Our Splurge: Brady Johnson with C Lazy U Ranch Realty, LLChas listed 4414 County Road 40, Granby, Coloradofor $2.995 million.

There’s plenty to do in the sleepy mountain town of Granby, Colorado. With its family-friendly atmosphere, close proximity to Denver, and idyllic location in the majestic Rockies, people come for the views and stay for the western hospitality. Plus, epic skiing at Winter Park Resort is just a short drive down US-40 E. And there’s lots to love about the summer too! This includes hiking, camping, world-class golfing, mountain biking, and so much more. If owning a second home in Granby sounds like your idea of heaven, we have two exceptional offerings for you to consider. Which would you choose, the rustic luxury splurge or the mountain view steal? (more…)

Les Pfenning of RE/MAX Alliance Westminster has listed 577 Bear Meadow Trail, Evergreen, Colorado for $3,900,000.

Escape to Evergreen for mountain charm on a whim or retire in style with the ultimate mountain escape, this secluded second shelter has everything you need. If you’ve always dreamed of a home in the Rocky Mountains look no further! This enchanting Evergreen estate along Bear Meadow Trail affords an entertainer’s paradise, and every inch is covered in fabulous upgrades.

Ideally situated on 18.5-acres, and boasting majestic mountain views, this six-bedroom, seven-full-and-one-half-bathroom retreat knows no equal. It was custom built in 2006 yet offers a timeless rustic appeal that transcends. (more…)

 

181 Bull Bugle Bend, Fraser, Colorado, is currently listed by Melinda Lee of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty for $4,500,000.

When a Texan builds a second home in Colorado, you know it’s going to be good. Such is the case with 181 Bull Bugle Bend in Fraser.

“We get great sunrise views and sunset alpenglow,” say the owners Jeff and Lori Pray of Texas, who built the property as a mountain retreat for their family. Jeff flies his private plane into the Kremmling airport when he visits. It’s also just a short two hour drive from Denver International Airport (DIA) and minutes from world class resorts.

Here you can experience the quintessential Rocky Mountain lifestyle from an exquisitely designed custom home perched on 3.6-acres in the exclusive Reserve at Elkhorn Ridge. Ideally situated adjacent to Devil’s Thumb Ranch trail system, the home affords easy trail access featuring impressive mountain and meadow views. Listing agent Melinda Lee of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty tells us the property, which is listed for $4.5 million, is the highest priced single family residence in Grand County that is not a ranch – and for good reason.

Learn more on SecondShelters.com.

Photo by Noah Wetzel, courtesy of Colorado Tourism Board.

Photo by Noah Wetzel, courtesy of Colorado Tourism Board.

Lucky you if you’re heading for a snow vacation over Presidents Day weekend. And, you’re in for a treat if Steamboat Springs happens to be your destination. This welcoming northwestern Colorado town has very a unique amenity — mystical therapeutic waters that spring from the ground to soothe tired muscles after a long day on the slopes. Click here for the scoop from Valerie Jarvie, plus a peek at a luxe property that may be just what you’re looking for in a mountain retreat.