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Saturday, December 31, 2016

January Calendar of Events

  • 1st                New Year's Day
  • 6th               Tedx Vail
  • 8th               Beaver Creek Snowshoe Series
  • 9th               Once the Musical
  • 12th             Vail Jazz Winter Series
  • 13th             The Good Lovelies
  • 15th             Peter Cetera
  • 18th-19th    Rising Stars of Opera
  • 20th-22nd   Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend
  • 20th             Brett Dennen
  • 26th-29th    X-Games in Aspen
  • 29th             Greg Alan Isakov

Monday, November 28, 2016


Pine Cone Lodge 308


NOW $825,000
Enjoy the summer in Arrowhead while owning this top-floor two level 2-bedroom + loft condo. Bright and open this immaculately maintained property offers vaulted ceilings, expansive windows and southern exposure. The loft can be used for an office or 3rd sleeping area. The location is just steps to dining at Vista, easy access to pool and hot tub, tennis, underground parking, ski locker room, and storage closet. Great Short Or Long Term Rental Income Potential.

December Calendar of Events

1st-4th               America's Winter Opening
6th                     Colorado Gives Day
9th-11th            Vail Snow Daze
14th-16th          Skadi Vail SkiFest
16th-18th          Vail Holidaze
17th-31st           Winterfest
25th                   Christmas
30th                   LeAnn Rimes
31st                    Vail Holidaze
31st                    New Year's Eve

Monday, October 31, 2016

Get your Skis Ready!

The countdown is ON!

With opening day just 19 days away we are getting excited for the upcoming ski season. Vail is set to open on November 18th and Beaver Creek will follow on November 23rd. If you need to take some turns before then Arapahoe Basin is open for business. Keystone will open on November 4th and Breckenridge is set for November 11th. For more information visit

Hope to see you on the Slopes!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Ready for Ski Season- walk to the Eagle Bahn Gondola

Ritz Lionshead #8

Experience luxury living at the Ritz Vail. This south facing, terrace level residence offers 2 bedrooms + den allowing for more space for the family. Every element of design adheres to the highest quality featuring hickory wood floors, custom mill work, marble tile, granite counters, Bosch appliances and designer furnished. Amenity rich building with pool, hot tub, front desk, valet parking, fitness center and ski valet.

Offered at $3,250,000

Monday, October 3, 2016

New Price for Ski in/out location on Vail Mountain

600 Vail Valley Dr MV


5 bedrooms 7 bath 

Nestled on Vail Mountain with Gore Range and ski views, this rare treasure remains one of Vail's best secrets. Showing off an artisan design with vaulted ceilings, high windows, and well-lit spaces, there's also room for customization. Ski in/ski out access to Vail’s slopes and uber convenient to snow sports at Gold Peak.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Fall Events in the Vail Valley

9/27                Brendan James
9/30-10/9       Vail/Beaver Creek Restaurant Week
10/1-10/2       Vail Valley Cup Soccer Tournament
10/2                Last Vail Farmer's Market of the year
10/3                Vaud and the Villians
10/9                BMHS Zombie Fun Run
10/13              Mandolin Orange
10/15-16         Man of the Cliff
10/18              Igor Butman and the Moscow Jazz Orchestra
10/21-23         Annual Ski Swap at Dobson Arena
10/23              Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra
10/28              Beaver Creek Trick or Treat Village
10/28              K Phillips
10/29              Zombie Dash
10/31              Lionshead Trick or Treat Trot
10/31              Halloween

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Great Buy in EagleVail

Par Six F38


Just minutes to world class skiing at Vail and Beaver Creek. This 2 story, top floor 3 bedroom condo offers a quiet location with high ceilings and great space for entertaining indoors and out. Enjoy living in the amenity rich community of EagleVail with pocket parks, pool, hiking trails and golf.
Call to see today!!

Monday, August 8, 2016

August Calendar of Events

Still lots of events going on this Month!

