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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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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Our Splurge: 2201 Daybreak Ridge, Beaver Creek, Colorado, is currently listed by Ed Swinford of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate for $12,650,000.

With autumn just around the corner, everyone has pumpkins, fall hikes, and vibrant fall foliage on the brain. What better way to experience the unrivaled beauty of fall with a getaway to Colorado’s own Beaver Creek – an exclusive enclave located in the Vail Valley that offers four seasons of nature-filled recreation. Don’t believe us?

Just ask Kameron Westcott of the Real Housewives of Dallas who recently took her castmates on a snow-filled getaway to her family’s sprawling vacation home in Beaver Creek. You may have already heard of this charming ski town from your friends, read about it in a post from SecondShelters.com, or visited during ski season to enjoy a weekend on the slopes.

For second home buyers who want luxury, convenience, and world-class recreation all rolled into one, this mountain hotspot can’t be beat! Check out what’s currently on the market in our latest Splurge vs. Steal and tell us which one you’d rather buy – the ski-in/ski-out splurge or the woodland oasis steal?

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