Under the heading of “Life’s Little Pleasantries”, Magdalena gave a site tour to Aimee Heckel on Sunday. By the way, Aimee is a very entertaining writer (aimeeheckel.com). In this case, she was reviewing some Vail properties for Fodor’s. Magda reported that it was a great site tour and also relayed an interesting comment from Aimee. When she asked about our neighboring properties, Magda naturally responded 100% positively, even noting some of the strengths of each. Aimee said that when she asked the folks at Sonnenalp about the Sebastian (where she was headed next, before us) they too had nothing but good things to say. On her way from the Sebastian to the Antlers, she got the same feedback from them, about us.
Her observation was that she had never experienced quite so much respect and camaraderie between different properties, when on a travel writing assignment like this one. Hearing that made me quite proud of our community. No surprise … just a reaffirmation really, but I guess it’s evidence that when we sometimes call this place Happy Valley, we’re not always being facetious.