Category Archives: Adventures & Lifestyle

Adventures and lifestyle in the Vail Valley.

57 Riverside Road #E, Avon, CO 81632

A River Runs Through It” Enjoy the rushing sounds and stunning beauty of the Eagle River from this lovely, recently remodeled and expanded 2022 sqft, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home. The surprisingly private and expansive upper deck offers a quiet haven or perfect for entertaining guests. Beautifully finished, the home showcases new cabinets and appliances, slab granite, new windows and doors, new wood trim and paint, a redesigned lower level w/ added full bath, a rare wood burning fireplace & garage. Call Suzi Apple for more details. 970-376-5417

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)

59 Jacksons Path In Cordillera, Colorado

Enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets and alpenglow from 59 Jacksons Path in Cordillera (5 beds / 6.5 baths / 5,381 sq ft +/-). Alpenglow will glow in reds, oranges and even purples. Alpenglow comes from the German word alpenglühen for “Alp glow”, and refers specifically to the rosy hue of mountains after dawn or before dusk and is especially pronounced when the mountains are snow covered and offer a blank canvas on which the light can play. For more details about 59 Jacksons Path, please call Suzi Apple with Gateway Land and Development 970-376-5417.

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!

Our Vail Co Real Estate Buyers Guide is now here!

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

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!!