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236 Wild Rose is a legacy estate for sale in Mountain Star overlooking Vail, Colorado. This home is unparalleled, with views that expand miles away and details that are so extensive there is no way to list them all. Five unique bedroom suites, 8,347 square feet, and located on over 3 acres of Aspen groves.

Please visit for more information on this exquisite Vail, Colorado estate.

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Just listed for sale in Bellayche Ridge, 624 Big Dipper Road is a contemporary home with a comfortable mountain feel!? Bellyache is a wonderful community located on the southern hillside above Wolcott, CO.? Perfectly situated between Eagle and its convenient airport, and the world class skiing of Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts, 624 Big Dipper is great for the second homeowner and local alike!

624 Big Dipper Rd.

624 Big Dipper Rd.: A Stunning Mountain Modern Home

Built in 1997 by local architect Russell Gies as his personal residence, this 3 bedroom/ 2.5 bathroom single family home has a modern design that incoporates metal, concrete and natural wood that is very pleasing to the eye.? The large windows provide excellent light in every room, and huge views from Castle Peak in the west to the Gore Range in the east.?

The View North-East to Red & White Mountain

The View North-East to Red & White Mountain

The Bellyache community is ahead of the curve in its recent efforts to remove dead pine trees (killed off by the pine beetle).? There are still plenty of trees providing privacy, but the views have actually gotten better from this uphill homesite.?

The View North Above Wolcott

The View North Above Wolcott

624 Big Dipper Rd. is sited on 1.84 acres to capture views and ensure privacy.? The open kitchen, living and dining area is perfect?for entertaining, and the large master bedroom?and its?huge master bath welcome you home each day.? The gas fireplace and the pellet stove provide both mountain ambiance, and excellent heat.? There is a large 2 car garage and ample storage throughout.? An advanced security system with cameras, motion detectors, and monitors protects the home.?

Contemporary design and comfort combine in this unique Colorado mountain home!!

Please contact Teri Lester or Doug Schwartz at 970-926-6777 to schedule a private tour of this special home.

Related Article:? Bellyache Ridge:? A Unique Colorado Community

Summer Range Ranch is one of Colorado’s finest ranch properties. Located minutes outside Vail, this 825 acres offers incredible views over the Valley, from Castle Peak to the Flat Tops to the famous Gore Range. The terrain is diverse, from grand stands of ancient pines to lush wild flower meadows to waves of aspen fields and dramatic rock outcroppings. A hunter and fisherman’s paradise, this land allows you to enjoy nature’s playground unrestricted with pure freedom. Fish from trout-filled ponds, hunt on your own private reserve, or trek into contiguous BLM land that never ends. Conveniently plated into 35-acre parcels this unequaled ranch land awaits your personal statement.

825 acres offered for $30,000,000

For more information on ?this ranch, please contact Suzi Apple at 970-376-5417 or at

More Colorado Properties for Sale

There are few great ranch properties in the Vail Valley so it is rare when there are ranches and land for sale. At Gateway Land and Development, we have several incredible ranch and land properties that are available!

SUMMER RANGE RANCH, Wolcott Colorado

This 825 acre ranch is unquestionably the most dramatic and breathtaking ranch in the Rocky Mountains. Just minutes to Beaver Creek and Vail, yet a pristine world unto itself. A hunter and fisherman’s paradise this land boasts incredible trout-filled ponds, hunting on your own private reserve, and access to contiguous BLM land that goes on forever. Offered for $30,000,000

EAGLE RANCH ESTATES, Eagle Colorado This 35.5 acre property is located on the gorgeous Eagle River, boasting over 85o feet of river frontage. The fishing is unparalleled, teeming with Rainbow trout. Located in a gated community, this site is zoned for a single family residence and detached caretakers. Offered for $995,000

THE CONNELLY RANCH, Toponas Colorado This heavily treed 38 acre parcel is surrounded by the Routt National Forest is fenced and gladed. Located half way between Steamboat and Vail, this three bedroom log home boasts upscale finishes, 2 beautiful streams, and a fully-stocked trout pond. Offered for $799,000

SLEEPY HOLLOW RANCH, Eagle Colorado Featuring 87 spectacular acres of dramatic hillsides, endless views, and 3/4 mile of Brush Creek. This ranch land borders BLM, possesses coveted water rights, and includes a charming home, guest cabin, and tract barn. Offered at the reduced price of $2,175,000

For more information on any of these Colorado ranches, please contact me at or at 970-376-5742

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Red Sky Ranch’s Member-Guest tournament, The Trailblazer, was a huge succes this past weekend in Wolcott, Colorado.? Golfers from all over the country vied for the championship and enjoyed the Colorado splendor that is Red Sky Ranch.?

