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40 Elk Track 4 Views

Located in the center of exciting and bustling Beaver Creek, this 3,006 square foot dream home provides everything the discerning buyer is seeking. Completely and beautifully remodeled, the 4 bedroom 4.5 bathroom Beaver Creek 40 Elk Track #4  offers a stunning and gracious living room with rare wood burning fireplace and sweeping views of the slopes.

40 Elk Track 4 Living

The gourmet kitchen overlooks the dining and living areas which open to two separate, outdoor entertaining decks. The master with vaulted ceilings, spa bath and two large closets share grand and sunny views of Beaver Creek mountain. Two spacious ensuite bedrooms have lovely views as well and the fun loft sleeps 4 or more.

40 Elk Track 4 Master

Walk a few steps to access the ski slopes or walk to Beaver Creek and all their fun restaraunts and entertainment. With a two car garage and tons of storage this home truly has everything!

For more information on this Vail Valley home please visit GatewayToVail.com/40ElkTrack and contact Suzi Apple at 970.376.5417 or Apple@GatewayToVail.com

To browse the entire Vail MLS visit GatewayToVail.com


We have incredible listings this Winter 2017 season, including beautiful ski-in/out estates, golf course homes, stunning Colorado ranches, and everything in between!

Please contact us for your own personal copy! Also, for a personal tour of any of these properties, please feel free to email me at Ashley@GatewayToVail.com.

Thank you and Happy New Year!

To view the entire Vail Valley Real Estate MLS, please visit: GatewayToVail.com

Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and popularize philanthropy that is honored on Tuesday December 6th.  There are many local Eagle County non-profits that are looking for support this year.  Huge thank you to Community First Foundation Colorado Gives Day encourages charitable giving by providing clear, detailed and up to date information about Colorado non-profits and an easy way to support them online.  This is a fantastic way to stay connected here in our beautiful state and if you’re like me and frequently ask yourself, “What more can I be doing?” Well, here ya go!

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Donations can be made possible through ColoradoGives.org
ColoradoGives.org serves as the platform for donors to learn about support non-profits and make online donations on Tuesday December 6th!


For more information on getting involved in our community or general Vail Colorado real estate inquires please contact Lai at 970.471.2207 Lai@gatewaytovail.com 


Being a Colorado mover and shaker myself I am itching to see snow fall and get on top of the mountain; thankfully The Bookworm over in Edwards Riverwalk keeps me creative and intrigued with their long list of fun free to-do’s…

The Bookworm not only is conveniently located near across the street to our Gateway Real Estate office in Edwards but they share many options for tasty healthy eats as well as ‘keep you going’ drinks like their americano which is my personal favorite.

This week the Bookworm shares with us the stories of Doug Coombs as he will be live and in the flesh at The Bookworm discussing his life as a legendary extreme skier traveler. If you haven’t picked up the thrilling read, Tracking the Wild Coomba: The Life of Legendary Skier Doug Coombs I suggest you do as it gets readers in the mood for ski season and quiets some of our fears as extreme mountain seekers.

So while we’re still praying for snow take a stroll over to Edwards… Take a browse at the copious listings we have in beautiful Colorado and elsewhere and we invite you to come into our office; sit down with a broker and get those questions answered.  The Bookworm hosts Doug Coombs this Thursday November 10th from 4-6PM

For more information on Vail Valley Real Estate, or to browse the entire Vail MLS, please visit GatewayToVail.com

Homes are selling! And selling in locations that have been sluggish to sell…

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Buckle up if you’ve been on the ride that is the real estate market here in Vail Valley…

Currently the market is hot here! Fairly, and honest priced homes are moving faster then ever right now. The crucial key to these homes moving is pricing! 

Down valley have generated more sales then surrounding area such as Beaver Creek, Edwards, Avon etc (up Valley). The Eagle market, along with the rest of the Down Valley is as busy as it’s been in years. The idea is that when the home is priced right, it will sell. Reason for such activity is that homes priced in the $500,000.00 are being sold quick simply  there is not enough inventory in that price range.

Long time local realtors here in the Valley are expressing that while homes are selling there still seems like the need for more housing opportunites. Offering a diversity for potential home owners makes for more colorful communities here.


