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Breathtaking five bedroom, 12,251sqft modern mountain estate, 34 Whiskey Ridge, reduced $2.75 million today. This spectacular home is set on 4.54 acres in the highly coveted Cattleman's Club in Lake Creek–just 10 minutes from the World Class Beaver Creek ski resort.

Enjoy sleek, modern finishes and features including 10 separate disappearing walls of glass, state of the art appliances and separate guest house. Private master suite boasts a glass bridge entrance over a waterfall, yoga sanctuary, and breathtaking spa bathroom with deck and double-sided fireplace.

This home is truly an architectural masterpiece that pays particular attention to the magnificent natural surroundings and panoramic views of dramatic peaks, pastoral meadows and mountain vistas. This home needs to be seen to believe! And now, reduced from $17.5 million to $14.75, this unique opportunity will not last. 

For more information on 34 Whiskey Ridge, feel free to contact me.

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Nicely remodeled townhome in lower Homestead just listed! This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom is a sunny, welcoming home with a one car garage and two surface parking spaces. Walk in to dark, rustic wooden floors and updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops.

155 Stonegate in Homestead

Relax in  the spacious living room with stacked stone electric fireplace or enjoy the covered, outdoor patio and large, common lawn space. The second level features two guest bedrooms and laundry room. The master features a walk-in closet and his and hers vanity. Offered for $399,000

Vail Mountain's new-ish rite of spring, Spring Back To Vail, continues this year April 9-15, 2012!  FREE live music by national renowned acts anchors this very successful campaign by Vail Resorts to get people here to the Vail Valley at the end of the ski season.

2012 Music Line-Up:

Thursday 4/12     Grace Potter & the Nocturnals      Venue: Ford Park
Friday 4/13     
Thievery Corporation     Venue: Ford Park
Saturday 4/14    
JJ Grey & Mofro     Venue:  Solaris
Sunday 4/15  
Iration    Venue:  Solaris

This is also your chance to enter ( and maybe even win!!)  the World Pond Skimming Championship!  Actually, everyone that enters is truly a winner! 

Springtime in the Rockies is something special, and Spring Back to Vail should once again be THE place to be this April!

Click Here for Spring Back to Vail's Website

Call or email me anytime to learn more about what to do in the Vail Valley!

It is not every day that your back yard is recognized by Conde Nast as the number one ski mountain in not only the nation, but in all of North America. As voted by readers, the best of the best list is determined by numerous factors, including terrain, speedy lifts, apres ski, and accomidations, to name just a few.

Beaver Creek ski resort

In addition to topping the Best Ski Resort list, the Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa, a celebrated hotel with private condominiums, is nestled at the base of Beaver Creek, is named the Top Ski Hotel in North America. Set on the edge of the Eagle River and adorned with a gondola that takes you to Beaver Creek ski slopes, this ski resort offers condominiums to purchase. From studios to three bedroom condos, these ski homes are truly incredible. Currently the studios start at $289,000; one bedrooms start at $749,000; two bedrooms begin at $790,000; and three bedrooms at $1,595,000. Please feel free to contact me to see any of these fine properties and visit our website to browse the entire Vail Valley's MLS, Vail Property Search.

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa

Last week, the Gypsum Town Council approved a plan to build and operate a biomass power plant proposed by Eagle Valley Clean Energy LLC. The plant's construction, which is slated to break ground this summer, will be built upon 16 acres east of the American Gypsum plant, north of US Highway 6. The land is part of a 93-acre parcel that Eagle Valley Clean Energy is buying from LaFarge North America and which Gypsum annexed last Tuesday. Overall, the council members voted in favor of the project citing the positive effect it would have on the community in terms of jobs, renewable energy and wildfire mitigation.


What is a biomass plant?

Coinciding with the push for renewable energy options, a biomass plant burns biological material to produce electricity by heating water with the burning material to produce steam, which turns a turbine to produce electricity–a process known as direct combustion. Power plants are common on the Pacific coast, and when completed, this will be the first commercial grade biomass power plant in Colorado. One of the reasons that the plant was so attractive is that it would mitigate the pine beetle kill that has been plaguing our rocky mountain forests ensuring that the plant would never compete for with loggin for valuable wood and and its fuel regrows unlike coal.


