Photo: Elite Realty Group

Photo: Elite Realty Group

Yucaipa? The close-knit community in California’s San Bernardino County isn’t exactly the vacation destination on the tip of everyone’s tongue, but the town has a lot to recommend it, including great recreation opportunities and a quaint downtown. In fact given the town’s commitment to lifelong learning, health, and wellness, it might just be a dream spot for retirees.


I know we just broke the 70 day plus cycle of 100 degree plus days in Dallas but really, it’s time to start thinking about ski season. Jack frost is just around the corner and so much more bearable when you have your own private ski house. Or, in this case, $48,500,000 Aspen estate.

Jigsaw Ranch is a riverfront family compound nestled serenely on 80 acres in the Castle Creek Valley, located just minutes from downtown Aspen. The property features two main houses, a guest house, a log cabin and gatehouse, and ample accommodations for both family and friends. Fully remodeled and renovated to perfection in the late 90’s, a separate 1,500 square foot guest house is also included (and perfect). The second main residence is a newly completed, magnificent contemporary estate designed by Charles Cunniffe Architects, known in Aspen and Telluride as the contemporary architect to the rich. (His name adds at least fifty grand to the sales price!) A 750 square foot guest house/caretaker unit greets visitors at the entrance. With 12 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms and four partial baths, Jigsaw Ranch is a rare buying opportunity for a family to create a legacy for children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

And if you get sick of everyone, not to worry. The spread is so big you could lose whoever you wanted to lose for days. Maybe years!