The world renown resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek receive the most notoriety for their primary winter activity; skiing and snowboarding. But what shouldn't be overlooked is the opportunity to enjoy these resorts in the summer. Vail and Beaver Creek offer wonderful summer experiences, whether you're an adrenaline junkie, foodie at heart or just want to soak up the natural beauty. Here at Triumph, we pride ourselves in helping you find the perfect vacation home that can enhance your summer vacation experience. Below I've listed out my favorite summer vacation home rentals in the Vail and Beaver Creek resorts.
1385 Cross Creek - Minturn (between Vail and Beaver Creek)
Fall asleep to the sound of the majestic Eagle River through open floor to ceiling windows in this 3 bedroom platinum rated log residence. Minturn is a historic mining town located in between Vail and Beaver Creek, making it easy to get to either resort. Or just hang out in the back yard porch swing, watching the deer come and drink from the river in the evenings! The large master suite features floor to ceiling windows with unobstructed views of the river and mountains, and the large back porch is great for grilling fresh caught trout!
373 Strawberry Park - Beaver Creek
Touted as the World's Best Ski Home in the winter, this 8 bedroom home is a hidden gem in the summer! This home sits on 3 private acres in a pristine Aspen forest on Beaver Creek Mountain. What sets this home apart is the fully catered services inclusive in the rental; private chef to cook you dinner and breakfast, masseuse to ease your muscles in the evenings, world class theater room, game room with custom bar and much more. What makes it a hidden gem in the summer is the extensive outdoor space. No detail was overlooked - outdoor fireplace AND fire pit, 8 person hot tub, radiant heated stone patio, outdoor sound system with an underground subwoofer! Beaver Creek has much to offer in the summer, but you may never want to leave this home.
1875 Sunburst - Vail
This 5 bedroom single family home is conveniently located on the Vail Golf Course. Enjoy views of the fairways from any one of 3 back porches, or relax on the front deck to enjoy the view of the surrounding Aspens and mountains. There is a kids play room and an indoor lap pool to cool off in on warm afternoons. Located a mile east of Vail Village, take your bikes along the bike path along Gore Creek to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Ford Amphitheater or in to Vail Village for dinner.
153 Beaver Dam Road - Vail
Enjoy the privacy of this 5 bedroom single family home and proximity to Vail and Lionshead Village in this lovely Vail vacation home. Located just 2 blocks from Vail Village and 3 blocks from Lionshead Village, it's easy to walk to lunch, dinner, shopping or village activities. The large back deck has an 8 person hot tub and is perfect for al fresco dinners in the summer evenings. You're welcome to fish in the private trout pond, or test your fly fishing skills in Gore Creek that floats through the property as well.
41 Trout Pond Lane - Eagle-Vail (base of Beaver Creek)
The Eagle-Vail neighborhood is a great place to be in the summer. With a public golf course, community outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts, and a laid back neighborhood feel, your family can enjoy everything the valley has to offer in this ideally located summer vacation rental home. This 3 bedroom duplex was remodeled in November of 2012, and has a large back and side deck with hot tub, and flows easily on to the back yard and small trout pond. Views span across the pond and up the surrounding mountains, which makes having a drink on the back deck the place you'll want to be every evening.
Vail and Beaver Creek are fast becoming renown for their summer activities and there is no reason you should miss out! We would love to help you plan your next summer vacation, and can pair you up with the perfect summer vacation home.
Give us a call at 866-754-8245 or Request a Quote HERE.
We look forward to helping you plan your next experience.
The Vail Valley community has come together to land more direct flights in to the Eagle County Airport (EGE) starting summer 2013. United Airlines has also added a direct flight from Houston (IAH) to the Vail Valley. This added direct flight will not only increase Vail's vacation rental stream but also allow second home owners easier and quicker access to their summer homes.
