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Regional company lands local Bachelor Gulch club

EAGLE COUNTY — A regional company will manage the residence club in Bachelor Gulch, the homeowners announced.

Carbondale-based Timbers Resorts will make the residence club in Beaver Creek’s Bachelor Gulch the 13th residence club in the Timbers collection. The hotel in Bachelor Gulch will remain a Ritz-Carlton.

The residence club has been fully sold out and member controlled for years, said Michael Mullenix, president of the residence club homeowners association. The homeowners looked at several companies before selecting Timbers.

“We felt hands down that Timbers Resorts was the right fit for our owners moving forward to return our club to its original vision,” Mullenix said.

The homeowners board wanted to make a change when the contract was up. They put it to a vote and 648 homeowners voted — 76 percent. Of those, 90 percent endorsed having their residence club become a Timbers resort.

Burden said his group was thrilled.

“It’s a great property, beautiful and in an amazing location,” Burden said.

They’ll be doing some remodeling next year, Burden said.

Timbers Resorts manages Vail’s Sebastian hotel. With the Sebastian, Timbers manages everything: The hotel, real estate, food and beverage … everything.

“The Sebastian is our hotel jewel in the Vail Valley,” Burden said.

Local company

Burden founded Timbers Resorts in 1999. The company usually builds and develops its own properties, but they have been successful in taking over properties, he said.

A year ago, the Carbondale-based company added Mayacama, a golf and private residence club in northern California’s Sonoma wine country.

“As we continue to expand our portfolio, we couldn’t be more pleased to procure such a special and timeless property,” Burden said. “We look forward to working closely with the HOA and its board to provide owners with the high-quality culture, service and hospitality that Timbers Resorts has become known for.”

Bachelor Gulch owners will have access to other properties in the Timbers collection: The Timbers Club in Snowmass; The Residences at Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; The Rocks Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.; Castello di Casole in Tuscany, Italy; The Preserve at Botany Bay on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands; One Steamboat Place in Steamboat Springs; The Orchard at The Carneros Inn in Napa, Calif.; The Villas at Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; Doonbeg in County Clare, Ireland; Residences at The Sebastian in Vail; Dancing Bear Aspen in Aspen; and Mayacama Residences in Sonoma, Calif.

For information, go to www.timbersresorts.com.


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