Sunset Retreat Brings Best Of Colorado Mountain Living To Your Doorstep

Majestic views from the back deck of the aptly named Sunset Retreat at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club with views across the community’s Equestrian Center and Lake.

In a creative design that blends elements of traditional mountain homes with contemporary splashes, Sunset Retreat, a stunning custom market home in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, puts the best of alpine living at your doorstep.

The lake at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club is a great place to paddleboard or kayak, practice fly casting or sit on the dock and take in the scenery.

A secluded stretch of the aptly named Panorama Drive leads to the 5,600-square-foot Colorado mountain transitional home, which sits on a five-acre parcel of land inside Steamboat’s exclusive Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club.

Architectural rendering of the front entry of the newly completed custom market home at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club.

“The centerpiece as you approach the home is the barreled roofs,” says Ralph Walton, who along with Cam Boyd and Pam Vanatta of Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty, are listing the property. “That contemporary design complements the traditional pitched gables and gives the home a remarkable look that mimics the Colorado mountain landscape.”

Floor-to-ceiling windows frame dramatic, 180-degree views of the South Yampa Valley, the Flat Tops and Emerald Mountain.

Inside, floor-to-ceiling windows frame dramatic, 180-degree views of the South Yampa Valley, the Flat Tops, and Emerald Mountain.

Natural light floods the main floor, which features a spacious great room, a beautiful kitchen, and a dining room large enough to accommodate a table of 14.

The kitchen continues the clean lines found throughout the homes and features a unique sliding window over the countertop making indoor/outdoor entertaining a breeze.

Just like the exterior, traditional and modern touches blend seamlessly.

“There are exposed beams and hardwood floors throughout the home,” says Vanatta, who has lived in Steamboat for more than three decades. “But then there are the massive windows, clean lines, open spaces, and neutral colors of a modern mountain home.”

Off the great room is an outdoor living space, which even connects to a countertop in the kitchen via a sliding window, making entertaining a breeze.

The master suite also is on the main level, with the focal point being the corner windows that bring the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains in. More views – along with his and her floating vanities and quartz countertops – are found in the bathroom. A side room could be used for an office or home gym.

The main-level master suite features corner windows that bring the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains in.

Three more bedrooms – each with its own bathroom – and a family room are on the lower level. There is a three-car garage and a studio-style casita with its own entrance, perfect for guests or a man/woman cave. Sunset Retreat is listed at $4.995 million.

“You can’t talk about the totality of the home without thinking about how you’re actually going to live here,” says Boyd, co-owner of Sotheby’s International Realty. “That’s where Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club comes into play. You can customize your lifestyle any way you want.”

Equestrian facilities at AMRC include a community barn, tack room and closets, staging area and wood-post fenced pastures.

AMRC, a 1,200-acre ranch community, sits just seven minutes from downtown and seven minutes from Steamboat Ski Resort. The ranch is divided into 63, 5-acre parcels, with 900 acres specifically designated as wildlife preserve.

“Where Sunset Retreat is located, you feel like you’re alone, floating above the valley,” Walton says. “You’re away from all of the hubbub in town, yet close enough for dining, the rodeo, or skiing.”

Speaking of skiing, AMRC homeowners have exclusive access to membership benefits at Alpine Mountain Summit Club, the premier slope-side club located in One Steamboat Place.

Another perk of AMRC ownership is access to a private 1.5-mile stretch of the Yampa River, renowned for its gold-medal trout fishing. There’s also an on-site lake for fishing, paddle boarding, or relaxing on the dock enjoying the views.

Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club offers 900 acres of preserve land and 5-miles of trails on property.

A community barn houses equestrian facilities, and there’s an owners’ lodge, a guest cabin, and a private backcountry retreat on the property as well. More than five miles of trails weave throughout AMRC, and neighboring Catamount golf course is accessible by a cart path.

“The lifestyle elements of AMRC are central to this home,” Boyd says. “There are options for your family and friends year round – not only at your new home, but in the amazing community of Steamboat Springs. Imagine the memories that can be made here.”

The barreled roof is a center piece of the home and complements the traditional pitched gables to give the home a look that mimics the Colorado mountain landscape.

New listings available for purchase at the Ranch include two, custom, market homes from $4.5+ million, as well as homesites from $1.5 million. For more information, visit and contact AMRC Director of Sales, Suzanne Schlicht, at 970-620-9246 or to schedule a time to saddle up and explore AMRC.