Fall is here and the bright colors of yellow and orange are making it's appearance around the Vail Valley. We even had our first dusting of snow on top of Vail Mountain on Monday, which means excitement for the upcoming ski season.
Plan a scenic drive this weekend to enjoy the fall colors as they will probably be peaking this weekend. Here are some scenic drives you may want consider:
Battle Mountain and Tennessee Pass: Take I 70 to Highway 24 through Minturn and head south along the scenic byway. I have always thought this is one of the prettiest drives to enjoy the brilliant shades of gold and orange with a splash of red.
Located in the heart of Minturn, Colorado, this is the perfect 9,390 square foot commercial?mixed use building for sale.?Offering 5 apartments, office space on the second floor and the entire first level which can be divided to accomodate offices, retail, restaurant or a mix. This is the ideal?live/work property for owners and employees.? Minturn is located within 10 minutes of two world class year round resorts; Vail and Beaver Creek.
On the river in the quiet south side of Minturn sits a rare development opportunity.? A 2,800 square foot, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home takes advantage of the riverfront location while the front lot is empty and ready for construction.? The existing home has beautiful upgrades and was built with a high level of attention to detail.?
Those of us that live here in the Vail Valley are often looking for great places to eat that are fun for the whole family.? And Minturn, CO has a handful of fantastic places that fit the bill.? Kid friendly and reasonably priced, the following places offer something a little different and are worth the trip.
The Minturn Saloon:? A local favorite for generations!? Also famous as a destination after skiing the Minturn Mile!? Don't miss?the margaritas, chips & salsa, and?roaring fire after skiing! (970) 827-5954?
Mango's Mountain Grill:? Although?a few miles?up the road from Minturn in Red Cliff, Mango's is worth the trip.? Serving an eclectic menu, Mango's is fun for everyone (my son especially likes to play w/ the train table upstairs).? Come for food, music, &?drinks; Mango's has it all including a shuttle so you don't have to drive!? (970) 827-9109
Located along the banks of the Eagle River just 10 minutes southwest of Vail, the historic town of Minturn has kept its old west personality.? Signs of the town?s former mining and railroad identity abound amongst the shops, galleries and restaurants that line the quaint and personable Main Street.? During the winter Minturn is most known for the Minturn Mile, a backcountry ski run that takes you from Vail Mountain right past the Saloon where the chips and margaritas take the edge off sore ski legs.? In the summer, Minturn vibrates with activity from kayak races, the Minturn Jazz Festival and the Minturn Farmers Market (one of the biggest social scenes in the Valley).? The Turntable restaurant reminds us of what made Minturn a town over a century ago with a miniature train set that runs around the restaurant above the booths.