Melanie Dennis has been guiding real estate clients through the dynamic, and ever-changing Vail Valley real estate market since 2008. Her background in home construction and interest in sustainable construction initially lead her to real estate and provides a good framework for the clients she serves. Working alongside her business partner, Corey Lamothe, Melanie brings excellent local knowledge to each relationship she builds with the goal of providing great customer service and a superior real estate experience.
Melanie is an adventurer. Originally a Massachusetts native, Melanie graduated with a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan. Her path to the Rocky Mountains brought her from the East Coast, to Alaska, to Steamboat Springs before deciding Vail was home in 1995. Her former careers with the Colorado Outward Bound School in mountaineering and as a backcountry guide with Paragon Guides in Vail illustrate Melanie’s passion for journey and the outdoors.
Always having been passionate about helping others, Melanie connects easily with her clients and enjoys discovering what their goals and interests are in order to assist in finding the property that best fits their needs. In addition, with a strong belief in giving back to her community, Melanie has also volunteered with The Literacy Project of Eagle County as a board member and tutor since 2017.
“Each real estate transaction is a journey. I ensure my clients understand the route, know about possible issues that can impact our schedule, and are prepared so they can have a rewarding experience,” she explains. “We get there together. I use my skills and knowledge of the mountain real estate market and area with the goal that the journey we take will be one they feel was a total success.”
After starting a family, Melanie and her husband Greg built and lived in their off-grid timber framed home on Tennessee Pass. This experience, along with her knowledge and expertise in the renovation and reselling of mountain homes, has given Melanie a unique perspective on mountain living. Her family now resides in Minturn in the second home she built with her husband, and Melanie enjoys using all she has learned in 30 years of mountain living to guide her clients smoothly and effectively through the real estate process.