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Wild views & amazingly convenient in Silverthorne
Wildernest is a steep swath of a neighborhood on the flanks of Buffalo Mountain. It is centrally located between the incorporated town of Silverthorne and Frisco, just off of I-70. The radical height of this neighbor puts you in the crow's nest over Lake Dillon, with the peaks of Keystone Ski Resort beyond it, the 14ers Grays and Torrey's farther on, the Williams Range off toward the north, and the Tenmile Range meandering south toward Breckenridge.
The headwaters of the Blue River might be near Breckenridge, but the gold medal fishing waters of the Blue run in the valley at your feet when you're up in Wildernest. From any condo, townhome or house for sale in Wildernest, hiking, biking or ski trails lie just outside your doorstep.
There is no need to drive, the free county-wide bus makes the trip up the main drag of Wildernest. You will be transported to the base of Breckenridge, Copper Mountain or Keystone. You're at the center of all the ski resorts in Summit County when you're a homeowner in Wildernest.
What's the Wildernest Look?
The neighborhood called Wildernest got started in the '70s. Plain vanilla ski condos are available up or off Ryan Gulch Road under a variety of names: Treehouse, Buffalo Ridge, Silver Queen - usually with a covered parking space, a place for your skis, a little balcony or deck, a common area with pool or hot tubs, a couple bedrooms and bathrooms and a open living space with kitchen, dining and living all in one. This style may be simple, but offers a great value in ski-home real estate. Townhouses in Wildernest similarly strive for efficiency and make great first homes for Summit County locals. And with in-the-know neighbors, these make great second homes as well.
Wildernest is a dense neighborhood, and not necessarily a bad thing. Only a few dozen lots remain vacant. But it also means there's help nearby if you need it, and trail maintenance, and the bus.
Things to do from Wildernest
Two great trails start from the top of Ryan Gulch Road, and another is at the base of it. The lower trail, the Salt Lick, trail will take you to the upper ones, or over toward Frisco. The upper trails include one to Lily Pad Lake, and another called the Willow Creek Trail, goes north over a ridge on the flanks of Buffalo Mountain to Willow Creek.
- Condos: about 1,500 units
- Built from: 1972 to 2008
- Mostly 1 or 2 bedrooms, several with 3, and a few studios, 4 and 5 bedroom of more of a townhouse style.
- Approximate values: $200,000 to $600,000
- Townhomes: about 350 homes
- Built from: 1972 to 2001, primarily in the 1990s
- Size: 2 - 5 bedrooms, mostly 3BD/2BA.
- Approximate values: $300,000 to $600,000
- Single Family Homes: about 300 homes
- Built from: 1959 to 2010, including a few A-frames from the 1960s.
- Located in subdivisions like Mesa Cortina
- Approximate values: $300,000 to just over $1 million.
To reach Wildernest ....
From the I-70 Silverthorne Exit, head north to the first stoplight and turn west. In 2/10th of mile, the road forks around the Lowe's Building Center. Straight on leads up to Mesa Cortina, and the single-family home area of Wildernest. Take the left and head west along the base of the mountain, parallel to I-70 for about half mile and the road switches back and then snakes its way up to the top of Wildernest past a wide variety of multi-family lodging.
Any more questions about Wildernest real estate? Feel free to contact Breckenridge Associates online or call (800) 774-7970 or (970) 453-2200
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