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Cordillera provides a truly unique golf and living experience here in the Vail Valley.? Cordillera is composed of 4 distinct residential neighborhoods (Cordillera Valley Club, The Divide, The Ranch, and The Summit), 4 golf courses, as well as? a full service first class lodge and resort, The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera.?? Each area and golf course has its own personality and feel, and each is picturesque in its own way.

A Cordillera Divide Home

A Cordillera Divide Home

Cordillera Valley Club (CVC):? Located just above the valley floor in Edwards, CVC is set to capture the huge views of the Sawatch Mountain Range, including?local favorite NY Mountain.? The Tom Fazio designed golf course represents a fair but challlenging course and is many members’ first choice.? The homes here are situated to take in the BIG views and to provide comfort and convenience.

Featured Listing:? 50 Spring Creek Place

The Divide:? The original development, and the home of the Lodge and Spa at Cordillera with all of its amenities.? Commanding views east to the Gore Range and protected views back west to Bellyache and The Ranch greet you in the Divide.? A more varied array of home designs and architectures are present here.? The Dave Pelz short course is also located within the Divide.

The Ranch:? Located a bit further south, The Ranch is beautiful and secluded.? A true Rocky Mountain community, The Ranch has a more mountain-themed architectural feel.? A wide variety of views are represented here, as homes dot the ridges and draws.? The Hale Irwin designed Mountain Course is located?here and offers good golf as you meander through the aspens, and up and down the hillside.

The Summit:? The furthest and most secluded of the neighborhoods, The Summit offers 360 degree views from one of the highest communities in the valley (9200 feet).? The is a nice?variety of homes up here, from sprawling ranches to?gorgeous log? getaways.? The Summit Course is a true golfing?challenge, especially when the winds are blowing, and the long views provide a stunning backdrop to the Jack Nicklaus designed course.? Caddies can be reserved, and are suggested, to help target some of the blind shots and to further enjoy your round.

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Incredible views!

Perfect “turn key” property for you and your horses.? Private and secluded, yet minutes from world class skiing, shopping, dining, and the Eagle County Jet Center.? This awesome estate features a six stall barn, irrigated and fenced pastures, indoor and outdoor riding arenas, and a gorgeous custom log beam home!

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Please visit our website to browse the Vail Valley MLS

For the second year in a row, Vail Resorts is again offering the Epic Pass to not only locals but for anyone who wants to ski the five best mountains in the West. For only $579.00 Vail offers unlimited days of skiing with no blackouts at the five mountains they own(Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Breckenridge, Heavenly Valley). Most people, when hearing about this incredible deal, will find it hard to believe, but this is the second year and word does get around. Most ski areas sell their unlimited season passes for anywhere from $1,500.00 to $2,000.00 per year, and with daily tickets costing close to $100.00 per day, it only takes 6 days to break even with an Epic Pass.

In today’s paper, the CEO announced that, although lift ticket revenue was down by 8.4%, the revenue from season pass sales was up by 14% over last year, due entirely from sales of the Epic Pass. The overall earnings for the publicly traded company were down by 52% from 2008, which was not unexpected due to the economy. The biggest hit came in the lodging side of the business and Vail has announced it plans to offer a lot of new lodging deals for the coming season.

In addition to the Epic Pass, there are some other signs of optimism in the real estate area. In downtown Vail, the Solaris, the Four Seasons and the Ritz Carlton all are seeing a lot more interest over last years slow season. Here in Edwards, Gateway has experienced a lot of new clients coming back into the market. Revenue for the second half of the year has already exceeded the first half, and a lot of new clients are coming out to find some very attractive deals in the area.

Please call me, Judd Babcock, for more information on the opportunities popping up on a regular basis these days. The recovery in real estate starts as people begin to realize how many properties are still out there at aggresively reduced prices.


Red Sky Ranch, Vail Colorado


Juniper Trail at Red Sky Ranch



Exquisite Single Family Custom Homes Starting at Just $1,068,765!

Juniper Trail at Red Sky is just a mere 15 minutes to world-class skiing, shopping, and dining, yet a pristine world unto itself. Gazing out upon gorgeous valleys, dramatic mountaintops, sleek golf courses and colorful meadows, these residences effortlessly capture the surrounding beauty. Offering three bedrooms, an array of finishes and options, and several unique lots, these custom homes are simply incredible and amazingly affordable, starting at just $1,068,765.

