Owner Testimonials
The Inaugural Summer, 2002/03

Here are comments from owners who wanted to express their feelings about the Timbers Club.

"We have been coming to Snowmass for the past 18 years and have stayed in so called luxury condos. None of them can equal, or come close to our residence at the Timbers Club. We truly feel at home here."
Joe and Trish Vassallo
West Palm Beach, Florida

"We purchased 2 years ago to the week. While we were excited and fully expected that The Timbers would be a great place, everyone and everything have significantly exceeded our expectations! This place is just fantastic.

From the staff who just cannot do enough for either my family or our house guests to our unit which is even more beautiful and well appointed than the model, we are just blown away.

Yesterday we went house hunting and looked at houses from $2.5MM to $6.3MM and I have to tell you that the value we are getting here for a fraction of that is not even comparable. The units are nicer than anything we saw for less than $5MM and the facilities including the health club, game room, common areas and concierge services make this place a "no brainer".

To top it all off, I am saving another $800 a week because I don't need to rent a car. You guys have thought of it all, even things I didn't know you were going to do. I cannot wait to walk out the door and take the ten steps onto Assay Hill lift to ski this great mountain.

Please make sure you thank everyone on your staff for our wonderful stay and for exceeding our lofty expectations."
Jordan Levy
Buffalo, New York


"Brad and I wanted you to know how absolutely thrilled we were with our visit. We both know and appreciate how stressful opening the club has been. A note of appreciation might make your time and effort seem worth it and erase the fatigue for a moment.

As you can imagine making an investment like the Timbers comes with some degree of doubts and questions. From the moment we arrived all those questions were erased. The facility is outstanding and you and your staff are energetic, accommodating and truly seem committed to making the members feel welcome and "at home". We appreciated and enjoyed every interaction we had. And our daughter Emma "really likes Robert"."
Liz Kissick and Brad Richards
Littleton, Colorado

"We are absolutely delighted with the Timbers Club! It is all we envisioned it to be and much more! Cleve has been terrific! The rest of the staff, including Robert and the concierges have been eager to be helpful. Everything is so wonderful here, down to every last detail including the excellent mattress and plush towels. Thank you for everything!! P.S. We hope to see you again soon."
Madelyn and Danny Zelman
Plantation, Florida

"We couldn't be more pleased with our purchase at the Timbers Club! Everything is first class including the wonderful staff! Better than we ever dreamed! Thanks for a great 1st stay at the Timbers!"
Kathy and Bruce Wilson
Barrington Hills, Illinois

"The physical plant is spacious and luxurious. All our needs were anticipated. The staff are helpful, pleasant and seem excited by our good times. The area's bounties in summer were only samples. We hiked (2), biked (3), horse back road (1), rafted (1), music festival (3) and are anxious for more, not to mention the obvious winter play."
Victor Rauch and Ingrid Madsen
Berkeley, California

"Since we have been in Snowmass for many years before Timbers was built, we did not partake in lots of activities that were offered - but we especially appreciated the friendly atmosphere and Tuesday evening party to meet other members, their guests, and the staff that has worked so hard to make our visit a memorable one. The interior and exterior design are beautiful; furnishings exquisite and what a handsome, complete kitchen! It is so great - we had guests for dinner twice! Also, the fax and computer hook ups are so hand (in desk! We can't wait to come back!"

"We really enjoyed our stay - warm, cozy. Everything was first-class - facilities, rooms and staff. Thank you! Better than we ever expected. Timbers Club exceeded our expectations in excellence."
Charles Wafer
Rancho Santa Fe, California

"Since we were among the very first to buy at the Timbers Club we were a little nervous about our decision. Throughout construction Keith Marlow kept us updated regularly. At first we were disappointed with the opening delays. Now that we have spent our first week at the Timbers Club, we feel confident in our decision. We're impressed by the quality of materials used, the size of the condos, the lovely lounge, the convenience of the underground garage with elevators to the various units, and especially the warm, friendly and intelligent young people who make it all work! Keep up the great job."
John and Sandy Nussbaum
Appleton, Wisconsin

"The comments that we heard during our stay from other members mirror our exact feelings: "The Timbers has greatly exceeded our expectations"! What a wonderful place to come to be spoiled and pampered. As with all financial endeavors of this magnitude one asks themselves if they are doing the right thing. Our short stay has alleviated any concerns we may have had. We look forward to many years of family enjoyment at the Timbers Club."
Robert and Jean Jacobsen
Inverness, Illinois

"Cleve made the reservation process easy. He is always efficient and accommodating in every way to make our stay pleasurable. Cleve personally escorted us to our residence. We were overwhelmed by the beauty of it, the lodge, and the amenities. Every area is so beautiful and tastefully furnished. Your attention to detail is to be commended. Thank you for the complimentary cocktail parties and breakfast. The exercise facility is larger and better equipped than we imagined it would be. Thank you. We will make good use of it. As for the tots room, our 4-year-old grandtwins were in heaven. It was so convenient to bring them to play so everyone else could get some sleep. The adults loved the rec. room.

Every member of the staff was always attentive and eager to be of service. They were always pleasant and helpful. Christy and the members of her concierge staff were always happy to be of service or to give us a cheerful greeting.

