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Experience Steamboat in the Fall

Experience Steamboat in the Fall

Before the Snow transforms Steamboat Springs into a winter wonderland, Fall has it’s day in the sun, creating a true Autumn paradise. Dropping temperatures and beautiful scenery are an exceptional delight in these five locations:

Buffalo Pass is a dirt road lined with rows of alluring aspen groves just west of Steamboat Springs. This road winds eight miles up toward the Continental Divide and Summit Lake. The fall foliage is nothing short of stunning here and locals recommend hiking in the area to take it all in.Experience Steamboat in the Fall

Emerald Mountain often known by its alias, bikers haven, is a single track system allowing you to traverse through the colors of fall.

Fish Creek Falls is where the color seeking adventurer can take Fish Creek Falls Road to the top and park. Then, you’ll begin your adventure through waterfalls, Aspen trees and gentle rolling hills.

Mount Werner is the chance of a lifetime if you can catch a ride down the Gondola in the evening. This ride offers you 12 wonderful minutes of taking in all the changing colors from the South Valley to the North Valley.

Flat Top Wilderness is a long drive of 45 minutes to see Aspen tree lined roads with a beautiful walk around the base of Devils Causeway. Should you feel like hiking up to Devil’s Causeway, you’ll get a glorious view of the Flattops with beautiful fall color and turquoise water.

There are so many more places to take in the wonder and beauty of fall in Steamboat Springs, though these are five you probably won’t want to miss. Always remember, Steamboat Springs is so much more than a winter paradise; it’s truly a year round wonderland. Image by Alex Ristea Flickr Commons

SEE ALSO:
Steamboat Springs Makes Number Four on List of 2014’s Best Small Towns

Living in Downtown Steamboat Springs

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Experience Steamboat in the Fall

Experience Steamboat in the Fall

Before the Snow transforms Steamboat Springs into a winter wonderland, Fall has it’s day in the sun, creating a true Autumn paradise. Dropping temperatures and beautiful scenery are an exceptional delight in these five locations:

Buffalo Pass is a dirt road lined with rows of alluring aspen groves just west of Steamboat Springs. This road winds eight miles up toward the Continental Divide and Summit Lake. The fall foliage is nothing short of stunning here and locals recommend hiking in the area to take it all in.Experience Steamboat in the Fall

Emerald Mountain often known by its alias, bikers haven, is a single track system allowing you to traverse through the colors of fall.

Fish Creek Falls is where the color seeking adventurer can take Fish Creek Falls Road to the top and park. Then, you’ll begin your adventure through waterfalls, Aspen trees and gentle rolling hills.

Mount Werner is the chance of a lifetime if you can catch a ride down the Gondola in the evening. This ride offers you 12 wonderful minutes of taking in all the changing colors from the South Valley to the North Valley.

Flat Top Wilderness is a long drive of 45 minutes to see Aspen tree lined roads with a beautiful walk around the base of Devils Causeway. Should you feel like hiking up to Devil’s Causeway, you’ll get a glorious view of the Flattops with beautiful fall color and turquoise water.

There are so many more places to take in the wonder and beauty of fall in Steamboat Springs, though these are five you probably won’t want to miss. Always remember, Steamboat Springs is so much more than a winter paradise; it’s truly a year round wonderland. Image by Alex Ristea Flickr Commons

SEE ALSO:
Steamboat Springs Makes Number Four on List of 2014’s Best Small Towns

Living in Downtown Steamboat Springs

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Coldwell Banker Distinctive Angels Assist Higher Ground

Coldwell Banker Distinctive Angels assist Higher Ground!

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Friday August 9th, 2013 the Coldwell Banker  Distinctive Angels in Sun Valley assisted Higher Ground with the set-up for their ‘A Hero’s Journey’ dinner, held at Trail Creek in Sun Valley, ID.  Higher Ground Hero’s Journey fundraising dinner and auction with speaker Condoleezza Rice, 66th Secretary of State, was completely sold out and a huge success.  All of the participating Distinctive Agents want to give a big THANK YOU to Matt Christian for suggesting this organization for our monthly Community Service Program.

Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties would also like to THANK Erin Rheinschild and Tyra Mac for helping to set-up and coordinate the volunteers from Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties. We wouldn’t be successful at giving back if it weren’t for the key people in these organizations.

If you’d like to support Higher Ground with a donation please click on the link to their site Higher Ground SV or contact Erin Rheinschild at 208-726-9298. We are so blessed to be a part of such a remarkable community and we are so excited that our Community Service Program has been so well received by the Distinctive Angels and local non-profit organizations. Please contact Theresa Pemberton at 208-622-3400 if your non-profit organization would like to be part of this monthly outreach program.

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Grand Junction, CO September Home Tour Extravaganza!

Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties is proud to announce its recent acquisition of  Coldwell Banker Home Owners Realty! In celebration of the new addition, Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties Grand Junction is hosting a September Home Tour Extravaganza! The Tour will take place on Sunday, September the 7th, from 12:00pm-5:00pm and will showcase ten immaculate homes currently for sale or under contract in the Redlands and Fruita areas. Join our professionals at your leisure for a glimpse at what our new company has to offer, and learn how you could become the WINNER of a brand new iPad via our Distinctive Client Program! For more information about our company and current available listings, please visit our website at www.gjhomes.com, or “Like” our Facebook page www.facebook.com/CBrealtor. We look forward to seeing you there!

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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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