Walker Ranch is classified as a Historic Place as a cultural landscape as defined by the National Register. The ranch hosts Heritage Days where you can immerse yourself in old-in-time culture. At their last heritage day in January, people had the opportunity to "Learn about typical winter chores and indoor games when you explore the Walker Ranch Homestead. You’ll see a working demonstration in the blacksmith shop and smell food being prepared on the wood stove. Be prepared for cold, windy weather, and to walk in snow" Activities included tours, games, blacksmith demonstrations, cooking and butter churning and more.
Walker Ranch and its surroundings also offers wonderful explorations of wildlife, wildflowers, hiking and biking. The 7.6 mile Walker Ranch Loop is a fairly challenging bike trail located off of Flagstaff Road. It includes s spot where you must dismount, a single and double track, cliff conditions and is a loop that you can ride in any direction. The Walker Ranch Link and the Meyers Homestead Trail are shorter and easier.
If you are a Boulder resident, visiter or new to the area, driving up Flagstaff Rd. to explore this historic location is worth the effort. Make it a day trip with your family or escape everything and ride in solitude. To learn about upcoming Heritage Days, visit Walker Ranch.
I don't usually post Zillow reviews, but this one meant a lot to me. We worked hard to make sure this home closed seamlessly and that my client had less stress on the plate during such a big move. I have experience with construction and have bought and remodeled personal properties as well as helped revamp client's properties. I am always happy to help and feel that a good job requires hard work from start to finish, no matter what that means. Each job is different, but each job requires the same level of attention to detail. Thank you again for this testimonial. You can see more reviews on the website www.BoulderHomeZone.com
5 Star Zillow Review: Recently, I moved from Colorado to the East coast for an Opportunity. A few years back Lou had helped me buy the perfect house. I was so impressed with his services, that I had recommended him to anyone I knew who were looking to buy or sell a house. And the people who I referred to Lou had only great things to say about him. Naturally, when I had to sell my house, I called Lou, and I’m so glad I did. My house was not very old, but after 11 years, it had a list of things that needed to be fixed. I was moving in a rush, there wasn’t time to fix everything, but Lou knew what the buyers would notice on showings and narrowed it down to a few items. These days, around the Denver area, it’s so hard to find the contractors that are reliable and are available within a few weeks. I’m anything but handy, so before putting the house on the market, Lou helped me power wash the front elevation, paint the patio, and fixed broken tiles on the yard. Once we got the house ready, it was listed and we got an offer within couple of days. I wanted to sell quick, so I was ready to accept it, but Lou had a strange feeling that the buyer had never toured the house personally. Guess what? Lou was right. Before accepting the offer, Lou wanted the seller or someone from his close family come and look at the house. Somehow, he made that happen. After the second showing, to the buyer who had already made the offer, Lou became reasonably confident that the offer was genuine; and only then he advised me to accept the offer. This yet another example of Lou doing the hard things to protect his client’s interest, instead of taking the easy way out. After the inspection, the buyer’s agent just forwarded the whole inspection list and wanted everything fixed. The list from home inspections are typically tedious with a lot of nit-picks, the buyer wanted them all fixed! Any seller would’ve rejected it and terminated the deal. However, I had already moved and had to sell the house, so Lou went to my house, verified every little detail on the list, discarded all the nit-picks, and came up with a few reasonable items that we should fix on the counter-proposal. Lou ‘s knowledge of construction was very helpful in the preparation of our counter offer. The buyer accepted it. Lou worked the phone with the contractors he trusted and got all the items fixed, payed them upfront out of his pocket and invoiced me; the costs were very reasonable. Finally, he couldn’t find someone to fix the fence post before closing, so once again, Lou fixed it himself, and didn’t charge me a dime. I had also left an old couch and few items that I didn’t want to take. Lou and one of his guys took care of it. My new job has kept me extremely busy, not a single free weekend for the past few months, without Lou’s help I would’ve lost my mind before closing; which I’m writing him a review on my first free weekend on the east-coast! By now you can tell Lou is my guy, that’s because I’m his most important client. Interestingly, that’s how all my referrals’ Lou, felt about him—he treated them as if they were his most important client.
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Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in McKay Landing, Broomfield, CO.
Last summer, Boulder introduced a new type of dining, mingling and entertaining to the North Boulder area. Rayback Collective is a casual place to wind down with friends or family. It is "a food park. A bar. An event space." So, whether you want to grab a quick drink, a quick bite or listen to music outside and do a little yoga, check out Rayback Collective. It's also a great place to host an office party or other special occasion!
On the corner of Valmont and 28th, Rayback Collective begins with an event space that leads to the bar, a lounge and the stage. Outside you will find a fire pit, a handful of food trucks, the porch and the yard.
