How to Find a Home That’s Perfect for Snow and Summer
A Home for All Seasons
Do you love the great outdoors? Do you feel most alive when you’re speeding down a mountainside packed with fresh powder? Do you wish you could live in a place so inviting that taking a vacation would be as simple as stepping out of your back door?
If any of these things sound familiar, then we’ve found a few listings that we’re pretty sure you’ll love.
63 Smuggler Cove Road, Aspen, Colorado
With its artful proportions and striking design, this Aspen home is a rare gem, even in one of the most rarefied real estate markets in the country. It’s situated mere minutes from downtown, and it features all the creature comforts you’d expect in a home of this quality, including a spacious wine cellar, a rooftop deck with a fire pit and hot tub, and a restaurateur-designed chef’s kitchen sure to impress even the most discriminating foodie. And just look at those views!
15280 Wagon Road, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
There’s no doubt about it: Jackson Hole, Wyoming is on the short list of the best ski resorts in the country: it has the best lifts, ample powder, and plenty of local flavor. When vacation’s over, you might find yourself wishing you could stay longer. And if you have the means, we can’t think of a better place to do just that than 15280 Wagon Road.
This luxury home has the perfect blend of rusticism and modern conveniences: you’ll love the exposed beams and the massive stone hearth, but you’ll also appreciate the high-end appliances and top-notch security system. Oh, and it just happens to be located right next to the #1 golf course in the state.
5 South Bentwood Lane, Sandy, Utah
Located on at the southeastern corner of Salt Lake City, the suburb of Sandy is a mere 20 minutes from Alta, one of the best ski resorts in the country for purists. That’s right: Alta is for two-plankers only, so leave your snowboard at home. If this sounds like heaven to you, then you may want to consider scheduling a viewing of 2960 East Oberland Rd.
It may be priced at nearly $5 million, but with more than 17,000 square feet situated on 5.51 acres that feature a full panoramic view, we’d say it’s worth every penny. This newly customized home has everything you could ever ask for, no matter what season you move in. Gorgeous beams and soaring vaults throughout, as well as theater, elevator, golfer’s workout room, library and even a wine tasting room.
320 Delrey Road #330, Whitefish, Montana
Whitefish, Montana might not have the reputation of some of the other spots on this list, but it’s more than deserving of a look if you love quaint, small-town life and great skiing. From the edge of town, you can catch a glimpse of the rugged grandeur of Glacier National Park, and the old-west facades along the main drag are as charming as they come. Skiing is a big deal here, naturally, but there’s plenty to do during the off-season: mountain biking, fly-fishing and horseback riding are all popular local diversions.
And speaking of horses, check out this stunning horse ranch on Delrey Road. This stately log home has all the amenities you and your equine pals will need to live the good life throughout the year.
21908 Dee Drive, Bend, Oregon
This newly constructed home in Bend, Oregon has a lot going for it: it has a wonderful floor plan, a sizable yard, and plenty of style. Oh, and it also happens to be situated less than an hour’s drive from Mount Bachelor, one of the best ski resorts in the Pacific Northwest.
During the summer, you’ll enjoy easy access to Deschutes National Forest and the famous Deschutes River. Skiing, hiking, biking, and fishing – here in Bend, you can do it all.
Pack Your Skis
To most folks, these towns are vacation destinations. But why not live where you love to play? In the unlikely event that you find yourself needing a vacation from these places, you could always book a ticket to a tropical island, just for a change of scenery.