Monthly Archives: May 2009

Grand Lake Awaits You…



Grand Lake is a?historic mountain town in the heart of the Colorado Rockies. Established in 1881, Grand Lake has been welcoming visitors to and from Rocky Mountain National Park since the park opened in 1915. Nestled below craggy, snowcapped mountain peaks, this?charming village is idyllically situated at the western entrance of the park. The town of Grand Lake is an easy drive from Denver and the Front Range communities, including Estes Park. ?It’s an even quicker jaunt from Winter Park Resort, Sol Vista Basin, Fraser or Granby.


At the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake is the deepest natural lake in Colorado, dipping to 265 feet. Fed by high mountain runoff, the lake is clear and pristine. In the summer, you can rent a boat, bring your own or simply enjoy the gentle lapping of the waves from the sandy shore. Grand Lake connects with Shadow Mountain Lake via a canal, and just down the road is Lake Granby, the second largest body of water in Colorado. Inside Rocky Mountain National Park, there’s even more water – 150 lakes and 476 miles of creeks and streams, including the headwaters of the Colorado River. In the winter, the frozen water in and around Grand Lake becomes part of the white wonderland, adding to the beauty of this Colorado vacation oasis.

For more than a century, families have been returning time and again to Grand Lake for their summer and winter vacations. Some come for the day, many for the week or month, a lucky few for a lifetime. Visit once, and you’ll soon know why it’s hard to leave! If you’ve never been to Grand Lake, now’s the perfect time, or if you’ve already experienced the beauty of the mountains and lakes and the charm of the people and village, you deserve to come again.


For additional information on available homes in the Grand Lake Area or other real estate opportunities in?Grand County, Colorado?please feel free to visit?our website? or call us at 970.726.8300.

Pole Creek Opening Day Planned for May 23, 2009




The new golf course clubhouse at the Pole Creek Golf Club is set to open to the public Saturday, May 23 (weather permitting).? Over the past few weeks the stucco was finished and all the interior cabinets and trim were installed.

Ground was broken on the new $3.5 million clubhouse last summer, as part of the community enhancement projects being completed by the Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District. A grand opening celebration is set for 4 to 7p.m. Saturday, June 6.

Visit The Pole Creek Golf Club to purchase your resident ID card or season pass.? When you purchase your resident card before June 15, 2009 it is only $45 per person after June 15 it will be $60 per person.? Additionally, the rate for the “all inclusive” season pass has been reduced to bargain price of $1,450 for golf, carts and practice balls for the season.?



For additional information on homes available in the Fairways at Pole Creek Subdivision or other real estate opportunities in?Grand County, Colorado?please feel free to visit?our website? or call us at 970.726.8300.







Cordillera Colorado Summer Hiking Trails and Timberhearth Grille

THE RANCH at CORDILLERA, Edwards Colorado

The Ranch at Cordillera is chock full of wonderful options for hiking.? There are wonderful little trails all nestled in throughout the property maintained by the Cordillera Metropolitan district.? These folks do an outstanding job of maintaining these trails in the summer and winter alike.

After your hike you can go and take a hot-tub at the Summit Athletic Club, the Lodge and Spa at Cordillera, or the Trailside pool.?

Timberhearth Grille is open in the Summer for lunch and dinner.? It is a great way to go relax, have a glass of wine on the patio and enjoy the ponds and streams of the Mountain Course in Cordillera.? It is a spectacular setting for weddings or events.? I personally like to sit and relax alone when I can at the Timberhearth Grille.? It is a great place to re-charge.

For more information in regards to all that Cordillera has to offer,? Please contact? Jill Hopkins 970-376-8692 and? please visit our website at

Eagle and Eagle Ranch Colorado; 16 properties under contract

Spring is in the air in the Vail Valley.? There are currently 16 homes under contract in Eagle and Eagle Ranch, Colorado.? Starting from a loft on the Eagle River listed at $299,000 to a ranch in Castle Peak listed at $1,900,000.

Eagle has become a very thriving community with so much to offer for a?first time home buyer (local) and even for a second homeowner.? There are so many great events and such going on in the community.

For more information on Eagle and happenings in the Valley….please contact?? Jill Hopkins 970-376-8692 or? please visit our website

Reduced $650,000 in Cordillera, Colorado!

64 West Timber Draw, has been recently put back on the market at $2,100,000 (which started at $2,750,000)?furnished home nestled in the tall timbers of Cordillera, Colorado in the Ranch at Cordillera.?

?This home is a perfect retreat for families and or a corporate setting.? This five bedroom five and a half bath home has a great floorplan, wonderful outdoor living,? fire pit and hot-tub.