Showcasing vaulted ceilings, soaring glass windows, unrivaled outdoor living, and exceptional finishes. Natural materials of wood and stone and large glass walls throughout the home blend effortlessly with the surrounding natural beauty of the land, creating an indoor/outdoor oasis. The large covered terraces create the ultimate outdoor living. The gourmet kitchens are highlighted by knotty alder custom cabinetry, granite countertops, Viking appliances, and custom, eat-in center islands. The spacious yet private master suite includes a well-appointed bathroom with Mexican Nose and travertine finishes, dual vanities, and a walk-in closet with built-in shelving. Two bedroom suites, a family room, game room, and patio, provide the perfect guest escape in the Pinon Walk Out and Double Eagle floor plans, and an office/loft offers privacy in the Pinon Patio floor plans.

For more information on these wonderful homes, please call Suzi at 970.376.5417 or to browse the Vail Valley MLS, please visit our website,

Eagle-Vail is a great community located perfectly between Vail and Beaver Creek.? That’s right; go a few miles east and Vail Mountain is your destination; or go a few?thousand yards to the west and Beaver Creek is right there.? (You can actually ski to Eagle-Vail from Beaver Creek if you know what you’re doing!)

Comprised mostly of residential properties, there?is also a great mix of commercial enterprises in Eagle-Vail, providng for a true mountain?neighborhood experience.? An excellent public golf course meanders its way throughout the community, as does the Eagle River.??With?an excellent mix of?local residents and second homeowners, Eagle-Vail continues to be a vibrant and exciting place to live.

Please click on the links below to view 2 amazing values?in Eagle-Vail.

24 Deer Run

654 Stone Creek Drive Unit A3

To learn more about the Eagle-Vail real estate market, please contact me anytime!

Please click?here to view all the active listings in the Vail Valley!

The Four Seasons Resort Vail has changed ownership. An affiliate of Barclay Capital, the senior lender on the project, has acquired the development from the original developer, Black Diamond Vail, LLC. The new owner is Vail Development 09, LLC. The Four Seasons also hired a new general contractor in June, Hyder Construction, to ensure the progress of the project and that the homeowners and guest have the best quality resort experience. The target opening date has been pushed back to July 1, 2010.

The Four Seasons Resort Vail is one of the major components of Vail?s so-called ?renaissance? which includes several multi-million dollar construction projects around town, such as Solaris and the Ritz-Carlton.

Four Seasons Resort Vail will feature an intimate 121 room resort as well as real estate opportunities including 16 whole ownership private residences and 19 fractional residences sold at 1/12 interest.

There are 228 fractional interests that consist of two, three and four bedroom floor plans that range in size from 1,835 to 3,500 square feet.? Priced from $405,000 to $715,000.? 40% of the fractionals are under contract. ?A model is scheduled to be open by Thanksgiving 2009.

The 16 whole ownership private residences are one, two, three, four and five bedroom floor plans that range in size from 1,650 to 5,800 square feet.? Priced from $3,200,000 to $16,100,000.? The whole ownership will include 2 underground deeded parking spaces.

Four Seasons Resort Vail will have some incredible amenities for guest and owners to take advantage of.? There will be a fine dining restaurant, a spa, fitness center, apres? ski bar, business center, conference room and ski concierge at the base of Vail Mountain.

For more information on Four Seasons Resort Vail Private Residences please contact: Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011. Also, please visit our website at

Northwoods at Lakota Park First Tri-plex

Northwoods at Lakota Park First Townhomes

Third straight day of snow here in Winter Park, Colorado! ?Northwoods at Lakota first town home is near completion.

Unit 303 was just reduced to $718,875 & the end unit 305 is now at $738,875.? These homes boast 2,000 square feet, 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, each w/ a one car garage, directly across from and overlooking Colorado’s Favorite ski mountain.

We are offing two other product lines up here at Lakota Park; Trailside Duplexes and The Retreat single family homes.

Our Sales model is open most days and I am always available by blackberry.

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For more information on these homes, or to view other listings in the valley, please visit?

Centenial Lift

Centenial Lift at Beaver Creek on September 23rd

Not only is it snowing today, it has been snowing for the last three days! Last year we had an incredible amount of snow and it looks like this year is going to be the same! These photos are from Beaver Creek and Vail mountains, taken just today!

Vail Mountain on September 23rd

For information on Vail or Beaver Creek, call our office at 970.926.6777 and visit our website at

81 elk run, cordillera colorado estate for sale81 ELK RUN COURT, Cordillera Valley Club

Located on a private cul-de-sac and protected by Forest Service land, this exquisite home and contiguous1.19 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. Offered for $5,000,000

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

For the second straight day it?s snowing here in Winter Park. A little premature to turn on the lifts, but? a sign of good snow to come! Hopefully we can top the 400 inches we received last season!

We have at least three more weeks of yellow leaves, now is a great time to visit Grand County, Colorado.

Byers Peak, Grand County, CO

Byers Peak, Grand County, CO

For more information on Winter Park or Grand County, or for information on Real Estate ?call our offices at 970.726.8300