Escape To The Mountains With These 5 Scenic Colorado Retreats

A rustic estate surrounded by trees with two large mountains in the background.
The stunning scenery of the Colorado countryside makes for a sublime location for luxury properties. (Telluride Real Estate Corp.)

Whether you’re looking for a home with access to world-class ski slopes, incredible hiking trails or breathtaking views of a dramatic landscape, Colorado has it all. Well-supplied with luxury mountain retreat properties, the state has drawn buyers from all over the world looking to get off the grid without having to sacrifice comfort. Check out these five incredible properties across the Centennial State that get you closer to nature with style.

A private lake set in the clearing of a lush forest sits on this nearly 29-acre property. (Telluride Real Estate Corp.)

Turkey Creek Ranch

Turkey Creek Ranch is the ideal home for the outdoor adventure enthusiast. It has access to incredible skiing, hiking trails and fishing areas. Just minutes from Telluride Ski Area and Mountain Village Core is this incredible six-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom, 7,210-square foot estate. Turkey Creek Ranch residents can enjoy morning views of a private lake and the massive five-acre open horse paddock. The ranch was designed by renowned architect Michael Fuller and encompasses both rustic charm and luxurious elegance. The open floorplan of the kitchen, dining room and living room allows easy flow between rooms. The living room boasts a cozy fireplace, and the gorgeous kitchen has a massive island with a sink. The home also has a convenient fitness studio for all of your workout needs.

The property is co-listed with Ben Jackson and Andrew “Drufur” Williamson of Telluride Real Estate Corp.

A two story house with wood and brick siding next to a small lake with a bridge over it.

This majestic estate offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. (Telluride Real Estate Corp.)

Gateway to the San Juan

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to live in a fairytale, this five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom, over 11,000-square foot Telluride estate is the answer. Surrounded by the beauty of the San Juan Mountains and lush landscape, 685 Wilson Way is a majestic escape from city living. The primary wing can be found on the main level of the home and boasts its own patio and outdoor palapa-style kitchen and bar. The great room on the main floor has a massive wood-burning fireplace and is surrounded by stone. The property features a home gym, game and billiards room, library and several fireplaces throughout. Exposed brick and wooden beams throughout the home create a rustic aesthetic that is impressive to behold. The home features red and white oak timbers and travertine and hickory flooring. The chef’s kitchen is complete with top-of-the-line appliances, and the home has a fire suppression system.

The estate is listed with TD Smith of Telluride Real Estate Corp.

An upward look at an impressive home with stone siding and a tower surrounded by trees.

This massive home spans over 8,000 square feet of luxurious living space. (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate)

Beaver Creek Stunner

Located in the prestigious Beaver Creek resort is this majestic property. The residence boasts a stunning primary bedroom suite and open living room, dining room and kitchen. A spacious three car garage allows for convenient vehicle storage, and visiting guests will have private quarters to call their own. The home is ideal for hosting friends and loved ones, with its large game room and home movie theater. The upper floor of the home has plenty of room and space to customize either a private bedroom suite or your own executive office, art studio or exercise room. There is an additional caretaker’s apartment with a separate entrance. Just a short drive away from world-class skiing, shopping and dining, this home nestled amidst the Rocky Mountains is a picturesque retreat.

The property is listed with Led Gardner of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate.

A large, three story house with a large brick driveway and tall trees on all sides.

The mountain home boasts five bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms. (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate)

Timeless Single Family Residence

You can’t beat a property that is located on a private cul-de-sac, especially one that is within the Vail Golf Course neighborhood. Designed by architect Kyle Webb, this five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom, 4,502-square foot home has been meticulously crafted to blend elegance and functionality. Each of the five bedrooms boasts its own ensuite bathroom, and the fifth bedroom has the space to be converted into a family game room. The kitchen is the heart of the home, with its high-end appliances, prep sink, wine fridge, double ovens and second dishwasher. Find yourself on the property’s spacious outdoor deck and enjoy a cup of coffee and the views of the surrounding mountains.

The home is co-listed with Heather McInerny and George Streeter of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate.

The outside deck of a property that oversees the top of some trees and a distant mountain.

Nestled on a tranquil hillside perch, this contemporary abode offers stunning vistas. (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate)

Luxury With a View

Perched hillside, this luxurious contemporary home in Boulder offers stunning vistas and modern design. On the lower level of the home you will find limestone walls and a custom mahogany and steel front door. The large windows in the home provide excellent views of the mountains and bathe the home in natural, warm light. On the main floor you will find a gourmet kitchen and cozy breakfast nook, as well as a formal dining room and spacious great room. The home has a well-designed home office which will no doubt promote productivity, and the family room is the ideal place to unwind and have family movie night. The primary bedroom houses a window seat with a gorgeous view of the Flatirons. The ensuite in the primary features skylights, floating vanity and a hidden window.

The property is listed with David Scott of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate.

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Nina Concepción is a Latina actor, writer, and Upright Citizens Brigade performer in Los Angeles. Her UCB credits include being a member of the house team "Elefante," Harold night, and numerous sketch shows. Nina's horror-comedy short film, "No Thank You," was an official selection of the 2021 Los Angeles Latino Film Festival. She is also the co-writer and star of "Schmotts," an indie award-winning comedy series.

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