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Work force housing expo

addresses community need
For the Trail-Gazette
any of the people who are
important to
keeping Estes
Park businesses running
smoothly have, over the
years, found it increasingly
difficult to live where they
work. To help out, the


Estes Park Board of Realtors, the Estes Park Housing Authority and the Town
of Estes Park joined together and hosted a work force
housing expo on Tuesday,
Nov. 11. The expo brought
together numerous
resources to acquaint
potential work force rent-

ers and homebuyers with
useful information and
tools to make it easier to
find the home they desire
in the Estes Valley.
The “drop-in” format provided an opportunity to
Courtesy Photo
The Nov. 11 work force housing expo brought together memcomfortably chat with a
See EXPO, pg. 11 bers of the local work force and resources to find housing.

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Music &

• Nov. 21: Bob Smallwood.
Acoustic. Coffee on the Rocks.
• Nov. 21: Ray Young. Jazz
Piano. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6
• Nov. 21: Karaoke. Lonigans
Pub. 9 p.m.
• Nov. 22: The Four Horns & the
Q2 Strings. Chamber Music.
Shepherd of the Mountains
Lutheran Church. 3 p.m.
• Nov. 22: Vic Anderson.
Western Americana. Coffee on
the Rocks. 5 p.m.

• Nov. 22: Ray Young. Jazz
Piano. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6
• Nov. 22: Sean Flynn. Acoustic.
Rock Inn. 6 p.m.
• Nov. 22: Karaoke. Lonigans
Pub. 9 p.m.
• Nov. 23: William Westney.
Piano. The Stanley Hotel. 2 p.m.
• Nov. 23. Jon Pickett. Rock Inn.
5 p.m.
• Nov. 25: Open Mic. Ed’s
Cantina. 7 p.m.
• Nov. 26: Colin Kelly. Acoustic.
Rock Inn. 6 p.m.
• Nov. 26: Trivia Night. Longz
Mountain Grill. 6:30 p.m.

• Nov. 26: Open Mic. Lonigans
Pub. 9 p.m.
• Nov. 28: Bob Smallwood.
Acoustic. Coffee on the Rocks.
• Nov. 28: Ray Young. Jazz
Piano. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6
• Nov. 28: ReIntarnation.
Bluegrass. Rock Inn. 8:30 p.m.
• Nov. 28: Karaoke. Lonigans
Pub. 9 p.m.
• Nov. 29: Vic Anderson.
Western Americana. Coffee on
the Rocks. 5 p.m.
• Nov. 29: Just Jill. Acoustic.

Rock Inn. 6 p.m.
• Nov. 29: Mountain Town
Rockers. Rock. Marys Lake
Lodge. 6 p.m.
• Nov. 29: Ray Young. Jazz
Piano. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6
• Nov. 29: Karaoke. Lonigans
Pub. 9 p.m.
• Nov. 30: Pan Nation. Steel
Drums. The Stanley Hotel. 2
• Nov. 30: Neal Whitlock.
Acoustic Folk. Rock Inn. 5 p.m.
• Dec. 3: Trivia Night. Longz
Mountain Grill. 6:30 p.m.
• Dec. 3: Open Mic. Lonigans

Pub. 9 p.m.
• Dec. 4: Ladies Night with the
Mountain Town Rockers. Estes
Park Resort. 6 p.m.
• Dec. 4: Open Bluegrass Jam.
Rock Inn. 6 p.m.
• Dec. 5: Ray Young. Jazz Piano.
Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6 p.m.
• Dec. 5: Blues Doctors. Live
Album Recording. American
Legion. 7 p.m.
• Dec. 5: Oratorio Society
Holiday Concert. Estes Park
High School Auditorium. 7 p.m.
• Dec. 5: Lineage Music Project.
Six Piece Bluegrass Band. Rock
Inn. 8:30 p.m.

