The back of The Pad is pictured on the afternoon of Tuesday 18th January 2022. The Pad won the Greatest New Enterprise award for Greatest of Summit 2022.
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Co-owners Lynn and Rob Baer started dreaming of a organization like The Pad — a hybrid hotel and hostel — eight years ago.

The Pad officially opened its doors to the neighborhood in 2021. With cost-effective costs and a cozy bar, The Pad has created a concerted work to attract vacationers and locals alike.

“We wanted our organization to be a component of the neighborhood as considerably as it was for the passengers,” stated Rob Baer. The heart of that connection is his wife, he stated, but each owners invest time and power into nonprofits and organizing events that advantage the neighborhood.

Lynn Baer is a member of the Rotary Club of Summit County and Rob Baer is on the board of directors of the Blue River Watershed Group. The Pad hosts non-profit events, fundraisers and yoga alongside nightly entertainment and reside music.

In addition to their neighborhood ties, the Baers wanted to build a housing space that was accessible to all walks of life.

“We actually had a dream that we wanted to bring cost-effective housing to Summit County.” stated Rob Burr. “It is secure, clean and newly constructed, but it also does not matter if you are staying in a $40 or $50 dorm or a $300-a-evening private area – you get the very same amenities.”

Greatest of Summit’s Greatest New Enterprise honor is also thanks to A-Bar, a social space that greets guests as quickly as they stroll via the door. Rob Baer’s preferred bar story includes two patrons bonding. Final winter, he stated, an out-of-state visitor sat at the bar, upset that he had booked 3 weeks in Summit County with tiny snow for skiing.

Nevertheless, additional down the bar, a nearby enjoying mountain biking overheard. A nearby invited the visitor to go mountain biking, and the two spent the subsequent 3 days collectively exploring Summit County’s bike trails.

“It does not matter who you are, you under no circumstances know who you are going to be sitting subsequent to, irrespective of whether it is a nearby, a traveler, a skier or a millionaire,” stated Rob Baer. “Everyone comes to our bar, and it type of breaks down all these barriers.” Everybody feels comfy right here.”

The Pad also won the Greatest Location to Operate: Much less than 20 Workers, Greatest Pet Friendly Accommodation and Greatest Accommodation/Hotel categories. The finalist is in the choice for the ideal wedding venue and the ideal bartender. Situated at 491 Rainbow Drive, Silverthorne.

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This story was previously published in the Greatest of Summit guide. See total outcomes at

By Editor

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