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Monthly Archives: June 2008

Beaver Creek Mountain?s most western village, Arrowhead is perfectly situated between the ski mountain and the Eagle River, offering residents a small, intimate setting with world class village-to-village skiing, a private 18 hole Nicklaus golf course and world class fly fishing.? Almost every condo and townhouse in Arrowhead Village has ski in/ski out access and residents of single family homes that aren?t actually on the slopes can catch a ride from the community shuttle.?

Locals love Arrowhead as much as visitors.? Free parking and village-to-village skiing gets us to the bumps in Beaver Creek as quickly as if you paid for parking.? And the best apr?s deck in the valley allows everyone including non-skiers to meet up for a marg and a sun bath.? Even our kids love Arrowhead?s gently sloping ski runs, steep sledding/sliding hills and room to roam around.? It?s the perfect spot for Sunday family ski day where the whole gamut of family and friends camp out on the patio at the bottom at take turns skiing & hanging out with the kids.??

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For more information on Arrowhead or other Vail Valley real estate contact?Karen Gilbert at 970-331-1482 or karen@gatewayland.com, or visit my website www.karensellsvail.com.

Find your Mountain Home online!? Go to www.karensellsvail.com/PropertySearch.cfm for a free, no obligation Vail property search.

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To get to know more of the Vail Valley, read some of my other blogs:

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: East Vail

Nestled against the Gore Range at the bottom of Vail Pass

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Vail Golf Course

Small, quiet golf course neighborhood walking distance to Vail Village

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Vail Village

The heart of the ski town, Vail Village offers more than just skiing

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Sandstone and Potato Patch

Sandstone and Potato Patch have sunny days and amazing views

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Glen Lyon / Cascade Village

Glen Lyon / Cascade Village neighborhood west of Vail boasts chairlift and upscale homes.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: West Vail

West Vail is a close-knit community with easy access to world class outdoors.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Minturn & Red Cliff

Minturn and Red Cliff give small town Western influence to Vail?s resort community

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Eagle-Vail

Eagle-Vail is a family oriented neighborhood between Vail and Beaver Creek Mountains.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Avon

The gateway to Beaver Creek, small town Avon has big city convenience.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Wildridge

Quiet and sun baked, Wildridge offers breathtaking mountain views

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek is full of fun with Village to Village skiing and unlimited summer festivals

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Bachelor Gulch

Ultra exclusive and luxurious Bachelor Gulch is the mid-point of Beaver Creek?s village-to-village skiing

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Arrowhead

Private and intimate, Arrowhead is perfectly situated for outdoors and convenience.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Edwards

The popular one stop town, Edwards, has it all: shopping, dining, businesses, parks and recreation

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Homestead

Whey we love Homestead: location, convenience, club and family community

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Singletree

Singletree lends fantastic golf, incredible views and a southwestern flair to the northern side of Edwards.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Lake Creek

Lake Creek property is secluded and sought after and its trials are a big hit with local athletes.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Cordillera

4 luxurious and unique neighborhoods make up the private golf community surrounded by national forest.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Wolcott / Bellyache Ridge

Ranching heritage meets new development in the Valley’s last undeveloped town, Wolcott.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Eagle

Warmer temps and bigger spaces draw us down valley to Eagle.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Eagle Ranch ?

Warmer climate, majestic mountain views and space to enjoy draw us to Eagle Ranch.


Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Eby Creek Mesa

Surrounded by open space, the small and sunny Eby Creek Mesa is the gem down valley.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Gypsum

Warm and sunny Gypsum offers a traditional neighborhood within a mountain setting

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The third annual Cordillera Home & Garden show is scheduled for Sunday, September 7.? Some of the Vail Valley’s most distinctive homes will open their doors to the public.? This year’s tour includes a mountain garden wonderland and five mountain homes in The Ranch neighborhood.? A special feature of this year’s tour, Mountain Living Natural Dream Home 2008 will be unveiled to the public.? This is a joint venture between Mountain Living?magazine and a team of trendsetting developers, architects and designers.? This project is commiteed to creating sustainable solutions by building high-performance, energy-efficient luxury homes that provide healthy places to live.? During the tour, the home will feature an eco-design EXPO, highlighting many of the products and development team members involved in this project.?

