One of four custom residences nestled in a private enclave on Vail’s revered Forest Road, 615 Forest Place is a classic European-inspired alpine chalet with exclusive access to Vail Mountain via the popular Born Free ski run. Built in 2007, this residence and enclave were conceived as part of a master re-development plan for Vail’s Lionshead Village including the Arrabelle at Vail Square, a RockResort with full-service spa and extravagant resort amenities. With exceptional access to skiing, snowboarding, and the Eagle Bahn Gondola, a private backyard path to gold-medal waters of Vail’s Gore Creek, year-round recreation and resort village lifestyle just steps from your door, this home is indeed a rare find.
Constructed with enduring Tuscan Gold natural stone and giant honed timbers, all 11,865 square feet of this seven-bedroom, 14-bathroom, three-level home’s layout caters to multi-generational comfort. Although it features incredible recreational and resort access, the residence is also remarkably private. There are two wings with accompanying sets of stairs, an elevator for ease, and a substantial four-bay garage. Welcome guests through a sunny south-facing grand entrance on the main level into a traditional Great Room with magnificent views of the Eagle Bahn Gondola, Gore Creek, and the bustling Lionshead base area. In addition to enviable views, the room features a natural stone fireplace, formal living and dining areas with a full-service wet bar, and a large wraparound outdoor deck providing ample space to enjoy the exquisite location.
In the main level’s west wing, the generously sized gourmet kitchen features professional appliances, a large center island, an authentic stone pizza oven, large pantry, and a sprawling bar with an abundance of seating. Adjacent to the kitchen is a comfortable family room with fireplace, deck access, and more casual dining. The east wing of this level is reserved for the requisite home office and stately master suite, both with cozy fireplaces and private deck access. Retreat to the elegant master with woodland and gondola views, and enjoy a spacious master bath with dual vanities, soaking tub, and oversized shower with two separate entrances.
The middle level of this extraordinary home features an extensive rec room with a unique stone and iron centerpiece fireplace, full-service bar, and access to the backyard patio with heated pool and open gas firepit. This level also provides the ultimate ski-in/ski-out amenity with a thoughtfully appointed mud room including heated floors, powder room and another cozy fireplace to warm cold toes. The west wing of this middle level offers three comfortable en-suite bedrooms while the east wing features a sumptuous secondary master suite with private access to the heated pool and a large well-appointed bath.
And finally, the lower level of this timeless floor plan offers more versatile space to appreciate including an oversized media room with theater seating for optimal viewing and a workout room with adjoining bathroom and an immense steam shower. Also located on this level, a climate-controlled wine room, a large en-suite bedroom, and a bunk room with two custom built-in twin over queen bunk beds. To say this home set the gold standard for design and construction at the start of this millennium is an understatement. The coveted location on Vail Mountain matched with enticing amenities and paramount access to one of North America’s favorite ski resorts means this residence will not be on the market for long.