Off the Hill: Discover Vail’s third ski village at 1226 Westhaven Circle |

Off the Hill: Discover Vail’s third ski village at 1226 Westhaven Circle

By Tricia Swenson | Off the Hill
In a valley as coveted as Vail new construction can be hard to find, but just to the west of Lionshead you’ll discover Vail’s third ski village: the Glen Lyon and Cascade neighborhood. Anchored by the new Hotel Talisa, residents in this area have access to spa and fitness facilities, restaurants, a ski shop and shuttle into Vail and Lionshead. Also key is Chairlift 20 servicing the westernmost portal on Vail Mountain. When there’s enough snow this becomes a ski-in and ski-out property as well. These amenities coupled with new construction make 1226 Westhaven Circle East a banner property. Tom Jaffe of Slifer Smith and Frampton Real Estate is the developer on this project. “It’s very rare when you can find new product. It’s difficult to build here in terms of finding land and new construction is what people are looking for,” Jaffe said. This 5,900 square-foot home was designed by local architect Hans Berglund. The open floor plan allows you to move throughout the home with ease. The kitchen, dining and living room space flows freely into the 1,400 square feet of heated patios on the main and lower level. Colorado’s weather allows you to enjoy the outdoor living space almost as much as the interior, especially with an outdoor fireplace and a hot tub. The main-level master suite allows you to live on one floor when you don’t have a full house, but there is plenty of room for guests. Six bedrooms and eight bathrooms will accommodate your visitors. This neighborhood is a hidden gem. “Not everybody knows about it because there are only about 55 lots and it’s almost fully built out,” Jaffe said. “It’s a very private and quiet area but you still have access to many amenities.” For a tour of this brand new home, contact Tom Jaffe at 973.747.7009 or

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