Bella Vista Estate: Putting Colorado in National Spotlight
By Joe Lauber
Steamboat Springs, CO, May 7, 2015—Bella Vista, a seven-acre rental property in northern Colorado, will be featured next month on The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi’s Ski Trip. This three-episode special is a highly anticipated spinoff of the regular series and will showcase Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker’s extended families as they take a week long vacation to the Rocky Mountains.
“It’s time to mend, and blend, and come together with friends,” sings Kandi in Bravo’s exclusive trailer featured on E! Online. “We've never had Kandi and my family under the same roof, so it was an interesting experiment with lots of unexpected moments," commented her new husband in the report.
During a time when Steamboat Springs is gaining more attention (NY Times ranked its Hot Springs #19 in its 52 places to visit globally), this mini series will be sure to prove the town has much more to offer than a ski resort. The family enjoyed luxurious accommodations at Bella Vista Estate, handmade beauty products from Rising Sun Ranch Creations, craft beer from Butcherknife Brewery, and traditional Western gear while shopping at FM Light.
“It takes a village,” says David Josfan, owner of the vacation compound that served as a home base for the show. “We are extremely grateful to all of the local businesses who helped us bring in a national television network and give the cast and crew an authentic experience.” He and his wife, Alicia, have made efforts in the past year to attract more clients from Hollywood, as Bella Vista’s amenities are ideal for celebrities who demand privacy. The couple has perfected large group lodging in the mountains with their unique rental. “This sanctuary is the ultimate location for family reunions, destination weddings, spiritual gatherings, and other special interest groups, so it seemed only natural that we invite red carpet stars to come enjoy the magic of Bella Vista,” comments the Josfans. “We’re reinventing how people want to vacation—our home offers such respite.”
After meeting the owners in November 2014 at the American Music Awards (certificates to Bella Vista ware a main highlight in the official gifting suite), Kandi encouraged Bravo to film the prized resort getaway. The first episode will air Sunday, May 17, 2015.
The Bella Vista Estate is an independent rental property that sleeps up to 35 guests across 12 bedroom suites. Reservations include sole use of the oversized custom grotto, tennis and basketball courts, heated outdoor pool, fire pit, and chauffeured shuttle. Visit steamboat1.com and follow the estate on Facebook for updates and photos.