From day one, we focused our attention on what made Frost Creek different from other clubs,” says Mike Gibbs, president and general manager of Frost Creek. “We have a worldclass Tom Weiskopf–designed golf course, but great golf is implied. We wondered, what would keep entire families engaged and using the club?”
The club bought several stand-up paddleboards and designated a specific pond onsite for their use, which was then outfitted with a deck, gazebo, floating swimming platform, and a “beach” was the final touch. Stand-up paddleboard yoga classes are a regular part of summer programming. Five stocked fishing ponds provide a fun way for children and rookies to learn the craft and for experienced anglers to hone their skills. Fly-fishers can also explore Frost Creek’s private 2.5 miles of Brush Creek. Next, was the addition of a fleet of bicycles; a disc golf course; an archery range; four miles of soft surface mountain biking, trail running, and hiking trails; and the two yurts for glamping. There’s also bocce ball, croquet, slacklining, electric fat bikes, and fully outfitted Jeep that members can use for 4×4 adventures.
Being located in the Vail Valley, snowsports are a big part of the lifestyle as well. The golf course becomes a groomed track for Nordic skiing, snow biking, and snowshoeing. The tennis courts are flooded for ice skating and hockey. There’s a warming fire for s’mores and a sledding hill.
Membership doesn’t automatically involve living here, but if that’s your desire, the club offers a variety of available one- to six-acre homesites for purchase. As of early 2020, the club offers on-site new construction homes for sale in the Hunter’s View neighborhood (see sidebar).
“More than half of our Hunter’s View homes have sold or are under contract in the first year (ahead of schedule),” says Kakie Holland, director of sales. “The entire project is expected to sell out in 2021. My personal goal is to sell all of the available remaining inventory before the end of the year, including remaining homesites. There are also builders who have bought homesites that will result in spec homes that are under construction and will be for sale in 2021/2022.”
“We believe Frost Creek’s success has everything to do with vision, location, and proximity to all the things offered in the Vail Valley and Eagle County,” says Gibbs. “The membership is vivacious and embraces the natural beauty of the surrounding area and an active mountain lifestyle.”
The Hunter’s View Floorplans
Scout: 2,300 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths
Borah: 2,680 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
Roosevelt: 2,875 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths