Casteel Creek Retreat
By Kerry Endsley
Experience the best of Vail Valley without ever leaving home from the majestic Casteel Creek Retreat—a 439-acre mountain oasis, privately nestled between the town of Edwards, Beaver Creek Ski Resort and the prestigious Vail Mountain Club. Bordering 1.5 miles of wilderness and backing to breathtaking open space, you’ll enjoy two million acres of White River National Forest at your disposal, met by snowcapped views of the Gore Range without a single rooftop in sight!
Meticulously appointed and maintained, the retreat affords a life without compromise, a place where grand entertaining, ultimate privacy and convenience are paramount.
A scenic drive through mountain forest culminates at the impressive castle-like estate, boasting a dramatic $1,000,000 bridge to set the tone upon arrival. Inside, an artful Chihuly chandelier sparkles through towering windows, welcoming guests to a spectacular mountain setting of the highest order.
The 32,000-square-foot main house is an architectural wonder, clad in copper, steel, glass and stone and features curated finishes such as imported, flamed Vyara granite and exotic marbles. All structures and living quarters come fully furnished with designer touches throughout. Rustic elegance is on full display in the home, which affords eight en suites, four elevators, a home theater, luxurious swimming pool, hot tub, exercise facility, spa and onsite nanny guest suite. Additional structures include two Wild West themed guest suites, an additional guest suite, three fully furnished guest houses, a trail shelter cabin, and two wilderness yurts totaling 17 extra bedrooms outside of the main residence. There is also an ice cream parlor and an authentic replica of the Silver Dollar Saloon. The ability to build up to five additional homes adds versatility and room to expand.
Perfect as a family or corporate retreat, the property can easily and comfortably accommodate 40 or more overnight guests who will be treated to unbelievable world-class amenities. Among these are 12+ miles of groomed paths for snowmobiles, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, hiking and biking. The offering also includes 12 high performance snowmobiles complete with suits, helmets, boots and riding gear, in addition to three ATVs. The stocked trout pond is a huge hit, as well as the shooting range, tubing/sledding hill, soccer field and huge indoor arena for tennis, baseball and basketball. Together, with the main house, this property boasts 21 bedrooms and 34 bathrooms.
A massive, 25,000-square-foot Coyote Lodge features a five-story climbing wall, elevator, commercial kitchen, authentic teppanyaki bar, guest suite, exercise rooms, lap pool, steam rooms and sauna to add to the experience. The touring snowcat is equipped to accommodate 10 people, coupled with an incredible German snow plow, which clears driveways with ease.
Although it is gated with a guard house, privately secluded and secure, getting to the retreat couldn’t be easier with year-round access from a county-maintained road. The property sits just a short distance from Eagle Airport, which will accommodate any size jet. Several onsite locations are available for a helipad.
The retreat is staffed with a manager/caretaker, handyman/mechanic and housekeeper, all of whom are full-time employees.
Set amongst an unspoiled natural mountain landscape, Casteel Creek Retreat boasts extensive water rights, two live creeks, majestic forests, grassy meadows, ice skating ponds, onsite gas station, underground natural gas and electric, paved roads, incredible wildlife, exemplary craftsmanship. Unparalleled design makes this a one-of-a-kind, turnkey offering costing over 250 million and 15 years to create. Membership to the prestigious Vail Mountain Club is also available.