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Blue Sky in Colorado

With 300 days of annual sunshine, mild temperatures and record snowfalls, there’s never a bad time to come to Colorado. Here’s some helpful Colorado weather information to help you when planning your next Colorado adventure.

  • 300 days of sunshine
  • More than 300 inches of snow at the mountain resorts
  • An average of 16.5 inches of precipitation (8 at lower elevations and 23 at higher elevations)
  • 33 percent average humidity
  • First snow usually arrives in September (though it usually snows somewhere in the state every month, except maybe August)

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 RealEstatewithHope@gmail.com!

Another perk to living in Arrowhead!

This winter your favorite golf course turns to winter fun, transforming the greens to groomed for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing! The Country Club of the Rockies and Arrowhead at Vail Association have agreed to maintain the course as it snows on the south side of Hwy 6, making for a fun and free way to enjoy the beautiful landscape. Available to all residents of Arrowhead, if your looking to buy we have an amazing duplex being built now, 38 Riverbend Drive on the 12th hole! Contact Hope Nickeson for more info.. (720) 275-3186 or Hope@Gatewayland.com

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. 

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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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Area’s First Trophy Home!

 

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Eagle County‘s first Trophy Home dates back 6,000 years! Built buy nomadic Native Americans, the historical, well preserved Yarmony Pit House was in use through the 1800’s. Native American’s nestled at this site during the long Colorado winters, using this habitation for hunting grounds for thousands of years! They gathered here prior to the Anasazi  Indians creating Colorado’s Mesa Verde and well before the Great Pyramids of Egypt or Stonehenge were erected!

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First unearthed in 1987 near State Bridge, the Yarmony Pit House is one of Colorado‘s oldest archaeological sites. Discovered accidentally during a routine road improvement project, Yarmony Pit House soon changed the previously held perception as to how far north Native Americans wintered.

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Over 4,000 unscathed artifacts were unearthed during the excavation headed by Michael D. Metcalf. To preserve the Yaromony site, archaeologist’s have back-filled the area with sand. This not only preserves the integrity of the pit houses, but will also allow future archaeologist’s to re-explore this area without further contamination or erosion to the site. Metcalf would like to expand the survey to include more of Colorado’s River valleys with the intent of discovering more Native American Pit Houses, which will in turn fill in some of the gaps in our Colorful Colorado history!

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All Aboard!

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 Have your Ticket ready for a spectacular “Fall Foliage” Train Tour!

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The Leadville Colorado and Southern Railroad Company offers

2 1/2 hour round-trip scenic rides. The train will be departing from Leadville until October 9th!

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am & 2:00pm

Monday thru Friday: 1:00pm

Adults Tickets: $37.00    Children 4-12:  $20.00    Children 3 and under: Free

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Ultimate Horse, Fishing & Hunting Ranch for Sale just outside Vail, Colorado!

Red Draw Ranch - entranceRed Draw Ranch is a 74 acre ranch located 10 minutes from downtown Edwards. Two private ponds, stocked with huge Rainbow Trout. Irrigated pastures with extensive water rights and augmentation plan. Luxury two bedroom, two bathroom guest house with high-end finishes sitting on a five stall concrete garage for all of your toys. Historic antique log cabin, totally restored for a truly authentic pioneer experience. Brand new outdoor riding arena and horse stall. Offered for $5,995,000

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Ranch for sale in Vail Co

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Please contact me for your private tour of this magnificent hobby ranch!

Ashley Apple Smith    970.376.5742 / Ashley@GatewayToVail.com

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Cocktails & Canvas

This Saturday, June 4th Alpine Arts Center is offering a Cocktails & Canvas class at 6:30!

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This Saturday’s guided class will feature acrylic painting of a Mountain Lake. All painting supplies are provided by Alpine Art Center, Beer, Wine and Snacks are available for purchase at the Bar all evening. Relax and explore your creative side with a few friends or meet a few new ones!!   Cheers! 

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