Telluride Home Rental: CASA CASCADA
What a great home rental in Telluride, Colorado! This is lodging at its best! Upon entering Casa Cascada through a massive porte-cochere you find yourself in a grand entry foyer featuring an elegant curved staircase leading to the lower level. To the left is the vaulted great room with a two-sided stone fireplace that is shared with a large wraparound deck. The beautifully decorated great room has huge windows showcasing the San Sophia Ridge and a wet bar suitable for entertaining a houseful of guests. Elegant furnishings add a touch of class to this special room.The gourmet kitchen is a chef´s delight.
The large center island holds a six-burner gas Viking cook top with a grill. In one corner is a comfortable breakfast nook which seats six. Granite countertops, a Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer with extra drawers, two ovens and two Bosch dishwashers complete the kitchen. Off the kitchen is a wonderful dining area with an impressive table with room enough for twelve. French doors open to a spacious deck overlooking the Galloping Goose ski run.Also on this level is the main master suite with king-size bed, gas fireplace, flat-screen TV, wet bar, mini-frig and private decks.
The en suite bathroom has two sinks with vanity, a jetted tub and a steam shower. Just adjacent to the master suite are “his and her” sitting rooms.Cross the enclosed bridge and you will find two additional master suites. One suite has a king-size bed; the other has two queen-size beds. Each suite has a steam shower, jetted tub, two sinks, gas fireplace, flat-screen TV, and wet bar with mini-frig.Go down the stairs in the front of the house and you will find three more suites. One has a king-size bed and a fireplace. The second suite is a bedroom which is a bunk room with six twin beds.
The third suite has two twin beds and a kitchenette. All three of these suites have flat-screen TVs. Also on this level is a spacious ski room with ten lockers, a large steam shower and a family room with large bar and a 52″ flat-screen TV.The exterior of the house is just as noteworthy as the interior. With over 2,000 square feet of deck, an outdoor fireplace, a creek running through the property and of course, a large hot tub, this house will draw you outside. Casa Cascada is a true ski-in/ski-out property onto a beginner run.This is an incredible home and will delight anyone who makes it their “home away from home!”
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Multiple Flat Screen TVs
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Rental Rates and Seasons: (USD)
Vacation Rental Standard Pricing Night Min-Nights
Low Season $1,000.00 4
Peak Season $6,000.00 4
* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options or fees.
These newly constructed luxury Telluride vacation rental units flank the Meadows ski trail and overlook Chairs 1 and 10. You get views of the ski area and instant access to the “chondola” during ski season for free transportation to and from the historic district of Telluride and all the resort’s outstanding restaurants. These units have it all: unsurpassed location, views, luxurious western interiors, and privacy. The Terraces on Meadows ski run is a mining style house divided into 4 individual units. 1-4 vacation hunters benefit from such a luxury condo and strategic ski location. Ski Telluride and find the best lodging condos, villas and homes at http://gondolaresorts.com.
The only things these luxury condos lack are elevators and crowds. No high-rise living here, just the feeling of a private mountain home.Unit 801: You’ll know you’re in the mountains in this 2 bedroom 2-bath unit. It’s the end unit and to the side it overlooks the aspen forest and stream. The master bedroom has a king bed and the second bedroom a bunk (2 twins). The living room sofa is a sleeper sofa as well.
Book this 1 bedroom and 2 bath rental at http://gondolaresorts.com or call 888-295-2468. Other units in this complex can found at http://www.gondolaresorts.com/vacation-home-communities.asp.
Granite and tumble marble countertops
Full range of cookware, dinnerware and glassware
Small appliances such as blender, toaster and coffeemaker
Natural gas fireplace
Sheltered, private terrace
TV / DVD / CD in living area
TV in master bedroom
High speed internet
Situated in a jaw-dropping canyon with unbelievable views of the San Juan mountains, Telluride Ski Resort offers the newly opened Revelation Bowl. Just as interesting as the resort, the town of Telluride is relaxed and offers guests several choices for world-class lodging, dining and spas. “Telluride is in a class all by itself”, says long-time Telluride visitor Gino Malara of Denver, Colorado. “When I came here with my brothers in 1974, we just laughed. We joked for years that with one-blink of an eye, we missed the town. Now, Telluride is like Aspen. Tom Cruise has a house here in addition to a multitude of Hollywood celebrities and Billionaires from around the world. The homes available for rent, is really astonishing”, says Malara. “You can rent an 18,000 square foot ski in ski out home owned by a very well known movie star, and live in luxury for the short-term in this town. The prices are not that bad”, exclaims Malara.