Visit the Calendar, to find a list of daily food trucks, music film and community events such as yoga.
Growler USA is a popular microbrew pub all over America. And now, it is in downtown Louisville. Beginning in Eugene, Oregon, Growler USA had the image of becoming a "national American craft beer pub for all to enjoy." The pub takes traditional beers and innovates them with unique flavors pallets and never misses a beat on creativity. The name comes from the growler vessel that was used to transport beer and, more recently, used to bring beer home from the pub.
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Come enjoy the best local and regional craft beers at Louisville’s newest neighborhood pub. Some you’ll know; others you’ll come to love. Enjoy craft cuisine and hand crafted beverages in a comfortable setting. Make yourself at home…only with a much, much larger beer selection. Did we mention 100 taps? And craft beer?
And wine. And ciders. And flavored kombucha teas, cold-pressed coffee, and more. We’re all about comfort and yumminess. Is that a word? It should be.
Can we hear each other talk? Yes. Is the game on? Yes. Do you do the types of things, like Tap Takeovers, that make the American craft beer scene so fun and endearing? Oh, heck yes.
Lunch. Dinner. Drinks. Everything in between. Come on in for a bite and a beverage. Let’s make it a regular thing.
A sampling of the menu includes:
Baked Philly Pretzels
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Pilsner Chicken Cobb
Growler Chili Cheeseburger
Pilsner Chicken Avocado Club
Beer Cheese Soup
The Embassy Suites by Hilton and the Hilton Garden Inn are now located minutes from the heart of downtown Boulder. Located on Canyon Blvd., these hotels are bringing a facelift to central Boulder and offering guests amenities at both locations and a warm welcome to the growing city. Learn about the sister properties below:
Embassy Suites by Hilton
AT A GLANCE
Embassy Suites by Hilton Boulder invites you to escape from reality, in a city that welcomes the bold and adventurous.
With comfortable suites, upscale furnishings, and a deep-rooted local culture, you can anticipate a guest experience that’s equal parts style and service.
The signature amenities you know and love will be available to you every day: free made-to-order breakfast, complimentary evening reception*, and a spacious two-room suite. Yet there will likely be something else that turns your stay into a story to remember.
Perhaps your story will be of adventures in Chautauqua Park and along Boulder Creek. Or maybe your version of adventure involves sampling locally sourced fare and craft beer. Either way, our passionate guides will be here to help you discover what it means to live, work, and play in Boulder.
As a guest of Embassy Suites by Hilton Boulder, you can enjoy select amenities with our sister property, Hilton Garden Inn Boulder. Take advantage of two distinctly different social gathering places, an outdoor plaza, and a central location in the most exciting area of Boulder.
*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.
What to do around here
Not sure what to do during your stay in Boulder? At Embassy Suites by Hilton Boulder, our roles go beyond our titles. We’re passionate local guides and your key to the Boulder playground. We can’t wait to tell you about the amazing dish we had on Pearl Street last week, the art exhibit we saw last night, and the selfie we took while rock climbing last weekend. Give us a call before your stay, or talk to us when you arrive, and we’ll gladly share our secrets.
Whether you’re on business from Silicon Valley or visiting with your family, this adventure will be a getaway to remember. You’ll never forget the natural landscapes that compelled you to play, the artisans who expressed their hearts through the hotel’s artwork, and the storytellers who introduced you to your urban retreat.
Hilton Garden Inn
At a Glance
A Fun and Friendly Hotel in Boulder, COHilton Garden Inn Boulder offers you the quality experience and amenities you’ve come to expect—in an upscale atmosphere that’s authentically local.
Every detail is a proud celebration of the Boulder lifestyle and the stories that come from being in a place like nowhere else. There are stories about the local artwork on our walls. Stories behind the locally sourced cuisine. And the stories you have yet to tell about nearby adventures, street performers, and curious boutiques.
Here in the new heart of Boulder, our laidback attitude and enthusiastic guidance may surprise you. But our standard of service and attention to detail will make you feel right at home.
As guest of Hilton Garden Inn Boulder, you can enjoy select amenities with our sister property, Embassy Suites by Hilton Boulder. Please just ask the front desk for details.
About the HotelGreat Rooms
You’ll feel right at home in your headquarters for adventure. Each spacious room features a 49-inch HDTV, premium cable, hand painted local artwork, microwave, mini-refrigerator, and a Keurig® coffee maker. If you’re here on business, you can connect your devices to complimentary WiFi and work comfortably at the large desk in your ergonomic chair.
Great RoomsGreat Hotel Features
At Hilton Garden Inn Boulder, it is our pleasure to offer you incredible hotel features, such as our onsite fresh market, 24-hour business center, local artwork, and an outdoor courtyard. But in addition to our great amenities, you also get us. Your personal adventure guides. We have all of the insider knowledge you need on rock climbing, hiking, biking, artisan coffee, fair-trade clothing, and local breweries.
