by Michael J. Shapiro | March 01, 2006

Keyah Grande

A villa fit for a VIP: Keyah Grande

About 45 miles east of Durango, tucked into 4,000 pristine acres of Southwestern Colorado wilderness, is Keyah Grande. From the wrought-iron gates and marbled entrance to the nine individually themed guest rooms, this villa is a visionary treat.
    Husband and wife executive chefs H. Alexander Talbot and Aki Kamozawa create memorable dining experiences. Even the butter is special, shipped from Diane St. Claire’s Animal Farm in rural Vermont.
    Beyond the 12-seat executive boardroom, groups can choose from myriad team-building activities. Hold a fly-fishing contest with local river guide extraordinaire Hooch; saddle up to explore the miles of forest trails; head to the clay firing range for some target practice, or simply relax in the spa. -- C.A.S.