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After 17 years of hitting the pavement in Vail Village, Vail’s Farmers Market and Art show continues to draw a crowd of locals and tourists on Sunday’s.

With smell good booths from local eateries in the Valley to colorful racks of clothes from boutiques…There is truly something for everyone!

The event which started off with only a few vendors has now grown to over 135 tents for 16 glorious days of Summer.

If shopping works up your appetite like it does mine enjoy choosing from over 40 food vendor tents! With such delicate portions you can truly get a bite of everything! Click HERE for a list of vendors in the Vail Farmer’s Market.

Whats that you hear? Sweet tunes over head…. YES! There’s a variety of live performers that accompany Vail’s Farmer’s Market this Summer, check out the line up HERE.

The market begins today (June 18th) and continues through Sunday October 1st.  Parking for the Market is at the Vail Village Parking or Lionshead Parking. 

Our Gateway Land and Development Real Estate office is located above the International Bridge on Gore Creek Drive.  Stop in and say hello!

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This weekend some of the BEST Colorado craft breweries are setting up stands here in the Town of Vail; pairing adventure with Colorado brews!

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From pop up seminars discussing barrel aged brews as well as grapes versus grains the Vail Craft Beer Classic engages Colorado brew lovers with exciting events, talks and fun the entire weekend! Tomorrow at 10AM for Father’s Day the Swiss Chalet at Sonnenalp  hosts a Father’s Day Brunch; celebrating Dad’s!  Treat dear ol’ Dad to a delicious brunch complemented with a selection of breakfast beers, beermosas, Titos Bloody Marys and breathtaking mountain scenery. This is Dad’s day so what better way to celebrate than with beer and bacon. YUM!

So come on down to Vail Village and surround yourself with the folks and flavors of Boulder Beer, Breckenridge Brewery, Colorado Cider Company, Periodic Brewery, Sanitas Brewery, among just a few to bless this Village…. Thirsty yet? I know I am!

 

ALWAYS take advantage of Vail’s free bus route and making safe arrangements for your travels

 

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For more information on what’s happening in our Valley give us a call at 970-790-6777 OR 970-926-6777.  You can always visit our website at GatewayLand.com

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Today marks the kick off of the country’s largest celebration of adventure sports, music, and the mountain lifestyle

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Professional and amateur outdoor adventure athletes from the Vail Valley and around the world will converge upon the mountains and rivers of Vail to compete in nine sports and 25 disciplines including: x-country and road cycling, freestyle, 8-Ball, sprint and extreme kayaking, raft cross, World Cup Climbing, stand up paddle sprint and surf cross, as well as trail, mud and road running, dog comps and the Ultimate Mountain Challenge.

In addition to the athletic events, the GoPro Mountain Games will include a mountain photography competition, adventure film school, film festival, an interactive exhibition and demo area, live music, and mountain lifestyle parties. Not an athlete? No worries! Enjoy the many spectator bleachers set up so you can take a load off and take in the excitement!

Click HERE to see the daily happenings around Vail Village this weekend! There’s so much fun to be had in many facets!

Not to mention the abundant local vendors for tasty food and crisp cold beverages!

This is a weekend not to miss in Vail; it really expresses Vail’s true essence of active lifestyle and enjoyment

The Mountain Games are a project of the Vail Valley Foundation

 

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183 Gore Creek Drive Suite 5 Vail Village – located above the International Bridge 

 

What a better way then to start off the month of June then heading over into Eagle and enjoying crisp local brews, tunes and smiles at Bonfire’s Block Party!
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In 2 days Bonfire Brewery in Eagle is hosting 8 bands at a $5 cost! What an awesome deal! If you’re having a hard time reaching for that $5 bill from your wallet know that the proceeds to this weekends events goes towards The Cycle Effect; who uses mountain bikes as a tool to educate and empower women.
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With blue skies and sunshine in store this block party is where the fun is this weekend! Bonfire brewery prides itself on it’s hand crafted brews and YES you’ll be able to order your favorites at the block party as well as some tasty new releases.  Hungry? No problem, Bonfire Brewery Block Party has AWESOME local food vendors in tow to help you wash down those tasty brews! Local eats like Nickies Quickie, Crazy Wagon, and Pickup’s Pizza to name a few…. Not to mention, there are a plethora of yummy eats in the Eagle area if you feel like leaving the Block Party and grabbing a bite elsewhere.

Be mindful of your travels while consuming Bonfire Brews, click HERE to see what transportation options are available for you while indulging!

For news and tips on local events this Summer keep your eyes pealed on our GatewayLand.com website and clock on our news and blog page.  Also, we are actively posting to our Facebook webpage!

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It’s Summer for the transit system in the Town of Vail beginning today!

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There will be a Vail transit bus circulating through East Vail every 30 minutes starting at 7AM until 6PM today.  On the Sandstone route there will be service hourly from 6:40AM until 7:40PM while the Vail Golf course route picks up and drops off passengers hourly from 8:10AM until 5:10PM daily.

The West Vail Green route has been suspended to accommodate one-way traffic of the North and South Frontage Road during the completion of the I-70 underpass.

Pine Ridge, Vail Commons, and Upper Buffehr Creek ARE CLOSED.

In the Town of Vail buses will run every 7 to 10 minutes during the busy Summer season! Bikers, no fear some buses have room for 3 bikes on racks!

Stay safe this Summer season and take advantage of the free, easy bus system!

 

For more information on Vail Valley Real Estate please contact me Lai, at BongLai@aol.com

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The latest county-wide real estate appraisal found the total market value of Eagle County real estate jumped 12.9 percent, with residential value jumping 11.4 percent compared to the last appraisal numbers from 2015.  According to Eagle County Assessor Mark Chapin, our real estate values are back to where we were pre-recession.  Our market has recovered.

