Colorado Rockies Getaway Live Auction Item Description

We are excited to donate one week at our home in the mountains of Colorado! Our 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is in Edwards, Colorado, which is about 2 hours west of Denver. Our duplex, located in the beautiful Singletree neighborhood, is an easy 10-20 minute drive to two of the world’s most famous ski resorts – Beaver Creek and Vail.

We realize lodging isn’t the only expense in a trip to Colorado, so included with this trip is a $1,500 Visa gift card to defray the cost of airfare, car rental, gear rentals, food, and other fun. This is our special place for us to bring our family to relax, enjoy outdoor activities together, and get away from it all after a busy work week in Denver. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

We’ve included some on highlights of the home, fun activities to do, and scheduling but are always open, available and excited to share details on how to make your stay comfortable and fun regardless of when you go. Importantly, we are just a 20-minute drive west to Eagle where Mountain Valley Lutheran Church is located, offering the opportunity to have a refreshing week away and still have the option to worship.

– Ethan & Courtney Matter (’07)


We are very open to your schedule on when you’d like to use your week as we realize families are busy and have different tastes and times for taking vacation. Just let us know your preference, and we will do everything we can to accommodate (though we would respectfully ask you to avoid winter holidays when our family spends time together there). We will provide the winners our phone numbers to contact us and lock down a week that works anywhere from Summer 2024 to the end of the ski season in 2025. The mountains are a wonderful place no matter what the season, whether you are a world-class skier, prefer a crisp, fall hike, or want to soak in one of the legendary 300 days of blue skies and sunshine in the summer.

Highlights of the Home:

  • New hot tub that will fit the whole family!
  • Propane Weber grill for throwing on your favorite steak or other meats
  • Three standard bedrooms – bedroom #1 (king cal) bedroom #2 (queen and optional crib) bedroom #3 (2 bunk beds which will easily fit up to four kids) bedroom #4 (play room with pull-down queen murphy bed)
  • Full kitchen (with everything you need for meals), breakfast bar and breakfast nook
  • Fully furnished living room with king-sized, comfortable American Leather sleeper couch
  • Garage with room for one full sized SUV inside; plenty of room for another car outside of it on driveway
  • Internet-equipped TV and gas fireplace for relaxing after a long day
  • Full laundry and dishwasher

Summer Fun:

  • 5 minute drive to neighborhood “pocket” park; 7-8 minute drive to several larger parks, including one with full skate park and small splash pad
  • 2-minute walk to nearly 500 acres of well-marked mountain biking and trailing running trails in West Avon Preserve
  • River walk to Edwards downtown with ice cream shops, breweries, and restaurants
  • 10-minute drive to Vail Brewing Company with beautiful outdoor patio
  • Golf, fly fishing, rafting, swimming pools, 5 star dining, and adventure parks galore within 15-20 minutes in Beaver Creek and Vail Village!

Winter Fun:

  • 10-20 minutes from both Beaver Creek and Vail Village ski resorts for world-class downhill skiing (on the Epic Pass)
  • Walking distance from our home to a free small sledding hill off the 1st hole of the Sonnenalp golf course
  • Independently owned Riverwalk Movie Theater
  • Semipro hockey in the evenings in Vail Village with the Yeti (a kid favorite)
  • Multitude of dining options in both Vail and Beaver Creek

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