Summer Fun in the Vail Valley a Local’s Perspective

August 2020
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COVID-19 has been an interesting ride here in the mountains. We experienced the fear of the unknown and learned quickly how to adjust to be there for our clients and each other in a new way. While things were uncertain at times, we stayed optimistic that our beautiful mountain communities and lifestyle will always be desired. The promise of pent-up demand came true. Sales volume in July, for example, showed a 76% increase compared to July of last year – truly incredible!
Guided Backcountry Hikes
Walking Mountains Science Center is your guide to the backcountry. Join a trained Certified Interpretive Guide and Wilderness First Responder to discover some of the most beautiful hiking destinations in the Vail area that are only accessible via your two feet! Click on the image to find details on hikes and what to expect.
15 Restaurants with Great Patios
Outdoor dining has always been a summertime favorite. Now we cherish it a little extra, whether it means sprucing up our own backyard to include a cozy dining area or visiting local eateries a little more. Click on the image for a list of 15 restaurants in the Valley with great outdoor spaces!
A Glimpse of Vail During a Pandemic

Photo courtesy of Vail Beaver Creek Magazine

Two days after the pandemic closed Vail Mountain in mid-March, the Town of Vail hired a photographer to create a visual archive of how local life looked after the resort emptied of guests – and those who remained adapted to a new normal. Click on the image for the full article from Vail Beaver Creek Magazine.

Local Business Spotlight | Knapp Harvest
Just opened on August 1st, located in Eagle, and owned by Knapp Ranch. At Knapp Harvest, you’ll find fresh organic produce grown right here in Edward, or at their partner farm, Osage Gardens in New Castle, CO. Other products include furniture, cutting boards, beetle-kill kitchen utensils, honey, and much more – items that make home feel good! Their goal is to support the local community and provide sustainable options for its members. Click on the image to view their website, or click here to read about some of the local favorites on their shelves.
Development Spotlight
Only One Left | Hawks Nest at Upper Buckhorn Valley

Don’t miss out on these new construction duplexes. They are thoughtfully designed with main floor living, quality construction and contemporary finishes such as quartz countertops, LVP flooring and stainless-steel appliances. Open concept floor plans and expansive decks show off the Colorado landscape, boasting incredible Castle Peak views. All residences provide a 2-car garage, offering ample storage for toys to explore the BLM trails that are accessible out your front door. Reach out for more information!

We are extremely excited to announce a great opportunity for the Vail Valley and our Charitable Foundation with the kickoff to our BrightHouse Challenge! The Bright Future Foundation is currently raising funds to build their new facility, The BrightHouse, for survivors of violence and assault right here in Eagle County. Our goal is to raise $10,000 so we can provide it to the BrightHouse and receive a $10,000 match from the Tang Family! Click here for information on Bright Future Foundation and their vision for BrightHouse. Click here to help us reach our goal! (select Bright Future Foundation from the drop down menu)
Market Update
A little recap of some stand-out numbers we saw in July 2020. While the year-to-date numbers reflect a slow-down, the July comparisons show how busy the market here in Eagle County is and we expect this trend to continue! New written contracts for Slifer Smith & Frampton this July increased by 67% over last year so we can’t wait to see what the next few months bring.

Featured Properties
Highlands Slopeside Penthouse 503 $2,395,000
MLS# 1000746
3 Beds | 4 Baths | 2,101 SqFt | Residential
96 Highlands Lane #503, Beaver Creek CO
Seeing is believing as you enter into the stunning and dramatic Beaver Creek Valley vistas of Highlands Slopeside Penthouse 503. Cathedral ceilings and windows welcome you to the Colorado lifestyle you’ve been waiting for. An open, thoughtful floor plan on two levels offers privacy and spaciousness for any family or friend gathering. Situated above the Beaver Creek Village on the edge of the world-class slopes, enjoy peace and quiet, incredible mountain views in all directions and an unparall…
Vail Northwoods A15 $4,295,000
MLS# 1000592
4 Beds | 5 Baths | 1,872 SqFt | Residential
600 Vail Valley Drive A-15, Vail CO
Remodeled 4-bedroom for the modern buyer in an unsurpassed Vail location with ski-in/ski-out access to Golden Peak, a short walk to the Vail Village and just steps to the Ford Amphitheater. This Northwoods residence offers a spacious yet private floor plan with oversized windows and a large deck overlooking the Gore Creek. Mountain views greet you from every room and contemporary touches highlight the kitchen, living and bathrooms. Outdoor pool, gym, ski lockers and 2 underground parking s…
The Ascent 207 $745,000
MLS# 1000122
2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,266 SqFt | Residential
38390 HWY 6 #207, Avon CO
Find yourself in luxury at the gates of Beaver Creek in the amenity-rich ASCENT. Conveniences include private ski shuttle to Vail and Beaver Creek mountains, indoor pool and hot tub, outdoor hot tub, fitness area, ski lockers, underground parking, on-site management and multiple recreation rooms. This immaculate 2-bedroom has a spacious layout, modern finishes, air conditioning and a peaceful south-facing setting that allows for plenty of natural light. An exceptional value. Original owner…
“I knew this was going to be a professional experience. Everything went smooth and we quickly closed the sale of our new condo. Thanks Andrew “
– Chalmers
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