Tickets for the 2008 Cordillera Home Tour are $30 per person and each ticket purchased includes a complimentary one-year subscription to Mountain Living.? Proceeds from this year’s tour benefits Habitat for Humanity and the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.

Tickets may be purchased on-line at www.cordilleracolorado.com.? For information on homes for sale in Cordillera, please free free to call Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011 or email: betsy@gatewayland.com.

Nestled between Beaver Creek and Arrowhead, the secluded Bachelor Gulch village is the middle point of Beaver Creek Mountain?s Village-to-Village skiing. ?Surrounded by 1,400 acres of open space and ski terrain, the master plan of the community creates ultimate privacy and views with minimal impact on the natural environment.? This is where you?ll find the peace and serenity of the mountains that made you come to Colorado. ?The best part is that you?re still within close proximity to all amenities offered by the luxurious resorts nearby, including gondola and chairlift access to take you down to Avon and the Westin Resort and Spa.

The impressive Ritz-Carlton became the new anchor to the Bachelor Gulch community, and quickly won over us locals with its sunny patio; the perfect place for a mid-ski drink.? While most of us can?t afford frequent dinners at the delicious but pricey Spago, we love to treat ourselves to a life of luxury with a glass of wine and apps.

A series of skier bridges and tunnels?throughout the community allow a majority of the single family homes, mountain lodges, condos and home sites to have ski in ski out access.? Restricted commercial development within this ultra-exclusive community creates a private and intimate setting with amazing panoramic views of the Gore Range and valley floor.

For more information on Bachelor Gulch or other Vail Valley real estate contact?Karen Gilbert at 970-331-1482 or karen@gatewayland.com, or visit my website www.karensellsvail.com.

Find your Mountain Home online!? Go to www.karensellsvail.com/PropertySearch.cfm for a free, no obligation Vail property search.

To get to know more of the Vail Valley, read some of my other blogs:

Getting to Know the Vail Valley: East Vail

Nestled against the Gore Range at the bottom of Vail Pass

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Vail Golf Course

Small, quiet golf course neighborhood walking distance to Vail Village

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Vail Village

The heart of the ski town, Vail Village offers more than just skiing

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Sandstone and Potato Patch

Sandstone and Potato Patch have sunny days and amazing views

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Glen Lyon / Cascade Village

Glen Lyon / Cascade Village neighborhood west of Vail boasts chairlift and upscale homes.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: West Vail

West Vail is a close-knit community with easy access to world class outdoors.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Minturn & Red Cliff

Minturn and Red Cliff give small town Western influence to Vail?s resort community

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Eagle-Vail

Eagle-Vail is a family oriented neighborhood between Vail and Beaver Creek Mountains.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Avon

The gateway to Beaver Creek, small town Avon has big city convenience.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Wildridge

Quiet and sun baked, Wildridge offers breathtaking mountain views

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek is full of fun with Village to Village skiing and unlimited summer festivals

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Bachelor Gulch

Ultra exclusive and luxurious Bachelor Gulch is the mid-point of Beaver Creek?s village-to-village skiing

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Arrowhead

Private and intimate, Arrowhead is perfectly situated for outdoors and convenience.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Edwards

The popular one stop town, Edwards, has it all: shopping, dining, businesses, parks and recreation

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Homestead

Whey we love Homestead: location, convenience, club and family community

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Singletree

Singletree lends fantastic golf, incredible views and a southwestern flair to the northern side of Edwards.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Lake Creek

Lake Creek property is secluded and sought after and its trials are a big hit with local athletes.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Cordillera

4 luxurious and unique neighborhoods make up the private golf community surrounded by national forest.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Wolcott / Bellyache Ridge

Ranching heritage meets new development in the Valley’s last undeveloped town, Wolcott.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Eagle

Warmer temps and bigger spaces draw us down valley to Eagle.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Eagle Ranch ?

Warmer climate, majestic mountain views and space to enjoy draw us to Eagle Ranch.


Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Eby Creek Mesa

Surrounded by open space, the small and sunny Eby Creek Mesa is the gem down valley.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Gypsum

Warm and sunny Gypsum offers a traditional neighborhood within a mountain setting

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With the Farmer’s Markets starting up for the season maybe summer will finally arrive!? The Vail Valley has three great farmer’s markets every weekend during the summer.

