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River Ranch at Arrowhead

Where can you find a spectacular home overlooking the Eagle River that has dial-a-ride ski mountain access that gets you to the base within minutes.? This rare combination can be found at 267 Eagle River Road in Arrowhead at Vail. This 6,205 square foot stunner is nestled along a Gold Medal, trout laden stretch of the Eagle River with breathtaking river views from almost every room.

As you enter the home you see massive windows flanking the floor to ceiling stone fireplace of the great room while the nearby gourmet kitchen opens to a cozy hearth room. The main level master suite is gorgeous with over the top spa bath. Upstairs two huge bedroom suites open to a sunny loft while the lower level offers a large recreation room with stone fireplace, expansive wet bar,  private wine tasting room and three additional bedroom suites. An expansive stone patio with fire pit overlooks the river providing a gorgeous private setting.

Suzi Apple

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Relaxed, friendly, warm, creative, unique, rustic, sophisticated, fun and, most of all, down-right delicious. Do your heart and soul a favor next time you are in Vail Village and reserve a table at Mountain Standard Restaurant.

Much of the menu at Mountain Standard is prepared using the oldest, most primal cooking method there is: open wood fire, which makes the food and the atmosphere seem particularly inviting in the wintertime; the restaurant’s setting alongside Gore Creek, and the floor-to-ceiling windows which can open wide to invite nature inside, are magical in the summer.

Beer lovers will rejoice in the selection of gourmet craft beers; the wine selection is superb, and the Mountain Standard Bloody Mary is second to none (the secret is the propriety Bloody Mary mix made with–you guessed it– fire-roasted tomato puree).mtnstdbeer

What menu items do I recommend? Well, it’s hard to narrow it down, and especially hard to get past the amazing appetizer assortment, including a raw seafood bar; it would be easy and tempting to make a tapas feast from those items alone (which we have done!).Mountain Standard

Just some of my favorites:
–Coal roasted olives with pine nuts and raisins
–Wood fired mushrooms with gruyere fondue
–Three Little Pigs (Jamon Iberia, Serrano Ham and Prosciutto)
–Shrimp and Grits
–Bone Marrow
–Colorado Leg of Lamb Salad

Absolutely not to be missed–drum roll–is the Southern Pimento Cheese. “Really?!?”, you say? Even if you’re not from the South and think you don’t like pimento cheese, you will love this version, with bacon and cider jam, pickled celery and grilled toast points. My mouth is watering just writing this.

To top it all off, the owners and managers of the Mountain Standard have a talent for creating a wonderful ‘esprit de corps’ among the staff (I happen to know several of them), which translates into a happy atmosphere and dedicated service for the customer.  Add a six-pack for the kitchen to your tip and you will hear them cheer for you.

So, make a reservation and go for it!

Vail Village will be the hub of event festivities during the upcoming International Alpine Ski Championships to be held in Vail and Beaver Creek February 2 – 15. Our Gateway Real Estate – Vail offices will be in the middle of the action. (Race Course Map)

Championships Plaza, in front of Solaris, will be the site of opening ceremonies, closing ceremonies, medal presentations, and open-air concerts. Don’t be surprised if you spot ski legends. If you see the GoPro truck, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to get autographs from a few.

Down the street, next to the International Bridge (and near our Gateway Vail offices), Winter Beer Camp will open every day at 4:00pm. Set in a beer hall tent, Beer Camp (hosted by Sierra Nevada Beer) will feature a rotating selection of craft beers, instructional beer tastings, and food and beverage selections from a variety of vendors such as Big Bear Bistro, Audi’s Bistro, Goslings Rum Bar, the Korbel Bar, and Marley’s Coffee. Sierra Nevada will be introducing its new brew, The Start House Ale, the official beer of the 2015 International Ski Championships.

Later in the evening, you may want to wonder over to Bridge Street to experience the event’s official night club, Samana. Or, head to the Sonnenalp Resort, where you can listen to live music in the comfort of the King’s Club, or celebrate with the German Ski Team at “German House”, offering drinks, a 3-course dinner and entertainment.

Wherever your plans take you, please stop in to the Gateway Real Estate offices in Vail, next to the International Bridge, to say “hi”, have some refreshments or just warm up! We’ll be there from 9 AM until 8 PM daily.

