Silverpick Lodge

Lodge Rooms, Condominiums and Townhomes at Durango Mountain Resort

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Please give us a call at 800-295-4820 with your questions. We're more than happy to chat with you about your interests and concerns. Below are listed the answers to FAQ's, hope it helps.

Do you have non smoking rooms?   Yes, all the lodge rooms, condominiums and townhomes at the Silverpick Lodge are non smoking. You may, however, smoke outside the rooms on the decks.

Are pets allowed?  Pets are allowed in the Lodge with approval. Pets are not allowed in the condominiums. Willow Tree Kennels are the closest at 970-259-0018. If a pet is found in your unit you will be asked to leave and charged a $200 cleaning fee.

Do all the Lodge rooms have private baths?   Yes, they do!

Are there coffee makers in Lodge Rooms?   No, there are not! Lodge Breakfast including coffee,  bagels, and oatmeal (if you make it yourself) is provided for Lodge Guests only at 7am in the Breakfast Room off the lobby.  

Do the condominiums come stocked with bed linens and towels?   Yes, they do! Towels are refreshed daily and bed linens are refreshed weekly.

Do the condominiums come stocked with plates, silverware and cooking utensils?   Yes, they do! Condos are equipped  with pots,  pans and dinnerware for the maximum number of guests the unit will accommodate.

Do the condominiums come stocked with toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, dishwasher soap and personal amenities?   Yes, they do!  Paper products, soaps and amenities are refreshed daily.

Is coffee provided in the condos?   Yes, it is!  Coffee, sugar and creamer are located in the cupboard above the coffee maker.

Do you have roll aways for extra guests?   No, sorry we do not. The units will not accommodate more than the advertized number of guests.

Do you have cribs?   Yes, we have several pac n plays. Please ask at the front desk upon arrival or call us to make arrangements to have one delivered to your unit before you get here.

Can condominium guests use the Lodge amenities?   No sorry the may not.  The Lodge is rented out to large groups for weddings, reunions and retreats.  When they're here, they have exclusive use of the lodge facilities with the exception of the Front Desk and the Sow's Ear restaurant which is open to the public for dinner. 

Is the Sow's Ear open year round?   The Sow's Ear is open 7 days a week from Memorial Day till October and Thanksgiving till April. During the spring and fall  the restaurant is generally open Thursday thru Sunday. They close for two or three weeks in November.



CHECK IN: Is between 4 pm and 6 pm. We will do our best to have the Columbine Room and guest rooms ready for you by noon, but if there is a group leaving chances are good that 4 pm will be the earliest we`ll be ready.

CHECK OUT: Is at 10 am. If at all possible we will extend the deadline till noon, but if there is another group coming we'll have to stick to 10 am.

KEYS: When you arrive there will be a key in the doorknob of each Lodge room. Guests may pick up one additional key if they can catch someone at the Front Desk. All guest rooms doors lock automatically and you will need a key to enter the room. There is a security button on the back of each door and if you push it and leave the room you will not be able to enter with your key. The group leader will be given the Keys to the Kingdom which open all the guest room doors so you can let your guests back into their rooms when they lock themselves out. Please don’t lose your keys. If you do lose your keys you will be charged $50.00 per key. Please don`t loose your keys.

FRONT DESK: Is open randomly throughout the day but someone will be there daily between 4 pm and 6pm or until all the guests have checked in, whichever comes first. You can contact me from 8 am till 6pm at 800-295-4820. You may call me on the same number after hours if you have an emergency and need help.

ALCOHOL. Is legal for persons over the age of 21 in Colorado. You may purchase alcohol elsewhere and drink it anywhere in the Lodge except for the restaurant. You must purchase alcohol in the restaurant to consume it there.

BAGELS AND COFFEE. Are provided in the Break Room. There is no need to add water to the coffee machine in the Break Room. Just fill the filter with an appropriate amount of grounds and press the start button.

BUSINESS SERVICES. A fax machine is available at the front desk, there is a $1 per page fee to send or receive. A copy machine is also available @ $.10 a copy. There is high-speed wireless Internet throughout the lodge.

CLEANING SUPPLIES. Are provided for the Columbine Room and Break Room. If you can`t find what you need just ask at the front desk.

CEREMONY SITE. The lawn under the aspens in our park is available for wedding ceremonies and receptions at no charge. There are several other sites nearby in the national forest available for a nominal fee.

CHAIRS. We have 120 folding white wedding chairs that are available for use for your wedding ceremony. Chair use is free onsite. There is a $3 per chair use fee off site.

CHARCOAL GRILLS. We`ve got 2 of `em, 2 feet by 5 feet long. Buy Match Light charcoal or be prepared to wait forever for it to light at altitude.

CHIPMUNKS. We like to keep the lobby doors open. Chipmunks like to come inside. You may chase them back out if you wish.

CLEANING FEE. Leave it like you found it and there is no cleaning fee when you Rent the Lodge. We clean all sleeping rooms but please leave the public areas as you find them. Dishes must be washed and floors swept in the Columbine Room. We offer an optional cleaning service for $1000 if you wish to party and run.

CONDO RENTAL. When you Rent the Lodge, you and your guests may rent condos for 10% off. If they rent it online the discount will be applied at check in.

CRIBS. We have Pac`n Plays available. Please call to reserve one.

