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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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970-790-6777 OR 970-926-6777

 

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Breathe in this view, that’s sure to bring a smile to your face!

Just envision; you’re in your favorite lounge chair, accompanied by a tasty beverage…maybe in the presence of loved ones on a flawless August evening…
Now you don’t have to envision any longer; this could be your life!

Call Gateway Land and Development Real Estate, TODAY to schedule a showing at 78 St Andrews Place in the esteemed Arrowhead community!

78 St. Andrews Place is a stunning 6 bedroom home set on an extraordinary site overlooking the Country Club of the Rockies golf fairways w/ 180-degree mountain views. Flawless sites in every direction! The spacious 5,343 sqft open floor plan provides rare, large entertaining spaces, including a huge great room, to accommodate the gracious home. The gourmet kitchen has a cozy breakfast nook while the formal dining is accessed through a dramatic stone archway. The main level master suite is both grand & private. Large rec room, multiple patios, 2 powder rooms & private guest suites.

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Gateway Land and Development Real Estate
183 Gore Creek Drive | Suite 5 | Vail Village
970-926-6777 OR  970-790-6777

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Cordillera is well known for its Troon Prive status as a private golf club, with three outstanding 18-hole courses within its 13 square mile mountain terrain.  However, Cordillera offers a year-round lifestyle with a wide range of amazing amenities.

The Valley at Cordillera has an outdoor pool and tennis courts.  There is a work-out facility inside the golf clubhouse, which also features fine dining.  Trout catch and release fly fishing in the golf course pond is fantastic, which a small fish running 16 inches and a strong population of much larger and wiser prey to test your skill.  Along the Eagle River separating The Valley neighborhood from the rest of Cordillera the community owns a mile and a quarter of managed Blue Ribbon trout waters.

In the heart of The Divide is the famous Lodge & Spa at Cordillera, which has won recognition by the Conde Nast travel magazine.  Its five star Mirador restaurant serves an excellent brunch.  Near by is the 10-hole Short Course, with holes running in length from about 100 to 200 yards, and The Grouse On The Green Irish pub, which serves the best fish tacos in the Vail Valley.  The kids’ fishing pond is a great family gathering place, and there are also tennis courts.  One of the popular annual winter activities in The Divide is the community snow shoe excursion.  At the entrance to The Divide is a world-class equestrian facility with space for dressage and jumping, as well as connection to riding trails.  Up the road from there is headquarters for the community public works department, as well as a community post office, dog park, ice skating rink and one of two resident fire stations.  The post office shares a building with an activity center used for community art, book and card clubs.  And a bit farther is Bearcat Stables, which features trail riding in the summer and horse-drawn sled rides in the winter.

The Ranch neighborhood surrounds the Mountain Course.  At its heart is the Timer Hearth Grille, a four-plus star restaurant.  The area’s best Nordic ski track makes use of half of the golf course in the winter, and a snow shoeing trail uses the rest.  On the way to The Summit neighborhood is the Trailhead recreational facility, which has outdoor pools and a kids’ park.  It is the home of Cordy’s Camp for kids in the summer, and it hosts kids movie and party nights on a regular basis.  The Trailhead is also one of the several access points to over 23 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails that run throughout the community.

At the start of The Summit is Settlers’ Park, which has an athletic center with work-out facilities and an indoor pool.  There are also tennis courts and the second fire station.

The heart of The Summit is a golf course at an altitude of 9100 feet.  Breakfast or lunch at the clubhouse is a treat before, during or after a round of golf.  Expect to hit your longest shots at this altitude…..as much as 10% to 15% farther than at sea level.  Enter the trail system here and you can trek all the way to New York Mountain.

For more information about Cordillera’s amenities, its lifestyle and its luxury homes, contact Lai White at 970-471-2207.

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There is a wide-spread misconception that the largest section of Cordillera is far from everything.  Nothing could be more true.  As a result, many have bought real estate in the Vail Valley without considering The Divide, The Ranch, or The Summit at Cordillera, only to find later when they have experienced the Cordillera lifestyle through a friend that they have missed a wonderful gem.

