Formerly South Maryland Creek Ranch, Silverthorne development steps toward sales |

Formerly South Maryland Creek Ranch, Silverthorne development steps toward sales

Alli Langley
Summit Sky Ranch will be on the north end of Silverthorne between the Blue River and the Eagles Nest Wilderness. Facing the Williams Fork Range, the subdivision will have views of Keystone Resort and Breckenridge's Bald Mountain to the southeast and views of the Gore Range to the west.
Courtesy Summit Sky Ranch |

By this time next year, a development on the north end of Silverthorne plans to complete construction on the first phase of 240 planned homes.

Summit Sky Ranch recently started accepting letters of interest from prospective homeowners after the Silverthorne Town Council approved a density change in June for the property — formerly known as South Maryland Creek Ranch.

Development director Joanna Hopkins said the new name gives potential buyers a better sense of the property’s location and evokes its natural surroundings.

Interested buyers can now contact Summit Sky Ranch sales representatives to stake claims and remain informed.

After finishing the subdivision approval and platting process with the town, the development plans to start contracts in the fall and build through the winter.

The single-family community between the Blue River and the Eagles Nest Wilderness will be designed with mountain modern architecture and amenities for active families.

Those include a community center called the Aspen House; a public dog park and disc-golf area; a private 10-acre lake with a beach; a boat house with kayaks, paddle boards and event space; an observatory for star gazing; miles of trails connected to the national forest; Nordic skiing, ice skating and sledding; and an outdoor pool, hot tubs and fire pits.

The property will also preserve about 60 percent of the land as open space.

The initial offering comprises 25 homes, 16 cabins and six lots. The ranch will feature three- to five-bedroom houses, ranging from 1,550 square feet to almost 4,000 square feet, and, in this first phase, the properties will start at $595,000.

Based on community feedback, the development moved its first phase of construction away from the Three Peaks neighborhood to the south and toward the center of the 416-acre property.

Tom Everist, a longtime local businessman involved with gravel extraction and processing, is developing Summit Sky Ranch on the parcel his family has owned for about 20 years. The Everist family first came to Summit County in 1965.

“I envision a vibrant and inclusive community that brings families and their love for the outdoors together to enjoy quintessential Colorado living,” he said, “and, at the same time, preserves the natural beauty of the spectacular Blue River Valley that my family has cherished for more than half a century”

For more information about Summit Sky Ranch, visit or call the sales center at (970) 286-0202.

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