GREAT DEALS: Purchase discounted lift tickets/vacation packages at GondolaResorts.com
MOUNTAIN DINING: Built at 10,535 feet above sea level, the scene at Allred’s is just right. Allred’s serves American Cuisine and the place to be after 9pm during ski season to see celebrities and sip a Hot Apple Pie drink. The Tuaca is known to make you ski better, says some locals.
SKI LESSONS: Telluride Ski & Snowboard School at 1-888-295-2468.
EVENTS: Telluride is now the home of the International Snowboarding Cup. This event takes place from Dec 17-20 and is the sole U.S. stop of the LG FIS Snowboard World Cup.
DIRECTIONS BY AIR: Telluride is conveniently services via the Montrose or Durango airports via American, Continental, United Airlines, Delta and Great Lakes. These carriers offer up to 110 weekly non-stops from Chicago, Denver, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Houston, Newark and Phoenix.
DEALS/PACKAGES: Book flights at http://gondolaresorts.com and instantly receive a 10% rebate on all flights booked online.
LODGING: Choose from over 50 ski in ski out condos, homes, villas and town homes at http://gondolaresorts.com.
SEASON: Nov 25 – April 5
Going to Telluride, Colorado? Well, there’s no better place to getaway from it all than heading to the Colorado Rockies for summer or winter activities! First, plan your travel arrangements. If you’re flying to Telluride, than consider Montrose regional airport or Durango airport. Both have non-stop flights from key U.S. airport hubs including LAX, Dallas, Chicago, Denver and Atlanta. Get great rates early and also receive a 10% discount on any flight booked with lodging at key Internet travel sites.
Next, decide how much space you need. Do you want a small hotel room so you can enjoy their in-house restaurants and ammenities, or more space via a condo or home rental? You should also consider renting from an owner or property management company. Telluride boasts both. However, make sure you inquire about the location. There are really two areas in Telluride to stay-the city of Telluride or Mountain Village. If you want ski in ski out accomodations, stay in Mountain Village. This area is just minutes from downtown Telluride but offers the most luxury and ski convenience for your money.
Have you decided if a condo or private home works best into your budget? Here’s an example…you can get a 2 bedroom ski in ski out town home, or twice the room in a 3 or 4 bedroom home with twice the square feet all for about the same price. Of course, this depends on the time of year that you’re visiting.
Next, ask you service agent about the ski in ski out access. Some claim they are true ski in ski out. A true ski in ski out vacaton rental offers you the ability to ski directly to the building’s door or out. Really, their should be no walking involved accept a few feet here or there. Use the advanced search function on most websites to narrow your search to a true ski in ski out property.
Gondola Resorts offers over 100 vacation rentals in Keystone, Colorado from a wide variety of condos to private homes. We bring a higher standard to Colorado’s vacation home industry and offer a wide selection to meet any family’s needs at the lowest prices in all 7 Keystone communities.
You can choose from the finest collection of hand-picked Keystone vacation rentals in every popular area of the resort. We have a wide variety, including moderate and luxury condo units in the $800 million River Run Resort area. Each vacation rental property is professionally managed and superbly maintained to the highest standards. Our rentals range in size from cozy condos to spacious 7-bedroom homes which come fully furnished and equipped for your vacation.
The Keystone resort layout is defined by 6 upscale neighborhoods that line the ski area from east to west, all located close to the base areas, skier service areas and lifts. Each community has its own special characteristics and benefits to vacationers including ski in ski out access, shopping, ice-skating, golfing, swimming, mountain biking and much, much more!
As you explore the Keystone Resort Map, located atop each of the neighborhood pages in the “community section”, you will get a feeling of where you would like to spend your vacation. From there, it’s easy to choose the vacation rental property that suits your needs.
