and massaging waterfalls.

13. Dunton Hot Springs, near Telluride
This all-inclusive resort is set in a restored ghost town, featuring private log cabins, mineral-rich hot springs and long-table dinners held in a 1800s saloon. Enjoy the soaking pool inside the restored 19th-century bathhouse or venture to Colorado’s only geyser, which is located nearby.

14. Overlook Hot Springs SpaPagosa Springs
Roof-top tubs, five indoor pools and one completely private tub give you options for any weather or occasion. Sunset Magazine recently named this hot springs, tucked inside a Victorian-era storefront, a great aprés-ski option just half an hour from Wolf Creek Ski Area.

15. Healing Waters Resort & SpaPagosa Springs
With lodging options spanning an RV park to rooms and suites with full kitchens as well as a full-service spa, Healing Waters makes sure you don’t need to leave the grounds for a relaxing getaway. Consider an Aquastretch treatment in one of the warm-water pools to soothe weary muscles.

16. Box Canyon Lodge & Hot SpringsOuray
Situated in a peaceful courtyard beneath a scenic mountainside with 360-degree views, the Box Canyon Lodge’s hot-springs tubs are available only to overnight guests. Frequent guests recommend taking in a San Juan sunrise on the lodge’s bench swings.

17. Trimble Spa & Natural Hot SpringsDurango
Relax in the sauna, swim laps in the massive naturally heated mineral pool, picnic and sunbathe poolside and soothe body and soul with massage treatments. There are a couple of lodging options for those who just can’t tear themselves away from the geothermal waters.

18. Valley View Hot SpringsVilla Grove
This non-profit, clothing-optional, off-the-grid spot is a unique way to experience the land of the San Luis Valley. Several all-natural soaking ponds are found along wilderness trails, while a hot tub and sauna are heated geothermically and hydroelectrically. Reservations strongly recommended.

19. Joyful Journey Hot Springs SpaMoffat
This San Luis Valley gem pulls its 140-degree artesian mineral waters from beneath the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Pools are gravity-fed and cooled to a comfortable and relaxing 98–110 degrees. Find unique lodging options can be found in the yurt and a tiny tipi village.

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NEW exclusive concierge service for our Lodges!

26 Apr

Exclusive service

Exclusive service

NEW exclusive concierge service for our Lodges!

  NOW offering transportation to and from Denver’s airport or train .  The price would be  500.00 for up to 10 people and gear.  I.e. bikes, kayaks, climbing gear , skis, golf clubs I will also offer individual rates of 60.00 per person with a minimum of 4. Destination transportation will be dependent upon distance and logistics.

 

Lilly Pad Pond Hike

17 Jul

This hike is a great starter /training hike. You can walk or drive to the trail head from our Lodge Door. Highly recommended for Family picnics. In Spring bring your bug spray.

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Mine Tours in the Area

15 Jul

This is cool!

Before people came from all over the country for Breckenridge’s views and ski slopes, they came for the gold and silver embedded in its hills.

The area is spotted with abandoned and resurrected mines that tell the story of the hard lives of some of Summit County’s earliest

residents.

Among these is the Washington Mine, located on Boreas Pass in the southwestern outskirts of Breckenridge. Meticulously preserved and carefully reconstructed by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, the mine is nearly a three-dimensional diorama of the town’s mining history.

What remains of the mine today was once just the small antechamber of a much bigger operation that extended up from the current site.

But local historians have salvaged and, in some cases, rebuilt a small, cute campus that nevertheless paints a pretty realistic picture.

The 90-minute to two-hour tours of the Washington Mine run twice daily most days of the week.

A great option for families with children — the tour is entertaining, dimensional and, at times, hands on — local historians lead their guests back through the pages of Breckenridge’s history, showing and telling the way people lived in and out of the mines more than 100 years ago.

Kids will have an opportunity to explore an underground mine, peer down a mine shaft, meet a tommyknocker, detonate simulation dynamite and pan for gold, exploring the local history with at least four of the five senses.

For grown-ups, there’s the tour itself, offering an insightful look into the happenstance and economics that built Breckenridge. Tour guides also cover some of the more popular local legends, with exacting historical accuracy, of course, including that of the discovery of “Tom’s Baby,” a 13-pound gold nugget.

Complete with an (interpretive) underground mine tunnel, rails for transporting gold, a prospectors cabin and all the mechanics once used to empty the earth of riches, the Washington Mine has been beautifully preserved and reconstructed by the heritage alliance and is well stocked with relics of the mining age.

Located just a few minutes outside of Breckenridge, it makes for a fun and convenient family activity that is a little more unique and interactive than the average in-town museum.

 
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New Adventure Near our Lodges Zip Line!

28 May

This is a ball!

Stand up, lean forward and jump off the five-story tower.Don’t worry, though — you’re clipped into a cable designed to withstand a 4,500-pound tug.Still, there’s something unnatural about being so high and leaping into the unknown, even with mechanical devices ready to catch your fall and send you careening at speeds of 35-40 mph through Colorado Adventure Center’s new zipline in Idaho Springs.The adventure center and the new zipline are the product of a recent merger between longtime Summit County companies Highside Adventure Tours and Goodtimes Rafting and Glenwood Springs companies Rock Gardens Rafting and Glenwood Canyon Zipline.

