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We had the good fortune of connecting with Zack Turner and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Zack, what is the most important factor behind your success?
When it comes to the success of House of Vibes: Coffee + Curiosity, we wouldn’t be here without the collaboration of our close-knit community of family and friends. It’s no joke when I say it took a VILLAGE to open this coffee shop — I’ve partnered with my brother’s roasting house in the Smoky Mountains to supply our coffee, we sell several of our friend’s unique arts and crafts to decorate and bring the vibe to house of vibes, and sometimes I even ask our regular customers with specialized skills to help with projects around the shop. When you walk through our doors, it’s easy to see that House of Vibes is a reflection of the collective community we have here in Summit County, and from regions far and wide. I want my coffee shop to feel like a space for everyone to come as they are, and promote their radical individuality, and with the help of the community, we’ve done just that.
Make sure to stop by newly opened Eclectic Bar & Grill to tickle your taste buds. The local hotspot serves up well-made cocktails and fresh twists on daily fare. If you go, try the Summit Mushroom Burger, complete with goat cheese, wild mushrooms, spicy pepper jelly, roasted garlic aioli and micro arugula. Add fried fingerlings and get ready for an explosion in your mouth. The restaurant is vegan-friendly, offering substitutions like the Impossible Burger.
The next morning, head to House of Vibes for a quirky coffee shop experience. It’s a small hidden gem where you can pick up your classic cup of joe or something more adventurous like a honey oat milk latte. The shop specializes in homemade biscuits that you can pair with fillings like pulled bacon, egg and cheddar or vegan chorizo and avocado.
House of Vibes, a new coffee shop in Silverthorne, is full of not only coffee but also trinkets like insects in resin, crystals and plants.
Co-owner Zack Turner said the High Country Healing dispensary previously used the space for medical marijuana sales, but as sales declined, the owners decided to turn the space into a coffee shop. Turner, Joe Pepe and Nick Brown opened House of Vibes on March 1.
“We were thinking about a hospitality lounge, like a smoking cafe,” Turner said. “Silverthorne didn’t pass that, but we also agreed that it would be more fun to just have a coffee shop. Joe Pepe and I are both big into curiosities, so we saw a niche market in town for this type of thing where you can’t really get these items too many other places. So we wanted to open up a space for people to come and hang out and find something that they might not have known they were looking for.”
Here’s what’s new and worth pulling over for in Silverthorne, Breckenridge, Dillon, and other high country enclaves.
Despite challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic, mountain town restaurateurs have persevered, opening bakeries, coffeehouses, delis, and breweries and bringing heightened levels of deliciousness to the high country. Pop into these new eateries—all of which debuted within the past six months—the next time you’re up for some late-season skiing or bee-lining west for dry desert trails.