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Nothing says Colorado in the summertime more than lush green grass, mountain air and FREE LIVE music with a Rocky Mountain backdrop. Join us on Wednesdays, until August 9th for a complimentary music experience unlike any other. Taking place at the intimate Creek-side Park, Concerts by the Creek is nestled in the heart of Beaver Creek, steps away from the village core.

Bring the whole family, a blanket and your dancing shoes! Food and drink will be available for purchase at Creekside Park. Gates open at 5:00 PM and the show starts at 6:00 PM. Did we mention that the show is free?

Come one, come all, come rain or shine

 

While you’re in the beautiful Beaver Creek area drive by Settlers Lodge where one of our amazing listings is primly located; 1087 Bachelor Ridge #203.  Settlers Lodge best priced 3 bedroom condo! Call us at our Vail Village location to set up a showing, TODAY!
970-926-6777 OR 970-790-6777

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183 Gore Creek Drive Suite 5
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I just bought my Aspen Santa Fe Ballet tickets, have you? If you haven’t, don’t worry there are still tickets remaining and available at Vilar Preforming Arts Center in Beaver Creek.
Image result for vpac beaver creek coAspen Santa Fe Ballet performs a diverse repertoire; with numerous guest collaborators that enrich the heart of this dance companies foundation of expertise dancers. For nearly twenty years (and counting) Aspen Santa Fe Ballet has been traveling within the country maintaining a strong, fierce reputation. ASFB doesn’t let the boarders of this country stop them as they have embarked on many out of country expeditions and tours as well as participating in world rewound dance workshops and concerts.

As it’s company name may suggest, ASFB derives  from a dual set of home base cities; Aspen, tucked away in the great Rocky Mountains, and Santa Fe, gracing the Southwestern plateau.  Given their shared home towns so to speak, ASFB indulges in both settings absorbing all that their environments have to offer as if they’re yearning for local inspiration…it surely comes across vividly in their live shows.

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In exactly two weeks from today ASFB will be gracing Vail with their February 22, performance over in Beaver Creek.  At 7:30PM be prepared to sit comfortably at the Vilar Performing Arts Center as you sit back in awe of athletic, virtuoso dancers take the stage in demonstrating exquisite contemporary ballet technique.  Great and fun for the entire family!

For more information on great happenings in wonder Vail please feel free to contact me, Maxine@GatewayLand.com or please pop into our Vail Village office located near the international bridge and I can introduce you to one of our many awesome local brokers

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Great news for Beaver Creek lift, Drink of Water….Soon renovation begins to cut chair lift times IN HALF as well as add more riders to the lift by making the chair larger!

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Updates to the hill pump up riders as we are all advantageous to get as many turns in on the hill as possible. Vail Resorts is reportedly spending nearly $100 million dollars in the guest experience for the 2016-2017 Winter season.

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For more information on whats happening around Vail contact me, Maxine at Maxine@GatewayLand.com

For more information on Vail Valley Real Estate please call our Vail Village office at 970-790-6777

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We at Gateway sure love our local eats and one of our favorite restaurants in Beaver Creek is taking under some new fresh ideas!

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Splendido at the Chateau welcomes Italian flavors and seasonings as well as home made Italian breads made fresh EVERY night from their talented in house baker.

Mouthwatering eats featured on their menu include; homemade butternut squash tortellini sprinkled with Amoretti cookies! YUM! The Dakota 21 day dry aged buffalo rib eye is roasted in the wood-fired oven.  Splendido’s Norwegian salmon with horseradish crust and accompanied by cucumber dill salad… and if those dishes don’t make you hungry give a peek at their menu where you can find the right indulgence for you!

Splendido is always serving up innovate pairings and tasty dishes!  This Winter four local piano players will tickle the ivory as you devour your dinner! Entertainment is paired with your dining experience beginning at 7 PM every evening.

For more information on fun where-abouts or our favorite dinning spots please don’t hesitate to call me, Maxine, at our Vail Village office at 970-790-6777

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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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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

Sunshine Sunshine Sunshine.  Today is a great day to ski.  Tons of snow earlier this week.  Sunday was epic once you got parked and got up the first lift.  It is really great to stay in town if you can.  Vail reported 15 inches overnight and Beaver Creek 5 inches (that was up to 5 am and the snow was still falling).  I’ve got a great little Single Family under contract for a front range couple and we are working through the contingencies and I did not get to enjoy the huge fresh powder.  After a snow like that with follow up 3 and 4 inchers on Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday the skiing is still primo. Come and see us.  It’s a beautiful day in Colorado,  Bob

Bob Essin, Gateway Real Estate, gatewaytovail.com, 970.376.4484, vailbob@Comcast.net

 

 