The new service direct from Houston to Eagle will begin June 27, 2013 with flights Thursday through Monday, and southbound flights starting Friday, June 28th that will operate Fridays - Tuesdays. This will give vacationers the opportunity to come to Vail and Beaver Creek for long weekends, and take advantage of the less expensive Vail vacation rentals in the summer. Vail is not just known for it's vacation rentals, though, and second home owners will also benefit from this direct service. Houston is also a major port of entry for South American and Latin American inbound flights, which should help increase access to Vail and Beaver Creek resorts for those international guests.
More direct flights and more direct destinations to EGE benefit the entire Vail Valley. Instead of driving up from places like Dallas or Houston, and taking several days to do so, guests can now fly in directly. The idea of easier travel to the area is that the guests will stay longer in their vacation rental home or condo, participate in more events, like Gourmet on the Gore or the International Dance Festival, and spend more money in the Vail Valley overall.
Guests that come during the Vail summers can enjoy many events and activities. Long festivals such as the Bravo! Music Festival and International Dance Festival account for many of the longer term Vail vacation rentals. Weekend events, such as Gourmet on the Gore and the GoPro Mountain Games bring in shorter term guests who can still enjoy everything this valley has to offer.
Flying direclty in to the Eagle County Airport is the quickest way to start enjoying all of the activities the Vail Valley has to offer in the summer. Guests from around the world and within the US have faster access to Vail and Beaver Creek with the increased direct flight service and the addition of Houston as a direct connection.
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Burton US Open Coming to Vail
Monday, February 25 – Saturday, March 2
The Burton US Open is the longest-running snowboarding competition in the world. Beginning in 1981, the event has attracted many of the finest boarders on the planet for a week of world-class Slopestyle and Half Pipe formats. And for 30 years, these athletes have gathered in Vermont to compete… but no more. In 2013, Vail will proudly host the competition at center stage!
Along with the best snowboarders performing their finest aerial feats, Vail Mountain will host these musical performances that are not to be missed.
Friday, March 1st
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Solaris Concert Stage
6:00pm – 9:30pm
Saturday, March 2nd
Solaris Concert Stage
6:00pm – 9:30pm
Skratch Bastid + Cosmo Baker
Dobson Ice Arena
10:00pm – 1:00am:
We still have some last minute availability in our condo and home rentals in Vail, so feel free to give us a call at 866-Ski-Vail or check out our last minute availability online!
My clients are often asking me what makes one luxury home rental better than the next? When paying top dollar for your next luxury vacation home, it is important to remember to ask key questions and research certain aspects of the home, the management company and the rental contract to ensure that your vacation will be focused on creating memories and not worrying about the home rental. Let's take a closer look at these aspects of luxury home rentals to help you navagate your next vacation!
Ski Access or access to the main activity that brings you to an area is key. You might think
that you're getting a great deal on a luxury home only to arrive and find out that the home is 20 miles from the nearest chairlift. You don't want to spend your time, or hard earned money, on shuttling to and from activities you came to enjoy! Make sure you have proof of proximity, like pictures or reviews from other guests, or the luxury home address in relation to the town or ski slope. And be warey of terms like 'Vail Valley' vacation home; the Vail valley stretches over 50 miles from east to west. Vail Village, on the other hand, is a small village from which it's easy to walk to the chairlift, hiking trails, dining options and shopping.
Pictures of luxury homes are often one of the main reasons people book a specific vacation rental. Crisp photos can give a sense of what the enterior looks like and how the home is decorated, the amenities of the kitchen and views out the window. One big questions that should not be overlooked is when the pictures were taken. Do the pictures represent the home as it is today or were the pictures taken 8 years ago after the last remodel? What you see isn't always what you get, so make sure to ask when the photos were taken and by whom.
Amenities within the home are always something one should consider when booking a luxury vacation home. Sure, most places will have a hot tub, but what happens when one person wants to take a nap, someone else wants to watch a movie, and a third person wants to hang out and play games? Is there enough space for everyone to do that in? Or are you all getting in the way of each other? One of our rental homes in Beaver Creek has a custom game room, private bar, state of the art theater, basketball court with 24' rock climbing wall and, oh yea, the hot tub too! Also, consider where you're going and for what reason, and if the home helps enhance that experiance. Going to the beach? See if there is an outdoor shower to wash off the sand? Skiing in Beaver Creek? Check to make sure that there is a ski and snowboard storage area, and preferrably boot storage and dryer.
