Our Steal: 327 Fletcher Schoolhouse Road, Woodstock, Vermont is currently listed by Carol Wood of Williamson Group Sotheby’s International Realty for $2,700,000.

What’s better than a year-round destination offering picturesque beauty and timeless New England charm? How about being centrally located on the banks of the Ottauquechee River and at the crossroad of the Vermont Scenic Byway? Add some Windsor County Green Mountain views, and it’s easy to see why today’s Splurge vs. Steal is situated in idyllic Woodstock, Vermont.

We’ve located two incredible Woodstock retreats, both with impressive acreage and stunning architectural styles but with price points that are miles apart. Which one would you choose? The hilltop classic splurge or the charming Bybrook Farm steal? Be sure to let us know in the comments!

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Our Splurge: Mariposa Ranch and Equestrian Center, Taos, New Mexico is currently listed by David Fries of Sotheby’s International Realty Santa Fe for $2,900,000.

Town or country? In this week’s Splurge vs. Steal it’s hard to choose. That’s because we are taking you to Taos, New Mexico – one of America’s foremost art colonies, where high desert living meets historic adobe architecture and breathtaking Sangre de Cristo Mountain views. For this reason, we zeroed in on two exceptional Taos retreats, each with impressive locations, architecture, and amenities, but with price points that are miles apart. Which one would you choose, the sprawling Equestrian splurge or the in-town adobe steal? Be sure to let us know in the comments.

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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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Our Splurge: 9 Merrymeeting Lane, Kennebunkport, Maine is currently listed by Vicki Benenti of Pack Maynard & Associates Real Estate for $1,495,000.

Whale-watching, world-class cuisine, and quaint New England charm? It’s no wonder Kennebunkport draws all types to indulge in its idyllic, coastal way of life. Located in Southern Maine, Kennebunkport is revered for its strong sense of community, waterfront recreation, and picturesque beauty, making it the perfect place to vacation or retire. Just ask the Bushes, whose very own Walker’s Point is quietly nestled on the banks of the Atlantic Ocean in Kennebunkport, Maine.

As the summer home of President George H.W. Bush and the late First Lady Barbara Bush, it has been visited by presidents, foreign heads of state, and celebrities alike, but you don’t need deep pockets to live the coveted Kennebunkport lifestyle. Case in point, our latest Splurge vs. Steal, where we highlight two exceptional Kennebunkport properties, each with sought-after locations and stunning architecture, but with price points that are miles apart. Which one would you choose, the sprawling Cape Cod splurge or the marsh-view Mansard steal? In Kennebunkport, there’s truly something for everyone.

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Our Splurge: 30 Papaua Place, Lahaina, HI is currently listed by Mary Anne Fitch for $8,500,000.

Mahalo! Just saying that word makes me more relaxed. And what better way to escape the daily grind than dreaming of Maui? This week we found two exceptional Maui retreats, each with oceanfront views and luxurious appointments, but with price points that are miles apart. Are you eager to hang ten with the best of them? Then check out our latest Splurge vs. Steal where we pin a surfer’s paradise splurge, against a golfer’s whale watching steal. Which one would you choose?

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Our Steal: 3009 Geronimo Trail, Austin, TX is currently listed by Kirk Lewis of Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate for $575,000.

Looking for a Texas-sized second shelter to call your home away from home? This week we pin two exceptional Austin retreats against one another in our latest Splurge vs. Steal – both ideally located and equally appointed, but with price points that are miles apart. Which one will you choose, the modern masterpiece splurge for entertaining, or the Lake Apache/Lake Austin steal for fishing, canoeing, and boating with friends? The choice is yours.

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Our Steal: 7102 Via Locanda Ave, Las Vegas, NV is currently listed by Don Kuhl with Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty for $899,900.

From dinning to spas, to shows, to high-stakes gambling — Las Vegas has no shortage of entertainment when it comes to living life in the fast lane. And if you love that flashy, fast-paced Vegas lifestyle, but need a spot to wind-down, then look no further than today’s Splurge vs. Steal! We’ve found a couple of Las Vegas crash pads that are sure to help shake off the gold dust after an epic night on the town.

Which one will you choose? Learn more on SecondShelters.com.

Our Splurge: 3038 N. Manor Drive W, Phoenix, AZ is currently listed by Robin Orscheln of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty for $3,600,000.

Want to get away? You could do far worse than “The Valley of the Sun” – better known as Phoenix, Arizona. With scenic desert sunsets, towering saguaros, world-class golf, and poolside cabanas, Phoenix attracts those who seek a relaxed, yet untamed way of life.

This week’s Splurge vs. Steal zeroes in on two incredible Phoenix retreats, each with luxurious outdoor amenities, and stunning natural landscapes, but with price points that are miles apart. Which one would you choose – the country club splurge or the mountain-view steal?

Take your pick on SecondShelters.com now.