William Westney makes his Estes debut
By Lanty McCartney
Special to the Trail-Gazette
r. William Westney will make his
Winter Music
Festival debut on
Nov. 23, in his first appearance with the Winter


Series. Westney is an
American classical pianist,
author, an internationally
noted educator and holds
two endowed positions at
Texas Tech University.
The classical piano concert begins Nov. 23 at 2

p.m. in the Stanley Hotel
Music Room located in the
main building.
Admission is $10 at the
door, or save by subscription and purchase a block
of ten tickets for $80, which
are good for the concert of

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Children and students
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This concert is sponsored by Walt and Nancy
William Westney came to

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game from page 6
ments. With exception of
Dec. 4, Game Nights at the
museum will take place on
the second Thursday of
each month from January
through March from 6 to 8
Located at 200 Fourth
Street, the Estes Park
Museum galleries are open

on Fridays and Saturdays
from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
and Sundays from 1 until 5
The mission of the Estes
Park Museum is to collect,
interpret and preserve
local history, as well as to
present exhibits, programs
and events for the educa-

expo from page 9
tion and benefit of residents and visitors of all
For more information
call the Estes Park Museum at 970-586-6256 or visit
the museum’s website at
Admission to the gallery is

westney from page 10
Yale University School of
Music with highest honors.
Westney is the Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Piano and the Eva Browning
Artist-in-Residence at Texas Tech University, and has
also held guest professorships in Taiwan, Korea and
Westney has soloed with
such major orchestras as
Houston Symphony, San
Antonio Symphony and
L’Orchestre de la Suisse
Romande, and his recording of music by Leo Ornstein made Newsweek
Magazine’s “Top 10” list.
He has given recitals in Italy, France, England, Denmark, Iceland, Finland,
Korea, Singapore, Taiwan
and throughout the U.S.
Critics have described his
performances as “riveting”
and “refreshing”.
Dr. Westney’s innovative
ideas as a music educator
have been profiled in The
New York Times and have
had worldwide impact.
Among the venues for the
hundreds of workshops he
has given internationally
are Central Conservatory
(Beijing), Royal College of
Music (London), University of Music and the Performing Arts (Vienna), Victorian College for the Arts
(Melbourne), Kennedy
Center for the Performing
Arts, Juilliard School, Sibelius Academy (Helsinki)

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Classical pianist Dr. William
Westney will make his Estes
Park debut Sunday at the
Stanley Hotel.

and many more. He was
the recording artist and
editor for two recent volumes in the “Schirmer Performance Series” – etudes
by Burgmüller and Heller –
and a third volume (Lyric
Pieces by Grieg) was
released in 2013. Westney’s
groundbreaking book The
Perfect Wrong Note (2003)
is an international bestseller and was described by
Library Journal as a “wellthought-out approach . . . to
which many aspire but
which few attain”.
Westney’s performance,
in the music room, on the
historic Steinway piano will
• Hayden: Variations in F
minor, Hob. XVII:6
• Mendelssohn: Rondo
Capriccioso, op.14

property manager, a Realtor, an appraiser, a lender,
and banks and mortgage
companies. A representative from the Town of
Estes Park talked about
the programs they offer to
assist with home ownership and the housing
authority discussed the
down payment assistance
program it manages in
cooperation with the Estes
Park Board of Realtors.
“Businesses need workers and workers need a

• Nikolai Kapustin: Preludes, op. 53, #3,4,5,12
• Robert Schumann:
Grand Sonata in F-sharp
minor, op. 11
• I Introduzione (Un
poco adagio)/Allegro vivace
• II Aria
• III Scherzo ed Intermezzo (Allegrissimo)
• IV Finale (Allegro un
poco maestoso)


The Nov. 30 concert
moves back to the Stanley
Hotel Concert Hall. Bring
your out of town Thanksgiving guests and friends
for the return one of the
music festival’s most popular concerts of last season
featuring the exuberant
and extraordinarily talented Pan Nation Steel Drum
Ensemble. Steel Drums, or
“Pans”, originated in the
Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago, and have
proved to be astonishingly
versatile in the performance of classical, Latin,
jazz and many other genres
of music. Don’t miss this
exciting young group of
musicians. The Pan Nation
program has something for
For more information,
contact the music festival
business office at 970-5869519 or visit www.estes

place to call home. The
goal of the work force
housing expo is to aid the
entire community by letting people know about
the many tools available
for meeting those needs,”
said Mary Murphy, board
member with the Estes
Park Board of Realtors.
For more information,
contact Tami Doering at
the Estes Park Board of
Realtors, 970-586-6628 or



