A visit to Summit County is dreamy in itself, but some area providers supply concierge companies that convert a pleasurable getaway into a luxe getaway.
Summit County has a big luxury serious estate industry, and numerous of these homes act as next properties for owners who want to host and assemble their multigenerational households for a go to to the Rocky Mountains. But when not in use, these houses sit vacant, and many are turned into rental attributes for many others to take pleasure in, as well.
Which is where by Steamboat Springs-based mostly Shifting Mountains and Breckenridge-based mostly Summit Luxurious Estates occur in: Both of those companies not only take care of luxury houses and aid with rental bookings, but every also delivers and coordinates other hospitality providers to make a guest’s continue to be beautiful.
The leaders at each enterprise have a history in the hospitality field. Robin Craigen, co-founder and CEO of Shifting Mountains, and his wife used to operate a luxurious constitution yacht in the British Virgin Islands before opening up their have property management company in Steamboat in 1997.
“We needed to replicate that working experience in the mountains to do a lot of of the items that we had accomplished for attendees on the yacht to supply the identical degree of services to make the holiday vacation extra seamless, more relaxing, far more enjoyable (and) considerably less to be concerned about,” Craigen mentioned. “When we looked at a ski vacation in individual, we could see how challenging that practical experience was, and we decided it was a excellent option to attempt to simplify that encounter for the friends and to make it a additional enjoyable and pleasing time to come with close friends and family members being in a house.”
Adam Parker, proprietor and president of Summit Luxury Estates, employed to personal a genuine estate organization in St. Louis, and he and his spouse — who has an affinity for hospitality and inside style — made a decision to go to Summit County and open up their individual small business in 2017.
Although each and every owner has a exceptional eyesight for how their businesses are operate, there’s one matter they have in typical, and that’s to assist generate a lavish encounter for their visitors while also having treatment of the homes for owners.
After a guest guides by means of Transferring Mountains — which has an business in Breckenridge and operates 75 residences domestically — a workers member functions with them to construct an itinerary and provides to choose treatment of some of the aspects, if essential. The staff members is effective with third get-togethers to guide things to do such as ski classes, sleigh rides, horseback rides, snowmobile tours and much more. They can also coordinate transportation to and from Denver Global Airport, reserve in-property ski boot fittings and coordinate grocery pickup and drop-off. Nevertheless the crew does several of these solutions itself, Craigen explained his front-facing client assistance staff’s main function is to make existence simpler on visitors.
Summit Luxurious Estates’ employees also has a few distinctive touches up its sleeve to make a guest’s working experience worthwhile. The enterprise operates all over 20 attributes, and when one is booked, a personnel member greets the visitor at the doorway of their house when they very first get there. When an agent greets them, they acquire the guest on a tour of the residence.
“That’s some thing that our visitors have just been blown absent by for the reason that a lot of these properties are bigger houses,” Parker stated. “They have amenities — scorching tubs and gasoline hearth pits and difficult stoves and ovens and matters like that. That was one more detail we applied to hear a good deal is that friends would just devote the 1st two days fumbling about the residence attempting to figure all the things out.”
Like Relocating Mountains, the staff at Summit Luxurious Estates depends on third get-togethers to support produce expert services these types of as personal transportation, grocery supply, household pictures, baby treatment, pet care and in-house ski boot fittings. The team can protected lift tickets, source oxygen supply and book tee situations, and it also has relationships with 3rd-party corporations that can deliver private chef and in-property masseuse providers.
The staff at Summit Luxurious Estates can also put together Champagne and flower arrangements, and they supply child tools rentals. In the earlier, they’ve dealt with little, precise requests, this sort of as filling balloons and enjoying new music prior to the attendees arrive.
Both of those Parker and Craigen claimed families are the largest clientele who book 1 of their luxury rentals, but both equally have also catered to mate groups and company business retreats, much too.
No make any difference who is browsing, both equally agree their target is to provide a high-conclude working experience from begin to finish.
This story formerly published in the December/January edition of Summit County Home magazine.