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375 Mill Creek Circle offers the best of all worlds

Mill Creek Circle is one of those coveted addresses in Vail where once a property comes up in that area, it’s not there for long. 375 Mill Creek Circle is steps away from the base of Golden Peak and a short, flat stroll into town. Not only is the home site unique, but the home itself was built with such thoughtfulness and care to sleep 18 people but still maintains a cozy, comfortable atmosphere with custom touches throughout this Austrian chalet-style home.

“When I walked into this home I said, ‘this is one for the ages.’ We don’t know what trends will come and go, and I love the mountain modern look, too, but an Austrian chalet looking at the Gore Range with close proximity to town will never go out of style,” said Tye Stockton of The Stockton Group of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty.

At over 7,700 square feet, there’s plenty of room for seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a professional-grade kitchen, library, dining room and great room that has massive views of the Gore Range. Entertain in a media room large enough to watch a movie or the big game with your guests and play a round of pool on the billiards table. Take a dip in the pool that is open year-round, all surrounded by old-growth aspens and fencing that gives plenty of privacy.

“One thing to note about the Vail Valley market right now is that there are only 14 ski-in, ski-out single-family homes in all of Vail,” Stockton said.

“Your chances of getting your hands on any of those 14 homes are very small,” Stockton said. “Here’s one, right now. This is very rare.”

Square footage and odds aside, 375 Mill Creek Circle is a memory maker for families.

“In talking to the family that currently owns this home, the memories that they’ve created here since the mid-90s are irreplaceable. The family lives all over the place now but they talk about their time in Vail more than anything else,” Stockton said. Start making your own memories and learn more about this rare opportunity by contacting Tye Stockton at 970.471.2557.

Arrowhead Community Profile

The private gated community of Arrowhead is located in the westernmost village area of Beaver Creek Mountain. The Arrow Bahn Express (#17) provides high-speed access not only to intermediate and advanced terrain, but also serves as a gateway to the entirety of Beaver Creek Resort; Broken Arrow at the base is a popular après-ski spot. In Arrowhead, residents enjoy the tranquility of nature while maintaining access to restaurants, golf, tennis, a swimming pool and of course, skiing.

The community of Arrowhead is more than the village, though. Country Club of the Rockies members enjoy access to the private Jack Nicklaus golf course (which is a prime spot for snowshoeing and Nordic skiing during the winter months) and leisurely lunches and dinners in the public Vista Restaurant at the Club.  Anglers have private access to fish the pristine waters of the Eagle River.

Real estate offerings in Arrowhead range from slope-side condominiums and duplexes to elegant single-family houses designed with mountain aesthetic in mind. For those discerning buyers who are willing to spend the requisite seven figures on a mountain home, Arrowhead has a diversity of options sure to satisfy even the most particular taste.

Arrowhead is an established resort neighborhood perfect for avid athletes as well as those who simply want a relaxing retreat in which to sit back and enjoy the views. Find a home here and the rest of the world simply seems a bit brighter.

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Value-priced options for homebuyers in Stratton Flats

When considering buying a home, words like value, quality and amenities come to mind. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties just debuted 14 value-priced single-family homes along with 40 townhome units that are set to be built this spring in the Stratton Flats neighborhood in Gypsum.

Typical floor plans for the single-family homes include three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. Select single-family units include an unfinished basement with an option for the builder to build out up to five bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms within the property. If you buy early, you have the option to choose carpet, countertops, cabinets and flooring.

“A lot of people do see the value in buying a new home. You’re not inheriting somebody else’s wear and tear,” said Laurie Slaughter of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties.

“These homes come with a builder warranty. It’s been wonderful working with Patriacca Construction. They stand by their products and have been in the valley for 25 years,” Slaughter said. “People love the floor plans and most of all the prices.”

The single-family homes are currently priced in the low $400,000 range with the townhomes expected to start in the low $300,000 price point.

“The niche that this is going to fill is truly unbelievable,” said Rick Messmer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties. “People are chomping at the bit, especially about the product that we don’t even have yet, which is the townhome project.

“People are literally trying to get on a waitlist because this doesn’t exist – stick-built construction with one or two-car garages on-site, people want that so badly,” Messmer said.

Not only is the price right, but the monthly dues are affordable as well. For $133 per month, all of your front yard maintenance is taken care of, giving you more time to play.

And play you will. Gypsum’s warmer climate allows summer activities to go on for a bit longer. Golf, bike, hike, raft, fish, motocross, shoot, camp during the warmer days and drive up to ski or ride Vail and Beaver Creek on the cooler days.

For more information or to schedule a model home tour, contact The Stratton Flats Team at 970-306-6568 or visit www.strattonflatshomes.com.

Beaver Creek Community Profile

Beaver Creek Resort’s motto is “Not Exactly Roughing It” and those who choose to live in this gated, bespoke community certainly echo the sentiment. From the access to a wide variety of entertainment (both active and cultural) to its sweeping views and Alps-inspired homes, Beaver Creek might be as far from “roughing it” that the Vail Valley gets.