Vail’s Farmer’s Market is every Sunday from June 15 through September 7, 2008 starting at?10:00 am.? Farmers arrive early loaded with freshly picked fruits and vegetables.? There is a variety of speciality vendors offering homemade breads, pastries, cheeses, fresh pasta, salsas and sauces.

Edward’s Farmer’s Market is every Saturday from June 14 through September 13, 2008 starting at 9:30 am.? The Saturday market focus is on high quality farm produce and freshly made gourmet food specialities attracting some of the best farmers and vendors throughout Colorado.

Minturn’s Farmer’s Market is every Saturday from June 14 through September 6 starting at 9:00 am.? The Minturn market is one of the top open air markets in Colorado with over 100 vendors selling anything from fresh produce to gourmet foods and gifts, jewelry and?clothing.

Come out and join the fun and visit all three of these markets this summer.? The ambiance cannot be beat!

For more information on what’s happening in the Vail Valley please feel free to contact:? Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011 or email me: betsy@gatewayland.com.

Live the Dream in Vail, CO.? Own your own half duplex in the beautiful Intermountain neighborhood of West Vail.? Check it out😕2845 Snowberry A,?huge treed lot, amazing outdoor living spaces, spacious 3 bedroom/3 bathroom duplex, open kitchen, living and dining rooms.

More features😕 one car garage, large laundry room, extra storage room, on the free bus route, close to West Vail’s amenities, and even ski-in for the adventurous.? NOW Listed at $699,000!

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Please call me anytime to learn more about this great fixer upper opportunity within the Town of Vail!? Make an offer today!

Now is the time to buy at Pinon Valley Townhomes in Eagle, CO.? This warm and inviting?complex in the sought after Terrace neighborhood of Eagle has several units currently on the market, at great prices!? Located bewteen downtown Eagle and Eagle Ranch, these homes are close?to everything😕 the?ice rink, community pool, movie theater, shops, restaurants, parks, paths and more.

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View from Pinon Valley TH A3

View from Pinon Valley TH A3

Ranging in price from $382,000 to $379,000 these spacious townhomes have very functional floorplans and all have one car garages.? Unit A3 (view from A3 shown above) is the largest of the?3 units available, boasting 1820 sqaure feet (about 200 SF bigger than the usual floorplan).? Priced at $379k,?Unit A3 represents the best relative value at $208/sf.

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With a variety of orientations?within the complex, and a variety of floorplans available, there is something for everyone at Pinon Valley.? Please call or email me anytime to preview any of these great properties, or to learn more about the Vail Valley real estate market.

Previously known as Vail?s little sister, Beaver Creek is a luxurious five star, four season resort that caters to all, including families.? Home to North America?s first European-style Village-to-Village skiing (or biking), the resort?s diversity appeals to Grouse?s bump hammers, Polly?s Plunge back country hikers and groomer lovers alike.? The reason I ski Beaver Creek has nothing to do with the skiing, (which I personally prefer 2nd to Vail simply because of Vail?s massive variety), and all to do with parking.? On a quick ski day, I love that you can park for free in Beaver Creek?s parking deck for 2 hours, which is plenty of time to tire myself doing laps on Grouse.? Locals take advantage of Arrowhead?s free parking and Village-to-Village skiing to ski over to the Beav for the day and then back to Arrowhead to meet friends back at the Broken Arrow for apr?s.?

But Beaver Creek offers much more than skiing.? Old world charm adds to the cosmopolitan allure of this small village that has won many national and international awards for innovative design and outstanding service.? Beaver Creek has a plethora of unique boutique shops and restaurants to enjoy while walking around the completely heated and snow free village (read: you can wear those cute shoes that wouldn?t make it past your front door in Vail.? Beaver Creek?s performing arts center, the Vilar Center for the Arts, boasts the best acoustic sound in the state and a year-round outdoor ice skating rink provides fun for all.?

During the summer, Beaver Creek hosts a multitude of festivals, shows, concerts and food contests.? Blues and BBQ, the Arts Festival, weekly culinary expos and weekly outdoor concerts ? there is something to do almost every day.? Friday afternoons on the lawn behind the?Park Hyatt?is a great way to wear out your kids with free pony rides, free mountain bike demos, free fly fishing clinics, kids? crafts, live music, water activities, volleyball, free smores, free popcorn and snow cones.? Golfers will enjoy the Robert Trent Jones course at the Beaver Creek Golf Club,

For the home buyers, Beaver Creek has a prestigious address that is the definition of luxury, privacy and exceptional attention to detail. ?Whether it be a ski-in ski-out condo or an 8 bedroom room single family home on the slopes, this Village has it all.

