Category Archives: Vail Real Estate

Vail Whitewater Race Series May 7 – June 4, 2019

The first of a five-race series in Gore Creek in Vail started on Tuesday of this week at 5:15pm and this marks the seventh years the series has been underway. The races are open to kayaks (under 9 feet, 6 inches), two-person raft teams and stand-up paddleboarders. The finish is at the International Bridge and festivities will be in full effect.

The series continues every Tuesday night through June 4. As the series wraps ups, The Town of Eagle will host and inaugural series at its new whitewater park beginning June 11.

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. 


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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Tread Lightly……



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As we approach October there are several happenings that ignite our excitment here at Gateway; Halloween festivites, tasty seasonal local brews, and coming together as a community to raise money and awarenss in the race to cure breast cancer.

Kicking off the fist of October with the 7th annual Pinktoberfest! Hosted by Eagle’s Dusty Boot Bar it’ll be fun for all ages!


Throughout October, Aria Spa & Club at the Vail Cascade Resort have a variety of ways that support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A month-long spa promotion and special yoga sessions will provide members and guests with ways to remain strong, building awareness of the prevention of the disease. The local beneficiary of all the charity events is the Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Edwards.For the third year, Aria Spa will donate $5 to the Shaw Regional Cancer Center for every massage, facial or body treatment that is booked in October. Additionally, the spa is offering a 40 percent discount on all massages, facials, and body treatments, and 20 percent off all nail services through Nov. 30. On Oct. 7 and 8, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Aria Club will host a new charity event to raise money to find a cure for breast cancer. The 24 Hours of Aria Challenge encourages participants to get a great cardio workout while supporting the cause, with a suggested donation of $5 for each half hour time slot. Select cardio fitness equipment will be reserved with pink ribbons just for the event. The two days of the event are free and open to all! The Aria tennis program is also involved in raising breast cancer awareness by holding the annual “Rally for the Cause” on Oct. 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The tennis rally will kick off the action with a Longest Rally contest. WOW! Hard to pass up such incredible deals as well as positive active fun for the whole family!

This year, Shaw Regional Cancer Center is asking you, Eagle & Summit county residents, to share your messages of inspiration and hope through photography! Let your photo make a difference by positively impacting those who see it. Enter your photo at or email your photo to with your name and phone number, and we’ll post it for you.

Dogma Athletica in The Riverwalk at Edwards has teamed up with the Shaw Center to promote health and awareness and to give back to the community. Dogma is sponsoring a yoga challenge, encouraging yogis to stretch, sweat and decompress — not only to benefit their own well being, but to give back to those in need. For each yoga class attended, Dogma will donate 50 cents to the Shaw Center. The more classes attended, the more Dogma will donate. In the spirit of healthy competition, Dogma will be tracking how many classes each yogi attends, and the yogis who attend the most classes in the month of October will win prizes. Dogma will also encourage yogis to wear pink throughout the month of October in the spirit of breast cancer awareness.

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Maya Restaurant – You Dine, We Donate
The entire month of October you can reserve table #101 to have proceeds from your dinner go to Shaw Regional Cancer Center. Be sure to check out Maya Restaurant’s tantalizing menu!

So let’s all ralley and take part in these smile filled activities all in favor to raise awareness and the cure for breast cancer!

For more information on the Vail Valley,Please call Gateway to speak to one of our expert Brokers!

Vail Nature Hiking


Take the Gondola up to the top of Vail Mountain and enjoy a guided Nature Hike any day of the week from 11-12 or 2-3!

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On Thursdays and Saturdays from 7p-8p an awesome evening hike is another option available for you to get out and come alive with nature! There is no fee for any of these beautiful hikes.

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Be sure to wear/pack the proper attire, including comfortable walking/hiking shoes and bring water! Don’t forget your Ski Pass to ride the Gondola at no charge or purchase a Gondola round-trip ticket for $34 



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How about touring some of your favorite area’s in the Vail Valley via horseback? The Vail Valley offers many riding opportunities from a unique Trail Ride to packing in for an overnight getaway!

Beaver Creek Stables offers one to two hour horseback riding, a three hour Picnic ride or Dinner rides to Beaver Lake or Beano’s Cabin at the top of Beaver Creek Mountain!

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Bearcat Stables offers many types of rides. On Tuesday nights, a

“Ranch Style” Dinner is featured,  along with many other activities.

Don’t miss the

Tuesday Night Extravaganza!



Vail Stables provides a daily Horse Camp for kids 6-12! Kids 3-6 can enjoy a Pony Camp and 3-10 year old’s can take part in a Cowboy Camp!

Vail Stables motto is:

 “Always be yourself, unless you can be a Cowboy, then always be a Cowboy…” 

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Happy Trails to You!

Volkssporting in Vail!

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Origin: German  –  Volkssport:  (“people’s sport”) A  non-competitive sporting activity for groups of people.

Take advantage of the many outstanding outdoor activities that are offered in the Vail area!! Stay tuned for many more postings in the future!

Vail Volkssport Events are hosted by the Rocky Mountain Wanderers

Contact C. Rickauer with questions (970) 668-3737

June 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016

Starting Point: Sonnenalp Resort

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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


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!

Spring is popping up in Arrowhead, Colorado

With Vail, Beaver Creek and Arrowhead mountains closed; Spring is popping in the Vail Valley.? This is a great time to get out there and check out some great deals.

Arrowhead is one of my favorites in the Valley.? With it’s great proximity to all the Valley has to offer,? it is settled in a very pristine somewhat untouched setting.? It overflows with character and ammenities for all seasons.?

Arrowhead has all you can ever need.? Nestled in the Country Club of the Rockies,? Arrowhead has multiple types of spectacular residences to choose from.? 2195 Cresta Rd offered at $11,900,000? is a fantastic home at a great value.? Listed at $868 per square foot this gem is loaded with spectacular finishes.? Nestled in an Aspen grove, provides for a peaceful and unique setting for all seasons.? This home truely is a masterpiece.

77 Hillside court is listed at $4,500,000.? This home borders wooden open space and has multiple gardens throughout the acre of land it is on.? This spacious home has elevator access to all floors.? It is located in the heart of Arrowhead.

Buffalo Park is located at the base of Arrowhead ski mountain.? Unit 13 is listed at $1,345,000.This home is perfect for entertaining.? Available with an Alpine Club membership.

For more information on these or other fabulous homes Arrowhead has to offer, please contact? Jill Hopkins 970-376-8692 or Happy Spring!!;;

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