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Monthly Archives: June 2012

The towns of Vail and Avon have cancelled the fireworks for the Fourth of July due to the extreme fire danger.  It will still be a fun Fourth of July with parades and concerts.  In Avon, the July Salute to the USA celebration at Nottingham Park will begin at 5:00 pm on July 3rd. The event will feature music from DJ Ramona, Bonfire Dub and the March Forth Marching Band.  There will be a variety of food vendors, a beer tent and a family fun area.  Vail will have it's Fourth of July parade on July 4th, which begins at 10 am from Golden Peak, through Vail Village and ending in Lionshead around noon.  It's great fun for both the kids and adults!  The Bravo Vail Valley Music Festival patriotic concert at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater will be that afternoon.  Hope every one has a safe and Happy Fourth of July!


Please join us Monday, June 25th from 1:00 to 6:00 for the Estate Home Tour featuring some of the most exquiste estates in the Vail Valley.  Homes will be open in Vail Village, Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch, Lake Creek, Squaw Creek and Cordillera.  We have three extraordinary estates that should not be missed.

34 Whiskey Ridge Road, located in Lake Creek Valley, this estate graces 4.5 exquisite, private acres.  Designed to showcase the dramatic surroundings, this 12,521 square foot estate is a unique masterpiece with a guest house that offers the ultimate escape with 2 bedroom suites, kitchen, living room and wonderful views.


Red Draw Ranch, 700 Squaw Creek Road, offers privacy and views on 72 acres of aspens, pastures, 3 ponds connected by streams and waterfalls.  The 150 year old homestead cabin has been restored with a wrapped around porch and fire pit.  The guest residence is features double-slabbled granite, wood floors, custom cabinetry and radiant heat.



308 Bearden Road, located in Cordillera is a 10,900 squre foot masterpirece.  Located on 1.83 acres, this beathtaking mountain retreat offers dramatic mountain and golf course views.  This 6 bedroom home boasts exquisite architectural details including massive moss rock walls and fireplaces.  



For more information on these homes or for a tour, please feel free to call:  Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011 or email:

State Bridge Riverside Amphitheater is hosting a 2 day music festival starting tonight.  Headlined by two Colorado Bands; Magic Beans and Eminence Ensemble.  Magic Beans sound is described as acoustic roots songwriting being squeezed into funk/electro-based improvisation.  Eminence Ensemble is a group of five musicians that call their genre progressive dance party.  The two headliners will be joined by support acts including Whiskey Tango, Lula Granji, the Tone Factory, Malai Llama, Wholly Mammoth, Funky Tunk Heros and Subdivine. 

Your weekend schedule will include camping with friends, and lounging on the river. When the sun sets, listening to good music and dancing on the sand dance floor until the late night fireside jam sessions kick off.

Doors open at 7:30 tonight and 5 pm on Saturday.  Cost is $15/day or $25/ weekend.  For more information please go to:


Private and luxurious, Lake Creek Valley is an extremely desirable place to call home. The lush valley features dramatic views of the snow-capped New York and Sawatch Mountain Ranges, meandering creeks, waves of aspen and pine groves, green meadows and countless hiking and biking trails. Arguably the most picturesque setting in the Vail Valley, its private and remote setting is only minutes to downtown Edwards and a drive away from Beaver Creek Resort.

Tomorrow, June 19th, come explore this picturesque setting for yourself featuring two of Lake Creek's premier property and homesites: 34 Whiskey Ridge and Cattlemans Club lots 2 & 3.

Stunning in every sense of the word, 34 Whiskey Ridge is a 12,521sqft estate gracing 4.5 exquisite, private acres. An architectural masterpiece, this home was designed to showcase its natural surroundings and features 10 individual walls of glass that disappear seamlessly to create an indoor/outdoor oasis. The master wing includes gorgeous Limestone and Marble spa bathroom, two dramatic fireplaces, a yoga and meditation sanctuary, and two private terraces. No detail has been overlooked. The home features: an extraordinary study with commanding views, an exercise room, glass bridges and waterfall, outdoor dining and BBQ terraces with pizza oven and a sleek reflection pond. The guest house offers the ultimate escape with 2 bedroom suites, kitchen, living room and awe-inspiring views. Recently REDUCED and offered for $14,750,000.

