09/23/17 11:00am

Leave town for a week and everything happens.  On September 7, a third of Molokai Island was put up for sale for $260 million.  The property includes 300 parcels covering 55,575 acres with over 20 miles of coastline.  Granted, it’s not as showy as Larry Ellison’s 2012 purchase of 98 percent of the island of Lanai for $500-ish million, but Lanai is a bit larger at 141 square miles. A purchaser would still be able to brag about being one of the top five private landowners in the state.

Sure it’s a physically beautiful location that offers unprecedented privacy and bragging rights, but it also comes with a contentious local population who are vociferously anti-progress.  Current owner, Singapore-based GL Limited found that out for themselves.

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09/22/17 1:54pm

Today, September 22, marks the first day of fall. Do you have your winter vacation plans in place? If booking a flight from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport to Hawaii is on your to-do list, there’s good news: recent additions to American Airlines’ roster of flights from DFW to Hawaii.  (more…)

09/20/17 1:08pm

19 Little Cloud Trail Aspen, Colo. is currently listed for $30 million. Photo Credit: Andrew Ernemann, Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

There’s fire, there’s water, there’s a “sky lounge” with views over downtown Aspen — from miles of mountainous panoramas, to seductive terraced patios, and a multi-level water feature that is sure to impress, 19 Little Cloud Trail lives like a modern work of art.

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09/20/17 8:20am
Odessa

Photo Credit: Downtown Odessa, Inc.

If you love wine tasting, craft beer, and live music, we have an event you’ll love.

Round up your besties or make it a date night, it’s time to mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Tap Into Downtown Odessa eventThe 21-and-over event will take place Saturday, Sept. 30, from 6 p.m to 10 p.m. on Grant Avenue between 4th and 6th streets.

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09/16/17 11:00am
Estes Park

The beautiful Baldpate Inn in Estes Park, Colo., boasts a century of business and a gorgeous setting – and it’s up for grabs.

The beautiful Estes Park, Colo., is a great place to play — we all know that. But what if we told you that you could also own an entire inn that would provide both a personal playground and a revenue stream? 

This week’s historical shelter is the Baldpate Inn. The Estes Park staple has 12 guest rooms in the main lodge, four cabins, the original homestead, and an outdoor event area. (more…)

09/15/17 10:29am
6063 W Seven Saguaros Circle

Photos courtesy of The Residences Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Dove Mountain, Arizona is a golf resort community, high in the Sonoran Desert, backed by the five-star Ritz-Carlton. Spectacular desert scenery, nestled in the Tortolita Foothills, under wide-open skies offering a riot of colors in orange, pink, and purple sunsets. Miles and miles of natural space for hiking and biking. The challenge of 81 holes of golf in the region, including the Ritz-Carlton’s own Jack Nicklaus-designed 26 holes, the setting for the PGA Tour’s WGC Accenture Match Play Championship. World-class spas (think Ritz-Carlton, Canyon Ranch, Miraval.) Proximity to Tucson, which has all the amenities of a modern city, including the intellectual scene surrounding a prestigious research university, the University of Arizona. Climate? Ideal three seasons of the year and cooler in summer than other Southwestern desert areas, such as Palm Springs and Scottsdale.

A Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain .

Affiliated with the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain, the Residences offer private single-family home ownership in eight customizable floor plans, and homesites on lots as large as seven acres. Residents enjoy the best of single-family homeownership and have access to the Ritz-Carlton’s amenities: golf, pools and cabanas, a 235-foot water slide, a spa and fitness center, and kids’ programs. Thinking ahead about where to hightail for winter, we’re taking a look at a stunning home now for sale in this magical desert setting.

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09/13/17 12:54pm

223 Beaver Dam Road Vail, Colo., is currently listed for $11.95 million. (Photo Credit: LIV Sotheby’s International Realty)

For those who seek an ultra-luxe Colorado retreat, this picture-perfect, four-bedroom, six-bathroom Vail duplex epitomizes what resort buyers crave. Here we name the top five reasons to love this exclusive ski home, ideally situated on desirable Gore Creek.

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09/08/17 9:30am
Kentucky

The Samuels Home in what is now Coxs Creek, Ky., is one of the birthplaces of bourbon – and the original home of the family that would one day create Maker’s Mark.

The fact that the patriarch of what would become the Maker’s Mark family claimed his stake here would be story enough for most to consider this 200-year-old (plus) home in Kentucky.

But add the fact that the patriarch also was the master distiller for a Founding Father, and that later another son became the step-father of two notorious gun slingers, and the Samuels Home becomes both a home and a treasury of American history. (more…)