Category Archives: Luxury Home

Vail Estate Stunner. There is absolutely nothing like it.

I have seen a lot of homes in the Vail Valley. Being born and raised in Vail, and having a mother who is an iconic real estate agent in the Valley, I have toured hundreds of residences over the last two decades. But to be fair, I LOVE homes and real estate. I love how they are a beautiful illustration of one’s life. I love seeing where people spend their time (and money)… Often times you see the heart of one’s home in their kitchens, other times in their master suites, and sometimes even in their game rooms.

There are many homes in the Valley that have captured my awe, but 34 Whiskey Ridge in Lake Creek is simply my favorite. And this incredible home is shockingly on the market for sale.

When you drive up to 34 Whiskey the glass walls of the estate reach to the blue sky and the stacked stone feels like you have arrived at a castle in the mountains. And when you enter the home your breath is taken away by the soaring ceilings, glass walls, and dramatic New York range staring you in the face. The formal dining room yearns for a party, the gourmet kitchen is so clean sleek you would have no idea that it is a chef’s dream, and the living room is deliciously inviting and warm.

To enter the private master wing, you must walk over one of the homes glass bridges. Once over the bridge you have arrived at a heavenly oasis. The spa bathroom is incredible: the gorgeous shower with a slab of stone that is stunning. The stand-alone bathtub sits against a 2-way fireplace overlooking the Colorado mountains. A quiet stone patio, large closet with endless built-ins for every piece you own, and soaring slabs of glass are just the beginning. The lower level of the suite offers a sanctuary room perfect for diving into a good book, practicing yoga, or simply retreating.

As I sit here and write I have realized that no words can describe this home. You must simply experience it to understand its perfection.

For a tour of this home, for a true mountain experience, please contact me. It would be my pleasure to walk it with you!

Ashley Smith // ashley@gatewaytovail.com // 970.376.5417 // gatewaytovail.com

The Vail Valley’s Most Spectacular Estate, 34 Whiskey Ridge, is for sale!

It is rare to find a Vail Valley home that is both dramatic yet comfy, modern yet organic, spectacular yet cozy . But 34 Whiskey Ridge exudes all of these seeming contradictory qualities. The entry way is a perfect example of this extraordinary contrast. Upon your arrival, 30 feet of soaring glass originating from the atrium below frames Finnegan’s Peak and the Lake Creek Valley. Adjacent is an intimate living and conversation area framed by a stunning curved fireplace and two walls of glass which disappear and open to a deck to the south and patio to the north. This home is both breathtaking and ¬†gorgeous with soaring ceilings and endless glass while simultaneously exuding a sense of coziness and comfort. In the Vail Valley there are many significant homes, but 34 Whiskey Ridge is undeniably the most spectacular!

For a private tour of 34 Whiskey Ridge, please contact me at 970.376.5417 or apple@gatewayland.com

SUZI APPLE

Eagle County Airport (EGE) gets new winter flight to Philadelphia (PHL).

The new, Saturday-only service from Philadelphia to Eagle County will run from Dec. 21, 2019 through Jan 4, 2020 and again from Feb. 15, 2020 through Apr 4, 2020.

The flight will depart Pennsylvania at 8:20 a.m and arrive in Eagle at 11:05 a.m. The return flight departs Colorado at 2:05 p.m. and arrives in Philadelphia at 8 p.m.

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.

Lake Creek, Edwards, CO 81632

An exclusive residential community that a quiet, rural environment along Lake Creek with wooded hillsides, open pastures for horses and agriculture that make Lake Creek a desirable place to live. Wildlife signtings include elk, deer, bears, mountain lions and foxes with Southern views of the rugged Sawatch Range and surrounded by the White River National Forest, Holy Cross Wilderness and BLM Land.
In addition, Edwards has some of the Valley’s finest restaurants and shopping. The Riverwalk commercial area, located in the center of Edwards on the banks of the Eagle River, has numerous restaurants, a variety of boutique shops, a grocery store, movie theater, hotel and other amenities. Across from Riverwalk is another commercial area, the Edward Village Center, where one can find a delightful mix of shopping and dining. Primary and secondary schools, Colorado Mountain College, churches, parks, and athletic facilities are all within the Edwards community.

Who wants to catch this fish?

14241 Hwy 6, Eagle, CO 81632 $725,000
With private fishing since 1920, this blissful & tranquil 35.5 acres boasts sweeping views of dramatic Colorado vistas & radiant colorful mesas. Spectacular & rare, this land is within a gated community. The stunning Eagle River, teeming with Brown & Rainbow Trout runs thru the land. With over 950 ft of river frontage on one side & 860 ft on the other this magnificent setting is a chance in a lifetime. The setting is surprisingly quiet & protected from I 70 & the outside world. Call Suzi Apple owner/broker 970-376-5417

OPEN HOUSE Saturday, March 23 3:00-5:00 1531 Lake Creek Road $6,250,000

Located on one of the most breathtaking settings in Lake Creek, this European style 5832 sqft SF is nestled in a pine forest w/over 450 ft of Lake Creek river frontage. The recently remodeled Wm Ohs kitchen is a chefs delight w/ Sub Zero glass fridge, Wolf oven & ten ft slab island. A gracious master suite w/stunning spa bath & massive closet. The beautiful landscaping is irrigated w/water rights from Lake Creek. This is a rare & exceptional estate: gated, zoned for horses, water rights & fenced.

1531 Lake Creek Road $6,250,000 OPEN HOUSE Saturday, March 23 3:00-5:00

Located on one of the most breathtaking settings in Lake Creek, this European style 5832 sqft SF is nestled in a pine forest w/over 450 ft of Lake Creek river frontage. The recently remodeled Wm Ohs kitchen is a chefs delight w/ Sub Zero glass fridge, Wolf oven & ten ft slab island. A gracious master suite w/stunning spa bath & massive closet. The beautiful landscaping is irrigated w/water rights from Lake Creek. This is a rare & exceptional estate: gated, zoned for horses, water rights & fenced.

1531 Lake Creek Road, Edwards, CO 81632

5 bed / 4.5 bath / 5,832 sq ft +/- / $6,250,000
Located on one of the most breathtaking settings in Lake Creek, this European style 5832 sqft SF is nestled in a pine forest w/over 450 ft of Lake Creek river frontage. The recently remodeled Wm Ohs kitchen is a chefs delight w/ Sub Zero glass fridge, Wolf oven & ten ft slab island. A gracious master suite w/stunning spa bath & massive closet. The beautiful landscaping is irrigated w/ water rights from the creek. This is one of a kind property: gated & zoned for horses. Call Suzi Apple for more details. 970-376-5417