385 Forest Rd.

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Vail Village
8 Sleeps
4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms

Journey back through time and experience all that was good, familiar, comfortably sweet and endearing about country living. Forest Road 385 is a glowing example of a French Country Homestead and one of the first of its kind built in the Vail Valley. This stylish abode boasts an exemplary mix of rustic and refined, vintage and sophisticated. It exhibits a comfortable casual elegance that is never ostentatious, but feels authentically homespun. Whites brighten the decor. Quilts, drapes and even shower curtains seem ‘hand made and handed down’. But there’s nothing lacking in terms of modern convenience and everything has a bright, clean and airy quality about it. Bird pictures and black and white photos of forested landscapes create an atmosphere of naturalism that is distinguishing. The definition of antique is having value because of its aesthetic or historical significance. An antique treasure that isn’t antiquated, Forest Road 385 is the perfect country ‘home away from home’ in the heart of Vail.

Here is your chance to sleep comfortably in a historical landmark! This wonderful 4 bed, 3 bath single family home on Forest Road is a quick, scenic three minute walk to the fine ski slopes. Much of the fashionable furnishings and appliances are new. Off the back deck is a gorgeous forested area with a babbling brook, and the home is an approximately 8 minute walk to Vail Village. Overall, this iconic masterpiece is a wonderful value for those looking to be in the midst of all the action!

We are living in a time of monumental change. What is truly essential has been newly re-defined for each of us. Time is now more precious than ever. We value your time and how you choose to spend it. So, why not make your ‘time-away’ really count? No time like the present. No place like here.

Because your safety, health and well being are of vital importance to us, we are taking extra pre-cautionary care in maintaining the cleanliness of all our properties, including:

• Increased hand washing for all employees & use of disposable gloves and masks

• Employees will stay home if sick.

• Housekeeping has always used and will continue to use anti-viral disinfectants on applicable surfaces. including, but not limited to, counter tops, appliances, light switches and doorknobs.

• Use of a professional laundry service for the linens. They use special cleaning products that are effective towards eradicating viruses/bacteria, in addition to washing in high temperatures.

• Use professional tools, including microfiber rags, large and small brushes, melamine foam sponges, and floor mops with replaceable cleaning pads.

• High-touch areas are cleaned and scrubbed with every cleaning, including light switches, fan pull chains, remote controls, cabinet knobs, appliance handles, kitchen counters, etc.

• Guests can check in directly to home, avoiding contact with others.

Reasons to book your dream vacation with us:

1. We offer industry leading travel insurance, with a few options available to suit your particular travel needs.

2. A simple, streamlined, efficient and convenient check-in process. Go directly to your property with your very own personal access/entry codes.

3. Trusted, family-owned business that has an exemplary reputation. Servicing the Vail Valley in property management for over 30 years. Staffed by a seasoned and immensely experienced, local managerial team.

4. 24 hour emergency on-call customer service with attentive on-duty staff.

5. Online concierge service to assist in planning your travel (i.e. reduced rates on rental car or transportation, discounted ski rentals and even grocery delivery.

Be our Guest
Be at Home
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Town of Vail Sales Tax #000514


1 king, 1 queen, 2 twins, 1 double/twin bunk


Kitchen and Dining

  • Dining Table
  • Dining table
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Paper Towels
  • Ice Maker
  • Grill


  • Smart TV
  • Wifi
  • TV

Essential Amenities

  • Carbon Monoxide detectors
  • Smoke detectors
  • Wireless Internet
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens provided
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Shampoo
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Washing Machine

Outdoor Features

  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Ski/Snowboard
  • Balcony
  • Deck/Patio

Local Services

  • Hospital
  • Fitness center


  • Museums
  • Health/beauty Spa
  • wildlife viewing

leisure activities

  • shopping
  • bird watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Sledding

Sports and Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Location Type

  • Mountain


  • Laptop friendly
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Fireplace- Gas


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Guest Reviews of 385 forest rd.

Vail , CO

Vacation Rental Reviews by Flipkey

Week Stay in Vail

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Matt S.
The property worked perfectly for your week stay in Vail. It met all the requirements with enough bedrooms and bathrooms for our crew. The kitchen was well equipped. It was a short walk down the hill to the Vail Village.

Location!! Ski in and ski out

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by David L.
Another great week in Vail. Can’t ask for better location. Older house but fulfills our needs and then some. We will be back!  

Outstanding Location

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Ralph H.
Short walk to Lionhead lift and easy walk to town. Real find.

Excellent location Short walk to Eagle Bahn Gondola

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Curt D.
Quaint. Comfortable. Cozy. Gorgeous views. We would definitely stay again.

Location location location!!

