Magnificent Views of Vail Valley and Gore Range

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Alpine View. Our home has spectacular views of the mountains of the Gore Range.


Last updated: 10/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Bordering the National Forest in sunny West Vail, Alpine View is a three bedroom, three and a half bath European-style home, custom built in 1980 with Old World craftsmanship.
The great room welcomes you with a cathedral ceiling and large expanses of glass for viewing the spectacular scenery. Enjoy the comfortable seating around the gas fireplace for reading, napping, listening to beautiful music on the Sony stereo system, or watching DVDs or movies on the HDTV.

Off the great room is a cozy octagonal room with glass walls and ceiling that offers fantastic views of the Gore Range and the south side of the Vail Valley. It's perfect for dining or playing cards. Sliding doors open to extensive outdoor spaces that include a patio with a gas grill and a turret/gazebo, along with a fire pit that seats eight to ten people. These places are ideal for sipping a favorite beverage and enjoying the dramatic views that surround this idyllic site.

The home has a dining room that seats six, the octagonal room that seats six, and a breakfast bar that seats three. A wet bar is well-placed for entertaining, in between the breakfast bar and the game room. The game room offers a place for indoor exercise and a professional ping pong table, along with comfortable seating so people can gather to watch the game.

The fully equipped kitchen includes both gas and electric stoves, oven, microwave and dishwasher.

WI-FI is available throughout the home, and no password is needed.

Downstairs in a private office are a computer with broadband service, FAX, scanner and printer. Next to the office is the laundry room with a large washer and dryer.

The master bedroom offers a king size bed, a gas fireplace, TV and a large en-suite bath that also includes an indoor hot tub to enjoy after a long day of skiing or hiking. On the same level is a second bedroom with a queen bed and TV that opens onto a sunroom with a sauna. The bath has a tub/shower combination.

A third floor suite includes a third bedroom with a queen bed and TV, and a bath with a tub/shower combination. The bedroom opens onto a very private deck overlooking the large meadow that is part of the National Forest. Relaxing in the afternoon sun is a special treat. On the same level is a loft sitting room with a queen sleep sofa and a cubby with a king size mattress where older children love to sleep.

The attached garage has room for one car, and a second car can be parked behind it and will be mostly sheltered from snow. This fabulous mountain escape is three full blocks to the bus stop on Chamonix Lane. The hike back up the hill from the bus stop can be difficult for people who have been living at sea level, however, especially in winter.

Our home is perfect for adults and older children who will be understand how to use the indoor hot tub, climb a spiral staircase, and use the third floor sitting room with its view to the great room below.

Keywords: House, Condo, Villa


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    This property is extremely unsafe for small children because of numerous hazards, but it should be fine for responsible older children (8 and up)....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Den


  • King size beds (1) King bed in master bedroom and a king mattress is available in a cubby with low ceiling off the third floor sitting room. Children love to sleep there., Queen size Beds (2) The other two bedrooms have queen beds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleep sofa in the loft sitting room off the third floor bedroom. King size mattress in cubby with three foot ceiling....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Extensive outdoor space includes a patio with a gas grill and a gazebo, along with a fire pit that seats eight to ten people....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4) TV's in great room and all three bedrooms....moreless

  • Stereo
  • VCR


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Views of the Gore Range and the Vail Valley are spectacular, and the home borders the National Forest, with a large meadow and hiking trails. ...moreless

  • Village:

    We are three miles from Vail Village with world-class restaurants and shopping. We are one-half mile from sporting goods (including ski rental), grocery, hardware, and other stores....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Broadband Access:

    A PC computer with DSL,wireless, fax, scanner, printer in downstairs office....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    PC computer, fax, scanner, printer in private office. WiFi available....moreless

  • Garage:

    Garage holds one car....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    (2) In Great room and Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone:

