Stunning Mountain Modern Home in Beaver Creek

161 Wayne Creek | BEAVER CREEK

$3,745,000 | 4-bed | 4.5-bath | 4,616 sq.ft.




This recently remodeled 4-bedroom home is epitomizes mountain modern luxury. Enjoy a spacious floorplan with optimal privacy, just minutes from Beaver Creek Village. The backyard is a tranquil paradise with luscious gardens and cascading water features to enjoy. The heated driveway, roof, outdoor terraces and walkways make for a stress free winter. Relax in the custom sunken spa after a long day on the slopes or cozy up to the indoor/outdoor fireplace off of the expansive living area.


Free Summer Concerts | Vail Valley

Here in the Vail Valley, summer is all about being outside and enjoying the “playground” that is our home. Whether your day is spent on the mountain, the river, or in town, there is no better way to end it than to kick back and enjoy a concert. Make it a free, outdoor concert, and you just might be in heaven.

We have compiled a list of all the free concerts throughout the Vail Valley – because who doesn’t love free entertainment on a warm summer night??



Crazy Mountain Brewery’s Hot Summer Nights Concert Series
Tuesdays, June 14-August 23, Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

A local’s favorite, the Tuesday night concerts bring out all ages – bring a blanket for the lawn or grab a seat in the covered seating area. New this year – join us for Hot Summer Happy Hour, starting at 4:30pm! Come to the amphitheater early and enjoy yard games, free music, and cheap beer from Crazy Mountain Brewery! For a full line up, visit the concert’s home page.

Vail Summerfest
Friday, June 24, Mountain Plaza, Vail Village

New in 2016, Vail Summerfest invites locals and visitors to come see what events Vail will be offering throughout the summer. Of course, enjoy free music from Tony Gulizia, Marcus Miler, and Nelson Rangell. Learn more about the event here.

Bravo! Vail Free Concerts
Various evenings, June 28-August 6, Various locations

Free music sounds extraordinary all summer long, all throughout the Vail Valley.  The  Bravo! Vail Season offers free, hour-long chamber music concerts at the Vail Interfaith Chapel, The Chapel at Beaver Creek, Edwards Interfaith Chapel, and locations in Gypsum and elsewhere throughout the Valley. For a full list of events, visit Bravo! Vail’s website.

Vail Summer Bluegrass
Wednesdays, June 29, July 6, 13, & 20, Arrabelle at Vail Square

The Vail Summer Bluegrass Series is four free live bluegrass concerts. Each individual concert boasts national-level, award-winning talent and have proven to draw crowds from the Vail region, as well as visiting guests from around the world. To support our headlining talent, we have made it a priority to feature local and regional bands as well.


Minturn Summer Concert Series
Thursdays, July 7-August 25, Little Beach Park

Gather with friends to enjoy the best hidden gem in Eagle County! Minturn’s Little Beach Park offers a one-of-a-kind outdoor amphitheater experience with river side appeal. Kids can play on the near-by playground while adults meet and greet at the amphitheater.


Village F.A.C.
Fridays, June 24-August 26, Beaver Creek Plaza

New to Beaver Creek this summer, Beaver Creek’s “Friday Afternoon Club” will feature live music, shopping, ice skating and more! Try a bite from one of the local restaurants, or purchase a  beverage and soak up the summer sun at the all-new Plaza Pavilion, located at the west end of the Beaver Creek ice rink.

Beaver Creek Music Experience
Wednesdays, June 29-August 10, Creekside Park

Warm up for your free concert in Beaver Creek with Free Yoga at the base of the Bunkaroo Gondola, then heard over to experience American Roots Music with a Rocky Mountain backdrop! Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and join us Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm in beautiful Creekside Park, located just below the main village. Live music is free for all guests. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.


Friday Afternoon Club
Fridays, June 24-September 9, Maya @ Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa

Maya’s popular Friday Afternoon Club returns for the summer season on June 24th! The Maya terrace opens at 5 p.m., with the live music starting at 6 p.m. Enjoy $3 tacos, $4 beers, $6 margaritas and $7 premium spirits all while watching another gorgeous Vail Valley sunset.

