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Monthly Archives: April 2012

For sale in Bellyache, located in Wolcott, CO, 301 Big Dipper Rd is NOW offered at $249,000   $180,000! That's a HUGE reduction in price.  With big views to the west and the north, this large 1.16 acre homesite is ideal for your dream home or a rustic cabin in the woods!  The owners have recently removed many beetle-killed pine trees, and there is a several year supply of wood on-site.  But there are still plenty of trees to provide privacy and ambiance; after all, this is Colorado!

Zoned for a single family or duplex home, 301 Big Dipper is an excellent opportunity to acquire one of the least expensive homesites currently on the market.  The Bellyache DRB has consistently worked with owners and builders to allow for great homes without too many restrictions.  Come see the least expensive homesite in Bellyache!

301 Big Dipper Rd.

Bellyache is conveniently located in the geographic center of the Vail Valley, so its basically never too far from anything.  A short drive gets you to world class skiing at Arrowhead, Beaver Creek or Vail ski resorts.  World class golf is just down the hill at Red Sky Ranch, with memberships currently available.  Edwards and Eagle are both close by to provide the amenities one expects in a town.

Call or email me  today to learn more about this beautiful homesite, or about Bellyache in general.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April was not only one of the warmest April's in recent memory, it was also the hottest month of 2012 for sales in Singletree with four homes closing. Not bad for Singltree, which only saw four sales in the first three months of the year. The Sonnenalp Golf Course is open and so is the Singltree market with 30 homes for sale. See my contact information if you would like more information on the real estate market in the Vail Valley or information on golf memberships at any of the Valley's mountain golf courses. 

I recently joined the Eagle Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited, a non profit dedicated "To protect, conserve, and restore Colorado's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds."   I consider myself a novice to intermediate fly fisherman, with much still to learn.  I  have also realized fly fishing is becoming a passion for me and wanted to get involved in improving and perserving the amazing fishing opportunities we have here in the Vail Valley.

Never before had I seen a fishing movie, but I was blown away with how cool it was when I saw the Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T)  at the end of March here in Edwards.  Fish porn is how many would describe it, and it was very well received by the large crowd in attendance, evidenced by all the oohs and aahs throughtout the clips.

I am also excited by the large and committed group of people that enjoy fishing as a way of life and as a way to connect with our natural environment. 

Click here to learn more about Trout Unlimited's Eagle Valley Chapter

Feel free to call or email me anytime to learn more about a great organization here in Eagle County!

 

 

For those golf enthusiasts, spring has arrived early in the Vail Valley and that means golf courses like the Sonnenalp and Red Sky Ranch are opening up. These two golf resort communities offer the best of all the amenities the Vail Valley has to offer from skiing, fishing, hiking, mountain biking to golf. It is all out your back door. In the real estate market, Singletree currently has 18 single family homes on the market priced between $799.000 – $2,750,000. Red Sky Ranch Golf Course has only four single family homes on the market priced between $1,895,000 –  $4,495,000. For information on golf memberships and the real estate market at Red Sky Ranch or the Sonnenalp Golf Course see my contact information below.

Vail Mountain will begin construction on the new gondola in Vail Village the day after the ski season ends.  The new gondola will kick off Vail's 50th anniversary and is set to be operational for opening day of the 2012-2013 ski season, November 16, 2012.  The new gondola will be the first of it's kind in North America and with a speed of 1,200 feet per minute, it will be the fastest gondola of its type in the world, creating a 40% increase in uphill capacity. Replacing the existing Vista Bahn Express lift (#16), the ride time will be reduced from 9 minutes to 7.5 minutes. 

The silver gondola cabins, designed by French manufacturer Sigma, will carry 10 passengers each and will feature, cushioned, heated seats and Wi-Fi for guests.The gondola will allow for easier access at the base, a more functional interface with Mid-Vail and easier downloading from the top of the mountain.

The 2011-2012 ski season here in the Vail Valley may not have been the epic year we hoped for, but several valley golf courses are now up and running!

Gypsum Creek Golf Course and Eagle Ranch Golf Course are both open and playing well. 

Gypsum Creek ( formerly Cotton Ranch) opened first and has the amazing rate of $35 for 18 holes including a cart!  Designed by Pete Dye, the course takes advantage of the creek and natural mesas to provide a uniquely Colorado golfing experience.  And its warm in Gypsum!

Eagle Ranch, designed by Arnold Palmer, is a true challenge from the tips, especially if the wind is blowing, which is often.  The course winds from the valley floor up into the draws of the Eagle Ranch community.  Water comes into play on many holes, as does the native grass if you're not hitting it straight, which can be often.  Check online for the best rates.

Fazio 5th Green at Red Sky Ranch

Summer time in the Rockies means GOLF to many people and the Vail Valley has plenty of courses from East Vai to Gypsum. ( click on links below for respective contact info!)

Vail Golf Club
EagleVail Golf Club
Beaver Creek Golf Club
Sonnenalp Golf Club ( Singletree)
Country Club of the Rockies ( Arrowhead)
Eagle Springs Golf Club ( Wolcott)
Red Sky Golf Club (Wolcott)
Eagle Ranch Golf Course
Adam's Rib Golf Club (Eagle)
Gypsum Creek Golf Club
Brightwater Golf Club ( Gypsum)  TBD

Call or email me anytime with golf questions here in the Vail Valley!  FORE!!