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Dog-Daze of Summer

by Allison Simson

Good Morning to YOU

Summer is fleeting in Summit County in so many ways...besides the spectacular (albeit short) summer weather, their are enough festivals and fairs to keep you busy non-stop!  Besides the fun events, here is some info on fun facts for the county!

They are planning on sprucing up the Dillon Ampitheater.  After 25 years, here's the early scoop...Dillon Ampitheater update

The pine beetles have mostly run their course, but High Country foresters report rising infestation of pine needle scale 

Are you a mountain bike enthusiast? Summit County Bike Guide: Spruce Creek Road

A toll on I-70?  Also, boating rules for the lake!

Enjoy these dog-daze of summer! And if the heat is melting your brain, this mountain getaway could be the ticket....

See you on the trails!

Lake Dillon is looking GOOD!

by Allison Simson

Happy Tuesday Morning to YOU

Thank you to all that attended our client appreciation party in Dillon on Saturday!  The weather was beautiful (not a raindrop in sight!) and the food was delicious (as usual, thanks to Doug and Julie at Bonnie Q BBQ).

I was sailing on Lake Dillon on Sunday and I can "officially" say that the lake is as full as I've seen it in a long time!  It's not quite spilling over the Glory Hole near the dam, but it is damn close!

Here is some interesting info about the lake level:

After a big weather turnaround in April and May, Dillon Reservoir is well on its way to filling, with the water level reaching an elevation of just about 9,008 on June 13, just nine feet below capacity. The last time the water level was this high was July 26, 2012. “We think it’s likely we’ll fill or at least get within a few feet of full elevation,” Denver Water spokesperson Stacy Chesney said.

Peak inflow into the reservoir was June 10, with the mainstem of the Blue River and the rest of the basin tributaries combining to deliver 1,754 cubic feet of water per second. The inflow hovered around that level early in the week, and started to drop a little bit by Thursday and Friday as the snowpack at higher elevations dwindled. By June 14, most of the automated SNOTEL sites had melted out, making it more difficult to assess how much runoff is still to come…

Chesney said Denver Water projects releasing between 50 and 100 cfs down the Lower Blue the next few months and will also divert water through the Roberts Tunnel to the South Platte, currently flowing at a rate of about 150 cfs.

Overall, Denver Water’s storage in the South Platte system is nearing capacity. Antero Reservoir just two feet below full and Eleven Mile Reservoir is at capacity, holding more than 98,000 acre feet. On the West Slope, Williams Fork Reservoir, Denver Water’s other big bucket, is about five feet below full, holding 89,000 acre feet, with a capacity of 97,000 acre feet.

Green Mountain Reservoir, administered by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, has also bounced back from what looked like it was going to be a woeful summer. As of mid-June, Green Mountain was about 76 percent full and still rising, according to BuRec spokesperson Kara Lamb.

I have it on good authority from Bob Evans, Dillon Marina Manager, that Robert's Tunnel (which leads water out of Lake Dillon to the lower reservoirs as Denver's water supply) is closed right now because the lower reservoirs are at capacity!  Thank you mother nature for the abundant rain this summer! 

And Here's Your Morning Coffee!

What your money can buy ~ The perfect mountain home in Summit Cove

by Sarah McNeill

Buck Ridge Townhome – Summit Cove

It’s the perfect mountain home. This gorgeous two bedroom, two bathroom townhome is split over two levels with vaulted ceilings and attached oversized garage. High end finishes include slate, granite, stainless steel appliances, stone fireplace, log accents, washer/dryer, 6 panel doors, large deck with mountain views plus ground floor patio. Just a few steps out the back door and you are in the hot tub. The playground is located in a park like setting plus a grilling area for those group gatherings!  The bike path is right outside the front door plus you are so close to the Keystone Ranch trails including the Nordic Center. Walk to Lake Dillon, the Cala Inn and the Summit Stage bus stop. Minutes to Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Breckenridge.

Listed for $320,000, 80 Stag Trail will go fast.

Don’t wait, give your broker or Summit Real Estate a call to see this bright and updated townhome today! 


Looking to Buy?  Not ready to speak to a broker?  Visit

Meet Sarah McNeill, at Summit Real Estate-The Simson Team. Devoted to  working with Buyers, Sarah can be reached at (800) 262.8442 or (970) 468.6800, or email at  [email protected]

What your money can buy ~ Your little ski getaway!

by Allison Simson

Your little ski getaway!

This cute little townhome is minutes to Keystone, and walking distance to Lake Dillon.  It has 708 square feet with one bedroom and one and a half baths. You walk in on the main floor to a large, open living space with a wood burning fireplace and light Pergo floors.  With all the space in the living room, you could easily add a Murphy bed for overnight guest. The kitchen has a breakfast bar, plus there’s plenty of room for a dining table.  Upstairs you’ll find a loft style bedroom with a half bath, and your very own rock climbing wall!  There’s no need to haul your laundry, because it comes with a washer and dryer. Because it’s an end unit you’ll love the privacy, and the extra windows make it light, bright and cheery!