Red Sky Ranch's Member Clubhouse

Red Sky Ranch's Member Clubhouse

As mentioned in the article below (see Related Articles), the author competed once again in this fun and exciting tournament.? We played 5 nine hole matches, winning each of them and compiling enough points to win our flight!!? By winning our flight, we advanced to the Shoot-Out, a 3 hole event with the top three scoring teams (of the twelve teams in the Shoot Out) advancing to the final.? This is where the proverbial wheels?fell off and, unfortunately, we did not advance.? We truly enjoyed our golf experience, but sure wish we could have played better at the end.? Oh well, that’s why golf is a four lettered word.

The author and his golfing partner drowned their sorrows with a few beers and decided fly fishing would put a smile back on their faces.? And it sure did!

Caught in the Fazio Pond (3rd Hole)

Caught in the Fazio Pond (3rd Hole)

There are currently?many great real estate options at Red Sky Ranch.? Homesite 85 , 2299 Red Sky Road, is located?just above?the 14th green of the Greg Norman designed championship course, with HUGE views in all directions.? Now listed at $695,000 it represents an excellent opportunity to own a legacy property in one of the BEST golf course communities anywhere!? Neighboring homes have been built, so the view corridors are preserved on this very buildable 2 acre homesite.

The View North from Homesite 85 at Red Sky Ranch

The View North from Homesite 85 at Red Sky Ranch

Call or email me today ot learn more about Red Sky Ranch and about the excellent buying opportunities that exist!

Related Article:? Red Sky Ranch’s Member Guest in Wolcott CO

Red Sky Ranch Luxury Homesites Available

Nestled on three acres of gorgeous aspen groves and surrounded by sweeping views of the Vail Valley, this stunning Mountain Star estate has left no detail behind: three striking turrets exude mountain elegance; a state-of-the-art audio and video system enthralls the most avid tech enthusiast; the lighting inside and outside is designed to accent the architecture and provide a range of ambiances; flagstone and walnut floors create a warm and luxurious feel throughout the home; radiant heat, air conditioning, and humidification systems provide the ultimate comforts; and the outdoor living is unrivaled with multiple heated stone verandas, fire pit, and sunken hot tub.A gorgeous stone grand entrance and 9-foot clear alder door greet you upon entering and massive windows capture the unparalleled, awe-inspiring view from Game Creek Bowl to Bachelor Gulch and Beaver Creek, to the New York Mountain Range and Castle Peak. The great room features handsome hand-hewn trusses, a dramatic stone masonry fireplace, and custom window treatments and solar shades. The gourmet kitchen offers vaulted ceilings, an enormous granite island, a custom Wolf Range with black hammered hood, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, beautiful custom cabinets, coffee bar, and butler’s pantry. The hearth room, an extension of the kitchen, includes a fireplace and heated flagstone covered terrace with outdoor fireplace, Viking BBQ, and outdoor speakers. The dining room is private and intimate and overlooks gorgeous 100-foot tall Aspen groves. The grand master bedroom suite boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, vaulted ceilings with hand-hewn beams, a large stone fireplace, custom built-ins, a unique foyer, and private heated flagstone deck. The master bathroom parallels a world-class spa, featuring a large shower with heated floors and bench, his and hers Wood Mode vanities, and a handsome turret that surrounds a commercial spa hot tub with air, whirlpool, chroma-therapy, pillow jets, heat, and built-in speakers. The lower level includes a large family room with massive fireplace, bar with custom Brookhaven cabinetry, and a “wine dining” bar top. The flagstone patio is heated and features an in-ground Hot Springs hot tub, stone fire pit, and rock speakers. Three unique bedroom suites and exercise room create an incredible guest escape and unequalled privacy. The state-of-the-art theatre offers a lobby and media bar and includes two levels of custom leather reclining seating, faux suede padded walls, a beverage rail, a digital projector, custom Stewart eleven-foot screen, and Meridian digital 7.1 Dolby surround sound. Offered at the reduced price of $6,495,000

For more information on this home, please click here and visit our website at with incredible Vail Valley homes.

