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Vail has so much beauty and family fun activities to offer but if you ever feel like taking a scenic drive to check out a super neat little mountain town; well then a day trip to Red Cliff just might be your speed.

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As you leave Vail and hop on Highway 70, exit at  Minturn/Leadville…blink and you’ll miss the sweetness of the cute local shops Minturn has to offer.  Cruising up Highway 24 is breathtaking and travelers can usually pull off on the side to embrace this glorious nature.

Now there may not be much to do in Red Cliff but what you CAN do is wildly fun!  From kind folks to friendly roaming dogs – your sure to see a lot of smiles in Red Cliff, where life is a little slower and simpler.  As you enter town, take your second left onto Water Street, (follow signs for Shrine Pass) less than a mile down the road you’ll come across a magical snow covered yurt! This yurt holds a lot adventure! If you haven’t been greeted by welcoming faces step inside and meet locals that can’t wait to share with you their happy place!

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Colorado Backcountry Rentals is THE premiere snowmobiling rental company! The staff is extensively educated not only on the safety side but the mechanical side as well.  CBR maps out the coolest trails for ultimate fun for the entire family!  Whether you are a beginner or advance snowmobile enthusiast there are routes and options for everyone!  Prefer to not drive? Hop on back of your friends and enjoy heated hand rests and pow filled adventure! CBR offers a variety of options for those interested in snowmobiling such as style of snowmobile and the duration of your time exploring. A group of friends and I just indulged in renting from CBR and had an absolute blast! It’s wild how quick 3 hours can fly by when you’re laughing the entire time and taking in such epic sights!

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After hours of exhilarating can’t stop smiling snowmobiling riding you’re sure to have worked up an appetite. And being that you’re higher in elevation then Vail, keep hydrated! So head on into Mangos Mountain Grill and let your taste buds now do the exploring… With daily specials and delicious favorites Mangos is sure to fill your belly! Perhaps you’ll even catch me sitting at the end of the bar swapping stories with friends!

It’s nice to slow down every once and again, so treat yourself to a day trip in Red Cliff that you’ll never forget!  For more information on “to-dos” in and around the Vail Valley pop into our Gateway Real Estate office in wonderful Vail Village. Come say hello!

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Good morning and welcome to the last weekend in October!

Following are the stats provided on the Vail Valley MLS this morning…

NEW LISTING – Six new, 3 residential, 2 land, & 1 rental, pricing range from $2900-/mo to $999K.  Listings are in several areas, call for details.

PRICE REDUCTIONS – There are only two decreases from list price, one of $24,100- on a residential, & a price drop on a commercial building lease, call for details.

UNDER CONTRACT – Five properties have come UNDER CONTRACT with pricing ranging from $233,100 to $829K with one of those a partial ownership for $169K.

Finally, the SOLDS, Eleven new owners in the Valley. These SOLDS were purchased for $280K – $1.565M.  They are located in Avon, Edwards, Eagle, & Gypsum.

If you may be interested in any additional info, call me, 313 600 8330.

Thx  dean

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!!

 

Good morning, here is what is showing up in the Vail MLS STATS this morning…

SOLDS – 13 properties have closed and now have new owners, 12 residential ranging in price from $177K in Leadville to $9.375M in Vail.  One vacant parcel in Red Cliff has sold for $220K.

As for UNDER CONTRACT, there are 10 Listings which offers presented have been accepted and now will continue through the process and likely become solds.  All are residential and they range in Listed Price from $315K to $3.795M.

PRICE REDUCTIONS number only 3, two have decreased the asking/Listing price by $20K and another by $8K.

Finally, NEW LISTINGS on the market are a huge, 1.  It’s one you may want to see, a $2.265M in Vail!

Whether your looking for a better deal with taking advantage of a PRICE REDUCTION, ready to LIST your property, or just looking and want to see a Newly Listed home or some other Listing still on the market, CALL ME TODAY.  I’ll help you through the process and get you into your next property in the Vail Valley.

DEAN QUINT  313 600 8330

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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 

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When your Mom told you to go outside and play, she knew what she was talking about.  Hanging outside is good for the mental and physical well being.  According to a survey from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) “What Buyers Really Want” are patios and front porches.  So why do we not use our decks and patios more?  Our lives are wrapped up with our fascination of digital devices such as tablets, computers, televisions and games, according to a UCLA study as described in the book “Life At Home in the Twenty-First Century.”

Even though summer is coming to a close, you can still make your outdoor living space an oasis or start planning for next summer.  HouseLogic  suggest taking these 7 steps to transform your outdoor space so that you may never want to leave.

  1.  Go Overboard on Comfy – Make your outdoor seating as comfortable as your indoor furniture.  Add some outdoor rugs so it’s comfortable on your bare feet.  Create some privacy with shrubs, bushes or prefab screens.
  2. Create a Broadband Paradise – Boot up your outdoor space with a wireless Wi-Fi antenna. Wireless speakers make it easy to bring music outdoors and all weather outdoor TV’s let you stay outside for the big football games.
  3. Blur the Line Between Indoors and Outdoors – creating a seamless transition between your home’s interior and exterior is the most effective way to enhance your enjoyment of the space.  Replace a standard door opening with a sliding or French door.  Use weatherproof flooring such as stone tile or scored concrete from the room leading to your back yard.
  4. Light the Way – Illuminate walkways and steps with landscape solar lights.  Hang fairy lights in the trees.
  5. Make your Mark – Paint a faux rug with your favorite colors or create a path of colored glass, brick or personal décor that makes you happy.
  6. Don’t Give Anyone an Excuse to Stay Inside – A Fire pit is a proven winner. An outdoor playhouse is great for kids.
  7. Rebuff the Elements – Install an awning or pergola.  Windscreens help keep your BBQ fires burning and screen in your porch or deck helps against bugs.

