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Rare ski-in, ski-out property for sale in Lionshead

Did you know that there are only 16 true ski-in, ski-out homes in Vail? 615 Forest Place fits into that rare category and is currently up for sale.

Location has always been a focal point of real estate and 615 Forest Place checks all the boxes. Not only is it ski-in, ski-out, but it’s also walking distance into town and has a desirable floor plan. The home is nestled along Gore Creek, which is an added bonus and a delight to someone who wants to add fly fishing to the multitude of things you can do year round from the property.

615 Forest Place gives you ski-in, ski-out access to the Born Free trail in Lionshead where you can ski down to the Born Free Express (No. 8) and the Eagle Bahn Gondola (No. 19) (The Stockton Group of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty
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Many people have heard of Forest Road, the iconic address for a small number of homes in Vail. 615 Forest Place is even more unique. It is one of four custom-built residences nestled in a private enclave, the only gated community in the base village, off of Forest Road.

“This lot was chosen because the original owner did not want to be right on the front row where all of the skiers come by but the property still had dedicated ski access. It was also chosen because it is on Gore Creek,” said Tye Stockton of The Stockton Group of LIV Sotheby’s International Reality.

Stockton said the home has everything the serious ski family could ever want.

Everyone will have room for their own ski boots, goggles, gloves, helmets and more in the deluxe ski room at 615 Forest Place. (The Stockton Group of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty
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“Besides the ski-in, ski-out access and an amazing ski room complete with its own fireplace and a washer and dryer and cubbies for everyone’s equipment, the rest of the house is amazing,” Stockton said. At 11,865 square-feet, this seven-bedroom home is the perfect retreat for a family who loves the outdoors but also wants a place to come back to at the end of the day with a recreation room, a theater room, pool, fire pits, a large kitchen and large living areas where everyone can gather.

Relax after a day on the slopes in the theater room at 615 Forest Place. (The Stockton Group of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty
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615 Forest Place is one of four custom built residences nestled in a private enclave, the only gated community in the base village, off of Forest Road. (The Stockton Group of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty
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“The house was bought brand new, so this is the first time ever that this home has been on the market,” Stockton said. “The initial reaction has been extremely positive. People understand how rare and unique a home like this is.”

To take a tour of 615 Forest Place, call Tye Stockton at 970-471-2557. You can also view it online at 615forestplace.com.

Views, ski-in, ski-out access and proximity to the village can all be found at 486 Forest Road

Lifestyle has never been more valued than it is right now. What more could you ask for than a premium Vail Village location as your home-base for our treasured active yet relaxing lifestyle? 486 Forest Road offers this combination of a truly priceless ski-in/ski-out location providing a front row seat to Vail’s extraordinary year-round outdoor activities. The convenient size of this manageable property will ensure that you spend your time in Vail playing hard rather than hardly playing.

“When people come into our office and we ask them what they want, they tell us they want a view, they want sunshine, ski-in, ski-out, proximity to the village and it’s really hard to find those things all wrapped up into one location,” said Donna Caynoski of Slifer Smith and Frampton Real Estate. “This home has it all.”

When built, the home was ahead of its time with its contemporary design. Strategically placed, large windows on every side of the home capture cozy morning sun from the east while mature aspens and evergreens filter the warm afternoon sun from the west. The open, slope-side floor plan with vaulted ceilings flows easily and even offers a glimpse of Vail’s famous Gore Range from the flexible upper level loft. Even the master bedroom boasts views of the slopes from its hot tub adorned walk-out patio. Creatively decorated with bright colors and a variety of textures, each bedroom is clean and crisp and bright. The master bedroom glimpses at Born Free trail and the master bath has a skylight providing a peak of the Eagle Bahn Gondola as it rides by.

The guest suite on the lower level is cleverly designed as a lock-off for rental potential. The exterior entrance for two of these walk-out bedrooms is a flexible dream for biking and skiing visitors on their own schedule. The garage has a large work space for tinkering and an enviable adjacent ski room.

This home exudes energy and enthusiasm inside while offering end of the street privacy outside, particularly in the summer when the trees are filled with leaves.