Great Hotel FeaturesLocal Attractions
The Flagstaff House, located up Flagstaff Rd, just 5 minutes up the mountain from Boulder, offers award winning cuisine and a dining experience not to miss. This holiday, why not gift your loved ones with a memorable meal out? With a multi-course meal, beautiful views of Boulder and an award winning wine selection, you will be sure to relax, enjoy good company and not have to do the dishes after. Read our other blog about the Flagstaff House below:
Exquisite Dining: Flagstaff House
Located just 5 minutes from Boulder, Flagstaff House sits at 6,000 ft on the mountainside of the beautiful Boulder Flatirons. Originally a cabin built as a summer home, the Flagstaff House transformed to a venue for special events and later became an upscale restaurant in 1954. In 1971, the current owners, the Monette family, bought the restaurant and transformed it into the elegant restaurant it is today. With plenty of renovations and extra love, this restaurant offers not only beautiful views of Boulder, but an award winning wine list and exceptional French-American food.
The restaurant won Best American Food in the 2016 Boulder County Gold Awards, the Wine Spectator Grand Award 32 years in a row and features a chef who recently was named Chopped Champion on the Food Network show; Chopped.
So, treat yourself, dress up and enjoy a night out at this Boulder staple. You can host a private party, join the restaurant for special tasting events, enjoy a drink on the terrace or enjoy decadent multi-course meals at Flagstaff House!
For more information visit Flagstaff House
The Denver Business Journal released this article stating that In-N-Out Burger does plan to move to Colorado. In it's beginning stages, the chain is set to open up a patty production facility in Colorado Springs to help supply it's restaurants when they open. Read more below:
In-N-Out Burger is coming to Colorado
By Mark Harden and Ed Sealover – Denver Business Journal
Nov 30, 2017, 10:37am MST Updated Nov 30, 2017, 1:53pm In-N-Out Burger -- a California chain famous for its "Double Double" and popular with many Colorado fans -- said today it will make its Colorado debut.
The company said in a statement that it plans to open a "patty production facility" in Colorado Springs ahead of opening restaurants in the state.
"In-N-Out Burger is excited to be in the early planning stages of its expansion to the state of Colorado," Carl Arena, the company's vice president of development, said.
"We are working on plans to build a patty production facility and distribution center in Colorado Springs to support future restaurants in Colorado."
The company did not say when the facility will open.
"Because we are still in the early development phase, we don’t yet have a timeline for the construction of either our support facilities or future restaurants," Arena said. "However, the steps we are taking now represent the first of many on the road to serving customers in Colorado."
EnlargeIn-N-Out Burger's signature Double-Double Burger and French Fries.
Westside Investment Partners Inc., a Denver real estate investment firm, said that In-N-Out has a contract to buy a 22-acre site at the Victory Ridge commercial complex (formerly known as Colorado Crossing) in north Colorado Springs for its production facility, and that the chain eventually plans to open a restaurant there.
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Irvine, California-based In-N-Out Burger does not have any Colorado locations; the nearest stores are in Utah and Arizona.
Andy Klein, a principal with Westside, said that the burger chain sought out the Colorado market and that the courtship was a relatively short one. He had been talking with In-N-Out for just a couple of months before inking the deal, he said.
While Colorado is the seventh state in which the chain will operate, it's just the second place outside of California where it will build a patty factory, indicating an over-and-above commitment to growing along the Front Range, Klein said.
While he knows that the company will ship its never-frozen patties into the Denver area from the Colorado Springs plant, he does not know exactly where or when they'll open up a restaurant around Denver.
In opening in Colorado, In-N-Out enters a market that already is packed with burger concepts.
The Denver area is home to national chains such as Smashburger, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (Nasdaq: RRGB) and Good Times/Bad Daddy's Burger Bar, which are owned by the same company, Good Times Restaurants Inc. (Nasdaq: GTIM). Local concepts such as Park Burger also are growing quickly.
Klein, who considers himself a "devout follower" of In-N-Out, acknowledged that it faces competition as it enters this new market. But he said he believes that Coloradans who haven't tried its burgers yet will grow to love at is Californians have.
"While we're not short on [burger concepts], we're short on the one that's the best," Klein said. "They have a commitment to quality that stands out."
In-N-Out regularly pops up in conversations — particularly among California transplants — about chains that Coloradans would like to see come to the state.
In an informal 2010 DBJ survey, readers ranked In-N-Out Burger second among the top chains they'd like to see in Colorado. The other two favorites — Trader Joe's (No. 1) and H&M (No. 3) — have since arrived here.
