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Andrew Forstl

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, none

SINGLE FAMILY HOME. PRIVATE HOT TUB, STEPS TO VAIL SHUTTLE

16 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Overview

West Vail House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The Forest Lodge is a single family home located in one of Vail's most scenic neighborhoods. Enjoy the views from this beautiful log cabin with an open floor plan, private 7 person hot tub on its own deck, four bedrooms, two baths, one car garage, wood stove, and WIFI. Located in the heart of West Vail, 150 feet from the free Town of Vail bus stop, no car is needed for you to get to and from Vail Village and the slopes.

This recently remodeled, family-owned vacation home is not part of a rental pool and is used primarily by our family as a second home. You will deal with the owners directly instead of with an uncaring rental agency.

Fully furnished to sleep eight people comfortably with QUEEN BEDS in the master and in both guest bedrooms, a full/twin bunk bed in the third guest room, and a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. All with down comforters and pillows! The recently remodeled kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and everything you'll need for cooking at home. New flat screen TV's in the upper and lower living areas as well as in the master bedroom. The front deck offers an opportunity for dining al fresco at a redwood table for 8 and a Weber gas BBQ for grilling year round, all with incredible views of the Davos Trail. The back deck has a 7-person hot tub in a very private setting. Parking available for up to 5 cars.

Alpine and Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, hiking, biking, golf,fly fishing, and tennis are all nearby as is the newly renovated Gerald Ford Amphitheater. Stephen's Park and playground is less than a 5 minute walk down the road.

Once you arrive there is no need to drive. Leave your car in the garage and walk 150 feet to the bus stop for the free, ten minute ride to the Heart of Vail Village. Or, walk, roller blade or ride your bike into town on the beautiful bike path that runs alongside Gore Creek.

No smoking or pets allowed.

Town of Vail Sales Tax number 4848

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Andrew Forstl (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, none

About Andrew Forstl

We live in Vail and ski as much as possible. Our two young chidren 8 and 10 both go to school in Vail and love all that the mountain has to offer. We are here for your needs and would love to help you plan your vacation as only a local can do.

Thank you,

Meg and Andy Forstl

Andrew Forstl purchased this house in 2004

What makes this house unique

During your stay in Vail, we can help you plan your vacation with everything you'll need from tips on dining out to getting 10% off on all rental equipment. We are long time locals who can help make your trip more enjoyable!

Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

SINGLE FAMILY HOME. PRIVATE HOT TUB, STEPS TO VAIL SHUTTLE
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

Larkspur Lodge gets an A++!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 8 of us stayed at Larkspur Lodge in mid-July. The cabin was exactly as described and a perfect fit for either 4 couples or a for 2 families! The large decks were perfect for the summer weather and the grill was in great condition. We had an absolute blast! The bus stop is less than a minute walk from the cabin and the ride into Vail Village takes just around 10 minutes with all the stops. This is a wonderful vacation spot and we'll be coming again in the future!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lauren, Thanks you so much for staying with us!! I am glad you enjoyed your stay and please come back!!! Thanks The Forstls
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5

I would recommend this place to anyone!

  • 5 of 5

It had easy access to everything you would need. The manager was close and very easy to deal with. It has plenty of room to accomodate all the guests we had staying and visiting. I will definitely look here again for my next trip to Vail.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend at Larkspur Lodge!

  • 5 of 5

We recently traveled to Vail for my bachelorette weekend and had an fantastic stay at Larkspur Lodge! There is plenty of room at the property, and provided us with the mountain feel and decor I was looking for. It has great views, a hot tub, 2 decks, a grill, and appeared to be recently renovated. We utilized it all and it was easily accessible to Vail Village. The owners were easy to communicate with as well, and very accommodating. I would highly recommend and I hope we will be able to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great property and very clean and very accesible to everything

  • 5 of 5

Loved the views and the neighborhood, property is in great condition and close to everything. The owners are great to work with will stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property and very clean and very accesible to everything

  • 5 of 5

Loved the views and the neighborhood, property is in great condition and close to everything. The owners are great to work with will stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay at the Larkspur Lodge

  • 5 of 5

We recently had a guys trip for a week of snowboarding at Vail and Beaver Creek. The Cabin worked out great for us. I was concerned that the house was going to be "off the beat and path" but it's not. It's actually super close to the Cascade Hotel chairlift via the bus. This let's you skip the crowded Village or Lionshead area. It's not super fancy with luxury bathrooms or anything but it's extremely functional. Because it's managed so well by the owners it is very well equipped with kitchen utensils, lots of towels, sheets and blankets, this is not always the case with some of the VRBO rentals IMO. The hot tub worked great, the water was nice and hot. Would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
EAGLE COUNTY REGIONAL AIRPORT. (EGE)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ale House
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
VAIL
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
I70
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
ALE HOUSE
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
VAIL
Nearest Point of Interest
Grocery store
Nearest Point of Interest
Larkspur Lodge
Nearest Point of Interest
Cascade High Speed quad Lift and ticket booth.
Nearest Point of Interest
Vail Village/Visa Bahn
Nearest Point of Interest
Lionshead Gondola
Nearest Point of Interest
East Vail
Car: not necessary

Fly Fishing out your door, Outdoor Ampitheater, Ice skating and plenty of biking and hiking trails.

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Rates & Availability

Intermountain House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
HOLIDAY
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 8 2017
6 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
Winter POWDER
Jan 9 2017 - Apr 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
Spring
Apr 3 2017 - Apr 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 9.8%

We try to rent Saturdays to Saturdays with minimum stays in the winter months. 8 person max, security deposit will be kept for guests over 8 that are not approved by owner. Call me with any questions about rates or other details. Andy 970-376-8245

Check out our other two 4 bedroom rentals that are located just next door to this one, Larkspur cabin East and West. Rent all three for weddings or family reunions. Please ask for details. www.vrbo.com/555615

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

West Vail House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tile
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tile
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main floor master with flat screen 32' TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main floor bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , Lower Bunk room with twin on top and full on bottom
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living room sleeper sofa with queen bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Lower floor bedroom
  • (3)Queen size Beds in each room (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons in living room and (1), Bunk Beds with single on top and full on bottom in a room.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
HOT TUB Woodburning stove, Wireless DSL, 3 Cable TV's, 2 VCR/DVD, CD Player/Component Stereo, Blender, 2 Humidifiers, Sleeping Accommodations (Beds), 2 queens, 2 twin, 1 full, 1 Sleeper Sofa, Webber Gas Grill (BBQ), Iron, Blow Dryer

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