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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What can you get for under $6 million in Big Sky, Montana? How about fresh air, adventure, and luxurious accommodations that embody the spirit of elevated mountain living! At Montage Residences Big Sky, you’ll have it all. As Big Sky, Montana’s first ultra-luxury resort, Montage Residences Big Sky is raising the bar on the second home market. With 150 guest rooms and suites, plus a limited collection of 39 private residences, everything is bigger and better in Big Sky. Here’s why:

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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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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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Jeff Buerger with Hall and Hall has listed Cascade Ranch in Idaho Springs, Colorado for $3.975 million.

An approximately 260-acre gentleman’s ranch/executive retreat is up for grabs and you’re not going to believe the location! The rare mountain property, known as Cascade Ranch, is ideally nestled in Idaho Springs, Colorado, and comes enveloped by Arapahoe National Forest.

And it’s the ranch’s southern exposure that really wows! The property faces Mt. Goliath, Mt. Evans, and Mt. Bierstadt for jaw-dropping mountain views with the privacy of a secluded forest.

Currently listed by Jeff Buerger of Hall and Hall for $3.975 million, Cascade Ranch is perfect for use as a second home, gentleman’s ranch, or executive retreat.

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Executive Editor Joanna England, Founder and Publisher Candace Evans, and Columnist Jon Anderson

When searching for a ranch property as a second home, there’s often a laundry list of “must haves” that buyers prioritize. While they may rank in different order, they usually include luxury amenities, nearby recreation, and incredible views. As attendees at the recent SecondShelters.com preview of Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club found out, this fantastic development in Colorado has everything — and then some!

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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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Stowell Ranch, 3133 County Road 518 Fraser, CO – Photo Credit LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

Few mountain retreats compare to the stunningly crafted, third-generation log builder’s estate at Stowell Ranch, currently listed for $2.295 million. Nestled on 20 pristine acres in the lush and mountainous valley of Fraser, Colo., this log-built beauty is ideally situated between two sparkling ponds – with water rights – surrounded by towering Aspen and Colorado Pine trees with views that go on for miles.

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