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Monthly Archives: March 2016



Price Reduced to $1,695,000

Take advantage of the recent $100,000 price reduction on this beautiful home located in the very desirable Cimmaron neighborhood in Edwards,CO! Soaring wrap-around windows capture gorgeous views across the fairways and in the distance to Castle Peak. The gourmet kitchen with slab granite and top-of-the-line appliances opens to a cozy nook. The outdoor living is without peer and includes expansive decks, patios and mature landscaped gardens.

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Contact Suzi Apple at Gateway Land & Development Real Estate to view this stunning home!

Cell (970) 376-5417      Office (970) 790-6777

March 23, 2016


Yes Snow and for the rest of the week until Blue Sky on Saturday and Sunday.  6 inches, last night, another 5 today and it is still coming.  More is expected tonight, tomorrow and Friday.  I started to tell a 6 inch joke but it is inappropriate to a business blog YES.  Everything is better with fresh snow, sex, food, entertainment, sleep, and of course skiing.  This will stop any golf play in Eagle and Gypsum for just a few days.  It’s a beautiful day in Colorado, Bob

Bob Essin, Gateway Real Estate,, 970.376.4484




FREE Guided Snowshoe Tours in Vail~Daily Tours from 2:00-3:00pm leaving from the

Nature Discovery Center in Vail.

Night Tours available too! Tuesday thru Satruday from 5:30-6:30pm.

               Call (970) 754-4675 for more information!             



It has snowed everyday this week.  Great conditions from now until closing.  Ski then sit on the decks and enjoy a brew or glass of wine and the sun.  Vail and Colorado is the place this Spring.  Golfing is already available in Eagle and Gypsum, both very good 18 hole tracks.  Ski early and golf late.  I love it.  It’s a beautiful day in Colorado,  Bob

Bob Essin, Gateway Real Estate,, 970.376.4484,


Many come to the Vail Valley hoping to get a glimpse of the extraordinary wildlife that populates our land. But it is rare to find a mountain retreat where you can sit before your cozy fireplace and have a parade of animals come to you! But 59 Jacksons Path at the Summit in Cordillera is such a place!




Situated on a spectacular 10.5 acres in The Summit of Cordillera, this stunning 5 bedroom estate enjoys these visitors from its picturesque floor to ceiling windows which also capture the white- capped Sawatch Mountain Range and the breathtaking sunsets over Castle Peak.


From a gaggle of turkeys, to a magnificent buck, to a beautiful baby fox, to a magnificent herd of elk the daily viewing never gets old!

For more information on 59 Jackson’s Path, The Summit at Cordillera, or Vail Valley real estate, please contact Suzi Apple at 970.376.5417.


Whether you snow shoe the 2000 vertical feet or ski in, The Yurt on Arrowhead Mountain may be the most precious hidden gem in the entire Vail Valley.


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Situated on an out of bounds trail off the top of the Arrow Bahn Express, The Yurt is the only true private dining on any of the Vail Valleys ski mountains.



In order to dine at this stylish Mongolian traveling tent or Yurt, one must be a member at The Alpine Club in Arrowhead. But this is far from slumming it! The Yurt is outfitted with plush pillows and Ralph Lauren decor. Expansive wrap around decks offer grand vistas and sweeping views overlooking Muddy Springs and the Lake Creek ridge line. Enjoy the blackened salmon BLT with a glass of Cakebread wine or go more casual with the local brew, Crazy Mountain Ale, coupled with a hot pretzel and honey mustard.



And if you are not lucky enough to be a member of The Alpine Club, befriend one! You won’t regret it!

For more information on The Alpine Club, The Yurt, or Vail Valley real estate, please contact Suzi Apple at 970.376.5417.

I am an early bird person by nature but not one to get out of the house early. Big difference! And to  get me at the Vail Mountain Club, one of the Vail Resorts Signature Clubs, at 7 am takes a lot! And First Tracks is just that…a lot of fun, a lot of camaraderie and a lot of great food!


And all the early morning frenzy to leave Cordillera Valley Club in Edwards by 6:30am is worth it! Enjoying the sunrise from the gondola is a spectacular event as it breaks over the Gore Range.


And what a thrill to cruise down a corduroy groomed run awaiting your first tracks! But the real joy is the sumptuous and extravagant brunch buffet awaiting you and your friends at The Tenth restaurant at the top of Gondola One! YUMMY!


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For more information on Vail Mountain Club, First Tracks, or Vail Valley real estate, please contact Suzi Apple at 970.376.5417.

Nine Inches of Powder in the last 15 hours and a duplicate snow prediction for the next 24 hours.  Best ski conditions since February 1.  Come on up.  When you get tired enough, let’s go look at some real estate. The Vail Village Gateway Real Estate office is just north of Check Point Charlie near the International Bridge and Solaris.  You are not getting any younger and neither am I.  I’m having an MRI this week if the paper (now computer)work gets done to see why I have a headache for 5 days and my left hand doesn’t want to do its job on this keyboard.   If there is a good Neurologist out there who isn’t only interested in making money and wants a great life style, you should consider Vail.  We have a great overall medical community, but no full time Neurologist.  Fortunately I found a good PCP and a retired Neurologist trained in the East and formerly from Chicago, but we need a fulltime Neurologist here, trauma, age issues,  you name it.  It’s a beautiful day in Colorado, Bob

Bob Essin, Gateway Real Estate,, 970.376.4484,


I am looking forward to skiing with my “old” group in Vail next Thursday, March 17.  We will be wearing plenty of the green and looing to drink a few of the greens as well.  Not as many skiers dress up now as a few years ago but St. Patty would still be proud.

It’s a beautiful day in Colorado,


Bob Essin, Gateway Real Estate,,, 970-376-4484



I made a quick trip to Texas to visit Dad and other family and friends.  Got to play a few rounds of golf for the first time in 3 months.  My golf seems to be getting better, probably because my memory is getting shorter, thus fewer remembered swing thoughts to screw things up.  Long range weather forecast was ridiculously accurate.  I planned to get back yesterday and did before the snow storm hit, 6 inches so far.   It was nice to visit my old Texas home and then get back to my Colorado home.  950 miles in 14 hours, I still enjoy the open road and don’t want to ship my clubs.  Vail is a great place to live.  A few nice listings came on the market while I was away that I will need to preview.  Prices are not backing up.  The sales market is busy everywhere but extremely so in Vail Village for anything reasonably priced.  Inventory is shrinking but prices seem to be stable so far.

It’s a beautiful day in Colorado, Bob

Bob Essin, Gateway Real Estate,,, 970-376-4484