Monthly Archives: June 2009

Vacant Lots and Great Estates abound in Cordillera of the Vail Valley

The Cordillera neighborhood?in Eagle County and the Vail Valley has some of the best?real estate around.??Here is a fantastic corner lot gently sloping with wonderful views in all directions–High Peaks to the south, Cordillera Lodge to the North and long views West.? It is only 4 miles to fantastic schools and 6 miles to Edwards. 15 min to Beaver Creek. This lot offers Extraordinary Privacy is quiet yet close to world-class amenities.?

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Among the amenities is the Lodge & Spa at Cordillera which is one of the most luxurious retreats in the world. This facility is perched on a mountaintop overlooking the magnificent Vail Valley and Sawatch Range.? The Lodge was inspired by a chateau in Belgium, and offers views like no other. The 56-room Lodge continually earns accolades for its exemplary service, and is regularly voted among the Top 10 Spas in North America.??This intimate luxury hotel, has been?honored as the #5 ski resort in the USA by Cond? Nast Traveler. The Lodge and Spa has also been rated #1?Resort in Colorado for Food & Service by the 2008 Cond? Nast Reader’s Poll- Gold List. Cordillera features 8,000 acres and a myriad of activities anytime of year.

There are?three championship golf courses and one par three course associated with Cordillera designed by several of the greatest names in golf ? Jack Nicklaus, Hale Irwin, Tom Fazio, Dave Pelz, and Greg Norman. The fabulous facilities and The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera combine to offer an ideal golf getaway and mountain paradise unlike any other…..

One of the finest homes in the Cordillera neighborhood is less than 8 miles from Edwards.?? This image is just a?peak into the magnificant offerings 605 Andora Road estate offers.?

For more information on this home, 605 Andorra Road please click here.?

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For more information on these properties, or to browse the Vail Valley real estate MLS, please visit our website at www.VailPropertySearch.com

Mountain Estates – ?Super Ticket? Incentive

Mountain Estates is now offering the incredible Pole Creek ?Super Ticket? to the next purchaser of any one of their three brand new luxury homes located within the prestigious Fairways at Pole Creek Subdivision. Valued at $9,750, the transferable ?Super Ticket? can be used anytime throughout the season and is good for 5 years at the 27-hole award winning, Fairways at Pole Creek Golf Course.? This is an incredibly rare incentive that even the most discerning buyer will appreciate.

Situated on 2+ acre parcels, these luxurious homes offer panoramic vistas and a pristine mountain setting that has been thoughtfully entwined with the golf course landscape. Removed but not remote, each Mountain Estates home offers the?ultimate privacy in a premiere golf course location, tucked elegantly amid a rich slice of pristine high country. Starting at $1,475,000.

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For additional information on?Mountain Estates or the ?Super Ticket? incentive please feel free to visit?our website?GatewayLand.com or call us at 970.726.8300.

Vail Farmer’s Market

While Vail is famous for its snow sports, it?s also widely known for its summer activities.? The Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show focuses on farm and food products and the Market attracts many of the best vendors in Colorado. The Vail Farmers’ Market consists of more than one hundred tents each week, multiple entertainment venues and attracts over 120,000 visitors. Farmers arrive early every Sunday with refrigerated trucks loaded with freshly picked conventional and organic fruits and vegetables. Specialty vendors? work from colorful tents selling freshly made breads, pastries, cheeses, salsas and ice cream. Others offer delightful selections of pastas, jams, chocolate sauces, olive oils, vinegars, maple syrup, soaps, dog treats, Colorado wines, jerky, spices, and more. Selections change weekly.

Linger in the artist & artisan section for mementos of Vail or visit some of the many fine shops and galleries nearby. Food vendors will tickle your palate with crepes, schnitzel sandwiches, salads, cheesesteaks, bbq, turkey legs, brats, gyros, burgers, hot dogs, roasted nuts, lemonade, coffee drinks and the list goes on. Live entertainment features Jazz @ the Market and guest appearances by popular regional groups. Local non-profits provide information and raffle tickets for interesting prizes.? The dates for summer, 2009 are Sundays, June 21 through September 20th, 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

The 7th Annual Blues From The Top Festival Slated For June 26th ? June 28th

The Town of Winter Park has a brand new music venue ready for the summer of 2009.? Hideaway Park ?is going to be one of the most welcoming venues for mid-size events in Colorado. ?Concert goers will enjoy easy access to local shopping, dining and of course the concert area.? The gentle slope of Hideaway Park is completely covered with sod and the newly planted trees will? make for a cool place to settle in for a day of music.

Hideaway Park

Hideaway Park

There will be music all over the town of Winter Park starting Friday night with the pre-festival party at Smokin? Moe?s and Cooper Creek Square. ?That line up will include anyone who is in town including, Tab Benoit starting it off.? After the concert on Saturday, there will be numerous evening blues shows around town in many of the local restaurants and bars. ??

