5 Great Places to Live Your Dream


Four Seasons Residence Club, Vail

The Club at Solaris, Vail

Four Seasons Residence Club, Vail

The Club at Solaris, Vail

Maytag Mountain Ranch, Hillside 1. Four Seasons Residence Club, Vail
Located at the main entrance to Vail Village and a short walk from the base of Vail Mountain, the new Four Seasons Residence Club offers all of the services and luxuries you’d expect from a Four Seasons hotel—a full- service spa and private fitness club,  24-hour concierge service, in-room dining, a fine dining restaurant and a dedicated ski and snowboard valet service. Two- to 4-bedrooms available, deeded 1/12 fractional begins at $399,900.
Jeff Meier, Playground Destination Properties, Inc., (877) 748-8245, Fourseasons.com/ownvail

2. The Club at Solaris, Vail
At the center of Vail Village, Solaris combines the five-star amenities of a grand hotel with the intimacy of a private club that arranges everything from stocking your pantry to warming your ski boots before you head off to the slopes. Each of the 95 memberships costs $1.9 million and provides access to 3- and 4-bedroom exclusive residences with 52 weeks of guaranteed availability (even during holidays).
Sales Office (970) 476-7885, The Club at Solaris (an Epiphany Club), Theclubatsolaris.com

3. Maytag Mountain Ranch, Hillside
The Maytag family has been raising grass-fed beef on this 2,953-acre eco-ranch for two generations. Now, they are selling 27 carefully planned 100-acre homesteads to partners who are interested in green agriculture and ecologically sound ranching practices. Partners have access to the owners’ lodges (where they stay while their homes are built) as well as a fully equipped horse barn, 10 miles of multi-use trails and world-class fly fishing. Beginning at $895,000.
Stephan Zittel High Mountain Sotheby’s International Realty, (970) 879-8101, Maytagmountainranch.com

4. Roaring Fork Club, Basalt
An elegant lodge and 48 hand-hewn log cabins sit along the Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course with its eco-smart fescue fairways. In summer, members enjoy golf and fishing. In winter, owners stay here and ski nearby Snowmass and Aspen. Beginning at $315,000 for deeded 1/6-fractional lodge residence, $725,000 for deeded 1/4-fractional interest in a log cabin.
Stephanie Williams (970) 927-2907, Roaringforkclub.com

5. Paramonte Residences, Cordillera
Adjacent to The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera, Paramonte’s residences offer unlimited access to this luxe hotel’s services. These shared private residences are ideal for those who want the advantages of traditional second-home ownership without traditional whole-ownership expenses. Owners have access to four extraordinary golf courses (designed by Nicklaus, Fazio, Irwin and Pelz), private fishing on 1.5 miles of the Eagle River and door-to-door transportation to Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts. $350,000 for a deeded 1/8 ownership.
Patti Brave Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, (970) 926-3505, Paramonte.com

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