  • 8th-14th         Vail International Dance Festival
  • 10th                Freddy Jones Band in Avon
  • 11th                 BC Rodeo
  • 11th                 Dead Horses at Minturn Little Beach
  • 12th-14th        BC Wine & Spirits Festival
  • 13th                Minturn Market
  • 14th                Vail Farmer's Market
  • 16th                Hot Summer Nights featuring Devon Allman Band
  • 17th                Todo Mundo in Avon
  • 18th                Key Cardinal at Minturn Little Beach 
  • 20th                Minturn Market
  • 21st                 Vail Farmer's Market
  • 23rd               Hot Summer Nights featuring the Motet
  • 24th               The Samples & Big Sam's Funky Nation in Avon
  • 25th                Hazel Miller at Minturn Little Beach
  • 27th                Minturn Market
  • 27th                Michael McDonald at Vilar
  • 28th                Vail Farmer's Market
  • 31st                 Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle in Avon

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

July Calendar of Events

July is jam packed with music, markets, sports activities and festivals in the Vail Valley. No matter what your fancy is there is something for everyone.

1st-3rd           Vail Lacrosse Shoot Out
1st-29th          Bravo Vail Valley Music Festival
3rd                  Salute To America Celebration
4th                  Vail America Days
5th                  Hot Summer Nights featuring Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
7th                  Beaver Creek Rodeo
12th                Hot Summer Nights featuring Soul Asylum
14th                Beaver Creek Rodeo
16th-17th       Xterra Mountain Championship
19th                Hot Summer Nights featuring Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
28th                Beaver Creek Rodeo
29th-30th       Outlaws & Legends Music Festival

Every Saturday Minturn hosts their summer Farmer's Market
Every Sunday Vail hosts Vail Jazz and their Farmer's Market
Every Thursday Minturn holds free music at Little Beach Park


Friday, June 10, 2016

Vail Valley Home sales strong at $800,000 and less

From the Vail Daily:

EAGLE COUNTY — After a slowish start to the year, the county’s real estate market seems to have rebounded. But more sales are generating dollar volume roughly equivalent to numbers recorded in 2015. According to the most recent data from Land Title Guarantee Co., transactions were fairly strong compared to 2015, but dollar volume slumped. April’s dollar volume exceeded that for the same period in 2015, with four fewer transactions. 

MORE INVENTORY NEEDED Vail Board of Realtors Chairman Kyle Denton said the strength of the market this year has been in the under­ $800,000 price range. Denton said there’s a lot of activity in that part of the market, but, as has been the case for some time, not much inventory. There’s some activity on the new construction front. A partnership is developing the Aspen Ridge neighborhood in Gypsum, part of the Buckhorn Valley subdivision. That project alone could add roughly 120 single­ family and duplex units to the town. “Gypsum is the one town with developments still to be finished,” broker Laurie Slaughter said. Slaughter, a broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Mountain Real Estate, is a longtime veteran of the down valley real estate market. She said that while the summer has started off slowly — May tends to keep families busy with school stuff, she said — Slaughter said she expects a busy summer. “We might not be as busy as last year,” Slaughter said. “We may not see as many multiple offers, just because there’s more on the market right now.”

BALANCED MARKET But Denton, Slaughter and Jim Flaum, the managing partner of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, all agreed that the market right now seems to be pretty balanced. “It’s not really a buyer’s market or a seller’s market,” Denton said. That balance means property isn’t on the market for very long. According to data from the Vail Board of Realtors, there were 131 May residential sales out of the Multiple Listing Service — which covers most, but not all, residential transactions. Of those sales, 56 came within 30 days of being listed. Most of those sales were for 95 percent or more of the original asking price. That balance, and still­ low mortgage interest rates, are driving a strong market for local buyers. “The turnout of local buyers is the strongest I can remember in my time here,” Flaum said. 

Part of the market strength is uncertainty about the future, Flaum said. It’s hard to tell just when interest rates might go up, and it doesn’t take much of a boost in mortgage interest rates to put a home out of reach of a buyer. There’s other uncertainty at work, too, from financial markets that dropped in the year’s first weeks to the collapse in the price of oil late in 2015 to the uncertainty of who might be the next U.S. President. Those questions may be leaving buyers of higher-priced homes on the sidelines. “A lot of buyers are in a wait-and-see mood,” Flaum said. “Since a lot of these buyers are looking for a second, third or fourth home, they can wait.”
The sluggishness in the high-end market — homes priced at $5 million or more — isn’t unique to the Vail Valley. The Vail Board of Realtors has data from similar groups around the state, and Denton said he’s seen softness in other resort markets, too. “We’re just not seeing the same type of (high-end) numbers we’ve seen in the past couple of years,” Denton said. The result, at least for now, is that it’s going to take more transactions for dollar volume to keep pace with 2015’s numbers. That’s going to require homes on the market priced where buyers can act.

