Tag Archives: Arrowhead

Known as “Vail’s Private Address”, Arrowhead is truly no ordinary mountain community. Nestled against a charming ski mountain and adorned with award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course fairways, this luxurious neighborhood is unique and unrivaled. Boasting a host of amenities this gated community is home to one of Colorado’s top rated golf courses, Country Club of the Rockies, Arrowhead epitomizes Colorado glamour. “Village to Village” skiing also allows skiers to enjoy Beaver Creek and Bachelor Gulhc access in addition to Arrowhead’s beautiful slopes. Located on the banks of the Eagle River, Arrowhead is located just 12 miles from Vail.

181 Castle Peak Gate – Arrowhead – Edwards, Colorado 


This remarkable home in Arrowhead is breathtaking! You must come see for yourself, THIS WEEKEND!

A colossal 6,375 sqft masterpiece on one of the finest sites in Arrowhead. Grand views to Castle Peak, overlooking Colorado Country Club of the Rockies and backing to open space. WOW!  This 5 bedroom, 7 bathroom stunner with an unsurpassed floor plan has gracious great room, massive rock fire place, private dining, wet bar and  butler’s pantry. The gourmet kitchen with 10 foot island, hearth and eating nook is the family focal point and opens to huge wraparound deck and stone terrace with gazebo and fire place. Private master wing, second master with study, huge rec room, beautifully furnished.


You can see this fabulous home during a hosted open house, TOMORROW Saturday September 9th AND Sunday September 10th from 1:00 – 4:00PM



Let Gateway Lead You Home…

970-790-6777 OR 970-926-6777



181 Castle Peak Gate


Breathtaking 6,375sqft masterpiece on one of the finest sites in Arrowhead. Grand views to Castle Peak, overlooking CCR and backing to open space! PLENTY of room! This 5 bedroom, 7 bathroom stunner with unsurpassed floor plan has gracious great room, massive rock fire place, private dining, wet bar  and butler’s pantry. The gourmet kitchen with 10ft island and eating nook is the family focal point and opens to huge wraparound deck and stone terrace with gazebo and fire place. Private master wing, 2nd master with study, huge rec room, beautifully furnished.
181 Castle Peak Gate is  MUST SEE home!

Please view the site HERE! 


Gateway Land and Development Real Estate
183 Gore Creek Drive | Suite 5 | Vail Village
970-926-6777 OR 970-790-6777

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Breathe in this view, that’s sure to bring a smile to your face!

Just envision; you’re in your favorite lounge chair, accompanied by a tasty beverage…maybe in the presence of loved ones on a flawless August evening…
Now you don’t have to envision any longer; this could be your life!

Call Gateway Land and Development Real Estate, TODAY to schedule a showing at 78 St Andrews Place in the esteemed Arrowhead community!

78 St. Andrews Place is a stunning 6 bedroom home set on an extraordinary site overlooking the Country Club of the Rockies golf fairways w/ 180-degree mountain views. Flawless sites in every direction! The spacious 5,343 sqft open floor plan provides rare, large entertaining spaces, including a huge great room, to accommodate the gracious home. The gourmet kitchen has a cozy breakfast nook while the formal dining is accessed through a dramatic stone archway. The main level master suite is both grand & private. Large rec room, multiple patios, 2 powder rooms & private guest suites.

Let Gateway Lead You Home…
Gateway Land and Development Real Estate
183 Gore Creek Drive | Suite 5 | Vail Village
970-926-6777 OR  970-790-6777



78 St. Andrews Place:
6 Bedroom, 6 Full Bathrooms, 2 Powder Rooms, 5,343 SQFT

This stunning home is situated on a extraordinary home site overlooking the  ninth fairway of the Jack Nicklaus designed Country Club of the Rockies golf course with 180 degree mountain views.  The spacious floor plan is open and expansive and provides rare, large entertaining spaces including a huge great room and private guest suites. The gourmet kitchen has a cozy breakfast nook while the formal dinning room is accessed through a dramatic stone archway.  The main level master suite is both private and grand. Large recreation room, multiple terraces and a 3-car garage complete this incredible home.


This premiere Arrowhead listing is featured in LeverageRE’s article, click HERE to view it!










trail above arrowhead

The Village-to-Village Trail is the heart and sole of the interconnecting network of trails and skiways, making it the perfect pathway for exploring Beaver Creek Resort, which also includes Bachelor Gulch, Vail Co and Arrowhead at Vail. One can travel by foot, snowshoe or mountain bike a pathway stretching nearly six miles from Beaver Creek Resort’s Talons area all the way across Bachelor Gulch to McCoy Springs, above Arrowhead Village.  The trail is part of a larger system of “skiways” which locals use to enjoy the expansive, three village resort.  The trail officially begins or ends at 8,900 feet above sea level with the Beaver Lake Trail, 1.75 miles up the Beaver Creek Valley from Beaver Creek Village.  From this point, you have a 4 mile journey to Bachelor Gulch Village and another 2.5 miles to Arrowhead Village.  This trail is a wonderful area to see the explosion of wildflowers in early July because  the trail is closed until June 30 for elk calving.  Autumn at Beaver Creek Resort is wonderful time of year to immerse yourself in the magnificent golds and oranges of the aspens.  Snowshoeing is a great way to explore the Village-to-Village trail as well.  Happy hiking!