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Third Peak to Peak concert to be Saturday
For the Trail-Gazette
ecause Estes
Park and the surrounding valleys
seem to be a magnet for professional musicians, the Peak to Peak
Concerts Series was established last year to showcase some of their individual talents. The sponsors of
these free, chamber music
concerts, the Oratorio Society of Estes Park (OSEP)
and the Allenspark Community Cultures Council
(ACCC) scheduled seven
monthly concerts last year
and have added two more
this year. This month the
third Peak to Peak concert
in the 2014-2015 series will
feature two of last year’s
favorite ensembles.
Local residents will once
again be able to enjoy
music by the Q2 Strings
and The Four French
Horns on Nov. 22 at 3 p.m.
at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church
(SMLC) at 2000 Ptarmigan
OSEP seems to be one of
the magnetic fields that
draw musicians to Estes.
The five Q2 string players,
who have been sight-reading chamber music together for several years, are the
key members of OSEP’s
string section. Each of the
five brings a different
degree and type of musical
experience with him or her.
Mary Jo Andrews has
been the mainstay of the
cello section since 1995.
Marti DeYoung, originally
a cello student in the Fort
Collins schools, graduating
with a music degree from
CSU and playing in the
Fort Collins Symphony,
retired to Estes from teaching school orchestras from
4th- 12th grades, mostly in
Michigan. She plays whatever string instrument is
needed! Kathy Hornbein
allowed her student viola to
languish in the closet while


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Q2 Strings, from left, Jeff Tyler, Karen Olson, Mary Jo Andrews, Kathy Hornbein, and Marti

University of Illinois. These
five and their coach, Claudia Hook, first viola in the
orchestra who retired to
Estes from a career as a
university string teacher
and chamber musician in
Cleveland, have dedicated
their last few rehearsals to
polishing one of their favorite quintets, Mozart’s beautiful Quintett in c minor,
K406. They want to be sure
everyone loves Mozart as
much as they do.
Similarly, the Village
Band magnetically attracts
wind players to the area.
The band has recently
Courtesy Photo acquired, not one, not two,
Four French Horns , from left, Scott Anderson, Jerry Brubak- not three, but four horn
players. Most band direcer,Carolyn Lavallee, and Julie Esposito.
tors are delighted to boast
two or three, but Chuck
she practiced medicine as a With her husband’s career Varilek, the primary direcpediatrician in the Seattle
moves, she enjoyed playing tor of the Village Band, has
area. OSEP and then Q2
in civic symphonies in sev- been quick to tell his peers
inspired her to take it up
eral states. And finally, t
in the region,“We have four
again when she and her
The first four members
horns, good ones.” The
Mountain-Climbing husof Q2 talked the OSEP
OSEP Orchestra quickly
band retired to Estes Park. Orchestra’s long-standing
adopted them as well.
Karen Olson holds a
and talented concertmasThe Village Band’s
degree in music education ter, Jeff Tyler, into making remarkable horn section
and before retiring to Estes the Q2 quartet into a quin- began to take shape when
Park had a private studio
tet. Before coming to
Scott Anderson, the Village
teaching Suzuki violin to
Estes, Tyler had been a
Band’s and OSEP’s tenor
students age 2 ½ to 16.
computer analyst at the
soloist, who also sings in


several choral groups in
Estes, but who majored in
French horn performance,
decided he missed playing
his French horn. As soon
as he found a horn to play,
he joined the band. Next,
Carolyn LaVallee magically
showed up at band rehearsals with her French horn
and Julie Esposito followed
close behind. Esposito, a
Missouri native, graduated
in music from both Truman State University and
Bowling Green State University. Since many band
arrangements are written
for four horns, the band
directors then began to
anticipate a much wider
repertoire. Finally, Jerry
Brubaker, the fourth horn
to arrive (just last year),
completed the quartet. He
knows arranging. He is an
exclusive composer and
arranger for Alfred Publishing Co. Inc., having
published over 300 works
for band, symphony
orchestra and chorus. With
a bachelors degree from
the Eastman School of
Music and a masters from
The Catholic University of
America, he served for 30
years in the United States
Navy Band in Washington,
DC, as a French horn soloist and, ultimately, as the
Navy band’s chief composer/arranger. Whenever he
thinks one of the Four
Horns’ arrangements need
improving, he simply
rewrites it.
The Four Horns’ portion
of the program will include
a wide variety of pieces,
from the classic composers, Bach, Mozart, and
Bruckner, to a traditional
hunting song, themes from
Jurassic Park and Harry
Potter, and a bit of Christmas music too! They have
chosen music to entertain
as well as to inspire.
The greatest magnetic
force keeping so many tal-