Friday, May 13, 2016

June Calendar of Events

  • 9th-12th          Go Pro Games
  • 14th                 Hot Summer Nights featuring Cracker
  • 17th-19th        King of the Mountain Volleyball Tournament
  • 18th                 Reds, White & Brews
  • 21st                  Hot Summer Nights featuring Pilaseca
  • 23rd                Beaver Creek Rodeo
  • 24th-26th        Vail Arts Festival
  • 26th                 Vail Farmers Market
  • 28th                 Hot Summer Nights featuring 40 Oz to Freedom
  • 30th                 Beaver Creek Rodeo

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Vail Valley dining discounts are here!

Off season brings some of the best deals for restaurants and lodging.
Come spend the spring with us!

• Elway’s Vail in The Lodge at Vail will be offering a prix fixe menu now through mid-summer, with menu price points at $41, $51 and $61, based on selection.

• Flame in the Four Seasons Vail is offering a dinner for two special through Sunday, June 12. Select an appetizer to share, two entrees and choice of a family-style side for $81.50.

• La Tour Restaurant all dinner entrees priced at $22 or a two-course lunch, including one small plate and one lunch entree, for $22.

• The Left Bank Restaurant with appetizers $7 to $12 and main courses $18 to $25, open Monday through Saturday for dinner.

• Root & Flower will be serving $6 wine, $4 beer and $8 cocktail specials; $10 paninis; and $25 wine-tasting classes on Sundays and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

• Sweet Basil  $10 appetizers and $15 entrees for lunch, and two tiers of appetizers, $10 and $15, for dinner service, as well as $25 dinner entrees. 

• Montauk Seafood Grill 25 percent off all food and drink for the shoulder season. 

• Nozawa Sushi & Asian Kitchen 50 percent off all sushi rolls and dinner entrees, dine-in only.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March Calendar of Events

  • 1st-5th          Burton US Open
  • 6th                Del McCoury & David Grisman
  • 9th                Night with Janis Joplin
  • 12th              Keller Williams Band
  • 12th              SpringFest begins in Beaver Creek
  • 14th              Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl King
  • 18th              Clint Black
  • 21st              One Night of Queen
  • 26th              Beaver Creek Easter Egg Hunt
  • 27th              Easter Sunday
  • 30th-31st      Adam Trent
  • 30th-31st      Taste of Vail

Friday, February 5, 2016

Hard to duplicate Ski Access in Vail

New Price! 


600 Vail Valley Dr MV

Nestled on Vail Mountain with Gore Range and ski slope views, 600 Vail Valley Drive remains one of Vail Valley's best kept secrets. This rare, five bedroom treasure shows off an artisan design with vaulted ceilings, high windows, well-lit spaces, and room for customization. Rare ski in/ski out access to Vail's slopes and uber convenient to multiple snow sport options at Golden Peak. Two parking spaces, on-site manager, and recently reduced.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

February Calendar of Events

  • 1st                  Stars out of Bounds at VPAC
  • 3rd                Celtic Nights at VPAC
  • 6th-9th          Carnivail
  • 12th-15th      Prezifest at Beaver Creek
  • 13th               Jennifer Nettles at VPAC
  • 17th               Bill Bryson at VPAC
  • 20th               Talons Challenge
  • 19th-21st       Winter Wondergrass
  • 24th               The Producers at VPAC

Friday, January 8, 2016

Great Opportunity at the Westin!

Westin 718


Come see the new interior design at the Westin. This studio plus offers more privacy in the sitting/sleeping Area and a great view of the July 4th fireworks from the balcony. Hassle free owning at the Westin offers full service hotel amenities, pool, full service spa and fitness club. Easy access to Beaver Creek mountain.