Avon LIVE! Summer Concert Series
Wednesday in August, Nottingham Park

The Avon Live! Summer Concert Series returns in August offering four exceptional evenings of live music!  The Wednesday evening music series is quickly becoming tradition and features award winning national talent and provides the community an opportunity to come together and experience music, fresh and unique foods from food-trucks and enjoy a summer evening outside.


Riverwalk First Fridays Concert Series
First Fridays of July, August, and September, the Back Yard in Riverwalk

Riverwalk First Fridays is back in 2016, bringing the residents and businesses of the mid-valley communities together to enjoy live music from Colorado’s greatest jazz artists, paired with tasty fare and refreshing beverages from the valley’s most celebrated purveyors. Local vendors and merchants will line the scenic riverside promenade, and special activities for families and children will be offered throughout the summer.


ShowDown Town
Thursdays, June 30-August 11, Eagle Town Park

The Town of Eagle and Bonfire Brewing presents this popular weekly event with the free music supplemented by a host of kids’ activities to keep the whole family entertained! Picnics are welcome for these laid-back community inspired evenings.

Memorial Day Weekend Open Houses

What a beautiful day for a stroll through Vail Village. Make sure you swing through the SSF Memorial Day Vail Village Open House Tour! We have two of our listings open to see:


TALISMAN 370 | Vail Village
 $3,850,000 | 3-bed | 4-bath | 1,845+/-sq.ft.


The views from this rare 3-bedroom Talisman Condominium will take your breath away. Situated in the heart of Vail Village, this two-story unit has a nice open floorplan with a cozy wood burning fireplace. This amazing opportunity will not last long!
$1,525,000 | 2-bed | 2-bath | 1,175+/-sq.ft.


Unique top floor unit in the Holiday House right in Vail Village. Huge potential. Two-bedroom plus a large 2-room loft with it’s own living area. Lower level could be a lock-off as well. Steps to the chairlift with Vail Mountain views!
We look forward to seeing you there.

Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival



May 28 – 29, 2016

As the unofficial launch of summertime in the mountains, top barbecue chefs from around the state join local chefs in serving up mouth-watering barbecue complemented by thirst-quenching brews at the 13th Annual Beaver Creek Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival.

The Blues, Brews and BBQ event offers free admission to the Beaver Creek plaza and food and beverage are available for purchase. Musical highlights include headliners John Mayall and Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, with opening acts Gary Allegretto and Shari Puorto!

Barbecue masters from right here in Beaver Creek and all over Colorado fill the village plaza, selling all the BBQ classics – from wings to ribs, pulled pork to brisket! All barbecue vendors will be competing for bragging rights and $1,750 in cash prizes. Attendees will have the chance to vote on Saturday and Sunday to determine the People’s Choice winner for Best Barbecue Vendor. Selected winners will be crowned on Sunday at 4:10 p.m. on the main stage in Beaver Creek Plaza.

Don’t miss the Microbrew Festival on Saturday featuring more than 80 special concoctions from over 30 Colorado-based breweries! On Sunday, amateur pit masters will be able to showcase their talents at the Big Green Egg Backyard BBQ Competition.


SOURCE: Beaver Creek Mountain Resort

Homes That Are Designed To Sell

Check out this great article from our friends over at Slifer Designs sharing tips for sellers on how to make your home stand out to buyers so you can go from “for sale” to “sold” quickly!



It’s no secret that the Vail-area real estate market is hot, and Colorado overall is one of the busiest real estate markets in the country. Coupled with low interest rates, buyers are ready to make a move. Everyone, it seems, wants a piece of what we all have. However, buyers are savvy and aren’t ready to purchase a home that is lackluster and dated.

Remodeled, comfortable properties are selling, but a home that is outdated and overpriced will languish on the market. So, what’s a seller to do? We have a few tips to help make your home stand out to the flood of buyers so you can go from “for sale” to “sold.”

If the bones of your home are solid, updating doesn’t require a huge outflow of cash. We get it — it’s hard to spend a lot when you know you’ll be moving, hopefully sooner than later. There are a few styling tips that work and make your home more appealing to potential buyers. First and foremost, declutter, tidy and deep clean. Look around with a critical eye and purge — remove accessories from the tabletop, which will help your home present as stylish and clean.

