Nearly 25 years after joining the Mirabelle Restaurant at Beaver Creek, chef Daniel Joly has purchased the historic property that he runs from Vail Resorts.
The sale for $3.2 million closed Wednesday, according to the Eagle County Assessor.
“We have worked successfully with Vail Resorts as our landlord for many years,” Joly said in a press release. “Many times we have tried to buy the property as we see ownership in Mirabelle giving us reason to continue to invest in and enhance Mirabelle for generations to come, much as restaurateurs do in Europe.”
Originally from Belgium, Joly trained at Comme Chez Soi and Barbican before moving to the U.S. He took over ownership of Mirabelle Restaurant with his wife Nathalie in 1999.
The Mirabelle ranch house is a Historic Landmark; it was built in 1898 by homesteader John Howard. A Leadville dairy farmer and later Eagle County Commissioner bought the ranch in 1902, adding on to the structure. It operated as a ranch until the 1970s when Beaver Creek Resort purchased the property, renovating it to become Mirabelle in 1982.
Joly and his family live onsite. This summer they will start serving lunch on the deck.