About this listing
38 year Summit County local, loves meeting new and interesting people!
When you arrive, a bedroom will be meticulously prepared for your exclusive use. Additionally, there is a pullout bed that is available to use for an extra fee. My living room, dining room, kitchen, washer/dryer, and decks will also be available for your enjoyment.
Location, location, location!!!
This house is located in the heart of Summit County, CO! Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, and Keystone ski areas are all a short 15-20 minute drive away.
Just minutes from the movie theater, snow tubing, outlet shopping, boutiques, amazing snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and many restaurants. I will be available to answer any questions throughout your visit, personally or via cell phone. As a world traveler, I discovered that I preferred to stay with locals while traveling.
Find out where to buy your ski tickets, suggestions on how to get a cheap ski day upon your arrival, where to rent skis and much more from an experienced local. Adventure all day, come back to the house and relax.
The saying in Summit County is, "Come for the winter, stay for the summer!" If you decide to visit in the summer, you will not be disappointed! Concerts, Art Festivals, Farmers Markets, River Floats, Horse Back Riding, Mountain Roller Coasters, Hiking, Biking, Putt-Putt golf, Skate Boarding, you name it! I am very easy going and enjoy hosting traveling folks. I look forward to meeting you!
• 1 bedroom
• 1 Murphy pull out bed (additional $25/per person after 2
• 1 full bathroom with Jacuzzi (Shared with Room #1 Guests)
• Full size washer and dryer
• Internet (Wi-Fi) & cable
• 3 car driveway
• 3 decks
• 4 sliding glass doors
• In the heart of Summit County
• Walking distance to two Summit Stage bus stops (Free public
• 10 minute drive to Breckenridge Ski Resort
• 15 minute drive to Keystone Ski Resort
• 20 minute drive to Copper Mountain Ski Resort
• 20 minute drive to Arapahoe Basin
• NO SMOKING IN THE HOUSE!!
We had a wonderful time at Gary's! Unfortunately we could only stay one night, but we really enjoyed getting to know Gary and his dog, Raina. He was incredibly friendly, helpful, and a welcoming host! The location was awesome and the views were great! We would definitely return!
Gary was an excellent host, extremely accommodating, he even offered to drive me into town because I didn't have my own transport. The house was nice and I felt I had the option of privacy or company. Gary really invited me to treat the house as my own.
This is the second time I've stayed with Gary and it was just as delightful as the first. A quiet private room and interesting and far-ranging conversations when hanging out in the living room or making use of the kitchen. I look forward to my next stay!
This was a great experience. Everything was as described. Gary was very helpful and interesting. The location is excellant with easy drives to Breckenridge and Vail. Plenty of easy parking. An overall excellant stay.
It was such a pleasure staying with Gary! His house is lovely. He was so welcoming and he really made us feel like it was our home! The location was perfect, too! You will enjoy your stay with Gary! Best deal in town!
Great house and location! The view from the house is really good. Gary made us feel really comfortable and we had a great time staying at his place.
Great stay! Gary is very knowledgeable about the area, gives you run of the house, and is a very courteous host. Lots of great stories to share. Thanks!
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About the Host, Gary
I am a 73 year old college professor who is married with five children, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way. I was born in a small town in Iowa. Left Iowa in 1960 and spent four years in the Air Force as an Intelligence Specialist in England, France and Germany. Went to college and became a New York City Police Officer, Lakewood (CO) Police Agent, Summit County Undersheriff, County Coroner, County Commissioner and Colorado State Representative. I have taught at Metro State University in Denver, Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood and Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge and Dillon. I have five earned college degrees in English, History, Management, Psychology and Human Communication.
The five things I can't live without.
1. My family.
4. Summit County, Colorado.
5. Spicy food.
My favorite travel destinations.
Mexico, Guatemala and Ecuador
I prefer non-fiction books. Historical biographies and recent academic studies.
I really do not watch movies. The entire industry has become very poor. If a movie gets outstanding reviews I might go see it prior to the Academy Awards.
I like all kinds of music without respect to the type of music.
I will eat any and all kinds of food. I really do not have a preference.
As a host I offer a life of varied experience. I have lived and worked all over the world except in Asia. I spent most of my life as a police officer and have taught at the college level since 1970. I teach a total of 27 different subjects and truly enjoy all of them. I get paid to teach but if I were not paid I would still teach for free. I moved to Colorado in 1970 and have lived in the mountains most of that time.
I am very open minded and liberal. I believe that people should be able to live their personal lifestyle without criticism or judgement.
As a host I feel it is my role to help guests as much as possible and to be a resource into the Colorado Mountains and Summit County.
My life motto is to "Take it easy" and let what will be alone.