Frost Creek-Five Years As Portal To The Colorado Lifestyle
Celebrating its five-year anniversary in summer of 2020, Frost Creek, a private luxury golf and mountain club located just outside Eagle, Colo., has become a “second home” for many of its National Members, both figuratively and literally.
“From day one, we focused our attention on what made Frost Creek different from other clubs. We have a world class Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course, but great golf is implied,” said Mike Gibbs, president and general manager of Frost Creek. “We wondered, what would keep entire families engaged and using the club?”
To complement the Weiskopf-designed golf course, 40,000 square foot clubhouse, pool, tennis and sport courts, Frost Creek began adding amenities endemic to living and recreating in the Rocky Mountains.
With more than 10 ponds on site, the club bought several stand up paddleboards (SUP) and designated a specific pond on site for their use. The “swimming pond” was then outfitted with a deck, gazebo and floating swimming platform. Adding a “beach”was the final touch. The pond has become a hub for water sports and soaking up the Colorado sunshine. Stand Up Paddleboard yoga classes are a regular part of summer programming and have become extremely popular with members.
Frost Creek also has exceptional fishing for all skill levels and disciplines and fishing rods and tackle are available for use. Five stocked fishing ponds (three of which are fly fishing only) provide a fun and un-intimidating way for children and rookies to learn the craft and for experienced anglers to hone their skills. Fly fishers can explore Frost Creek’s private 2.5 miles of Brush Creek, a classic Eagle County fishery with ample wild trout. To date, the club record trout is 27 inches and was caught in the summer of 2016.
Next was the addition of a fleet of bicycles, a disc golf course, an archery range, four miles of new soft surface mountain biking, trail running and hiking trails and the two yurts for glamour camping, or “glamping.” If that’s not enough to keep members busy, bocce ball, croquet, slacklining and electric fat bikes are also available. In addition, the “Pool House” doubles as a kids’ activities room with foosball, ping pong, shuffleboard and a variety of board games for indoor fun.
The club even purchased a fully outfitted Jeep adorned with the Frost Creek logo to be used by members for 4x4 adventures to any of the surrounding high alpine attractions. A popular day trip among members is to take the Jeep to SUP or fish at Sylvan Lake State Park, located just four miles up Brush Creek Road from the club. For many members, Frost Creek’s centralized location has made it a “base camp” for exploring Colorado.
Winter finds the golf course converted to 10km of groomed track for Nordic skiing, snow biking and snowshoeing. Frost Creek’s tennis courts are flooded for ice skating and pick-up games of hockey. The warming fire is home to s’mores and great conversations and Frost Creek’s own sledding hill is rumored to be, “really, really fast.”
What’s more, the club offers a variety of available “for sale” real estate offerings complemented by onsite lodging accommodations via member cabins and yurts. The combination makes Frost Creek accessible and beloved by out of town members.
For National Members who do not own real estate at Frost Creek or their guests, the ability to “stay and play” is made easy with Frost Creek’s 10 member cabins and two luxury yurts. Onsite cabins and yurts are available for rent year-round on a first come, first served basis and are large enough to accommodate large or extended families as needed.
The club also offers a variety of available one to six-acre homesites for purchase priced from $250,000 to $700,000. To date, more than 14 custom homes have been built at Frost Creek with 16 or more expected to break ground this year.
Announced in early 2020, the club will offer onsite new construction homes for sale in its thoughtfully designed Hunter’s View neighborhood.
Hunter’s View offers three extraordinary floor plans ranging in size from the 2,300-square foot 3 bedroom/2.5 bath “Scout” to the 2,875-square foot 4 bedroom/3.5 bath “Roosevelt” and are available starting at $1,011,000. The first Hunter’s View homes will be delivered during the 2021 golf season. Each home is situated on a generous homesite and comes complete with membership to Frost Creek and all associated amenities.
Jeff Adams, a Denver-area resident, joined Frost Creek in the summer of 2017. Adams grew up camping and fishing at nearby Sylvan Lake. He knew the Brush Creek Valley where Frost Creek is located and had many fond memories.
“I’ve always loved the area and paid attention as the golf course and infrastructure were built. However, I really started paying attention when the club was launched as Frost Creek. I liked the vision and friends raved about the course,” Adams said. “When we first came up to check it out, I knew I wanted to join the minute we came through the gate. There is so much room to spread out and explore here.”
The Adams family joined Frost Creek and utilizes the member cabins and yurts regularly. They even visit Frost Creek in the winter and use it as a base camp to ski nearby Beaver Creek.
“My sons love ‘camping’ in the yurts, fishing in the stocked ponds, riding bikes, playing golf and hockey and sledding in the winter. They are teens, so at a time when they are busy with sports and friends at home, it’s nice to get away to the mountains and spend time at Frost Creek. We are creating new memories in an area I loved as a kid. Frost Creek has become our second home,” Adams said.
Brent and Julie Russell of the Dallas area found Frost Creek in a different way. The Russells, longtime visitors to the Vail Valley, were contemplating a second home in the mountains.
“We began actively looking in Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch and the Edwards area,” Brent Russell said. “Then we learned about a home being built at Frost Creek and put it on the list without knowing anything about the club. Once we saw the home and learned what Frost Creek was, it was a done deal. We purchased the home and joined shortly after seeing it.”
The Russells, who also have two teenagers, come to Frost Creek often and plan to spend more time at the club in coming years.
“We’ve been here a lot since we joined. Every time we leave, we can’t wait to get back. My son loves fishing, riding the electric fat bikes and all the activities available here. All of the amenities make it feel like a luxury summer camp,” Russell said. “The golf course is spectacular and membership is a tremendous value, but more valuable than that are the friendships we’ve created and the great fit Frost Creek has been for my family.”
Gibbs said members love the diversity of amenities that Frost Creek offers and that they can dabble in a different activity every time they are at the club. Diverse lodging and real estate ownership opportunities provide several ways for National members to utilize the club, further adding to its desirability.
“It’s gratifying to know that our non-golfing members can have as much, or more, fun as the golf enthusiasts. I think that’s one of the key differentiating factors at Frost Creek. We’ve been called, ‘Colorado’s Mountain Club’ and I think it’s very fitting,” Gibbs said. “It is a place for families to escape, make memories and have new and exciting experiences with people who share their passion for great golf and the mountain lifestyle. I believe that is what’s made Frost Creek so successful and why I can’t wait to see what the next five years brings.”
For more information about Frost Creek visit www.frostcreek.com or contact Director of Sales Kakie Holland at 970-445-3072 or firstname.lastname@example.org.