Live Like a Billionaire: Luxury Vail Ski Home Hits Rental Market

Have you ever wondered about the cost of experiencing the epitome of luxury in Vail, Colorado's renowned ski destination during the peak winter season? Brace yourself, as it comes with a hefty price tag of $139,000.

This substantial amount provides you with an exclusive five-night stay in not one, but two interconnected houses named Ethos and Opus, both part of the esteemed Apex Collection. Making their winter season debut for rent, these properties offer a level of opulence that goes beyond the ordinary. Opus, in particular, made headlines in 2020 when it sold for a staggering $57.25 million, marking the highest-priced home sale ever recorded in Vail, as reported by The Wall Street Journal.

The combined properties boast an expansive 23,600 square feet, perched strategically to command stunning views of Gore Creek Drive in Vail Village. For those seeking a more modest accommodation, a portion of these plots, originally developed by the families behind publishing giants Webster and McGraw-Hill, can be rented for a lower rate of $22,000 per night. However, it's not just the physical space that commands such a price; it's the exceptional services provided.

Mike Connolly, the general manager of Triumph Mountain Properties, the managing company behind these homes, explains, "The curated experiences we offer are akin to that of European ski chalets, but elevated to the next level."

Opus, with its nine bedrooms and 15 bathrooms, underwent a recent $5 million renovation, including upgraded furniture, new decor, and art throughout its 15,000 square feet. A state-of-the-art fitness studio, a fully stocked ski and game room, and two indoor pools were also added. Meanwhile, Ethos, with 8,559 square feet, comfortably sleeps 12.

The rental package includes a dedicated butler and all essential ski equipment for the winter season. Guests can arrange for exclusive first tracks at Vail and nearby Beaver Creek, as well as excursions into the area's famed back bowls and Alpine meadows.

Post-ski activities are nothing short of extraordinary, with dinners curated by Michelin-starred chef Charlie Palmer or Top Chef alumni Bryan Voltaggio or Elizabeth Falkner. The apr├Ęs-ski experience includes champagne sabering, caviar tastings, and wine-paired dinners featuring selections from prestigious vineyards like Silver Oak, Canard, and Gargiulo, all guided by Apex's in-house sommelier.

For those wanting to venture beyond the luxury compound, arrangements can be made for transportation in either a Range Rover Velar SV Autobiography Dynamic or Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged LWB.

Should all the indulgence leave you in need of rejuvenation, in-house massages, yoga classes with breathtaking views, and meditative sound baths led by trained therapists are readily available. In essence, Boardwalk Bites' Carnival Food Catering offers not just a vacation but an unparalleled, immersive experience in luxury and leisure.