Mountain Resort Month: Telluride, Colorado
December at Compass is Mountain Resort Month, and we’re celebrating the spectacular luxury properties of the American West. Our first stop: Telluride, Colorado, where the Rocky Mountains serve as a dramatic backdrop for snowy recreation. This collection of homes represents the rare beauty of Telluride.
”Hidden Rocks Ranch” is the finest recreational ranch offered for sale in Southwest Colorado. The realization of an exceptional vision, this awe-inspiring trophy property sits on 1,579 deeded acres bordered on three sides by year-round creeks, large multi-generational cattle ranches, and State of Colorado land. Impeccably designed and recently completed improvements include a 6,000 sq. ft. main lodge, seven guest cabins which comfortably accommodate more than 35 guests, a timber frame, 6-stall barn, caretaker’s house, and an equipment barn.
This magnificent residential assemblage is among the finest offerings ever presented for sale in Colorado ski country. Artfully situated on two contiguous parcels overlooking both a private pond and groomed ski runs of the Telluride Ski Resort, this custom compound will satisfy the most discriminating of tastes. With a warm, elegant style and sophistication, the two separate homes offer guests layers & layers of luxury across multiple living and sleeping areas. Designed by an internationally renowned architecture & design firm known for their hospitality commissions, the property is perfectly programmed for family, guests and their staff to enjoy a resort-like escape to the mountains anytime of year.
Perfectly situated on one of the most awe-inspiring 35-acre sites in the Telluride region, this masterpiece of contemporary design is unmatched in its setting, quality, detail and accommodations. Located just 10 minutes from the tarmac, the property is ideally suited as a welcomed getaway or year-round residence. Soaring interior spaces washed with sunlight seamlessly open to decks and covered terraces, while 6 separate suites accommodate friends and family alike.
One of the most recognized and sought-after homes overlooking the storybook setting of historic downtown Telluride, this is the first time this wonderful town property has been available for purchase in over 15 years. Perched just above the Telluride Historical Museum on a landscaped bench of land occupying just under a very-rare half-acre, this home has been host to some of the community’s most storied gatherings. Vaulted, light-filled spaces open to generous decks & sun-washed terraces with views from the canyon’s waterfalls to Bear Creek Canyon, the Telluride Ski Area, and out toward the Valley Floor.
Nestled upon 26 park-like acres within the private enclave of Raspberry Patch, this warm and welcoming residence is the perfect getaway for generations of family and friends. Designed as an evolving series of Western ranch structures by renowned Aspen-based architectural firm Lipkin-Warner, the home was elegantly reimagined and expanded over the last decade which has only further enhanced its timeless sophistication.
This Tommy Hein masterpiece is located on the Sunny-Side of Town and features dramatic views of the surrounding peaks and abundant solar exposure. Designed in three distinct sections, with three classic gabled roof pitches; it is a compound. The great room looks towards Bear Creek, Ballard, the Ski Area and overlooks the historic Town of Telluride.
Set atop a rolling meadow ringed by snow-capped peaks & pristine forests, this home offers one of the most dramatic settings in an area already known for its rarefied beauty. A sloping drive opens to a sophisticated mountain home designed by renowned architect Jim Hardy and built by top-flight builder Overly Construction. Walls of glass, frame views of the stunning mountains, while generous outdoor areas bask in all-day sunshine and cool mountain breezes.
Privately nestled at the end of the road on over an acre of prime ski frontage in Mountain Village, This warm and rustically elegant ski-in/ski-out home offers the timeless charm of a log cabin in the woods. A stacked stone fireplace is at the heart of a dramatic vaulted great room whose rich patina of seasoned logs & comfortable custom furnishings are the perfect retreat. Nicely appointed custom kitchen looks out over dining, sitting and game area. Generous-sized main and guest suites with dramatic views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks, two guest rooms each with two queen beds and baths en suite, office/loft area, expansive gym, ski room, wraparound decks, and ample storage.
Located just west of Telluride, nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains on Wright’s Mesa, is the 126-acre Williams Ranch. A true equestrian oasis, the property is just 40 minutes away from the famous Telluride Ski Resort.With million-dollar views spanning from the Wilsons, to the Lone Cone and out to the La Sals, this ranch offers both luxury and practicality. Built for ranching, farming, and relaxing, Williams Ranch is the complete package. The heart of the property is the thoughtfully crafted 7240-square foot custom home, built both beautifully and with an eye for detail.
With 4 full bedrooms-and an expansive master suite comprising the entire top level-this property offers a lot of living space in the Town of Telluride. A well-designed and comfortable living room and gourmet kitchen provide for easy entertaining, and three additional bedrooms, 3.5 baths and an attached, single-car garage allow plenty of room for loved ones and their guests.