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As one travels west to the Eagle County airport or shopping in Eagle or Gypsum, The Valley at Cordillera is quite visible on the north side of the highway at the western reaches of Edwards.  This is a beautiful mountainside community centered on the Tom Fazio-designed Valley Course operated by Troon.  One might even look south and wonder what the luxury homes are on the opposite mountaintop, or spy a corner of the Conde Nast award-winning Lodge & Spa at Cordillera.  However, to find the Cordillera neighborhoods on the south side of the highway, one needs to travel up the Squaw Creek access.  Make that short trip, and you will find gorgeous views and quiet seclusion found few other places in the Vail Valley.

How far is it to these fantastic havens compared to alternatives?  Here is what Google Maps says:

TRAVEL TIMES  (mins) Edwards Starbucks Beaver Creek Arrowhead Parking BC Bear Lot Vail Garage Avon City Market
Cordillera Valley Clubhouse 10 18 13 11 21 13
Cordillera Ranch Clubhouse 15 25 18 18 29 21
Cordillera Summit Clubhouse 24 34 27 27 38 30
Cordillera Divide Lodge&Spa 15 25 18 18 29 21
Singletree Sonnenalp Clubhouse 7 13 6 6 18 10
Wildridge 15 15 15 11 19 10
Arrowhead Resort 6 12 0 5 19 9

Since much of the drive is along Squaw Creek Road, travel times from the hidden Cordillera neighborhoods are typically even shorter than the Google measurements.  Just a few extra minutes gets you a world away from hustle, bustle and traffic noise and into a land of considerable beauty full of wildlife and grand vistas.  Call Lai White at 970-471-2207 for a tour!

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This is our “Mud Season” in the Vail Valley……the couple of months between ski season and golf season that occurs twice a year.  Tourist traffic is light, but there are still plenty of activities happening.  The herds of elk and deer are getting very brave, grazing on the new grass shoots right on the edge of the roads.  Buds are showing on the aspen trees, and daffodils and crocus flowers are in bloom.

For the golf aficionados a few of our local courses are opening.  The Tom Fazio Valley Course at Cordillera has been opened for a few of weeks, but a couple of late snow blizzards curtailed our fun.  Now that May is here, so is warmer weather and lesser winds, and with the ski sticks put away, out come the golf sticks!  We are looking forward to the opening of the Mountain Course, the Summit Course, and the Short Course.

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New construction is also in full swing at the Valley in Cordillera.  We can already see that a few of these will be magnificent luxury estate homes with spectacular views of the New York mountain peaks.

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For more information on the Club at Cordillera, the wonderful Cordillera lifestyle, or Cordillera real estate, contact Lai White at 970-471-2207.

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By Barbara Pronin

Too many of us put relaxation on hold, despite knowing stress management is crucial for good health. Would you take the time to de-stress more often if there were quick ways to do so? Personal trainers and life coaches suggest seven ways worth considering:

1. Keep a Journal

Writing is ideal for mental clarity because it makes you think out issues and reflect on what’s happening in your life. Writing in a daily journal for 10 minutes each evening can relax you, and even help you sleep better.

2. Go to the Movies by Yourself

If you can manage it, think about it: it gets you away from everything and everyone, you’re not allowed to talk, and you have to silence your cell phone. Perfect.

3. Go for a Walk

Even a short walk around your home or office can help put the world in perspective. Walk at a moderate pace and do your best to observe and appreciate the sights and sounds along the way.

4. Take a Breath

Three minutes of slow, deep breathing can do wonders for clearing your mind, improving your focus and easing your daily stress.

5. Do Something You Like

Take a warm bath or a 20-minute power nap. Phone a friend you haven’t talked to in a while. Treat yourself to your favorite snack (especially if it’s dark chocolate.) Be kind to your body just for a little bit and feel the difference in your stress level.

6. Listen to Music

Listening to soothing music, even for 10 or 15 minutes, slows your breathing and heart rate, lowers blood pressure and relaxes tense muscles.

