Bozeman, Montana. Built in 2003, this three-bedroom log cabin lies in the western Bridger Mountain foothills. The hand-hewed log home includes reclaimed wood fireplaces.


The 2.1-acre property features a patio, gardens, and fenced meadows. $1,468,000. Sally Uhlmann, PureWest Christie's International Real Estate, (406) 223-5964.

Cave Creek, Arizona. This three-bedroom house at the base of the Black Mountain was built in 1993. The interior features custom wood cabinets, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a master bedroom with a patio facing the mountain.


The 1.1-acre property includes a spa and a pool updated in 2011. $950,000. Greg Kilroy, Keller Williams Realty, (480) 235-4312.


Santa Fe, New Mexico. This four-bedroom modern adobe home, nine miles from Taos Ski Valley, is surrounded by the Sangre de Cristos Mountains and Carson National Forest. The house features wide-plank floors and passive solar heating.


Unique details include an indoor waterfall and a guest suite with a private entrance. $899,000. Gary Bobolsky, Sotheby's International Real Estate, (505) 470-0927.


Evergreen, Colorado. Lying on 1.5 acres, this seven-bedroom house has walls of windows facing the Bergen Mountains. Details of the stucco home include an open floor plan with hardwood floors, a gourmet kitchen, a two-story great room, and a media room with a wet bar.


A master suite has a vaulted ceiling, a walk-in closet, and a granite bathroom. $1,995,000. Jennifer Davenport, LIV Sotheby's International Realty, (303) 919-4891.


Charlottesville, Virginia. West View Farm sits at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The 156-acre farm has three cottages, an unfinished house, a two-story barn, and Ingleridge Stables, which was built in the early part of the 20th century.


Located a mile from town, the farm has a large pond, a hardwood forest, and expansive frontage along Ivy Creek. $4,995,000. Peter Wiley, Frank Hardy Inc. Realtors, (434) 422-2090.



Jasper, Georgia. This three-bedroom house is set on 5.4 acres in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains. The log cabin features a great room with cathedral ceilings, exposed beams, a stone fireplace, skylights, and a master bedroom with two walk-in closets. Exterior amenities include a deck, a patio, and a gas grill. $289,000. Charlie Ragonesi, All Mountain Realty, (706) 579-1098.

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