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  • Minimum stay:1-6 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Beautiful 2 Bed/Loft -2 Bath Townhome: Many Amenities In a Stellar Location!

A Top Value In Vail!

You will love this exceptional townhouse, minutes from the vibrancy of downtown Vail. The secluded location in a great neighborhood assures it will be quiet and relaxing when you arrive to your "home away." Savor the space and luxury of a very nicely appointed home for less than the price of a single slope side hotel room.

Take a moment, and take in the spectacular views of Gore Creek from the large living room windows. In spring, summer, fall, and warmer winter days you can relax on comfortable patio furniture, perfect for your morning coffee or evening cocktail. The gas grill on the deck is great for barbeques all year round.

Both bedrooms are on the upper level, each with a very comfortable king size bed. A cozy sitting area between the two bedrooms has a full pull out sofa/futon. The low ceiling loft "fortress," furnished with a comfortable queen mattress, is recommended for children. Here they will find books, games, and a small video TV with a selection of movie classics. Up to 6 people, a maximum of 4 adults, will find very pleasant accommodations.

Johnson Ski House is thoughtfully furnished with all amenities you expect: quality contemporary furniture, 3 new large flat screen TVs (in the living area and in each bedroom), a Blue-Ray/DVD player, private Wi-Fi, Bluetooth unit, full sized washer/dryer, luxurious linens, and a fully equipped, newly renovated kitchen. Kitchen updates include new top quality stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. An ecological, easy switch on gas log fireplace provides instant warmth and ambiance on frosty mornings and evenings at home as you savor your Vail hideaway.

The nicely landscaped Ptarmigan grounds include a well maintained, heated outdoor summer season swimming pool with new upscale loungers, tables, umbrellas, and chairs. A shared year round indoor hot tub is available for a relaxing soak after your day on the mountain - or after exploring the many tempting shops, galleries, and boutiques of Vail and Beaver Creek.

Two free parking spaces are located just out your front door. Literally steps away is the free bus stop where you can catch short rides into the heart of Lionshead and Vail Village multiple times each day and on into late night. Approximately 3 minutes away in West Vail are grocery and liquor stores, sporting goods, gourmet coffee options, fast food, popular bars, restaurants, and more.

Legendary winter skiing is a given, but do not overlook the wonders of summer and fall in Vail. Choose Johnson Ski House and enjoy concerts, art, music and dance festivals, farmers' markets, golf, tennis, fly fishing, horseback riding, sublime restaurants, fascinating and eclectic shops, biking, hiking, rafting, scenic gondola rides, zip lining, scenic drives, and more. Gore Valley Bike/Recreation Path is accessible right next to the Ptarmigan complex. It shadows the river to nearby Donovan Park, or venture only a bit farther into Lionshead and Vail - or for miles and miles in either direction. Vail has an abundance of gorgeous hiking trails to experience beautiful summer wildflowers, breathtaking vistas, and splendid autumn colors.

In winter, the unparalleled Vail ski slopes are moments away. Other snowy activites include ice skating at a choice of several dazzling indoor and outdoor venues, snow mobile tours, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, and horse drawn sleigh rides. Johnson Ski House is the perfect base camp for all of this, or for simply snuggling by the fire and enjoying board game night or a movie on the large living room TV.

Because we personally manage Johnson Ski House from Vail our rates lower than comparable homes. We charge No management fees, No resort charges, and No credit card usage fees so common in nearby properties. As long time locals we know and love this wonderful area and are happy to pass along recommendations to our guests to ensure you get the most from your time in our beautiful mountains.

We invite you to make wonderful Vail memories at Johnson Ski House. It's the perfect spot for a family vacation, couples retreat, girls get together, or weekend escape!

Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 1342 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Low ceiling loft is a great favorite of kids! A portable crib with bedding is available at no extra charge by request....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • Additional sleeping space in full pull out futon/sofa in sitting area and a queen mattress in loft. Areas between the two king bedrooms are open and only partially private. These sleeping quarters are suggested for and just great for children/teens. No more than 6 guests, a maximum of 4 adults, except by express permission from owner....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • A starter supply of paper products, soaps, and detergent is included. Additional supplies are the guest's responsibility. Housekeeping during your stay may be arranged. Pack-and-play portable crib with bedding is available at no extra charge by request....moreless

Entertainment

  • Music Library:

    iHome/Bluetooth/FM speaker unit. Cable TV has many music channels. DVD player plays music CD's. Many music genre options available through cable television....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Many XFinity channels...moreless

  • Television:

    3 large flat screen TVs and small video TV in loft...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    Selection of DVDs and videos available in house. DVD rental boxes in close by West Vail stores....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Water View:

