Local Scene

Everything Vail Valley. The Villas at Cotton Ranch was conceived in a place where you’ll want to spend time outside. The local scene is incredibly inspiring to outdoor enthusiasts. Hike, bike or drive through the beautiful Cottonwood Pass to catch an awesome view of Mt. Sopris in Aspen. Discover the various bike trails (paved and single track) Eagle County is famous for. Fly fish in the Eagle River. Raft, tube or paddle on The Colorado. Take that hot air balloon ride you’ve always wanted or saddle up and ride through our beautiful mountain trails. You could tee off on a Pete Dye signature golf course , enjoy the outdoor summer concert series at Lundgren amphitheater, or keep your self fit at the Gypsum Recreation and Fitness Center just around the corner. What is so amazing about our town, is that it is not unusual to play golf and ski in the same day! The world class ski resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek are 38 miles east of us. The Eagle Regional Airport and Jet Center serves 12 cities -making it easy for you and your guests to come and go.

A bit of local lore…

Legend has it that Hole in the Sky was the name the Ute Indians, indigenous to the Valley, gave to the area now known as Cotton Ranch. Part of the ‘banana belt,’ this spot where the sun shines brighter and more often and the temperature is warmer and stays mild longer, is located just 38 miles west of Vail and 25 miles west of Beaver Creek. The 6,300 foot elevation fosters a gentle climate and allows a golfing season that seems to stretch on forever. This holds year-round appeal for outdoor enthusiasts who ardently cling to each season’s unique activities.

The natural splendors of the area are surprising to some, snowcapped mountain peaks rise on all sides of this high desert land, and apparent to all. Directly south of the growing town of Gypsum, Cotton Ranch is built around the golf course and lies in the valley surrounded by mountain views of Sawatch Range, New York Mountains, Red Table Mountain, the Flat Tops, and Castle Peak. Gypsum Creek rushes through the valley and across the golf course.

The Villas at Cotton Ranch gives you so many reasons to to live here; breathtaking scenery, affordability, numerous outdoor recreational options and a quiet peacefulness away from all the hub bub of Vail and Beaver Creek .. so all you have to do is take a deep breath, relax and enjoy the day!

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For information on the history and town of Gypsum view this video:

Discover Gypsum

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Gypsum Creek Golf Club

Eagle County Trails

Cottonwood Pass



Beaver Creek

Vail Eagle Airport

Nearby Eagle Restaurants

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