When will Steamboat turn into Aspen? “Never!” say agents with Steamboat Sotheby’s, who have a new, contemporary walkout ranch to show you on 5 acres, in a protected reserve that’s all about what sets the legendary town and its skiing apart from other luxury resorts.
What: Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club, 1,216-acre gated community beside Steamboat Resort, showing a new, contemporary walk-out ranch on 5 acres connected to 900-acre open space; minutes from downtown, lake, lift-base club.
Where: 33105 Meadow Creek Dr, Steamboat Spgs; from Denver take I-70 west 55 mi. to Exit 205/Silverthorne, north on Hwy 9, 37 miles to Kremmling, left on U.S. 40, 49 mi. to entry at Meadow Creek Dr.
Price: Move this summer at $4.995M, custom sites from $1.4M
When: Visit 9-6 daily, 10-4 weekends, or call for a showing
Phone: 970-846-0817, 970-846-3297, 970-291-8100, 970-846-8100
More Info: AlpineMountainRanch.com
“You don’t have I-70 out your back door here,” says broker Pam Vanatta, who along with Cam Boyd and Ralph Walton can arrange a viewing of this 5,400-foot, five-bedroom showplace in gated Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club — with a 360-degree view that captures the lush Yampa Valley, the back ranges, the water, the wildlife.
“Buyers tell us that they’re drawn to the kind of people who live in Steamboat, to what they make you feel like,” says Walton, who has sold in a number of resorts in Montana and other mountain destinations.
The locals agree. “This is a real town, with real people, real values,” said Terrilynn Jurich, on an invited list of locals, many originally from the Coast or elsewhere, who attended a catered preview of the custom design you’ll visit, staged for viewing, ready for move-in. It’s priced at $4.995 million.
Alpine Mountain Ranch provides a one-of-a-kind setting for a home like this. In a valley bordering the ski mountain, its 1,216 acres have only 63 homesites, with the vast majority set aside as lush open space, along with a 3-1/2-acre trout lake and a lavishly equipped barn where community rides and other events are staged.
“The staff here makes all of the amenities, on- and off-site, easy for folks to access,” adds Boyd.
Agents say Steamboat draws many of the buyers attracted to Aspen, Jackson and other big-name destinations.
Here, says Vanatta, they’ve typically picked between in-town properties without the open space, or big-acre estates in the Elk River Valley, much farther out, that begin at $8 million.
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At Alpine Mountain Ranch, they get the best of both venues — wildly scenic surroundings, just seven minutes from the ski mountain, seven minutes from Steamboat’s real-deal western downtown.
For residents, those at-home attractions are matched to a 1.5-mile angler’s lease on the Yampa River and an owner’s ski club at the base of the newly upgraded gondola.
You’ll hear about all of the new dining that’s come here along with Steamboat’s new ownership by Alterra Mountain Company, created by owners of the Aspen Skiing Company and a Denver-based private equity group.
In the home, you’ll see entertaining areas under arched-beam ceilings, premium appliances/fixtures, a finished lower level with a bunkroom suite, an oversized three-car garage, and a separate casita apartment.
“It’s the chance to begin enjoying Steamboat now,” says sales director Suzanne Schlicht, who’ll arrange a tour at 970-846-0817. Or call Steamboat Sotheby’s, 970-879-8100, and ask for Cam, Pam or Ralph.
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