Thursday, October 22, 2015

Autumn Leaves in the Ogden Canyon

The leaves in the Ogden Valley in the higher elevations peaked a couple of weeks ago. There are a few pretty yellow trees on the Valley floor, but all in all the fall "show" wasn't too spectacular this year. I have recently noticed though, there are some really beautiful yellow and gold leaves in the Ogden Canyon. If you're looking to get out of the house this weekend and enjoy this great fall weather, head up the Ogden Canyon and take in the scenery, and while you're in the Ogden Valley, be sure to stop into Crimson Ridge where I'll be holding an open house in the afternoons. Turn onto Morning Side Lane across from Pineview Yacht Club and follow the Open House signs. The views from this house are really spectacular! For a private showing feel free to contact me. 801-791-3955 or

Thursday, October 15, 2015

5023 E Whispering Pines Lane, in The Reserve at Crimson Ridge, Eden, Utah

Just Listed!

I recently listed this absolutely amazing home in the Reserve at Crimson Ridge. This star of the 2015 Wasatch Front Parade of Homes is a wonderful custom luxury home with impeccable mountain style and contemporary decor. With 6,363 square feet and on over 1 acre, there's plenty of room for the entire family. It includes 6 beautiful and spacious bedrooms and 5 gorgeous bathrooms, two family rooms, a den/office, large open kitchen and dining area, generously sized laundry room, and theater room inclusive of screen and projector. Some of the features include, panoramic views of Pineview and the Wasatch Mountains, 10 foot plus ceilings, 8 foot interior doors, knotty alder cabinets and trim, dark chocolate granite counters, walnut entry door with wavy glass panels, Thermador appliances, solid white oak hardwood floors with tile inlay at the entry, timber accent beams, and so much more!

The Reserve at Crimson Ridge is a premier gated community located only 10 minutes from Ogden and 50 minutes from Salt Lake City, and very near the western shore of Pineview Reservoir. Pineview Yacht Club is across the street from the community and the public boat launch is just down the road. Snowbasin Ski Resort, Powder Mountain Ski Resort and Nordic Valley Ski Resort are all minutes away making this location great for primary or vacation home. The Ogden Valley is an outdoor lover's paradise and Crimson Ridge is in the middle of it all.

5023 E Whispering Pines Lane is new construction, comes with a builder's warranty, and you can be the first to live at this prestigious address. I'll be holding regular open houses at this location so be sure to come by and see me.

Please contact me for additional information or to schedule a private showing. Wendy Crook, Realtor, Keller Williams Success Realty, 801-791-3955, Visit my website at:

Thursday, August 6, 2015

August in the Ogden Valley

August in the Ogden Valley is in full swing. So far, it's been a combination of warm summer days mixed with cool, fall-like weather. Though I love the fall....I'm not ready! There's still time to take in the last of summer's activities in the Valley:

If you haven't made it to the Ogden Valley Open Market, stop in and pick up some produce, art, hand-made goods of all sorts, and delicious local food, all while you enjoy home-grown entertainment. The Valley is full of creative people and they tend to congregate at the Open Market on Thursday evenings until dusk. The market runs through September, rain or shine.

The Blues, Brews and Barbeque series at Snowbasin is the place to be, every Sunday through September. Escape the heat and listen to great free entertainment while enjoying barbeque and cold beverages on the patio at Earl's Lodge. View the schedule.

The Ogden Valley Balloon & Artist Festival comes back to the Valley August 14th through 16th. I love the early morning launch. Yes, you'll have to get up really early to watch the balloons fill with hot air and rise into the crisp morning sky, but what a way to start your day! Then stick around for a little breakfast in the park, enjoy a balloon ride, visit art and craft booths, sample more food and drink, try some kids games or rides, take in live entertainment, or compete in the pie eating contest. If early morning isn't your thing, you can come for the evening launch and stay for the balloon glow. Ogden Valley Balloon & Artist Festival Schedule

Music lovers will delight in the 3rd Annual Ogden Valley Roots and Blues Festival. This is a world-class festival for fans of folk and blues music, and it takes place in North Fork Park, a rustic refuge which recently received the Dark Sky Designation from the International Dark Sky Association. Come for an evening or stay 3 days and camp at the park. Bands include: Pinetop Inferno, The Brothers Comatose, Swamp Cabbage, Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band, and more. August 21 through 23rd. You can save a few bucks if you buy your tickets in advance. Brought to us by Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music (OFOAM), a non-profit organization, and their sponsors. 

