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.”

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A quintessential aspect of life on a ranch is keeping horses, whether for riding, rodeos, or relaxing with. Plus, they’re pretty. Adventures in the saddle often lead to landscapes rarely viewed and traversed other than by horseback. And in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, sits one stretch of alpine paradise equestrian lovers don’t want to miss.

Nestled within the resort town of Steamboat Springs sits Alpine Mountain Ranch and Club, a 1,216-acre luxury ranch community located just five minutes from downtown Steamboat Springs. The property provides a perfect blend of modern, luxury amenities, yet also exemplifies all things Western, including horses. Here, horses roam on 220 acres of open pasture for all homeowners to enjoy.

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If you’re partial to the tall towering pines of east Texas, this 7-acre estate on Lake Palestine is the dream home you’ve been waiting for. Dallas native Amy Timmerman of Local Resident Realty has listed this beautiful east Texas lakefront home at 1190 County Road 3504 in Bullard, Texas. Nicknamed Avista for its panoramic views of serene Lake Palestine and undeveloped rolling acres of land surrounding it, this property features a luxury custom dual-master suite home, an attached cabin for guests, a barn, and a boathouse situated on more than 7 acres.

Just an hour and 45 minutes from Dallas (or 20 minutes from Tyler), cross the lake and travel down the paved tree-lined country road to the home’s entrance. Walk in to find dramatic wood-beam ceilings and stunning views of the lake through plentiful windows. (more…)

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.

The mountain lifestyle sought in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is different for everyone. At luxury development, Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club, primary and second homeowners enjoy a choice when it comes to high-end amenities.

While some desire slope-side access to the world-class Champagne Powder at Steamboat Ski Resort, which borders the development, others prefer the challenge of teeing it up at Catamount Golf Club, conveniently connected next door, via cart path.

Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club owners have access to a private, 1.5 mile section of the trout-rich Yampa River.

Avid anglers may seek to wet a line in the trout-rich water of the Yampa River, while others prefer to watch the days pass from the deck taking in the spectacular views of the surrounding Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Good news is, no matter your preference of mountain lifestyle, Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club in Steamboat Springs, delivers.

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Let’s take a trip to Mexico in your head.

Imagine a naturally-secluded tropical locale with crystal white sand beaches, gentle shore breezes that are softly curbed by the cliffs, and blue Pacific waters of Banderas Bay that are calm and actually just right for swimming. (more…)

If you’re looking for a turnkey home retreat that’s just an hour away, head east on I-20 to this nearly 200-acre rolling estate known as Diamond Ranch near Canton. This is the perfect mix of colonial farmhouse, resort getaway, and executive retreat. It’s listed for $2,875,000 by Michael Ytem and Robert Grunnah of Younger Partners.

“It’s got all the feel of city living in the country,” Ytem says. (more…)

Susurros del Corazón

Experience Susurros del Corazon Tuesday, May 7, 5:00 to 7:00 pm, at Alice + Olivia, 7B Highland Park Village, Highland Park

Whispers of the heart: that’s the meaning of  Susurros del Corazon, a new luxury boutique resort coming up on 33 lush, rolling acres overlooking the Bay of Banderas on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, a favorite vacation and beach spot for Texans.

And of course there will be vacation homes: the resort will feature 59 hotel guest suites and 30 contemporary beachfront residences, both surrounded by tropical jungle and pristine white sand beaches.

But there is more: the entire resort will carry one of the leading luxury brand names in the world: Auberge Resorts.

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One of benefits of ownership at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club is private access to a 1.5-mile section of the Yampa River.

While netting a fish in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, can’t necessarily be guaranteed, it would be difficult not to in this alpine angling paradise.

It’s a place where a river – the Yampa – literally runs right through it! Add in the nearby Elk River and numerous mountain lakes, and Steamboat is a bona fide fly-fishing hotbed.

Trout-Rich Water Awaits

The concierge at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club can arrange a professional, local fly-fishing guide who can help with casting technique and the best fly selection for the day.

“The Yampa is a blast to fish,” says Johnny Spillane, owner and guide at Steamboat Flyfisher. “It’s one of the best ‘big-fish’ rivers in Colorado.”

Spillane – a Steamboat native and three-time Olympic silver medalist in Nordic Combined – has more than three decades of experience fishing the area and has been named his hometown’s best guide.

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