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Monthly Archives: November 2011

A fusion of modern mountain luxury, comfort and function can be seen on all 3 levels of this custom-built 7,665 sqft, 5 bedroom home. 802 Beard Creek Trail effortlessly defines mountain living with a spacious, main-level master suite complete with fireplace, private terrace, immense walk-in closet, and his and hers vanities.

The gourmet kitchen is a cook's delight and features granite slab countertops, premium appliances, rustic cabinets and generous room for entertaining. The adjacent hearth room boasts a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace with stunning mountain views and attached grand stone veranda with firepit.

With room for the whole family, the 4 private bedroom suites, elevator, large recreation room outfitted for kitchen and exquisite wine cellar create perfect architectural living proportions without sacrificing charm, warmth, and beauty. Originally priced at $4,675,000 reduced $1,000,000!

Recently completed home nestled among Vail's most esteemed neighborhood streets, 405 Forest Road offers privacy, comfort, and unparalleled living just steps to skiing. Nestled amongst mature pines and aspens, with very little impact from surrounding houses, this immaculate home features exquisite finishes with ample indoor and outdoor living spaces.

Prominent stone-covered pillars frame the open, comfortable floor plan while antique wooden beams from Austria compliment the lofted ceilings. Elegant custom granite countertops, stone work, and rustic cherry cabinets adorn the open kitchen, lower-level recreation room, bar and bathrooms transmitting exquisite, architecturally-sound living spaces that act as an extension of traditional mountain living. Adjacent to the great room, the master suite offers the ultimate refuge with personal patio, spa bathroom, and views to the north and west. Also included in the endless luxuries are an elevator, exercise room, office complete with private patio, children's bunk room, fire pit with Jacuzzi, heated flagstone patios and prominent, elegant water feature. Listed and $14,900,000 and reduced TODAY to $12,500,000. This home needs to be seen to be believed.

For more information on the pricing of this property, please contact me or visit 405 Forest Road.

A single sale of $7.5 million on Forest Road, Vail real estate's most prestigious residential neighborhood, pushed Lionshead Vail's real estate sales up to 10% of Eagle County's total dollar volume for the month of October.  Forest Road is the only street in Lionshead with single family homes and, outside of condos at the Lion Square Lodge, the only location in all of Lionshead with ski-in ski-out residences.

The Forest Road home that sold for $7.5M is a 5,864 sq ft 6 bedroom, 6.5 bath single family that sold for cash at approximately $1.5M off the list price.  There are deals to be found in Vail after all!

Lionshead's other sale during October was a 2,160 sq ft 3 bedroom, 4 bath, Ritz Carlton Residence that sold for $2,775,000.  Once again, the Ritz Carlton Residences are holding up the Lionshead real estate market.  

For more information on Lionshead or other Vail Valley real estate click here to email me.

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Stunning new construction mountain contemporary home located in Booth Creek, just minutes to the heart of Vail Village and the Gold Peak ski lift.

2985 Booth Creek Drive

This home features soaring, vanishing walls of windows with views capturing the surrounding mountains and mature aspen groves. With 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, complete with the space available for an office or gym, this gorgeous home has room for the whole family. Other unique features include custom glass encased stair tower. At just under $2.5 million, this new home will not last long and is a must see!

For more information on this home or property in Vail, please contact me.

Behold the power of the power of Beaver Creek's Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition.. Oh and Beaver Creek Opening Day.

Today, at 2pm, skiers, strollers and shoppers alike will have the opportunity to sample 5 different chocolate chip cookies cooked by local bakers; the top cookies from 106 original entries. Judging starts at 2pm and lasts until the cookies are gone. The winners will be announced at 4pm from the Village Grand Staircase. Enjoy your tasting!

To learn more about Beaver Creek events, please visit or contact Aubrie.

Manor Vail is perhaps the most optimally located luxury property in Vail Village. Backing up to Gore Creek with views to the Gore Range and sitting just across the street from Golden Peak and world class skiing, it doesn't get any better than this.

There are currently 16 condominiums available for purchase at Manor Vail.
Within Manor Vail, studio units and 1 bedrooms have the same floorplans, as do 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom units respectively. ( strategically placed walls determine the number of bedrooms!)

Right now there are 8 studio or 1 bedroom units ranging in price from $675,000 to $825,000. And there are 8 2 or 3 bedroom units ranging in price from $1,745,000 to $2,995,000. Recent sales comparables would suggest those priced at the high end are significantly overpriced.

A few years back, this whole complex saw a signifcant remodel which included many new construction units built on top of the old buildings. The developer sold out of this new product after reducing the prices by about 40%, and none are presently relisted for sale.

Click here for previous article on Manor Vail.

Call or email me anytime to learn more about this great property in the heart of Vail, and the buying opportunities that exist!

Vail Snow Daze returns to the Vail Valley for the 2011-2012 ski season!! Starting December 5, 2011 and running through December 12, Vail Snow Daze is poised to be a big hit once again.

This early season celebration will be highlighted by several FREE concerts!! The line-up looks awesome:

Thursday 12/8: Guster
Friday 12/9: Jakob Dylan and band
Saturday 12/10: Yukon Cornelius
Sunday 12/11: The Polish Ambassador

Having been to the free concerts in the past, they are not to be missed, providing an excellnet mix of locals and out-of-towners all rocking out to great music!

Click Here for the official Vail Snow Daze website.

Call or email me anytime to learn more about fun activities here in the Vail Valley!

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Vail and Beavewr Creek are opening the 2012-13 ski season with some new fun stuff including a new fine-dining restaurant on the mountain. Skiers with most ski passes can also have fun tracking their vertical feet and they can load on Facebook and other online sites for free, photos taken by on-mountain photographers. Beaver Creek has a new high-speed chair. replacing an old three seater. Meanwhile, Vail real estate had its best September in sales since October 2008. Anyone looking for a ski/in ski/out property or a second home in the Vail Valley has a lot of options. The market has a wide variety of properties in a wide variety of prices. Low interest rates and a slow economy combine to make this ski season a great opportunity for the anxious buyer to land a great real estate deal.

For more information on real estate in the Vail Valley see my contact information.

No matter if you are an avid golfer, fisherman, or rancher, Wolcott, Colorado and Red Sky Ranch Golf Course both offer a big variety of lots and acreage for sale. Lots range in size from 1 acre to 826 acres. Of course prices vary greatly. Some lots in the 1 to 2 acre size are priced in the $400,000 to $500,000 range, while some ten acre parcels are listed for slightly more. The most expensive deal and the biggest parcel of land (826) acres is the Jouflas Ranch which is listed at $30,000,000. Yes, that's right, thirty million for one of the most awe inspiring mountain ranch land available in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

For more information on vacant land and the Jouflas Ranch, please see my contact information below and visit our website at

Epic Pass

Although Vail Ski Resorts offers several options when it comes to ski passes, the Epic Pass, is by far the best deal. It offers the skier unlimited access for a great price. Think about sking all day on the best two mountains in North America, Vail and Beaver Creek, wearing your Epic Pass and then relaxing at your ski in/ski out home. Right now, the real estate market in Vail and Beaver Creek is perfect for buyers. It is perfect because mortgage rates are low and there is a huge inventory of properties ranging from condos to luxurious single family homes, some of which are bak owned or short sales. Many prices are what they were close to ten years ago. So get your Epic Pass and contact me for your Epic home in the Vail Valley.

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