Fairmont plans Tamarack development

Fairmont Tamarack, an ultra-luxury resort and vacation home development at Tamarack Resort, is preparing to break ground in 2008.Located in Idaho’s Payette River Mountains, Tamarack features a magnificent landscape of mountain, meadow, and lake that afford limitless recreation opportunities all in close proximity. The new Fairmont Tamarack will soon introduce an unprecedented level of luxury, services and amenities at this fast growing all-season resort.

Fairmont Tamarack is a unique joint venture by some of the most recognized and distinguished names in hospitality and development, as well as former tennis champions Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf through their company Agassi Graf Development. The pair was first drawn to Tamarack’s all-season outdoor lifestyle and natural beauty, and soon after developed the vision of creating a luxurious getaway retreat. To fulfill this they joined with Echo Partners, LLC and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a luxury global hospitality leader with more than 50 distinctive properties in its collection including The Fairmont San Francisco, The Fairmont Banff Springs and London’s Savoy.

In 2007 Fairmont Tamarack quickly became one of the most sought after ultra-luxury vacation home retreats when 125 full ownership properties garnered $140 million in sales in just seven hours. Affluent buyers from around the US—including notable celebrities Eric Dane of Grey’s Anatomy, Jason Lewis of Sex and the City, and Arizona Cardinal Quarterback Matt Leinart—were drawn to the prospect of an intimate vacation residence set amidst a spectacular mountain backdrop.

The property’s 305 luxury hotel-condominiums and residences will feature scenic views of the mountains, a Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course and Lake Cascade, all of which are within walking distance.

Amenities will include a Fairmont signature 17,000 square-foot Willow Stream spa; gourmet dining and casual eateries; boutique retail shops; an art gallery and a heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi. State-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities include ballrooms overlooking the Osprey Meadows golf course.


Homeowners at Fairmont Tamarack will also encounter an exceptional collection of exclusive five star services. A private snow-front lounge with ski concierge will enable owners and guests to get on the slopes with ease. Here, equipment is held or rented, lift tickets secured, and lessons organized. Other amenities include a kids’ entertainment center, salon services, complimentary overnight shoeshine, airline reservation services, onsite car rental and a 24-hour concierge.

In just its fourth year Tamarack Resort has already been hailed by many as North America’s next great all-season mountain destination. Tamarack also benefits from being one of the most extensively master-planned destinations anywhere, incorporating the best elements from a wide variety of world-class resorts.

Tamarack’s slopes have attracted the likes of US Gold Medalist skier Julia Mancuso to spend pre-race season time there. The Mountain at Tamarack boasts an average snowfall of more than 300 inches and 1,100 acres of ski and snowboarding trails with a 2,800-foot vertical drop from the 7,700 ft peak down to the 4,900 ft base. Despite its appeal, the mountain is limited to just 2,000 skiers and snowboarders per day, affording skiers and boarders wide open slopes and lending Tamarack a distinctly intimate feel.

Summertime brings homeowners a nearly endless and diverse array of outdoor recreation options. Golfers can fulfill their passion at Osprey Meadows, a scenic Robert Trent Jones, Jr., 18-hole signature golf course named “America’s Best New Public Course $75 and over” by Golf Digest in January 2007. The Resort’s extensive mountain bike park and hiking trail network provide forays into the vast Payette River Mountains, while Tamarack’s Zipline provides a tour of the resort from a distinctly unique perspective. Other nearby activities include exploring the Frank Church Wilderness or enjoying kayaking, rafting, fishing and sailing on Lake Cascade.