4 out of 5 stars          
Review by Jean P.
Location location location!! Walk to end of road to ski down to catch chair lift. Walk to Vail Village and Lionshead Village. Plenty of room for entertaining. The “bedroom “ on main floor is setup like a separate studio apartment with 2 twin against wall. Toe to toe. Bathroom on main level is through that room. Downstairs are the other three bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The King master was roomy and also had a door to outside. The hall bath didn’t work for our stay. Which made things awkward for the tother wo bedroom occupants as they had to come into someone’s bedroom to use facilities. We were reimbursed for 1 night by Vacasa for this inconvenience. While this “historical” home needs some upgrading, it definitely was a great deal. And again the location!! If bathroom was working, we would have had a perfect stay and would go back.


5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Paul
  Great location

Older but Charming

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Annie B.
Older but charming house, has every kitchen tool you need if you want to cook, tons of supplies


5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Andrea P.
Great home in fantastic location!

Vail ski house

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Seth Z.
Great location; walk 100 yds to slope. Kitchen was fully equipped, new appliances. Bathrooms a bit dated, but fully functional, lots of hot water (everyone can shower right off the slopes). Be sure to get a 4WD vehicle; driveway is steep, and could be tough to get out if it's snowy or icy. More than met our needs & expectations.

Great house and location!

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Beth M.
Loved the house and location. The house was authentic amongst the huge mansions, which we enjoyed. The house was also clean and welcoming. Thanks for a great stay!!

A dated gem tucked in an amazing area.

0 out of 5 stars          
Review by Marcie C.
It is dated with many off limit closets. It’s functional. This is perfect for a family. There are plenty of sleeping options. The location ON the mountain is ideal. We’d definitly stay here again.

Fantastic location - Walk to the Villages!

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Megan T.
We loved our stay. The house was great for our group of 8 - spacious, clean, well-maintained home. Everything was seamless from booking to checkout. LOVED the location - easy and pretty walk to both Vail Village and Lionshead and nestled in the woods. Felt secluded but so close to the action. Would definitely return.

Great experience!!

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Roger P.
A very nice place, with a fantastic location. I love to cook and this was the best equipped kitchen I have in all rented houses. Great experience.

Great house and location

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Jay W.
This space was fantastic for our group of 7 (5 adults, 2 children). Comfortable beds with good storage in each room. Lovely living area with attractive fireplace and gas fire to warm us up after each day's skiing. Bathrooms and kitchen were clean. Kitchen was sufficiently equipped for cooking dinner each evening over 6 days and a spacious dining area. Location for the ski runs was perfect - an easy 3-minute walk to the slope and an easy, short run down to the chairlifts and ticket booths.

Great place! Would definitely stay here again.

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Robert S.
Really enjoyed the unit. Great common spaces, very comfortable, ski-in / ski-out (with a short walk), spa access was clutch! Comfortably sleeps 9 (3 queens, 3 singles). Only downsides were 1) not in town, so need to drive if you want to go to dinner, and 2) finishes are a bit dated. But for what our group wanted, this place was perfect! Would definitely book again.

This unit was great

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Robert S.
This unit was great for me and my group of 6 people. The house is in a great location, surrounded by other absurd, multi-million dollar homes. But since this one is still the original unit from the 60s / 70s, it is a bit cheaper (finishes are a bit dated), but perfectly placed and very comfortable for our group. Could have comfortable slept 9. The access to the Aria Spa was amazing - really nice facility with steam, hot tub, pool and showers. A 10 minute drive from the condo, FYI. Ski in, Ski out was incredible! Would definitely book this place again next time I go to Vail with a group. 

Excellent location

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Stephanie K.
Excellent location - right off the Eagle Bahn gondola / Born Free lift - 3 minute walk to piste and Lions Head village, and less than 10 minute walk to Vail village. House is roomy, yet cosy with plenty of space for the 8 of us, and well appointed with all kitchen necessities for us when cooking breakfast. Generous sleeping arrangements, toiletries and fresh linen/towels. Would definitely stay again - also great value given the MLK long weekend!

Cozy, comfortable and convenient

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Annette K.
Great location for skiers; walk past 3 houses and you're on the slopes. Very clean and comfortable house. It was a great place for our family Christmas.

What a peaceful, low-key place - great location!

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Kay D.
This is an old mountain house with all the charm that implies, supported by good upkeep and modernization where appropriate. It's nothing fancy but the feeling it exudes of being settled and secure is wonderful.

July 2017 stay!

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Ron R
We had a great time very spacious and location was wonderful! Would recommend especially nice for a large group!

great location. walk down the street to the slopes

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Bill V.
Older home among the $10M homes. great for family get togethers.