Keystone Resort defines the “Perfect Ski Area” and the “Perfect Summer Getaway”! With terrain that spills directly into the heart of Keystone’s $800 million River Run Village, and a NEW gondola that whisks eager skiers, snowboarders and summer bikers to the base of Dercum mountain, exploring the entire terrain in one vacation is near impossible.
Enjoy three interconnected mountains filled with every level of terrain. Keystone has become known for hosting some of the best skiing and snowboarding competitions in the world. The A-51 Park contains perfectly sculpted hits, rails, jibs, super-pipes and more. Part of the pleasure in visiting Keystone is watching talented athletes test their skiing and snowboarding abilities against these monolithic jumps. From the gentle cruisers of the Schoolmarm trail, to the exhilarating steeps of the Outback, Keystone Resort is “the Ideal resort”.
“I took my family to Keystone and we had an amazing time at the ski in ski out condo we rented from Gondola Resorts. The snow was great, the staff was friendly and everything was very well organized. The lift lines move quickly as do the lifts. Plus the night ski was a blast! The ski school instructors at keystone were amazing. They were so helpful in teaching my kids how to ski and helping them build confidence in a safe way. Downtown keystone is great too. Lots of shops and restaurants situated around a huge frozen pond where ice skating is available. We had a really nice time having lunch watching the ice skaters. Our last night we rode two seperate gondolas to an isolated fondue restaurant complete with austrian polka. the food was amazing. Keystone is a great resort for families. I would love to go to Keystone again some day.” — Michael Santangelo Dallas, TX
Feel confident knowing that you will always get the best available rate when booking with Gondola Resorts directly. We take pride in our rates and shop the competition regularly to ensure we are advertising the best price at all times. If you do encounter a lower rate for the exact same room type in the same property prior to, or within 24 hours of booking your stay, simply email us at reservations@GondolaResorts.com with a link to the web page displaying the lower rate. If we can’t match the advertised price including taxes, we’ll refund your stay! We do not match against “direct from owner” properties.
Now, whether it be summer or winter, take a moment and let Gondola Resorts help you book the perfect vacation rental at Keystone resort. We have over 100 properties to choose from. You can either call our friendly staff for help, or book your reservations online. It’s simple.
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- Feel Like a Child Again. Playing in the fluffy powder of the Rocky Mountains wipes away years from your otherwise stressful and boring life. Face it, when’s the last time you made a snow angel, or caught a snowflake on your tongue. Rent a ski in ski out condo in Keystone, soak in the hot tub, wipe away wrinkles in the sauna, then nap next to the log fireplace with the one you love.?
- Vacation Like A Celebrity. Leave the discount hotel room behind. Rent a ski in ski out 5-star condo and treat yourself to the best. You work too hard, and deserve to be pampered. Nothing beats the convenience and luxury of being mountainside at the Ritz-Carlton. However, some of us aren’t even that lucky. Get the same benefits of the Ritz, but stay at Keystone’s number one resort, The Timbers. You won’t soon forget it.
- Learn a New Trick. Whether your a competitive downhill skier or first-time snowboarder, your investment always pays-off when you take ski lessons. Inexpensive lessons and the best ski rental equipment can be rented in the River Run Village. Learn something new every year and enjoy learning a new trick.
- Have a Boat Load of Fun. Keystone Resort offers a ton of entertainment beyond the slopes. Package your ski vacation with spa treatments, snowshoeing, shopping, ice-skating, tubing and a dinner sleigh ride. Leave the rental car at Denver International Airport. You don’t need it.
- Save Money! Pull the trigger on it now. Discounts and specials are abundant this season on lodging, condos, and rental homes. There’s never been a better time to enjoy the slopes in Colorado.
Most people planning a vacation consider hotels first, and condos second. In Keystone, Colorado hotel availability is limited, so the experienced traveler knows to research alternate sources first.
Keystone Lodge and Spa ranks high as the best hotel at the resort. Offering over 100 hotel rooms, it gives patrons all the amenities needed to satisfy the most discriminating tastes. Located around Keystone Lake, the setting offers summer boating, canoeing, fishing, and the location for Keystone’s annual Fourth of July fireworks. In winter, the lake is transitioned to the largest outdoor ice arena in Colorado. Skates can be rented at the Keystone adventure center just adjacent to Keystone Lodge. The adventure center is also the meeting place for Keystone’s nightly sleigh ride and dinner. However, if you’re looking for more than just a nice setting and your typical 250 sq foot hotel room, a rental condo is the best bet at this year-round destination resort.
