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709 Edwards Village Blvd, Homestead


Nestled in the heart if Edwards, these new three bedroom, three bath residences embody the ultimate ?down valley? lifestyle. The seven single family homes are ideally located within walking distance to downtown shops and dining, the movie theatre, and Edwards Elementary School. Featuring huge two car garages, large covered decks, hardwood floors, in-floor radiant heat, and stone fireplaces are just the beginning. Designed and developed by one of the Vail Valleys most premier custom home builders, Cliver Development, each home brilliantly and uniquely captures the surrounding valley vistas and dramatic views across the Vail Valley and up Lake Creek. Offered for $865,000



580 East Arrowhead Drive, Arrowhead

This wonderful Pinon home is nestled against a wildflower hillside and overlooks the lush second and third fairways of the celebrated Country Club of the Rockies. Just a short walk to the clubhouse, the Alpine Club, and the ski slopes, this Arrowhead residence is the ultimate golf and ski home. With an open and bright floor plan, 580 East Arrowhead Drive features hardwood floors, granite, a stone fireplace, and a large master suite with his and her closets, dual sinks, and a drop-in tub. The outdoor haven boasts a creek, mature trees, an expanded stone patio, and yard, and the upstairs includes a loft/office and two expansive bedroom suites. The lower level offers extraordinary entertainment spaces, including a massive recreation room with wet bar, a walk-out patio, and two large guest suites. Offered for $1,995,000

For more information on these homes or to browse the Vail Valley MLS, visit our website:

The Cordillera Valley Club, located just above the valley floor in Edwards, CO, is THE place to be for golf and lifestyle enthusiasts.? With stunning views south to the Sawatch Mountain Range, the homes available in the Cordillera Valley Club (CVC)?are some of the most sought after in the entire Vail Valley.

Views from Cordillera Valley Club

Views from Cordillera Valley Club

The Cordillera Valley Club ‘s Golf Course?(the Valley Course)?is really a treat to play.? Designed by Tom Fazio, this 7005 yard, par 71 track can challenge and reward with the best of them.? Generous fairways and beautiful surroundings make the tee boxes less intimidating; but be accurate on approach or this course will test your spirit as well as your abilities.? And if not golfing, relaxing by the pool and clubhouse?is simply a sublime way to spend a summer day here in the Vail Valley.

There are currently 18 wonderful homes available for purchase at CVC.? (Gateway’s own Suzi Apple has 1/3 of these listings!)? A couple of my favorites are:

3 Sanctuary Lane:?? Comfort and convenience combine at this beautiful enclave home.??Boasting a?great floorplan with lots of entertaining spaces, this 5 bed/5.5 bath single family residence has the commanding views to NY Mtn of which people dream.? Come see why it truly is a sanctuary!? Offered at $2,495,000.

50 Spring Creek Place😕 Wow!? What an amazing property.??? Set on a stunning 3/4 acre lot with?a creek running past?the?patio,? this legacy home will take your breath away with its design and views.? The attention to detail throughout this 5 bed/7.5 bath custom residence is second to none.? I’m not being vague; you really just have to see this one, as it has it ALL!? Offered at $9,500,000.

With the Cordillera? Clubs under new ownership, look for the Cordillera Valley Club to continue to exceed expectations and deliver one of the best golf and lifestyle experiences in the country.

Click here to view all available properties in the Cordillera Valley Club and throughout the Vail Valley.


Call or email me anytime to discuss the real estate market here in Eagle County.

This weekend. Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2?is the 22nd Annual Beaver Creek Art Festival featuring over 150 artists with an array of artwork.??The artwork will include watercolors, oil, acrylic painting, woodworking, glass, sculptures, mosaics, ceramics, jewelry and woodworking.? Whether you are looking for a new piece of art or just want to browse, this is?a fun event.? Admission is free and there will be plenty of food and drink.?? For more information the Art Festival please visit:

For more information on summer activities in the Vail Valley, please feel free to call:? Betsy Randall @ (970) 401-3011,

The US housing market has steadily (and oftentimes sharply) declined over the last three years, yet there are bright and hopeful signs that it has it bottom. Eight cities, including Denver, reflected home price increases in May, four more than April, and seven more than March. This is an incredible sign, considering a huge majority of US cities saw sharp decline in prices and sales. A report by?Case-Shiller Price Index, compiled by Standard & Poor?s, reflected that existing home prices have risen for three consecutive months and June brought the highest price increase in new homes over the last eight years. Although Vail is a completely separate market from the national market, these trends reflect only good signs for the entire US housing market.