DANCE FLOOR. We have a portable dance floor for the Columbine Room. Please let us know a week in advance if you want to use it so we have time to get it set up.

EMERGENCIES. Dial 911, or call the Front Desk. After Hour Emergencies call 970-799-0908

EXTRA DAY DEAL. Stay a day beyond the minimum required stay and pay half price per additional day for the entire Lodge Sunday through Thursday. Rent individual rooms for $100 per day when you stay extra days beyond the minimum required when you Rent the Lodge

FACEBOOK. We have several photo albums on Facebook that will give you a much better idea what the Lodge, restaurant and ceremony sites are like. Reach our page through the link at the top of this page.

FIRE ALARM. If the Fire Alarm sounds in your room do not attempt to turn it off! We will turn off the alarm and call to check on you. If the smoke is due to cooking or the fireplace, open the doors and windows to aid in smoke dispersal.

FIRE PIT. We provide firewood. You provide common sense. Be safe and have a good time!

FIREWOOD. For the lobby and break room are stored on the porch south of the entrance. You may build a fire anytime you want. Be sure the flu is open (pulled towards you) before lighting fires.

FIRE LANES. Please park in designated parking places only. Do not park alongside roads or immediately in front of the Lodge. These are designated fire lanes and you will be towed.

GAME ROOM. Free pool, ping pong, shuffle board and foos ball tables are located on the first floor of the Lodge. 

GRATUITIES. Are appreciated!

GUEST LIST. When you Rent the Lodge we will send you a spreadsheet that lists all the rooms and the number of available sleepers in each. Please fill it out and email it back to the Lodge as soon as you determine which rooms your guests will be staying in. This helps eliminate confusion between guests who are staying in the Lodge and those staying in condos.

HORSESHOES. Are available in the park.

HOT TUB. Please shower before using the hot tubs. Hours are noon till dawn. Do not bring glass into the Hot Tub Area. Please shower before using the hot tubs.

HOUSEKEEPING. Please ask if you`d like your trash removed or towels refreshed. You may help yourself to the extra towels, soaps, tissue and toilet paper in the cabinet by the front desk at anytime. There are also towels in the spa.

ICE MACHINE. Is located in the basement of the Lodge. If you need lots of ice to fill a cooler ask up in the restaurant and they will help you out.

INTERNET. The wireless internet is open for all guests free of charge. Check at the Front Desk for the password.

IRON AND IRONING BOARD. Are located in each room and in the laundry.

LAUNDRY FACILITIES. A coin-op laundry is located in the basement of the Lodge. $1.25 to wash (half hour) & $1.25 to dry (hour.) Tide & Bounce are available for $1 at the Front Desk.

LIBRARY. You may borrow any of the books in the Lodge bookcases to read during your stay. If you haven’t finished before you leave and want to take one with you that’s ok too.

LIGHTS. Please turn off the lights in the public areas (lobby, break room. bathrooms, spa, game room and Columbine Room) when you go to bed just as you would at home.

MASSAGE THERAPY. Stop by or call the Front Desk to make an appointment.

MOVIE SCREEN. We have a large screen but no projectors of any kind.

MARIJUANA. Is legal in Colorado.

OUTSIDERS. When you Rent the Lodge, you have exclusive use of the lodge rooms, spa, game room and Columbine Room. The Sow`s Ear is to the public for dinner unless you rent it yourself. There will also be people from the condos coming in to register at the front desk. Occasionally someone will come over from the condos to the break room for coffee in the morning and we are generous with our coffee. Sometimes children from the condos will see children staying in the lodge and want to play with them or a child may wander down from the restaurant to the game room. Feel free to kick them out! Most of the time you will see no one who is not a member of your party.

APPROVED PETS ARE ALLOWED. Please call us to talk about bringing your pet!  Who doesn't love dogs?  Chances are very good that your pet will be approved! 

PICNIC AREA. There are picnic tables, a swing set, a sand box and horseshoe pits located behind the woodshed, south of the Lodge parking lot.

PILLOWS. If you prefer foam pillows please ask for them at the front desk.

PLAYGROUND. There is a swing set, slide and sand box in the park.

RAINY DAY SNOWY DAY WEDDINGS. All hail the fertility god! The Lobby and Columbine Room are available as backup spaces should you need to move your ceremony indoors at the last minute.

SITE FEE. There are no site fee for ceremonies held in the Park at the Lodge, the Lobby or the Columbine Room.

SHUTTLE. We will leave in front of the Lodge whenever you are ready between 8am and 5pm. Just come up to the desk and ask for a lift. Call us at 970-799-0908 for a pick up at the ski area. The shuttle is also available for a fee for airport pick ups and special trips.

SNOW SHOES & SLEDS. You may borrow shoes and sleds from the front desk. Please return them at the end of the day. You will be charged $50.00 for sleds and $200 for snowshoes not returned by 6pm.

SOW’S EAR. The restaurant is open to the public during the high seasons from 4 until 9pm. Happy Hour is 4 to 6pm & dinner is served from 5 to 9pm. Quiet time is 10 pm and the music is turned off at that time unless you`ve rented the restaurant as well, in which case, party on Garth!

TELEPHONE. Bring your cell phones, there are no telephones in the lodge rooms. There is an emergency phone located outside the front door.

TRASH. Is removed from the public areas including the Columbine Room by the housekeeping staff daily.