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Monthly Archives: May 2016

This Saturday, June 4th Alpine Arts Center is offering a Cocktails & Canvas class at 6:30!

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This Saturday’s guided class will feature acrylic painting of a Mountain Lake. All painting supplies are provided by Alpine Art Center, Beer, Wine and Snacks are available for purchase at the Bar all evening. Relax and explore your creative side with a few friends or meet a few new ones!!   Cheers! 

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  This Saturday May 21 from 10-4 the town of Eagle is hosting the Eagle River Jam & Backyard BBQ at Chambers Park, located behind the Back Bowl!

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Moe’s Original BBQ will be providing lunch for purchase, although Hot Dogs and Root Beer Floats are available free for Kids under 12! 

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Distillery Tastings from 12-1, cocktails offered and locally brewed Beer from Bonfire Brewery available all day!

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The Platonics will be providing LIVE music throughout the day!

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Free Raft Trips and Fly Casting Clinics and plenty of activities for the kids! Hope to see you there!

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Mud season

Rain and Snow Mix for a while this morning after a few days of real nice weather.  Some people call it Mud Season.  The golf course in Vail opened Sunday.  Some of the down valley courses have already been open for a couple of months. 

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The Vail Course‘s new club house with the larger meeting room for bigger weddings (which delayed the beginning of construction for at least 2 years while the neighbors and the Town and the Vail Recreation District and the golfers fought about the larger size and parking and attorneys fees and restrictive covenant, etc.) should be completed in September, and they are already booking weddings.  There has been talk of picketing with signs that promise nothing but bad karma for all the newly weds. 

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 A few Realtors are holding open houses and it is a good time to do property agent tours Vail is not a place where there has been much picketing over the years.  Not even the Ski Instructors at Beaver Creek that had a vote for a Union this past year did much, if any, picketing for it.  Somehow I missed the vote results, but the Vail Daily will probably republish the information in the off season when they can’t find enough other news.  Most of the picketing I’ve seen here has just been people for office holding signs on election days.   A lot of the news this time of year is centered on Construction, Highway information, which restaurants are open in the “off season” and information on graduating offices since not a lot of Buyers and tourists are in town.  Many of the Vail retail owners and workers are on Beaches everywhere.  It is difficult to go to an airport with a beach near it and not run into someone you know from Vail, either coming or going this time of year.

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      ….I’m thinking about a road trip myself!  It’s a beautiful day in Colorado, Bob.

Bob Essin, Gateway Real Estate, gatewaytovail.com, 970-376-4484, vailbob@Comcast.net

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Hut to Hut hiking offers a very unique and exciting wilderness adventure in EagleSummit and Pitkin Counties, without having to rely entirely on your own means! Most of the Huts are within a 7 mile radius from the trail head with a 700-2,800 vertical foot climb. Be sure to visit the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association Colorado to make your personal or group reservations and to create your own, customized adventure! (970) 925-5775

You will need to pack in your own sleeping bag, water, food, personal gear and an emergency kit. Be sure to pick up a Summer Huts & Trails Topo map!

Included with the Huts: wood burning stoves for heating and cooking, propane burners, photo-voltaic lighting, cooking and eating utensils, kitchen supplies, mattresses and pillows.

The 10th Mountain Division Hut Association Colorado maintains a total of 34 Huts.  All 34 Huts are available during the winter season for snowshoeing and cross country skiing, etc. In the summertime, access is limited to 21 Huts. Be sure to plan your trip soon to ensure reservations!

 

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What a breathtaking way to spend your morning!!  Capture pristine views of the Vail Valley that will excel beyond your imagination!  Flights begin in Gypsum just after sunrise and can last up to 3 1/2 hours. All flights are dependent on favorable weather. Contact Camelot Balloons, Inc. For more information and reservations.

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You might even be able to capture a one of a kind view of a beautiful home or land that we have listed with Gateway Land & Development Real Estate!

 

 

 

 

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Alpine Quest in Edwards is offering Kayaking River Classes for beginners from April-October. During the summer months the River Class is offered 4 times per week! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The two day class consists of one lake session and one full river day for $175. Private lessons are available for those who prefer a more personalized approach!

For Reservations contact Alpine Quest Sports: 970- 926-3867

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Alpine quest is located across Hwy 6 from Gateway Land & Development Real Estate in Edwards, Co

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Nice day in Eagle County-Vail to get some exercise, but I am in the office, obviously blogging.  A Blue Bird Day.  Golf, biking, fishing Gore Creek or the Eagle River and hiking and snow shoeing would be high on the list.  2 game 7’s and 1 game 1 in the NBA and golf in New Orleans and ice hockey are available for TV people.  Forget the talk shows, I need a break from politics.  I’ll get some of the sports action in the office where we have a TV.  Yes, I know I should stay busy with real estate and would more if you would visit so we could discuss selling your property here or buying a property here or just finding out what it is worth. 

The Vail Daily has a nice article beginning on the 1st page about the busy action of March sales with one of our Gateway Real Estate pros Robert Schilling being prominently quoted numerous times.  When he is not skiing in the winter or hiking in the summer, he is hard core real estate the rest of the time.  I am a little more laid back.  Give either of us a call or Don Galgan or Betty Guffey, a few of the other agents in the Vail office a call.  Don and I were in kindergarten together and reacquainted after that as campers in Cheley Camps many years ago.  Betty Guffey is a good gal from Dallas. 

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Check out the website (Gatewaytovail.com) to see all the agents working for Gateway here in the Vail and the Edwards offices.  Suzie Apple, our owner/Broker, is a top broker in the Valley and helped get Arrowhead off the ground.  The stories she can tell are very interesting about numerous subjects.  When I show Arrowhead (aka County Club of the Rockes) I would not think of not having her along if possible.  I hope you have a good day.  It’s a beautiful day in Colorado, Bob

Bob Essin, Gateway Real Estate, vailbob@comcast.net, 970.376.4484