“People are realizing life is short and their most valuable asset is time, and time spent with family. What better way to spend your time than to be in Vail in a ski-in, ski-out location. An opportunity like this maybe comes around once every 50 years and is something that someone really should consider jumping on sooner than later,” Caynoski said.

To learn more about this opportunity, call Donna Caynoski at 970-390-4324 or view the website: 486forest.vailrealestate.com.

Altus Vail provides new opportunities for those seeking homes in Vail Village

As our world changes rapidly, Vail changes too. In an already tight real estate market, Altus Vail, the first major new development in Vail Village for over a decade, could not be more perfectly designed and timed.

The exclusive development features nine spacious condominiums and six two level penthouses. The design goal of Altus Vail is to give a unique and intimate feeling, more typical of a single-family home. With both Gore Range and Vail Mountain views, every residence is fashioned so that the main living areas are all oriented toward several of Vail’s iconic ski runs.

Altus Vail offers 15 exclusive, private homes, just steps from the heart of the village. Designed to feel like single-family homes, residences include semi-private elevators, grand living areas, and incredible outdoor spaces. (Altus Vail
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“Think of Altus as being the ‘anti-condo’,” said Stan Kniss, listing broker for Slate Real Estate Advisors and Altus Vail. “The building is intimate and personal in scale, with oversized decks accessed through infinity doors that create a real sense of indoor-outdoor living. There are also three separate elevators that will service only two residences on each floor, so homeowners feel like they have a private entrance.”

Within short walking distance to Vail Village, homeowners can be right in the heart of downtown Vail Village in a matter of minutes, where they can enjoy the boutiques, restaurants and night life while also having the ability to retreat back to their residence to get away from it all.

“Homebuyers want a second home where they can spend more time,” said Kniss. “Some will come multiple times a year and many are opting to stay for weeks, or even months at a time. You are not going to want to do that that in something that feels like a hotel. That’s where Altus is different.”

Construction is well underway and Altus Vail residents can expect to move in during the Spring of 2021.

“The residences are receiving a lot of interest and getting snapped up by people before they are completed,” Kniss said. “One of our buyers is an East Coast family who has been looking for year. Another is a family from the Front Range. We also have a pool of families that already own big homes and love Vail, but now want something easier to manage while still affording them that single-family home feel,” he added.

“Sometimes you just build the right thing at the right time,” continues Kniss. “We expect these to sell quickly as we approach completion in the next few months.”

To learn more, visit altusvail.com or contact Kniss at 970-239-1116.

Mountain views and luxury amenities await you at Four Seasons Residence #8202

Luxury living at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail can be yours. Residence #8202 is a beautiful, recently renovated three bedroom, four full bathroom property that offers south-facing views overlooking Vail Mountain and the ski runs as well as the resort’s courtyard below with its pool, hot tubs and outdoor pavilion.

The open floor plan flows from the spacious living area to the dining and kitchen areas and more seating next to a rustic stone fireplace. (The Stockton Group
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Inside, enjoy an open floor plan that flows from a large living room into a dining area and kitchen before reaching an addition seating area in front of a large stone fireplace and a workspace, all with mountain views.

Unwind after a day on the slopes at Residence #8202 at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail. (The Stockton Group
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Residence #8202 features three bedrooms with the master bedroom facing south to check out the snow report from the balcony and has a large walk-in closet and master bathroom with a heated floor, steam shower and soaking tub. The two other bedrooms are spacious with en suite bathrooms and ample closet space.

The master bedroom has a balcony overlooking Vail’s frontside ski runs, a fireplace, steam shower, soak tub and ample closet space. (The Stockton Group
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“I would specifically say that three-bedroom residences are so scarce right now,” said Tye Stockton of the Stockton Group of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty. “To find a three-bedroom residence that faces Vail Mountain, has been recently remodeled with a desirable floor plan and is turn-key in Vail and Lionshead villages is hard to find these days,” Stockton said.

To have a property that allows owners to come and go as they please and the Four Seasons Vail takes care of the rest is highly desirable.

“It is a convenience factor many buyers are looking for these days. The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail takes care of things while you are away and gets things ready for you before you return,” Stockton said.

From the Resort’s spa and fitness facilities and the Kids for All Seasons programs, to a dedicated ski concierge at the base of Gondola One where you have a private ski locker in Gorsuch’s Ski Valet, all your needs are taken care of.

