SILVERTHORNE, COLO.—The Pad, a boutique hotel with hostel-style rooms and a high-end mountain modern design, has opened its doors and welcomed its first guests in the heart of Silverthorne, Colo. along the banks of the Blue River.
As the first newly constructed boutique hostel in the Rocky Mountains, The Pad incorporated 18 upcycled shipping containers into its environmentally friendly construction and design. The Pad is one of the country’s first lodging properties to be constructed using upcycled shipping containers and is on track to becoming the first Colorado-based lodging company to attain B Corp. certification.
“We’re using upcycled shipping containers and passive solar orientation, in addition to a design that will create a welcoming space for both locals and visitors, all with a foundation of being a mission-based company that’s focused on doing the right thing for our employees, our guests, our community and our environment,” says Lynne Baer, part of the husband-wife duo that owns The Pad. “We are thrilled to welcome our first guests to The Pad and have them feel right at home here.”
Opening with 36 rooms and 101 beds, Lynne and Rob Baer have built The Pad as a new social lodging concept with hostel-style dorm rooms, micro rooms, traditional hotel rooms and private suites that blends sustainability with comfort and offers attainable and inclusive luxury. Located along the banks of the Blue River in Silverthorne, Colo., The Pad is within walking distance to the heart of Silverthorne’s new downtown and is centrally located to six of the top-rated ski resorts in the world—Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Breckenridge, Loveland and Vail.
Wide Range of Room, Price Options
Rooms range from $45/night for a dorm-style bunk to $350/night for a private suite, making The Pad hotel/hostel the best value for skiers, bikers and year-round adventurers looking for a mountain getaway without sacrificing comfort or luxury. Guests are treated to high-end amenities, such as: community lounges; a rooftop bar and hot tub; an on-site restaurant, Graze and Torreys, that’s set to open in early 2022; a coworking space; a communal kitchen; custom artwork from local artists; a lobby bar called A-BAR; and designer finishes from award-winning firm BraytonHughes Design Studios.
The Baers have collaborated with local artists to showcase colorful photographs, murals, wall hangings and custom artwork throughout the property—many of the pieces of art are available for guests to purchase.
For a truly elevated experience, The Pad has 3,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor event space on its 3rd floor with a rooftop deck, perfect for weddings, gatherings and special celebrations. When not rented out, The Pad’s rooftop will be Silverthorne’s first rooftop bar open to the public.
“We want The Pad to be a home base and a launching pad for both visitors and locals to create new adventures and shared experiences,” says Lynne.