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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!


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!


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


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!!


Guided Tours are running through October 6th

Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon ~ 1:30 PM 

$15 Adults      $10 Seniors & Children 5-18 

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; 970-376-4484



DeBeque, Colorado is located about 25 miles northeast of Grand Junction in Mesa County, and is a small ranching community nestled between stately buttes, mesas, desert plateaus, and mountains. While Mesa County retains much of its ranching and farming heritage, DeBeque is rapidly emerging as a key residential, office, and commercial center. DeBeque?s central location to Powderhorn Ski Area just 13 miles south, Aspen and Vail just an hour and a half east, and Glenwood Springs 45 minutes east, makes this undeveloped valley a natural for well planned, preservation-oriented growth to meet burgeoning demand in the key Piceance Energy Basin.

?Home to the ongoing rapidly expanding natural gas boom and the forecasted oil shale boom, DeBeque sits ideally at the epicenter of the Piceance Energy Basin. According to President Obama, natural gas is one of the primary energies of the future and is also the cornerstone of T. Boone Pickens? national plan. Energy companies have invested hundreds of billions of dollars in gas pipelines from immediately around DeBeque to Denver and Chicago.

?We are proud to offer the Blue Stone Ridge Ranch, a mixed use ranch project encompassing 1,700 acres approximately 2 miles south of I-70, in DeBeque. Approximately 700 acres that are currently annexed into the Town of DeBeque, zoned for 2,000 housing units, 35 acres of commercial, and 330 acres of open space.

The balance of the ranch, The Canyons at DeBeque, consists of approximately 930 acres which are divided into 37 thirty five- to forty-acre lots. The land is treed mesas, meadows, spectacular canyons, breathtaking views, all surrounded by BLM land. Please contact John Nichols at 970.331.6677 and visit the website, for more information.


35 ACRES IS NOW $289,000!

Enchantment Ranch is simply magnificent. Bordered by BLM and?surrounded by 360 degrees of mountain valleys and vistas, this site is truly unique. Flat and easily buildable; one of only nineteen lots in a small, private subdivision; only thirty minutes to Wolcott; horses are allowed.

For more information on this ranch or to browse Vail Valley MLS please visit our websites at or