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he recent weather
made me realize it is
time for me to start
wearing T-shirts. I
know most people wear them
nearly all the time and certainly during the summer. I
don’t, I put on a T-shirt under
my long sleeved shirt when
it starts getting cold. I wear
long sleeved shirts and long
pants, year ‘round, and boots.
I can’t think of a time when
I’ve owned a pair of flip-flops.
I wear a hat, commonly
called a cowboy hat all the
time, straw in the summer,
felt in the winter. On really
cold days, if I”m not going to
be riding in amongst snow
laden trees, I might wear a
cap with earflaps. Lately, I
occasionally wear a baseball
cap, but that has only happened in the past couple
years or so.
I guess I’m pretty much set
in my ways. There are reasons why I’m so stubborn
about what I wear. Let’s start
with why I wear a western
hat, with it’s large brim.
My dad(Pops) was helping
work some cows for George,
a friend of ours. A cow made
a beeline toward the gate and
Pops got his horse in front of
the cow, they got knocked
down and he ended up with a
badly broken arm. Right in
the middle of haying season.
Pops ran the International,
pull type baler, behind an M
tractor with a PTO that shut
off when you pushed in the
clutch. He couldn’t shift the
tractor into neutral quickly
enough when the windrow
got heavy and you had to
stop, or slow down, yet keep
the baler going at the same

Ride Easy

Victor T. Anderson

I had to take over the baling. It meant I would have to
clean out the bale chamber,
or the pickup reel whenever
the baler got plugged up.
Pops said I should wear a
cap, so it wouldn’t be
knocked off my head when I
climbed in and out of the baler. It made sense, so I had on
a ball cap the first day I started baling.
We were baling for the
same fellow Pops was helping with the cow work. My
first morning with the baler,
George was harrowing a
field right next to the hayfield. There were hundreds
of sea gulls following him
around, feeding, flying
ahead, feeding again, etc.
They didn’t stay directly
above the field George was
on. They flew above the hayfield as well.
One of them, directly over
my head, not thirty minutes
after I started baling, had to
defecate. Right down the
back of my neck. I don’t
think it even left a mark on
my cap or shirt collar. It was
a direct hit.
I got cleaned up, threw
that cap away, and put my
brimmed straw hat on. If a
seagull tried that again, it
would have to figure the trajectory exactly right to get a
direct hit under that brim
and down my neck.
See ya Friday evenings @
Coffee On The Rocks, 5-7
Ride easy pard.


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Estes Park KOA wins major
award at annual convention
For the Trail-Gazette
he Estes Park KOA
Campground has
been awarded the
2015 KOA Presi-


dent’s Award by Kampgrounds of America, the
world’s largest system of
family-friendly campgrounds. The award was

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Best Western Plus Silver Saddle receives
hotel chain’s highest award for quality
For the Trail-Gazette
he Best Western
Plus Silver Saddle in
Estes Park, Colorado has received the
Best Western Chairman’s
Award, the hotel chain’s
highest honor for outstanding quality standards. The
Chairman’s award recognizes Best Western International hotels with a cleanliness and maintenance
inspection score in the top
5 percent of more than 2100
North American properties.
Hotels must also meet Best

Western’s requirements for
design and high customer
service scores to qualify for
the award.
“Receiving the Chairman’s Award from Best
Western is a tremendous
honor,” explains Cory
Blackman, General Manager. “This award demonstrates the Best Western
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Plus Silver Saddle manageBest Western Plus Silver Saddle has been recognized for its
ment and owners commitservice.
ment to providing quality
accommodations for our
guests. Our staff has
level of excellence.”
Thompson Avenue, the
worked hard to achieve this
Located at 1260 Big
Best Western Plus Silver


Saddle is owned by Laurine
and Wally Burke. The
Burke’s have been providing superior hospitality at
the Silver Saddle since
1964. The property features
63 guest rooms, conference
space for groups up to 75
people, a fitness center,
indoor spa and a heated
outdoor swimming pool.
The entire property and
grounds are non-smoking.
Every guest at the Best
Western Plus Silver Saddle
is treated to a complimentary hot breakfast buffet.

concert from page 12
been regularly attending
and supporting musical
performances over the
years. These regular

ented musicians in Estes
Park is the consistent support of a large body of loyal
music patrons who have

Each Office Is Independendlty Owned and Operated

patrons infuse the cultural
climate with new energy
every time they show their
appreciation. OSEP and the

ACCC hope to see it happen again at this Peak to
Peak Concert at 3 p.m. this
Saturday at SMLC. The

concert is free, but the
musicians’ will gratefully
accept donations to defray
the costs.

