6409 Bouquet Spgs, Victor, Idaho is currently listed by Mark and Julie Rockefeller of Teton Valley Realty for $920,000. Photo Credit: Realtor.com

Many have heard of the “Grand Tetons” but few realize the iconic mountain range spans approximately 40 miles in a north-south direction through the state of Wyoming, just east of the Idaho state line. With a variety of mountain ranches, luxurious golf courses, phenomenal breweries, distilleries, and a plethora of hiking options, Victor, Idaho, is Teton County’s hidden gem.

Whether you’re looking for a hiking and craft brew experience, a horse ride through breathtaking mountain trails, or want to sip a nice red on the patio surrounded by everything mother nature has to offer … Victor has you covered, and without the sticker shock of its pricier counterparts. Ahem, Cour d’Alene, Jackson Hole, Sun Valley.

This made me wonder, what can I get for $1 million in Victor, Idaho? What I find is the epitome of rustic luxury living with, you guessed it, Teton Mountain views! The best part? It’s listed for $920K! See it on SecondShelters.com now!

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?

0151 Scounty Rd # 871 in Breckenridge, CO, is currently listed for $998,000 by Jonna Beardsley of Breckenridge Associates Real Estate.

It’s slim pickings when it comes to finding homes for$1 million in Breckenridge, Colorado. With an abundance of year-round activities and jaw-dropping mountain vistas at every turn, homes listed at or around $1 million are in limited supply and continue to attract buyers from around the world. Why Breck? Well perhaps the tourism folks at GoBreck.com say it best:

“From our historic Main Street to our legendary skiing, what unites us in Breckenridge is our shared passion for embracing life’s best moments. Here, we pack all four seasons with the best of the outdoors, the indoors, and everything in between. From our vibrant après sceneculinary adventures, a buzzing nightlife, to experiences that tap into our more cultural side—from the musical to the artistic. We come together to embrace our world-class outdoor playground complete with Gold Medal fly-fishing rivers, stellar mountain biking trails, and majestic alpine hikes. Along the way, we’ve found that doing things together is more fun than doing them not together. You with us?”

Why yes, yes we are! See what you can score for a small fortune in Breckenridge on SecondShelters.com now!

The view from inside Hotel Park City. 

From world-class skiing and impressive golf, to nature-filled hikes, followed by eclectic shops and eateries, Park City, Utah, offers something for everyone — and in an idyllic setting that’s tough to beat! Second home buyers adore the town’s mountain charm and accessibility, and we love what we found for the price! Here we feature three fabulous finds all under a million to inspire your Park City house hunt.

Feed your wanderlust and see them all on SecondShelters.com now.

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!

See the stunning photos and learn more about this perfect ski retreat on SecondShelters.com now.

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Photo credit: Carl Frey/Winter Park Resort

Amtrak opened a route from Denver International Airport to Winter Park, Colorado, ski resort community last year. The new train route, coupled with a change of ownership of resort operations and generally increased traffic in the region, has boosted the Winter Park area real estate market.

Valerie Jarvie takes a look at the up-and-coming area and a sample property near what’s now the only ski resort accessible by train from a major airport straight to the slopes in North America. See what you can get in Winter Park, plus updates on the real estate market on SecondShelters.com.

anteks spring social

Join us at this evening at Anteks Curated (Preston Center East) when we’ll host the Villas at Cortina (Telluride) and 505 Ranch (at Cedar Creek). Time is 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Yours truly will  speak on housing trends, particularly vacation home properties, and my beloved True Food will share hors d’oeuvres alongside Stoli cocktails.

505 Ranch Cedar Creek

The 505 Ranch at Cedar Creek Lake

I cannot think of a better way to prep for a ski trip, can you?

Villas at Cortina

The Villas at Cortina, Telluride, CO

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White Pine HA

Update 11:33 am: Grabbed a quick chat with Nate Shar with Heritage Auctions who tells me that at least eight people are registered to bid for Leppert’s ski crib, but they expect a few more showing at the actual auction on site. It happens at 2 p.m. No reserve. Mountain Time. Wish you were there? 

Maybe he did it because he wants some of Trump’s real estate prowess to rub off on today’s sale? Maybe he did it because he ran against Ted Cruz and is not a fan, I don’t know. Whatever. Out of all the Republican contenders, the endorsement was a shocking move from the former Dallas mayor.  I’d sure like to ask him why.

But I might just wait until after today’s sale of his magnificent Park City, Utah ski house.

There is no minimum at all, and this home was last listed for $6.2 million. I mean, can you spell DEAL?

As you know, former Dallas mayor Tom Leppert and his wife, Laura, have been trying to shed some properties. First it was their home on Alva Court with that jazzy media room, remember? It was listed by Mary Poss and then Ryan Streiff, the current agent. Asking is still $4,795,000.

But my oh my Park City Utah! I am actually headed that way to check out some more vacation home possibilities, some a little more affordable than a $6.2 million ski-in. ski-out house, though this place could be the best bargain west of the Mississippi come two p.m. Mountain Time.

This is a fantastic piece of property that you can see from the ski lifts. I know exactly where this house is. In fact, if you have ever skied Park City — there are three neighboring resorts, Deer Valley, Park City and Canyons comprising 7300 acres of white powder — this home is near the Dreamcatcher Lift. And it sounds like a dream! (more…)