With golf season coming around the corner, this home is?great for any golf enthusiast.??

Two homes are currently under contract in the neighboorhood.? 274 Eagles Glen Rd listed at $1,275,000?is a 3 bedroom 3.5 bath home in the Kensington green enclave of Cordillera.?

105 Forest Trail is also under contract,? listed at $2,700,000 this new construction beautifully crafted home is nestled in just up the street.

I love all that Cordillera has to offer; hiking, biking snow-shoe trails, golf, pools, ice-skating, equestrian centers, and so much more.? It is a hidden gem.

For more information about this home or other fine homes in Cordillera,? please contact Jill Hopkins at 970-376-8692 or visit our website at

Vail Valley Resturants offer great deals during mud season

The Vail Valley corridor is jam packed with exceptional options for all sorts of dining venues.

I have personally been a private concierge/liason for a group out of Kansas City call Luxury Real Estate Investment Partners also called LRIP;LLC.? I have had the pleasure of being able to try a whole bunch of different dining spots thanks to my private concierge business.

The wonderful part of the Valley is that each town/area has great options to choose from.? Here are some of my favorites…

In Vail LOVE, LOVE, LOVE? Sweet Basil, Terra Bistro and La Tour.? All have great wine lists and wonderful atmosphere!?? Terra Bistro has a spectacular sunday brunch.?

In Minturn..The Turntable,? the Saloon and Chili Willis are my top favorites.? Turntable for breakfast, the Saloon for apres ski and or hike up grouse creek trail and Chilli Willies for some great MEXICAN!?? All nestled in the killer little town of Minturn.

In Avon?Vin 48, Fiesta Jalisco, and Outback.? Vin 48 is always doing deals and has a really cool bar to eat from.? Fiesta Jalisco has mexican and has the best cabbage and salsa stuff around.? Outback is just a fun little taste of the city.? Up the hill in Beaver Creek holds some exceptional dining options too.? Splendido in the Chateau at Beaver Creek is always a five star experience.? Toscannini at the Black Family Ice Rink is fantastic too.? Great Salads!

Edwards has a plethora of places to choose from.? Woody’s, E-town and Dish are my top three pics.? Woody’s is your typical small town pub.? Woody makes a MEAN fish and chips.? Try the “Skinny Oprah” drink if you like adult beverages.? E-town has pretty much something great to offer every nite.? Sports, music, good times and yes…excellent food.? Dish is an extremely interesting dining experience.? They have great tasting menu’s and so much to choose from.? It is truely a unique experience.? The staff is AWESOME!

In Eagle,? I? LOVE? Grand Avenue Grille, Mi Pueblo, Angelino’s, The Dusty Boot, and Paradigm’s.??? Grand Ave Grille has great venues on fridays in the summer and i love their Asiago Chicken Ceasear salad.? I could eat it everyday!? Mi Pueblo is great mexican and have a wonderful owner.? It is all very fresh and DELICIOUS.? I love their veggie quesidellia (sp??).? Angelino’s is a great spot for wonderful Itallian.? Dusty Book rocks for families and date nite alike.? Great meat selection at the boot!

There are so many places to eat I am now getting really hungry after this exercise!? For mor information and or fun facts about the Vail Valley contact me:? Jill Hopkins 970-376-8692 or email check out the Vail Daily and the Mountaineer for great dining deals daily in these publications.?? :0 Bon Appitite!

Trailside Duplexes at Lakota at Winter Park- Imagine choosing the day’s ski run from your bedroom window!

Situated on the idyllic hillside of Lakota Park, Trailside are master-designed duplexes featuring fluid floor plans with spectacular panoramic mountain views. Overlooking the Winter Park Resort, Colorado?s oldest continuously operating ski resort, you and your guests will enjoy easy access to the resort’s newly finished base village.


In the summer months, Grand County turns into an outdoor Mecca with veins of trails to navigate and explore, making it a year-round place of enjoyment.? Each Trailside duplex has been ?perfectly suited to frame views of tree-lined ski runs that in the summer transform into the perfect venue for nature enthusiasts.


Starting at $985,000 these well-appointed duplexes are perfect for casual mountain entertaining, as well as private sanctuaries for reflection and rejuvenation. The large kitchen with natural stone countertops leads you to a comfortable gathering room and warm master suite. An ample deck spans from the gathering room to the master suite to create an inviting outdoor living experience. The lower level is complete with two large guest suites, a recreation room and walk out patio.


For additional information on Lakota at Winter Park or other?real estate opportunities in?Grand County, Colorado?please feel free to visit?our website? or call us at 970.726.8300.