We were looking for a special place to celebrate our 50th anniversary. We were 10 in all, 3 couples and 4 children ranging in age from 11-17. We couldn't have found a nicer, more helpful owner than Ruth Ann. Both before and during the visit, she responded immediately to our questions and contributed so much more to make our stay a good one.
We found all the positives describing this house and the pictures, accurate. Nicely decorated with quality furnishings in all the rooms. Although a duplex, it's very private with a beautiful view. Everyone enjoyed sitting on the deck, listening to the sounds of Gore Creek below and watching the hummingbirds come to the feeders--so relaxing!! The kitchen is amazingly well equipped, again with high quality things and stocked with spices, condiments, and so many extras we didn't have to buy. The bathrooms were also well supplied with hand and bath soaps, tissues, hair dryers, etc. Thanks to Irma and her family for doing such a good job maintaining the house, including a middle of the week refresh of clean towels and sheets.
We found the location perfect for walking or biking into the Villages and using the facilities at Cascade Resort, yet in a very quiet, private setting. The children enjoyed playing around the Creek or just sitting by the water reading. There are so many activities available in the Vail area in the summer. We did mountain biking and hiking (phenomenal views), horseback riding, the skateboard park in the Village, ziplines at Zipline Adventures (children's favorite), the pool at Cascade, walking thru the Betty Ford Gardens, and enjoying the hot tub on the deck. Since this was our first time in Colorado, we were delighted with the cool, clean air, intense blue skies and lack of flying insects.
Also as an FYI, because of a biking mishap on the mountain, we found the medical facilities to be excellent. We were very appreciative of the hospital staff and responders who were all very efficient and caring.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this house, and would love to be back there again.