Silent Stead consists of a desert area backed by mountains at the Northern edge of the map. A single small building is located in the middle of the area. A railway and a road both pass in front of the building.
In single player, Silent Stead spawns some raccoons, armadillos, and skunks,as well as cougars, wolves, deer, and several kinds of birds. It is possible to go around the back of the house and climb up to the roof to be safe from attack while giving a good viewpoint, useful for completing a few of the hunting and sharpshooting challenges.
When facing the road, cougars spawn towards the right, by some of the boulders there. The wolves come from that direction, too. The cougars spawn in a relatively short amount of time, at two different points. When you see one, the other's not far behind. The wolves approach from the same direction.
Occasionly an owl will spawn on the roof in the backyard of the house.
When entering Silent Stead, Marston might say "This place looks deserted", "What happened here", "This is creepy I wonder what went wrong, I wonder what happened here," or "Where is everyone","There must be someone here,"Looks like people left here in a hurry." much like he does at other deserted areas. Afterward, the player may possibly be attacked by a cougar, as they are common at Gaptooth Ridge, however this is a rare occurrence in such places.
If a traveler is passing by Silent Stead and his horse is mauled by an animal,greets the player for a gift, or a stranger is rescued during a random encounter in the area, he will walk over to the building and light a cigarette,sit at the table, or many different activities.