Category Archives: Town of Vail

Where to Apres in Vail, Colorado!

Are you looking for a new place to Apres?

Stop by Almresi Vail at the top of Bridge Street and have a Feuerzangenbowle-a traditional German drink for which a rum-soaked sugarloaf is set of fire and the sugar drips into spicy hot wine. The anticipation was building as the sugar drippes into the wine. It tasted amazing and didn’t last long.

It was hard to choose what to have next…Jagertee, Snowstorm Cafe, Schumlil-Pflumli or a schnapps. Stop by then let me know your favorite!

Love this place!

Road Trip~Halloween Ghost Town Tour!!

What a chilling idea for a  Road Trip this ominous Halloween weekend!

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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!!

 

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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Tread Lightly……

                                                                                                                                                                                 

2016 Global Solutions Forum

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Come and get inspired at the 2016 Global Solutions Forum in Vail.  This event is a collaboration of SStS Partners, alumni, global liaisons and businesses to discuss strategies in global education and ethical leadership. There will be a public venue at the Global Solutions Forum on

 Friday, October 14th from 8:30a – 12:30p. 

This event will be held in the Peter Abuisi Theater

at the Vail Mountain School.

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The entire forum will run from October 13th – 16th

Reservations are available on-line.

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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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Family Fun Fest!

Every Saturday through August 6th the town of Vail offers a wonderful Family Fun Fest from 11:00-3:00!

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Located in Loinshead plaza, you can cool off with the Water Balloon Toss of Death or check out the Science Tent and learn about many of the fascinating animals in our area and their habitat’s!

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The Creation Station Tent provides a vast amount of creative art opportunities for young imaginations to explore! Kids can jump and play in the Bounce House or check out Play Town and build a Giant Jenga, along with numerous other games! Hula-Hooping and the Pizza Toss of Champions are all part of the FUN!

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Giddyup!

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~Colorado Rocky Mountains~

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!

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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!

Hot Summer Nights Concerts Begin!

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Vails longstanding Free Summer Concert Series begin again at the

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater on Tuesday~June 14th

with music by the Band Cracker !

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Happy Hour is scheduled to begin at 4:30 with yard games and free music. Crazy Mountain Brewery will be providing ice cold beer. Be sure to bring your blanket!

Hut To Hut

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Hut to Hut hiking offers a very unique and exciting wilderness adventure in EagleSummit and Pitkin Counties, without having to rely entirely on your own means! Most of the Huts are within a 7 mile radius from the trail head with a 700-2,800 vertical foot climb. Be sure to visit the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association Colorado to make your personal or group reservations and to create your own, customized adventure! (970) 925-5775

You will need to pack in your own sleeping bag, water, food, personal gear and an emergency kit. Be sure to pick up a Summer Huts & Trails Topo map!

Included with the Huts: wood burning stoves for heating and cooking, propane burners, photo-voltaic lighting, cooking and eating utensils, kitchen supplies, mattresses and pillows.

The 10th Mountain Division Hut Association Colorado maintains a total of 34 Huts.  All 34 Huts are available during the winter season for snowshoeing and cross country skiing, etc. In the summertime, access is limited to 21 Huts. Be sure to plan your trip soon to ensure reservations!

 

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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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