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Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Farmers Markets open this weekend which must mean summer has arrived.? The Vail Valley has three wonderful farmers markets that are open every weekend in the summer.?

Minturn Farmers?Market is open every Saturday from June 18 through September 3, 2011 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Minturn Market was the?original Vail Valley Market located in charming downtown Minturn.? In it’s 13th season, the market features an assortment of items from farm fresh and organic produce, to gourmet foods, gifts, clothing, ?jewelry and fine art.?

Edwards Farmers Market is open every Saturday from June 18 through September 17, 2011 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.? Located in the Edwards Center, the Edwards Market is an old-fashioned food and farm market.? In it’s 8th year of operation, the Edwards Market specializes in natural and fresh products, focusing on high quality Colorado Farm and gourmet food products.

Vail Farmers Market is open every Sunday in from June 19 through September 18, 2011 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.? Located in Vail Village along Meadow Drive, Vail’s Farmers Market includes locally grown produce, international dishes, fresh baked goods and even Colorado wine.? Find everything from beautiful clothing and jewelry to handmade gourmet items.

Come out and enjoy the fun and visit all three of these markets this summer.? It’s a great way to see friends and enjoy some great food.

Here is a GREAT BUY in the Homestead neighborhood of Edwards, Colorado!

79 Cassidy Place

79 Cassidy Place

79 Cassidy Place just reduced its price to $525,000!!? With 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms on 3 levels with approximately 3226 square feet, that’s a lot of bang for the buck.? Built in 1995 and sitting on 0.28 acres, 79 Cassidy Place is a?wonderful single family home for local families as well as for out of towners.

It sits on a quiet cul-de-sac with a neighborhood park at the end of the street, and is a very short walk to the future open space that Eagle County is acquiring.? The home most recently sold for $870,000 in 2007 and this will likely be a short sale.

Now is the time to act quickly as this home will not last long at this low price!

Please call or email me to learn more about this amazing home and value in Homestead.

Related Article:
Well Priced Townhome For Sale in Homestead

It’s Back!? A local favorite event, Hot Summer Nights presented by Bud Light, is returning for another great season of live music!

Held on Tuesday nights throughout the summer, The Vail Valley Foundation’s Hot Summer Nights is FREE to the public and always draws a great crowd!? Concerts start at 6:30 pm?and are held in Vail at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater.? With one of the prettiest settings in all of Colorado and with an amazing line up, Hot Summer Nights is not to be missed.

6/21? Super Diamond
6/28? Shannon McNally & Hot Sauce
7/12? Great Big Sea
7/19? Kyle Hollingsworth Band
7/26? Bucket & Tap Shoes (part of the 2011 Vail International Dance Festival)
8/16? Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band
8/23? Carolyn Wonderland
8/30? Cracker

Click Here for the Hot Summer Nights official website.

Feel free to call or email me with questions about what to do in the Vail Valley!
Have fun and enjoy your summer!

505 Lark Sparrow – Red Sky Ranch


Located in the solitude of Red Sky Ranch,?505 Lark Sparrow Lane?is a?new home that?offers unbelievable views and stunning finishes.? This 5,100 square foot?home features a main floor master, two fireplaces located within the dining room and kitchen and a large wrap around deck for unriveled outdoor living.?

Gourmet Kitchen is a State of the Art Masterpiece!

The gourmet kitchen is a state of the art masterpiece?with slab granite and a separate walk in?pantry.? The pecan wood floors add a rustic and warm look throughout the home.? Three bedroom suites and a family room?complete this home?on the lower level. ?This is a home not to be missed!? Offered for $2,175,000.

For more information on this home or other properties for sale in the Vail Valley, please feel free to call:? Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011 or email:? Please visit our website:?

Summer is FINALLY here and Red Sky Ranch is enjoying a fantastic start to the golf season!!? Both courses, the Greg Norman and the Tom Fazio designs,?are in great shape with stunning scenery in all directions.? Everything has greened up nicely and the greens themselves are rolling true and fast.

Red Sky Ranch

Red Sky Ranch

Red Sky Ranch has also seen continued real estate activity.? Since my last article in March 2011( click link below), a pending sale closed, one homesite has sold and another one is under contract.? Lot 2 closed on 4/20/11 for $300,000; ?Lot 58 closed on 5/19/11 for $240,000 ; and Lot 88 is under contract, last list price of $695,000.?

Click Here for the previous Red Sky Ranch real estate article.

There are 2 new single family home listings: 91 Wildflower Rd. offered at $1,895,000 and 2355 Red Sky Road offered at $3,495,000.? 2355 Red Sky Road is a gorgeous 5 bedroom/7 bathroom custom home sitting above the Norman Course with massive views in all directions, including Castle Peak and the Gore Range!

This brings the total of current home listings to 8; ranging in price from $1,425,000 to $3,900,000.

And there are presently 12 homesites for sale, ranging in price from $275,000 to $995,000.? Lot 60 was just reduced in price to $425,000 ?down? $70K from its original 2001 purchase price.? Bachelor Gulch Club and Red Sky Golf Club Membership Options included.

The View West from Lot 60

The View West from Lot 60

Please call or email me, Doug Schwartz (owner/broker), with any real estate questions or to learn more about this amazing alpine ranch golf & ski community!

Click Here for Red Sky Ranch and Golf Club’s Website

Related Article:
Red Sky Ranch Real Estate Activity in 2010

Arkansas River – Browns Canyon

With a record snow year and a snowy, rainy spring, the rivers are rising and high water is upon us.? It’s looking like it is going to be an amazing summer.? If the weather holds and doesn’t get to hot to quickly, this years rafting season could stretch out until late July or early August.? Take a day to enjoy a scenic float trip for families to heart stopping Class V rapids for the adrenaline junkies.?? Class I to Class V river trips are available on the Eagle, Colorado and Arkansas rivers.? For more information about rafting, you may visit:? or

If whitewater rafting is not your sport, there are many other activities to keep you occupied.? Indulge yourself in all that Vail and Beaver Creek has to offer from luxurious resorts to culinary wonders and drop dead gorgeous Colorado landscape.? Ride the gondola to the top of Vail Mountain and walk down through the colorful wildflowers.? Check the schedule for the summertime special performing arts events such as; The Hot Summer Nights Concert series, the Vail Jazz Festival, The Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festivail and the Vail International Dance Festival which brings top dancers from top companies from all over the world. Combine? all of this to make the Vail Valley the ideal place to own a home. For information on real estate in the Vail Valley, please call Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011 or email:? You may visit our website:?