Residential property values are around $1 billion more than the pre-recession peak, with residential property valued at $31.24 billion in 2009 and $32.39 billion in 2017.  The biggest increases are in Gypsum and Eagle where the affordable housing is supposed to be.  If you can find something between $250,000 and $500,000, that is the area where you will find it.  Properties tend to be closer to the half million mark than the lower price.

As property values go up, so do property taxes.  The property valuation notices will come out later this week.  In Eagle County, 45 percent of residential property value is second homes.  Those properties tend to be worth over $2 million each.  Around 60 percent of Eagle County’s property tax burden will be paid by second-home owners.  High end homes did not see the increases that the local markets did but they did not see their values plummet as hard when the recession hit.  A significant part of the overall property value increase was due to the number of local hotels that sold in Vail, which has not happened in many years.  The Park Hyatt sold for $145 million, the Four Seasons sold for $121 million, the Cascade sold for $90 million and the Vail Holiday Inn sold for $22.4 million.

In Colorado, properties are re-appraised every two years in odd numbered year.  This year’s  appraisal is based on market sales that occurred between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.  Under Colorado’s Gallagher Amendment, residential property taxes are limited to 45 percent of all property taxes in Colorado.  Commercial and every other kind of property cover the other 55 percent.  Eagle County voters have seen a property tax hit from the four tax increases approved last year: Eagle County school district, Eagle County ambulance district, Eagle River Fire protection district and Gypsum Fire protection district.

For more information on real estate in the Vail Valley, please visit our website:  www.gatewaytovail.com.

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Montauk Seafood Grill perfectly located in Lionshead Village is offering hard to pass up off season specials!

As seen in their Vail Daily advertising, Montauk is offering 50% OFF ENTREES from 6:00PM to 9:00PM

 

 

Stay tuned to GatewayLand.com blog & news page for great local deals during the off – season!

 

Although undergoing exciting renovations, our Gateway Real Estate office is OPEN during normal business hours (9AM-5PM) during construction!

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Vail Village Office | 183 Gore Creek Dr Suite #5
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Looking for local, weekend fun this weekend for all ages? Check out the 5th annual Melee in the Mountains with the awesome 10th Mountain Division Roller Dolls!

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This Friday (April 28th) the fun begins at Dobson Ice Arena! From 5PM – 7 PM local skaters can come by and learn how to jam, shoot the duck, nollie ollie or heel-flip-it.  Feel free to bring from home your skateboards, scooters, inline skates or any set of wheels! This free session Friday gives locals a chance to meet local derby competitors and members or traveling teams. Music will be pumping and even a raffle prize give away(s)!

Pazzo’s Pizzeria in Vail Village (located across the Solairs) will host a meet-and-greet and all are invited for food and drink specials! YUM!

The 5th annual Melee in the Mountains will kick off 10AM this Saturday (April 29th)! The Roller Derby action begins at 10:30AM sharp! Melee in the Mountains is a Women’s Flat Track Derby Association-sanctioned event, it’s sets up competing teams to rank nationally, based on the outcome and score!

After the fun filled tournament head over to the after party at the Altitude Bar and Grill for live music, tasty eats and refreshing beverages! You can mingle with skaters as they’ll be in attendance!

Enjoy local, fun events while the off season is in transition! Gateway Land and Development Real Estate is undergoing a fabulous renovation at our Vail Village location that we are extremely excited about! We are still open during construction so come by!

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The 2016/2017 ski season has officiallyclosed in Vail and Beaver Creek.  Vail closed on Sunday, April 23rd.  It’s time to gear up for the summer activities that Vail and Beaver Creek have to offer.  One of my favorite activities in the spring and early summer is whitewater rafting.  The snowpack is a little lower than normal and river enthusiasts are already enjoying the water early this year.  Class I to Class V river trips are available on the Eagle, Colorado and Arkansas Rivers.  Take a day to enjoy the thrills of a half day, full day or multi-day river trip designed for beginner to advanced paddlers.

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If you are planning a multi-day trip, Down River Equipment, a rafting retailer in Wheatridge, has some tips for making your trip successful.  First, identify the river which best fits your group.  If you were lucky enough to draw a permit, then you need to build your team, based on experience, group dynamics and willingness to pitch in.  Make a plan to include where to meet and how vehicles will be shuttled.  Make a gear list taking in account weather, activities and class of rapids.  Delegate tasks so that one person isn’t stuck doing everything for the trip.  Make a budget so everyone shares in the cost of food and the river permit.  Plan a menu keeping in mind people’s diet restrictions and limited prep time on the river.  Execute the plan and go with the flow if unexpected obstacles occur.  After the trip is over, clean your gear, return any borrowed gear and refund any left over money.  Share photos and look forward to your next trip.

For more information on activities in the Vail Valley, please visit our website:  www.gatewaytovail.com.

Local bus service will boost on East Vail, Sandstone and Golf Course lines this Summer in a test that parallels with parking in town.

During daytime routes, the East Vail line will run twice / hour which doubles it’s original schedule that was once just once / hour.  The Sandstone and Golf Course lines will run once / hour, increasing from once every two hours which it was running at.

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Vail Town Council wants to make clear that the boost in service is a test for this summer, and not necessarily a change that will be in effect permanently.  The Council is expected to review the increased bus service numbers come August and the final parking numbers near September. The goal is to make sure guests have a place to park; it’s reported that this isn’t meant for the town of Bail to cash in on money gains, it is meant for the businesses to enhance their customers, and to get their customers to create sales tax for the town of Vail.

 

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For more information on news in the Vail Valley please call our Vail Village location at 970-790-6777. Open 7 days / week from 9AM – 5PM. Located near the International Bridge.