Now, it’s four companies under one roof, able to service all of Interstate 70 between Idaho Springs and Glenwood Springs. Which means they can pull customers from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs in the east, capture some of the Vail market and draw from Western Slope cities.

“There are a lot of synergies between our companies,” said John Cantamessa, one of the four owners. “We are all good friends and we have proven we can do business together.”

Cantamessa originally bought Goodtimes Rafting from Kevin and Kathy Schneider. They became better friends during the transaction, and joked about joining their companies again. This winter, it became reality between the three along with the fourth owner, Jeff Hale.

Each of the four bring skills to the table, Cantamessa said. The Schneiders have marketing expertise, Cantamessa has extensive river know-how and Hale comes with a state parks perspective as well as experience as a charter captain and mountaineer.

“When you bring four people together with great skills, you’re going to get a great product,” Cantamessa said.

They raft Clear Creek, the Blue, the Arkansas, Upper and Lower Colorado stretches and the Roaring Fork. The also run bike shuttles, fishing tours and horseback riding.

And now, the company offers two ziplines — one in Glenwood Springs and one that opened this weekend in Idaho Springs.

Having all the offerings is ideal, Cantamessa said. He wanted to get into the Vail and Glenwood Springs market, but found it tough to snag without a Roaring Fork permit and Shoshone permit on the Colorado River. Rock Gardens found it tough to snag the Summit County and Front Range markets without the Upper Colorado, Blue and Arkansas river permits.

At about the time the merger went through this winter, Cantamessa and Kevin Schneider toured the new, riverside property that will become the adventure center’s Idaho Springs home. They finalized the purchase of approximately 10 acres of land and in March, began building the five towers that make up 3,000 feet of zipline. It was completed by firm Challenge Design Innovations, which does everything from recreational canopy tours to military tactical training facilities.

 

A good year to add activities

It’s a good year for a zipline to be added into the mix, Cantamessa said.

“We’re happy, because with the lack of water in some drainages, people still want to have fun. Zipping is the next best thing to rafting and biking,” he said, adding that it’s an ideal activity to create combo packages for those wanting to limit rafting to a half-day, but still fill the day with other activities. To do just the zipping, it costs $80 for five rides.

“Highside has always seen a strong correlation between people who raft and bike,” Cantamessa said, which was the impetus for creating the eastern zone zipline.

It’s said to be the longest tower-to-tower system in Colorado, with longer ones being canyon systems. One zip stretches a quarter-mile, and runs over Clear Creek. Zippers can wave to I-70 traffic as cars pass, or lean back and enjoy the view of the river.

The company is proud of its new location, and it’s already paying off with walk-in customers who stop by after seeing the system and signs from the highway. Owner and workers are busy working out a few operational kinks as well as completing the landscaping of the project’s initial phase. Future plans include building an aerial adventure park akin to the Glenwood Springs’ facility, and down the road bringing the boathouse upstream.

Cantamessa hopes he’s in front of the curve with the Idaho Springs zipline. He expects ski areas to build ziplines in the near future as part of the new summer recreation opportunities with the U.S. Forest Service. Some resorts have had short ziplines in the past, and Copper Mountain has had plans on the books for a 300-foot, multi-seasonal zipline at The Village at Copper.

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Golfing around Our Lodges

14 Apr

Summit County Golf

 
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Fishing in the area around our Lodges

14 Apr

Summit County Fishing

  • Flyfishing on the Blue River: Flyfishing is a popular sport in the summertime and the Blue River in Breckenridge and in Silverthorne offer some of the best in Colorado.
  • Fishing regulations in Summit County: THE FOLLOWING LIST OF WATERS AND STATE WILDLIFE AREAS (SWA) HAVE MORE RETRICTIVE REGULATIONS THAN STANDARD STATEWIDE REGULATIONS.
  • The Swan River: Rules and regulations when fishing on the Swan River.
  • Green Mountain Reservoir: Looking to snag a kokanee, try your luck at Green Mountain Reservoir.
  • Lake Dillon: Whether fishing the shoreline or trolling from a boat, Lake Dillon is stocked with fish.
  • Snake River: Spend the day relaxing with your flyfishing rod on the Snake River near Keystone.
  • Ice Fishing: Most of the ice fishing you will see in Summit County is on Lake Dillon, Green Mountain Reservoir and Twin Lakes in Leadville.
  • Fish found in Summit County: Wondering what fish you might catch, below are descriptions of the area’s fish.
  • Fishing License Fees: Licenses can be bought at various locations throughout the county.
  • Fishing Guides: Looking to improve your fly fishing skills?
  • Fishing on the Colorado River: The Colorado has many sections to cast a line.
  • Fishing on the Arkansas: The Arkansas not only offers exceptional whitewater, when heading down there make sure you bring the rod to catch some trout.
  • Fishing at Turquoise Lake and Twin Lakes: With such a beautiful backdrop and only 30-45min. from Summit County, this is an epic place to fish and admire the mountains.

 
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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


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