Market Watch: Three Unique Lifestyle Homes In Colorado

Chalets At The Lodge At Vail
From a new chalet offering at The Lodge at Vail to a sleek town home in the Riverfront Village community, here's a look at three unique lifestyle properties in Colorado. (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate)

The best luxury vacation homes in Colorado should strike a seamless balance between convenience and privacy.

Location is often a paramount detail when searching for a lifestyle home, especially in popular cities such as Vail.

Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, one of the top brokers in Colorado, features some of the best luxury vacation homes that are equally convenient and private. Here’s a look at three unique properties, each catering to a different type of lifestyle.

The Chalets at The Lodge At Vail 12 Exterior Garage Gore Range

The Vail Chalet at 151 Vail Lane 12 boasts front-row access to views from the Gore Range, a spectacular sub-range of the Rocky Mountains. (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate)

A Front-Row Place To Luxury Amenities

Price: $17.9 million

The Vail Chalet at 151 Vail Lane 12 boasts front-row access to views from the Gore Range.

Future residents of the ski-in, ski-out luxury property duplex will also enjoy being near Gondola 1. As one of the newest gondolas at Vail Resort, the route traverses from the Vista Bahn base area to the middle of Vail.

The Chalets at The Lodge At Vail 12 Living Room

The residence is just steps to Gondola 1 and the wonderful amenities of Vail Village, making it one of the most exclusive properties in the community. (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate)

Key details of the 4,531-square-foot property:

  • 2 heated garage spaces
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 full bathrooms and 1 half bathroom
  • Outdoor decks and patios
  • Radiant heating and zoned cooling
  • Vaulted ceiling(s) and gas fireplace

An elevator provides residents with easy access throughout the three-level property. Despite being at the end of a gated and private drive, the luxury amenities at the Vail Village are a stone’s throw away from the property.

Purchase of the Vail Chalet includes a Vail Mountain Club social membership. It offers year-round access to ski lockers, ski valet, spa and fitness center among other perks.

During days when you just want to stay inside, you can still soak in the active vibe within the community. For example, you can watch skiers between Pepi’s Face and Golden Peak from the chalet’s spacious outdoor decks.

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 297 Pilgrim Drive Edwards Colorado Exterior

The home at 297 Pilgrim Drive, listed for $6.499 million, sits among a mature aspen forest overlooking a seasonal creek and pond. (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate)

An Island-Like Lake Creek Home In A Charming Forest

Price: $6.299 million

The Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate listing for 297 Pilgrim Drive describes the property as “an island in a mature aspen forest.”

Perhaps the best thing about the prime property is a separate living space comprising two bedrooms and a garage. The 1,300-square-foot living space may accommodate a caretaker, guests or an extended family.

 297 Pilgrim Drive Edwards Colorado Living Room

Located in gated Pilgrim Downs, the impressive estate features soaring ceilings and fireplace hearths lined with quarried stone. (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate)

Key details of the 11,603-square-foot property:

  • 4 garage spaces
  • 5 bedrooms (main home) and 2 bedrooms (extension)
  • 7 full bathrooms and 4 half bathrooms
  • Carpet, stone, tile and wood flooring
  • Gas fireplace, propane and radiant heating
  • Heated garage
  • Recreational amenities (e.g. home theater, poker room)

Guests and residents need to pass through a gated security entrance of Pilgrim Downs subdivision before arriving at the property.

Aside from acres of lush forestry, you’ll see a pond and a seasonal creek within the surrounding 5.51 acres of land.

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 14 Waterfront Way Avon Colorado Townhome Living Room

Walls of floor-to-ceiling windows bring in views of Beaver Creek ski runs at 14 Waterfront Way. (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate)

A Mountain Modern Masterpiece With Stunning Views

Price: $3.2 million

Looking for the latest in new development but still want stunning views? Check out 14 Waterfront Way at the Riverfront Village community.

The townhome’s strategic location means it has incredible views of Beaver Creek ski slopes. It’s in one of the most desirable areas in Riverfront Village; residents have access to all the world-class amenities at the neighboring Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. Future residents will also enjoy proximity to the gondola connecting to Beaver Creek.

 14 Waterfront Way Avon Colorado Townhome Dining Room

The European-inspired interior design includes eye-catching wood wall panels set in a herringbone pattern. (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate)

Key details of the 2,290-square-foot property:

  • 3  bathrooms
  • 3 bedrooms
  • European-inspired contemporary design
  • Gourmet chef kitchen
  • Open floor plan
  • Outdoor spaces (e.g. decking, balcony)

Nature trails for cycling or hiking such as Eagle River remain within a short distance as well.

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Randolf Santos has covered different segments of the real estate industry since 2014. He worked at S&P Global Market Intelligence before joining Forbes Global Properties as a contributor.