NOW is the time to sell, please contact me, Lai White at 970-926-6777  or  970-471-2207 OR bonglai@aol.com


If you’re like me, it’s nice to participate in seasonal/holiday decorations in your home but with simple clean creative touches! With all the beautiful Vail Valley foliage I got to thinking, “How can I bring these beautiful Vail colors into my home?”

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When out and about in the Vail Village or just strolling through your neighborhood; reach out and grab colorful leaves that have fallen, collect as many as you can! Grab a friend or your pup and get outside while the colors are still vibrant! You can do a ton with Fall leaves; wrap them around decorative glasses with a piece of yarn or twine, press them against glass and there you have a wall hanging! You can even intertwine your leaves and put your own seasonal spin on a wreath.

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Leaves aren’t the only thing falling from Vail’s cloudless sky…Grab acorns around your community! Toss them in a mason jar or vase, even a long bowl used as a centerpiece! Layer acorns around a candle and wahlah! There you have a nice Fall accent to make your home even cozier!

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Stick letters are super fun and versatile to create, and virtually work anywhere in your home! It’s neat to extenuate your individualism  in your home space! While on your walkabout grab as many sticks and twigs of all thickness. The more variety of thickness the more depth you give your letter! A frame of any size is needed as well as a printed letter of your choice. Portion your printed out letter into your frame and here you’ve set up your outline.  Trim twigs and sticks to your letter, glue pieces into place and there you have your nature inspired stick letter!

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Fall is an exciting time to add nature-inspired elements to your home. Incorporating the changing colors- fall is the perfect time for DIY creative highlights to your home!

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Ever look at the clock at the office and feel like it’s later then it really is? How about having a ‘case of the Mondays’ on Wednesday? Gaze out your office window wishing you had the energy to explore the beautiful Vail Valley only you’re too burnt out from computer work?  You’re not the only over-achiever-multitasker in the office and there are greater ways to help revive your energy besides making another pot of coffee.  I’d like to share with you what helps get me through the work week!  I’ve  committed to these poses (and variations of these poses) on a daily basis as a little rejuvenation in my body does in fact clear and re-focus my mind!

Scale Pose-

Scoot to sit at the edge of your chair, press your hands down on either side of your hips and raise your legs and butt up off the seat. Engage your deep abdominal muscles and keep the tops of your shoulders down; hold for 3 to 5 breaths. Lower and repeat a couple more times.

High Altar Pose-

Inhale and lift your arms; clasp your hands and invert your palms. Lean to your left. Hold for 5 to 8 breaths, then switch sides. Inhale your shoulders up to your ears then exhale replant them back on your spine. This creates a nice distance between your ears and shoulders therefore giving your neck a sweet stretch!


Turn to your left. Use your left hand on the back of the chair to deepen the twist. Hold for 5 to 8 breaths, then twist to the other side. Enhance this pose by lifting your chin for an extra neck stretch.  As we twist our bodies envision a rag being twisted out draining access water; here our bodies twist internally also riding our internal organs of toxins!

Cow Face Arms-

Bring your left arm behind your back and right arm behind your head. Clasp fingers if you can, if you can’t that’s OK just reach fingertips toward one another.  Hold for 5 to 8 breaths; switch sides. This creates opening in our arm pits and triceps!

 Ankle to Knee-

Place your left foot on your right knee, letting left knee drop open. Keep your back straight; lean forward to stretch deeper. After 5 to 8 breaths, switch sides. Feel free to roll out your raised ankle here creating more space for your feet! All done at your office chair!

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Give it a try! For what do you have to lose?  These poses can be done all together or broken down into deeper, more isolated movements throughout your work day.  I assure you decision-making skills, customer service, attitude and general outlook will be positively affected after participating in these above poses.  Not to mention your body feeling more comfortable, after creating more space in your joints in muscle therefore improving overall functionality!

Don’t forget to breathe fully!

Please call me, Maxine, at Gateway Real Esate so I can introduce you to one of our expert Brokers to help educate you on real estate opportunities in this beautiful Vail Valley !



7PM This Friday and Saturday evening Vail Valley Theatre Company presents Stephen Sondheim’s preeminent classic “Into the Woods” at Battle Mountain High School.

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James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Vail Valley Theatre Company enhance this already timeless piece!