970-586-4425 • 800-726-1405 • 320 East Elkhorn, P.O. Box 4130. Estes Park CO 80517

Where the Estes Valley has been coming for real estate solutions since 1985

updated 3 bdrm ranch style home in Estes
Park. Well maintained w/numerous updates. Livingrm
w/fireplace, hrdwd floors, office, family rm. Fenced
yard w/patio. Nice find for the price!
340 5th St

.56 acre Zoned coMMercial TourisT
Current plans for storage units avail for review, or
could make a great shop/cafe/art studio, w/living
quarters on 2nd flr. Owner financing avail.
7840 County Rd 43, Glen Haven

Premier detached condo in golf course community.
2 master stes, Great room w/ fireplace, family room,
office & separate entrance.18x16 deck w/ Longs Peak
view. Lovely landscape.
1200 Fairway Club Cir.

shorT sTroll To downTown 3 bed *
2 ½ bath at “The Willows” offers spaciousness &
dimension*vltd ceiling*Lg Master Bedrm/Bath*Dbl
Garage*Small, Strong Association
300 Far View Dr #3

BeauTiful loT with great views & easy access. 1.59
acres. Rock outcroppings on gentle sloping wooded lot
only 3 miles from town.

charMinG 6 rM B&B nestled in towering pine
trees. 3 sep structures on 1.75acres w/orig period
detail. Fully furnished incl. antiques! Use as B&B, an
investment, or residence.
1060 Marys Lake Rd

BriGhT, sunny hoMe 4 bedroom, 3 bath.
Fantastic views of Long’s Peak, 2 X 6 construction, lots
of deck space. Horse property inside city limits. 3 stall
barn & tack area.
680 Pinewood Dr

Private mountain setting, tucked in the trees, over
1 acre in Estes Park. Open floor plan, wood floors,
vaulted ceilings, 2 car garage. 360 degree views. Room
to build another house.
1460 Prospect Mountain Dr

newer estes Park cabin nestled in the pines. 2
story great room w/fireplace. Hardwood floors, hickory
cabinets & granite counters, Furnishings avail., seller will
consider a trade!
1880 Sketchbox Ln 2

Black canyon furnished condo. Superb
mountain location. Overlooking Macgregor ranch, mountain
views are some of the best in Estes Valley.Inground pool,
fabulous restaurant on site.
800 MacGregor Ave C1


19 Juniper Ln


One more chance to see
‘A River Runs Through It’
For the Trail-Gazette

A scene from “A
River Runs
Through It”
depicts the
young MacLean
brothers flyfishing.


ast week, the Estes
Valley Library partnered with Reel
Mountain Theater
for a one-night screening of
the film “A River Runs
Through It”. Inside, attendees enjoyed the beautiful
film within the warm and
cozy theater. But outside, it
was an evening of subzero
temperatures and wintry
driving. That night’s weather conditions kept many
movie-goers away who had
hoped to see this special
With that in mind, Reel
Mountain and the library
have arranged for one
more showing of the film.
Once again, admission is

free for those who show
their library card at the
ticket counter. This time,
the showing will be a matinee on Wednesday, Dec. 3
at 1 p.m.
“A River Runs Through
It”, rated PG, was selected
as a feature this season for

its tie-in with One Book
One Valley and the book
“The Big Burn”. Norman
MacLean wrote the novella
that inspired the film —
and he also wrote “Young
Men and Fire”, a book that
greatly helped to inform
our understanding of the

Montana, spending much
of their time fly fishing.
The sons of a minister
(Tom Skerritt), the boys
eventually part company
when Norman moves east
to attend college, leaving
his rebellious brother to
Courtesy Photo
find trouble back home.
When Norman finally
returns, the siblings
resume their fishing outings, and assess both their
past and their futures.
The public is invited to
history of wildland firethe Dec. 3 matinee at Reel
Mountain Theater in StanAs a film, “A River Runs
ley Village, free for library
Through It” centers
around the story the
For more information
Maclean brothers, Paul
about this or other upcom(Brad Pitt) and Norman
ing events, visit estesvalley(Craig Sheffer), who live a or call (970)
relatively idyllic life in rural 586-8116.


