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We have incredible listings this Winter 2017 season, including beautiful ski-in/out estates, golf course homes, stunning Colorado ranches, and everything in between!

Please contact us for your own personal copy! Also, for a personal tour of any of these properties, please feel free to email me at Ashley@GatewayToVail.com.

Thank you and Happy New Year!

To view the entire Vail Valley Real Estate MLS, please visit: GatewayToVail.com

This Colorado ranch for sale, located minutes outside Vail, Colorado and Beaver Creek, Colorado, affords blissful tranquility from 35.5 acres & boasts sweeping views of dramatic Colorado vistas & radiant colorful mesas.

Eagle River RanchSpectacular & rare, this land is within a gated community alongside the stunning Eagle River that is teeming with Brown & Rainbow Trout. With over 950 feet of river frontage this magnificent setting is a chance in a lifetime to own. Zoned resource for a single-family & detached caretakers, this property is primed for the ultimate Colorado ranch & river estate. Recently reduced to $895,000!!

Last weekend, these were just a couple of the fish that were caught on this property:

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For more information on this spectacular Eagle River property, or for a personal tour, please contact Suzi Apple, Broker/Owner at 970.376.5417 or Apple@GatewayToVail.com

For more information on Vail Valley Real Estate, or to browse the entire Vail MLS, please visit GatewayToVail.com

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On Monday-November 14th, you will be lucky enough to experience a front row seat to the largest Super Moon since 1948! A Super Moon or Perigee Moon appears to balloon up to 14% larger than an Apogee full Moon (traditional moon) and beams up 30% brighter!

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November 25th, 2034 will be your next opportunity to witness this spectacular gift of nature, so be sure to savor this moment. The best way to see this interstellar stunner is in a dark, open area, but, if you would like to add some bigger then life illusions to your experience, catch the moon as it rises along the horizon! It will appear even more magnificent!

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The moons’ peak will be at 6:52 am on Monday morning, not to worry, that does not mean that it won’t be brilliant that evening, you might even need to wear your sunglasses!

Moondance anyone….?

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What a chilling idea for a  Road Trip this ominous Halloween weekend!

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If you dare to explore these capitivating destinations you can begin your adventure Northeast of Silverton at Animas Forks, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Once an enlivened mining town reliant on the Gold Prince Mill, now all that remains are the deserted homes and businesses and possibly a few misplaced spirits from the past…

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 Next stop…St Elmo, where a few current residents are known to mingle with former residents of this enchanting town. Maybe saddle up to the bar in one of the saloon’s and feel the effects of more then one kind of Spirit!

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Next you are off to Climax! At 11,360 feet above sea level, this was the highest human settlement in the United States! Nearby, the Molybdenum Mine reopened operations in 2012, but the town of Climax remains forlorn and mysterious for those who dare to explore what remains of this bygone era!

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If you haven’t been dispirited yet, then you are a true Ghost Town “die hard”! You are now off to Independence, where gold was first discovered on July 4, 1879! At one time 1,500 residents called Independence their home, if you’re lucky you might run into one or two…..Independence Pass was named after this town!

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If you’ve made it this far unscathed, then Eureka is your final destination! Nestled along the Animas River, Eureka’s lively hood stemmed from the mill, it’s remains resemble ancient ruins in an abstract way.

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Be safe and enjoy your adventure!

Happy Halloween from Gateway Real Estate  ~  ghost Bahahahah!!

 

 

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Why do we call this wonderful time of year Indian Summer? There are many theories, “Indian Giver” is one of the better known sources for this term. 

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Indian Summer refers to very unseasonable warm and dry weather in late Autumn. There is usually a cold spell with frost preceding this most pleasurable time of year, which lures many into pondering what Winters blustery days might bring! Instead, much to our satisfaction, Indian Summer creeps in, giving us one last opportunity to savor the fading impressions of Summer…Never quite knowing if this magical time will be snatched away in an instant, much like the reputation of an Indian Giver!

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Indian Summer here in the Vail Valley usually continues into mid-November, which means there’s still plenty of time left to get out there and take in the beauty that surrounds us!

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Eagle County‘s first Trophy Home dates back 6,000 years! Built buy nomadic Native Americans, the historical, well preserved Yarmony Pit House was in use through the 1800’s. Native American’s nestled at this site during the long Colorado winters, using this habitation for hunting grounds for thousands of years! They gathered here prior to the Anasazi  Indians creating Colorado’s Mesa Verde and well before the Great Pyramids of Egypt or Stonehenge were erected!

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First unearthed in 1987 near State Bridge, the Yarmony Pit House is one of Colorado‘s oldest archaeological sites. Discovered accidentally during a routine road improvement project, Yarmony Pit House soon changed the previously held perception as to how far north Native Americans wintered.

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Over 4,000 unscathed artifacts were unearthed during the excavation headed by Michael D. Metcalf. To preserve the Yaromony site, archaeologist’s have back-filled the area with sand. This not only preserves the integrity of the pit houses, but will also allow future archaeologist’s to re-explore this area without further contamination or erosion to the site. Metcalf would like to expand the survey to include more of Colorado’s River valleys with the intent of discovering more Native American Pit Houses, which will in turn fill in some of the gaps in our Colorful Colorado history!

