The SpaceI am a full-time artist and I hope you find my home reflects this. The bedroom with the queen bed is spacious and connected to the 3d full bathroom. The bedroom with the king/bunk bed (can be converted to either) has a vaulted ceiling, is comfortable and is approximately 10 x 15 feet in size. A second full bathroom is attached and separated by a barn door from the art studio. The Master bedroom/art room is large in size and has amazing views with a private deck off the back of the house. I love my kitchen! It's got everything you might need plus some.
This is the place to stay if your not interested in the hustle and bustle of Vail or its corridor however, close enough to the amenities that you won't miss it.
The house sits at 9,000 feet in elevation and backs up to open space on two sides with views from the front deck of our little town of Red Cliff. Holy cross, a 14,009 ft. peak, is the gateway to Red Cliff. The private hiking trail in the back yard is a 12 mile round trip loop and worth the hike! The trail has winter cross-country skiing, sledding, and snowshoeing just steps away. In the summer months, hiking, biking, class 4 kayaking, fly-fishing, trail running, and road biking is all within 5 minutes from the house. I'm sure if your an avid biker or trail runner you've heard of the Leadville 100. Well, this is the playing ground and literally just steps outside the front door.
What makes this getaway unique is the quick 10 minute drive to Minturn and 20 minute drive to Vail Ski Resort and at most 30 minutes to Beaver Creek. If you head in the other direction your fast at Camp Hale or Ski Cooper (10 minutes) and drive a bit further you arrive at the historic town of Leadville (30 minutes). Breckenridge is 1.5 hours and Ski Copper is about 40 minutes.
Cotton wood & Glenwood Springs hot springs are both within an hour 1/2 drive. I just can't say enough. I love it here. I live between Zurich, Switzerland and in the French Alps part-time. This past summer I spent in Alaska yet Red Cliff is still most definitely my home.... Guest AccessThere is a code box for easy entrance. Guests are welcome to use the main area of the home, decks on the main floors and kitchen area. Ski/snowboard storage is in the lower area of the garage.
Interaction with GuestsI am mostly available. I do instruct snowboard and am in the process of acquiring my flight instructor rating.. I also enjoy getting up on the mountain for personal pleasure but otherwise I'll be around. The NeighborhoodThe town of Red Cliff has a post office, bar/restaurant, liquor store, and general store. We have approximately 100 houses and its very quiet. There is one stop sign, the closest street light is 20 miles away, and you are a 5 minute walk to Shrine Pass and unlimited fun! This is a TRUE mountain paradise! Getting AroundThere is no public transit other than one bus that leaves Red Cliff at 7 a.m. for the Vail Transportation Center and returns from VTC at 4:30 p.m. It makes a stop in Minturn where you can take the bus to Beaver Creek. If you don't feel like driving or taking the bus, a personal shuttle is available at an additional fee of $35 one way. Other Things to NoteI am a snowboard and yoga instructor!!! I can also cook and/or food shop for an additional fee. In addition is a detached 700 sq foot additional art studio that is currently unavailable through the winter. The studio has a kitchenette, full bath and a loft with a full bed and a pull out sleeper couch. The price for the studio varies dependent on your situation. Friendly Pets are welcome with pre-approval (kind, social pets need only apply) and a non-refundable one time pet cleaning fee of $50 along side a refundable security deposit of $150.00 both to be paid upon your arrival. This is my home and I would like to extend it to kind, good-hearted people and their good-hearted friends aka pets. Pet sitting for the day while you ski or ride which includes two short walks or one long hike a day is $100. Overnight pet boarding is $150 which includes 3 walks, feeding, and lots of love..
Cell phone is via an AT&T booster, Iphone messaging and Facetime or internet for android phones otherwise, it is hit or miss or completely non existent.... email me so we can discuss this. I can provide information about options in the valley if connection is a necessity. I have limited parking on the driveway. Only one vehicle spot is available. There is ample parking in town and the walk is a gorgeous, easy 5 minute walk. You also need a front wheel drive with chains or an all wheel/4 wheel to navigate the drive.