Aspens in Vail, Co

For more information on the Vail Valley, or if you have questions about Vail Real Estate please contact me, Betsy Randall, Vail Real Estate broker





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. 


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


These amazing words are taken from an article   |   on the Matador Network.  A lover of the English language and a voracious reader, I wonder what these words would look like……if they existed in the English language.  The following words are provocative, interesting and maybe someone should invent them in English!

Here they are:


1. Toska

Russian – Vladmir Nabokov describes it best: “No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes, yearning. In particular cases it may be the desire for somebody or something specific, nostalgia, love-sickness. At the lowest level it grades into ennui, boredom.”

2. Mamihlapinatapei

Yagan (indigenous language of Tierra del Fuego) – “The wordless, yet meaningful look shared by two people who both desire to initiate something but are both reluctant to start.” (Altalang.com)

12. Wabi-Sabi

Japanese – “a way of living that focuses on finding beauty within the imperfections of life and accepting peacefully the natural cycle of growth and decay.”

13. Dépaysement

French – “The feeling that comes from not being in one’s home country.”

Bethany Boston-Johnson


Please join the Vail Valley Art Guild for their First Friday ~ Art of the Valley Gallery Exhibit this Friday, April 1st!

What:  Animals and Birds Art Exhibit exclusively featuring art in many mediums by local artists including my dear friend and local artist, Becky Kiser!  Sample of her work below!

When:  5:30pm-8pm Friday April Fool’s Day!

Where:  Art of the Valley Gallery located east of The Nest in Chapel Square!  Complimentary Wine and Cheese will be served.


Also, the Abstract Exhibit continues through April 15th, a must see!  This exhibit features internationally collected artist Don Sahli and below is his piece entitled “Soul of Sunset.”


If you would like to be in touch with the Vail Valley Art Guild, give me a call at 970.926.6777!  Bethany

remodeled kitchen

A common question that I get from potential home sellers, in some form or another, is should I remodel in order to sell my home and if so what do I need to do? Of course every house and every market varies, but the National Association of Realtors put together a Remodeling Impact Report for 2015 and it offers some interesting insights. I’ve outlined the top five projects with the highest return on investment.

Regarding this data, here’s how it was compiled. Projected costs of the projects were compiled through the responses to a survey that was sent to the members of the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI) members. The assumption for costs was based on an average home size of 2450 square feet in good condition. The remodeling was assumed to be standard quality not particularly high or low end.

New Roofing

A new roof offers the highest return on investment of all projects. The estimated cost is $7600.00 and the percentage of value recovered from the project is 105%. One thing to note, in my experience roofing in Los Angeles tends to be more expensive. I find most roofing projects tend to be in the range of $10,000 – $15,000.

hardwood floors

Hardwood Floor Refinish

The main purpose of this type of project is to upgrade worn out surfaces and improve the overall aesthetic of the home. I do believe that beautiful hardwood floors make an overall impact that’s hard to top. NARI cost estimate is $2500 and percentage of value recovered is 100%.

New Wood Flooring

If there are no hardwood floors to re-finish it can still be very worthwhile to install them. The NARI cost estimate is $5500 and the percentage of value recovered is 91%.

New Vinyl Windows

New vinyl windows will boost a home’s energy efficiency significantly, decrease exterior noise profoundly and improve overall functionality. I find that new windows impart a sense of ease and relief to would-be homebuyers. It’s an upgrade everyone feels good about. NARI cost estimate is $15,000 and percentage of value recovered is 80%

Kitchen Upgrade to Complete Kitchen Renovation

The kitchen is the heart and soul of a home and creates one of the biggest impacts on would-be buyers. Of course there’s a wide variety of what can be done. The estimate below covers a modest upgrade such as cabinet re-surfacing and new solid-surface countertops to completely gutting a kitchen and installing everything brand new. The NARI cost estimate runs from $30,000 – $60,000 and the percentage of value recovered across the board is 67%.

Again, these results were based on a national poll. If you’d like more specific information tailored to our specific Los Angeles market and micro-markets don’t hesitate to reach out. I’d be happy to share my insights and even recommend some great homes that you can check out.

For more information on ideas to get your home ready to sell, call Greg Peterson at 970-331-1333.


Need a day off from Skiing during your trip? There is fabulous new exhibit at the Vail Valley Art Guild featuring Abstracts. It is a fun exhibit!  I am still so pleasantly amazed that we now have these richly talented local Artists on Exhibit ~ ongoing ~ in a vibrant part of Avon, just outside Beaver Creek Resort! You can also find them on Facebook and check out the Featured Artist of the Month so you may get to know all of the local Artists and their preferred artistic disciplines photographer-of-the-month.



Be sure to drop by and check it out!

Located next to the future Movie Theaters at Chapel Square!

You will be sooo glad that you did!  

And yes, if you love it, you can probably buy it!