On SecondShelters.com: Don’t Miss these Hill Country Destinations Near Boot Ranch | CandysDirt.com

Buying and building in Boot Ranch is a no-brainer if you’re looking for luxury Hill Country living with resort-like amenities and an award-winning Hal Sutton-designed golf course.

Boot Ranch provides fabulous service amid the rustic beauty of ranch life and there’s something for everyone, from the 55,000-square-foot members-only clubhouse and village complex and 4.5-acre pool and sports campus, to a 34-acre golf practice park for pre-course warmup.

They recently hosted the CandysDirt.com staff for a three-day retreat and part of the appeal of this incredible destination is its Hill Country location. Boot Ranch is close to so many recreation options, from fine dining and wineries, to state parks and historic sites and museums. Here’s a roundup of some nearby options for Boot Ranch residents looking to take a drive and have some fun.

Read all about it over on SecondShelters.com! 

 

Boot Ranch

Boot Ranch is everything I love about Texas all rolled up into one big beautiful package.

It’s easy to get caught up in big city living and lose sight of the innate beauty of Texas until you hit the backroads. The minute you take that right turn at Evant, and head towards Fredericksburg, the Texas Hill Country rolls out before your eyes. Suddenly nothing matters but the view. You turn a corner, and Enchanted Rock looms up like a stone spaceship. As you wind around the road to Boot Ranch, the clubhouse rises out of the stone cropping’s like a cowboy’s version of a castle and simply takes your breath away.

See how Boot Ranch honors the heritage of the Texas Hill Country on SecondShelters.com.

Les femmes d’Alger

In 2015, a Picasso painting sold for a record $179 million. It was painted in 1955 and titled “Les femmes d’Alger” and was a tribute to friend and rival painter Henri Matisse.  Compared to that, the auction of Picasso’s last home should be a breeze where bidding will start at € 20.2 million tomorrow at Residence365.com, a Christies affiliate. Coming full circle, Les femmes d’Alger was also sold by Christies.

Unassuming, yet stunning main entrance (door behind tree)

The home, known locally as Mas de Notre Dame de Vie was the artist’s home from 1961 until his death at 93 in 1973.  It’s located in the hills about four miles north of Cannes, France. When Picasso purchased the home it already had 24 rooms. His first addition was a studio space with its own terrace. Over the ensuing years, the home grew several more times.  The main house encompasses 13,000 square feet with five bedrooms and nine full and one half baths … oh, and two kitchens. A guest house and gatekeeper’s cottage clock in at another 4,000 square feet. Not to worry, the home sits on eight acres spread across a hillside offering mind-boggling views over Cannes and the sea.

Head over to SecondShelters.com for pics of this stunning property.

One of the first hit areas when Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas was Port Aransas, home to Cinnamon Shore, a luxury vacation rental community we’ve been following for several years now.

For an update on conditions there, we checked in with Jeff Lamkin, Cinnamon Shore’s developer. Port Aransas is still in need of funds and cleanup help, but officials there say one of the best things people can do for the community is to visit as a tourist. Cinnamon Shore fared better than you might think, and offers a pleasant option for fall and winter vacations.

Click here to see the story on SecondShelters.com.

The former childhood home of Al Capone in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, now offers plenty of income potential in the form of two one-bedroom apartments and one three-bedroom home.

This week’s historical shelter has been on the market for a little more than 100 days.

While someone’s finally put an offer in on the home at 21 Garfield Place, which listed for $2.449 million, the sale isn’t final yet — which affords us the opportunity to see the neighborhood Capone spent some of his formative years.

Check it out at SecondShelters.com.

Steamboat Springs (Photo: Larry Pierce)

September’s gone and Thanksgiving — the traditional opening of ski season — will be here before you know it!

Tourism representatives from two dozen Colorado ski resorts were in town this week, sharing news of improvements and upcoming activities at their resorts. See the story on SecondShelters.com today, along with a list of under-the-radar Colorado ski destinations you might just consider for a new home.

 

farmhouse

If you’re a fan of a certain state school’s football team in Austin, and you would like a country getaway ready-made for riding horses and hosting your fellow season-ticket-holding friends, this is kind of your bag.

Jarrell is about four miles north of Georgetown, which also puts you in spitting distance of Austin. And this farmhouse has plenty of room for friends and family — or even some Airbnb action for folks that want a little country with their college football weekend.

Check it out on SecondShelters.com.

If you’re the type that needs a second home with plenty to do we have a multi-porched stunner in Eureka Springs is an example of some of the best parts of Arkansas.

With both shopping, dining, nightlife right at your feet, the Buffalo River nearby for outdoor fun, and Fayetteville just down the road for even more shopping, dining, and even college sports, this 1903 home could be the perfect place to kick back in – and it even has room for friends and/or family.

Check it out on SecondShelters.com.