This home entertained important political figures including former President Gerald Ford, Donald Rumsfeld, and Nelson Rockefeller. Built in 1963 by Fitzhugh Scott, this property was handpicked for its location at the base of Vail Mountain and proximity to the Vail Village. In these early days of Vail, local political figure and renowned architect Fitzhugh Scott led the charge make Vail Village a pedestrian only community, keeping it free from congestion and cars. It is fitting that still today, the home is tucked away from any traffic and sits directly at the base of Vail's new Gondola One Lift providing easy ski-in/ski-out access.
As one of the most historically significant homes in Vail, President Ford conducted several meetings here, including a planning session for the 1976 presidential campaign. President Ford along with James Baker, John Connally, Stuart Spencer, Nelson A. Rockefeller and Ford's speech writer Robert Hartmann have been photographed in the sitting room around the fireplace - and that sitting room today is still rich with the history of the early and exciting days of Vail's new found popularity.
Completely remodeled in 2012, today the home exudes an elegant blend of modern-day luxury with historic Vail warmth and charm. Original details, such as the beautiful interior brick archways remain in the residence, and mirror a familiar architectural feature that can still be found in some of Vail's landmark establishments.
With direct mountain views, an indoor pool, fitness room, abundant outdoor living spaces set along Mill Creek, and all the amenities of Vail Village just steps away, this is a rare opportunity to own one Vail's most coveted properties.
In 1962, Vail Mountain opened to the public with one gondola and two chairlifts. Today, 31 lifts have the capacity to transport more than 60,000 skiers uphill per hour. One of the largest ski resorts in North America, Vail has come to be one of its most popular--and most prestigious, a reputation it continues to invest in. Read more about luxury homes in Vail