2008 Blues From The Top Festival

Line up and ticket information can be found by clicking here.

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As a blues enthusiast myself I can honestly say that The?Grand County Blues Society hosted such a good time last year for the performers and audience that I and everyone I?ve spoken to, who was there, noticed a distinct and week-long spiritual high. ?Bob Margolin credited not only a confluence of the thin air, hospitality, gorgeous mountains, and friendly folks but the blues music itself. ?Blues music lovers all know that performing and listening to blues music is the cure for blues. ?It?s a sensual pleasure that can give us relief even in real tough times. ?Blues music is refreshing, recharging, and healing. ?Like hope.

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Local Tip?s:? Don?t miss Category 5 with Zac Harmon, Deanna, Trampled Under Foot, Mike Zit at Smokin? Moe?s Saturday night.? Blues enthusiasts who will be staying through Monday can enjoy the free after party at the Winter Park Pub featuring Andy Irvine Blues Collective.???

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Beautiful Custom Home in Grand Lake

Exterior of Home

Exterior of Home

560 CR 662 Canal View is a custom 4 bedroom, 4 bath home that was designed for easy access for all types of potential users and features a 3 stop elevator.? Located within the prestigious Shores of Shadow Mountain Lake Subdivision, this striking home is centrally located in Grand Lake and enjoys spectacular mountain and lake views.? For those avid recreation enthusiasts this home is just minutes from the western gates of Rocky Mountain Park and just a short drive to the world class skiing of the Winter Park Resort.

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Kitchen

Kitchen

The large gourmet kitchen boasts GE Profile stainless steel appliances and a large split level island with granite counter top.? Additionally, the public areas and a majority of the bedrooms have been beautifully adorned with custom faux features and accents.?

Master Bath

Master Bath

Listed as a whole ownership opportunity for $995,000 or as a ? share opportunity for $285,000.

For additional information on this home or other real estate opportunities in?Grand County, Colorado?please feel free to visit?our website?GatewayLand.com or call us at 970.726.8300.

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Great Values Hit the Vail Valley!

While the real estate values are holding in the Vail Valley there are some fantastic opportunities for the savey buyer. Many would say we are in a Buyer’s Market but it doesn’t mean prices have dropped across the board…..One of the best values out there, however,?exists in the mid valley area near Edwards.?

Villas At Brett Ranch is a wonderful enclave of two and three-bedroom condominiums located along the Eagle River just west of Edwards.? 1002 Crazy Horse Circle is a ground-floor 2-bedroom 2-bathroom condo that has a garage attached. Even more, this condo overlooks the Eagle River and has some wonderful and tasteful upgrades including wood and tile floors and?built-in speakers in the living and master bedroom. This home is in imaculate condition where you will be able to see the pride of ownership immediately.? Also, there are play grounds, a swimming pool and hot tub for the owners of this complex. The price for this home is only $339,900. This is a fantastic price because just a year ago or so?these were selling in the $420,000-$430,00 range…..

For more information feel free to call or email me at 970-390-0705 or RobFromVail@Earthlink.net, Or? check out the following sites for this or other listings:? www.VailPropertySearch.com, ?www.GatewayLand.com

Winter Park Resort?s Opening Day ~ June 13, 2009

Summer at Winter Park is set for takeoff with the opening of the Winter Park Resort on June 13, 2009. The resort features plenty of activities for the entire family. Whether it is a day of biking or hiking, a family race through the human maze, an exhilarating ride down the alpine slide, enjoying a bite to eat at the new base restaurants, disk golfing with friends, or playing a round of mini golf; Winter Park has it all!

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Let The Zephyr?Express chairlift whisk you from the Village at Winter Park up to an elevation of 10,700 feet. This ride offers spectacular views of the Continental Divide and the Fraser Valley. And at the top, The Lodge at Sunspot offers fantastic mountaintop dining including lunch and snacks.? Serviced by the Zephyr Express, Winter Park?s alpine slide is the longest in Colorado. With over 3,000 feet long, the heart pounding track winds its way down the mountain. This is a ride you won’t want to miss!

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Additionally, Winter Park offers some of the most spectacular mountain bike riding in the western U.S. Whether you’re a novice or an expert downhiller, there are plenty of trails for you to experience. With over 600 miles of trails throughout the Winter Park and Fraser areas, it’s no wonder Winter Park has been dubbed the Mountain Bike Capital USA.?

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Summer 2009 Schedule:
Open daily from June 13 – September 7
Open the?following 3 weekends, closing September 27

Ticket windows open at 9:30am, and activities run from 10 am-5 pm. The Zephyr Express Chairlift closes at 5 pm, and the Olympia Chairlift closes at 4:45 pm. For local event information, maps and trail recommendations,?click here?or call 800.903.7275.?

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For information on real estate opportunities in?Winter Park, Colorado and the surrounding areas?please feel free to visit?our website?GatewayLand.com or call us at 970.726.8300.