The Association Fees are $123 per month which includes cable TV, water/sewer, snow and trash removal, common area maintenance and insurance.  This property is located at 256 Cove Boulevard in Summit Cove.  The Summit Stage stop and bike trails are just steps away.

Priced at $145,000.00 makes this townhome a must see for a local who is now ready to buy, or the weekend warrior wanting to own a piece of Summit County! 


View and meet Lynn Sustad, Kelie Gray and Anna Willis, the Buyer Specialist Team at Summit Real Estate – The Simson/Nenninger Team. A member of the team can be reached at (800)-262-8442 or (970)-468-4600.

What Your Money Can Buy

by Allison Simson & Joyce Nenninger
Spectacular lake and mountain views in Dillon
Rarely available, highly desired single family home with breathtaking views of Lake Dillon. This home located at 229 Tenderfoot Street in Dillon sits on a half an acre. It’s an easy walk to the lake, bike/pedestrian path, and town of Dillon.
 There was a recent, extensive remodel to the exterior that adds to the charm of this mountain home. You’ll find room for family and friends with 2200 square feet of living space on three levels. There are four bedrooms and three baths, a garage and 2 car carport. The central hub of the home is the living room, which has oversized windows to sit back and enjoy the view. Just off the living room is the kitchen with a dining area, master bedroom and an additional guest bedroom. Up a spiral staircase is a large loft which can be used as a bedroom, office or game room. Included in the square footage, on the lower level, is a lock-off studio with its own kitchen, bath and living/bedroom room area.
229 Tenderfoot Street has curb appeal and charm that’s hard to find at this price; $699,000.00. 
Meet Lynn Sustad, Kelie Gray and Meta Winn, the Buyer Specialist Team at Summit Real Estate-The Simson / Nenninger Team. Devoted to working only with Buyers, these Specialists tour hundreds of homes and commit to having the most comprehensive knowledge in the market. A member of the Buyer Specialist Team can be reached at (800) 262.8442 or (970) 468.6800, or email us at [email protected]



What Your Money Can Buy - Enjoy all the Sunshine Frisco Has to Offer!

by Allison Simson & Joyce Nenninger
If you’re looking for a primary residence or just wanting a vacation home to get into our Summit County real estate market, this prime Frisco location offers it all! You’re a hop, skip and a jump away from Lake Dillon where you can jump on the bike path or wheel your kayak to the lakes edge. Enjoy fireworks on the Fourth of July without having to leave home and don’t worry about battling in town traffic in this prime location close to the interstate. Within minutes you can start your shopping at Safeway and Walmart, or jump onto I-70, all without hitting a ton of traffic lights. 
Because this home is so close to Lake Dillon and on the north edge of Frisco, you honestly get some of the last rays of sunshine that Frisco has to offer on any given day. Why be in the dark when you can take advantage of every last drop of sunshine? Speaking of sunshine, this duplex has many large windows that let the natural sunlight just pour in. Enjoy the sunshine outdoors on the two lovely decks or in the yard, but even when you’re inside you get to enjoy the abundance of light from the living and kitchen areas as well as from all of the bedrooms. 
This duplex located at 915 Lakepoint Circle boasts a large 1982 square feet, 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Walk in the front door of your mountain home and kick off your shoes or boots in the large slate entry. Wonderfully maintained hardwood floors is what you’ll find throughout the house, with nice carpet in the bedrooms. 2 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom are on the entry level as well as the spacious 2 car garage. There’s plenty of room for all of your toys in this extra roomy garage! 
Walk up the stairs and the master bedroom and 5 piece master bathroom are off of the main living and kitchen area. There’s plenty of space in the master bedroom for your office as well. Vaulted ceilings, designer colors, a gas fireplace, deck and lots of large windows is what will capture your eye in this roomy level that’s perfect for entertaining! The kitchen, dining area and living room are all open and nicely flow into one another. The views from the main living level are spectacular! Capture a peek of Lake Dillon, the glory of the Continental Divide, Mt. Royal and Peak One from the abundance of windows. 
At $775,000 this mountain getaway can be yours in wonderful Summit County! Built in 1994 you won’t have to do any updating, you can move right in and start playing in our natural playground. Priced at under $400/square foot, this duplex is poised and ready to sell. There truly aren’t many options in Frisco where you can get this kind of square footage, a 2 car garage and a yard for this price. And let’s not forget about the prime location so close to Lake Dillon and that you’ll never be in the dark in this sunshine filled mountain home! Please stop by the open house on Sunday, August 31st from 1-3 pm. 
Looking to Buy? Not ready to speak to a broker? Visit
Meet Lynn Sustad, Kelie Gray and Meta Winn, the Buyer Specialist Team at Summit Real Estate-The Simson / Nenninger Team. Devoted to working only with Buyers, these Specialists tour hundreds of homes and commit to having the most comprehensive knowledge in the market. A member of the Buyer Specialist Team can be reached at (800) 262.8442 or (970) 468.6800, or email us at [email protected]

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Summit Real Estate
The Bright Choice
330 Dillon Ridge Way, Suite 10
Dillon CO 80435
Fax: 970-468-2195

Allison Simson, Owner/Broker, is a licensed Colorado Real Estate Broker