Arrowehad Yurt 1

Vail, Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead Ski Mountains offer numerous on mountain restaurant options with diverse and yummy fares. But if you are seeking sweeping views, delectable dishes and intimate dining experience, The Yurt on Arrowhead Mountain is without peer. The Yurt is the only truly private on mountain dining in the Vail Valley and can only be accessed by Alpine Club members and their accompanied guests.The Yurt is located a few hundred yards from the top of Chair 17 on Arrowhead Mountain on an easy ski in/out trail. But If you would like a greater challenge, one can snowshoe the 2000 feet vertical climb in under 2 hours and earn an extra homemade chocolate chip cookie.

Arrowehad Yurt Meal

Sit inside the cozy Ralph Lauren decorated Yurt or on sunny days enjoy the massive views across Muddy Springs drainage and sip on one of their famous spicy Bloody Marys. Do not forget to order their blackened Salmon BLT or grilled vegetable quesadilla. And if you are not a member of The Alpine Club, meet someone who is!Arrowehad Yurt

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Vail Valley hiking and biking trails

Lake Creek in the Vail Valley is without a doubt one of the most spectacular and private areas in all of Eagle County. Although it is not ski in/out, your drive to Beaver Creek is only twenty minutes and only another ten to Vail Mountain. But what Lake Creek does offer is a truly almost dreamlike, classic Colorado setting with massive vistas capturing Finnegan’s Peak and the Sawatch Range, stunning pastures showcasing grazing, championship horses, stands of aspens intermixed with towering evergreens and some of the most stunning homes in the Vail Valley. Minutes to restaurants and shopping in colorful Edwards yet seemingly light years from noise or bustle, Lake Creek has become one of the most sought after addresses in Colorado!

The Alpine World Championship Organizing Committee has added four more headlining names to the free concert line up for the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships taking place in Vail, Colorado February 2nd – 15th. The concerts will take place in conjunction with the nightly Medals Presentation at Vail’s Championship Plaza, located at the Solaris.  The concerts will be free to the public and will take place each evening starting at 6:30 p.m.  It is recommended that the guests arrive early and dress warmly.

CeeLo Green, the five-time Grammy Award Winning singer-songwriter, television personality, actor, entrepreneur and pop culture and fashion icon will perform on Valentine’s Day (February 14).  He is best known for his hits “Forget You,” ” Crazy” and “Bright Lights Bigger City.”

KC and the Sunshine Band have been entertaining audiences for over 40 years.  They are scheduled to perform on the evening of February 10.  KC and the Sunshine Band have seven No. 1 singles and three triple platinum albums.  They are known for hits like, “Get Down Tonight”, “That’s The Way (I like it)”, “Boogie Shoes” and “Rock Your Baby”.

Craig Wayne Boyd will perform on the evening of February 8th.  If you are not familiar Craig Wayne Boyd, he is the recent winner of “The Voice.”  A Texas-born country singer and a multi-instrumentalist with a lot of musical versatility will certainly be a great show to see.

Andreas Gabalier, who is a celebrated folk singer throughout Europe, has been the recipient of both the ECHO music award in the folk music category and the Amadeus Austrian Music Award in 2012. Andreas Galalier will perform on February 4th.  He is also known for being the artist behind the 2013 World Championships Official song in Schladming, Austria.

Other free concerts scheduled during the 2015 World Ski Championships in Vail include Michael Franti & Spearhead on February 3rd, Mix Master Mike on Februray 5th, American Authors on February 6, O.A.R on February 7th and Phillip Phillps on Februray 12th.  All of the concerts will take place each evening at 6:30 at the Solaris. Our office will be open until 8:00 p.m. each evening during the World Ski Championships, so stop by our office for a cup of hot chocolate before the concerts.  Our office is located next to Vail’s Championship Plaza off the International Bridge in Vail.  Please visit our website:

The Hoffman family, which is based in Chicago, has owned property in Beaver Creek and Bachelor Gulch for a long time but in 2013 purchased a large amount of the old commercial core in the Town of Avon.  The Hoffman family has put a great deal of time, effort and money into their holdings.  A number of new sculptures have been added around the commercial area, and buildings have been renovated. A new restaurant “Boxcar” has been added and the “Christy Sports” building  has received extensive upgrades.

The Phoenix Theater has leased the old Outback Steakhouse restaurant space in Chapel Square and has plans to build a two or three screen theater.  The theater will be similar to the CineBistro at Vail’s Solaris.  The theater is planning to be open by April or May of this year.

Avon has become a lot more pedestrian friendly.  The company has recently made an agreement with Union Pacific Railroad for a new walkway that will cross the tracks between buildings holding Boxcar and Christy Sports and Burger King, Starbucks and Avon Bakery.