    (5) There are phones in the great room, kitchen, master bedroom, computer room and tool room in the garage....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless router available....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    We are 3 miles from Vail Village and within a mile of other restaurants who would be willing to do catering....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The fully equipped kitchen includes both gas and electric stoves, oven, microwave and dishwasher....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio:

    Extensive wraparound outdoor patio with gazebo....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    The gazebo seats six and offers fantastic views of the Gore Range and the south side of the Vail Valley....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    The indoor hot tub is in a large en-suite bath that is off the master bedroom. It can seat six to eight....moreless

  • Sauna


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 14 - Dec 18, 2015
2 night min stay
$1,800 $5,000
Holiday Week
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
7 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 10%

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Last updated: 10/22/2015
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Eagle Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Holiday Inn
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Necessary


We have enjoyed all these restaurants, and we hope you find dining that adds something special to your trip. Most of them have websites, so you can google them to see the menus. All parking in Vail Village, Lionshead and Beaver Creek is free after 6 PM.

We hope you enjoy dining in Vail and Beaver Creek as much as we have!

Fonya and Neil Helm

Alpenrose in Vail Village serves European cuisine in an intimate atmosphere. The bakery offers delicious pastries. Lunch and dinner are served. 970-476-3194

100 East Meadow Drive, Suite 25, Vail, CO 81657

Bart and Yeti’s in Lionshead offers spare ribs and hamburgers in a rustic atmosphere. 551 E Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657.

(970) 476-2754

Chili Willy’s in Minturn has great fajitas and other Mexican food in a casual atmosphere. 970-827-5887

101 Main Street, Minturn, Colorado

China Garden at the Lodge in Avon Center offers both Mandarin and Szechuan cuisine. Dine In or Take Out. 970-949-4986

100 W Beaver Creek Blvd # 125, Avon, CO 81620

Game Creek Club is an adventure. First, take the Eagle’s Nest Gondola in Lionshead Village, and then take a short ride in a snow cat to the restaurant. Enjoy a fabulous four-course contemporary American dinner in this elegant restaurant in a large log cabin setting. Reservations are available on the hour and half-hour, starting at 5 PM, Thursday through Saturday. 970-479-4275.

Left Bank Restaurant in Vail Village offers fine French cuisine in a very elegant and cozy setting overlooking Gore Creek. Famous for souffles, and also offering a fine wine collection. Open for dinner, closed Wednesdays (no credit cards accepted). 970-476-3696

183 Gore Creek Drive, Vail, CO 81657

Mirabelle Restaurant is at 55 Village Road, Avon, CO 81620 at the bottom of Beaver Creek Mountain. Belgian Master Chef Daniel Joly prepares Belgian and French cuisine. 970-949-7728.

The Montauk Seafood Grill in Lionshead has been voted by locals and returning guests the #1 Seafood restaurant in the Vail Valley. Fresh seafood, mainly from Hawaii, as well as choice steaks, chops and original pasta dishes. 970-476-2601

549 E Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657

Ore House is a family oriented steakhouse that serves hand carved steaks, prime rib and seafood. The Chataubriand for two is excellent, and often an early dinner is half-price. 970-476-5100. 232 Bridge Street, Vail, CO 81657

May Palace, in the West Vail Mall, serves good Chinese food. 970-476-1657

2109 N Frontage Rd W # A, Vail, CO 81657

Nozawa Sushi Bar and Restaurant, in the West Vail Mall, is a Japanese restaurant with excellent dining.

2211 N Frontage Rd W, Vail, CO 81657-3937


Pazzo’s Pizza, in both Vail Village and Avon, is the local's favorite. It offers a full breakfast, pizza, pasta, subs, calzones. The signature dish: Pizza (Azteca or Corfu).