7. Create a Relaxation Space

Even a designated chair in your office can be your go-to space. Keep some magazines, crossword puzzles or a book of poems nearby, but leave your phone behind and don’t answer it while you are in your space.

Have you done any of the above to combat stress? What other ways do you unwind?

Remember, life can be stressful, buying or selling your home does not have to be. Call Greg Peterson at (970) 331-1333, and let me take this stresser away.

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Since the beginning of 2016, there have been 8 homes sold in Singletree.  There are currently 19 active listings.  At face value, it appears we have 9.5 months of inventory.  HOWEVER!    There are now 15 residences in Singletree under contract!!!  If those sale were all completed through title exchange today, April 29, the statistics would then show 23 sales in 2016, and LESS THAN 4 MONTHS OF INVENTORY!

Singletree has a wide range of homes, including condos, townhomes and affordable through luxurious single family residences.  It is centered on the Sonnenalp Golf Club, and is close to everything.

I do not think we have ever had such a strong sellers’ market in Singletree.  I live in Singletree, and I love this community and know it well.  If you have been thinking of selling your Singletree home, call LAI WHITE at 970-471-2207 and I will discuss a dedicated selling strategy for you to take advantage of this great opportunity.

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After several years of relatively little activity due to the recession, new construction of luxury homes in Cordillera is back in full swing.  Interestingly, some of the projects are larger, grander, and even more luxurious than the already wonderful homes that exist in this award-winning golf community.  Maybe one of these could satisfy your dreams!

At The Valley at Cordillera, the neighborhood that surrounds the Tom Fazio-designed golf course, it looks like six or seven new homes will be completed by the end of this year.  Several of these are adjacent to the golf course.

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Whether it is new construction or a settled home with landscaping and finishing touching completed, we can find a dream home for you.  Contact Lai White at 970-471-2207.

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You may sight a coyote or even a deer at your urban residence, but not this!  The elk are loving the green, sprouting grasses that come with spring weather.  While we often see wildlife cruising Vail Valley real estate all year long, when the new growth starts, they shed all semblance of shyness.

This small group is grazing along the road in the mid-afternoon, along the edge of Cordillera’s Mountain Course, an 18-hole Hale Irwin designed golf challenge.  Expect lightning fast greens with huge mountain breaks, and no putt that runs straight when over two feet long.

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If the elk coats look a bit scruffy to you, that is winter fur, which they are starting to lose.  Antlers shed in winter by the bulls are already regenerating.  We have many elk in Cordillera, and you might see over fifty at one time.

Homes in Cordillera are all in the luxury home class, even the semi-custom enclave residences that sell starting at just under one million dollars for over 3600 square feet.  Minutes away from everything, but a world away from the hustle-bustle of our major resorts sits the award-winning golf community of Cordillera, thirteen square miles of a year-round life-style that cherishes and peacefully co-exists with our wildlife.

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Did you know that China built whole cities which currently have no residents?  At one time, about three-quarters of the world supply of high-rise construction cranes were in China!  With real estate development representing about a quarter of the Chinese economy, the worldwide slump has caused a lot of worry on how much impact the Chinese problem would affect other nations.  The good news is that in many cities in China, real estate development and prices are rebounding.  However, the resurgence is so far limited to urban areas, and the large supply of unsold homes elsewhere is problematic.

 

What does this mean for the United States and for our local resort real estate market in particular?  Well, on the side of the US financial assets (debt) owned by the Chinese government, a healthy Chinese economy is a good thing.  Further, a strong economy there bolsters worldwide confidence.  And, since our local market has a high percentage of second home and investor content, the more bullish buyers feel about the economy here, the more active our local market gets and the faster local prices rise.

In a recent blog, I pointed out that a strong Aspen market the past year is a good indication of promising news for the Vail Valley market, as we traditionally lag Aspen activity, up or down, by about 12-18 months.  We are already experiencing an increase in activity and pricing.  New home construction is back in many neighborhoods and golf communities like Cordillera, and particularly in luxury homes.

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Contact Lai White at 970-471-2207 for more information on why now is a great time for both buyers and sellers.  Buyers, do not miss the shift in the trend from a buyer to a seller market!

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