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When I get asked about Vail and things too do, I naturally pick things in East Vail because that is my neighborhood. Of the many things East Vail has to offer, it’s hiking trails are legendary. With many waterfalls, there are several trails that are easy enough for most people to enjoy. One of my favorite trails is the Deluge Lake Trail, which can be found at the end of Bighorn Road off the Vail Pass path. For many in this part of East Vail, you can walk out your front door and be to the trail entrance via a few minute walk. The hike is a 9 mile round trip that will take you deep into the classic Colorado Rockies. Starting through beautiful meadows filled with wildflowers, the hike ends at Deluge Lake which is surrounded by rocky peaks. This is not an easy hike. If you just get to Vail, give yourself a day or so to acclimate to the altitude before taking this on. If you are interested in learning about buying a home in East Vail, or elsewhere in the Vail Valley, please contact Jason Peters at 720.838.8418.

Hiking in and around the Vail Valley is some of those most recreational fun one can have! With endless scenery of mountain tops and lush greenery you can definitely quiet your mind in this spectacular abyss.

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While not in the real estate office located in the heart of Vail in Vail Village; brokers with Gateway Land & Development enjoy heading out to the trail! There are tons of local options for hiking; here are our favorite!

Grouse Lake Trail (Minturn):  No need to drive up Tigiwon Road for this one – the Grouse Lake trailhead is located just before the town of Minturn.  When I first moved to the valley it was by far my favorite hike and still holds a special place in my heart.  It is 4.6 miles to the lake which, in my opinion, is one of the prettiest lakes in the valley.

Gore Creek/ Lake Trail (East Vail):  The beauty of this trail is that you can go for as short or long as you like (5.5 miles to Gore Lake) and there is pretty scenery the entire way.  You’ll spend most of the hike listening to the sounds of Gore Creek as you walk beside it and there is lots of shade to keep you cooler.

Shrine Ridge (Vail Pass):  This is a great hike mid-summer during wildflower season when the meadows are awash with color.  Temps are cooler up high (starts around 11,000 ft) and in a short 2.1 miles you have 360 degree views including Copper Mountain, Mt of the Holy Cross, the Gore Range and Vail’s back bowls.

 

NOW is the time to get outside while the sun is shinning and the trails aren’t super packed with tourists!

Stay tuned to our blog & news page on www.GatewayLand.com for fun Summer happenings and the latest in our listings!

 

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Colorado is known for it’s breathtaking scenery; as you look above the tree line towards our never ending blue bird skies have you ever spotted one of these unique Colorado homes?

Swetsville Zoo-Fort Collins Colorado 
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More than 30 years ago Bill Swets created the ’Swetsville Zoo’ on his property off of Harmony Road in Fort Collins. His property features about 180 sculptures created out of metal. Each piece resembles a different animal or mythological creature. Swets built them all by hand! Worth a drive by, this unique home is sure to make you stop your car and take a photo!

Sculptured House-Genesee Mountain
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The Sculptured House is a cool elliptical curved house built on Genesee Mountain in 1963 by architect Charles Deaton. It is featured prominently in the 1973 Woody Allen sci-fi comedy Sleeper.

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Puts your childhood treehouse to shame, doesn’t it? Built in 1971, the TreeHouse is attached to 4 spruce trees with a rock staircase leading to the front door. Want to stay here for yourself? YOU CAN! It’s available HERE

Bishop Castle-Rye
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Bishop Castle is a monumental statue in stone and iron that Jim Bishop has been creating for a while now. Three full stories of interior rooms complete with a Grand Ballroom, soaring towers and bridges with vistas of a hundred miles are just a few of the astonishing amenities this Castle shares.

If you’re NOT looking for a TreeHouse or Castle-or even if you are…Stop into the Gateway Land & Development Real Estate office in beautiful Vail Village!

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78 The Summit Trail is a stunning property!

Click the link, HERE to view this property on our website.

Below is the property details;

An arched stone entry ushers you into magnificent great room with banks of glass that capture views to Red & White Mountains to Gore Range to Game Creek Bowl.

Features include a gourmet kitchen with two islands, to ensure all the space needed to host.  Main level master with fireplace and spa bath for ultimate relaxation.

Two private studies, six guest suites, expansive walk out family room with fireplace, elegant wine cellar & unparalleled outdoor living w/ wraparound deck & lower level patio w/ waterfall & hot tub.

Walk to fitness center and pickle ball court. Partially furnished. This is a MUST SEE property!

Visit www.GatewayLand.com for a list of our properties.  Call 970-790-6777 for a tour today!
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Although we here at Gateway Land & Development Real Estate believe every day is Mother’s day we are soon approaching THE day this Sunday May 13th.

With beautiful weather in the forecast; and families eager to enjoy the Spring sunshine we have a few ideas for you and your family this Mother’s Day!

In Avon? The Westin’s in house resteraunt Maya open’s its door for a speical Mother’s Day brunch buffet! Reservations recomended.

Mother’s Day at the Ritz in Bachelor Gulch! Brunch at the luxury hotel’s signature culinary spot WYLD starts at 7am.

If you’re in the Vail Village this Sunday enjoy brunch at La Tour; where their serving a speical Mother’s Day brunch menu from 10am-3pm.

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Happy Mother’s Day from Gateway Land and Development Real Estate

Welcome To Vail!

