The summer crowds have dispersed, and we finally have the valley to ourselves once more, apart from the few visitors who come here to enjoy our spectacular fall colors.
Fall in The Castle Creek Valley
Lunch during the last few days at The Pine Creek Cookhouse (until they re-open next season) rewarded us with some gorgeous late summer scenery, with lingering wildflowers competing with the already turning aspen leaves...
Last days for lunch at The Pine Creek Cookhouse
...and the view from the deck at 33 Fall Creek, Aspen was equally rewarding.
From the deck of 33 Fall Creek, Aspen
We also had some exciting natural events such as the ‘once every 33 years’ lunar eclipse that coincided with the moon being at its closest point to Earth this year – and with our clear night skies, we were really lucky to see the entire event, beautifully captured here by local photographer, Jeremy Swanson
up on Independence Pass.
The excitement didn’t end there, with the Aspen Police doing their best to steer a couple of moose aways from the runway at Aspen Airport!
And then there was Martha Cochran, executive director of the AVLT, along with Tom Waldeck, owner of Emma Farms, and Dale Will for Pitkin County Open Space, celebrating a deal that will protect the remaining large Emma ranch in mid-valley. Despite the number of visitors to the Roaring Fork Valley slowing down to a trickle, this fall season has seen the biggest uptick in property sales, with local real estate transactions showing no sign of slowing down in Aspen or mid-valley either – and for this coming ski season, we’re predicting that the Snowmass property market activity will be off the charts.
Whether you’re planning to buy or sell, are looking for a ‘fixer-upper’ or the perfect lot to build your dream home on, call me and I’ll be happy to show you what great deals are still to be had in our beautiful valley – and now is the time to start looking as our property market is getting hotter by the day!
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