Adjacent to 34 Whiskey Ridge are two premier Cattlemans Club Lots 2 & 3. Sold together, these lots perfectly compliment 34 Whiskey Ridge to complete your own private, commanding estate with unparalleled privacy and breathtaking views. These lots have been dramatically reduced in price and are currently bank owned, offered for $400,000/lot. This impeccable setting is needed to be seen to believed! Stop by Lake Creek from 11:30-2:00 to visit these pristine properties as this opportunity will not last! Please call or email for more information on these properties.

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Looking for your own lost paradise? Look no further than 0804 Eagle Crest Road in Lake Creek Meadows in Edwards, Colorado located minutes from the world class ski resort of Vail, Colorado. Surrounded by aspens and panoramic views of Lake Creek Valley, this home offers more then what you are looking for in a second or permanent home. Priced at $1.6 million this home features the following: 2.5 acres of wooded land, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, a separate 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom caretaker/guest home (currently rented out), an expansive deck, remodeled kitchen, million dollar mountain valley views, and loads of quiet privacy shared with you and the wildlife. As listing agent for 0804 Eagle Crest I invite you to take a look and see if you don't agree on where Lost Paradise can be found. My contact information is listed below for any real estate questions in the Vail Valley.

April real estate sales are highest of year so far. According to the Vail Daily (Wednesday, June 6, 2012) the month of April had the highest number of units sold and the largest volume sold. This continues an upward trend in real estate sales in the Vail Valley. Bank owned properties account for a 25 of the 135 units sold. Beaver Creek Resort, Vail Resort, Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead had 33 closed sales. If you are looking to buy or even put your home on the market, now might be the time. For more information on real estate in the Vail Valley, see my contact information.

The real estate market is finally showing signs of steady, persistent improvement as both properties sold and dollar volume are up so far for 2012. 

In April, real estate sales in Eagle County were the best so far this year and the best in sales volume since November. There were 135 closed transactions, which accounted for $124.4 million sales volume. These numbers significantly exceed those reached in April 2011. 

75% of the sales were made up of properties priced at $1 million or less and the most expensive single sale was $9.35 million (in Vail Village). Eagle and Gypsum accounted for 32 of the sales in April with the average sales price of the two towns was $212,000. The sales combined for a dollar volume under $7 million. Vail Village accounted for $38 million of April sales volume with an average sales price just over $3.5 million. The valley's resorts combined (Vail Village, Lionshead, Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead) reached 33 sales. 

Even more promising is the fact that this year's sales volume is coming close to that of the the valley's real estate peak in 2008, The transactions are only 16% off the number from 2008, however, the sales volume is about 60% of that of 2008. Therefore, the market data shows clear, steady trend of increasing transactions completed which undoubtedly will positively affect the sales volume. 

For the complete Land Title Guarantee market data report, click HERE. Please don't hesitate to contact me for more information or questions regarding Vail Valley Real Estate. 

As summer arrives in the Vail Valley, one of the most prestigious areas in the valley offers a variety of homes for sale. Bachelor Gulch, located in the Beaver Creek Ski Resort is one of Vail's most sought after communities due to the luxurious ski in, ski out homes, the magnificent views, and  the option to join the valley's premier golf course, Red Sky Ranch. Buyers looking to have all the Vail Valley has to offer can choose their price range and style of home from the 47 homes currently on the market in Bachelor Gulch. There are 16 single family homes for sale ranging in price from $4,695,000 to a whopping $14,600,000. Along with the 16 single family homes are 28 condos and 3 townhomes ranging in price from $574,000 to $4,995,000.


See my contact information for any real estate information on homes in Bachelor Gulch and the entire Vail Valley.