Jack's Place, A Cancer Caring House

Call Jack's Place at (970) 569-7644 or email JacksPlace@vailhealth.org with questions or to schedule a stay.
Located at 332 Beard Creek Road,  Edwards, CO 81632
 
Patients traveling to Shaw for cancer treatment are invited to stay with their family and/or caregiver at Jack's Place, A cancer caring house. Named after Dr. Jack Eck, a longtime and beloved Vail-area doctor, and supported by the Shaw Outreach Team, Jack's Place offers a haven of tranquility and well-being for patients who need day and night lodging during cancer treatment.
 
With a pay-what-you-can philosophy, guests are invited to take respite at Jack's for the day or overnight.

COVID-19 Precautions

During COVID-19, the following precautions are in place to protect our guests:
Decreased capacity. We are currently offering 6 rooms, not 12.
Screening every guest and caregiver staying on property.
Daily temperature logs for all guests and caregivers.
Asking that guests stay in their room as much as possible.
Asking to self-quarantine on the weekends at home.
Masks are required at all times when not in guests room.
Restricting on-site staff.
No activities are being held in Jack's Place (yoga, art, support groups etc.).
Kitchen sign up sheet to eliminate more than one “guest room” in the kitchen at one time.
Providing disposable utensils and plates (being placed in the guests cupboard).
Guests are asked to keep food in their room refrigerator as much as possible.
Coffee will now be available in the conference room.
All other common areas of Jack's Place are currently closed (library, TV rooms etc.).
Massages and Reiki are being done in the main massage room. One in one out system, being screened  to include a temperature prior to service.
The lower level of Jack's Place will be closed when messages are in progress.
Room 7 restroom will be open to guests having a massages.

What To Expect

Jack’s Place is a 10,825-square-foot lodge, located immediately adjacent to Shaw Cancer Center. 
 
Jack's Place offers all of the comforts of home with 12 private and beautifully decorated guest rooms. Each guest room is equipped for two guests – a patient and a caregiver. Patients are responsible for general housekeeping, laundry and meals. Jack’s Place does not provide medical care or treatment.  
 
Rooms include:
A private bath
One queen bed
Pull out sofa bed
Closet space
Individual heating and cooling units
Personal refrigerator (for medication)
Cable television and Blu-Ray player
Wireless Internet Access
Local telephone
iHome docking station
Shampoo
Conditioner
Body wash
Hand soap
Lotion
Hair dryers  
Jack’s Place has many thoughtful and comfortable amenities in its common areas including:
Living room with fireplace
TV room with fireplace
Dining room
Kitchen with 1 oven, sinks, 2 refrigerators, 2 dishwashers, 2 microwaves and stovetop
Library with internet access and printer
Yoga studio (learn about our Spirit of Survival classes)
Meditation room
Sunroom
Outdoor patio
Free laundry facilities
Free parking
To stay at Jack’s Place, guests must meet the following requirements:
  • Must have a cancer diagnosis and be in treatment at Shaw Cancer Center and/or Vail Health.
  • Must have a referral by the medical staff of the Shaw Cancer Center.
  • Must sign a temporary housing agreement and adhere to Jack’s Place policies.
 
Caregivers must meet the following eligibility guidelines:
  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Be ambulatory.
  • Be able to take care of the patient, able to maintain room and prepare meals, etc.
  • Be free of communicable diseases.
Please contact us at (970) 569-7644 or email JacksPlace@vailhealth.org.
  • Please contact us as soon as possible before your first date of treatment, as reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  
To ensure your stay is a pleasant one, guest should bring the following items:
Clothing
Extra pillow
Food and drink (you will have your own kitchen storage cabinet)
Toiletries / personal hygiene items
Each room has a Blu-ray player, so bring your favorite music and/or movies
Hair dryer
Personal mementos such as pictures or other items to make your room feel like home
Medications
Telephone calling card for long distance calls
Laundry detergent (HE – high efficiency)
Clothes hangers
Several items are complimentary at Jack's Place, including:
Linens and towels
TV in room with remote
Dishes, cups, serving items
Pots and pans
Silverware and utensils
Coffee, coffee pot
Computer Access
Blankets

Frequently Asked Questions

As long as you are receiving active treatment, you are welcome to stay with us.  Please note that we are closed from Friday afternoon until Monday morning.  If you are a longer-term guest, you are welcome to leave your belongings in your room over the weekend.
Yes, we have free wireless access available.
No, guests are responsible for their own food and food preparation. Shaw Café serves breakfast and lunch for a reasonable price.
We operate on a pay-what-you-can philosophy. A donation of $25 per night is encouraged and appreciated to help defray our operational costs.
 
Yes. There are free laundry facilities. You will need to provide your own HE (high-efficiency) detergent.
Yes, Jack’s Place has various social activities during the week. There are yoga classes, Pet Partner visits, nutrition classes, holiday events and more.
Children 16 years and over are allowed. If you need to bring a child younger than 16 years old, please call us regarding alternative arrangements.
Contact us about local community groups who provide free medical transportation.
 
Taxi
High Mountain Taxi (24 hour service): (970) 527-5555
Vail Valley Taxi (24 hour service): (970) 476-8294
Colorado Mountain Express (service to Denver Airport): (970) 754-7433
 
Car Rental
Alamo: (970) 524-2277
Avis: (970) 524-7571              
Enterprise: (970) 845-8393
Hertz: (970) 524-7177
National: (970) 524-2277
There is a telephone in each room that makes local calls. There is no voicemail. If you need to make long distance calls, please bring a calling card.
It is not required to have a caregiver. However, your doctor has to agree that you are able to care for yourself, and you must agree that if your ability to care for yourself becomes difficult, you will secure a caregiver or end your stay at Jack’s Place in order to keep yourself safe.