For more information on Beaver Creek or other Vail Valley real estate contact?Karen Gilbert at 970-331-1482 or karen@gatewayland.com, or visit my website www.karensellsvail.com.

Find your Mountain Home online!? Go to www.karensellsvail.com/PropertySearch.cfm for a free, no obligation Vail property search.

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To get to know more of the Vail Valley, read some of my other blogs:

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: East Vail

Nestled against the Gore Range at the bottom of Vail Pass

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Vail Golf Course

Small, quiet golf course neighborhood walking distance to Vail Village

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Vail Village

The heart of the ski town, Vail Village offers more than just skiing

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Sandstone and Potato Patch

Sandstone and Potato Patch have sunny days and amazing views

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Glen Lyon / Cascade Village

Glen Lyon / Cascade Village neighborhood west of Vail boasts chairlift and upscale homes.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: West Vail

West Vail is a close-knit community with easy access to world class outdoors.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Minturn & Red Cliff

Minturn and Red Cliff give small town Western influence to Vail?s resort community

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Eagle-Vail

Eagle-Vail is a family oriented neighborhood between Vail and Beaver Creek Mountains.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Avon

The gateway to Beaver Creek, small town Avon has big city convenience.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Wildridge

Quiet and sun baked, Wildridge offers breathtaking mountain views

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek is full of fun with Village to Village skiing and unlimited summer festivals

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Bachelor Gulch

Ultra exclusive and luxurious Bachelor Gulch is the mid-point of Beaver Creek?s village-to-village skiing

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Arrowhead

Private and intimate, Arrowhead is perfectly situated for outdoors and convenience.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Edwards

The popular one stop town, Edwards, has it all: shopping, dining, businesses, parks and recreation

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Homestead

Whey we love Homestead: location, convenience, club and family community

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Singletree

Singletree lends fantastic golf, incredible views and a southwestern flair to the northern side of Edwards.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Lake Creek

Lake Creek property is secluded and sought after and its trials are a big hit with local athletes.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Cordillera

4 luxurious and unique neighborhoods make up the private golf community surrounded by national forest.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Wolcott / Bellyache Ridge

Ranching heritage meets new development in the Valley’s last undeveloped town, Wolcott.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Eagle

Warmer temps and bigger spaces draw us down valley to Eagle.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Eagle Ranch ?

Warmer climate, majestic mountain views and space to enjoy draw us to Eagle Ranch.


Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Eby Creek Mesa

Surrounded by open space, the small and sunny Eby Creek Mesa is the gem down valley.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Gypsum

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Warm and sunny Gypsum offers a traditional neighborhood within a mountain setting

For those of us that play golf, playing a new course is always something special.? And Adam’s Rib Ranch did not disappoint!!? Located south of Eagle,?running along the beautiful Brush Creek, Adam’s Rib?Country Club?has a gorgeous Tom Weiskopf designed golf course that is truly a delight.

Greeted by a friendly and enthusiastic staff, we warmed up by hitting balls at the elevated driving range and putting on the manicured practice green.? And once on the course, the scenery and wildlife grabbed our attention as much as the 18 holes.

The course feels as though it has existed for decades, not just recently constructed.? It wanders?through the alpine ranch land, capturing?some good elevation changes.? And on the back nine, it descends to the valley floor to cross and flirt with Brush Creek.? There are?several forced carries that were fun (until we hit into the wetlands!) and challenging.

We ended up with a so-so 1 under, since the format was a scramble.? (2 birdies and a bogey)? Highlights from the round😕 John Nichols crushing a fairway wood to the 18th green into a fierce headwind, Matej Hodul’s 4 iron, Doug’s putter, and Hank Sender’s driver off the deck.? Truly a great time was had by all!!