Concierge and Management Services are often overlooked with ooh-ing and ahhh-ing over glossy pictures of a home, but they are key aspects when picking a luxury home rental property. One of the biggest mistakes is to choose a house that is not professionally managed. A professional managed vacation rental has been carefully maintained, updated, and inspected, and comes with a 24-hour emergency service should anything arise during your stay. This is often overlooked, until you're stuck with a flooding toliet at 2 in the morning and have no one to come help repair it. A professional management company generally also provides concierge service to help enhance the guest experience. A concierge can arrange everything from ski rentals and delivery, grocery shopping, dinner reservations and babysitters. Ask the management company questions about emergencies, concierge services and other services they provide to make sure you will have no worries on your vacation.
A luxury vacation is more than just renting a luxury home. If you want a true luxury experience it is prudent to follow a few small steps that make it easy to sit back, relax, and enjoy your vacation.
If you are interested in a luxury vacation experience in Vail or Beaver Creek Colorado, please reach out to us and let us know how we can help you!
Or call us at 866-Ski-Vail
Will you be here over President’s Weekend? If you haven’t finalized your plans yet, the town of Avon is giving you another reason why you should be out here!
Just a short drive from Vail, the town of Avon is nestled at the base of Beaver Creek and on Sunday February 17th, they will be celebrating President’s Weekend with the largest winter fireworks display in the state of Colorado! I’m sure us here at Triumph will be out there, bundled up with some hot chocolate and enjoying the “Fire and Ice” show.
The festivities start at 3 PM in the park with an ice sculpture completion with six world renowned sculptures showing off their skills. You can learn more about the ice sculptors here. The sculpting will continue until 5:30 PM, then voting begins for the People’s Choice Award, and the best sculpture will be awarded. Make sure to get there in time to see all the sculptures and cast your vote!
Colorado’s largest winter fireworks display starts at 6:30 PM, but you will want to get there early to get a good spot. Fire pits will be set up along with warming huts to keep everyone warm, and of course there will be hot refreshments. And then we have the star of the night, the fire works!
We have a couple of great Vail and Beaver Creek luxury home rentals left for the Avon fireworks show, so if the world class skiing, amazing restaurants, and taking the vacation you always wanted weren’t enough to convince you to come visit, hopefully the largest fireworks display in the state is enough to push you over!
Please call me here in Vail at 970.479.9990 and we can start working on this. I look forward to hearing from you.
Thinking Snow? Think Beaver Creek vacation!
Every year when the snow starts to fly I am taken back to my childhood in rural Minnesota. To my brothers and sisters and I, the first leaf falling off a tree meant winter! We were bundling up in our snowsuits in September already preparing for the massive snow storms we knew were bound to come, and the vacations we wanted to take; chanting at the dinner table “Beaver Creek. Beaver Creek.” (We had never even been). It was after our cousins came back from their Beaver Creek vacation one year that we started the dinner table chants. I swear they raved about their vacation that year until spring, so the seven of us had it emblazoned in our minds that we MUST go. Mother please take us to this magical, powdery world called Beaver Creek with mountains, and above 40 below temperatures, and cookies at the bottom of the chair lifts!
Our Beaver Creek vacation never happened that year. I was the sad child staring out the window big lipped and puffy eyed forced to endure our local ski hill (now what I refer to as an ice-covered mound) and another freezing winter in Minnesota.
Don’t let this happen to your children!!
Now is the time to take that Beaver Creek vacation they (and admit it… you) have been dreaming about! The homes Triumph Mountain Properties have waiting for your family’s Beaver Creek vacation have endless amounts of options and entertainment, such as pool tables, theatre rooms, and outdoor hot tubs, as well as the perfect location to make gathering the troops and getting on the slopes easy. Oh, and we all know having to carry a little one when their ski legs give out can be daunting; know that you have a shuttle service to take you back to your home free of charge!