    Gore Creek flows right by our living room!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Also 2 counter stools Additional seating on patio for outdoor dining...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Ecological easy switch on gas log provides aarmth And ambiance ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed private wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Soft and luxurious high thread count sheets on beds...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    2 Complimentary Spaces in Front of Home...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Ample supply plus 6 oversize beach towels for pool and hot tub ...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee and tea included...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    You will love the updates including new top quality stainless appliances and granite countertops...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    French door fridge with filtered water and ice through the door...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    ...Also crock pot, blender, hand mixer ...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Small private deck overlooking Gore Creek in master bedroom...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Plenty of comfy seating for dining and to enjoy beautiful Gore Creek...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Hard line natural gas - You won't run out of gas!...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Well maintained heated pool is open Memorial Day - Labor Day...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Indoor all seasons hot tub in Ptarmigan Pool Area...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Prime Winter Snow
Jan 22 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$339
April Value Skiing
Apr 1 - Apr 23, 2017
2 night min stay
$187
Apres Ski Season
Apr 24 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$165
Early Summer 2017
May 26 - Jun 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$199
Independence Holidays
Jul 1 - Jul 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$275
Best of Summer 2017
Jul 6 - Sep 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$239
Fall 2017
Sep 20 - Nov 17, 2017
2 night min stay
$199
Early Ski Season
Nov 18 - Dec 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$217
Christmas/New Year in Vail
Dec 17 - Jan 1, 2018
6 night min stay
$550
Prime Skiing 2018
Jan 2 - Mar 31, 2018
3 night min stay
$345

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 9.8%

Notes:

Town of Vail Sales Tax Account Number/Business License #5448

Guests staying 30 or more nights are not required to pay tax.

*No more than 6 guests, a maximum of 4 adults, except by express permission from owner!*

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

We do not charge credit card usage fees back to our guests. Exception: When using non-US credit cards we do deduct the foreign transaction fees from guest deposit.

No smoking, No pets, No parties, No large gatherings.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1971

About the owner: Our roots are in Minnesota and Nebraska. We now have 3 generations of our immediate family living in and loving the Vail area, a nearly perfect place to enjoy unparalleled cultural, entertainment, sports and recreational activities all year round. As the familiar story goes, we came for one winter, stayed for the summer, and never left! We enjoy sharing our great affordable destination home and this wonderful resort area with others.

Why the Owner Chose West Vail, Vail, CO, USA:
We had been enjoying yearly ski vacations in Vail, and absolutely fell in love with the town and the spectacular mountains. We knew we wanted West Vail for the convenience to local shops and services. The scenic recreation path you catch right next to the complex makes it easy to walk or bike safely into the village. We invested in Ptarmigan specifically for the prime location, the well managed grounds, and pool and hot tub available on premises. The two level layout of our home works great for us, providing privacy via separation of the living and sleeping areas. The bedrooms are quite spacious compared to other condos we looked into before choosing Johnson Ski House. The quiet, established neighborhood and mature landscaping with large beautiful pines made our decision easy!

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
Gore Creek! This iconic mountain stream is visible from the kitchen, dining, and living areas of our home. If you love fly fishing, you can't beat the ready access to prime gold medal water only steps off the patio. The decks allow us to enjoy the outdoors and the relaxing sound of the creek flowing by. The rec path is so convenient for a scenic walk into the village. It's a biker's dream! Our neighborhood feels very safe and "small town," yet fabulous Vail and Beaver Creek amenities are minutes away. (Did someone mention skiing?)


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

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Photos

  • Take a moment, You're in Vail!

    Take a moment, You're in Vail!

  • Dishes, small appliances, cookware and utensils provided for easy meal prep

    Dishes, small appliances, cookware and utensils provided for easy meal prep

  • Front entry and kitchen view from dining area

    Front entry and kitchen view from dining area

  • Relax on the comfortable chaise sofa.

    Relax on the comfortable chaise sofa.

  • Main level bath has many upgrades including new granite counters

    Main level bath has many upgrades including new granite counters

  •  King bed in guest bedroom has luxury linens for a great night's sleep

    King bed in guest bedroom has luxury linens for a great night's sleep

  • Desk, chair, and spacious closets in guest room

    Desk, chair, and spacious closets in guest room

  • Another master bedroom view with private deck visible

    Another master bedroom view with private deck visible

  • Upper level bath has stone counter, glass vessel sink & subway tile bath/shower

    Upper level bath has stone counter, glass vessel sink & subway tile bath/shower

  • Upper level siting area. Sofa converts to full size sleeper.

    Upper level siting area. Sofa converts to full size sleeper.

  • Gas grill and comfortable furniture for enjoying the patio views

    Gas grill and comfortable furniture for enjoying the patio views

  • Heated pool is open Memorial Day through Labor Day

    Heated pool is open Memorial Day through Labor Day

  • Cooks can enjoy friends and family from open plan kitchen.

    Cooks can enjoy friends and family from open plan kitchen.

  • Dining area has 6 comfortable leather chairs plus 2 counter stools

    Dining area has 6 comfortable leather chairs plus 2 counter stools

  • Dining area with view to window wall in living room

    Dining area with view to window wall in living room

  • Living area has large screen TV with Blu-Ray/DVD player and gas log fireplace

    Living area has large screen TV with Blu-Ray/DVD player and gas log fireplace

  • Main level shower has Euro glass enclosure

    Main level shower has Euro glass enclosure

  • Large screen TV in guest bedroom

    Large screen TV in guest bedroom

  • Creekside master has high end king mattress and luxury linens

    Creekside master has high end king mattress and luxury linens

  •  Large screen TV in master bedroom

    Large screen TV in master bedroom

  • Sitting area showing ladder to loft

    Sitting area showing ladder to loft

  • Queen mattress loft hideaway is a great favorite of children

    Queen mattress loft hideaway is a great favorite of children

  • All seasons shared indoor hot tub

    All seasons shared indoor hot tub

  • Bistro set on patio is perfect for a creekside snack or meal in nature's beauty.

    Bistro set on patio is perfect for a creekside snack or meal in nature's beauty.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017

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