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Nothing says Colorado in the summertime more than lush green grass, mountain air and FREE LIVE music with a Rocky Mountain backdrop. Join us on Wednesdays, until August 9th for a complimentary music experience unlike any other. Taking place at the intimate Creek-side Park, Concerts by the Creek is nestled in the heart of Beaver Creek, steps away from the village core.

Bring the whole family, a blanket and your dancing shoes! Food and drink will be available for purchase at Creekside Park. Gates open at 5:00 PM and the show starts at 6:00 PM. Did we mention that the show is free?

Come one, come all, come rain or shine

 

While you’re in the beautiful Beaver Creek area drive by Settlers Lodge where one of our amazing listings is primly located; 1087 Bachelor Ridge #203.  Settlers Lodge best priced 3 bedroom condo! Call us at our Vail Village location to set up a showing, TODAY!
970-926-6777 OR 970-790-6777

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183 Gore Creek Drive Suite 5
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You want to know where the locals hike?

Here’s a re-cap from our venture out on Beaver Lakes hike yesterday!

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Located near Avon, Beaver Lakes is a roughly 4.8 mile moderate hike. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. So now is a great time for YOU to get out there and check it out for yourself! Also, dogs are welcome but encouraged to stay on leash!

The water is refreshing and if you’re lucky, you may just see some wildlife grazing!

For more information on our favorite local ‘to-do’s’ feel free to reach out to me at Maxine@GatewayLand.com or visit me in the lovely Vail Village.  Our Gateway Land and Development Real Estate office is conveniently located above the International Bridge.

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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.

April is finally here and your garden soil is finally warming up! April is the best time to plant most of your vegetable seeds after your last frost. It’s still not too late to plant tomatoes and peppers from seeds as well.

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Here’s a list of GREAT seeds to start planting N O W !

Beans:
Start planting both bush and pole beans now that the soil and air are warmed up. Try a continual 7-10 day sowing of different varieties. This will give you continual bean crops and not one large harvest with wasted crop.
Carrots:
Planting carrots by April will give an early summer crop..
Herbs:
Plant heat loving herbs like basil, oregano, thyme and sage.
Peppers:
Fresh, crisp peppers are a garden favorite. Peppers take up little space and can produce high yields when planted close together. Plant as many different varieties as possible. They come small, big, hot, mild, and an array of different colors.
Summer Squash:
Yum! Summer squash sowing in June will lead to fresh squash and zucchini in July and August.
Tomatoes:
The most popular garden vegetable. Growing tomatoes is not only fun but treats you to some of the best tasting fruits in the world. Tomatoes come in many colors, shapes, taste, and sizes. Grow a few varieties every year to find your favorites!

Enjoy beautiful Vail weather and start planting your seeds!

For more information on Real Estate in the Vail Valley please contact me, Lai at Lai@GatewayToVail.com or 970-471-2207

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Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa has been purchased by a Dallas-based firm, Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. for a price of $145 million which is $766,000 per room.  The purchase of the iconic Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa was completed in just 3 weeks.  The Park Hyatt earned Forbes’ Four Star rating and AAA’s Four Diamond rating.  It was one of nine Colorado resorts on Conde Nast Traveler’s Top Hotels in The American West, part of its annual Reader Choice Awards.

The Ashford Hospitality Prime purchase of the 190-room Park Hyatt tops last years Vail Four Seasons sales price of $121 million to a New York Company and it’s Asian Partner. The Vail Cascade Resort and Spa sold last year for $90 million which was a 292-room resort finishing a $50 million dollar renovation.  The Vail Holiday Inn  also traded hands in January and was bought by a private East Coast group for $22.4 million.  It is being renovated and being re-positioned to be a Double Tree Hotel.

For more information on real estate in the Vail Valley, please feel free to contact:  Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011 or visit our website:  www.gatewaytovail.com.

Over the years, being in the real estate business, it’s been fun watching the home design trends change.  Like fashion, home designs change a lot. According to Houzz, these are a few trends you can expect to see in homes in 2017.

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Satin brass finishes have been making a comeback in recent years.  The satin or brushed brass seems to bring a warmer look.

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Hardworking Kitchen Storage Walls are bringing more open space and creates a one-stop hub freeing up the rest of the space for a breezy look.

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White With Off White brings a refreshing look.  Balancing a white palette with a creamy off white and natural linen hues creates a breathtaking look that can be rich with character.

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Splurging in Laundry Rooms – Everyone knows that kitchens and bathrooms get the big remodel budgets but laundry room are now seeing the love.  Design tricks include bringing more light into the room and more storage.

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Outdoor Feeling Indoor Showers – An outdoor shower is highly desirable but it is not practical in most states year round.  Designers and homeowners are looking to intimate courtyards and creative site placement to create bathrooms that connect deeply to the outdoors while still maintaining privacy.

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Abundant Storage– Homeowners have demanded more storage space so newer homes are featuring enormous walk-in closets, spacious dressing rooms and plenty of built in cabinets.  Garage are also getting larger to accommodate the larger SUV’s and all of our gear.

Please visit our website:  www.gatewaytovail.com for information on homes for sale in the Vail Valley.

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Vail Resorts has been working hard to continue to provide their guests with exceptional experiences and build upon the unprecedented value of the Epic Pass with the additional of Whistler Blackcomb and Stowe Mountain Resort for the 2017-2018 winter season.  The Epic Pass now provides worldwide access with 45 iconic resorts.

