The Silver Lake Lodge

336 Crest Drive , Idaho Springs, CO 80452 USA (Show map)
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Nestled 10,500 feet among the Rocky Mountains, The Silver Lake Lodge is both a soothing retreat and home base for authentic Colorado adventures. Blending rustic ambiance with luxurious amenities, the guest rooms are as well-appointed as they are cozy. Each of the seven inviting rooms has a unique theme, vaulted ceiling, and private bath. Cuddle up in comfort while being captivated by the breathtaking views from picture windows and decks The Silver Lake Lodge is the Gateway for Adventures Found Only in Colorado. We call a stay at The Silver Lake Lodge an experience for a reason. It is a true Rocky Mountain getaway.




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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Amazing Mountain Retreat

5 on July 14, 2017

What a wonderful retreat we discovered at the Silver Lake Lodge. Jim is a fabulous host and chef. Extended hospitality is top notch. The property is lovely. (We had the use of the downstairs Alpine Suite.) Breakfast was extraordinary! The evening wine and snacks get together provided a fun meet up with other guests to share adventures. We opted to indulge in the four course dinner. Better than an evening at the Ritz. This is a very special place and we will certainly return next visit to CO.

Colorado Christmas!

5 on December 27, 2014

Our son was visiting from LA and we were on a very unusual work schedule. Christmas morning we knew we wanted to get away but not too far from Denver..... So we found Silver Lake Lodge on line and booked the Silver Lake Lodge King suite that had an additional small room for our son! It was magical to have driven only one hour and 9 Miles into the woods . . . We were living in a snow globe on Christmas!! Absolutely loved Jim and his warm and professional hospitality and gourmet food! We will return time and again . . And we miss Kona his furry friend already!

Beautiful Mountain Sanctuary

5 on December 20, 2014

My soul mate and I came up to spend our one year anniversary at The Silver Lake Lodge, everything about it made our hearts melt. A beautiful cabin over looking St. Mary's Glacier, wonderful five star restaurant quality food and not to mention the sweetest most welcoming host Jim. Its a place of dreams and we made it our reality. We are definitely going to remake that reality.

Best getaway ever!!!

5 on September 15, 2014

This was our second visit to The Silverlake Lodge and once again everything was exceptional! Jim and Bonnie were awesome! They pampered and spoiled us the entire time. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated. We stayed in the Winterland Retreat and the views are spectacular. The meals were outstanding! Jim makes a delicious hearty breakfast to prepare you for a day of hiking or many of the other activities that are available in the area. Kona, Jim's furry best friend is always ready to accompany anyone that wants to go for a hike up St. Mary's Glacier. I can't wait to go back again and again!!

Best mountain secret!

5 on March 10, 2014

Most unbelievable experience we have had in a long time. So unexpected for a new Bed and Breakfast :) Jim was such a perfect host, we can't wait to go back. The ambiance is cozy and relaxing, we came home so refreshed. The food is to die for and I can't believe this gem is only an hour from Denver. Can't wait to book our next trip.

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Rooms & Rates

Lake Quivera Retreat

Queen pillow-top bed. Lots of natural light. Moderate rate perfect for a spontaneous getaway.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Bears Den Retreat

King pillow-top bed. Spectacular views. Extra-cozy. Playful bear décor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Winterland Retreat

King pillow-top bed. Breathtaking views! Electric fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Silver Lake Suite

King pillow-top bed. Electric fireplace. Writing desk in room. Private deck. Pull out sofa for an additional guest. Sitting room with flat-screen TV, Blu-Ray Player, and pull-out sofa.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Alpine Suite

King pillow-top bed. Electric fireplace. Writing desk in room. In-room microwave & mini-fridge. Pull out sofa for additional guests. Private bath with shower. Sitting room with flat-screen TV and Blu-Ray Player.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Little Lalla Retreat

Queen pillow-top bed. Largest private bath. Moderate rate perfect for a spontaneous getaway.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Fall River Retreat

Double pillow-top king bed. Private deck. Electric fireplace. Majestic views!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Timberline Retreat

Queen bed. Private deck. Best bedroom views! Electric fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

30 minutes from Black Hawk Casinos, 20 minutes off I-70, Mountains, Small town


Denver, CO (DEN-Denver Intl.)

Directions to property:

1. Take I-70 West (from Denver) 2. Take EXIT 238 toward Fall River Road. 0.2 mi 3. Take the 1st right onto Fall River Rd. 8.4 mi 4. At the top, just past a tan condo building, turn right and stay on Fall River Rd. Pass a small lake on the left.0.01 5. Turn left at “T” intersection. 0.05 mi (Old wooden mine shaft on the corner of the intersection) 6. Turn right on Mine Rd., stay to the left.0.1 mi 7. The Silver Lake Lodge is on the right

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Jeep Rentals, Snow Shoe Rentals, Ski Rentals, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, DVD Player, Fireplace, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi , Turndown Service upon request

Room amenities

Hairdryer, Ironing Board

On-site activities

Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Zip Lining, Fly Fishing, 4 X 4 and Jeep Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of 50% of the total bill guarantees your reservation.
  • Cancellations: If cancellation occurs 14 days or more before your reserved date, your deposit will be refunded less a $30 administrative fee. If a cancellation is made between 13 and 3 days of your reserved date, your deposit will be applied toward a gift certificate for a future stay, less the $30 administrative fee. If a reservation is canceled within 3 days of the reserved date, your deposit is forfeited. Group reservations must be canceled 60 days in advance of the reserved date to receive a refund of your deposit, less a $50 cancellation fee. If a group reservation is not canceled within 60 days of the reserved date, your deposit is forfeited.
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Jim Schaitel

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  • Time Served: 7:00AM to 10:00AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian Gluten Free

Signature Dish

Eggs Sardou
Eggs Sardou is a delicious creation of a toasted English muffin with poached eggs nestled atop artichoke hearts and creamed spinach, and topped with Hollandaise Sauce. Served with our Lodge Potatoes and breakfast meat of the day.


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Hot Deal

20% off room rate

Regular Rate: $249 now $199.20 (20% Savings:)

Stay any night and receive 20% off lodging. Please contact the inn directly at 1 3035679299 to redeem this deal.

expires Wednesday

Special Package

Seniors are Special

Why wait any longer to enjoy all of the things you love about Colorado. Come hike, read or just sit by the fire and relax. If you are 60 or older, book your room now and receive 10% off your room rate. May not be combined with other discounts.

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