SOURCE: J. P. King Auction Company

J. P. King Auction Company

October 23, 2012 13:48 ET

Luxury Ski-In, Ski-Out Manor to Sell at Real Estate Auction in Telluride, Colorado

The Castlewood Manor, Named the No. 1 Ski Estate by the Ski Channel, Was Previously Listed at $23.9 Million; the Ski-In, Ski-Out Estate Will Sell at Auction on November 2 at or Above a Minimum Bid of $9.9 Million

TELLURIDE, CO--(Marketwire - Oct 23, 2012) - Selling at a real estate auction on November 2, the Castlewood Manor is a 17,300 square foot resort nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Telluride, Colorado. The 10-bedroom, 10.5-bath property includes three additional loft-style bedrooms and was ranked as one of the top seven vacation rental estates in the world by the Travel Channel. Last listed at $23.9 million, the manor will sell at auction through J. P. King Auction Company at or above $9.9 million.

"It's absolutely one of a kind. It feels and looks like an authentic Great American Lodge that's 100 years old, but it exceeds all the modern amenities you would expect such a grand estate to have," said Mike Taylor, who has owned the home since 2005. "The concept is that you're entering a Great American Lodge at the turn of the century, and once you're there, down to the most minute detail, we keep you there."

The resort has three residential wings, each with its own kitchen and laundry, which meet in the center wing, where guests enjoy a grotto with hot springs, spa, curved-screen home theater and ski-in, ski-out accessibility to the Double Cabins ski run. Taylor says the resort has rented consistently since he completed Castlewood Manor's renovation in 2010, even without paid advertising. Taylor's prices for Castlewood range from $30,000 to $90,000 per week.

Decorated with authentic antiques, LaFarge stained glass and turn-of-the-century Western photography, Castlewood Manor leaves no spared expense in creating an old world experience with state-of-the-art modern conveniences that have brought celebrities, professional athletes and families to experience what the resort offers.

"Castlewood feels homey and warm rather than overwhelming and pretentious like you may expect from such a large property. It's meant to be lived in," Taylor said. "It's a timeless property that withstands the elements a large family could put it through. If you want to come in with your ski boots on and scratch up the floors, go ahead. It's designed to add to the character."

As it cascades down the mountains, Castlewood Manor covers seven floors from top to bottom, Taylor said, and it provides the rare combination of privacy and a flawless ski-in, ski-out experience. The home also features an outdoor kitchen, outdoor gas-powered fire pit, a 2,000-bottle wine cellar and an on-demand system that allows guests to choose from 2,600 movies from any television in the home. With panoramic views of the San Juan Mountains, Castlewood Manor is still only a five-minute drive to the Telluride Airport. Selling fully furnished, each of the 10 bedrooms is intentionally designed to create a unique experience from the room before, while still contributing to the rustic charm and detailed design of the resort-style home.

The auction will take place on Friday, November 2 at 11 a.m. at the property, which is located at 113 Autumn Lane in Telluride. Property tours will available beginning October 21 and will continue through auction day. For additional information, individuals may contact J. P. King at 800.558.5464 or visit the company's website at

About J. P. King: J. P. King Auction Company specializes in high-value properties and portfolios such as luxury homes, developments, condominiums and land and ranches. The company has marketed properties in all 50 states and six countries with recent sales in Colorado, Wyoming, Georgia, Florida and Washington.

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