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Mountain Home VRBO Stayed Here! Hot Tub East Vail 3rd Bus Stop to Town

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Great for Families or a group of Friends!! VRBO Rated mid-week Specials $495

Wonderful family home! Ideal for multi-family get-away! VRBO Stayed Here VRBO Rated $445 - $999 per night. mid-Week Specials Sunday - Wednesday.

About 2,000 sq ft, 4 level home with 3 bedrooms, 2 small lofts, 3 1/2 bathrooms & garage. Parking for 2 to 3 cars.

Beautifully remodeled and newly furnished East Vail private home. Your family and friends will enjoy this lovely, comfortable home. Light and bright with vaulted ceilings and beautiful mountain views. Comfortable beds await you after a hard day of mountain play. Let our mountain home be your mountain home.

The two master bedrooms each have a loft which is not included in the square footage calculation for the home. Each loft has steep, narrow stairs not suited for small children. It is suggested that children should use the bunk room. 6 of the 8 beds in the house are not in the loft, only 2 beds are in the lofts (one in each loft).

The large open living room features a 46” flat screen, cable TV above a stone fireplace and inviting leather sectional sofa, perfect for relaxing and conversation. Cable TV. Catch a beautiful après ski sunset out on the deck.

All new kitchen has premium appliances, alder cabinetry, granite counters, and heated slate floor. The kitchen is outfitted with everything you need to prepare and serve a wonderful meal. The large kitchen table seats eight comfortably with additional seating for four along counter. Plenty of room for all to gather.

Bedrooms all have their own separate bathrooms, new mattresses and flat screen TVs. Bedroom #1 upstairs - has a queen bed and a spiral staircase leading up to a twin bed loft. The loft is small and ideal for an extra visitor or older child. There is also a small private deck off this bedroom. Bedroom #2 - has a queen bed. A tucked-away staircase leads up to a cozy open loft with a queen bed. The lower floor bedroom #3 (Bunkroom) - has one twin/twin bunk and one full/full bunk. The bunkroom can easily sleep 4 children of any age, a family of 5, or a group of friends. There is a separate powder room off the kitchen/living room. The house accommodates 8 to 10 very comfortably and can sleep as many as 12

Garage access and powder room are located off the entry foyer and kitchen. It is convenient and easy to pull up to the house and unload skis and gear into the garage. The garage has overflow shelving for storing anything you may you bring. There are also benches for easy changing in/out of your ski boots. The foyer has space to keep jackets, shoes, and boots warm and dry. Laundry area is located on lower level accessible through the entry foyer.

Don’t waste time driving around Vail navigating parking garages and parking lots! Don’t settle for a dinky condo with limited parking. Experience the convenience of East Vail. Our home is located at the western end of East Vail on the free Town of Vail bus route with easy freeway and frontage road access. East Vail’s only market is just a short walk from the house. Gore Creek and the Vail bike path are directly across the street. Walk to many different trailheads. There’s ample parking for two cars+. Make the most of your vacation dollars in this family-friendly home.

The Pitkin Creek Bus Stop is about 200 yards from our front door. The East Vail overflow parking lot is adjacent to our neighborhood at the East Vail I 70 exit. The Bus runs every 15 minutes during peak season hours. It is very easy to catch the bus and we rarely use our car once we arrive at our house.

This is the home you will want to come back to year after year..

Keywords: ski, Hot Tub, ski house, Vail, best location, family, snow, loft, snowboard, mountain, colorado, free parking, bus, free shuttle, pitkin creek, rafting, Copper, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Breckenridge, Winter Park, Summit County

More Details

Richard Grodahl -
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, $345 per night Mid-Week specials
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2018

About Richard Grodahl -

The house is co-owned by the Grodahl and Vogel families.The Grodahl's live in Orange County, CA. We attended CU Boulder and developed a love of the Rockies that we have passed down to our children. Katie Vogel, and her husband Brian, also have strong ties to Colorado. Katie is a CU grad and Brian grew up in Evergreen. He graduated from Notre Dame, but we don't hold it against him. The Vogels and their children live in the Denver Area. We have a long history of vacationing together. Co-owning a mountain home has been a rewarding family experience. Our children especially enjoy spending time together in Vail. Our familes love to ski, hike, and bike. Vail is the perfect mountain destination! World class skiing and a terrific village setting make Vail our home away from home.

Richard Grodahl - purchased this house in 2011

Why Richard Grodahl - chose Vail

We wanted a home in a great location with plenty of room for family and friends. The four of us spent a year visiting different mountain towns throughout Colorado and Utah. Vail quickly rose to the top of the list. After staying in many locations throughout Vail, we found East Vail to be the best for many reasons. Easy freeway and frontage road access, convenient Town to Vail bus access, nearby grocery store, Gore Creek and trail access are just a few of the features which make Bighorn Lodge a great choice for vacationing.

What makes this house unique

Run, bike, or cross-country ski along beautiful Gore Creek. Grab your fly rod and cast a few in nearby Gore Creek. Catch the free TOV bus for a short ride into Vail Village or Lionshead. Relax and enjoy this comfortable, peaceful, and beautiful family home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Richard and Emily for allowing us to use your wonderful home. We all had the best time and will not soon forget our stay. Very nice to meet you Emily and we did use the tubes and they were wonderful on the creek. Amazing how you have covered every base for your guests. Truly you are great hosts and my family all said need to return to Bighorn. We checked out at 10:00 and hope we left all neat and orderly. Once again thank you for letting us share the house in the Vail Valley. We will for sure give a well deserved glowing review online.


