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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Pictured here our “Steal” – 2665 Larkspur Lane, Vail, Colorado, currently listed for $1.25 million by Led Gardner of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate.

We are kicking off our Splurge vs. Steal Resort Edition with two incredible ski-in/ski-out listings in beautiful Vail, Colorado. Each property comes uniquely appointed and positioned on the slopes, yet with vastly different price points. Let’s compare and see what makes each one worth it. Bonus: We have pictures from both fall and winter seasons, giving you an idea of the beauty Vail affords year-round.

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483 Beaver Dam Road Vail, Colorado, is currently listed by Heidi Bintz of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty for $11.750 million.

Born Free isn’t just a slope-side trail on Vail Mountain, it’s a lifestyle, a feeling, an adventure – and you can only get it at 483 Beaver Dam Road. From its jaw-dropping western views and exquisite mountain sunsets, to its unbeatable ski-in/ski-out access and lavish appointments, this quintessential mountain retreat is everything!

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Vail Valley is renowned for its natural beauty, and much like its surroundings, this Northwoods ski-in/ski-out condo with views of the Gore Range does not disappoint. Ideally located at 600 Vail Valley Drive Unit A106 sits this stunning two-bedroom, three-bathroom gem with 1,457 square feet of living space just minutes to all things Vail, Colorado.

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373 Strawberry Park, Beaver Creek, Colo., is currently listed for $13.995 million by Andie Ohde and Malia Cox Nobrega of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

On the hunt for an idyllic mountain retreat? Well buckle up, because we zeroed in on one of the most exclusive, luxurious, action-packed, ski-in/ski-out properties on the market. Meet 373 Strawberry Park, an impeccably designed mountain retreat located in Beaver Creek’s most prestigious, gated enclave.

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Golden Peak Penthouse Vail Colorado

458 Vail Valley Road R2, Vail, Colo. — Photos: Courtesy LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

Nestled on the majestic slopes of Vail Mountain in the coveted Golden Peak building, lies one of the few ski-in/ski-out penthouses in Vail, boasting unrivaled Gore Range views, and privileged membership to the Gold Peak Passport Club, offering exclusive perks like mountainside parking, ski valet, and impressive après ski opportunities.

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19-Kokanee_08-great-roomImagine a place where you can mingle with Olympians and extreme athletes, be surrounded by panoramic views, fish off your sailboat in the summer, throw on your skis in the winter, and warm yourself by the fire at night – all without ever leaving the mountain or the comforts of home. Of course we find this in Crested Butte, a hop jump and skip away from Big D. Designed by architect Daniel J. Murphy, this exceptional ski-in/ski-out offering, is a true legacy estate, located just 24 miles south of Aspen. A scenic car drive through the exquisite Maroon Bells will have you at Aspen in a few hours, or in the summer make the 12-mile hike right from your property, via the postal route.  (more…)