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?

See which properties made the cut on SecondShelters.com now!

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Our Steal: 38359 Highway 6 Unit 12, Avon, CO is currently listed by Page Slevin of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties for $1,295,000. 

This week it’s the battle of the Beaver Creek condos in our latest Splurge vs. Steal. Here we compare two exceptional Colorado listings, each with unbeatable views, upscale amenities, and a prime location near Beaver Creek Resort, but with price points that are miles apart. With iconic ski runs, terrain parks, and an array of shops, restaurants, and entertainment, this charming mountain village draws a crowd year round for world-class hiking, skiing, and the arts.

Which Beaver Creek condo would you choose, the splurge or the steal?

Moving on up? Well, at least to Lovers Lane. Hot young Dallas agent Sam Sawyer has left Rogers Healy and Associates to join Briggs Freeman. Before he got a chance to sit at his new desk, or actually even FIND it, I had to ask:

CD: How many homes have you sold?

SS: Enough!

CD: What’s the most stressful part of negotiations?

SS:Explaining and negotiating a sub-par inspection report

CD: Your worst real estate nightmare?

SS: None, yet.

CD: Where do you live in Dallas?

SS: Townhouse in University Park.

CD: Price no object, where is your fantasy second home?

SS: Beaver Creek, Colorado

CD: What’s your fantasy car?

SS: Old school 1967 Chevrolet Camaro convertible – http://www.chevrolet-compares.com/2011/05/21/1967-chevy-camaro/

CD: What’s the best thing about moving to Dallas, like, what do you tell clients who are unsure of moving here?

SS: Dallas is a rapidly growing city with a lot of opportunity in our job market. It is also a great place to start a business, and Texas as a state has held up exceptionally well compared to other regions  around the country.