For the health and safety of all of our guests, smoking is not permitted in the house. Smoking is allowed on the deck, but not in or around the hot tub.
What is the maximum occupancy of the house?
The Main Residence has 5 bedrooms and sleeps a maximum of 10. The Lower Residence has 2 bedrooms and sleeps a maximum of 4.
Can the Lower Residence be booked individually?
The Lower Residence may only be booked as part of a Whole House reservation and cannot be booked individually. The Main House, however, may be booked on its own in which case the door between the two residences will be locked.
If I book only the Main Residence, could the Lower Residence be used by another guest?
The Lower Residence may only be booked as part of a Whole House reservation. However, if you were to book only the Main Residence, the Lower Residence may occasionally be used by the owner and their friends and family. The door between the Main Residence and the Lower Residence will be locked.
Do you have cribs for infants?
We have two pack-and-play cribs for infants in the main house and one pack-and-play in the lower residence. We also have rails for toddlers that can be fitted to one of the twin beds in Bedroom #5 in the main house (the rails only extend part-way down the sides of the bed).
Are guests permitted to bring other guests into the house?
Of course! However, to respect the rights of neighbors a maximum of 6 non-resident guests are permitted at any time if booking only the Main House, or 8 if booking the Whole House. All guests must leave by 10pm.
Is the kitchen stocked for holiday entertaining?
Yes! The kitchens in both the Main Residence and the Lower Residence are well stocked with cookware, utensils and serving ware including a turkey roasting pan. We also have a wide range of dried herbs, spices and condiments available for guest use. We just ask that you replace any that you finish.
Do you have parking spots?
There is no overnight on-street parking in Vail, and very little daytime on-street parking. There is no parking on our street. Gore Creek Lodge has off-street parking for 2-3 cars (depending on size) reserved for the Main Residence, one of which is in the garage. The Lower Residence has space reserved for one car in the driveway. However, we recommend minimizing car use and using the free Vail bus which stops just steps away from the house.
How close is the nearest stop for the free Vail bus?
The bus stop is just steps away from the house, and it runs regularly from early morning to late evening. The one-two minute walk is along Gore Creek, so it is relatively flat and easy to walk even in ski boots. Beware of other rentals advertising a short walk, but omitting to mention that it is up a steep icy hill! You can take your skis and boards on the bus, which stops at Cascade Village, Lionshead, Vail Village and Golden Peak.
Is there storage provided for skis, boards, boots and bikes?
Yes, space is provided in the garage to store skis, boards, boots and bikes. These must not be stored in the house (including ski/boarding boots). We provide a bench in the garage so that you can change into and out of boots.
Is the house accessible to people with disabilities?
Unfortunately the house is not wheelchair accessible. Please also note that there is one flight of exterior steps to access the lower residence and two flights to access the main house. In the Main Residence, Master Bedroom 1 and Bedroom 5 are on an upper floor accessed by stairs.
Are the gardens accessible to renters?
Unfortunately not. The house has an alpine rock garden by the entry pathways. For safety reasons and to protect the plants, there is no access to walk within the garden but it can be appreciated from the pathways. The house also has a yard on the lower level of the west side of the house that is surrounded by pine trees and which we have planted with wild grass and flowers. This area is private and not accessible to guests.
Are the decks safe for children?
The decks have horizontal wire fences which could pose a risk to young children if climbed. The hot tub on the back deck also poses a risk to young children. Consequently young children are not permitted on either deck without adult supervision.
How big is the house?
The total area available to vacation renters of the Main Residence is approximately 2,930 sq. ft. This is made up from about 1,806 sq. ft. on the main floor, 816 sq. ft. on the upper floor, and 308 sq. ft. in the basement (laundry room).
The total area of the Lower Residence is about 1,080 sq. ft.
How big are the rooms?
The approximate sizes of the rooms are:
Great Room (Total): 960 sq. ft.
Great Room (Living Area): 30′ x 15′ (450 sq. ft.)
Great Room (Dining Area): 20′ x 15′ (300 sq. ft.)
Great Room (Kitchen Area): 15′ x 14′ (210 sq. ft.)