523 St. Vrain Lane
Estes Park, CO 80517




Ideal Mountain Home on 1.47 Acres

Over 2800sf of comfortable living in this 3bed/3bath
home. Open fl plan, main fl master suite, mud room,
+ sunroom w/hot tub. Kitchen w/ abundant storage &
stainless appliances, separate dining & living room w/
efficient wood stove. 2 garages & shop = space for all
your toys & hobbies. Rock outcroppings, mature trees
& views create an ideal mountain home.

631 Sanborn Drive

Private Mountain Getaway

Enjoy true mountain living. Forested acreage, Aspens, and
wildlife on 4+ acres. Tucked into the mountainside this
2 BR cabin has everything you need for full-time living
or a weekend retreat. Spacious kitchen w/breakfast bar
and dining room. Living room has gas stove and picture
windows. Three decks overlooking the creek. Backs to
National Forest.

635 Waltonia Road

Remodeled Mountain Cabin

On the Big Thompson River, enjoy the open floor plan
in this 1028 Sq. Ft. cabin with 3 bdrms, 1 bath on a 1.24
acre lot with river frontage. Many upgrades including
a newer roof, new carpet, recently painted interior &
exterior, some new windows, upgraded electrical panel,
bathroom upgrades, new lighting fixtures, new stove &
refrigerator. Move in Ready...

56 Big Pine Lane

Little Valley Log Home

Great log home with the best views in town. This home
has it all - gorgeous log exterior, expansive views, large
open floor plan, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and much more.
Sitting at 8400 feet in altitude you can see it all…the
Roosevelt National Forest all around you and Rocky
Mountain National Park just minutes away.

3855 Star Way


3,512sf Custom Ranch

Updated top to bottom w/ Granite, new appliances, paint
& carpet, Brazilian Cherry floors & an incredible spa-like
master bath, this 4 bed/3 bath has the ultimate upgrades.
Mature trees with large yard & nearly 900sf deck where
you can relax and renew, and the 3 car 988sf heated garage
is just the icing on the cake. Close to town with that out
of town feel.

1069 Pine Knoll Drive

Perfect Blend of Beauty and Efficiency

Like new 3 bed/4 bath Mountain Contemporary nestled in the
trees. Quality throughout w/ polished Travertine tile floors, 2
Master Suites w/ in-floor heat in the baths, 2 gas fireplaces, huge
windows, stainless appliances & more. Open floor plan & huge
windows bring the outdoors in, spacious deck to enjoy views &
private serenity on the Little Thompson River.

21 Pima Road

Two for one!

Delightful 2 bed/1 bath cottage PLUS a 1 bed/1 bath
cabin on nearly 1/2 acre. Cottage features wood floors,
light filled living room & full bath with claw foot tub &
family room w/ wood burning stove. Cabin has kitchen,
1 bed & 3/4 bath. With mature trees & views of Lumpy
Ridge this is a great income property, weekend retreat
or full time home plus rental.

511 Ponderosa Drive

Lumpy Ridge View

Open living and great location near RMNP and YMCA make
this an ideal choice for your new Estes Park home. Just above
the Big Thompson, enjoy strolls along the river, evenings fly
fishing. Light a fire in your moss rock fireplace. Enjoy Lumpy
Ridge views from big deck and fenced yard for your dogs. This
comfortable move-in ready home has lots of storage and an
oversized garage.

1071 Marys Lake Road


523 st. Vrain Lane
estes Park, CO 80517

Custom Home with “Big” Views

This beautiful home boasts 4000+sf of quality finishes,
with gourmet kitchen, media room, & living room w/
fireplace. Main floor spa-like master suite with access to
spacious deck. Downstairs you’ll find a family room, 2
beds & bath. Borders National Forest for endless hiking
but the view of Longs Peak & The Divide from the deck
may keep you right at home.

29 alpine drive

secluded Mountain treehouse

14+ serene acres of views/wildlife/private forests &
hiking. Top to bottom remodel w/ view windows, vaulted
ceilings, new rustic-style cabinets, tile counters; Greatroom
w/ moss rock fireplace, loft w/ office & 2nd BR. Master
suite has jetted tub, vessel sink & private dressing area. A
wonderful full time residence or mountain getaway w/ all
the amenities.

