Billionaire businessman and America's Cup winner Bill Koch Is connected. Really connected. So much so that his ski mountain getaway has enough room so that each of his 28 closest friends can have a bedroom of his or her own. But now that winter is over, he's looking to shed the 83-acre estate in Aspen's Castle Creek Valley for a cool $100 million.
There is a lot to take in here, so grab your coffee: The property features a main cabin at 15,000 square feet, made of stone and giant logs. It has seven bedrooms with five full bathrooms, and four half-bathrooms; a workshop and laundry; a carriage house and a heated four-car garage; an indoor gym–with an elk antler chandelier, ok? Elk Mountain Lodge also has a three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath guesthouse; four additional guest cabins; and a caretaker's cabin. There are two hot tubs somewhere on this gigantic property, but you'll find those eventually when you get the map to tour the place. Wear your hiking boots.
The original owners built Elk Mountain Lodge as a bed and breakfast, or a wedding party venue. Who wouldn't want to get married, facing that gorgeous backdrop of Colorado mountains and skies? (It was good enough for Kevin Costner and–omigod–Dr. Quinn and Sully!!) Koch apparently purchased the property in 2007 for $26.4 million, then dug out the original basement and finished the interior. He also purchased three adjacent properties formerly owned by the Solomon family to add to Elk Mountain Lodge.
Oh, and anglers rejoice! A two thousand foot stretch of the Castle Creek flows through the property, and there is a fishing pond. There is probably also good hunting around, because, well, just look at all the Cervidae heads and serious rifles mounted around the various great rooms.
You don't have to worry about staffing the property to manage it, because there is already a team in place. But if you are motivated, then you do want to hurry, because the price has actually gone up from its original listing price of $89.9 million!