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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Vail and Eagle County Medical Treatment

The Vail Valley Medical Center and the Physicians and Nurses and other medical care persons here are in the news all the time usually receiving praise for the services that locals and visitors to the area receive.  Today, June 25, 2015, the Vail Daily ( has adds by MDs and other related professions, and news articles about the facelift and new space to the Vail Valley Medical Center located in Vail, and an article about the Centura Health Emergency Center that is coming to Avon.  The Cancer Treatment Center here gets rave reviews.  The Valley just keeps getting better and better for everyone here.  People in general and especially world class athletes from everywhere travel to Vail for the specialized services they can receive here.  The old settlers all the way back to 1962 love to tell the tales (which are true tales usually, maybe embellished sometimes); but thank goodness it’s not that way anymore.  I have only lived here since 1990 and by some of the old timers I am not yet considered a local.  The article about the Emergency Center points out the high cost of medical care here.  Our insurance rates are about the highest in Colorado.  Perhaps this will help.   The services needed for treatment of all kinds are here.  Anything related to health and exercise is present.  The Supreme Court just today upheld  “Obamacare” again.  Perhaps that controversy is settled again for a while.

It’s a beautiful day in Colorado, Bob Essin



Today’s (July 25, 2015) headline in the Vail Daily is “New York Phil opens residency.”  It’s not my friend Phil moving in next door.  It’s the New York Philharmonic that will be performing for a while at Bravo concerts in the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater.  The Dallas Symphony Orchestra just left town earlier this month.  Check the paper regularly for the other music acts, bands, groups and entertainers that are here in the bars and restaurants every night of the summer, usually free but sometimes for a small cover.  The Vilar Center in Beaver Creek has a regular schedule each year during the summer and the ski season, not just music.   It books substantially in advance but it is not always sold out.  I think there are no bad seats at the Vilar or the Ford Amphitheater (even if you are on a blanket behind the formal seating).  Vail is also centrally located to head to other towns for the summer and fall music festivals in Breck, Aspen, Glenwood Springs and Telluride.  From here there is never a lack of activities to attend Summer and Winter.

It’s a beautiful day in Colorado, Bob Essin; 970-376-4484

Why would you go all the way to St. Andrews in Scotland to play golf on one of the oldest links courses in the world in terrible golfing weather?  Obviously-The Open this year-your chances of good golfing weather are slim.  Why not come to Vail, where your chances of good weather are great (or just wait a few minutes for the weather to get better) and without trying to overthink it, there are 4 great golf courses here in Eagle County that play like an ocean-side links course, let’s call it “Mountain Links golf, for instance Single Tree (aka the Sonnenalp course), Frost Creek, Eagle Ranch, and Cordillera Valley?  And while your doing that we have great shopping, great restaurants, great accommodations, real mountains and all the activities that go with, and the arts, music, plays.  This is a great place to visit, winter or summer (and that is an understatement).  I have been told I over use the word “great” but I don’t think so.

It’s a beautiful day in Colorado, Bob Essin


Our Annual July 4 Office Party in Vail Village before, during and after the Vail July 4 Parade was a great success.  The Vail Office is located on the South end of the International Bridge along Gore Creek on the parade route on the West Side of the Sitzmark Lodge and just North of Check Point Charley.  The Village was filled for the parade at 10 a.m. and then most of the day and into the night for the July 4 Fireworks and partying after.  Coming into the office today, Sunday, July 5, the street vendors were setting up for day.  This location is unbelievable, right in the middle of all the action.  Check out our website, and pick out the realtor that you want to work with in the Vail or Edwards offices.  We are all so fortunate to be here where we are, and hopefully you wherever you are, in this great Country we call the United States.

It’s a beautiful day in Colorado,

Bob Essin

“If you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes, it will change!”

Colorado, Vail and Eagle County boast about the weather, most days of sunshine, low humidity, you get the idea.  If you are a statistics buff, you may say the statistics don’t support this theory, but if you spend much time here, you will be very fond of the weather and the lifestyle it supports. This past 4th of July weekend we had a plethora of sun on Friday and Saturday but Sunday brought a fair amount of rain off and on.  When it happens, you have to adjust for a few minutes, ducking for cover or putting on rain gear but can quickly get back to your activity because the sun will come back out.  Regardless that yesterday was a very unusual day of rain (no lightning and the temperature did not get above 55), still 40 of the 44 Mens Club golfers for the Wednesday Vail Golf Course regular tournament showed up and played … they are hardcore.  It is difficult to leave this place (Vail that is) if you are here just for a short time or live here, and when you leave you can’t wait to come back, even if you just left for a visit to someplace else.

Inclement weather is often a good time to take a break and pop into Gateway’s office to get those real estate questions answered that you have been asking yourself.  Check out our website.

It’s a beautiful day in Colorado,

Bob Essin, 970-376-4484,