Off the Hill with Tricia Swenson: 971 Spraddle Creek offers great views, privacy in Vail

Tricia Swenson
Off the Hill

971 Spraddle Creek

5 bedrooms

6 bathrooms

7,292 square feet

Open house: Friday, Aug. 26; 2 to 6 p.m.

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“Location, location, location” is frequently the mantra when searching for the perfect piece of real estate, but sometimes “views, views, views,” trump that.

Oftentimes, people seek out slopeside home sites. They want ski-in/ski-out or a location that’s within a short walking distance to the lifts on Vail Mountain. But once the views from 971 Spraddle Creek are experienced, that mantra may change.

Spraddle Creek is a quick drive from the core of Vail Village and is Vail’s only gated community. The friendly staff lives on site and act not only as gatekeepers but can also run errands, do airport pick-ups and take care of things while you are away.

The custom estate home at 971 Spraddle Creek offers views of Vail Mountain and the Gore Range. The impressive grand staircase leads you through the design of stone, hard wood, vaulted ceilings and expansive glass, which brings the natural light in.

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The kitchen was designed with the gourmet chef in mind, but it was also built large enough for the “party to end up in the kitchen”! With enough room for a sitting area, access to the patio and a fireplace, it’s a wonderful place to start the morning with a cup of coffee by the fire or enjoy a glass of wine with friends and family while fixing apres ski nibbles. The sizable media and game room is the perfect place to relax and watch a movie or host a Super Bowl party.

Ownership benefits to this specific home include a Charter Passport Club membership with private assigned parking at the base of Vail Mountain, a private locker and ski valet, making a day on the mountain easy and convenient. With the fabulous Charter Passport Club amenities, you get the best of both worlds at 971 Spraddle Creek with location — there’s always a parking spot waiting for you at Golden Peak — and the grand views.

For more information about 971 Spraddle Creek, stop by the open house Friday from 2 to 6 p.m., contact Tye Stockton, of the Stockton Group of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, at 970-471-2557 or view the home online at

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