After a week's vacation, we are usually happy to return home. After four weeks at the Timbers Club, we felt very reluctant to leave. We were absolutely delighted with our stay! We look forward to coming to the Timbers often - as our "second home". "
Donald and Madelyn Zelman
Plantation, Florida

"Dear Cleve, I wanted to drop you a short note to say how pleased Jane and I were with everything at the Timbers. It is not often you see people over-deliver on a promised product. Tell David Burden he did. The entire project is great - top to bottom.

But what really made it all come together is your staff. Everyone, from Joe who took care of a problem with locks in the middle of the night, to bill who changed my wife's flat tire, to the drivers who shuttled us all over, to the concierge girls who stayed on top of everything, was great. I know I've forgotten someone but please pass along our thanks to all - Sincerely Michael and Jane Tate."
Michael and Jane Tate
Houston, Texas

"We were at the Timbers from July 14th through July 23rd and had a terrific experience. The quality of the physical plant, both in terms of the specific unit and the common areas, was excellent - surpassing our rather lofty expectations. The service was, at all times, professionally competent and friendly. Throw in the hard-to-find slopeside location of the club into the equation, and it all comes up as a winning formula. We are looking forward to many wonderful vacations - summer and winter - form many years to come at the Timbers."
Mark and Brenda Wilkow
Highland Park, Illinois

"Timbers Club, how do we love you? Let us count the ways:
the warm, welcoming and luxurious feeling of the main lodge,
the always caring and attentive staff,
the carefully selected, tasteful and beautiful furnishings and accessories throughout which let us know we are definitely in Colorado,
the thoughtfulness shown in so many extras and added touches such as the high altitude cookbooks,
the unbeatable ski-in/ski-out access,
the boot heaters in the ski locker room,
the spacious and well-equipped gym,
the tots playroom - a favorite for our grand twins every day of their visit,
the recreation room which provided the adults with hours of fun,
the complimentary, daily continental breakfasts,
the complimentary Tuesday evening gourmet cocktail parties for members,
the fax/copy machine in our unit,
the delicious homemade cookies in the lobby,
the feeling of being "at home" while being away at the Timbers Club.
Although it was difficult for us to wait 2 years for the Timbers Club to be ready for our visit, it was worth the wait! The Timbers Club is everything we dreamed it would be and much more. We got everything we were promised, but also found many unexpected added extras we appreciated, especially the air conditioning in the main living area.

The Timbers was better than a five star resort. While the furnishings and services were all first class, wee had an added bonus. We had the feeling of comfort and warmth that comes when every member of your excellent staff knows our names and provides a personal touch to make our visit pleasurable and to make us feel at home.
- Second Visit"
Danny and Madelyn Zelman
Plantation, Florida

"This was our first opportunity to bring our family together at the Timbers Club. Everyone was so totally impressed by their surroundings. The Timbers Club made our stay together truly memorable. This family visit is the first of many wonderful and memorable ones to come. We can't wait until the next visit.
- November 2002"
Bob and Jean Jacobsen
Inverness, IL

"Dear Cleve, I just wanted to extend our thanks to you and the entire Timbers Staff for the most wonderful Thanksgiving we've ever experienced. I don't think we've ever enjoyed skiing as much as we did this past week. Coming back to such beautiful accommodations and so well maintained, after a day on the slopes was a dream come true.

(I'll be honest...) I had some doubts. As the weeks approached I worried that maybe we'd made a mistake in our choice to join the Timbers Club vs. buying a condominium. You probably know a little of our history. Brad and I had spent ten years looking at real-estate in Vail, Steamboat and Brekenridge. We'd come close to signing a contract and then back away. We worried about the upkeep, wondered if owning would complicate our lives with the added responsibilities involved.

We'd visited Aspen years ago, and finally came back again this past summer. After a delightful week of hiking, rafting, fly fishing and relaxing, we started to search in Aspen / Snowmass. After showing us many two bedroom condominiums, our realtor was able to asses our needs and showed us The Timbers. At first we were skeptical. We imagined limitations. In the meantime, we checked out the competition: the Ritz and Snowmass Club. The Timbers in appearance, location amenities and availability won hands down. In addition to all of the above, we couldn't have been luckier to have you in charge of the whole outfit! You exemplify organization, patience, leadership, and warm personality. With all of the chaos that you must have been experiencing with the sudden surge of members, you still greeted each one of us with a smile and were available. And, to add to all of the above, the members that we met, at the party, while riding to the slopes were all delightful!

I no longer have doubts. Becoming a part of the Timbers surpasses all expectations. After skiing I'd sometimes come back and look out the window while sitting on the comfortable couch in 512. "this is too good to be true." I'd think to myself, Surely I'd wake up in the morning and it would have all been a dream. We now feel as a family that our dream has come true. Thank you Cleve and thank Georgia for us too! We're so delighted with the choice we made and look forward to a lifetime of visits to our new home away from home. Fondly, Lisa Fisher and family
- November 2002"
Brad and Lisa Fisher
Lake Forest, IL

"The Timbers Club is the ultimate shared ownership experience. Th is apparent that careful attention was given to every design detail, but more importantly to the staff that has been recruited and trained to make everyone feel that they are indeed at home.
- November 2002"
Mike and Sheila Kurzman
Chicago, IL

" From here, more experiences will be shared and comments written. After all, this is just the beginning of something very special and new in Snowmass Village.