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True horse property in the Vail Valley is becoming increasingly? rare.? As new developments like Adam’s Rib, Eagle Ranch, Brightwater, etc. use the land for housing and golf courses, horse owners are being edged farther and farther away.??A rare 35 acre horse property is currently?available only 15-30 minutes from world class skiing, shops and restaurants.? With a six stall barn, indoor and outdoor riding arenas, irrigated and fenced pastures and beautiful custom home, this equestrian estate will keep both horses and their owners happy for years to come!

2845 Snowberry Drive Unit A will soon be withdrawn from the market.? Currently listed at $699,000 this half duplex?is the 2nd least expensive duplex fro East Vail to West Vail.? With over 1600 sqaure feet, 3 bedrooms/3 full bathrooms, a one car garage, huge views, a huge lot (0.457 acres per county) and very private, this home is a deal!? Now is the time, or you’ll have to wait to next year!

Located in the mountainous neighborhood of Intermountain in West Vail, this rustic cabin in the woods is ideal for local and vactioner alike.? Please call today for a private tour or email me with any questions you may have.

See these articles below for more details!

Mountain Cabin Available in West Vail

For Sale in Intermountain: 2845 Snowberry!

Eagle Ranch is a vibrant newer community that expands through the southern side of the Eagle Valley. It offers expansive views of Castle Peak and the Sawatch Mountain Range and a much warmer climate compared to up valley towns. The Eagle Ranch Golf Course, an Arnold Palmer course, runs through the community and the best elementary school in the valley for student test scores and parent participation is Eagle Ranch?s Brush Creek Elementary School. The community sprawls through 145 acres of opens space and playing fields, a community center and playground. Miles of bike and walking paths connect Eagle Ranch to downtown Eagle, the Terrace neighborhood and the surrounding open space.

It?s no wonder the natural course of questioning around here has changed since Eagle Ranch has been built: So when are you getting married? ?So when are you going to start having children? ?So when are you moving to Eagle Ranch?? We hear it constantly, not just from my in-laws who live in Eagle Ranch. ?Truth be told, there is a sense of relaxed joy in sitting on my friends? porches watching the kids ride their bikes up and down the sidewalk then run through the house to the fenced in backyard where the plastic pool awaits.? All this for the same price of our Homestead townhouse?it is tempting at times.

The small downtown area offers a perfect amount of options ? a coffee shop, a few restaurants, a kids gear shop, a bike store, spa, salon, fitness club and a movie theater. Even our pediatrician (Colorado Mountain Medical) has even moved to Eagle Ranch.

30 minutes to skiing and 10 minutes to the airport, Eagle Ranch has also become popular with second home owners who enjoy easy accessibility.? With a multitude of single family homes, both custom and neighborhood planned projects, a few streets of townhouses, condos and duplex homes, Eagle Ranch draws more and more people to this corner of the Vail Valley.?

For more information on Eagle Ranch or other Vail Valley real estate contact Karen Gilbert at ?970-331-1482? or or visit my website at

?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


Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Vail Golf Course

Small, quiet golf course neighborhood walking distance to Vail Village


Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Vail Village

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


Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Sandstone and Potato Patch

Sandstone and Potato Patch have sunny days and amazing views


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

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


Getting to Know the Vail Valley: West Vail

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


Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Minturn & Red Cliff

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


Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Eagle-Vail

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


Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Avon

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


Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Wildridge

Quiet and sun baked, Wildridge offers breathtaking mountain views


Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Beaver Creek

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


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


Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Arrowhead

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


Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Edwards

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


Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Homestead

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


Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Singletree

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


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.


Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Cordillera

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


Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Wolcott / Bellyache Ridge

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


Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Eagle

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


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.


Getting to Know the Vail Valley: Gypsum

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

The Summit at Cordillera is home to some of the most incredible views in the Vail Valley. And although each residence in the Summit boasts endless views and a gorgeous setting, Webb Peak is one of most spectacular neighborhoods in all of Cordillera, including the Summit. This street has pure, sweeping 360 degree views of the surrounding mountain vistas. When facing South, Webb Peak overlooks the Summit Golf Course and the stunning Sawatch Mountain Range; when staring East, the celebrated Gore Range is perfectly framed; when looking West, Castle Peak inspires and Colorado vistas abound; and when gazing North, the Red and White Mountains and Teapot Mountain capture your imagination.


For more information about the Summit at Cordillera, or any other Vail Valley neighborhoods and properties, please visit our website at or to search the MLS, or call our office at 970.926.6777.

Vail Mountain was once again ranked very highly in the annual SKI Magazine reader’s poll.? Deer Valley took the top spot, followed by our beloved Vail Mountain (#2).? Beaver Creek moved up to # 6,?reinforcing Eagle County Colorado’s strength in the ski industry.? The survey goes beyond just the ski mountain, but includes the overall experience (i.e. lodging, apres ski, dining etc.)

Here’s how Vail did in the Top Ten Lists:
Snow: #10
Terrain/Challenge: (not in Top 10)
Value: (not in Top 10)
Access: (not in Top 10)
On-Mountain Food:#9
Off Hill Activities:#7
Family Programs: (not in Top 10)
Scenery: (not in Top 10)
Terrain Parks: (not in Top 10)
Overall Satisfaction:#7

Vail has something for everyone, if not the best in any one category, and that seems to be the key to Vail’s success, year after year.

We that live here, love it.? It’s important to recognize that we do live in an amazing place that other folks love to visit.? And it’s also important to recognize the areas of our resort that need improvement.? Over the years,?the valley’s?customer service has declined and we need to make? it superior again.? It will be interesting to see how the guest experience will be affected by the Epic Pass’s introduction (some speculate that many volunteers will no longer work for the mtn. since they can now buy a great discounted pass) and the lack of work visas this year.

Give a call or send an email after your Vail experience, and let me know what you think!!

Realted Article:? SKI Magazine’s 2008 Reader’s Poll

Click the link above to watch a video of this lovely horse property in Colorado.

The full moon rising over the Sawatch Mountain Range is a sight to behold.? Snow capped peaks are shimmering in the moonlight while all is calm and still.? The horses are tucked in?for the night and all is well.?

It is becoming increasingly difficult to find good, private,?horse property near Vail.? With an indoor arena,? outdoor arena, 6 stall barn, fenced and irrigated pastures, and a beautiful custom log beam home this is one property that definitely fills the bill!

Turn Key horse property in Vail Valley Colorado.? Irrigated and hay producing fenced pastures, large indoor arena, outdoor arena, 6 stall barn, and a gorgeous log beam home with breathtaking panoramic?views; this property?will keep you and your horses happy for years to come.? Close to skiing shopping and restaurants, this is your perfect retreat.