Winter Policies

CHECK-IN: 4:00pm CHECK-OUT: 10:00am [Please do not check-in/out before or after the respective times listed above, additional charges apply for unapproved check-in/out.] DEPOSIT POLICIES
  • 50% of total rental cost is due upon booking.
  • Balance of total rental cost is due 60 days prior to your reservation start date for winter. Balances will be charged to the card on file automatically. Confirmations automatically go out when payments are received.
  • Total rental costs are due upon booking for reservations made within 60 days of the reservations start date.
  • For bookings of one month or longer the balance of the rental cost is due 60 days prior to the reservation start date.
  • Free cancellations within 24 hours of booking for reservations made outside of 60 days.
  • A $200 per unit handling fee will be charged on cancellations made more than 60 days prior to arrival.
  • 100% of the total rental funds received are non-refundable for any reason on cancellations made less than 60 days of arrival. We strongly urge you to purchase traveler's insurance either thru us or on your own. Contact us prior to or on the day of final payment to purchase.
  • Partial or pro-rated funds are not available in cases of weather, lack of snow, poor skiing conditions, health issues, transportation delays, pandemics, COVID-19 outbreaks, resort closures or governmental orders. We strongly urge you to purchase traveler's insurance either thru us or on your own. Contact us prior to or on the day of final payment to purchase.
  • Check in time is 4:00pm. Note that the property is not guaranteed to be ready until 4:00pm.  If you are arriving sooner, please make prior arrangements for your luggage etc. Not all properties have a storage area or lobby. Although check-in times are stated, the respective check-in time is not guaranteed and may be delayed as a result of unforeseen events.
  • Check out is at 10:00am. 
  • A fee will be charged for last-minute, and/or unapproved early check-ins or late check-outs. Please plan accordingly.
  • We provide a starter of fine soap, shampoo/conditioner combo and body lotion.  We do not restock these amenities during your stay so please plan accordingly. We do supply limited laundry detergent.
  • Each bathroom is stocked with 4 sets of towels.  Additional towels can be provided for a small additional fee.
  • Daily or additional housekeeping service is available to the guest at an additional charge.
  • The Ritz Carlton reservations receive daily housekeeping.
  • Housekeeping will arrive between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm.
  • Please note our housekeepers drive to each of our properties, and are not located on-site. If housekeeping is turned away by your party on their scheduled day & time, there will be a fee for housekeeping to return at another time. There is no guarantee that housekeeping will be able to return on that same day for housekeeping services.
  • COVID-19 Housekeeping- Please see our website bhhsvail.com and read the COVID-19 remarks section at the top of the website to see the steps we are taking.
SPECIAL POLICIES: Smoking, Pets, parking, shipping of luggage, wifi, more.
  • No Smoking: Smoking of any kind is not permitted in any residence. A minimum $500 fee may be charged if smoking in the unit is detected.
  • No Pets: Pets are not allowed in residences (*see exceptions). A minimum of $500 will be charged if pets or evidence of pets are discovered. If a pet is discovered during your stay you will be asked to leave and no refund will be given for remaining nights. [*Exceptions (4): Timber Creek Lodges 10B; Bighorn Residence 4515; 5025 Main Gore Place; Tall Pines. NO other properties allow pets]
  • No Parties: Renter agrees to not have or permit any party in the residence or on a related area such as a lawn, driveway, porch, patio, or balcony.
  • Noise: Between the hours of 10:00pm and 8:00am noise levels must be reduced to ensure everyone's rest and relaxation. Please be considerate of your neighbors. Music, TVs, conversations, including hot tub areas, should be kept at a level inaudible by other residences. Fines for violations start at $250 and will be assessed to the guest on the primary reservation confirmation.
  • Each home has an occupancy level based on actual bedding. Some homes can accommodate additional people for an additional $55 per night.
  • Parking: Properties have limited parking spaces and availability. Each garage has clearance restrictions. Please plan accordingly. You can visit our website for parking accommodations for the property you reserved, or email our office for more information prior to your arrival. There are parking fees that apply to the Ritz Carlton rentals. Parking passes required in many parking lots. FOR ALL PROPERTIES, PARKING VIOLATIONS WILL INCUR A MINIMUM FINE OF $100 OR MORE PER VEHICLE PER DAY.
  • Shipping of any items. DO NOT SHIP ANYTHING TO THE RESIDENCE, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE IT! We are not responsible for any lost or missing items that are shipped to the residence or our office.  For luggage please refer to the following information: 8110 Shipping & Storage Solutions [https://www.bhhsvail.com/guest-services/shipping/]: Airline travel is challenging enough these days. Let 8110 Storage take all of that hassle away. Ship your gear before you leave, and let 8110 Storage deliver it to your door when you get here! For any other items, you can use the UPS offices (there may be a fee) located in West Vail [ph. (970) 476-3292, 2121 N Frontage Rd W, Vail, Colorado 81657] OR Avon [ph. (970) 949-0615, 150 E Beaver Creek Blvd A102, Avon, CO 81620].