You must check out our 762 Holden Road property as well as 917 Bachelor Ridge Road. The homes boast all the amenities you and your family need for that absolute perfect vacation you will all be talking about until spring. We at Triumph not only provide wonderful family homes for you and yours, but also facilitate a unique experience by providing a window to the vibrant life of the Valley. I truly believe myself to still be a kid at heart and find such enjoyment personalizing any and all of our guest’s vacations as a concierge for Triumph Mountain Properties. This enjoyment seems to be contagious throughout our entire company as well.
Let us help you make memories this winter and bring a halt to those dinner table chants! Check out our 762 Holden Road and 917 Bachelor Ridge Road homes, and don’t say I didn’t warn you when you will instantly fall in love with what you see and want to start planning your family’s Beaver Creek vacation! Mmmm… fluffy snow, fresh powder, hot chocolate…
Can't wait to see you here!
Lois Mueller - your local concierge
In a world where you can find anything on the internet with the click of a button, the benefits of having your luxury home professionally managed, and the benefits of renting a professionally managed luxury home is becoming overlooked by many. However, in our haste to quickly find the best deal possible, we should stop and ask ourselves are we truly getting what we pay for, and if we are, then is it worth it to step up to a professionally managed luxury home rental?
Professional Management Services
Just because you can do it yourself, doesn't always mean you should. When considering a professional property management company to manage your home and take care of your asset, there are many questions that you should be asking yourself.
- Am I going to be occupying my home often enough to take care of the day to day things?
- Do I have all of the right connections for plumbers, landscapers,
- If I choose to rent my home out, will I be there to meet the needs of my guests, and troubleshoot any vacation rental problems?
- Do I have the marketing reach to maximize my rental income should I choose to rent my luxury home?
- How do I screen potential renters to make sure my home is protected?
Professionally managed luxury homes offer many things in addition to highly sought after peace of mind. With a set of professionally trained eyes watching over your home, the goal is not only to maintain, but also increase the value of your home through meticulous maintenance and care. A professional luxury home management company can also take care of all of rental needs for your home; you just sit back and collect a check! From helping turn the home over from your personal stuff to 'rental ready' to arranging housekeeping, maintenance, and regular services a professional property management company can elevate the experience for both the owner and the guest of a luxury home rental.
Luxury Home Rental from a professional management company
The internet offers us a quick way to find a vacation rental, and the many 'list your own property for rent' websites allow us to browse and buy very quickly. It is worth looking in to what you're getting; for many renters, a deal is what they're looking for, but they often over-look what they are NOT getting with that deal.
Here is what IS included in your professionally managed luxury home rental:
- Assurance that the home is what it is advertised at, is clean, and in full working order.
- An actual person to meet you at the home, show you around and help you get settled on your vacation
- Housekeeping pre-arranged for your vacation
- Access to full concierge services
We understand that vacations are a time when you want to sit back and relax and enjoy the area around you. This is why renting a luxury home from a professional company is so important; you hopefully won't have any issues with your luxury home rental, but if you do, you certainly don't want it to ruin your vacation!
In a year when the deck is stacked against us, it's refreshing to see the resurgence of the luxury home rental market in Beaver Creek, Colorado. With the economy struggling to get back on its feet, last year's lack of any decent amount of snowfall and this year's presidential race hogging the radio and TV ads, it's a true testament to the level of service provided and the quality of the resort that is Beaver Creek.
Beaver Creek, as a resort, attracts people from around the world who value a high level of service, lots of amenities and a luxury experience. The vacation home rental market in Beaver Creek has always reflected that. With a plethora of luxury ski in/ski out homes, getting top dollar for your luxury home rental was never an issue. As late at 2007 a home rental could go upwards of $10,000/night and could come with such amenities as a dedicated butler, personal chefs, chauffeurs and more. The luxury home rental market was positioned to meet the demand of discerning guests year-round.
