The Closest Large Acreage Estate to the slopes of Vail & Beaver Creek
Il Podere | 1548 Via La Favorita | Vail Valley, Colorado
Main House: 8 beds | 11 baths | 4-car Garage | 142 Acres plus 88 adjacent acres donated as open space
Caretaker’s House: 1 bed | 2 baths | 2-car Garage
Barn with Bunk Room: Bunk Room & 4 Stall Barn
$19,500,000 USD Property Description
La Favorita…A Destination in Itself
1548 Via La Favorita | Edwards, Colorado
Take a dip in the pool and then dry off on the sundeck as you gaze upon rolling green hills and breathtaking mountain panoramas. Throw on some jeans for hiking, horseback riding, four wheeling, and mountain biking on miles of secluded private trails. In winter, leave the comfort of the six fireplaces to ski, snowshoe, snowmobile or sled, all on your own private estate.
In any season, La Favorita is as much an experience as it is a residence. It’s a world-class setting that feels like a home, but lives like a five-star resort. Atop a hill overlooking lush, verdant valleys and idyllic snowcapped mountains, stands La Favorita, an impeccably designed and constructed one-of-a-kind Colorado legacy estate encompassing 230-pristine acres with undeniably the most stunning views in the Vail Valley.
The artistry of La Favorita begins the minute you pull up the drive as the story of impeccable indoor-outdoor entertainment unfolds. Verdant and tranquil yet energizing, La Favorita allows you to get away from it all, breathe in the fresh mountain air and make memories to last a lifetime.
You’ll delight in witnessing the kids and grandkids make their first attempts skiing on your own slight grade mountain right outside your patio door. Sit back, relax and drink in the tranquility, even as children and guests splash in the pool or boisterous cheers echo from the championship-style tennis court. Indoors, get your sweat on in the spa quality weight and fitness room, practice yoga while overlooking the mountains or challenge your friends to a round of hoops on the indoor basketball court.
Perhaps your feeling more like a leisurely afternoon. Pamper yourself and your guests with an indulgent spa treatment in the state-of-the-art steam room, sauna, and infinity-edge Jacuzzi hot tub. Nothing beats a relaxing massage overlooking the property’s awe-inspiring mountain peaks! As daylight turns to dusk, capture the alpenglow and picturesque sunsets with 360-degree views from the 20 x 40 foot pool overlooking the Gore Range, Sawatch Range, Castle Peak, and Lake Creek Valleys. Soak in the infinity hot tub that seems to run seamlessly into the stream and waterfalls below. Allow yourself to unwind, enveloped by flowering gardens, climbing vines and towering Aspens.
Few mountain residences capture the art of indoor-outdoor living quite like La Favorita and every homey room encourages enjoyment with effortless ease. After a fun-filled day outdoors and taking in the sunset, head inside to enjoy a savory meal prepared in the gourmet kitchen, complete with three commercial-style ranges, an authentic indoor Italian wood-burning brick pizza oven, double sub-zero commercial refrigerators and a ten foot long copper sink running through the center of a five inch thick butcher block center island. It’s a room that exceeds every expectation – so much so that it has received the seal of approval by some of Vail’s most notable chefs, while serving as the site of several heated “cook-offs” over the years.
You and your guests will cheer for the chefs with a delectable glass of wine pulled from the authentic and beautiful, temperature-controlled 1,200 bottle wine cellar. After a delicious gourmet meal, move into the gracious living room for an after dinner drink as everyone recounts the day’s adventures while cozying up to the grand 15th century fireplace. Cap off the evening with a movie in the state-of-the-art cinema outfitted with ten plush, reclining seats, padded and soundproofed walls and yet another convenient wet bar.
If guests are feeling a bit more competitive, the 1930’s vintage billiards table brings out the best of rivalries. Some may wish to take the competition into the secret poker room, which is only accessible via a hidden entry switch in the wall. It is professionally equipped with audio and full ventilation for those who wish to enjoy life’s little vices without notice from other guests. This hidden adult playroom has over the years mystified grandchildren who know of its existence but are unable to locate the secret entry point.
La Favorita is both a grand and intimate retreat that caters to all desires and life-stages without diminishing or infringing on a single guest’s enjoyment. The solid construction, soundproofing walls and private wings simultaneously accommodate the most rambunctious of children, grown-ups, and guests seeking quiet serenity.
At La Favorita, every day is an adventure. Its timeless elegance and 7,000 square-foot courtyard are perfect for celebrating life’s most important and commemorative moments, accommodating and intimate family wedding or a charitable event for two hundred guests. It inspires, is a place to reconnect, recharge and renew. And, should the ski slopes or golf courses beckon, venture over to Beaver Creek Resort for world-class skiing in under 20 minutes or championship level golf less than 10 minute drive away. And La Favorita, is only half-an-hour from Vail-Eagle airport. Owning this amazing estate makes living a great life with family and friends more than a dream, it’s a reality.