There have been rumors for years that the chain would be expanding to Colorado. In 2011, Denver City Councilman Albus Brooks -- a native Californian -- said he was putting bringing the burger chain into Denver on his agenda.
Brooks was raving about today's announcement. "It is real folks!!! ... IN N OUT!!!! Coming to Colorado Springs first. Congrats," he tweeted.
With Denver being in the list of potential cities to bring on Amazon's second largest headquarters, people are starting to talk about those potential impacts. Following Google, yet another huge corporation will only continue to increase the ever-growing city. But, can Colorado's current residents keep up? One major concern is how high rent prices may skyrocket. 50,000 new jobs will be created, more luxury housing will be built and rent is expected to rise by 1.1% per year. Learn more about what this means in the article in The Denver Business Journal, written by Ben Miller below:
If Denver nabs Amazon's HQ2, expect rents to soar
By Ben Miller – Contributing Writer
Oct 19, 2017, 6:44am If the Denver metro area is successful in attracting Amazon.com Inc.'s second headquarters, rents around here are expected to soar.
On Wednesday, the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. submitted Colorado’s proposal for Amazon’s HQ2 complex, which is expected to bring 50,000 jobs.
On Thursday, a report was issued that indicates that if Denver's successful in attracting Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) HQ2, Denver rents could go up an additional 1.1 percent a year.
San Francisco-based Apartment List research indicates that would cost a Denver renter household up to $11,452 over the next 10 years.
Denver rents have gone up dramatically in the past few years (up 52 percent from 2005 to 2015) and an influx of Amazon workers would do nothing to ease those price increases, according to Apartment List.
"With a low vacancy rate and too little permitting, Amazon’s new HQ2 presence would increase rents an additional 8.8 percent over 10 years. Lower wage workers, including those needed to support Amazon, would be especially impacted by these rent increases, as new housing built for Amazon and other tech workers would skew towards the luxury end of the market," the company said in a statement.
"Denver will be more impacted by the influx of high-wage workers than other metros studied," the company continued.
With all of the growth and new construction in Boulder, mountain views are becoming more and more rare. The second floor at the 29th Street Mall, however, had glorious views of the flatirons and CU Boulder. Shhh don't tell everyone!
TODAY released the 25 happiest cities in the U.S. Ranked #1 is Boulder, Colorado, with Fort Collins and Colorado Springs also making it on the list!
These are the happiest cities in the USOct. 18, 2017 at 6:14 AM
When it comes to feeling happy, your home state may be key to your state of mind.
Next to genetics, geography is the biggest determinant of bliss, says Dan Buettner, author of the new National Geographic book, "The Blue Zones of Happiness" and the accompanying November cover story of National Geographic magazine.
Buettner, who travels the world to explore places where people live extraordinarily healthy and long lives, has turned his attention from longevity to happiness. Satisfaction can come in many forms, he has found.
“You want to enjoy life day to day,” Buettner told TODAY correspondent Cynthia McFadden. “You want to look back on your life and be proud of it. And you want to live a purpose-driven life. There are different triggers to optimize each of those different kinds of happiness.”
Where are the happiness “hot spots” closest to home? Working with Gallup and Sharecare to come up with more than a dozen definitions of a happy life, Buettner identified 25 U.S. cities where contentment is especially high. It turns out environment has a profound impact on our psychology.
Residents of these cities say they feel safe, enjoy being active and productive, manage their money well, make time for vacations, eat well and learn something new or interesting every day.
Boulder, Colorado, topped the list, with Buettner noting its sense of community, natural surroundings and walkability. Residents don't smoke or overeat. Bikes are a common sight.
"There's a high correlation between bikeability and happiness in a city," Buettner says in National Geographic. "In Boulder, you're more likely to hear the whoosh of a cyclist than the shrill of a siren compared to places like Dallas, Tallahassee or Los Angeles. Cities like Boulder question the unquestioned virtues of development."
Here are the top 25 happiest communities on the list:
1. Boulder, Colorado
2. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
3. Charlottesville, Virginia
4. Fort Collins, Colorado
5. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles Arroyo Grande, California
6. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
7. Provo-Orem, Utah
8. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
9. Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
10. Anchorage, Alaska
11. Naples-Imokalee-Marco Island, Florida
12. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, California
13. Salinas, California
14. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida
15. Honolulu, Hawaii
16. Ann Arbor, Michigan
17. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, California
18. Colorado Springs, Colorado
19. Manchester-Nashua, New Hampshire
20. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
21. Washington, D.C.- Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia
22. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota-Wisconsin
23. San Diego-Carlsbad, California
24. Portland-South Portland, Maine
25. Austin-Round Rock, Texas
The findings are based on almost 250,000 interviews with adults in 190 metro areas in the U.S. conducted for the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index.
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