To learn more, read this New York Times Article

For any information on the Vail Valley and it’s housing market, please call me at 970-376-5742 or visit our website at

The Vail recreation District has a large variety of activities during the summer for persons of all ages.? Tennis lessons and drop in play for men’s, ladies and mixed are avaiable on the Bill Wright Clay courts all summer long with Championship play this week-end in all catagories.? The Vail Golf Club with 18 championship holes is open to the public daily and the Dobson Ice rink is available for public skating and private hockey and general skating lessons.

Summer camp and youth sports camps are going strong all summer with classes for 2 1/2 years old and up.?? The Vail Nature Center has walks, tours,art and photography classes most weekdays thru August.? If you’re looking for some fun things to do for the family during the wonderful summer months in Vail contact the Vail recreation district at or call 479-2279 to begin your fun.

Arrowhead known as “Vail’s Private Address” is truely a wonderful mountain community.? Nestled against a beautiful ski mountain and?one of Colorado’s top rated golf courses, the Country Club of the Rockies.??The signature golf course?was designed by Jack Nicklaus.??This gated commmunity is also home to the Alpine Club, one of Colorado’s most celebrated ski clubs.? “Village to Village” skiing?gives skiers the opportunity?to enjoy Beaver Creek and Bachelor Gulch, in addition to the beautiful slopes of Arrowhead Mountain.? Located just 12 miles from Vail.

There are some incredible homes for sale in Arrowhead for a great price.

580 E. Arrowhead Drive

This 5 bedroom, 5 1/2 bath home is located against a wildflower hillside overlooking the 2nd and 3rd fairways.? This open floor plan has hardwood floors, granite countertops, stone fireplace and a large master suite.? The upstairs has 2 bedroom suites and a loft.? The lower level offers a recreation room with wet bar, a walk out patio and two large guest suites.? This home is being offered for: $1,995,000.

77 Hillside Court

Situated on one of Arrowhead’s finest home sites, this 7 bedroom home borders wooded open space allowing for a spacious and beautiful gardens.? The magnificent staircase greets you upon entering the hall and leads you to a large great room, formal dining room and spacious kitchen and breakfast nook.? The grand master suite is located on the upper level.? This home has a 3 car garage.? This is a great buy at $4,500,000.

For more information of homes for sale in Arrowhead please contact:? Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011 or visit



Six incredible, large bedroom suites

Breathtaking setting overlooking the 7th and 8th fairways

Sweeping, awe-inspiring views from walls of windows

Large patio surrounds the massive great room

Adjacent spectacular 1.19-acre lot included

Located on a private cul-de-sac and protected by Forest Service land, this exquisite home and contiguous 1.19 acre lot are two of Cordillera Valley Club?s premier properties. Nestled on a gorgeous hillside and overlooking the 7th and 8th fairways of Fazio?s famous golf course, this residence captures 180 degrees of dramatic, sweeping views from massive banks of windows: southern views of the dramatic Sawatch Mountain Range, northern views across the golf course and up a breathtaking valley, western views of Bellyache Ridge, and eastern views of Vail?s Back Bowls. Feasting on the New York Mountain Range, the sleek covered patio frames the main level. The dramatic great room showcases a striking two-way stone fireplace, a wood ceiling with timber beams and copper accents, and soaring walls of glass. The gourmet kitchen features a large copper eat-in island, Viking range, three ovens, two refrigerators, two dishwashers, and a massive pantry. The large mud room includes built-ins and boot heaters, the three-car garage offers wonderful storage, and an elevator accesses all three levels.

The glamorous master suite is graced with bright, towering windows that frame magnificent Colorado panoramas. Boasting a fireplace, kitchenette with refrigerator and tv, a massive shower, and hot tub with pristine views, and a private stone patio, this wing is the ultimate master haven. The five sumptuous junior suites echo the perfection found in the master suite, enjoying view-filled windows, private verandas, large bathrooms, and walk-in closets.

