Calling all snow bunnies: With the winter months fast approaching, there is no better place than Colorado to call home. If you have always wanted to move to the Centennial State, here are a few good reasons to consider heading west this winter.
Whether you are looking for a luxury condo with slope-side ski-in/ski-out convenience or prefer a snow-topped exclusive getaway with unsurpassed mountain views, we have rounded up four dreamy homes to breathe in that clean Rocky Mountain air.
Living Large in Mountain Valley
With three levels of living space nestled among the evergreens, this luxury mountain estate boasts enormous floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the pristine views of the Roaring Fork Valley. Built in 1987 on one of the largest lots in Mountain Valley, the spacious home was recently renovated and is now designed for entertaining, offering a chef’s kitchen with a Viking stove and two Sub-Zero refrigerators. The gorgeous primary suite features cathedral ceilings, exposed beams, a gas fireplace and spa-inspired bathroom with two separate vanities, a glass shower and soaking tub.
There are numerous terraces and a flagstone patio out back, offering plenty of spaces to take in the surrounding natural beauty of Aspen Mountain and North Star Preserve.
Aspen remains one of the country’s top destinations not just as a premier ski resort town, but also as a year-round spot for outdoor recreation. It has become equally well-known for its hiking, biking, horseback riding, fly fishing and snowshoeing, not to mention the popular apres-ski scene and numerous celebrity sightings.
Price: $11.9 million
Square footage: 5,272
Represented by: Ruslan Faradzhov, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate
Direct Slope-Side Access in Beaver Creek
If you have always wanted a home with direct access to ski in and ski out, this condo located on the eastern hillside of Beaver Creek just might have what you are looking for. Sweeping views of the Strawberry Park Express ski runs are observed from the outdoor deck and any one of the rooms inside the fully furnished unit that offers lots of windows to let in an abundance of natural light. The kitchen and bathrooms have all been recently updated and a cozy living room boasts a large fireplace to keep you warm during the winter months. Building amenities here include a concierge, heated underground parking, a year-round heated outdoor lap pool and hot tubs as well as seasonal pickleball and tennis courts.
Conveniently located 15 minutes west of Vail, Beaver Creek is well known for its cross-country skiing, biking trails and, of course, its ski runs. The alpine village is home to Vilar Performing Arts Center, which hosts comedy shows, musicals and theatrical events, and the popular Beaver Creek Resort.
Square footage: 1,355
Represented by: Molly Griffin, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate
Turnkey Views of Tenmile Range
Whether you want to live here or purchase this luxury home as an investment property, it is outfitted to be a turnkey, top-producing rental. Offering spectacular views of the Tenmile Range from every room, the south-facing home features an open floor plan that offers a gourmet kitchen with a stone island, and three living areas, including an entertainment room with a wet bar. Take your pick between one of two enormous primary suites that feature high-end amenities, including a fireplace and sliders that lead to a private terrace. Enjoy the mountain views from the oversized saltwater hot tub, around the built-in firepit or enormous outdoor patio.
You can get to Breckenridge’s downtown Main Street, which is less than a mile away by heading down the private stairway to access the free bus route and Lower Flume Trail, which is just beyond the fenced-in backyard. Known as a popular ski destination, outdoor enthusiasts also enjoy Breckenridge’s Blue River fly fishing, and mountain biking and hiking trails.
Square footage: 4,590
Represented by: Renee Imamura, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate
Top o’ the World Near Vail
There are spectacular views in Colorado to be had then there are jaw-dropping ones like the scenery of Cordillera to the Gore Range and Back Bowls of Vail, all seen from the privacy of this one-of-a-kind residence. Remodeled in 2022, the home’s modern design features a spacious kitchen with high-end appliances and marble countertops, a home theater with stadium seating and a dining area with a fireplace. A bright two-story living area features double-height windows to let in an abundance of natural light. The home is being offered fully furnished, which includes luxury furniture, new televisions and in-wall Sonos-compatible speakers. You can take in the breathtaking mountain views from the second-story deck or patio below.
Cordillera is surrounded by White River National Forest which offers 2.3 million acres to explore. From Conundrum Hot Springs to Hanging Lake, there are plenty of spots to enjoy the great outdoors. Also nearby are many ski resorts and a Dave Pelz par-3 golf course.
Square footage: 5,435
Represented by: Tom Jaffe, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate
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