For more information on the approval and on biomass plants, please see below:

Gypsum Approves Biomass Plant, Mar 14, 2012, Derek Franz

How a Biomass Plant Works and Details of the Gypsum Plant, Mar 14 2012, Derek Franz

Come and see this amazing 6 bedroom/5.5 bathroom Built Green home in Homestead this coming Saturday 3/24/12 from noon – 4 pm!

80 Heritage Park Place

80 Heritage Park Place

Completed in 2006 with a very functional floorplan, 80 Heritage Park Place is ideal for entertaining year round, or for just relaxing at home.

80 Heritage Park Place

80 Heritage Park Place

From the Edwards four corners, head south on Edwards Village Blvd. to Homestead Drive. Take a left on to Homestead Dr up the hill to Allen Circle. Take a right, then another right onto Heritage Park Place. At the T, take a right and 80 Heritage Park Place is the first home on your right.

See you Saturday!  Offered at $1,495,000! Now Priced at $1,375,000? $1,297,000!!  Now offered at $1,195,000!

Please call or email Doug with any questions about this beautiful home or about the Vail real estate market in general.

New Single Family Home For Sale in Edwards, CO Built Green Home For Sale in Edwards, CO

For the buyer looking to own a Vail Village condo located within walking distance to the ski lifts and in the middle of all the action in Vail, you have a huge inventory to choose from. Currently, there are forty condos/townhomes for sale right in the heart of Vail Village priced between $1,000,000 and $3,000,000. It is a buyer's market if you are ready for that perfect second home located in the perfect spot for skiing at the world class ski areas of Vail and Beaver Creek. For more information on the real estate market in the Vail Valley, please see my contact information.

Now for sale in the Homestead neighborhood of Edwards, Colorado: Terrace Ridge Townhomes Unit 12B. Located at 288 Edwards Village Blvd., Terrace Ridge Townhomes offer great value and an excellent location close to downtown Edwards. Offered at $449,000 $429,000  this 3 bedroom/3.5 bathroom 3 level townhome w/ a 1 car garage is an tremendous buy. The realistic sellers are ready to SELL and are updating the kitchen w/ slab granite counters and stainless steel appliances!

The Kitchen

The Kitchen

The open floorplan allows for easy entertaining or just relaxing at home. The flagstone patio enjoys BIG views across the valley and is the perfect spot to enjoy the Colorado outdoors.

The View North

The View North

Terrace Ridge is a short walk to Edwards' many shops, restaurants, boutiques, movie theater, post office, trails, the bike path, the Eagle River and all the rest a small town offers. Owners in Terrace Ridge are automatically members of the Homestead Court Club.

The Homestead Court Club offers yoga, fitness rooms, work out rooms, steam room, indoor and outdoor tennis, swimming, racquet ball, squash, a basketball court, volleyball courts, child care, neighborhood parks, and outdoor trails. It really is an awesome neighborhood activity center! Call me today for a private tour of this great townhome for locals or 2nd homeowners alike! Or email me at !

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New Listing in Terrace Ridge TH's in Edwards CO

Terrace Ridge Townhomes Unit 12B in Edwards CO is an excellent value in a great neighborhood!  Boasting around 2125 square feet, this 3 bedroom/3.5 bathroom residence is a tremendous buy at $449,000! (about $211/SF)  $429,000 ( about $202/SF) Check out the spacious bedrooms and bright living areas.

The Master Bedroom

A very functional floorplan allows for easy and comfortable living.  And the owners have decided to update the kitchen with stainless steel appliances and slab granite counters!!

The Main Level


The Recreation Room

Located a short walk to the Homestead Court Club and to downtown Edwards, Terrace Ridge is in the center of it all. Call or email me to learn more about this great value in the heart of the Vail Valley!

Related Article: For Sale in Homestead in Edwards, CO


January real estate sales for Vail Valley rang in the New Year with the best January since 2008. Good news for sellers as ninety transactions for the month averaged about 1.2 million dollars. Vail Village saw sales in January averaging the highest price per square foot beating out such areas as Beaver Creek and Bachelor Gulch. For more information on real estate in the Vail Valley, see my contact information.