Warm-weather amenities at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club include the community’s private lake for family-friendly fishing, paddleboarding or relaxing on the dock enjoying the views.

World-class skiing, a lush alpine setting, knee-high champagne powder – this is what comes to mind when people think of Steamboat Springs. But there’s a new trend taking shape in the family-friendly resort town that’s hard to deny. The lifestyle-driven community is gaining massive popularity among buyers investing in primary and second homes, not only for the classic winter pursuits, but for the abundant warm-weather activities stretching across the Yampa Valley.

The growing trend in family-friendly Steamboat Springs is people investing in homes not only for the area’s classic winter pursuits but, increasingly, for the abundant warm-weather activities.

The result? A mecca for luxury buyers who want it all. We’re talking year-round indoor-outdoor recreation, exceptional world-class amenities, and all the laid back charms of a bustling mountain destination.

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Whether you’re looking to build your dream family legacy home or you’re ready to escape to lake living right now, the popular Long Cove luxury community at Cedar Creek Lake has several options that’ll fit you.

If you’ve ever tried to purchase land to build your dream home from the ground up, you’ll know it’s not as easy as it sounds. Finding available land that’s truly buildable is a challenge. Luckily, Long Cove has a few last lakefront sites in the established Dodd’s Point neighborhood that can be combined to create an acre-plus of waterfront property ready for construction. The lakefront home site, available for $1.75 million, measures 0.775 acres with 227 feet of waterfront land. The adjacent lot is available and can be combined to add a half-acre.

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Back in March we told you about Long Cove’s newest luxury lakefront neighborhood, Henderson Bay, and now we’ve got complete details about the sleek new townhomes being built there by Robert Elliott Custom Homes, starting from $695,000.

Since the beginning, we’ve followed Don McNamara’s Long Cove development as it’s become a sprawling 1,000-acre second-home haven and a go-to weekend spot for many in the Metroplex. Long Cove, located on the clear, deep end of Cedar Creek Reservoir, was inspired by getaways like those of the Seaside and Watercolor communities in Florida.

But this new 40-acre private and protected cove will feature sandy beach volleyball, a slide into the lake, lakeside fire pits, shared play fields, and rolling lawns. Plus there’s an amphitheater large enough to host an orchestra for outdoor concerts.

The contemporary two-story Long Cove townhomes have two different floor plans to choose from: a two-bedroom, three-bath interior lot home that has 2,422 square-feet or a three-bedroom, five-bath corner lot home that has an impressive 3,198 square-feet. In total, there will be only eight townhomes built. (more…)

Market homes at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club include this new mountain-modern home with neighboring Steamboat ski resort in the background

Are you the buyer who wants a luxury, ski-in/ski-out residence right in the middle of the action, or do you prefer a private ranch in the mountains where you can spread your wings and take in wide open vistas? Perhaps the ability to keep a horse or two of your own, or simply ride the property steeds sounds appealing? How about private access to some of Colorado’s renowned Gold Medal fly fishing waters paired with an unbeatable locale close to downtown Steamboat? Throw in exclusive membership to a ski-in/ski-out lodge with valet parking, ski valet, daily breakfast and après ski, plus a spa, fitness, pool, and hot tubs mere steps from the gondola at Steamboat Ski Resort, and you have a recipe for pure mountain bliss! Sound too good to be true? It’s not! This and more can be yours at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club.

Members of Alpine Mountain Summit Club enjoy personal lockers and ski concierge only a short stroll away from the Steamboat ski resort gondola.

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A new home at Alpine Mountain Ranch and Club, located adjacent to Steamboat Ski Resort and Catamount golf club in Steamboat Springs, is up for grabs and you won’t believe the VIEWS! The five-acre property beautifully integrates indoor-outdoor living with multiple decks, patios, and generous floor-to-ceiling windows framing unbelievable mountain vistas.

Aptly named Moonlight Run and built by esteemed local architect Rick Hodges, the lower level walkout home offers five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and 5,700 square feet complete with a three-car garage for storing all your toys. The best part?It was just listed by the Paoli Group of Colorado Group Realty with price tag of $4.495 million, putting you an offer away from move-in-ready, Alpine Mountain paradise.

“The Steamboat market is evolving to a more complete experience,” says listing agent, Chris Paoli. “From the restaurant experience to the more finished streetscapes downtown, we are appealing to a more affluent demographic. These buyers own more on-trend homes in their primary markets and prefer a similar experience here in the mountains. The modern style of Moonlight Run allows the home’s focus to be on its natural surroundings with large walls of windows bringing the exterior in, while the clean lines and softer interior surfaces are ideal for showcasing art.”

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Most second-home shoppers build vacation home dreams on one or two activities — the beach, the lake, or the hills. But buyers at the 505 Ranch Club  are getting three or more activities to fill the lazy days of weekends and turn every day into an experience. The private, exclusive enclave on Cedar Creek Lake, one of the largest lakes in the state, sits on one and a half miles of sparkling shoreline. There is water, there are 505 acres (hence the name) of dense woods to explore on foot, skeet shooting, target practice, trail rides, mountain biking, and unlike most vacation home communities, each home is set far apart from its neighbors, as if you were living in the middle of the woods.

The 505 Ranch Club also offers one of the top equestrian centers in North Texas, with ample paddocks and corrals, all available to owners at their whim but no upkeep. The shared ownership ranch concept marries the carefree freedom and fun of the ranch experience. But it almost completely eliminates the back-breaking hard work!

Still, the best part may be just pure geographical luck: when you buy your vacation home at the 505 Ranch Club, your no-maintenance ranch is only a 45-minute drive from Preston Center.

We have more on CandysDirt.com.

Custom Barndominium on 10 Acres Offers Fab Vacation Home Close to Dallas | SecondShelters.com

We see a lot of fabulous homes, but few grab our attention like a Pottsboro property that just hit the market, located about an hour north of Dallas. This is a perfect weekend house if we ever saw one!

The barndominium at 192 McClain Ln. is a sight to behold, an enchanting and unusual house made to look like a rustic wood barn with lots of high-end features for the discerning buyer. It has five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two half baths, and 5,293 square feet on two stories, sitting on 10 acres close to the Texas-Oklahoma border.

Located two miles from the shores of Lake Texoma, this residence was built as a vacation home by DFW residents looking to create a gathering spot for four adult children, grandchildren, and family friends alike.

Read all about it and see the incredible photos over on CandysDirt.com!

 

Boot Ranch

An aerial view of a Sunday House compound. All photos courtesy of Boot Ranch.

Do you hanker for a Hill Country vacation home for family gatherings, but question if you’d use it enough to justify the trouble and cost? Or perhaps, you don’t want to dedicate all your free time to the same place — but, you’d like a spot to get together for vacations and occasional weekends, especially if your children are grown up, live in scattered Texas cities and now have children of their own?

The developers of Boot Ranch might just have the answer in a luxury private club community offering golf, swimming, tennis, and more in a gorgeous Hill Country setting just 5 miles outside of the charming town of Fredericksburg and within a four-hour drive of most major Texas cities.

Among the options in this 2,000-acre premier golf community are large “Sunday Houses” shared among eight owners, each of whom has use of the property for approximately 40 days per year. Shares are now available in Sunday House Six, scheduled for completion in Spring 2017. Here’s a look at this deal with appeal to those who can’t do all the time, but, like me, have Hill County in their soul:

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