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The Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail offers an endless variety of outdoor experiences! Time is running out for their 2016 guided day hikes. Have your gear packed for possible inclement weather, along with your lunch, snacks and plenty of fluids! Adult’s $80 / $75 for VRD taxpayers.

October 18th – Buck Creek

October 21st – Bighorn Creek

October 25th – Gore Lake

October 28th – Colorado Trail to Tennessee Pass

You can register now via this

Walking Mountains Science Center link, or call 970-827-9725

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Come and get inspired at the 2016 Global Solutions Forum in Vail.  This event is a collaboration of SStS Partners, alumni, global liaisons and businesses to discuss strategies in global education and ethical leadership. There will be a public venue at the Global Solutions Forum on

 Friday, October 14th from 8:30a – 12:30p. 

This event will be held in the Peter Abuisi Theater

at the Vail Mountain School.

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The entire forum will run from October 13th – 16th

Reservations are available on-line.

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Redstone Castle

Redstone Castle is located in Redstone Colorado, just outside of Carbondale. Built in 1897 for John C. Osgood, this residency has seen it’s share of Colorado history. Teddy Roosevelt and John D. Rockefeller have enjoyed spending time at this beautiful, historical abode. The movie, ‘The Prestige‘ starring Michael Caine, Christian Bale and Scarlett Johansson was filmed at this location, as well!

The Castle remains essentially true to the original form from when it was assembled in 1897, and for that reason it is protected under the Colorado Historical Easement. This essentially means that only the furniture may be replaced. There are 42 rooms spread out over 24,000 square feet, along with 14 fireplaces for warmth. Beautifully designed Tiffany light fixtures adorn the custom motif of every uniquely created room, each with it’s own testament to a different country. A must see is the Gentlemen’s Game Room, so many rich, opulent stories to be told there!

This beautiful property is set for Auction on October 7, 2016, you must provide a minimum bid of $2,000,000.00 to throw in your hat. Good Luck!!

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Guided Tours are running through October 6th

Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon ~ 1:30 PM 

$15 Adults      $10 Seniors & Children 5-18 

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As we approach October there are several happenings that ignite our excitment here at Gateway; Halloween festivites, tasty seasonal local brews, and coming together as a community to raise money and awarenss in the race to cure breast cancer.

Kicking off the fist of October with the 7th annual Pinktoberfest! Hosted by Eagle’s Dusty Boot Bar it’ll be fun for all ages!

  

Throughout October, Aria Spa & Club at the Vail Cascade Resort have a variety of ways that support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A month-long spa promotion and special yoga sessions will provide members and guests with ways to remain strong, building awareness of the prevention of the disease. The local beneficiary of all the charity events is the Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Edwards.For the third year, Aria Spa will donate $5 to the Shaw Regional Cancer Center for every massage, facial or body treatment that is booked in October. Additionally, the spa is offering a 40 percent discount on all massages, facials, and body treatments, and 20 percent off all nail services through Nov. 30. On Oct. 7 and 8, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Aria Club will host a new charity event to raise money to find a cure for breast cancer. The 24 Hours of Aria Challenge encourages participants to get a great cardio workout while supporting the cause, with a suggested donation of $5 for each half hour time slot. Select cardio fitness equipment will be reserved with pink ribbons just for the event. The two days of the event are free and open to all! The Aria tennis program is also involved in raising breast cancer awareness by holding the annual “Rally for the Cause” on Oct. 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The tennis rally will kick off the action with a Longest Rally contest. WOW! Hard to pass up such incredible deals as well as positive active fun for the whole family!

This year, Shaw Regional Cancer Center is asking you, Eagle & Summit county residents, to share your messages of inspiration and hope through photography! Let your photo make a difference by positively impacting those who see it. Enter your photo at PinktoberPhoto.com or email your photo to Jeff.Owens@vvmc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll post it for you.

Dogma Athletica in The Riverwalk at Edwards has teamed up with the Shaw Center to promote health and awareness and to give back to the community. Dogma is sponsoring a yoga challenge, encouraging yogis to stretch, sweat and decompress — not only to benefit their own well being, but to give back to those in need. For each yoga class attended, Dogma will donate 50 cents to the Shaw Center. The more classes attended, the more Dogma will donate. In the spirit of healthy competition, Dogma will be tracking how many classes each yogi attends, and the yogis who attend the most classes in the month of October will win prizes. Dogma will also encourage yogis to wear pink throughout the month of October in the spirit of breast cancer awareness.

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Maya Restaurant – You Dine, We Donate
The entire month of October you can reserve table #101 to have proceeds from your dinner go to Shaw Regional Cancer Center. Be sure to check out Maya Restaurant’s tantalizing menu!

So let’s all ralley and take part in these smile filled activities all in favor to raise awareness and the cure for breast cancer!

For more information on the Vail Valley,Please call Gateway to speak to one of our expert Brokers!