162 arrowood drive

Big Views

Nearly 1800sf walk-out ranch features gorgeous kitchen w/
hickory cabinets, granite counters & maple floors, stone
fireplace in living room, 3 main level bedrooms & full bath.
Lower level features theater-ready rec room & wet bar, 3/4
bath, lots of storage & 2-car garage. Views to Longs Peak
& Twin Sisters from the deck provide respite from the busy

Mountain Craftsman

A masterpiece in design and craftsmanship on beautifully
landscaped 1.39/acre site. Views of The Continental Divide,
Black Canyon and Lumpy Ridge dominate every room.
Nearly 4000sf of living space with beautiful architectural
details, hardwood flooring throughout, original Arts & Crafts
style lighting, custom cabinetry, stained glass accents, tiled
fireplaces and arched entries.

1382 deer Path Ct

1230 Brook drive

Distinctive mountain retreat on private 7.88-acres
with over 12,000sf of luxurious living. Dream
kitchen includes family dining, wood-fired pizza
oven, huge island, fantastic storage & double ovens.
Entertaining for 100+ is a breeze with separate
commercial kitchen, ample dining and over 2,000sf
of covered verandas. Media room, amazing rec-room
with stage & 50s diner, fenced gardens, 4-garage
bays plus shop. Big views, rock outcroppings and
native stone waterfalls...tranquility at every turn.


stunning, timeless retreat on
9+ acres

This Westover-built 4 bed/4 bath has been totally transformed into
a timeless beauty that includes the high end finishes you desire.
Custom wood work throughout, gourmet kitchen, Thermador
appliances, granite counters & a one-of-a-kind entertainment bar.
Soaring greatroom features massive moss rock fireplace and inviting
decks. Splendid seclusion awaits...

1732 devils Gulch

Classic Cabin with tHe View

Relaxing historic cabin w/ HUGE views of Longs Peak &
the Continental Divide. Well cared for 2-bedroom cabin,
w/ living room & stone fireplace, spacious kitchen/dining
& view windows. Walk to Rocky Mountain National
Park w/ downtown just minutes away. For summer hiking,
biking & relaxing or a successful summer nightly rental,
you’ve found the perfect place.

3005 Grey Fox drive
serenity at
Cedar ridge…

2211 High drive






stake Your Claim in Colorado

300+ acres w/ river frontage, pristine forest, meadows,
streams & mountain views. Build your dream home
w/ privacy, huge views, endless hiking & outdoor
activities right out your front door. Borders National
Forest w/ endless fishing/hunting, rock climbing, mtn
biking, etc. Subdivide, build your retreat or put into a
conservation easement for tax benefits.

2127 Us Highway 34

Balanced rock

Just completed! Gorgeous two story condo w/2 master
suites situated among the trees with huge views of the Black
Canyon and Lumpy Ridge. Greatroom with gas fireplace, 2
decks, granite, tile, stainless appliances and beautiful finishes
throughout. Great second home and huge rental potential.
Close to town and hiking make this an ideal Estes Park getaway.

800 MacGregor avenue H-4

Home + shop

Divide Views and mature landscaping provide a tranquil
setting minutes from downtown. Spacious home includes
kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances,
efficient wood stove in the vaulted greatroom and a main
floor master suite. Easy entertaining with open floor plan
and multiple outdoor living spaces. Home office/mediarec room above 2nd garage/shop.

1010 Pine Lane

L e a d e r s i n e s t e s Pa r k r e a L e s tat e
Christian Collinet, Broker/Owner 970-231-8570
Janine Dawley, Assistant to Christian Collinet
Mindy Van Nest, Office Coordinator
Diane Visintainer, Administrative Assistant
Brad Barnett, Broker Assoc. 970-212-6780

Julia Daley, Broker Assoc. 720-937-0806
Becky Davis, GRI, CNE Broker Assoc. 970-405-9709
Glinda Doyle, Assistant to Judy Nystrom
Sue Magnuson, GRI, Broker Assoc 970-214-0319
Judy Nystrom, GRI, Broker Assoc. 970-586-5053


exceptional retreat

Open floorplan w/ cathedral ceilings, 2-story windows,
spacious dining & kitchen w/ stainless appliances, concrete
counters, island & pantry. Master suite w/ spa-like bath
includes slate tile, double vessel sinks, custom tile shower,
river rock wall finishes & walk-in closet. Your Estes Park
retreat w/ lush landscape & contemporary built-in firepit

505 riverrock Circle

Mike Richardson, GRI, CNE Broker Assoc. 970-215-2722
Heidi Riedesel, CNE Broker Assoc. 970-691-7083
Lori Smith, Broker Assoc. 970-232-5511
Jack Smith, Broker Assoc. 970-231-7327
Tom Thomas, Broker Associate 970-481-3619