Views from the master bedroom balcony overlook the ski slopes of Vail and the pool area at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail. (The Stockton Group
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The real estate market in ski towns has been extremely active throughout the past several months.

“Nobody predicted this level of demand for mountain properties but when you think about it, there are wide open spaces, it’s a healthy lifestyle and it’s a place to find balance in your life. I think the pandemic has forever changed the way people think about where they can live and work,” Stockton said.

You can take a tour of Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail #8202 during open houses being held Dec. 30- Jan. 2 from 2 to 5 p.m. You can also contact Tye Stockton at 970-471-2557 or visit fourseasons8202.com to learn more.

Arrowhead Community Profile

The private gated community of Arrowhead is located in the westernmost village area of Beaver Creek Mountain. The Arrow Bahn Express (#17) provides high-speed access not only to intermediate and advanced terrain, but also serves as a gateway to the entirety of Beaver Creek Resort; Broken Arrow at the base is a popular après-ski spot. In Arrowhead, residents enjoy the tranquility of nature while maintaining access to restaurants, golf, tennis, a swimming pool and of course, skiing.

The community of Arrowhead is more than the village, though. Country Club of the Rockies members enjoy access to the private Jack Nicklaus golf course (which is a prime spot for snowshoeing and Nordic skiing during the winter months) and leisurely lunches and dinners in the public Vista Restaurant at the Club.  Anglers have private access to fish the pristine waters of the Eagle River.

Real estate offerings in Arrowhead range from slope-side condominiums and duplexes to elegant single-family houses designed with mountain aesthetic in mind. For those discerning buyers who are willing to spend the requisite seven figures on a mountain home, Arrowhead has a diversity of options sure to satisfy even the most particular taste.

Arrowhead is an established resort neighborhood perfect for avid athletes as well as those who simply want a relaxing retreat in which to sit back and enjoy the views. Find a home here and the rest of the world simply seems a bit brighter.

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Value-priced options for homebuyers in Stratton Flats

When considering buying a home, words like value, quality and amenities come to mind. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties just debuted 14 value-priced single-family homes along with 40 townhome units that are set to be built this spring in the Stratton Flats neighborhood in Gypsum.

Typical floor plans for the single-family homes include three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. Select single-family units include an unfinished basement with an option for the builder to build out up to five bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms within the property. If you buy early, you have the option to choose carpet, countertops, cabinets and flooring.

“A lot of people do see the value in buying a new home. You’re not inheriting somebody else’s wear and tear,” said Laurie Slaughter of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties.

“These homes come with a builder warranty. It’s been wonderful working with Patriacca Construction. They stand by their products and have been in the valley for 25 years,” Slaughter said. “People love the floor plans and most of all the prices.”

The single-family homes are currently priced in the low $400,000 range with the townhomes expected to start in the low $300,000 price point.

“The niche that this is going to fill is truly unbelievable,” said Rick Messmer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties. “People are chomping at the bit, especially about the product that we don’t even have yet, which is the townhome project.

“People are literally trying to get on a waitlist because this doesn’t exist – stick-built construction with one or two-car garages on-site, people want that so badly,” Messmer said.

Not only is the price right, but the monthly dues are affordable as well. For $133 per month, all of your front yard maintenance is taken care of, giving you more time to play.

And play you will. Gypsum’s warmer climate allows summer activities to go on for a bit longer. Golf, bike, hike, raft, fish, motocross, shoot, camp during the warmer days and drive up to ski or ride Vail and Beaver Creek on the cooler days.

For more information or to schedule a model home tour, contact The Stratton Flats Team at 970-306-6568 or visit www.strattonflatshomes.com.

Beaver Creek Community Profile

Beaver Creek Resort’s motto is “Not Exactly Roughing It” and those who choose to live in this gated, bespoke community certainly echo the sentiment. From the access to a wide variety of entertainment (both active and cultural) to its sweeping views and Alps-inspired homes, Beaver Creek might be as far from “roughing it” that the Vail Valley gets.

Entering through the gates gives a definitive sense of arrival. Wind past the international flags that wave in honor of the FIS World Ski Championships that have been held here and you’ll get a sense of the caliber of athleticism that is displayed here. Of course, the slopes are open to all; Beaver Creek is home to some of best beginners’ terrain-with-a-view in the state. Oh, and did we mention the cookies that are distributed daily? These chocolate chip masterpieces are a can’t miss end to the day before après. 

