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

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Ogden Valley Balloon & Artist Festival 2015


The Ogden Valley Balloon & Artist Festival is returning to the Ogden Valley again this year on August 14, 15 & 16, 2015. The festival has moved to several different locations in previous years, but this year it's returning to Eden park, its original location.

Fifteen balloons will launch twice each day, early morning and early evening, and fill the Ogden Valley skies with colorful hot air balloons. This years festival will also include continuous live entertainment with music, pie eating contests, artist booths, food vendors and family games. Friday and Saturday evenings the popular balloon glow will take place at dusk, when hot air balloons tethered to the ground will inflate and illuminate the night sky.

Come early as each morning breakfast will be available beginning at 7:00 am, and all proceeds will benefit to the Ogden Rescue Mission.

Entrance to the festival is free, but there will be a charge for games, vendor food and artist's wares.

Parking at Eden Park is limited so please consider car pooling. VIP parking will also be available and can be purchased at where you'll find more information and a full schedule of events.

Hope to see you there!

The Reserve at Crimson Ridge

The Reserve at Crimson Ridge, better known as Crimson Ridge, is conveniently located in Eden, Utah, near Pineview dam, and only 10 minutes to Ogden. Situated just across the highway from Pineview Reservoir, it enjoys spectacular lake and mountain views. It also offers the convenience of being two minutes to the public boat launch so it's quick and easy to launch your boat or other water toys.

Crimson Ridge is a luxury, gated community with an elegant clubhouse that includes a kitchen, exercise room, sitting area, pool table, jacuzzi, swimming pool, locker rooms, and has kayaks for use on the lake.

Like all property in Utah's Ogden Valley, Crimson Ridge is minutes to 3 ski resorts and miles of trails for hiking, biking, horse-back riding, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing.

Currently offered for sale in Crimson Ridge is lot 29, 940 Valley View Drive. It's the best priced lot in the community, has stellar views, and the seller is motivated to sell. Contact me today for more information. 

Watch the following video to find out more about Crimson Ridge and 940 Valley View Drive., in Eden, Utah.