In Keystone, the abundance of elegant and money-saving lodging at vacation rental condos has proven to be the best way to go. Not only do condos offer better locations in Keystone, but also more space. An average rental 1-bedroom condo in Keystone is 850 square feet and a 2-bedroom condo is about 1,100 square feet in size. That’s more than triple that of a hotel room. In addition, most come equipped with a full kitchen. Cooking your own meals can save hundreds of dollars, and is considered by many the #1 tactic to reducing your vacation costs according to Travel Magazine.
“The hidden-value at Keystone Resort is the lodging options at rental condos”, according to Keystone homeowner Gino Malara. “You’re more likely to find discounts on vacation rentals that offer more bells and whistles”, according to
Malara. Condos outnumber hotel rooms by more than 20 to 1. The most popular village, River Run, doesn’t even offer hotel rooms. Keystone’s newest village, and $800 million investment, is built around condos, shops, restaurants and is the mountain springboard for skiers and snowboarders. “Unlike Vail and Breckenridge, Keystone is a condo resort not a hotel resort. Vacationers are better suited sticking with rental condos 365 days per year. All the ski in ski out building at the resort are condominium complexes. In addition, 2 of them are 5-star rated (Lone Eagle and The Timbers)”, Malara goes on to say.
Discounts and Specials can be found at http://GondolaResorts.com.
When I decided to look for a new Colorado mountain condo, I had to do some homework. My wife and I had just sold our Grand Lake second home. Not because we disliked the Rocky Mountain National Park region, actually quite the contrary. With two baby daughters, we weren’t accustomed to the 2-3 hour car journey from Denver. You could say that amount of time is nothing to an L.A. commuter, but we weren’t use to all the diaper pit stops.
It’s a difficult chore trying to decide where to look, especially since we had at least half-dozen internationally acclaimed ski areas within 2 hours of our Denver digs. Vail & Beaver Creek were high on our list, but not on our pocketbook. The Vail Valley has everything to offer winter and summer vacationers, but lots of money are a requirement.
Next, we looked at Copper Mountain. Few choices on nice condos made our research project short-lived.
Winter Park seemed to be the best choice, we thought. However, not enough esteem! WP boasts a more local atmosphere and we wanted something with more class and character.
So, you say Breckenridge. Of course! Breck is the most visited Colorado resort you say? Yes, I agree. However, many think Breck can fulfill everybody’s needs. Well, that was the problem. It fulfills everyone’s needs. So many choices in Breck bring so many people. During ski season you can’t move in Breckenridge. State Highway 9 is known as the Rocky Mountain 405. Those from L.A. will know exactly what I’m talking about—major traffic! Breck is it, if you don’t mind crowds.
“Why were we being so picky, I asked my wife?” Well, ski resorts are not cheap, and we wanted the best deal at a resort that offered skiing, was close to Denver, not too crowded, but had all the amenities of Vail and Beaver Creek. Is that a lot to ask?
Well, it turned out, it wasn’t too much to ask.
In comes Darryl Nolz. A veteran real estate broker from the largest ski resort broker in Colorado—Slifer, ,Smith & Frampden. Darryl had shown me extreme patience in my real estate search. He had at least 500 miles on his Jeep Cherokee from escorting me throughout Colorado mountain resorts. He had originally made a suggestion on the perfect location, but I didn’t listen. Eventually, and after two–long years, I came back to his original pick….Keystone.
Unlike all of the other Resorts we interviewed, Keystone wasn’t ranked amongst the top 10 ski resorts in North America…and it’s still not. It’s had some past ownership woes and really hasn’t made a national presence until just recently. After more detailed research we decided that Keystone Resort was the diamond in the rough.
You know, when a stock is featured in The Wall Street Journal or Barron’s, the next day its price increases? Well, Keystone had never had that article written, so many people didn’t know about it’s abundance of character.