  • Internet: If you rely upon internet & wifi service, please keep in mind to provide for your own hotspot/wifi connection. We rely solely upon local service providers so the timing of servicing for an outage/equipment failure is at their discretion though they attempt to be as prompt as possible. Wifi access instructions will be provided in our Guest Portal and is in the rental property.
  • Home Electronics: If any wiring, electronics, or settings are altered by the guest or anyone in the party, then a fee starting at $100 per hour will be billed to your payment method on file for an A/V technician to correct and repair. This includes but is not limited to settings and wiring changes caused by adding your own devices to TV inputs, as well as missing batteries from remotes or any other device in the residence.
  • Furniture, furnishings, appliances, and other items within vacation rental properties: All vacation residences are privately owned, and, as such, are furnished by, and used by, the respective rental property owners. Therefore, guests are not permitted to relocate any furniture, furnishings, appliances, and/or other items located throughout the vacation residence. Further, any television/cable remote control devices or ceiling fan remote control devices must be returned to the room or rooms where they were originally found. If furniture, furnishings, appliances and/or other items are relocated by the guest or others, the guest will be assessed for all charges to replace the respective items to the original location.
  • Repairs: Although each vacation residence is inspected prior to guest arrivals, there may be items that could require attention during the guest stay. If any item(s) that may require repair are discovered during inspection and/or guest occupancy, the guest is requested to contact the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices office.
  • Amenities: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices cannot guarantee that all amenities (pools, hot tubs, coffee makers, etc.) will be in working condition. We will attempt to repair broken amenities as quickly as possible depending on third party vendor and parts availability. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices does not have control over when an amenity may malfunction. Accordingly, no full and/or partial refunds whatsoever will be provided to the registered guest. ALL AMENITIES ARE USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Please inspect each amenity prior to using. Should any problems be determined please do not use and promptly contact us.
  • Lockouts: Should the guest and/or any occupant(s) lock themselves out of their rental residence and a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices representative is dispatched to unlock said property, a service fee will be assessed to the guest.
  • Minimum required age of primary renter is 25 years or older.
  • We take a zero-tolerance approach to charge back fraud. Further, in the event of any unmerited charge back request, We reserve the right to recover monies by any legitimate means available to Us, including using a third-party debt collection agency or any other lawful means to recover funds successfully charged back to You in such circumstances.
ASSUMPTION OF RISKS. There are risks inherent in and associated with the use of any property, including the rental property, which may include risks of injury to person or property, or death. Certain risks may be more likely to occur in high altitude locales with severe climates, such as where the rental property is located. Call the rental company immediately if there is any matter about which you are uncertain or which you believe may present an unreasonable risk to you. Risks which may be inherent to the rental property and the location in which it is located may include, without limitation: wet, slippery, or icy conditions both inside and out; falling snow or ice; exposure to a virus or COVID-19, being in proximity of, or use of, a swimming pool, bathtub or hot tub including without limitation risks of, drowning, heart attack, stroke or reactions to pool or cleaning chemicals; allergic or other reaction to cleaning or "freshening" products; allergic or other reaction to manmade and synthetic materials; actions of third parties not under the control of the property manager or unit owner; theft of, or damage to, personal property; electric shock or other injury in the use, or misuse, of any electric appliance or mechanical devise; risk of injury in the use of garbage disposals, trash compactors, steam showers, saunas and other similar appliances. Pregnant females (or women who suspect they may be pregnant) may be subject to particular risks and should consult a physician before using a hot tub or spa. Alcohol and other state-altering substances should not be used in or around a pool, hot tub, bath tub or sauna. The rental guests assume these risks, whether enumerated or not, known or unknown, on their own behalf and on behalf of any person under any legal incapacity for whom the rental guests may be responsible. Guests will be charged for the following items below if applicable:
  1. Repair or replacement cost of broken or missing items.
  2. Repair costs for damage beyond normal wear and tear.
  3. Any requested incidental charges incurred by me or my party during our stay.
  4. $25 for each unit key NOT returned upon my departure. I understand keys can be left in the unit.
  5. $500 minimum should smoking occur in the unit.
  6. Steam cleaning of carpet and furniture should I or any of my guests or party bring a pet or pets into the property. I understand that no pets are allowed inside the property being rented by me.
  7. A fee will be charged for last minute, and/or unapproved early check-ins or late check-outs.
Policies subject to change without notice.