Entering through the gates gives a definitive sense of arrival. Wind past the international flags that wave in honor of the FIS World Ski Championships that have been held here and you’ll get a sense of the caliber of athleticism that is displayed here. Of course, the slopes are open to all; Beaver Creek is home to some of best beginners’ terrain-with-a-view in the state. Oh, and did we mention the cookies that are distributed daily? These chocolate chip masterpieces are a can’t miss end to the day before après. 

During the summer, these hills are alive with wildflowers and the sound of mountain bikers changing gears for challenging climbs and ascents. The Beaver Creek Hiking Center leads groups both small and large on excursions both short and epic. For those whose summers are measured by birdies and bogies, the Beaver Creek Golf Course provides challenging holes along with unparalleled views.

For those more culturally inclined, the opportunities are almost as expansive as the views. Home to the Vilar Performing Arts Center (VPAC), world-class performances are just an escalator ride away. From Grammy-award winning singer/songwriters to internationally lauded performers, VPAC hosts a diverse blend of programming throughout the year.

Just as the amenities are varied, so are the real estate opportunities. Condominiums and fractional ownership opportunities exist in some of Beaver Creek’s most lauded hotels; single-family homes (that can fit several generations) are also available if you strike while the iron’s hot: These legacy properties are precious.

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EagleVail Community Profile

If the idea of choosing between Vail and Beaver Creek is just too difficult, then perhaps a visit EagleVail is in order. Located almost equidistant between the two world-class resorts, EagleVail is more than just a great compromise location — this community has a charm all its own.

Understated and lacking in pretention, EagleVail provides almost instant access to the outdoors with tons of hiking and biking, two golf courses (an 18-hole and a par-3), tennis courts, a community pool and more. Neighbors meet up at the community garden, chat at the playgrounds or the pool. Several local favorite restaurants and a brewery are located here, providing even more gathering spots and watering holes. During the summer, EagleVail sits like an emerald in the valley with the greens of the golf courses and parks playing with the adjacent National Forest. Through it all, the Eagle River provides a natural soundtrack to the peaceful days in the sun.

Real estate here is almost as diverse as its residents: there’s a combination of single-family homes mixed in with condominiums, townhomes and duplexes. Prices range from some of the most affordable in the valley to luxury options. Access is easy as the bike path stretches both east and west to Vail and Avon (and beyond) and multiple bus stops make having a car almost superfluous.

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Lake Creek Community Profile

Tucked into the southwestern edges of Edwards, the Lake Creek Valley is one of the most sought-after areas of the Vail Valley. Historic working farms and ranches co-exist with sprawling estates, diverse single-family homes, and charming log cabins. Each property showcases its own personality making this quiet neighborhood fascinating and unique. Lake Creek Road winds along pastures with horses, cows and sheep, and diverges into both a well-maintained dirt road leading to private ranches and homes with acreage, as well as a picturesque, tree-lined, meandering road that hugs the creek for miles. Lake Creek Valley feels a world away, yet is situated just minutes from Edwards’ shops and restaurants and is an easy drive to Beaver Creek and Vail.

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Vail Village Community Profile

The jewel in the crown that is the Vail Valley, Vail Village is the original vacation destination in this stretch of paradise. Lovingly imagined and crafted by Vail’s founders, the Village has been a beacon for luxury resort living and playing, constantly refashioning itself to emerge once again as the epitome of what a year-round mountain resort can be.

During the winter, the snow-free cobblestone pedestrian streets lead skiers and snowboarders to iconic runs and the incomparable Back Bowls; during the summer, these same streets are splashed with flower baskets and welcome window shoppers and deck sitters, hikers and bikers who are enjoying a bit of liquid celebration after a full day outside. Then there are the restaurants: From iconic fine dining establishments to newer options that seem transported from the Black Forest, Vail has options for almost every palate. Gore Creek is a gathering place for fly fisherman and families who soak tired feet in the cooling waters — those families often include the furry, four-footed members, too.

Here you’ll find a wide variety of options from the condos and fractional ownership units like the impeccably rendered residences at Solaris to the true one-of-a-kind (with its own funicular!) residences that dot the mountainside. Though real estate in Vail Village is currently setting records for sale prices, don’t let the show homes on Forest Road deter you – there are still plenty of options for owning a piece of the Vail Village lifestyle.

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Contact a real estate agent

Ron Byrne & Associates

285 Bridge St, Vail, CO 81657

970-476-1987, info@ronbyrne.com

Singletree Community Profile

Those searching for the sunny side in life should head to Singletree, located just north of downtown Edwards. Here, the days seem longer, the breeze is a bit warmer and the sunsets are just a bit more photo-worthy in this well-established neighborhood. 

Singletree has a wide range of homes to suit just about any buyer including single-family homes, duplexes, townhomes and condominiums. Though size varies, many feature spectacular views of Arrowhead Mountain and the southern mountain ranges beyond.  

