World class ski resort, Beaver Creek, is “just over the hill” and Vail is only a couple more miles from the gates of the property. The family retreat is only fifteen minutes up East Lake Creek from Edwards and thirty minutes from Eagle County Regional Airport, a full-service regional airport that provides both private and commercial flights. East Lake Creek is one of the most exclusive communities in Colorado’s ski country, with properties rarely coming onto the market. All along the creek one will find beautiful custom homes, but there are only a handful resting on more than a few acres.
The main driveway winds past the private fishing pond and seven acre pasture to the main 5,415 sq ft home. This 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home was built in 2007 and is a mixture of Santa Fe and Rocky Mountain vernacular with custom finishes throughout.
As you walk through the custom wooden front doors you are met with a home meant for the covers of Architectural Digest. The main floor of the house has walls of windows with unobstructed views of the Holy Cross Wilderness, heated stone floors, and vaulted ceilings.
Family meals are prepared in the commercial grade kitchen that shares a fireplace with the living room. The kitchen is truly the heart of the home and complete with a wall of custom tilework, granite countertops, stainless steel Wolf appliances, and custom cabinetry. There is an adjoining outdoor patio with outdoor fireplace and grill designed with the intention of hosting numerous guests for the holidays, a weekend in the mountains, or a perfect morning coffee view.
The master suite includes its own fireplace and steam shower with an attached porch for early morning coffee breaks. There are three other bedrooms, each with their own attached bathroom and individual style. There is also a finished basement to house even more friends and family.
The new barn was built in 2008 and complete with an attached 620 square foot manager’s apartment. There are four horse stalls with runs, a neighboring corral for horses, and a garage for all ranching equipment. The apartment was craftily designed with vaulted ceilings and custom finishes and includes one bedroom, one bath, and a living area with attached kitchen for a manager.
The gazebo next to the private pond is another outdoor space perfect for entertaining or tying up flies.
East Lake Creek Retreat is situated underneath the Holy Cross Wilderness along a quarter acre of creek frontage. As you meander up the county road to the property, you are met with fewer and fewer homes. The entrance to the main home is on the west side of the road while the barn and managers quarters are to the east. The primary residence has unobstructed views of White River National Forest and the Eagle River Valley and an adjoining seven acre pasture for horses or a small operation.
Eagle County has some of the best skiing conditions in the country. The average snowfall at Beaver Creek is 193 inches while the average snowfall at Vail is 184 inches. During the Summer months, Eagle County is known for blue skies and moderate temperatures in the 60s and highs in the 80s. Overall Edwards sees over 243 days of sun a year, making it a haven for any type of recreation.