Category Archives: Vail Property

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!

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

For more information on Vail Valley Real Estate, or to browse the entire Vail MLS, please visit

Road Trip~Halloween Ghost Town Tour!!

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…

 Animas Forks

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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!

St. Elmo

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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!!


Colorado’s Most Stunning Modern Estate for sale, Vail Real Estate

vail colorado estate for saleThis exquisite 12,521 SQFT modern mountain estate, Vail real estate’s finest property, graces 4.5 acres and is now reduced to $12,750,000.

The two-level master wing with yoga studio, awe-inspiring spa bathroom, cedar closet, and sweeping mountain views is enough to make royalty happy. Vail estate for sale Lake Creek vail real estate - stunning bathroom

The gourmet kitchen is a chef’s paradise, with sleek and clean appliances and offers a butler’s pantry, large wood bar, and breakfast nook surrounded in glass.

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The outdoor living is extraordinary with a reflection pond, large waterfall, two kitchens, pizza oven, and fire pit!

vail real estate - 34 whiskey ridge outdoor livingFor more information on this estate for sale, please visit or 34 Whiskey Ridge or to search the Vail MLS and view more Vail Valley homes for sale, visit

To see this home, or if you are interested in Vail Valley Real Estate, please contact Ashley at


Cordillera Colorado Summer Hiking Trails and Timberhearth Grille

THE RANCH at CORDILLERA, Edwards Colorado

The Ranch at Cordillera is chock full of wonderful options for hiking.? There are wonderful little trails all nestled in throughout the property maintained by the Cordillera Metropolitan district.? These folks do an outstanding job of maintaining these trails in the summer and winter alike.

After your hike you can go and take a hot-tub at the Summit Athletic Club, the Lodge and Spa at Cordillera, or the Trailside pool.?

Timberhearth Grille is open in the Summer for lunch and dinner.? It is a great way to go relax, have a glass of wine on the patio and enjoy the ponds and streams of the Mountain Course in Cordillera.? It is a spectacular setting for weddings or events.? I personally like to sit and relax alone when I can at the Timberhearth Grille.? It is a great place to re-charge.

For more information in regards to all that Cordillera has to offer,? Please contact? Jill Hopkins 970-376-8692 and? please visit our website at

Vail Valley Resturants offer great deals during mud season

The Vail Valley corridor is jam packed with exceptional options for all sorts of dining venues.

I have personally been a private concierge/liason for a group out of Kansas City call Luxury Real Estate Investment Partners also called LRIP;LLC.? I have had the pleasure of being able to try a whole bunch of different dining spots thanks to my private concierge business.

The wonderful part of the Valley is that each town/area has great options to choose from.? Here are some of my favorites…

In Vail LOVE, LOVE, LOVE? Sweet Basil, Terra Bistro and La Tour.? All have great wine lists and wonderful atmosphere!?? Terra Bistro has a spectacular sunday brunch.?

In Minturn..The Turntable,? the Saloon and Chili Willis are my top favorites.? Turntable for breakfast, the Saloon for apres ski and or hike up grouse creek trail and Chilli Willies for some great MEXICAN!?? All nestled in the killer little town of Minturn.

In Avon?Vin 48, Fiesta Jalisco, and Outback.? Vin 48 is always doing deals and has a really cool bar to eat from.? Fiesta Jalisco has mexican and has the best cabbage and salsa stuff around.? Outback is just a fun little taste of the city.? Up the hill in Beaver Creek holds some exceptional dining options too.? Splendido in the Chateau at Beaver Creek is always a five star experience.? Toscannini at the Black Family Ice Rink is fantastic too.? Great Salads!

Edwards has a plethora of places to choose from.? Woody’s, E-town and Dish are my top three pics.? Woody’s is your typical small town pub.? Woody makes a MEAN fish and chips.? Try the “Skinny Oprah” drink if you like adult beverages.? E-town has pretty much something great to offer every nite.? Sports, music, good times and yes…excellent food.? Dish is an extremely interesting dining experience.? They have great tasting menu’s and so much to choose from.? It is truely a unique experience.? The staff is AWESOME!

In Eagle,? I? LOVE? Grand Avenue Grille, Mi Pueblo, Angelino’s, The Dusty Boot, and Paradigm’s.??? Grand Ave Grille has great venues on fridays in the summer and i love their Asiago Chicken Ceasear salad.? I could eat it everyday!? Mi Pueblo is great mexican and have a wonderful owner.? It is all very fresh and DELICIOUS.? I love their veggie quesidellia (sp??).? Angelino’s is a great spot for wonderful Itallian.? Dusty Book rocks for families and date nite alike.? Great meat selection at the boot!

There are so many places to eat I am now getting really hungry after this exercise!? For mor information and or fun facts about the Vail Valley contact me:? Jill Hopkins 970-376-8692 or email check out the Vail Daily and the Mountaineer for great dining deals daily in these publications.?? :0 Bon Appitite!