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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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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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Up For Auction!!

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Redstone Castle

Redstone Castle is located in Redstone Colorado, just outside of Carbondale. Built in 1897 for John C. Osgood, this residency has seen it’s share of Colorado history. Teddy Roosevelt and John D. Rockefeller have enjoyed spending time at this beautiful, historical abode. The movie, ‘The Prestige‘ starring Michael Caine, Christian Bale and Scarlett Johansson was filmed at this location, as well!

The Castle remains essentially true to the original form from when it was assembled in 1897, and for that reason it is protected under the Colorado Historical Easement. This essentially means that only the furniture may be replaced. There are 42 rooms spread out over 24,000 square feet, along with 14 fireplaces for warmth. Beautifully designed Tiffany light fixtures adorn the custom motif of every uniquely created room, each with it’s own testament to a different country. A must see is the Gentlemen’s Game Room, so many rich, opulent stories to be told there!

This beautiful property is set for Auction on October 7, 2016, you must provide a minimum bid of $2,000,000.00 to throw in your hat. Good Luck!!

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Guided Tours are running through October 6th

Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon ~ 1:30 PM 

$15 Adults      $10 Seniors & Children 5-18 

All Aboard!

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 Have your Ticket ready for a spectacular “Fall Foliage” Train Tour!

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The Leadville Colorado and Southern Railroad Company offers

2 1/2 hour round-trip scenic rides. The train will be departing from Leadville until October 9th!

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am & 2:00pm

Monday thru Friday: 1:00pm

Adults Tickets: $37.00    Children 4-12:  $20.00    Children 3 and under: Free

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Let the Flight of the Monarch begin!

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~Springtime in the Rockies~

Eastern North American Monarch Population

The eastern population of North America’s monarchs winter in the same 11 to 12 mountain areas in the States of Mexico and Michoacan from October to late March. Monarchs roost for the winter in oyamel fir forests nearly 2 miles above sea level. The mountain hillsides of oyamel forests provide an ideal microclimate for the butterflies. Here temperatures range from 32 to 59 degrees . If the temperature is lower, the monarchs will be forced to use their fat reserves. The humidity in the oyamel forest assures the monarchs won’t dry out, allowing them to conserve their energy.

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Western North American Monarch Population

Monarchs living west of the Rocky Mountain range in North America winter in California along the Pacific coast near Santa Cruz and San Diego. Here the conditions are very similar to that of central Mexico. Monarchs roost in eucalyptus, Monterrey pines, and Monterrey cypresses in California.

Clustering in Colonies

Monarchs cluster together to stay warm. Tens of thousands of monarchs can cluster on a single tree. Although monarchs alone weigh less than a gram, tens of thousands of them weigh a lot. Oyamel trees are generally able to support the clustering butterflies, but sometimes branches break.

 

Traveling North

As warm temperatures and lengthening days arrive, the migratory generation of monarchs finishes the development they halted prior to their migration. They become reproductive, breed and lay their eggs for the new generation.

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This starts their northern journey back to North America. Unlike the generation before them, who made a one-generation journey south, successive generations make the journey north. Generation 1 monarchs are the offspring of the monarchs who overwintered in Mexico. Multiple generations of monarchs are moving further North with every migration, each successive generation travels farther north. It will take 3-4 generations to reach the northern United States and Canada.

Map of North America showing the spring and summer migration patterns of the Monarch butterfly.

 

 

Least Expensive Lot in Rendezvous Since 2002!

East Mountain at Rendezvous, one of the Winter Park Fraser Valley’s most premier communities.

Lot 24 frames Byers Peak while offering ski area and valley views.

Rendezvous offers underground utilities & paved maintained roads in this covenant controlled community.

The Fraser River flows through Rendezvous.? This is a special opportunity at $179,500!

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Contact Austin Pottorff at Gateway Land & Development for lot details

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RETREAT FLOOR PLAN, LAKOTA AT WINTER PARK

Lot 88, this single family home is months away from completion.? Walking/riding distance to Winter Park Resort and the James Peak Wilderness Area.? Retreat floor plans offer four master suites on two levels, large sun soaked deck facing the ski area, a two car heated garage, and in floor radiant heating throughout.? Offered at $950,000, only in Winter Park!

Call Austin Pottorff, Director of Sales at Lakota for details

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