During the summer, these hills are alive with wildflowers and the sound of mountain bikers changing gears for challenging climbs and ascents. The Beaver Creek Hiking Center leads groups both small and large on excursions both short and epic. For those whose summers are measured by birdies and bogies, the Beaver Creek Golf Course provides challenging holes along with unparalleled views.

For those more culturally inclined, the opportunities are almost as expansive as the views. Home to the Vilar Performing Arts Center (VPAC), world-class performances are just an escalator ride away. From Grammy-award winning singer/songwriters to internationally lauded performers, VPAC hosts a diverse blend of programming throughout the year.

Just as the amenities are varied, so are the real estate opportunities. Condominiums and fractional ownership opportunities exist in some of Beaver Creek’s most lauded hotels; single-family homes (that can fit several generations) are also available if you strike while the iron’s hot: These legacy properties are precious.

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EagleVail Community Profile

If the idea of choosing between Vail and Beaver Creek is just too difficult, then perhaps a visit EagleVail is in order. Located almost equidistant between the two world-class resorts, EagleVail is more than just a great compromise location — this community has a charm all its own.

Understated and lacking in pretention, EagleVail provides almost instant access to the outdoors with tons of hiking and biking, two golf courses (an 18-hole and a par-3), tennis courts, a community pool and more. Neighbors meet up at the community garden, chat at the playgrounds or the pool. Several local favorite restaurants and a brewery are located here, providing even more gathering spots and watering holes. During the summer, EagleVail sits like an emerald in the valley with the greens of the golf courses and parks playing with the adjacent National Forest. Through it all, the Eagle River provides a natural soundtrack to the peaceful days in the sun.

Real estate here is almost as diverse as its residents: there’s a combination of single-family homes mixed in with condominiums, townhomes and duplexes. Prices range from some of the most affordable in the valley to luxury options. Access is easy as the bike path stretches both east and west to Vail and Avon (and beyond) and multiple bus stops make having a car almost superfluous.

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Lake Creek Community Profile

Tucked into the southwestern edges of Edwards, the Lake Creek Valley is one of the most sought-after areas of the Vail Valley. Historic working farms and ranches co-exist with sprawling estates, diverse single-family homes, and charming log cabins. Each property showcases its own personality making this quiet neighborhood fascinating and unique. Lake Creek Road winds along pastures with horses, cows and sheep, and diverges into both a well-maintained dirt road leading to private ranches and homes with acreage, as well as a picturesque, tree-lined, meandering road that hugs the creek for miles. Lake Creek Valley feels a world away, yet is situated just minutes from Edwards’ shops and restaurants and is an easy drive to Beaver Creek and Vail.

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Vail Village Community Profile

The jewel in the crown that is the Vail Valley, Vail Village is the original vacation destination in this stretch of paradise. Lovingly imagined and crafted by Vail’s founders, the Village has been a beacon for luxury resort living and playing, constantly refashioning itself to emerge once again as the epitome of what a year-round mountain resort can be.

During the winter, the snow-free cobblestone pedestrian streets lead skiers and snowboarders to iconic runs and the incomparable Back Bowls; during the summer, these same streets are splashed with flower baskets and welcome window shoppers and deck sitters, hikers and bikers who are enjoying a bit of liquid celebration after a full day outside. Then there are the restaurants: From iconic fine dining establishments to newer options that seem transported from the Black Forest, Vail has options for almost every palate. Gore Creek is a gathering place for fly fisherman and families who soak tired feet in the cooling waters — those families often include the furry, four-footed members, too.

Here you’ll find a wide variety of options from the condos and fractional ownership units like the impeccably rendered residences at Solaris to the true one-of-a-kind (with its own funicular!) residences that dot the mountainside. Though real estate in Vail Village is currently setting records for sale prices, don’t let the show homes on Forest Road deter you – there are still plenty of options for owning a piece of the Vail Village lifestyle.

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Contact a real estate agent

Ron Byrne & Associates

285 Bridge St, Vail, CO 81657

970-476-1987, info@ronbyrne.com