Gerald Ford’s ‘Winter White House’ in Colorado Costs $13 Million

A Vail, Colorado mountain castle that served as a vacation spot for former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford and First Lady Betty Ford has hit the market for $13 million, The News has learned. Post.

Ford, an avid skier, is said to have lived in the house after his presidency in the late 1970s and into the 1980s, according to listing agent Tye Stockton of Compass, who represents the seller.

“On a rare occasion, I have the privilege of representing a historic property in Vail. 998 Ptarmigan Rd is that home,” Stockton told the Post. ranch style enjoys incredible convenience in the heart of Vail Village.”

Built in 1967, the home spans over 5,800 square feet and is located between the fourth and sixth fairways of the Vail Golf Course.

Brazilian footballer Pelé with President Gerald Ford on June 3, 1975 at the White House.
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A map of the domain.
The estate once owned by President Gerald Ford is just steps from the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and Betty Ford Gardens.
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The house is composed of seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.
The house is composed of seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.
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A study.
A study.
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The great room with exposed beam ceilings.
The great room with exposed beam ceilings.
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The formal dining room.
The formal dining room.
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Features of the approximately half-acre property include an expansive wrap-around deck with mountain and golf course views and a large yard with a fire pit.

The main level, which surrounds the courtyard, includes the master suite, the great room, the dining room and the secondary guest suite.

At the other end of the home is a gourmet kitchen with a peninsula bar, a secondary king suite, and the mud/laundry room. On the lower level is a recreation room with five additional bedrooms and garden level access to the outdoor hot tub.

The entertainment room.
The entertainment room.
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The master suite with a fireplace.
The master suite with a fireplace.
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One of seven bedrooms.
One of seven bedrooms.
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A child's room.
A child’s room.
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The spacious back porch.
The spacious back porch.
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Just half a mile from the base area of ​​Golden Peak at Vail Mountain, the historic home is close to many city amenities including the aptly named Ford Amphitheater, Alpine Gardens and Betty Ford Nature Center, Golf Course golf and the Vail Nordic Center, soccer and volleyball courts, and the Vail Bike Path that runs from East Vail to Avon, according to the listing.

Ford would live in the house until he moved to his famous Beaver Creek home which has slipped on and off the market over the years.

Ford, who served as the 38th president of the United States from 1974 to 1977 after the resignation of Richard Nixon, was the only president never to be elected to the office of president or vice president.

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