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

One of Sondheim’s most popular works, “Into the Woods” is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actor’s adept at dark comedy. The audience will especially enjoy highlighting the fantastical elements of this magical word.

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For more information on Vail real estate, Please call Gateway to speak to one of our expert Brokers on this or other real estate opportunities!



Redstone Castle

Redstone Castle is located in Redstone Colorado, just outside of Carbondale. Built in 1897 for John C. Osgood, this residency has seen it’s share of Colorado history. Teddy Roosevelt and John D. Rockefeller have enjoyed spending time at this beautiful, historical abode. The movie, ‘The Prestige‘ starring Michael Caine, Christian Bale and Scarlett Johansson was filmed at this location, as well!

The Castle remains essentially true to the original form from when it was assembled in 1897, and for that reason it is protected under the Colorado Historical Easement. This essentially means that only the furniture may be replaced. There are 42 rooms spread out over 24,000 square feet, along with 14 fireplaces for warmth. Beautifully designed Tiffany light fixtures adorn the custom motif of every uniquely created room, each with it’s own testament to a different country. A must see is the Gentlemen’s Game Room, so many rich, opulent stories to be told there!

This beautiful property is set for Auction on October 7, 2016, you must provide a minimum bid of $2,000,000.00 to throw in your hat. Good Luck!!


Guided Tours are running through October 6th

Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon ~ 1:30 PM 

$15 Adults      $10 Seniors & Children 5-18 


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As we approach October there are several happenings that ignite our excitment here at Gateway; Halloween festivites, tasty seasonal local brews, and coming together as a community to raise money and awarenss in the race to cure breast cancer.

Kicking off the fist of October with the 7th annual Pinktoberfest! Hosted by Eagle’s Dusty Boot Bar it’ll be fun for all ages!


Throughout October, Aria Spa & Club at the Vail Cascade Resort have a variety of ways that support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A month-long spa promotion and special yoga sessions will provide members and guests with ways to remain strong, building awareness of the prevention of the disease. The local beneficiary of all the charity events is the Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Edwards.For the third year, Aria Spa will donate $5 to the Shaw Regional Cancer Center for every massage, facial or body treatment that is booked in October. Additionally, the spa is offering a 40 percent discount on all massages, facials, and body treatments, and 20 percent off all nail services through Nov. 30. On Oct. 7 and 8, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Aria Club will host a new charity event to raise money to find a cure for breast cancer. The 24 Hours of Aria Challenge encourages participants to get a great cardio workout while supporting the cause, with a suggested donation of $5 for each half hour time slot. Select cardio fitness equipment will be reserved with pink ribbons just for the event. The two days of the event are free and open to all! The Aria tennis program is also involved in raising breast cancer awareness by holding the annual “Rally for the Cause” on Oct. 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The tennis rally will kick off the action with a Longest Rally contest. WOW! Hard to pass up such incredible deals as well as positive active fun for the whole family!

This year, Shaw Regional Cancer Center is asking you, Eagle & Summit county residents, to share your messages of inspiration and hope through photography! Let your photo make a difference by positively impacting those who see it. Enter your photo at PinktoberPhoto.com or email your photo to Jeff.Owens@vvmc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll post it for you.

Dogma Athletica in The Riverwalk at Edwards has teamed up with the Shaw Center to promote health and awareness and to give back to the community. Dogma is sponsoring a yoga challenge, encouraging yogis to stretch, sweat and decompress — not only to benefit their own well being, but to give back to those in need. For each yoga class attended, Dogma will donate 50 cents to the Shaw Center. The more classes attended, the more Dogma will donate. In the spirit of healthy competition, Dogma will be tracking how many classes each yogi attends, and the yogis who attend the most classes in the month of October will win prizes. Dogma will also encourage yogis to wear pink throughout the month of October in the spirit of breast cancer awareness.

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Maya Restaurant – You Dine, We Donate
The entire month of October you can reserve table #101 to have proceeds from your dinner go to Shaw Regional Cancer Center. Be sure to check out Maya Restaurant’s tantalizing menu!

So let’s all ralley and take part in these smile filled activities all in favor to raise awareness and the cure for breast cancer!

For more information on the Vail Valley,Please call Gateway to speak to one of our expert Brokers!