Next up, de-personalize your home. A few photos and personalized accessories are fine, but you want the buyer to come in and be able see their family in the home, making their own memories. If your home feels crowded, take away a few pieces of furniture.

If you have a bit of a budget, spend it wisely where your dollars will have the most impact. Clean, updated kitchens and bathrooms make the largest impact. An update doesn’t necessarily translate into ripping out the old one and starting afresh, each project is as unique as its owner.

Again, evaluate your home. Look at it like it’s not yours. Start in the kitchen and check out your appliances. Are they in good working order? Are they clean? Are they more than 10 years old? Cabinets obviously attract the eye. Instead of replacing them, paint them. It’s amazing how much better a kitchen looks with freshly painted cabinets and new hardware. Design tip: White kitchens are red hot right now. They look modern, clean and new. Not bad for a few days of work.

Bathrooms can also make or break a sale. Make sure yours is up to par: Get rid of the horrible wooden toilet seat, and add a new medicine cabinet that is sleek and clean. Most of all, though, make sure your bathrooms are clean and clutter free — no bottles of lotions and used make up lying around. Leave the countertops clear so the bathroom looks spacious. Paint the bathroom a light color so it feels fresh, and replace old towels with fluffy, white ones. Add a scented candle and voila: You’ve created a spa-like bathroom.

Next up: your bedroom. Clear it out to make it feel like a retreat; get rid of old clothes from closets. The smaller it is, the less you want to have in it. Paint it a light, neutral color. Replace dark bedding with a white duvet and pillows. Add a punch of color with an accent pillow.

Spending time and money strategically always pays off when selling a home. It’s proven that updated properties sell faster and net the seller more. The return on investment for remodeling or updating will pay for itself.

Team Gotthelf loves to think outside of the box and will set you up with a killer design team at Slifer Designs to conceptualize smart and affordable ways to give your property a face lift before putting it on the market!



Give Local | The Cycle Effect

The Cycle Effect is one of our favorite local non-profits with a mission statement focused on empowering young women through mountain biking to achieve brighter futures and build stronger communities. Such a special group of young ladies!

If this video doesn’t make you want to get involved, we don’t know what will! Enjoy

Vail Mountain Extends Season

With nearly two feet of snow in the last week, 25 feet so far this season and powder in the forecast, Vail Mountain will extend its scheduled closing date for the 2015/2016 winter season one week to April 17. The annual Spring Back to Vail event will occur as scheduled April 8-10, including a free concert at Solaris showcasing Chris Robinson Brotherhood on Friday night and the World Pond Skimming Championships on Sunday at the base of Golden Peak.Extended-Season-Image

“Our snow conditions have just continued to get better and better throughout the month and we’ve had some of the best skiing and snowboarding of the year in the past couple of weeks,” said Chris Jarnot, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Vail Mountain, “It’s too good right now not to stay open and give our passholders the gift of another week to get out and enjoy what has been an amazing season at Vail.”

There’s still time to get one more trip in this spring. The extended season offers local and destination travelers the opportunity to book travel for one final winter ski getaway. Book online at All 2015-2016 Vail Resorts season passes will continue to be valid during the extended week.


SOURCE: Vail Resorts

Colorado’s 4 Major Ski Resorts Get Snow!

Ready or Not, Winter is Here…

Mookie the Ski Patrol Dog Enjoying the New Snow

Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone Resorts received between 7-12 inches of snow overnight, officially beginning the winter season in the mountains. More snow and cold temperatures are in the extended forecast as well! Vail Mountain is slated to begin snow making as early as today in anticipation of opening day on November 20th. YEEHAW!

Hot New Price Reduction!

161 Remington Trail | Homestead | $1,065,000

4-bed | 3.5-bath | 4,139+/-sq.ft. | 2-car garage

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Completely remodeled high end finishes. Enjoy this single-family home with 4-bedrooms and 3.5 baths in Homestead. Offered furnished. All the amenities of Homestead and Edwards close by.

For more information about this great single-family home click here.