The Exception - Perfect Any Time of Year!


Your Rocky Mountain High

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The sleigh ride to Beano's cabin provides amazing sunsets! You can also meet Penelope, the local porcupine. Just don't give her any handouts!

Please check our calendar at for available dates for your vacation.


The snow piles up quickly!

Reservations can be made up to one year in advance.

Reservations are easily made by checking availability on the calendar link above and calling Leslie Surta at 630-738-3526 to insure the time is available.

The rental agreement will be emailed to you and should be signed and sent with your security deposit to hold the time.

Keys will be sent out once full payment has been received.

You have the right to cancel your reservation with 45 days written notice (60 days required for any dates in your stay falling between 12/15 and 1/6) and receive a full refund less a $75.00 cancellation charge.

Check in time is 4pm, Check out time is 10am.

Out of courtesy to our guests and owners with allergies, no pets are allowed in or around the home. No smoking is allowed in the home as well.

Telephone with answering machine, fax, computer and digital cable internet access are all provided for your use free of charge, including all domestic long distance.

Heated storage for skis,wet ski boots and clothing.

A 32 Jet Comfort Control System Hot Springs Spa is availible for your use. The spa is cleaned and sanitized after each rental.

Linens and towels are provided for your use.

Housekeeping service is provided before and after your stay and included in your rental fees. Mid-stay services are available for your convience with advance notice and for an additional fee.

A laundry room with full size washer and dryer are available for your use.

In the summer, a swimming pool, tennis court and basketball court are available for your use and are located right across the street from the home. There is also a golf course and driving range just minutes away. The ninth fairway of the Eagle-Vail Golf Course runs right behind The Exception.

Parking is available for up to 3 vehicles.