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Monthly Archives: August 2008

2845 Snowberry A in the Intermountain neighborhood of West Vail is currently the least expensive duplex on the market!? Listed at $699,000? this 3 bedroom/ 3 bathroom home is a fantastic buy for local or vacationer alike.? (view north from deck pictured below)

Enjoy the aspen grove!

Enjoy the aspen grove!

Looking for a great opportunity?? Here it is.? Either as a fixer upper or as rustic cabin, this secluded 1/2 duplex is priced to sell.? Call me today for a private tour or to learn more about this excellent property.

Great Duplex in Intermountain!

What makes Cordillera so special? To start with, the resort, which stretches of 13 miles, is almost entirely restricted to single-family dwellings. No condo living here. The closest you?ll get to your neighbors here is when a herd of elk bed down in your trees. Cordillera consists of four gated communities, each with their own distinctive style: The Divide, The Ranch, The Summit and the Valley Club. For golfers, the big draw is 3 championship golf courses and one 10 hole executive par 3 course. Through out the resort there are 4 club houses and restaurants, the Lodge and Spa at Cordillera, athletic clubs, tennis, outdoor pool, kid?s summer camp, a winter Nordic center and an equestrian center.

Sitting on a mountain ridge, The Divide takes advantage of spectacular views to create an entrancing setting for a world-class lodge, spa, tennis courts, the Dave Petz Short Course and 2 restaurants. I?m only slightly biased in my love for Mirador as it?s where my husband proposed to me. Beneath the restaurant there?s a private dining room, The Wine Room, where up to 12 people can dine in a cozy setting amidst bottles of wine with private servers. Grouse on the Green is an Irish pub specializing in shepherds? pie, fish and chips and microbrews.

The Ranch at Cordillera has less than one home site to every three acres, making it one of the lowest density communities in the Vail Valley. Over 1,540 acres of gentle ridges, mountain meadows and mature forests host the Cordillera Clubhouse which sits on the Hale Irwin designed Mountain Golf Course. With a three-story river rock fireplace and picture windows overlooking the golf course, the Timber Hearth provides and unforgettable evening of dining. You can even get a horse drawn sleigh ride during the winter.

The Summit sits above The Ranch to the west. When you catch the 360 degree views from what feels like the top of the world when you feel what 3 million acres of National Forest feels like in your back yard, you won?t mind that it?s a bit further drive. The Summit Clubhouse hosts a full fitness center and a restaurant with views so spectacular you?ll never want to leave. One of the things I like best about the Summit ? it?s so quiet you can hear the leaves falling. The Jack Nicklaus Summit Course sits on 190 acres at over 9200 feet and, like the rest of the Summit, has stunning views of the mountains.

Cordillera Valley Club, also known as CVC, is Cordillera?s only neighborhood on the north side of the valley floor. Like Singletree, CVC sits on the high mountain desert side of the valley and has evolved into and intimate golf community based around the Tom Fazio Valley Course. It?s location down lower gives the Cordillera neighborhood easy, quick access to town and open, beautiful sunsets. Residents enjoy the Clubhouse pool, tennis and Chapparal, which some say has the best steak in the valley.

Each community of Cordillera enjoys its own atmosphere and architectural style, a club house and golf course. For more information on Cordillera or other Vail Valley real estate contact Karen Gilbert at, 970-331-1482, or visit my website at

In?the ten to fifteen million dollar price?range for?single family luxurious mountain?homes currently on the market in the Vail Valley, 2195 Cresta, on top of Arrowhead has no rival. With ten spectacular single family?homes on the market in this price range, 2195 Cresta stands out for many of the reasons someone looking in that price range desires: space (13,700 sq. ft.), privacy (gated community), location (ski in ski out to Beaver Creek, Bachelor?Gulch and Arrowhead, twenty minutes to Vail), views (ski slopes, mountain views), and luxurious living (stone terraces, European?car port, outdoor fireplace and fire pit,?hot tub?over looking 30 foot waterfall, 10 indoor fireplaces,gourmet kitchen with wood buring pizza oven, spa room with grotto and indoor cascading waterfall, seven bedrooms, and much more!

Check out the other homes and find out how 2195 Cresta stands above its rivals. 2195 Cresta is the newest built (2007) of the ten homes in the ten million to fifteen million dollar range and it is also the largest (13,700 sq. ft.) by over three thousand square feet. It simply is the best deal of the high end luxurious homes!!