What has made the resurgence of this luxury home rental market so incredible is the pace at which the market has turned around despite some obstacles. Last year was a drought year for Colorado, and the minimal amount of natural snow might have deterred some guests. The world economy is still on the rebound, with the US and Europe struggling to create more jobs and financial security. And yet this year we've seen over a 300% increase in advanced luxury home rentals for this upcoming ski season, and price integrity staying steady. Gone are the days of deep discounts on luxury homes and last minute deals.
Beaver Creek continues to be known for epic skiing, luxury vacationing, many amenities and top notch service. Add to that the resurgence of the luxury home rental market and the demand for these homes, and you have a recipe for a great resort. The number of homes on the luxury rental market is also increasing, offering more options for visitors to choose from. The moral of the story is that with this resurgence of the luxury home rental market in Beaver Creek, guests can find what they're looking for in terms of rental homes, but it's wise to book early with the increased demand.
Vail, Colorado is a world renown ski destination, and as such, attracts a wide variety of skiers, outdoor enthusiasts, families and corporate groups, all who need a vacation rental. Some of these visitors are even lucky enough to stay for a month or longer, enjoying a taste of the local's life here in Vail. The market is flooded with nightly and weekly condo rentals in Vail, but what if you're one of these lucky few that want to stay longer?
Long-term v. Short-term condo rentals in Vail
The main difference between a long term and a short term condo rental is that a long term rental is considered 30 days or more. Long term rentals also usually don't include the same amount of housekeeping, and have more flexible start and end dates than a shot-term condo rental.
Most condo rentals in Vail are short term, and hope to maximize rental revenue by offering nightly and weekly rates as opposed to monthly rates. However, those condo rentals that prefer long term stays prefer to have only 1 or 2 rentals per season instead of constantly turning their condo over for the next rental.
Benefits of a Long-Term condo rental in Vail
Store your own gear, get to know your neighbors (or neighborhood bartender!), and secure a great parking spot; these are definitely all benefits of long-term condo rentals in Vail Village. One of the biggest financial reasons to stay longer is that any rental over 30 days does not have to pay taxes ... saving you about 10%!
The pricetag on a long term condo rental in Vail is definitely a driving factor for guests to stay longer. A long term condo rental in Vail Village can be anywhere from 20-50% off the normal nightly rate pricetag. That, in combination with saving 10% on the taxes, can add up to big savings!
Many people who come to Colorado to enjoy everything that Vail has to offer don't realize that long term condo rentals in Vail Village are an option. So if you'd like to come and stay with us for a while, we'd love to have you!
My clients often ask me "What's the value of ski in/ski out lodging?" when debating on where to stay in Beaver Creek, Colorado. This is a very good question, and one that should be debated regardless of which ski resort your choose for your winter vacation this year.
There are many pros to choosing ski in/ski out lodging for your vacation. And there are many people out there who won't choose any other kind of vacation lodging other than direct ski in/ski out access. Here is why:
Come and go as you please
You don't have to carry your gear anywhere
No walking around in stiff boots
Slip right in to your slippers after having your feet cramped in boots
Sit by the window and watch the skiers and snowboards fly by
You might be thinking to yourself "What can the cons be of ski in/ski out lodging?". Alas there are some, which should certainly be weighed when deciding what type of vacation home or condo to pick.
You're generally farther away from restaurants, shops and other non-skiing activities
It's more expensive
Can be difficult for novice skiers
You end up in the village for apres in your ski boots with your skis
The bottom line is this: there is something for everyone. Whether your more suited for ski in/ski out lodging in Beaver Creek or prefer to be in a village instead of being ski in/ski out, we can certainly accommodate your needs! And just because your friends or siblings or parents prefer one version does not mean that you have to follow suit!
Interested in a Beaver Creek or Vail vacation home? Browse all of our ski in/ski out and non-ski in/ski out homes and condos on our website here