A Piece of Vail History

A True Vail Gem

Vail  (Vail Village)

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4.5 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 12


Welcome to The Ark at Vail, one of Vail's first vacation homes and the legacy of Vail's founding families.  Surrounded by newer mansions worth tens of millions of dollars, this older home offers an exceptional location for a relatively modest price, at least compared to what the neighboring properties rent for!  This private ski-in / ski out / walk to lift residence provides a true mountain experience with views of Gore Range mountains and evergreen trees.   

Please note - in Fall 2023, some updates have occurred which are not yet shown with updated photography:  The ping pong and foosball tables were removed from the lower living room, along with the old furniture and built in entertainment center / bookshelf.  A nicer, new couch and recliner plus a poker table and a 60 inch Smart HDTV have taken their place.  Also, the bunk bedroom has seen an upgrade.  It used to have 4 Twin beds, but now has a Twin over Queen bunk bed plus an additional Twin bed that pulls out from under the Queen.  This has really opened up the room.  It still works well for 3 ot 4 kids or singles, but now also  works really well for a couple or a couple with kids. 

The Ark at Vail is an older home that has begun to benefit from owner investments.  The Kitchen, dining, and living area were renovated in 2022.  The home has nice beds and linens, a spacious & comfortable main living room with vaulted ceilings and a lower living room that provides your group with space to spread out.  There are plenty of bedrooms for a large group, and customizable sleeping arrangements too.  All of the king beds in this home can be split into Twin XL beds for groups with singles rather than couples.  While the bathrooms remain dated, they are functional, and help make this home a relatively affordable property in one of the best locations that Vail has to offer.    

Whether it be an alpine getaway, a family reunion get together, or an outing with friends competing together in their favorite sport, this home is for you. Your group will have a memorable retreat or family vacation in this historic architectural gem, designed by Architect and Vail Founder Fitzhugh Scott.  This is a property that the U.S. Ski Team has called its home many times, and where countless mountain enthusiasts have vacationed.  Go back in time to one of Vail's original homes.  This house is a rare opportunity to experience a piece of Vail history.  You'll love the location, find comfort in the living areas and bedrooms, and really appreciate the charm. 

Please call us or inquire with any questions.  Our staff of professionally trained Vacation Rental specialists are available 7 days a week to assist you in your search to find the perfect vacation rental home.

** Disclosures/Disclaimers:
** Rental Agreements, Security Deposits, Rental Requirements - All hotels and rental properties have some rules and are subject to some amount of laws or regulations.  Please look for and review any Rental Agreement terms, House Rules, and or Terms and Conditions presented during the online booking process.  After booking, a Vacation Rental Agreement will be provided.  All guests are required to sign the agreement within 72 hours of booking, and prior to occupying the property. There may be other requirements.  For example, Guests may be required to provide additional information about the group that will occupy the property and or identification documents.  Background checks may be performed, and in some areas are required by local law.  Guests may be required to provide a credit card and or a refundable security/damage deposit.  We will be in touch after you book to gather additional information and to email you the rental agreement, which you can sign electronically - no printer required.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us before booking.
** Amenities - Some private or shared amenities may not be available for guest use during certain periods.  Some amenities, when part of a property, may close daily, seasonally, or for maintenance.  As such, all amenities can not be guaranteed to be available at all times.  Please advise us when or before booking if you have questions about a specific property amenity so that we can give you the most accurate information possible for your dates.
** Air Conditioning - Most mountain resort properties were not built with air conditioning.  During most hours of the day and weeks of the year, AC is not needed.  Summer nights are cool and fans are provided at most properties.   Check the average high and low temperatures and weather forecast for your dates of travel, and look at the list of amenities to see if AC or fans are part of the rental property and look for ceiling fans in photos.
** Group Sizes, High Occupancy Fees, & Maximum Occupancy - Some properties use a “High Occupancy Fee” to “raise the rate” for larger groups, and are thus able to list a lower nightly rate for smaller groups.  Each rental agreement and associated rates are for a specific group size.  Guests must enter the correct and maximum group size at the time of booking.  The agreement requires a guest to confirm the group size and subsequently, to disclose any changes to the planned group size, which may result in an increase, or decrease, to the total cost, and may result in a security deposit becoming required.
** Video & Noise Monitoring - Please note that noise monitoring devices, and security cameras, do exist on the exterior of the property. Cameras are positioned to cover all entrances and exits of the home.  Cameras are present to ensure the property remains secure and safe, as well as to ensure that guests are honest and upfront about their planned use of the property.  If you plan to bring more people than you've indicated, more dogs than indicated, to host a party or event, or do not intend to respect neighbors or the value and quality of the property, then this is not the place for you, and you should not book the property.  For normal, respectful groups, we are sorry that these statements and measures are necessary.  Security cameras and noise monitoring devices are an example and demonstration that the property's owners are taking steps to ensure the home remains available for rental, and in good condition, for your benefit. Please let us know if you have any concerns. 
** Cleaning Fees & Lengthy Rental Periods - The standard cleaning fee quoted as part of any booking is for the final cleaning, which is to be performed after the rental period has ended.  For guests who are booking a lengthy stay of more than one week, a mid stay-cleaning fee equal to the final cleaning fee may apply for the second week, third week, and so on.  If you are booking for a lengthy stay, please contact us before booking online to discuss your group, your dates, the rates, the cleaning schedule, etc.

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