Cordillera is well known for its Troon Prive status as a private golf club, with three outstanding 18-hole courses within its 13 square mile mountain terrain. However, Cordillera offers a year-round lifestyle with a wide range of amazing amenities.
The Valley at Cordillera has an outdoor pool and tennis courts. There is a work-out facility inside the golf clubhouse, which also features fine dining. Trout catch and release fly fishing in the golf course pond is fantastic, which a small fish running 16 inches and a strong population of much larger and wiser prey to test your skill. Along the Eagle River separating The Valley neighborhood from the rest of Cordillera the community owns a mile and a quarter of managed Blue Ribbon trout waters.
In the heart of The Divide is the famous Lodge & Spa at Cordillera, which has won recognition by the Conde Nast travel magazine. Its five star Mirador restaurant serves an excellent brunch. Near by is the 10-hole Short Course, with holes running in length from about 100 to 200 yards, and The Grouse On The Green Irish pub, which serves the best fish tacos in the Vail Valley. The kids’ fishing pond is a great family gathering place, and there are also tennis courts. One of the popular annual winter activities in The Divide is the community snow shoe excursion. At the entrance to The Divide is a world-class equestrian facility with space for dressage and jumping, as well as connection to riding trails. Up the road from there is headquarters for the community public works department, as well as a community post office, dog park, ice skating rink and one of two resident fire stations. The post office shares a building with an activity center used for community art, book and card clubs. And a bit farther is Bearcat Stables, which features trail riding in the summer and horse-drawn sled rides in the winter.
The Ranch neighborhood surrounds the Mountain Course. At its heart is the Timer Hearth Grille, a four-plus star restaurant. The area’s best Nordic ski track makes use of half of the golf course in the winter, and a snow shoeing trail uses the rest. On the way to The Summit neighborhood is the Trailhead recreational facility, which has outdoor pools and a kids’ park. It is the home of Cordy’s Camp for kids in the summer, and it hosts kids movie and party nights on a regular basis. The Trailhead is also one of the several access points to over 23 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails that run throughout the community.
At the start of The Summit is Settlers’ Park, which has an athletic center with work-out facilities and an indoor pool. There are also tennis courts and the second fire station.
The heart of The Summit is a golf course at an altitude of 9100 feet. Breakfast or lunch at the clubhouse is a treat before, during or after a round of golf. Expect to hit your longest shots at this altitude…..as much as 10% to 15% farther than at sea level. Enter the trail system here and you can trek all the way to New York Mountain.
For more information about Cordillera’s amenities, its lifestyle and its luxury homes, contact Lai White at 970-471-2207.