Splurge Vs. Steal Resort Edition: Vail Ski Homes

Pictured here our “Steal” – 2665 Larkspur Lane, Vail, Colorado, currently listed for $1.25 million by Led Gardner of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate.

We are kicking off our Splurge vs. Steal Resort Edition with two incredible ski-in/ski-out listings in beautiful Vail, Colorado. Each property comes uniquely appointed and positioned on the slopes, yet with vastly different price points. Let’s compare and see what makes each one worth it. Bonus: We have pictures from both fall and winter seasons, giving you an idea of the beauty Vail affords year-round.

Splurge: Exclusive Mountain Modern Steps From the Slopes

Have you heard of Vail’s exclusive Rockledge Road? Well, if you’re a Vail local you have. This enclave of mountain condos and residences epitomizes luxury living, offering a private, secluded location surrounded by nature-filled beauty and easy access to the world-class Vail Ski Resort. Tucked away at 327 Rockledge Road Unit W rests a modern mountain home that provides all this and more, and serves as a worthy splurge at $7.795 million!

Boasting five bedrooms, five-full-and-one-half bathrooms, and a sprawling, light-filled 3,902 square feet, it offers gracious views, modern design, and is mere steps from the slopes. We learn from the property description that the residence “sleeps 12 comfortably, and with privacy, as every room has an en-suite bathroom.”

There’s also mention of a top-of-the-line salt water hot tub, perfect for cooling your jets after hard day on the mountain. The multi-family residence lives more like a home than a condo, with tasteful upgrades completed in 2017 and a slew of Colorado luxuries like flagstone heated patios, new roof, and boilers. Add the soaring ceilings and open effortless floor plan, and you’ve got yourself one incredible Vail mountain retreat!

327 Rockledge Road Unit W, Vail, CO is currently listed for $7.795 million by Chadd Ziegler of Christiania Realty Vail Village.

Steal: The Definitive Ski Chalet in Vail 

Our steal comes straight to you from 2665 Larkspur Lane, where you’ll find what agent Led Gardner is calling “The definitive ski chalet in Vail” – let’s see if it lives up to the hype. For starters, it’s listed for a fraction of our splurge at $1.25 million. For that price you’re getting a single-family home boasting 1,958 square feet on a nearly quarter-acre lot, with five bedrooms, two-and-one-half bathrooms, and location could not be more convenient.

Just a quick stroll down the way puts you on Vail’s free bus into town where you can shop, grab a bite to eat, or hitch a ride on the ski lifts at Lionshead and Vail Village. But that’s not all we discovered in this darling mountain gem. Included in the home is a generous two-bedroom apartment, perfect for hosting visits with extended family and friends, or generating substantial rental income. Bingo!

In addition to ample space to entertain, tons of natural light, and those incredible mountain views, we learn that the level homesite offers flat yard areas for outdoor family fun. Perhaps the property description says it best: “The expansive deck will become a summertime favorite for coffee and the morning paper, and for evening dinners enhanced by the comfort of cool mountain breezes.” Now that’s a steal worth bragging about.

2665 Larkspur Lane, Vail, CO is currently listed for $1.25 million by Led Gardner of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate.

Which one is your favorite? We would love to hear in the comments!