Whether you’re planning a vacation, here for a ski season, or relocating to the area, find out what others have come to realize.

Vail is home to 5,305 permanent residents, plus another 5,000 part-time residents of vacation properties. We share and value a lifestyle that combines one of the best alpine resorts in the world with a friendly, small-town feel.

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Visitors and residents alike enjoy the 1,100 acres of open space accounting for 50% of Vail’s town-owned land; 350,000 surrounding acres of national forest, crowned by 5,289 skiable acres on one of the largest and best ski mountains in the world; 17 miles of recreation paths; countless special events, the highest botanical gardens in the world and an outdoor amphitheater named for Vail’s most famous resident, President Gerald R. Ford.

Vail Village is home to local botique real estate brokerage; Gateway Land and Development Real Estate. Gateway was established in 1993 by Suzi Apple, a Vail Valley local since 1973. Determined to share her passion for and awe of Colorado’s beauty, Suzi was inspired to establish a thriving real estate company based upon honesty, integrity and strong customer service. Gateway incorporates a wide range of expertise and beliefs, from high-end resale homes, to commercial properties, to new developments.

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Vail is arguably the finest resort destination in the world. See for yourself, Vail is a great place to live or visit.

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We believe that by putting our clients first, working hard, and trusting our coveted relationships, our way of doing business is natural and timeless and far preferred by the vast majority of clients. We believe this makes Gateway stand out above other Vail Valley Real Estate companies and that people value this difference.

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Skied Thursday.  Snow was great.  Stayed on fresh and one day groomers.  Snow started at 7:30 am this morning, Saturday, and already we’ve had 5 or 6 inches.  I’m working in the office today but I’m planning to get on the slopes again tomorrow.  When I walked from the parking structure to the office this morning, I was regretting that the streets are free of snow because of the underground melt.  Just doesn’t look right, but it is a lot easier to walk with your ski boots on without slipping I guess.  I recently checked into buying a parking space practically on the slopes which included a great locker for ski gear, but it was being sold “AS IS” and “WITH ASSUMPTION OF ALL RISKS”.  What’s with that?  Are they expecting it to cave in because of snow load or fill up with water from an underground river or whatever???  It’s a pretty new structure.  I was spooked and found a CD doing 2 percent for new money.  Not much return these days but I guess I’m glad I didn’t put it in stocks since the market just dropped over 2500 points in a few days.  Prices in the Village for real estate went up dramatically in 2017 and now it is filtering out to outlying areas on the bus route.  Pretty soon if this keeps up we will outstrip prices reached in 2007.  If you enjoy Vail, summer and winter, and plan to be here, it is a good plan to buy property here.  It’s not what I would call a traditional investment that pays for itself over 20 years from rentals so you need a pretty strong nut of discretional wealth to do it or steady high income.  Still snowing, GREAT.  It[s a beautiful day in Colorado, Bob

 

 

Taste of Vail is a platform for promoting the Vail lifestyle with the community’s ever-evolving food and beverage assets. This is done through the organization’s iconic food and wine event in the spring, along with additional activities throughout the year designed to support and elevate the community.

Are you hungry yet?

Mark Your Calendars for the New Fall Wine & Food Classic September 22-23, 2017 featuring wines from the Southern Hemisphere.

From hiking, fly fishing, horseback riding and yoga events followed by food and wine tastings with top Vail chefs and the weekend culminating at a Grand Tasting Event at Gerald Ford Amphitheater, this is an event not to miss!

Brought to you by Taste of Vail. Featuring seminars, outdoor tastings and wine pop-ups at participating restaurants. Music and other artistic programs including art will be featured as well.

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Stay tuned into our Blog & News page at www.GatewayLand.com to keep updated on what’s not to miss in the epic Vail Valley

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181 Castle Peak Gate – Arrowhead – Edwards, Colorado 

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This remarkable home in Arrowhead is breathtaking! You must come see for yourself, THIS WEEKEND!

A colossal 6,375 sqft masterpiece on one of the finest sites in Arrowhead. Grand views to Castle Peak, overlooking Colorado Country Club of the Rockies and backing to open space. WOW!  This 5 bedroom, 7 bathroom stunner with an unsurpassed floor plan has gracious great room, massive rock fire place, private dining, wet bar and  butler’s pantry. The gourmet kitchen with 10 foot island, hearth and eating nook is the family focal point and opens to huge wraparound deck and stone terrace with gazebo and fire place. Private master wing, second master with study, huge rec room, beautifully furnished.

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You can see this fabulous home during a hosted open house, TOMORROW Saturday September 9th AND Sunday September 10th from 1:00 – 4:00PM

 

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Munich comes to Vail for the world’s greatest celebration of beer, music and autumn – Oktoberfest! The event will see two full weekends of blown-out Bavarian fun including the return of many crowd favorites like the Klement’s Bratwurst Eating Contests and Keg Bowling. Emulating the age-old celebration known all over the world, Vail Oktoberfest delights guests with tasty beer, traditional music and dancing, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing, and much more!

There is no cost for admission to Vail Oktoberfest, and the event is open to the public

Our Gateway Land and Development Real Estate office is located in the heart of the exciting Vail Oktoberfest events! Come by and say hello to local expertise brokers! Let Gateway Lead You Home

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