Spacious, high end duplex at 271 River Ranch Road, Edwards, CO

Spacious, high end duplex at 271 River Ranch Road, Edwards, CO

The spacious duplex at 271 River Ranch Road, Edwards, CO with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and beautiful, high end finishes (including Ralph Lauren carpeting) is now available for sale in the Vail Valley.? Built in 2000, with an oversized 2 car garage and a yard that will knock your socks off, this home is a screaming deal offered in the mid-$700,000 range.? For those feeling like 2220 sq ft isn’t?enough there’s 1100 sq ft of 5 ft crawl space which can be legally built out or used more simply for storage.?

If you’re not familiar with River Ranch Road in the Miller Creek (NOT Miller Ranch) subdivision of Edwards, it’s because it’s the hidden gem of the hottest town in the Vail Valley.? Miller Creek sits conveniently a half mile from Arrowhead Resort and less than a mile down the bike path from Riverwalk– Edwards’ commercial center.? Whether you want to golf, shop or go to the movies, you can easily walk or bike to it all from this exuisite River Ranch Road home.

For more information on this Edwards home or other Vail Valley Real Estate contact Karen Gilbert at 970-331-1482 or or email me at

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Looking for a fun time camping or fishing in the Vail Valley?? Then check out Piney Lake, located about 11 miles from Vail via Red Sandstone Road in West Vail.? The backdrop of the Gore Range is truly one of Vail’s best vistas anywhere!

The Gore Range above Piney Lake

The Gore Range above Piney Lake

The fly fishing up here is great fun; there are?even canoes for rent if you want to access more of the lake.? Fish from the shore, or target the inlet or outlet of Piney and you’ll be rewarded with browns, rainbows and brookies.? (they may not be huge, but are exciting?and can be a real challenge to catch)

The forest service is trying to repair several areas that have been overcamped, so please observe closures.? They are also dealing with harvesting many of the dead pine trees, as this area, like the rest of the Rocky Mountain pine forests, has?been hit by the pine beetle.?

There is a commercial operator at Piney Lake; Piney River Ranch that offers teepees and cabins for rent.? They also have horse back tours and ?can cater special events including weddings (I’ve been to several up?here and it is an amazing setting for a Colorado wedding!!).

Fun for the whole family!

Fun for the whole family!

Camping at Piney is a great way to get the little?ones interested in the outdoors.? Hike, camp, explore & fish!? Sounds good to me.? It’s an easy day trip from Vail and the more adventurous can even hike to Upper Piney Lake.? (no amenities up there so be prepared!)

Visit Piney Lake and you’ll be rewarded with stunning views and a?glimpse into the Colorado backcountry (even if you can drive there.)?

Sunset On The Gore Range

Sunset On The Gore Range

Call or email me anytime to learn about all sorts of fun things to do here in the Vail Valley!

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236 Wild Rose is an incredible 5 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom 8,347 square foot Colorado estate that is set high above the Vail Valley in Mountain Star. It overlooks endless mountain ranges, ski slopes, and Colorado vistas. Offered at the REDUCED price of $6,495,000, this is an opportunity that cannot be beat!

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Red Sky Ranch, arguably the BEST golf experience in the Rocky Mountains, is hosting its annual Member – Guest Tournament this coming week July 15th through the 17th.? Having played in it several times now, it is a fun filled event with great golf,? amazing parties, comaraderie, and of course the gorgeous backdrop of Red Sky Ranch.? Colorado golf at its finest!

Red Sky Ranch's Norman Course

Red Sky Ranch's Norman Course

Set on over 860 acres of pristine alpine ranch land, the 2 championship courses (designed by Tom Fazio and Greg Norman?respectively) will be highlighted over the weekend.? The format is awesome:? 5 nine-hole matches are played against the different teams in each 6 team flight.? Points are cumulative w/ a win equalling 1 point, a halved hole equalling 0.5 points, and a loss equalling 0 points.? The winning teams (the team with the most points)?of each flight advance to the “Shoot-Out”, a 3 hole scotch (alternating shot)?format with the top few teams making the final; a war of attrition until only one team remains.? The pressure is?ON as the gallery follows their favorite teams around the course.

Stay tuned for results; especially if the author’s team does well!!? (if not, don’t expect a play-by-play of all my bad shots!)

Click here to view Red Sky Ranch’s official website.

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