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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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…)