OK. So, what’s the real scoop you say? What is Keystone, I asked Darryl. I had been there as a kid and remembered it really had a mediocre reputation. I did remember it boasted the longest beginner run in the country—schoolmarm, but that was it. And, it was owned by The Ralston Purina Company. What do Dog Food producers know about après’ ski? It turns out – nothing.
Oh, how times have changed Darryl said! With change comes innovation and with innovation comes the NY Times and Barron’s.
I signed the real estate documents on May 29, 2005. Keystone Resort was no longer owned by RPC, but now by a company with the true expertise to bring Keystone into the 21st century. That company was Vail Resorts, Inc.
Who knows ski resorts better than Vail? Well, the answer is “nobody”. The fog was lifted. As I looked closer, the fog was actually being lifted in style – by a new Gondola and other state-of-the art investments. New improvements to Keystone Resort were the local news. And, it had been in motion for several years prior to me coming to Keystone. Proof – a new $800 million, state of the art base area called River Run Village. “Build it and they will come”, must have been the credo of Vail Resorts’ top brass. Vail executives must have been the proverbial fortune tellers of Y2K. 90 minutes from Denver, massive snowfall, a variety of terrain, and an amazing array of on-mountain and après activates. It’s true—they had something for everybody –without the crowding.
Fortunately, we made the decision to purchase a condo that soon turned into a nice vacation rental investment. Our 905 square foot 1 bedroom, 2 bath condo wasn’t the biggest condo in the area, but it did boast ski-in ski-out honors and was located in the luxurious complex know as The Timbers at River Run. It’s the ideal destination for travelers expecting the absolute best in amenities, including direct mountain access, heated pavers, heated driveway, heated indoor/outdoor pool, private ski lockers, sauna, steam room, full wet bar, spa, and a $35K grand piano; just enough for the average Joe. Moreover, it was only 75 minutes away from my Denver home, which made for only 2 diaper pit stops. The wife and babies were thrilled, and I took all the credit.
Play Jeopardy with me. If the answer is :
“A family ski destination that is remarkably simple, and accessible, but remarkably RESORT”, what would be your answer.
Of course the answer would be, KEYSTONE RESORT!
It’s not just a ski area any longer. Keystone bleeds the description of “Resort”. With world renowned skiing and snowboarding terrain, 5-star dining, an assortment of lodging options, a multitude of winter/summer activities, the highest rated night skiing in Colorado, and the largest outdoor ice-skating rink in the state; it’s not your Ralston Purina Resort any longer.
Keystone offers six unique neighborhoods in its city limits, so it can be quite helpful to know which one to select when planning a vacation to this year-round Rocky Mountain resort. First and foremost, it’s necessary to identify your individual needs. From there, it’s easy to start planning for your next vacation.
Below, we’ve organized a checklist to help in your decision process.
? The newest village in Keystone ($800 million development)
? Ski-in Ski-out access
? 1,000+ condos and vacation rentals to choose from
? New Gondola Access
? Restaurants, shopping, dining, nightlife and all services in village
? Ski school
? Vacation rentals & condos surround or within walking distance of Keystone Lake
? Award winning Keystone Spa
? Keystone Adventure Center (sleigh rides, fishing, rafting, boating, skating, bike rentals)
? The largest outdoor ice-skating rink in Colorado
? Short walk to Convention Center
? 5-minute shuttle ride slopes
? Oversized condos at Chateaux DMont with in-room Hot Tubs
? Includes Keystone Medical Center
? Ski rentals
? Ski school
? Keystone’s oldest village
? Ski in Ski out access (after December 1)
? Large Town homes and condos for rent
? Most vacation rentals have garages to store your toys (boats, snowmobiles, etc.)
? 5-star Ski Tip Lodge restaurant
? Includes the newest Keystone development – Settler’s Creek Condominiums
? Spacious condos and more of a value for your money
? 5-minute shuttle ride to slopes
? Many vacation rentals are near Convention Center
? Terrific views of ski slopes across the valley
? Hiking and biking along Frey Gulch Road
? Spacious condos available for rent
? 5 minute shuttle ride to slopes
? Close to both The Rivers and The Ranch golf courses
? Walking distance to horse stables
? Forest Setting
? Best value for your dollar
? 5 minute shuttle bus ride to slopes
? Many rental units have garages