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Warm-weather amenities at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club include the community’s private lake for family-friendly fishing, paddleboarding or relaxing on the dock enjoying the views.

World-class skiing, a lush alpine setting, knee-high champagne powder – this is what comes to mind when people think of Steamboat Springs. But there’s a new trend taking shape in the family-friendly resort town that’s hard to deny. The lifestyle-driven community is gaining massive popularity among buyers investing in primary and second homes, not only for the classic winter pursuits, but for the abundant warm-weather activities stretching across the Yampa Valley.

The growing trend in family-friendly Steamboat Springs is people investing in homes not only for the area’s classic winter pursuits but, increasingly, for the abundant warm-weather activities.

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Market homes at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club include this new mountain-modern home with neighboring Steamboat ski resort in the background.

Are you the buyer who wants a luxury, ski-in/ski-out residence right in the middle of the action? Or do you prefer a private ranch in the mountains where you can spread your wings and take in wide open vistas? Perhaps the ability to keep a horse or two of your own or simply ride the property steeds sounds appealing. How about private access to some of Colorado’s renowned Gold Medal fly fishing waters and an unbeatable locale close to downtown Steamboat? Throw in exclusive membership to a ski-in/ski-out lodge with valet parking, ski valet, daily breakfast and après ski, plus a spa, fitness, pool, and hot tubs, mere steps from the gondola at Steamboat Ski Resort, and you have a recipe for pure mountain bliss! Sound too good to be true? It’s not! This and more can be yours at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club. (more…)

Big news for second home buyers! A spectacular new mountain modern home at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club, adjacent to Steamboat Ski Resort and Catamount golf club, is up for grabs and you won’t believe the VIEWS! The five-acre property integrates indoor-outdoor living with multiple decks, patios, and generous floor-to-ceiling windows with unbelievable mountain vistas.

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Colorado

We know that North Texans always think of Colorado as sort of an annexation, a bedroom community, where we can escape the heat in summer, and glide around in that white stuff called snow we never see much of during Texas winters. It’s not that far that many drive, there are so many direct flights, and there are just so many wonderful, charming communities.

But Steamboat Springs, located in the northwestern quadrant of the state, is a departure flavor from the flashy, ski Resort communities that dot the heavily-trafficked I-70 corridor: Aspen, Snowmass, Vail, Breckenridge. (Don’t get me wrong, I love them all.) Steamboat brings home more of a relaxed, Montana-feel: true cowboy culture, a warm, tight-knit community of people populated with those who visited either during or right after college and never left. Who can blame them? The mountains are majestic, the billion-dollar views are everywhere, and the weather is terrific. The summers are warm but dry, and the winters are freezing, snowy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, temperatures  can go as low as 8 degrees Fahrenheit but in the summer, the hottest is about 88 or 90 at the most. And that lack of rainfall makes it totally possible to get outside and enjoy — hiking, horseback riding, fly fishing, and of course skiing.

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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.