A Home For Family and Entertainment

740 Sandy Lane

Vail Valley, Colorado

6 bedrooms | 8 bathrooms  $3.495 Million USD Property Description

740 Sandy Lane | Potato Patch | Vail, Colorado

The Residence:

This remodeled single family home is located in lower Potato Patch area which is extremely close to Vail Village and Lionshead. The home is tucked in the trees and close to the free shuttle stop to Vail Village (although it is a nice walk to Vail Village and Lionshead in the Summertime). Located at the end of a small cul-de-sac, this home is private with views of the mountains and ski slopes and is drenched in sunlight. It is perfect for a large families or people that love to entertain friends and family to create a lifetime of memories. Enjoy several outdoor living spaces from various locations in the home. The renovated interior includes solid alder doors and trim as well as new cherry wood kitchen with granite, spacious custom storage spaces and much more. Schedule your showing today.

The Potato Patch Area:

Potato Patch is a private neighborhood located across from Vail Village and Lionshead.  The area is best known for the abundant sunshine, panoramic views of the Ski Slopes of Vail mountain, and proximity to Vail Village and Lionshead.  The drive to any of the residences in this neighborhood is a stunning trip filled with with the ski slopes.  

Another draw to the Potato Patch area is being close to national forest, hiking, and mountain bike trails.  At the entrance to Potato Patch Drive you there is a great area for parking to enjoy a hike and during the winter people often park in this location and hop on the Sandstone bus to go in to ski for the day.  If you continue up the hill on Potato Patch Drive, you will find yourself at the entrance to Piney River Ranch, Lost Lake and Piney Lake. These hidden gems so close to Vail is filled with hikers, bikers, jeeps, snowmobiles, horseback riders, paddleboarding and other motorized vehicle activities.  Enjoy all of the beauty of the Rocky Mountains and the variety of wildlife in their natural habitat and away from civilization.  It is great for overnight camping, or if you live in Potato Patch, also a wonderful day trip.  
Potato Patch is home to many primary and second homeowners as it is an incredible locations for living or vacationing in the Vail Valley.

Property Distance to Local Attractions:

Screenshot 2016-07-02 06.41.32For many finding a dream Vail residence includes knowing exactly how long it takes to get from house to slopes or dinner and a show. 770 Potato Patch Drive is perched on the mountain overlooking the slopes of Vail but only a few minutes to the heart of Vail Village and national forest. Below are just a handful of things to do in Vail and their distance to this home.  

Vail Ski Resort:

Vail is generally separated into a few distinct areas.  The main two base areas, where most restaurants and shops are located, are Vail Village, and Lionshead. Golden Peak is near Vail Village, and offer lift access to the mountain, Vail’s beginner ski schools, and Vail Ski & Snowboard Club.

Vail Golf Club:

Highlighted by views of the Gore Mountain Range, Vail’s mountain-style, 18-hole course features unique fairways, smooth putting surfaces and a scenic layout amidst the White River National Forest. The fairways are tree-lined and generally flat, but numerous greenside and fairway bunkers, as well as beaver ponds, will test a golfer’s accuracy. Vail’s course features 7,024 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. In the winter month’s the club serves as Vail’s Nordic Center during the winter months, offering 17 kilometers of groomed ski track and 10 kilometers of separate snowshoe trails.

Dobson Ice Arena:

Dobson Ice Arena is located in the heart of Vail on the in-town bus route on West Meadow Drive across from the Vail Library. This provides easy access for a variety of public-skate times, classes, leagues and competitions, from Story Time Skate in conjunction with the Vail Library, to the Vail Invitational Skating Championships, to mixed-martial arts competitions.

Vail Resorts Signature Clubs: The Arrabelle and Vail Mountain Club

The Arrabelle Club is in the heart of Lionshead just steps from the Eagle Bahn Gondola, Vail Snowsports School, restaurants and shopping. Members of this prestigious club enjoy such amenities as slopeside ski valet service, private lockers, valet parking, and access to the Rock Resort spa. Imagine starting your mornings out arriving to the club, greeted by valet. Then you proceed to a delightful breakfast spread in the hearth room, and walk right out to your waiting skis and chairlift. Also serving the heart of Vail Village, is the Vail Mountain Club. It has many of the same amenities as the Arrabelle, such as valet, slopeslide ski service, ski storage and personal lockers. The Vail Mountain Club also has a very full social calendar and many exclusive events throughout the year.

City Market and Safeway:

Located on the opposite side of Interstate 70 are the two larger grocery stores that service this area of Vail. The Sequoia residence is 1.8 miles from these supermarkets and pharmacies, or about 10 minutes. The stores offer a wide variety of fresh meats and produce, deli, bakery, florist, pharmacy, as well as staple pantry items.

Gerald R Ford Amphitheater Vail:

This spectacular outdoor venue seats approximately 2,600 guests between its covered reserved seating, and its outdoor natural 1,260 guests in covered seating and an additional 1,300 on its expansive grassy hillside with a breathtaking view of the Rocky Mountains. Whether you are attending a symphony or ballet, the Gerald Ford Amphitheater offers a surreal experience unlike any other Amphitheater because of the beautiful surroundings. Catching the sun set behind the enormous mountains and the colorful flowers that encompass the theater add to the beauty of all the performances!

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens:

At 8,250 feet, the spectacular Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail, Colorado is the highest and one of the most visited botanical gardens in North America. This luxurious botanical garden is open to the public, free of charge, 365 days a year. The garden has over 100,000 visitors annually. The gardens include zoned areas such as an educational Children’s Garden, a tranquil Meditation Garden, and the dramatic Alpine Rock Garden. This landscape is complete with beautiful streams and waterfalls, and one of the most elegant places to witness the full seasons of the Rocky Mountains. Rejuvenating spring flowers and grasses to an array of wildflowers in every color all summer, leading to warm colors of Vail’s fall aspens, and peaceful hibernation while snow covers the ground. This nonprofit group is also host to many local events and classes supported through donations of the dedicated Vail residents.

Vail Tennis Center:

The Vail Tennis Center offers a slice of heaven: eight Har-Tru clay courts and four hard courts with the Gore Range as a stunning backdrop.

Piney River Ranch:

Set on the edge of Piney Lake, and nestled at the foot of the majestic Gore Range, Piney River Ranch is a private, forty-acre Rocky Mountain retreat, long known as a favorite wedding and day-trip destination. We are located just twelve miles north of Vail Village, surrounded by thousands of acres of backcountry wilderness within the White River National Forest.