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Ketchum, ID named one of 2014′s Best Small Towns to Visit

Ketchum, ID named one of 2014′s Best Small Towns to Visit

Ketchum, ID, which is just next to the more popular and well known Sun Valley, is a quaint town that holds its own claim to fame as Ernest Hemingway lived and died here. Smithsonian Magazine names this Sun Valley neighbor one of 2014′s best small towns to visit.

The article talks about how miners first settled in what was originally called, Leadville, in the 1800s. What by 1880 became known as Ketchum, was one of the most prosperous mining towns in the Northwest. A mere decade or so later, however, Ketchum became known for herding sheep through its mountains. To this day, this legacy is celebrated by what’s known as the Trailing the Sheep Festival which takes place every October.

Of course, the article mentions Ketchum’s claim to fame, the great Ernest Hemingway and how visitors can check out his last house and grave. Visitors can not enter the house but may view it from afar. A memorial dedicated to the author is located one mile east of the Sun Valley Lodge.

Ketchum is also celebrated for its contribution to the arts. The small town is home to 20 art galleries.

Last but most certainly not least, is Ketchum’s winter lure…it sits at the base of Bald Mountain which is legendary for it’s fine skiing.

What is it that draws you to Ketchum and Sun Valley? Would you claim it as one of America’s best small towns to visit?

For more on Sun Valley and surrounding areas, check out the following blogs:

- Sun Valley’s Kaitlyn Farrington Wins Halfpipe Gold

- What Do You Do With Your Vacation Home in the Off Season?

- Top Ten Ski Resorts in the United States with a Vertical Rise of 3,000 feet

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Ketchum, ID named one of 2014′s Best Small Towns to Visit

Ketchum, ID named one of 2014′s Best Small Towns to Visit

Ketchum, ID, which is just next to the more popular and well known Sun Valley, is a quaint town that holds its own claim to fame as Ernest Hemingway lived and died here. Smithsonian Magazine names this Sun Valley neighbor one of 2014′s best small towns to visit.

The article talks about how miners first settled in what was originally called, Leadville, in the 1800s. What by 1880 became known as Ketchum, was one of the most prosperous mining towns in the Northwest. A mere decade or so later, however, Ketchum became known for herding sheep through its mountains. To this day, this legacy is celebrated by what’s known as the Trailing the Sheep Festival which takes place every October.

Of course, the article mentions Ketchum’s claim to fame, the great Ernest Hemingway and how visitors can check out his last house and grave. Visitors can not enter the house but may view it from afar. A memorial dedicated to the author is located one mile east of the Sun Valley Lodge.

Ketchum is also celebrated for its contribution to the arts. The small town is home to 20 art galleries.

Last but most certainly not least, is Ketchum’s winter lure…it sits at the base of Bald Mountain which is legendary for it’s fine skiing.

What is it that draws you to Ketchum and Sun Valley? Would you claim it as one of America’s best small towns to visit?

For more on Sun Valley and surrounding areas, check out the following blogs:

- Sun Valley’s Kaitlyn Farrington Wins Halfpipe Gold

- What Do You Do With Your Vacation Home in the Off Season?

- Top Ten Ski Resorts in the United States with a Vertical Rise of 3,000 feet

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Steamboat Springs Makes Number FOUR on List of 2014′s Best Small Towns

Steamboat Springs Makes Number FOUR on  List of 2014′s Best Small Towns

Jack Kerouac , an American novelist and poet once said,Steamboat Springs Makes Number FOUR on  List of 2014's Best Small Towns

      “Great laughter rang from all sides. I wondered what the spirit of the Mountain was thinking; and looked up and saw jackpines in the moon, and saw ghosts of old miners, and wondered about it. In the whole eastern dark wall of the Divide this night there was silence and the whisper of the wind, except in the ravine where we roared; and on the other side of the Divide was the great western slope, and the big plateau that went to Steamboat Springs, and dropped, and led you to the eastern Colorado desert and the Utah desert; all in darkness now as we fumed and screamed in our mountain nook, mad drunken Americans in the mighty land. And beyond, beyond, over the Sierras the other side if Carson sink was bejeweled bay-encircled nightlike old Frisco of my dreams. We were situated on the roof of America and all we could do was yell, I guess – across the night, eastward over the plains where somewhere a man with white hair was probably walking toward us with the Word and would arrive any minute and make us silent.”

Can you imagine? ” The roof of America”…..No wonder another saying states, “everything’s better in Steamboat Springs.” And no wonder…that  Smithsonian Magazine comes into agreement by making Steamboat Springs number FOUR on their list of 2014′s Best Small Towns.

As number four on their list, they mention Steamboat’s claim to fame being its dry light snow that creates champagne powder but they quickly move to the fact that Steamboat Springs is a town of music.  Steamboat Springs has a world class summer festival that brings first class chairs from all over the country to the base of this majestic mountain. However the mountain stands not alone but as part of a whole range.

Many come to Steamboat Springs for the music, which embraces just about every genre as well as the snow. What draws you to Steamboat Springs? Image by Meg from Flickr.