The price of the Epic Pass will be $859.00 which provides unlimited and unrestricted skiing from opening day to closing day.  The Epic Pass gives full access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, Park City in Utah, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe, Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan, Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin, Whistler Blackcomb in Canada, Perisher in Australia.  The Epic Pass grants limited access to 30 European ski resorts including Arlberg in Austria, Les 3 Vallees, Paradiski and Tignes-Val D’Isere in France; Skirama Dolomiti in Italy and 4 Vallees in Switzerland.  Vail Resorts plans to intergrate Stowe Mountain Resort into its season pass products for the 2017-2018 winter season, subject to the acquisition closing with no restriction dates.

The Epic Local Pass will be $639.00 and you will receive unlimited and unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood, plus a total of 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek and Whistler Blackcomb with holiday restrictions.  Stowe Mountain Resort will be integrated into the program subject to the acquisition closing.

The Epic 4-Day is a convenient option for a short ski trip.  The pass will be valid at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Whistler Blackcomb, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Arapahoe Basin and Stowe Mountain, subject to acquisition closing, plus four free days at Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton or Wilmot Mountain.  The Epic 4-Day pass is $419.00.

The auto renew program is the most convenient way to automatically renew your season pass every year, guaranteeing the lowest price for next season. Your will receive an email notifying you that its time to renew.  The spring payment is just $49 plus pass insurance if you have selected.  You have the option to cancel with out penalty before March 15.

For more information on ski passes please visit: www.snow.com.  Please visit our website:  www.gatewaytovail.com for more information on what’s happening in the Vail Valley.

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I just bought my Aspen Santa Fe Ballet tickets, have you? If you haven’t, don’t worry there are still tickets remaining and available at Vilar Preforming Arts Center in Beaver Creek.
Image result for vpac beaver creek coAspen Santa Fe Ballet performs a diverse repertoire; with numerous guest collaborators that enrich the heart of this dance companies foundation of expertise dancers. For nearly twenty years (and counting) Aspen Santa Fe Ballet has been traveling within the country maintaining a strong, fierce reputation. ASFB doesn’t let the boarders of this country stop them as they have embarked on many out of country expeditions and tours as well as participating in world rewound dance workshops and concerts.

As it’s company name may suggest, ASFB derives  from a dual set of home base cities; Aspen, tucked away in the great Rocky Mountains, and Santa Fe, gracing the Southwestern plateau.  Given their shared home towns so to speak, ASFB indulges in both settings absorbing all that their environments have to offer as if they’re yearning for local inspiration…it surely comes across vividly in their live shows.

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In exactly two weeks from today ASFB will be gracing Vail with their February 22, performance over in Beaver Creek.  At 7:30PM be prepared to sit comfortably at the Vilar Performing Arts Center as you sit back in awe of athletic, virtuoso dancers take the stage in demonstrating exquisite contemporary ballet technique.  Great and fun for the entire family!

For more information on great happenings in wonder Vail please feel free to contact me, Maxine@GatewayLand.com or please pop into our Vail Village office located near the international bridge and I can introduce you to one of our many awesome local brokers

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Here in Vail you don’t have to wait until Friday to indulge in the many tasty treats and spirits offered in the Village…. because every day is Friday in paradise! 

So let’s apre ski!

One of my favorite post ski spots is Vail Chophouse! The grand windows make for beautiful natural light plus views of the wondering Vail mountain; while live music accompanies you as you wine and dine with friends.

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Bart & Yeti’s is an awesome local spot where you’re sure you bump into your buddies!  This down to earth vibe is comfortable not to mention B&Y is a staple in Lionshead.

Just steps away from the Eagle Bahn Gondola over in Lionshead Tavern on the Square could be Vail’s #1 apre ski spot!  With incredible views of the Mountain on the patio there is no bad seat in the house!

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Speaking of fabolous outdoor seaking…The Red Lion is a happenin spot for post ski treats. Located at the top of Bridge Street the tradition ski bar setting inside is very cool!

Well, I’ve officially made myself hungry and thirsty by sharing these awesome local spots with y’all… Hope to see you around town! Cheers!!

For more information on what’s going on in the Vail Valley pop into our Vail Village office, located near the international bridge and come in and say hello!

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Having a well maintained and functional mudroom is essential when living here in the High Country. When every season is a “play” season residents seem to accumulate A LOT of gear and clothing, with a well kept mudroom you can easily get to your go – to seasonal accessories without creating too much clutter!

Initially setting up your mudroom with barriers or compartments that distinguish storage areas so you can easily stash your wet boots, ski jackets, hiking gear or whatever seasonal accessories desired.
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Cubbies, coat hooks, or even storage bins can be used to help separate mudroom gear and make it easy for your family or guests to get to what they need without shuffling around.

As the gateway into your home a mudroom can be stylish as well as a functional storage space! Blending themes you already have in your home into your mudroom keeps nice, well balanced consistency. However, giving your mudroom a different splash of style is also exciting; brightening the space with a little paint and a few other updates such as new boxes or baskets, you and your family will be re-energized to stay organized!

Maximizing space by layering your storage compartments makes for an efficient mudroom and optimal space for storing gear. Such as; on top of a locker like set up purchase small baskets or boxes to hold stray items. Place those boxes above your head but still within reach (like the above image!).
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Alos, encourage guests to slip off their shoes to come into your cozy home by leaving a basket of slippers in the space.

For more renovation tips please don’t hesitate to contact me at, Maxine@GatewayLand.com or pop into our Vail Village location near the International Bridge so I can set you up with an expert broker to discuss Vail Real Estate! 

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