About this listing
Highlights of this place is its location.
The sounds of the creek is amazing summer and winter. It is so peaceful here and as secluded as you want it to be. Yet conveniently close to everything you might need.
Our retreat sits creekside on the Gore and is surrounded by beautiful trees. It is located in Intermountain west Vail . We are 5 mn walking distance from the town free bus stop which will take you to the slopes in about 15-25 mns depending on werther you go to Lionshead gondola or Vail village. Parking in town is 25 day during ski season and free in the summer. It is a lock off apartment in a private chalet. You have your own entrance, it has a queen and a king size bed both with tempurpedic matresses!. Fully equipped kitchen, dining, living room with a wood burning stove, one bathroom ,wireless internet is available,and off street parking. There are about 26 steps to your door, this can be a challenge for certain people, ---It is very quiet, cosy and super clean, perfect setting for a romantic getaway or if you are looking for a serene place. Perfect for meditation retreat.
We are located just a few minutes from supermarkets, restaurants, and walking distance to the bike trails and park.
The retreat has onsite therapies upon request and availabilty such as restorative yoga , massage therapy( with biomat), guided mindfulness meditation and organic nutritional meals as well as cooking lessons in the summer.. If you are looking for a quiet place to rest, replenish and energies yourself , you will love it here.
Feel free to contact me for more infos . Mindful people are more than welcome.
**** Price is for double occupancy only. An additional 35.00 per extra pers. Max 4 people.
***rates are adjustable for single occupancy and extended stay.
***ask about last minute
**** 60.00 cleaning fee
Onsite therapy and restorative yoga, mindfulness meditation, massage therapy.
Interaction with Guests
I am onsite in case you need anything, i like to respect your privacy, so we communicate via text during your stay. Don't hesitate to ask questions.
Intermountain, in west Vail, has the feeling of off the beaten path and yet is conveniently close to shops, restaurants.
There a bike path close by. You can fly fish right off the porch in the gold
Medal Gore Creek.
We have a free shuttles that come 4 times per hour in winter and twice in the summer. Bike paths are right around the corner. Bus stop is 5ms walk from house.
Other Things to Note
Catering and Cooking lessons may be available, skilled in raw food, vegetarian cuisine, i only use organic and Gmo free produce from my garden in summer,
During xmas and new years holidays, there is a minimum stay of 5 nights.
This is a non smoking property, sorry no pets allowed, due to the proximity of the creek, the house is not suitable for toddlers.
No smoking, shoes off inside would be great , this is a quiet place. Be green, recycle and don t waste...be kind and mindful.
I had a very nice time at Nathalie's...the apartment is right by the creek...you can sit on the porch and relax...the apartment itself is well-appointed and comfortable.......Nathalie is a gracious host.....West Vail is convenient to driving around the mountains
This was my second stay with Nathalie at Le Refuge in 2015 and it was as lovely as the first time. Nathalie is the epitome of the "Perfect Host". She is thoughtful, caring, and her energy work and healing hands are magical. You will not be disappointed by this idyllic setting right on the Gore Creek. Everything you need to make your stay comfortable is included in the apartment! The fireplace is wonderful, and the environment is peaceful and happy. I will be back!
This is a lovely, quiet home, just as you see in the photos and as others have described. Nathlie lives in the same building, which is only a bonus and never intrusive. (She is also a true "local" -- she knows everything about the mountain, the town, and probably most of the people! Truly helpful in all the best ways.) The feel of privacy facing the creek is particularly special in Vail. Beds are comfy, walk in shower is great, and the kitchen has everything and more than you will need. The walk to the shuttle is very short, which makes everything so convenient! Thank you, Nathalie, for opening your home to visitors. We'll definitely return, for more snow and more seasons.
Nathalie was extremely welcoming when we arrived to her peaceful retreat. The place was spotless, kitchen was well stocked with coffee and teas and all the utensils, bathroom and rooms were nice and roomy, and the beds were very comfortable. Our party of 3 was only able to stay for a couple nights, and wish we stayed for more. A great place to relax after a day of snowboarding. A couple of us were able to experience Nathalie's massage... one of the best I've ever had!
Nathalie was extremely nice, helpful and easy to contact. The place was clean, well kept and a pleasure to stay in. Would recommend highly.
Nathalie our host was wonderful. She communicated promptly in advance of our arrival and was very helpful and accommodating. The apartment was right next to the river and was very clean and comfortable. The location was excellent for us with a nearby bus stop for free bus access to the Vail ski slopes. The apartment was well stocked with basic food items and cooking supplies. We were only there for 2 days, but would have been happy to stay longer.
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About the Host, Nathalie
I was born in France,and moved to the States since 1983.I lived in Vincennes, France, Port-Gentil Gabon , West Africa, Concord Massachusetts, west Hollywood, Cardiff, Hermosa Beach, California , Boulder and in Vail, Colorado since 1992. I love living in the mountain. I was a ski instructor for the past 15 yrs.I love skiing. I raised two boys who are now flying their own wings and decided to turn my home into a retreat. You can simply rent a room or the whole appartment. I love to cook as well and do nothing in the summer beside tending to my veggie garden and hammocking by the creek. I find busy ness overrated... I too love to travel and connect with the local cultures, i visited, Sayolito, Puerto Escondidoin Mexico,, Byron Bay Australia,Bali, Nepal, Vietnam, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Senegal, Ivory Coast,Egypt, Lebanon, London England, switzerland, Italy.
If you want to turn your stay into a wellness retreat i do
offer, partner yoga, restorative yoga, guided mindfulness meditation, energy healing, massage thereapy and organic cooking lessons as well. i love to travel to places where i can surf as i love the ocean as much as the mountains. I live life mindfully and take full responsibility for the life i create. I find a lot of joy in harmonizing with people/life. I believe that we see the world as we are and not as it is. When our paths cross we may be strangers but we'll always part as friends. i find people fascinating and i always learn from everyone. Life is too short not to be lived fully so there is definitely a constant joie de vivre around here!
few mottos i live by : ---one cannot see new horizons until one as the courage to loose sight of the shore--- be the change you wish to see in the world--dont beleive everything you think.
Voila, to live simply brings me happiness.
i look forward to contributing awesomeness to your visit to Vail!