Category Archives: Events & Entertainment

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!

Ahhh, Indian Summer

 

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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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Area’s First Trophy Home!

 

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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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Walking Mountains Science Center

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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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2016 Global Solutions Forum

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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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Vail Nature Hiking

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Take the Gondola up to the top of Vail Mountain and enjoy a guided Nature Hike any day of the week from 11-12 or 2-3!

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On Thursdays and Saturdays from 7p-8p an awesome evening hike is another option available for you to get out and come alive with nature! There is no fee for any of these beautiful hikes.

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Be sure to wear/pack the proper attire, including comfortable walking/hiking shoes and bring water! Don’t forget your Ski Pass to ride the Gondola at no charge or purchase a Gondola round-trip ticket for $34 

Hut To Hut

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Hut to Hut hiking offers a very unique and exciting wilderness adventure in EagleSummit and Pitkin Counties, without having to rely entirely on your own means! Most of the Huts are within a 7 mile radius from the trail head with a 700-2,800 vertical foot climb. Be sure to visit the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association Colorado to make your personal or group reservations and to create your own, customized adventure! (970) 925-5775

You will need to pack in your own sleeping bag, water, food, personal gear and an emergency kit. Be sure to pick up a Summer Huts & Trails Topo map!

Included with the Huts: wood burning stoves for heating and cooking, propane burners, photo-voltaic lighting, cooking and eating utensils, kitchen supplies, mattresses and pillows.

The 10th Mountain Division Hut Association Colorado maintains a total of 34 Huts.  All 34 Huts are available during the winter season for snowshoeing and cross country skiing, etc. In the summertime, access is limited to 21 Huts. Be sure to plan your trip soon to ensure reservations!

 

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Ballooning anyone…?

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What a breathtaking way to spend your morning!!  Capture pristine views of the Vail Valley that will excel beyond your imagination!  Flights begin in Gypsum just after sunrise and can last up to 3 1/2 hours. All flights are dependent on favorable weather. Contact Camelot Balloons, Inc. For more information and reservations.

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You might even be able to capture a one of a kind view of a beautiful home or land that we have listed with Gateway Land & Development Real Estate!

 

 

 

Kayak Classes

 

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Alpine Quest in Edwards is offering Kayaking River Classes for beginners from April-October. During the summer months the River Class is offered 4 times per week! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The two day class consists of one lake session and one full river day for $175. Private lessons are available for those who prefer a more personalized approach!

For Reservations contact Alpine Quest Sports: 970- 926-3867

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Alpine quest is located across Hwy 6 from Gateway Land & Development Real Estate in Edwards, Co

Volkssporting in Vail!

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Origin: German  –  Volkssport:  (“people’s sport”) A  non-competitive sporting activity for groups of people.

Take advantage of the many outstanding outdoor activities that are offered in the Vail area!! Stay tuned for many more postings in the future!

Vail Volkssport Events are hosted by the Rocky Mountain Wanderers

Contact C. Rickauer with questions (970) 668-3737

June 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016

Starting Point: Sonnenalp Resort

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