Real Estate: 5 Spectacular Mountain Homes for Sale Around the Country (820 Mountain Road, Stratton, Vermont)

820 Mountain Road, Stratton, Vermont (Photo by Tim Peters.)

The renowned naturalist John Muir famously said, “The mountains are calling, and I must go.” After viewing these marvelous mountain manses, you just might concur.

2016 McLain Flats Road, Aspen, Colorado

$7.95 million

real estate: 2016 McLain Flats Road, Aspen, Colorado

Photo courtesy of Engel & Völkers.

Most of the spacious plaster-walled rooms in this elegant 7,500-square-foot Aspen estate in the White Horse Springs subdivision look out onto beautiful Rocky Mountain vistas, and many have direct access to the great outdoors. The property also features a large stone patio with a fire pit and a hot tub, and a detached bonus unit above the three-car garage.

214 Golden Eagle Drive, Park City, Utah

$5.25 million

real estate: 214 Golden Eagle Drive, Park City, Utah

Photo courtesy of BHHS Utah Properties – SV.

A sleek black metal roof and transparent garage doors give this home a decidedly modern edge that juxtaposes its wood shingle and stone exterior. The interior has been newly renovated with white oak flooring and a European-style kitchen with a massive island and marble countertops. From nearly every room, large windows overlook Old Town and the surrounding mountains. The property also has a two-bedroom guest suite with its own entrance.

1025 Hideaway Lane, Ketchum, Idaho

$4.95 million

real estate: 1025 Hideaway Lane, Ketchum, Idaho

Photo courtesy of Keller Williams Realty.

Craftsman and Japanese aesthetics dovetail beautifully in this sprawling five-bedroom house located blocks from downtown Ketchum near the Bigwood River. The sprawling mountain manse has a large great room with high ceilings, a stone fireplace, and huge windows, and there is another lofted bonus living space tucked into the roofline. Outside, a multi-level wooden deck surrounded by lush greenery offers jaw-dropping views of Bald Mountain.

1281 Lincoln Park Circle, Zephyr Cove, Nevada

$5.75 million

real estate: 1281 Lincoln Park Circle, Zephyr Cove, Nevada

Photo courtesy of Chase International.

Located on a large wooded lot overlooking Lake Tahoe, this full-furnished estate has five en-suite bedrooms, including two on the upper level, each with an entire wall of windows that frame water views. Over the garage, there is a well-appointed one-bedroom apartment with vaulted ceilings and a kitchenette. Out back, the large grassy yard leads to a sandy waterfront beach.

820 Mountain Road, Stratton, Vermont

$4.8 million

real estate: 820 Mountain Road, Stratton, Vermont

Photo by Tim Peters.

In addition to the main house, the 160-acre Snowy Pond Estate in Vermont features a carriage house, an authentic Michigan log cabin, a two-bedroom guest house, a vintage cabin, a barn, and a large storage garage — 31 rooms in total with 12 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. Surrounded by Green Mountain National Forest, the property also has a six-acre pond and two miles of well-maintained trails. And the Stratton Mountain Ski Resort is right next door. “This estate is the perfect place to spend the holidays,” says listing agent Hayley Van Der Kar.


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Tate GunnersonTate Gunnerson is a Chicago-based freelance journalist with an equal appreciation for natural beauty and good design. He is a passionate supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the National Kidney Foundation.







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