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Frost Creek new name for Adam’s Rib

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EAGLE — One month after closing on the purchase of Adam’s Rib Ranch, Adam’s Rib Development and Adam’s Mountain Country Club, the new ownership group has changed the name to Frost Creek. The name pays homage to W.E. Frost, a settler on the property in 1880. Frost Creek is also the name of the creek that bisects the 2,000-acre parcel located just south of the town of Eagle.

“We are excited to launch Frost Creek and share all that this extraordinary property and club have to offer,” said Chad Brue, head of the Denver-based investment group which purchased Adam’s Rib. “This brand, the re-launch of membership and expanded real estate offerings are a new vision for the community. We have tremendous respect for the original developer’s vision of Adam’s Rib because he created one of the finest golf club communities in Colorado. We are equally committed to presenting this enclave to a new group of homeowners and club members.”

The original developer of Adam’s Rib Ranch, Fred Kummer, and HBE Corporation, a design-build firm that began assembling Adam’s Rib in 1973, sold the property to the Denver-based investment group led by Brue along with Vail-based entrepreneur Dan Bennett, owner and operator of Southwest Greens of Colorado. Bennett owns and manages several golf courses in Colorado, including the Cordillera Short Game course. The purchase closed March 20.



“The Eagle River Valley offers some of the most extraordinary communities and golf courses in the world,” Bennett said. “Frost Creek stands out among them as a gem that has been off the radar for years. Our intent is to illuminate the possibilities and establish a community and a club that are a source of immense pride for homeowners and members.”

“Our intent is to illuminate the possibilities and establish a community and a club that are a source of immense pride for homeowners and members.”Dan BennettOwner, operator of Southwest Greens of Colorado

FROST CREEK PURCHASE



Frost Creek sits on 2,655 acres and includes an 18-hole Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course, a 40,000 square-foot clubhouse with Olympic-sized pool, a tennis court and on-property fishing rights in Brush Creek. Also included in the purchase were five new-construction spec-homes, five member cabins, 91 finished residential lots ranging from 3.6 to 9.9 acres and a working 1,553-acre ranch with water rights on Brush Creek.

Meriwether Companies, the Colorado-based company that is managing the golf and development for Brue Capital, has a successful track record as a premiere real estate and golf club developer in the western United States with projects in Telluride, Breckenridge and Steamboat Springs, as well as in Texas, California and Costa Rica.

“Unlike many clubs in the West, Frost Creek has the unique opportunity to be unveiled with world-class golf and amenities and a membership plan reflecting current market trends,” said Garrett Simon, partner at Meriwether Companies.



For more information, email Joe Cranston at jcranston@frostcreek.com or call 970-328-7503.


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