Convenience and amenities are hallmarks of popular Singletree. The neighborhood is close to schools, shopping, restaurants, and the mid-valley movie theater. It also offers many hiking and biking trails and is just 5 minutes from Arrowhead (the base area of Beaver Creek) for skiing and snowboarding.

The sense of community is strong in Singletree: here, neighbors chat as their dogs play at the park, families gather at the playground, the Community Center holds special events from birthday parties to wine tastings, and Harvest restaurant hosts themed dinner nights and sponsors bands.

Members of Singletree’s Sonnenalp Club enjoy a championship 18-hole golf course and one of the longest golf seasons in the Valley, or they can play tennis, enjoy the family pool, or work-out in the lap pool or beautifully designed fitness center with personal trainers. 

If a relaxed lifestyle in a vibrant community sounds like your speed, head down to Singletree to find your spot in the sun.

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Cordillera Community Profile

Situated on the northern and southern hillsides of the Vail Valley near Edwards, Cordillera is a residential enclave for those who want extraordinary views and elevated living without sacrificing amenities.

Golfers will find three 18-hole courses designed by some of the greatest names in golf–Nicklaus, Fazio and Irwin—plus the Short Course. Three restaurants mean plenty of options for an evening out or meeting with friends for drinks. An equestrian center and community center with pools and tennis courts provide opportunities for social activities; miles of hiking and biking trails that transform to snowshoeing and cross-country trails when the snow falls allow for more solitary communing with nature, if that’s the desire. 

The community is comprised of four distinct neighborhoods with homes of various sizes; most are in the 3,000 – 5,000 square foot range on larger plots of land. The overall atmosphere brings to mind elegant European alpine architecture with plenty of light; it’s not surprising when the desire to enjoy the wide, sweeping vistas are taken into account. For those who prefer to bring their own architectural dreams to fruition, there are parcels ranging from one to 35-acres, perfect for designing a dream home that will be enjoyed by many generations.

With an enviable location just 25 minutes from Vail and 15 minutes from Beaver Creek, Cordillera living means venturing afield is a choice, rather than a necessity. Then there’s the open space: 3000 acres, to be exact. With an additional 7200 acres bordering U.S. Forest Service lands, you’ll count elk, deer, foxes and various avian species as your neighbors when living at Cordillera. It’s this beautiful blend of feeling so close, yet so far away, that brings couples and families through the gates and home to Cordillera.

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From the real estate experts

“Cordillera offers an unlimited supply of endless beauty and recreation.  With over 7,000 acres nestled into the Valley’s mountains, Cordillera offers something for everyone, regardless of the season.” – Malia Cox Nobrega, 970.977.1041, malia@vailluxurygroup.com

Breathtaking vistas envelop your senses, three world-class championship courses call you to play, cross country ski trails and hiking trails beckon, a ski club in Vail Village pampers the downhill skier, and a plethora of social activities provide opportunities to create life-long friendships.  We welcome you to visit our Cordillera listings at cordilleraluxury.com.”

– Barbara Scrivens, C  970.471.1223 |O  970.476.7944, barbarascrivens.com.

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West Vail Community Profile

Perhaps one of the most misunderstood areas of Vail, the question of West Vail is not what it is, but what it isn’t. Where does it start? Where does it end? Truthfully, West Vail encompasses a larger area than East Vail and both Vail Village and Lionshead. But it’s when you’re surrounded by the dense forests and meandering streets of this area that you truly feel the expansiveness of this neighborhood.

Perhaps it’s the fact that West Vail offers properties on both the northern and southern hillsides, both with its own attractive elements. While the northern side offers extended periods of sunshine and views of the resort, the southern side provides a verdant playground with meadows and lush alpine groves. West Vail is also home to shops and restaurants that are second-homes to locals and those-in-the-know; of course, the attractions of Lionshead and Vail Village are just a short drive or free bus ride away. 

 

Homes here range from condominiums to single family homes, some designed with as much character as the characters that built them. Micro-neighborhoods like Potato Patch and Red Sandstone hold stories from the dawn of Vail; others share their tales in whispers rather than shouts. But no matter where you choose to plant your stake, West Vail is an area for big dreams worth exploring. 

From the real estate experts

“With both us having lived in the valley for decades, since 1976 for Larry and 1992 for Pete, and both of us having been residents of West Vail, we know these neighborhoods like the back of our hands.  We’ve skied the hillsides, floated the creek, ridden the trails.  The knowledge and understanding we’ve gained from our time here and the bits and pieces from hundreds of clients over the years is perhaps unrivaled in our business.

We understand the developments, the homeowners associations and the individual homes. 

Our philosophy has always been to work in today’s market realities, and our goal to achieve the best results for our clients.  Our recent and long-term success is a testament to this.  If you are thinking of selling or buying anywhere in the valley, from East Vail to Gypsum, please contact us.”

Pete Denise and Larry Agneberg, keytovail.com

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