82 E Beaver Creek Blvd, Avon - (970) 949-9900

122 E Meadow Dr # 9, Vail - (970) 476-9026

Delivery Service (970) 949-4000 (Slow and Expensive)

Red Lion Restaurant and Night Club is a local gathering place for burgers, sandwiches and appetizers. It is located in the heart of Vail Village, open daily. Apres Ski Entertainment. 970-476-7676 304 Bridge Street, Vail, CO 81657

Russell’s in Vail Village, is next to Gore Creek, and serves Angus beef and fresh seafood along with chicken and pasta. 970-476-6700

228 Bridge Street, Vail, CO 81657

Sandbar Sports Grill, sports bar and live music venue, is down the hill from Alpine View in the West Vail Mall. Lunch, dinner and drinks. Call for specials. 970-476-3418

2161 North Frontage Road, Vail, CO, 81657.

Sweet Basil in Vail Village is an elegant bistro style restaurant, serving contemporary American cuisine with influences from around the world. One of the best restaurants in Vail, according to Wine Spectator. Gourmet magazine featured its spectacular hot sticky toffee pudding cake. 970-476-0125.

193 E Gore Creek Dr # 201, Vail, CO 81657

Up The Creek Bar and Grill is located in Vail Village on Gore Creek and specializes in fish and game. Its roast lamb is also delicious, and it boasts an award winning wine list. 970-476-8141

223 Gore Creek Dr # 103, Vail, CO 81657


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Neil is a retired space scientist, with special expertise in satellites. He is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in transpersonal psychology. Fonya is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice, offering therapy in person and also by telephone, Skype, or FaceTime. Our permanent home is in Virginia Beach, VA. We enjoy skiing on warm sunny days in winter and spring. In the summer, we play golf and enjoy long evenings outside dining on the patio. We also have found wonderful restaurants in Vail and the surrounding area in all price ranges.

Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
We have been coming to the Vail Valley for more than thirty years and finally have been able to buy our own home in the mountains. We chose a house with an original design, constructed over time by a European craftsman, who began building it in the 1980's; and we were captivated by the charming, interesting, and fanciful spaces. The use of skylights and large windows creates light throughout the house, making it very welcoming and offering many beautiful views. Gas fireplaces in the master bedroom and the great room make it cozy and add extra warmth in the winter.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The views of the surrounding mountains are very special and create a sense of inner peace. In the summer, the outdoor spaces on the patio with the turret/gazebo make outdoor living and dining a pleasure. Even on hot days, the evenings in the mountains are cool. In winter, the house has light and is warmed by the sun during the day. While we are high up on the hill with beautiful views, we also are only minutes away from fine restaurants, movies, the Colorado Ski Museum, ski lifts and golf courses.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Alpine View.  Our home has spectacular views of the mountains of the Gore Range.

    Alpine View. Our home has spectacular views of the mountains of the Gore Range.

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Great Room from Third Floor Loft Sitting Room

    Great Room from Third Floor Loft Sitting Room

  • Gazebo off the Great Room in Winter

    Gazebo off the Great Room in Winter

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Kitchen


  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Third Floor Loft

    Third Floor Loft

  • Clouds over Gore Range

    Clouds over Gore Range

  • Young Moose

    Young Moose

  • Sun Going Down over Gore Range

    Sun Going Down over Gore Range

  • Summer Flowers

    Summer Flowers

  • Dawn Seen from Great Room

    Dawn Seen from Great Room

  • Patio


  • Octagonal Room

    Octagonal Room

  • Breakfast Bar

    Breakfast Bar

  • Game Room

    Game Room

  • Indoor Hot Tub between Master Bedroom and Second Bedroom

    Indoor Hot Tub between Master Bedroom and Second Bedroom

  • Third Floor Bedroom

    Third Floor Bedroom

  • Deck off Third Floor Bedroom next to Meadow of the National Forest

    Deck off Third Floor Bedroom next to Meadow of the National Forest

  • View of Driveway from Octagonal Room

    View of Driveway from Octagonal Room

  • Late Afternoon

    Late Afternoon

  • Lawn at Dusk

    Lawn at Dusk

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Date last modified - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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