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Moving Mountains Acquires Property Management from Vail Valley Getaway, Vail Valley Getaway Transitions to Global Booking Specialist

11/25/2019 12:55PM ● By Alesha Damerville
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS –  Moving Mountains®, specialists in luxury home management, vacation rentals and catered chalet offerings for skiers and visitors to Colorado, has expanded into the Vail Valley ahead of the upcoming winter season. With an established portfolio of over 100 ultra-luxury homes and residences in Steamboat Springs, Colo., the company now offers exclusive luxury lodging in the legendary mountain destinations of Vail, Beaver Creek and Bachelor Gulch. 

With this expansion, Moving Mountains offers options for loyal guests to experience its five-star hospitality services in new areas as well as reach new clients seeking a meticulous, locally based approach to high-end vacation rental management. Moving Mountains enters the 2019-20 ski season with a portfolio of 40 new homes and residences in the Vail Valley after a recent deal closed with Vail Valley Getaway. 

Vail Valley Getaway, a local property management specialist for over 13 years featuring luxurious privately-owned condos and residences in Vail and Beaver Creek, is making a transition from a full-service management company to global reservations specialist offering lodging reservations through qualified lodging partners, which will now include Moving Mountains. 

“We are delighted to bring our time-tested approach to property management and legendary hospitality to the Vail Valley,” said Robin Craigen, president and CEO of Moving Mountains. “Our guests have told us for years that they wish we could take care of them in other world-class locations like Vail or Beaver Creek, so finally we are ready to answer that call. We are excited to partner with Vail Valley Getaway in a long-term relationship that will be mutually beneficial for both businesses. They are local experts in real estate and vacation reservations and together we will bring an experience unlike any other to these incredible mountain destinations.” 

Through this mutually beneficial partnership, Moving Mountains will oversee property management of luxury homes and residences while Vail Valley Getaway will continue to support as a booking agent. Vail Valley Getaway’s growing reservations platforms also include TripsIn.com and BelizeBookDirect.com offering vacation rentals across the U.S. and in Central America. 

“We felt this was the right time to pass on our management business to someone who could take it to the next level while keeping the local feel,” Vail Valley Getaway owner Jay Gould said. “With all the national consolidation in our 

industry, it was very important to us to pass our business to a Colorado company. We know that Moving Mountains is that company." 

In addition to the acquisition of the property management business of Vail Valley Getaway, Moving Mountains has also engaged with owners of private residences at Timbers Bachelor Gulch -- a fractional residence club in the exclusive gated community of Bachelor Gulch featuring two and three bedroom ultra-luxury condos located slopeside with unrivaled access to Beaver Creek Resort. This is in addition to managing rentals of a number of other homes and condos in Vail that have come onboard since the Moving Mountains began its Vail Valley operations in early 2019. 

Over the next 12 months, Moving Mountains expects to grow to more than 150 total property offerings in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The Moving Mountains Vail Valley management team is led by longtime local and hospitality professional, Julia Salerno, and will incorporate members of the Vail Valley Getaway property management team, established local vendor partners and new hires who are actively being recruited to fill guest service, operations and shuttle driver positions. 

For more information on Moving Mountains in the Vail Valley, visit www.movingmountains.com

About Moving Mountains: Moving Mountains specializes in luxury property management and vacation home rentals in Steamboat Springs, Vail, Beaver Creek and Bachelor Gulch, CO. Founded in 1997 by Robin and Heather Craigen the company focuses on providing ultimate vacation experiences in high quality vacation homes. The company currently oversees rental and management of over 140 luxury properties and offers guests a comprehensive range of vacation planning services for complete vacation customization, including comprehensive vacation planning and concierge services which include luxury VIP catered chalet packages that can be added to any stay. 

Homeowners benefit from full-service property management with year-round care and maintenance programs, sophisticated marketing and reservations, and the services of a talented and professional team. Moving Mountains was recently recognized by Outside Magazine as a Top 100 Place to Work in the USA and locally in Steamboat under Best of the ‘Boat in property management. 

For additional information about Moving Mountains, visit: www.movingmountains.com

About Vail Valley Getaway: Founded by Jay and Tricia Gould in 2006, Vail Valley Getaway services the Vail Valley for vacation rental reservations and real estate in the luxury sector. For additional information visit www.vailvalleygetaway.com 

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