Good Snow on the Mountain.  I got my pass but I’m working since and nursing a patella.  The bus on the way in from East Vail was busy, mostly still locals about 50/50 skiing or heading to work or a little bit of both.  Come see us or call or text or email to check out the available property.  Some areas in the Valley are back to 2007-8 prices and above but most are not. If you are going to use it long term and can afford it, it’s always a good time to buy.  It’s a beautiful day in Colorado, Bob

Bob Essin, 970-376-4484, vailbob@Comcast.net, GatewaytoVail.com

 

Golf Season 2015 began in Eagle County in March although not all courses have opened yet.  The Vail Golf Course opened 2 weeks early on May 1.  Prior to that Gypsum Creek Golf Course and Eagle Ranch Golf Course had already entertained play.  Not including the courses south of Glenwood Springs, the 14 Eighteen hole courses beginning in Vail and proceeding west are:  Vail Golf Course, Eagle-Vail Golf Course, Beaver Creek Golf Course, Sonnenalp Golf Club (aka Singletree), Country Club of the Rockies (aka Arrowhead at Vail), the 3 Cordillera Courses-The Valley, Ranch and Summit, Eagle Springs Golf Course (north of the Wolcott exit), the 2 Red Sky Ranch Courses-Norman and Fazio (south ofthe Wolcott exit), Eagle Ranch Golf Course just south of Eagle, Frost Creek (formerly Adams Mountain) further south of Eagle, and Gypsum Creek Golf Course south of Gypsum (formerly Cotton Ranch). Vail Golf There are Par 3 courses at the Divide in Cordillera and at the Eagle-Vail Course.  Check your telephone book or Google them to obtain contact information.

The only courses that are recognized as public courses on a full time basis are Vail, Eagle-Vail, Gypsum Creek and Eagle Ranch.  You are not allowed to play Frost Creek, Eagle Springs and Country Club of the Rockies unless you actually have a member playing in your foursome.  Beaver Creek allows public play without a member in the foursome after 10 a.m.  Red Sky has two courses and one is open to public play each day usually on an alternating basis.  At Red Sky, there are separate public and private Golf Shops-Club Houses and parking lots.  The Red Sky courses are currently rated in the top 100 Colorado public courses.  All three Cordillera courses are planned to be open this summer and play is limited to members and their guests, but a member does not have to play in the foursome.  Certain properties that you may stay at also have privileges at the Cordillera course.  The old practice of having a club pro from your home course make a reservation does not seem to be recognized at the private courses.  The Sonnenalp generally sets aside 14 tee times a day for public play which tee times cannot be made more that a week in advance.   ALL OF THE COURSES REQUIRE PROPER ATTIRE WHICH MEANS A COLLARED SHIRT AND PANTS THAT ARE NOT DENIM EVEN IF THE PANTS ARE DESIGNER.

I have played all the courses and consider them good, if not great.  Generally speaking, they are all excellent tests of golf and fun with great views.  Mountain golf can be difficult, especially the first few times you play a course.  It is rumored that a “famous Pro Golfer” walked off of a local course during the middle of a round of the Ford tournament one year.  By mid-June the courses are all usually in excellent shape.  Many of the courses were designed with limited land and/or with real estate development in mind and may have one or 2 less well designed holes.  Recognize that many of the players are on vacation and the pace of play may be somewhat erratic in spite of the efforts of the course personnel.  I would recommend that you try to make your tee times well in advance of your trip to the Vail area.

I generally play the Vail Course and consider it to be excellent.  It is the only course that you might try to walk.  My index is usually between 10 and 12 and I have had the good luck to ace 3 of the par 3s from the black tees.  I regularly play in the Vail Mens Club- not bragging, just trying to put this blog in perspective.  Have a great time in Vail.

It’s a beautiful day in Colorado,                                                         Bob Essin

 

 

133 SOUTH FAIRWAY DRIVE, Beaver Creek real estate

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 I really love this home because it is perfect for so many different buyers – it is the ultimate family mountain home, or it could be the perfect corporate retreat. Located just minutes to the ski slopes and Beaver Creek Village shops and restaurants, this home offers multiple entertainment spaces. From a large wooden bar and billiards room, to a private game room with wonderful views, to a media room, there are endless rooms to enjoy. There are also multiple large decks, a master suite on its own level, 5 guest bedroom suites, and my personal favorite feature, a wood-burning fireplace. This home has been reduced and is offered for $3,475,000

285 HOLDEN ROAD, Beaver Creek real estate

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We just put this 5,724 SqFt home on the market and I believe it is a great deal! It is situated on a bright and sunny homesite with sweeping mountain views. With 5 bedroom suites and a caretaker’s unit, this residence is also great for large families. The large deck overlooks the lights of Avon, and the home boasts soaring ceilings and widows that view sweeping mountain vistas. This home is offered for $3,100,000

For more information on Beaver Creek and the surrounding areas, visit GatewayToVail.com

To see this property, please feel free to contact Ashley at ashley@gatewayland.com