Mountain Resort Month: Aspen, Colorado
Set in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains and surrounded by White River National Forest, the ski resort town of Aspen attracts visitors year-round with an abundance of outdoor activities, high-end boutiques, and restaurants. For the adventurous who like to unwind from the slopes with après ski shopping at Gucci, Fendi, and Prada, Aspen is just the place. A popular choice for second home buyers, Aspen has become one of the most expensive places to own a home. In 2020, the average single-family home in Pitkin County sold for more than $11 million, according to Aspen Times. These mountain estates exemplify the Aspen lifestyle, encouraging one to luxuriate in the beauty of the surrounding landscape, the moment, and all the finer things in life.
Serenity awaits you at this extraordinary European-inspired mountain estate just 12 minutes outside of Aspen in the exclusive Starwood community. Situated on 30 flat acres with stunning views of Mt Daly and Capitol Peak, along with your own recreational pond, the Aspen Retreat at Star Ranch is truly a remarkable, one-of-a-kind property. Built in 1990 and designed by world-renowned designer, Robert Couturier, this 5-bedroom, 9-bath home offers luxurious styling and features such as upholstered walls, vaulted ceilings with timber beams, gorgeous tile work, window seats and reading nooks, dormer windows, Northern European-style architecture, and an overall sense of comfort and relaxation that sets it apart from everything else.
Welcome to The Peak House Estate, a timeless, striking home located at the apex of Red Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. Atop the most exclusive enclave of real estate in Aspen is this estate that boasts ”Top of the World Views” from nearly every corner of the 22,000+ square feet of living space and storage/utility room and the garage under roof.Never again could a manor of this magnitude be replicated on Red Mountain. It’s truly one-of-a-kind in its timeless beauty, quality construction, luxury amenities, and exceptional location. Built by one of Aspen’s most respected master builders, Joe Zanin, this European-designed home was constructed with magnificent proportions, warm interiors of wood and stone and vaulted great room ceilings.
Atop Castle Creek dominating the valley in Aspen, Colorado, sits a new family compound. Completely renovated in 2020 & 2021, the Mount Hayden Lodge design team spared no expense in creating the ultimate mountain living experience boasting the best finishes and furnishings from Courchevel & the Haute Savoie region in France, along with accouterments representative of Colorado’s storied history all brought to life for today’s most discriminating buyer.Seventeen usable acres with manicured flat lawns, two ponds fed from a natural flowing creek, waterfalls, fire pits, multiple play structures, newly constructed 5,000 square feet of outdoor decks with Aman-styled resort living to provide breathtaking views of the Castle Creek Valley, Aspen Mountain, and Mt. Hayden.
From the minute you enter the private front gate, you are entranced. You drive into a beautifully maintained private road, and are greeted by monumental sculptures that welcome you, make you laugh and see the wisdom of totems. This privately gated 20-acre estate sits high above the Woody Creek Valley with views that extend from upper Starwood Mountain to the mighty mountain peaks that overlook peaceful mowed hay fields. The Main House is situated on the highest scenic hilltop in Woody Creek, enjoying the best of all possible views, and every room enjoys full sun. The exterior has been made to feel warm and contemporary while still fitting into the rustic Woody Creek tradition using antique natural wood siding, and the artistic hand-laid stone wall that encircles the house.
Acreage has long been an aspiration of property buyers throughout America’s storied history. Sprawling pastoral countryside with senior water rights, majestic Mt. Sopris views, and three separate stunning residences. Hawk Ridge Ranch is a unique, rarely available, and highly desirable iconic American frontier destination. A 277-acre homestead located just 30 minutes from Aspen airport, 15 minutes from Basalt, and 45 minutes to Eagle Airport. Hawk Ridge Ranch provides boundless opportunities for fun and adventure. Enjoy the natural habitat complete with veritable Colorado wildlife and an indigenous landscape of pastures, wildflowers, rolling hills, mountain vistas, rainbows, and sensational sunsets.
When privacy, views, and space are paramount, this majestic 11,000 sqft Aspen residence has all you are looking for in a mountain retreat. This five-bedroom home sits graciously on 2 manicured acres with an abundance of wildflowers and unrivaled mountain views from Independence Pass to Mount Sopris. The property’s grand approach meanders to the end of a cul-de-sac in the prestigious Starwood neighborhood. The Starwood estate features an open floorplan with a private master suite, four additional guest bedrooms, a great room with soaring ceilings, home gym, indoor pool, wine room, office, various outdoor entertaining areas and a three car garage.
A spectacular riverfront setting like none other. Just 1.2 miles from the Aspen Mountain Gondola, this home reflects classic contemporary architecture representative of Frank Lloyd Wright integrated design. Awaken each morning to the exhilarating sounds of the robust Roaring Fork. Enjoy indoor-outdoor living on 1400 sqft of river deck, with stunning, unobstructed views of Aspen Mountain and White River National Forest. Hike, bike or walk to town. Fish off the deck. Nestled in unrivaled landscaping and mature trees this is an extraordinarily rare offering of privacy, location and serene beauty. A true one-off, a unicorn in Aspen real estate-close to town, with mountains, riverfront, and privacy-all within the Aspen school district.
Nestled under Aspen Highlands and less than five miles from downtown Aspen, this striking architectural masterpiece is an amazing find. Stunning views with tasteful modern design awaits. The woodwork is meticulously crafted and into one of the most beautiful natural settings one can only dream about. Ideally situated just above the Conundrum and Castle Creek Valleys, this tranquil oasis is surrounded by National Forest yet only minutes to downtown Aspen.
An incredible and unique opportunity awaits the discerning buyer. Nestled under the dramatic peaks of the Seven Castles only five miles from Basalt the Porcupine Ranch sits along the banks of the Frying Pan River. Two separate properties combine to offer a home, a cabin, and two separate barns and three horse paddocks. Over 1,300 feet of gold medal trout fishing along the coveted Frying Pan River combine to make this an amazing offering. The beautiful five bedroom, seven bath home on 18 acres includes a detached barn and horse paddock. A quarter mile stroll down the road brings you to a charming one bedroom guest cabin and another separate barn for horses or mountain toys on 36 acres. Bring your fly rod and your horse!
Nestled against the forest service boundary along the Frying Pan River – Porcupine Ranch awaits. This is the first time this special 18 acre property has come to market. Although it is located just less than 5miles from Basalt – It feels more like Sedona with a gold medal fishery out the backdoor. Bring your horse and fly rod to this river front property complete with two pastures/fields, a two stall barn, and an abundance of incredible land to explore.