This week I?ve taken a client from Vermont out to look at houses up and down the valley from West Vail to Eagle and, in the middle, Wildridge.? On a sunny deck, enjoying spectacular views of the mountains, he said to me ?I guess you get used to the highway noise? and as every local would say ?what highway noise??? Yes, it?s the reason Aspenites like to snub their noses to Vail?it?s on the interstate.? We enjoy the interstate because it takes us to Denver in 90 minutes for a day of shopping,?to see a football game, go to the zoo, or to just get out of town for a day.? It quickly takes us to places like Glenwood Springs and Aspen and, like it or not, it makes more room for the Vail Valley to grow and spread.? It?s such a part of our lives we don?t even notice its quiet hum (true – in some neighborhoods it?s quieter than in others!) until someone from out of town points it out to us.?

You?ll be happy to know that my friend from Vermont did find a quiet neighborhood, at the top of the hillside to the north of Avon called Wildridge, where you don?t have to get used to the highway because you?ll be too busy enjoying birds chirping and amazing mountain and sunset views.? This sun baked community hosts a wide variety of condos, townhouses, duplexes and single-family homes, many of which have in your face views of Beaver Creek Mountain, New York Mountain and the Sawatch Mountain Range.? Nestled against the White River National Forest, Wildridge offers great hiking and biking trails.? 10 minutes to Beaver Creek and 15 to Vail, Wildridge is a popular location with locals and second homeowners wanting easy access to the mountain.?

For more information on Wildridge or other Vail Valley real estate contact?Karen Gilbert at 970-331-1482 or karen@gatewayland.com, or visit my website www.karensellsvail.com.

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Find your Mountain Home online!? Go to www.karensellsvail.com/PropertySearch.cfm for a free, no obligation Vail property search.

To get to know more of the Vail Valley, read some of my other blogs:

Nestled against the Gore Range at the bottom of Vail Pass

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Vail Golf Course

Small, quiet golf course neighborhood walking distance to Vail Village

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Vail Village

The heart of the ski town, Vail Village offers more than just skiing

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Sandstone and Potato Patch

Sandstone and Potato Patch have sunny days and amazing views

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Glen Lyon / Cascade Village

Glen Lyon / Cascade Village neighborhood west of Vail boasts chairlift and upscale homes.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: West Vail

West Vail is a close-knit community with easy access to world class outdoors.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Minturn & Red Cliff

Minturn and Red Cliff give small town Western influence to Vail?s resort community

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Eagle-Vail

Eagle-Vail is a family oriented neighborhood between Vail and Beaver Creek Mountains.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Avon

The gateway to Beaver Creek, small town Avon has big city convenience.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Wildridge

Quiet and sun baked, Wildridge offers breathtaking mountain views

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek is full of fun with Village to Village skiing and unlimited summer festivals

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Bachelor Gulch

Ultra exclusive and luxurious Bachelor Gulch is the mid-point of Beaver Creek?s village-to-village skiing

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Arrowhead

Private and intimate, Arrowhead is perfectly situated for outdoors and convenience.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Edwards

The popular one stop town, Edwards, has it all: shopping, dining, businesses, parks and recreation

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Homestead

Whey we love Homestead: location, convenience, club and family community

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Singletree

Singletree lends fantastic golf, incredible views and a southwestern flair to the northern side of Edwards.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Lake Creek

Lake Creek property is secluded and sought after and its trials are a big hit with local athletes.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Cordillera

4 luxurious and unique neighborhoods make up the private golf community surrounded by national forest.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Wolcott / Bellyache Ridge

Ranching heritage meets new development in the Valley’s last undeveloped town, Wolcott.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Eagle

Warmer temps and bigger spaces draw us down valley to Eagle.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Eagle Ranch ?

Warmer climate, majestic mountain views and space to enjoy draw us to Eagle Ranch.


Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Eby Creek Mesa

Surrounded by open space, the small and sunny Eby Creek Mesa is the gem down valley.

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Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Gypsum?

Warm and sunny Gypsum offers a traditional neighborhood within a mountain setting

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Edwards continues to be one of the more sought after neighborhoods to live in for working professionals.? And as the Vail Valley feels the housing crunch (or the limited amount of affordable housing), The West End provides a great opportunity for entry level housing in an upvalley location.

The Eagle County School Board agrees and is under contract to purchase several Work Force Housing units for its employees.? Work Force units are deed restricted; requiring that the property be one’s primary residence, that one lives and works in Eagle County, that the units?are appreciation capped, and that owners do not own other property.? Both individuals and businesses are able to purchase these condos today, as there are several still available.

Please contact me anytime to learn more about The West End and the Work Force housing opportunities.