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On the Market Luxury Vail Valley Property

Wed, 08/17/2022 - 01:35

Located in the highly sought after Vail Golf Course neighborhood at 1367 Vail Valley Drive, Vail. This 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath, 3,045 sqft home is stunning. The open, free flowing floor plan is perfect for all your family gatherings while the spacious great room with striking stone fireplace serves as the focal point of the room. A charming balcony is accessed by French doors from the great room, providing lovely views east for your sunrise enjoyment. See more here

Vail Valley Hikes: The Mountains are Callings

Mon, 08/15/2022 - 23:45

To locals and visitors alike, hiking is one of the most beloved activities throughout the Vail Valley. The beautiful simplicity of getting out in the natural environment brings joy to all ages, whether its watching deer prance through a flower field or plunging into a pristine alpine lake. The thrill of adventure, fresh mountain air, and delight in reaching the peak keeps us all coming back for more. Here are a few of our teams’ favorites:

Suzi’s Choice: Missouri Lakes

Known for its spectacular cascading lakes and gorgeous wildflower display, Missouri Lakes is sure to impress even the most seasoned hikers. During the climb, hikers pass alongside a massive avalanche debris field which is a true must-see in real life. For the fisherman in your group, encourage them to bring a pole for some prime alpine fishing. During the summer, do not forget your bug spray or sunscreen as some days are quite mosquito-y and sunny.

  • Important Notes:
    • Trail Details: 9.2 mile out-and-back trail with over 2,300 foot elevation gain. 
    • Trail Head Location: take Highway 24 out of Leadville over Tennessee Pass to FSR 703 (hairpin curve), then drive to Missouri Rd and follow until you reach Missouri Lakes Trailhead parking lot
    • Dogs must be leashed

Charice’s Choice: Beaver Lake Trail

A truly beloved trail where you may catch a moose sighting, the abundance of summer wildflowers, or the rich hues autumn foliage. This trail keeps us coming back for more season after season because you’ll never experience it the same way twice. Additionally, the trail begins in Beaver Creek village so you can truly customize your experience based upon your group’s ages, abilities, and experience-levels: 1) centennial chairlift offers either a lift to the top or a ride down once you reach the top; 2) you can choose between Beaver Lake Trail or Five Senses Trailhead; and 3) your group can pack a lunch for the trail or enjoy the one of the several restaurant options in Beaver Creek village. If you are inclined to take a swim, don’t forget to pack your swimsuit!

  • Important Notes
    • 6.3 mile out and back trail 
    • No parking at trailhead, Park at Beaver Creek structure
    • This trail can get crowded during the summer, so we recommend to plan this hike on a weekday if possible
    • Can also horseback ride up the trail
    • Dogs must be leashed

Miranda’s Choice: Booth Falls 

Entering into Eagle’s Nest Wilderness, this trail winds through untouched aspen groves forests, steep rocky peaks of the Gore Range, and panoramic views of Booth Falls. The trail follows the valley floors and emerges atop the falls where you can look back and see for miles and miles. This area is the homeland for the Big Horn Sheep and another beautiful trail to catch either the summer flowers or fall leaves, so don’t forget to bring your camera. We recommend planning on hiking this trail early morning since shaded areas are far and few between. 

  • Important Notes:
    • 4.2 out and back
    • No parking at trailhead – either Gore Creek parking lot, Redsand stone or Vail Village parking structure and take the bus. Car will be towed
    • Rated moderate in difficulty, well maintained trail

Top Renovations That Increase Home Value

Thu, 07/14/2022 - 00:22

Renovating your home can give it new life and make it more appealing to buyers. You can add liveable square footage to your home or upgrade the kitchen. You may also want to consider changing the exterior. There are many different ways to increase the value of your home.

3 Ways to increase your home value 

Having a well-kept lawn and making sure you keep landscaping up will help make potential buyers feel at ease when they come to see your house. Adding flowers, fruit trees, and shrubs will give them more reason to stay longer than just a walk-through. Making small changes like adding a new door will also make all the difference in how much money you can get for it.

A home is a significant investment and it pays to know what renovations can improve its value.

The three most common renovations that can increase your home’s value are:

  • Create curb appeal
  • Installing a kitchen island or walk-in pantry
  • Build a deck
A Great Example of Curb Appeal!

It is important to keep in mind that there are a few key renovations that will increase the value of your home. Some of these renovations include adding curb appeal by painting the exterior, installing a new front door, or installing a kitchen island or walk-in pantry to increase the useability of the kitchen. Other improvements include building a deck to increase your outdoor living space.

These renovations will not only help you sell your home faster, but they will also make the house more enjoyable for you and your family! For more information on how to increase the resell value of your home, please visit us at https://gatewayland.com/!

Independence Day Celebration

Sat, 07/02/2022 - 00:15

With Independence Day just around the corner, there are many activities in Vail to choose from! Here is our weekend guide to the best activities in Vail and Beaver Creek Village. To kick things off, stop by our office for refreshments beginning at 9:30 a.m and to view our newest properties! We are located at 183 Gore Creek Drive Ste 5. in the Vail Village. Next, the annual America Days parade will begin at 10:00 a.m! The parade will begin at Golden Peak on Vail Valley Drive, then head West, and finally, end at Lionshead Mall around noon. We would advise arriving by 9:30 a.m. so that you can position yourself along the parade route. It is encouraged to take the bus or ride bikes as it helps with congestion. If you are unable to attend the event in person, you can watch the parade live from the comfort of your home by tuning into www.highfivemedia.org as well as on Roku and Apple TV beginning at 10:45 a.m.

What is a day of celebration without live music? Join us for live music performances throughout the day in the village! You can expect this music to range from Americana, to Patriotic and Rock. The musical lineup begins at 12:00 p.m and approximately ends at 2:00 p.m. More information on the lineup and location can be found at https://discovervail.com/4th/. After the lineup, at 2:00 p.m, please join us for the Annual patriotic concert at Gerald Ford Amphitheater. More information on this concert can be found at https://grfavail.com/.

To end the day with a blast, there will be a drone show lighting up the skies of Vail so long as the weather and conditions permit! This light show will begin at 10:00 p.m and will be visible from these areas below.

For more information on our latest properties and the ever-so-changing Vail market, please visit us at https://gatewayland.com/. We look forward to seeing you and we hope that you have a great Independence Day with your friends and family!