Estate and 1.19 acre Lot Offered for $5,000,000

For more information on this property, or to browse the Vail Valley MLS, please visit our website at

Sometimes it is almost impossible to remember all the entertainment and activities the Vail Valley has to offer. This blog will give you an up to date look at upcoming events which you should not miss. This time of year there are so many opportunities to see the very best there is in the country, starting with the Opening NIght of the Vail International Dance Festival tonight at the Ford Amphitheater at 6:30 pm. The opening event is Savion Glover who is considered the world’s greatest tap dancer. He will perform again on Tuesday. In addition, the Vail Valley Foundation will present Edward Villella with the Miama City Ballet starting?August 3, and finally Wendy Whelan on August 6.

Meanwhile, the Bravo Festival continues with another performance by New York Philharmonic Orchestra, also at the Ford Amphitheater. If you go, enjoy the outdoor beauty of Vail by sitting on the grass and enjoying a nice bottle of Chardonnay wine. Not to be outdone, Beaver Creek ofers Peter Frampton at the Vilar Center for Performing Arts on Wednesday, Aug. 12 followed by Michael Bolton on Aug. 20 and then Rick Springfield on August 29. The lineup can’t get any better than that.

However, if you just want to kick back and play like a cowboy/girl, you can head west to Eagle where the annual fair and rodeo gones on thru Saturday, Aug. 1. Wild horse riders, bull riders, calf roping and all the other exciting events in a rodeo all come together at night. Jump on your mountain bike and take a few hours to explore the mountain trails outside of Gypsum and Eagle. There are plenty of rides even for the novice rider.

Finally, to cap off another weekend, enjoy the 22nd Annual Beaver Creek Arts Festival that will be opening on Aug. 1 and 2. Over 150 artists and contemporary crafters will be there along with culinary demonstrations and food and drink. It is totally free to the public and there is plenty of parking in the summer. Another great? place to take a hike up to the serene and beautiful Beaver Lake. There are plenty of restaurants in Beaver Creek to enjoy if you dont fill up at the festival and just about all of them are offering specials from 20 to 50% off the menu.

Whenever there are events to enjoy, call me, Judd Babcock at Gateway Land – 970-926-6777, and I will try to help you.

Sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association, the Eagle Fair and Rodeo won two awards last year, Most Improved Rodeo and Best Rodeo in its Class Size, making it a big deal within the Cowboy and Rodeo community. With nearly 3,000 spectators per night, this event has become a celebrated and beloved part of Eagle County and is sure to bring smiles and fun to your family!

Wednesday, July 29
Kids night at the rodeo/4-H food drive
Cost: Adults $16 – Children under 12 free with 2 non-perishable food items -?Children 13-18 are $10 with 2 non-perishable food items

Thursday, July 30
Salute to cattlemen night at the rodeo

Friday, July 31
Tough Enough to Wear Pink night at the rodeo

Saturday, Aug. 1
Junior livestock buyer night at the rodeo

Cost for Thursday through Saturday: Adults $16; seniors and children 6 to 12 are $10

Children under 5 are free; family pass for two adults and two children 12 or under is $40

For more information, visit

As part of Vail’s All the Love, the following spas are participating and providing us lucky Vail resident’s and guests with incredible spa deals this Spring, Summer, and Fall!

Featured Deal: Spatique, Lionshead – 10% off retail and spa services (can not be combined with other offers). May 15 – Oct. 1; 970-476-3SPA.

Aria Spa & Club, Vail Cascade 30% off massages, facials and body treatments. July 1 – 31 970-479-5924
Golden Leaf Spa, Vail Marriott Hotel, LionsHead 50 minute Swedish $90, 50 minute Deep Tissue $100, 60 minute Facial $100, 15% off Nail Services, 10% off Waxing Services. June 12 – Aug. 31 970-479-5004
Rock Resorts Spas at Arrabelle & Lodge at Vail 15% off all treatments. If you receive 2 treatments in one day the second will be 25% off. All 50 minute facials are $100. May 15 ??July 1 970-754-7754 (Arrabelle) or 970-754-7828 (Lodge at Vail)
Sonnenalp Spa, Vail Village $50?off?Tropical Body Wraps and Caviar Facials July 1 -31 970-479-5404
Sorrento Spa, Vail Plaza Hotel 15% off all spa services and 10% off all retail June 1 – Aug. 31 970-477-8060
Spatique, LionsHead 10% off retail and spa services (can not be combined with other offers) May 15 ? Oct. 1 970-476-3SPA
Spa Struck,
Manor Vail and Vail Spa
Save $40 on Stress Relief Aromatherapy Massage – 50 minutes just $85 or 80 minutes for $135 June 10 – Oct. 4 970-476-2225