See Also:

-Balloon Rodeo

-Steamboat Springs Has Gone to the Dogs

- Living in Downtown Steamboat Springs

 

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Steamboat Springs Makes Number FOUR on List of 2014′s Best Small Towns

Steamboat Springs Makes Number FOUR on  List of 2014′s Best Small Towns

Jack Kerouac , an American novelist and poet once said,Steamboat Springs Makes Number FOUR on  List of 2014's Best Small Towns

      “Great laughter rang from all sides. I wondered what the spirit of the Mountain was thinking; and looked up and saw jackpines in the moon, and saw ghosts of old miners, and wondered about it. In the whole eastern dark wall of the Divide this night there was silence and the whisper of the wind, except in the ravine where we roared; and on the other side of the Divide was the great western slope, and the big plateau that went to Steamboat Springs, and dropped, and led you to the eastern Colorado desert and the Utah desert; all in darkness now as we fumed and screamed in our mountain nook, mad drunken Americans in the mighty land. And beyond, beyond, over the Sierras the other side if Carson sink was bejeweled bay-encircled nightlike old Frisco of my dreams. We were situated on the roof of America and all we could do was yell, I guess – across the night, eastward over the plains where somewhere a man with white hair was probably walking toward us with the Word and would arrive any minute and make us silent.”

Can you imagine? ” The roof of America”…..No wonder another saying states, “everything’s better in Steamboat Springs.” And no wonder…that  Smithsonian Magazine comes into agreement by making Steamboat Springs number FOUR on their list of 2014′s Best Small Towns.

As number four on their list, they mention Steamboat’s claim to fame being its dry light snow that creates champagne powder but they quickly move to the fact that Steamboat Springs is a town of music.  Steamboat Springs has a world class summer festival that brings first class chairs from all over the country to the base of this majestic mountain. However the mountain stands not alone but as part of a whole range.

Many come to Steamboat Springs for the music, which embraces just about every genre as well as the snow. What draws you to Steamboat Springs? Image by Meg from Flickr.

See Also:

-Balloon Rodeo

-Steamboat Springs Has Gone to the Dogs

- Living in Downtown Steamboat Springs

 

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Parade of Homes Saturday August 9th

Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properies is hosting a Parade Of Homes Event – Saturday August 9th from 1pm-4pm.

Ten fabulous properties will be open during this event for you to tour! Ranging from mulit-million dollar waterfront property to investment potential condominiums. The event showcases a wide variety of the properties offered by Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties.

 

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Parade of Homes Saturday August 9th

Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properies is hosting a Parade Of Homes Event – Saturday August 9th from 1pm-4pm.

Ten fabulous properties will be open during this event for you to tour! Ranging from mulit-million dollar waterfront property to investment potential condominiums. The event showcases a wide variety of the properties offered by Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties.

 

Parade of Homes

 

 

 

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Alexie Rusk Marketing Manager

COLDWELL BANKER DISTINCTIVE PROPERTIES NAMES MARKETING MANAGER

Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties is proud to announce the joining of Alexie Rusk as the Marketing Manager for it’s 5 offices serving the Grand Junction, Steamboat Springs, Vail, and Sun Valley Residential and Commercial markets.

Alexie is a recent graduate of Colorado Mesa University with degrees in both Marketing and Management.  A resident of Mesa County since 2007, Alexie grew up in Steamboat Springs and has developed a unique understanding of real estate and the lifestyles of the markets we serve.

“Lexie is a wonderful addition to our team.  With her knowledge and experience in the worlds of real estate and marketing, she will be a tremendous asset to our Agents and the offices that serve them,” says Todd Conklin, CEO of Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties.  “This type of commitment to our Agents is what has helped us to be one of Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies in the Nation.”

 

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Balloon Rodeo

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Coldwell Banker Takes Flight at the Steamboat Springs Balloon Rodeo

The weather could not have been more perfect. With a light rain around 5am, and the sun coming out just before the event, the grounds were moist and the sky was clear.

Karen and Mix Beauvais kept the western spirit of Steamboat Springs alive with their traditional western wear and even some horses!!

This year was Steamboat Springs’ 33rd Annual Balloon Rodeo, a unique experience where you can see dozens of balloons in the air at one time and maybe even get a ride in one! The balloons used to launch from our Meadows Parking Lot, however for the last few years the launch site has been from the picturesque Bald Eagle Lake. Spectators can walk, bike or take a shuttle from the Meadows Parking Lot provided free by the city.

Two of our agents John and Di James enjoyed the event with their young children at this family friendly Steamboat adventure.

Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties in Steamboat Springs sure knows how to have a good time!

 

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Parade Of Homes Saturday July 12th – Sun Valley ID

Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties Parade of Homes

Saturday July 12th, 2014  - held between 1pm – 4pm

This will be a great time to tour many of the homes, condos and townhomes we have listed in the Sun Valley, ID area.  The Parade of Homes event is something we look forward to doing 4 times a year, so we can showcase our properties and get people out touring Real Estate in Sun Valley.

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To Buy or Not To Buy: Trick Question

I came across two articles on the same day that caught my eye. The first was  Mortgage Rates: 2 Simple Charts Prove That Now Is an Exceptional Time to Buy a Home. The second article I read was 3 Reasons Not to Buy a Home Now. Most amusing was the fact that while each article was posted on […]
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