Mud Room: 9′ x 7′ (63 sq. ft.)
Master Bedroom #1: 23′ x 14′ (322 sq. ft.), plus bathroom 13′ x 14′ (182 sq. ft.), plus walk-in closet 9′ x 8′ (72 sq. ft.)
Master Bedroom #2: 15′ x 14′ (210 sq. ft.), plus bathroom 12′ x 5′ (60 sq. ft.)
Bedroom #3: 15′ x 10′ (150 sq. ft.)
Bedroom #4: 11′ x 10′ (110 sq. ft.)
Bedroom #5: 11′ x 11′ (121 sq. ft.)
Bathroom #3: 12′ x 5′ (60 sq. ft.)
Powder Room: 7′ x 4′ (28 sq. ft.)
Laundry Room: 14′ x 9′ (126 sq. ft.)
Family Room: 21′ x 15′ (315 sq. ft)
Master Bedroom: 15′ x 15′ (225 sq. ft.), plus bathroom 7′ x 6′ (42 sq. ft.), plus walk-in closet 6′ x 6′ (36 sq. ft)
Bedroom #2: 18′ x 15′ (270 sq. ft.), plus walk-in closet 6′ x 5′ (30 sq. ft)
Bathroom #2: 12′ x 6′ (72 sq. ft.)
Kitchen: 10′ x 9′ (90 sq. ft.)
How big are the decks?
The front deck is about 98 sq. ft. and the back deck is about 432 sq. ft.
We know that making travel arrangements can take some work and would be happy to hold your dates for a short time while you check the availability of flights, etc. Please complete a reservation enquiry and ask for a tentative reservation.
What methods of payment do you accept?
We accept checks, bank deposit, and PayPal. PayPal accepts all major credit cards.
When is payment due?
A 50% reservation deposit is due immediately upon confirming your reservation. The remaining balance is due 28 days prior to your arrival date. If your reservation is made 28 days or less prior to your arrival date, the full amount is due immediately.
Is the reservation deposit refundable?
The reservation deposit is not refundable. However, if your reservation is cancelled we will try to fill your dates with a new reservation. If a new reservation is confirmed we will refund your deposit. So, if you have provided a deposit and need to cancel please let us know as soon as possible so we can try and fill the dates. We recommend you purchase trip insurance just in case.
Is tax included in your published rates?
No, the rates shown on this web site exclude tax. The Town of Vail charges a short term lodging tax for stays of less than 30 days. The rate is currently 9.8%. No tax is charged for stays 30 days or longer.
Is laundry and cleaning included?
For the Main Residence there is a $285 cleaning and laundry fee per stay. If booking the Whole House the total fee is $375. Stays of seven or more nights include cleaning and laundering of towels and bed linens every four days at no additional cost.
Is there a security deposit?
We take a $500 security deposit for the Main House, or $1,000 for the Whole House, and return it within two business days after your departure.
Is there a minimum age requirement?
We require that all guests are 25 or older unless accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Is photo ID required?
All guests must be named on the rental agreement and all adult guests must provide a copy of their photo ID. Copies of photo ID’s can be scanned and emailed, faxed, or photocopied and sent by mail. All copies must be received at least 28 days prior to arrival, or within 24 hours of booking if the date of arrival is less than 28 days away at the time of booking. Photo ID must be a government issued form of identification with a photo, such as a driving license or passport.
Eagle County Airport (airport code EGE) is a regional airport 33 miles from the house, with non-stop routes to a number of US destinations including Denver. Denver International Airport (airport code DEN) is a major national and international airport, 123 miles from the house.
How do I get to/from the airport and the house?
Both airports have car rentals, and Vail is accessible via I-70. Depending on weather conditions, Eagle County Airport is around a 40 minute drive and DIA is around a 2 hour drive. Please note that the house has two parking spots and that Vail has no on-street parking. Shuttle bus servies are also available from Colorado Mountain Express and others. Please see the Ground Transportation section on the airport web sites for a comprehensive list.
How do I get into the house?
There is a lock box at the house that contains the key. We will send you instructions for opening the lock box prior to your arrival.