For more ideas for Home Improvement you may visit:  www.HouseLogic.com

Today’s (July 25, 2015) headline in the Vail Daily is “New York Phil opens residency.”  It’s not my friend Phil moving in next door.  It’s the New York Philharmonic that will be performing for a while at Bravo concerts in the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater.  The Dallas Symphony Orchestra just left town earlier this month.  Check the paper regularly for the other music acts, bands, groups and entertainers that are here in the bars and restaurants every night of the summer, usually free but sometimes for a small cover.  The Vilar Center in Beaver Creek has a regular schedule each year during the summer and the ski season, not just music.   It books substantially in advance but it is not always sold out.  I think there are no bad seats at the Vilar or the Ford Amphitheater (even if you are on a blanket behind the formal seating).  Vail is also centrally located to head to other towns for the summer and fall music festivals in Breck, Aspen, Glenwood Springs and Telluride.  From here there is never a lack of activities to attend Summer and Winter.

It’s a beautiful day in Colorado, Bob Essin

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What is Leverage Global Partners? Who are they? These are two questions I am frequently asked as talk to people looking at the wide variety of properties we have displayed on our windows.

The best way to start to understand what Leverage is to look at their vision statement.

“Inspired by a steadfast determination to elevate the field of play, Leverage Global Partners empowers an international network of prestigious independent real estate companies through shared intelligence, agile marketing strategies, and entrepreneurial connectivity. Each member of Leverage Global Partners has been carefully selected as demonstrating innovative leadership and peerless integrity in the field of real estate.”

Alright, so what does all of that mean? In essence, it means that our properties are marketed along side some of the premier properties around the world. Leverage Global Partners also connects you to Real Estate Brokers who are held to higher standards of service.

Leverage Global Partners Code of Care

  • INTEGRITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY:
  • DEFINING THE NEEDS OF OUR CLIENTS:
  • OUR STANDARD OF CARE:

Each member of Leverage Global Partners has been individually selected based on their recognition and expertise in the field of real estate as caring, conscientious experts as well as their willingness to whole-heartedly operate under the terms of this Code of Care. We understand and accept these principles, and we honor and commit to be held accountable to uphold these standards of practice.

If you still are not sure about the diversity and scope of the Leverage network, check out the Leverage Lookbook Spring 2015. You will find us in there on page 125.

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For more information check out their link on the bottom right of our web pages and remember, call Greg at 970.331.1333 for more information about any of their properties or local properties here in the Vail Valley. 

 

For the discriminating home builder, looking to create the dream home in the exclusive Buckeye Ranch Estates.  Located 4.5 miles north of Leadville, this is a 35.15 breathtaking parcel of land with views of the Mosquito Range with easy access to the Buckeye Trailhead.

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The Buckeye Trailhead offers access to the Buckeye Peak, Buckeye Lake and the Sangree Hut, which is one of the 10th Mountain Division Huts.  Three miles from the Buckeye Gulch trailhead, Sangree is one of the easiest 10th Mountain huts to reach.  It’s a majestic setting with inspiring views of the high peaks around the Leadville area.  Sangree Hut was named after the 10th Mountain Division soldier, Sangree M. Froelicher, killed in action during WWII in Italy.

Leadville is a former silver mining town that lies near the headwaters of the Arkansas River offering opportunities for outdoor recreation such as rafting, fishing, camping and skiing.  The closest ski area is Ski Cooper located 10 miles from Leadville, but Copper Mountain is a short 15 minutes and Vail and Beaver Creek are a short 45 minute scenic drive.

Vail, Colorado and the entire Vail Valley are famous for world-class mountain recreation, and the abundance and variety of year-around activities will set your vacation apart from any other you’ve ever had!

Summer brings sunny days and boundless fun, from leisurely nature walks to hard-core mountain biking, from scenic horseback trail rides to exciting rafting, combined with cultural and music events nearly every week.

Take a peek at our Vail Valley events calendar. You’ll be amazed at what’s happening while you’re here. Our events are world-class, and many are FREE!

Summer & Fall Activities

Discover what Vail Valley locals know: we came for the winters, but stayed for summer and fall. With our superb climate, you’ll want to spend the long days outdoors. Whether your idea of fun is active or idle, the choices are plentiful. Here are some of our favorite things to do in summertime in Vail and Beaver Creek:

  • Biking, both road and mountain bike. Vail’s bike path is extensive, and of course, Eagle County is a mountain biking mecca!
  • Ballooning. Gorgeous views in a colorful balloon!
  • Rafting. From the Eagle River to the mighty Colorado, our waters are prime for river rafting and kayaking.
  • Fly Fishing. Clear, pure and predictable! (the water, not the fish!)
  • Golf. With 16 courses here in the Vail/Beaver Creek area, you’ll find challenges on every hole.
  • Jeeping. Go with the professionals for an out-of-resort, blow-your-mind experience.
  • Horseback riding. Enjoy the Western side of Vail and Beaver Creek resorts.
  • Camps & Classes. Most of our local camps and classes are in an outdoor setting.. guaranteed smiles!
  • And so much more!

Check out all Vail and Beaver Creek Summer Activities right here!

 For more information, please contact Greg Peterson at 970-331-1333 and have a blessed summer.