For more details on 2195 Cresta or any of the other luxurious homes in Vail, Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead contact Keith Thompson, broker associate at?Gateway Land?& Development. 970-331-5805 or email:

In my opinion, lifestyle should be one of the most important issues considered when buying a new home. Whether it is your first home, your retirement retreat, or your vacation condo, the lifestyle that your new home offers will help dictate your level of enjoyment and happiness. The location, amenities, opportunities, and surroundings create a lifestyle that accompanies a home. For example, one of the Vail Valley’s finest new developments, The West End, provides, what I believe is, an unparalleled lifestyle. The location is unbeatable, in the heart of Edwards, within walking distance to world-class dining, shops, and the Farmer’s Market, and yet is steps from biking, hiking, and the Eagle River Preserve. And the amenities are amazing, with a fitness center, hot tub, fire pit, children’s fountain, and the much desired parking and storage. There is no place better than the Vail Valley to own a home and there is no place that offers a better lifestyle than in the heart of Edwards. This rare opportunity to live in a masterpiece in the Vail Valley is now becoming more real with The West End development. The showroom with interior finishes is open daily from 10am to 6pm across from the Gore Range Brewery in Edwards.

Now available for purchase in Homestead, CO. . Terrace Ridge TH 1B, listed at $589,000?? $569,900?? $549,900!? With approximately 2289 square feet (per seller) this spacious and comfortable townhome represents a great value (approx. $240/sf)?in the hottest community in the high country!? Edwards is truly the new heart of the Vail Valley for locals and vacationers.?

Living Room

New carpet and paint add to the warm and cozy feel of this home.


Located a short walk from the Homestead Court Club, and all of Edwards fantastic amenities.

Guest Bedroom

Please call or email me anytime to view this beautifully maintained townhome in Homestead, CO!

Conceptually based on Eagle County?s ranching history, when most residents grew lettuce and raised cattle, The 825 is a collection of 14 ranches ranging from 35 to 81 acres that sit on the south side of Wolcott overlooking Castle Peak, the Gore Range, Game Creek Bowl, Vail, the Flat Tops and Piney Ridge.? There is nothing else like this community in the Vail Valley.

The philosophy at The 825 is to allow homeowners the freedom to live in this untouched area in a way that is harmonious with their surroundings, preserves wildlife and protects existing forest and plant species.? Thoughtful respect for the land and its surroundings is the base for this project ? a refreshing change from the typical ?build it up and they will come? mentality.?

Rick Hermes and his team at Hermes Resort Properties have designed The 825 (the total community acreage is 825) focusing on the owners? needs and wants.? Ranch owners will have access to two owners? cabins, an event cabin on the lake and 10 miles of private trails that will link to BLM land, Red Sky Ranch Golf Club and within the community.? This is not an all services club ? it?s a place where you can build your home and live on your land the way you want to (okay ? you can?t build a track and have car races) and enjoy the conveniences of living in the Vail Valley.

For more information on The 825 Wolcott Ranches or other Vail Valley real estate contact Karen Gilbert at 970-331-1482, or check out my website at

Thinking of building your dream Ranch Style Home in Eagle Ranch?? This acre lot backs to fabulous, pristine mountain views perfect for the outdoor enthusiast.? Close to hiking trails and BLM land,? this homesite (410? Harrier Circle)?is encompassed by scerene living,? and is so close to various ammenities the Town of Eagle has to offer.?

Builder/Developer, Matt Bribach of Oredigger Construction INC.; ?envisions a ranch style home, chuck full of lavish ammenities,? such as an outdoor kitchen,? expansive firepit,? hot tub, and water-feature to fully explore and utilize the expansive views for extremely inviting outdoor living spaces.? Backing up to open space creates a truely intimate setting.

For more information on this lot Please contact? Jill Hopkins 970.376.8692


Light industrial commercial spaces are available for sell or lease?at the new Edwards Design and Craft Center on Highway 6. Great opportunity to?own or rent the newest and best commercial space in the Vail Valley. Spaces can accomodate one and two bedroom loft apartments.?Commercial units available from 1600 square feet to over?8000 square feet.

For more details contact Keith Thompson, broker associate at Gateway Land and Development 970-331-5805 or email:

The Vail Valley real estate market continues to show sluggish sales, although June 2008 saw the most transactions year-to-date.

The first half of the year concludes with 172 transactions in June, the highest number of transactions so far this year. Eagle had the most transactions with 24 followed by Lionshead with 17. Sixteen of those transactions in Lionshead were Arrabelle units which sold for more than $67 million; 8 of the Arrabelle?? transactions?were over $4 million in price.

Year to date, Eagle County topped the $1 billion mark and has an overall average sales price of $1,345,476. Lionshead has been the main contributor thus far with 68 transactions and more than $228 million in dollar volume. This is nearly twice the volume as Beaver Creek, the area with the second highest dollar volume.

June highlights:

  • There were 96 multifamily units that sold for an average price of $1,217,563?
  • There were 8 transactions over $4 million?
  • Lionshead had the highest dollar volume, $68,860,000, with an average sales price of $4,050,588

To learn more about the Vail Valley real estate market, or to receive year-to-date sales statistics in PDF form, please contact me anytime.