Category Archives: Activities & Events

Blue Sky in Colorado

With 300 days of annual sunshine, mild temperatures and record snowfalls, there’s never a bad time to come to Colorado. Here’s some helpful Colorado weather information to help you when planning your next Colorado adventure.

  • 300 days of sunshine
  • More than 300 inches of snow at the mountain resorts
  • An average of 16.5 inches of precipitation (8 at lower elevations and 23 at higher elevations)
  • 33 percent average humidity
  • First snow usually arrives in September (though it usually snows somewhere in the state every month, except maybe August)

Home away from home at The Inn at Riverwalk!

If you haven’t gotten the opportunity to stay at the newly renovated Inn at Riverwalk you are missing out! Nestled between the mountains and river in downtown Edwards, the Inn at Riverwalk is my go to hotel for a weekend getaway or inviting family in town!

Tastefully renovated from top to bottom, with a cozy mountain modern feel. It was so relaxing sitting in the hot tub as you hear the river running past! The lobby is warm and inviting, we cozied up next to the fireplace drinking mocha from the espresso machine and snacking on their DIY trail mix bar.

There is something for everyone in the family to do with its prime Riverwalk location. Shopping and dining, ski shuttle to Beaver Creek and Arrowhead, along with free snowshoes and sleds for the kids. Even bikes to take out in the summertime!

It felt like home away from home, and reasonably priced which is hard to come by in the valley! Looking to buy/sell a home in the area? I would love to go over your options with you! I can be reached at (720) 275-3186 or RealEstatewithHope@gmail.com!

Another perk to living in Arrowhead!

This winter your favorite golf course turns to winter fun, transforming the greens to groomed for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing! The Country Club of the Rockies and Arrowhead at Vail Association have agreed to maintain the course as it snows on the south side of Hwy 6, making for a fun and free way to enjoy the beautiful landscape. Available to all residents of Arrowhead, if your looking to buy we have an amazing duplex being built now, 38 Riverbend Drive on the 12th hole! Contact Hope Nickeson for more info.. (720) 275-3186 or Hope@Gatewayland.com

Amazing ambiance at Vista in Arrowhead!

If your looking for the perfect place for a date night or celebration, Vista’s views can’t be beat! The beautiful venue paired with impeccable service makes it one of my go to restaurants in the Vail Valley. I love the private members only feel, but open to the public. Sit back and relax to the talented pianist and take in the amazing views off of the patio! Generous portions along with a build your own dinner option, makes it easy to cater to anyone’s wishes. The easily accessible Arrowhead and valet parking make Vista a prime spot if your looking to get out after a day on the slopes but don’t want to hassle with parking in a structure and maneuvering through the village. I will definitely be back, and this time with dessert!

I had the Colorado Buffalo Osso Bucco, DELICIOUS!

For more information on dining and real estate in the Vail Valley, please contact me at Hope@GatewayLand.com!

A Celebration of the Legacy of Vail!

A celebration of the legacy of Vail, commemorating it’s founders from the 10th Mountain Division this Friday.!

January 18, 2019 at 6pm, the side of Vail Mountain will light up with the iconic 10th Mountain Division logo as skiers dressed in traditional ski trooper uniforms, led by torchlight, will make their way down to the base of Gondola One. From there, a parade of military veterans in uniform, will march down Bridge street, over the covered bridge, and conclude at the 10th Mountain Statue.

Leading the parade is Sandy Treat, now 95 years young, a 10th Mountain Division veteran from Camp Hale. A celebration of the rich history of Vail and what started much of the Colorado ski industry today!

There will also be a feature film showcasing the history and legacy of Vail projected at the base of Gondola One. Along with extended hours of the newly renovated Colorado Snowsports Museum for guests to learn about Colorado’s ski history. Vail would not have become what it is today without the 10th Mountain Division!

Fun for the whole family, photographers will be available for guests to take pictures with the soldiers. Come early there will be a limited number of Legacy of Vail pins given as well as hot cocoa!

  If you can’t make it, come to one of the additional dates February 15th or March 8th!

Colorado Fishing Ranch for Sale, on Eagle River with Water Rights!

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

Super-DuperMoon, making a rare appearance on November 14, 2016

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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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Road Trip~Halloween Ghost Town Tour!!

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!!