If you're not into organized activities you can still enjoy a day at Pineview Reservoir, hike or bike one of the many Ogden Valley trails, or dine at one of many great Valley restaurants.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Acreage For Sale in Eden, Utah - Unspoiled and Gorgeous!

I recently listed 19.37 acres in Eden, Utah. This is a really gorgeous, pristine parcel located above the north end of Pineview Reservoir. Enjoy stunning views in every direction, rolling hills, level areas, trees, open space, and a stream that meanders across the property. It had once been listed for $1.3 million, then more recently for $750,000. It is currently listed at $349,900. That's less than half of it's last listing price!

A view of the property from the north end of Pineview Reservoir.
A view of Pineview Reservoir from the property.

Field of daisies on the property.
Looking north toward Powder Mountain from the property.

What's the catch you say? With a price cut that deep there usually is one, so here's the scoop. There is no power to the property so you'll have to run a power line in. There is no water, culinary or irrigation. You'll need to go through proper channels to get a permit to drill a well. There is no sewer, so you'll need to have the property perced and install a septic system. As the property currently sits, it is land-locked. There are ways to acquire an easement to gain access, but you'll need to talk to an attorney. This parcel was once part of another larger parcel and was divided to be distributed to family members. Because it was part of a larger parcel that could make it easier to get an easement. At this price it's worth the effort!

OPTION 2 - Some of the adjacent property is owned by the group who owns Nordic Valley Ski Resort. They have plans for a future subdivision on their property. Once that subdivision goes in it makes this property MUCH more valuable and will give you access to water, power, streets, and more. There has even been talk of running sewer lines to that area. All of that makes this property a great investment in your future. While you're waiting you can fence the property and keep a few cattle. After 2 years apply to the county to put the property in "greenbelt" which will lower your taxes substantially.

To get more information, please contact me at 801-791-3955 or
Visit  MLS Information

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Ogden Valley Open Market

YAY!!! The Ogden Valley Open Market is open every Thursday, now until September. Officially it opened last week, but I wasn't able to make it. Tonight's entertainment includes Trevor Hicks-Collins, Christian Scheller, Kyle and Trevor, Facing West, Paul Douglas and Kyle Hicks. 

Harley & Bucks will be there selling their famous ribs & brisket, yummm! Other food vendors include Black Tree Bake Shop, Backwoods Brick Over Pizza, and KJP Fine Shaved Ice.

I love to pick up fresh produce when I'm there. This week you'll find fresh baby beets, lettuce, kale, swiss chard, green beans, garlic, shallots and lavender.

There's also lots of art, jewelry, a kids corner and more. Check out their Facebook page for more information.

They're located at 2405 N Highway 158, next to Century 21. The fun starts at 5:30 pm and goes until dusk, rain or shine. Hope to see you there!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Ogden Valley Garden Tour and Open House

The 2015 Ogden Valley Garden Tour will take place on Saturday July 11th, beginning at 9:00 am and running until 3:00 pm, in Liberty Utah. Tickets for the event are $15 if purchased before July 9th,and can be purchased online or at the Ogden Nature Center. The day of the event tickets will be available for $20 and can be purchased at Liberty Park, 3500 E 4100 N, Eden, Utah. The Garden Tour is presented by The Ardent Gardner Landscape Design with proceeds benefiting The Ogden Nature Center. I'll be at the Hutchinson garden located at 1825 E 6925 N, in Durfee Creek. My colleague and I will be hosting an open house from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm, so be sure to come inside to check out this amazing luxury home, enjoy some refreshments, and say hello. For more information about the tour and to purchase tickets visit The Nature Center website.  
One of the many views from the Hutchinson garden.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mountain Bike Tours at Snowbasin

Huntsville, Utah

Did you know that Snowbasin offers mountain bike tours? Yes, they do! Every Saturday, June 20 thru September 26, at 10:30 am, at a cost of $15.

Introduction to mountain biking is for those who are comfortable riding on pavement but unsure how to make the transformation to the dirt. Basic techniques are taught while riding on gentle terrain. As the day progresses and your skills improve you'll move to more challenging terrain. No bike necessary. If you don't own a mountain bike, The Grizzly Center has bikes for rent.

The tour takes 3 hours and is considered easy to moderate. Helmets are required. You can bring your own, but it must be in good working order. This activity is for those age 7 and up.

For more information about this tour and other guided tours at Snowbasin:
Snowbasin Guided Tours