Scot and Donna Hoffman.
Jun 2013
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Vail House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • NO Smoking and No Pets - $500.00 cleaning fee and immediate cancellation of your rental fee, plus eviction if either of these two rules are broken.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • Three full newly remodeled bathrooms with tub/shower enclosures. One separate powder room located on entry level. Every bedroom has its own private bathroom. The VRBO Bear wanted us to let you know that the house is fully stocked with all household items you may need.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom #3 - Bunkroom - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , one twin/twin bunk and one full/full bunk
    Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , There is ALSO a loft in bedroom #2 with one Queen bed
    Loft - 1 queen , Loft in Bedroom #2 with additional Queen Bed
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Loft in Bedroom #1 with additional two Twin Beds
    Bedroom #1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , There is ALSO a loft in Bedroom #1 with two Twin beds
  • Queen size Beds (3) one queen bed in each upstairs bedroom. Additional one queen bed in open loft located in upstairs bedroom #2. House has a total of 3 queen beds, 2 Double Beds (one double over double bunk bed) in lower bedroom#3 and 4 Twin or Single Beds ( 2 twin beds in open loft located in upstairs bedroom#1 and one twin over twin in bunk room. Bunk Beds - located in downstairs bedroom w/ one twin over twin bunk bed & one full over Full in lower bedroom#3 (9 Beds total in the house). The two master bedrooms upstairs each have a loft which is not included in the square footage calculation for the home. Each loft has steep, narrow stairs not suited for small children. It is suggested that children should use the bunk room. 6 of the 9 beds in the house are not in the loft, only 3 beds are in the lofts.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Our neighborhood is along the Town of Vail free bus route. Its just a short walk to the Pitkin Creek covered bus shelter. There is also a small market / liquor store located at Pitkin Creek condos which is very handy for most anything you'll need. Gore creek and the bike trail are located just across Bighorn Drive from the house. Plenty of PARKING.


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Mountain Home VRBO Stayed Here! Hot Tub East Vail 3rd Bus Stop to Town
average rating of 4.9814816 based on 55 reviews

The House was very well appointed and spacious. The owners were very pleasant and helpful.

  • 4 of 5

This is a great house in a great location for skiing Vail. We occupied the house in the middle of a unseasonably hot, dry period of July. The lack of air conditioning (and I think very few homes /stores / hotels have a/c) made late afternoon and sleeping uncomfortable. Again, the location is exceptional for access to Vail and Lions Head but being sandwiched between I70 and Bighorn Road meant there was some ambient traffic noise but that really only impacted the enjoyment of the 2nd floor deck. The views from the den and the deck were incredible. The House was very well appointed and the hot tub is top notch. Overall a great experience. And I can’t say enough about the owners...very helpful and accessible.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place I have ever stayed

  • 5 of 5

Clean, convenient outstanding. We will stay every year if possible

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I loved this mountain home! Really great location

  • 5 of 5

This Vail lodge was excellent for the purpose of skiing and staying close to Vail affordably. The home is very well stocked with all the amenities of home, especially in the kitchen and plenty of rooms to for guests and kids. The hot tub and beds are clean well cared for. Great place to bring the family, right on the bus rout into town. I completely enjoyed myself and would return again.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home! We will definitely be back!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay over spring break at this home! The house had everything you could possibly need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Right off the bus route (which we didn’t end up using) and walking distance to the market for any last minute items you may have forgotten. Definitely take a look at what is in the pantry/fridge before you go shopping. The honor pantry had all the staples like seasonings/etc we had already bought. Take a little and leave a little. The kids loved the hot tub and being able to jump out of the hot tub into the snow and back. Lol. Kitchen is fully stocked. There wasn’t anything we needed for cooking that it didn’t have. Even had a crock pot. Great for throwing in something to cook while you’re out skiing for the day. Lots of board games and puzzles to keep the family entertained. We did four of the puzzles! Heated floors in the kitchen and bath were great. Beds and bedding were comfortable. Slept like we were at home. Can’t say enough about this place. You won’t be disappointed! Hope to be back in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, convenient private home in East Vail

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 10 had a wonderful stay at this lovely home in East Vail over Christmas break. The house is very conveniently located off of the highway, which we appreciated because we were skiing in Breck, not Vail. There was plenty of room for all of us (two families of 5) and we appreciated having the garage to store our skiing gear during the stay. We made use of the hot tub and the heated kitchen nice! Thanks for sharing your wonderful home!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was the second year in a row we chose this home in East Vail for our annual guys ski trip. It slept 9 comfortably and we selected it due to: it's location to the shuttle stop, hot tub, good layout and decor, plenty of parking and overall great experience with the owners. It really was an easy experience working with them and they work hard to make sure all is in line before you leave. They were even immediately responsive when we had a question during our stay. We had a vehicle with a dead battery and even found a set of jumper cables to borrow in the garage. We had a great time on our trip to Vail.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Nearest Airport
110 Miles
denver international airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Vail Racquet Club
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Call about mid-week specials - Sun, Mon, Tue $495
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
East Vail Market
Car: not necessary

Rafting is immediately across the street from our house. Pitkin Creek meets Gore Creek at the end of our driveway. There are endless opportunities for outdoor activities right outside our front door. Skiing - 200 steps from our front door is the FREE bus directly into the center of Vail. Once we arrive at our house, a car is rarely needed. Vail village is wonderful- lots to do!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning $179 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300

Full refund 60 days prior to stay, no refunds within 60 days of stay unless we are able to place someone else in the home in your place. Absolutely NO Smoking and No Pets - $500.00 cleaning fee and immediate cancellation of your rental fee, plus eviction if either of these two rules are broken.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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