6 cozy homes for wintertime fun
It doesn't hurt to look!
Whitehall, Montana. Homestake Lodge stands on 154 acres completely surrounded by Deerlodge Forest, with nearly 22 miles of cross-country ski trails. The property includes a three-bedroom main residence with wood-paneled library; a ski lodge with two-story great room and family-style bunkrooms; three cabins; a yurt; and a wedding pavilion.
The natural landscape features granite boulders, a creek, conifers, and deciduous groves, and is near the interstate and 13 miles from Butte. $2,995,000. Tom Hilley, Live Water Properties, (406) 239-0639.
Park City, Utah. This five-bedroom timber lodge abuts a forest with snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and hiking trails. The house, designed for off-grid living with a large water tank and backup generator, features hardwood floors, trim, and built-ins; decks; a great room; and a 16-person rooftop hot tub with mountain views.
The gated lot is near shopping and nightlife and 25 minutes from Salt Lake City’s airport. $3,650,000. Paul Benson, Engel & Völkers Park City, (435) 640-7441.
Franconia, New Hampshire. Set on 8.38 acres in the White Mountains, this four-bedroom home is minutes from Cannon Mountain Ski Resort. The open-plan house includes a two-story great room with Brazilian cherry floors and cobble- and fieldstone fireplace; oversize chef’s kitchen; paneled library; recreation room with wet bar; master suite with fireplace and balcony; and guest suite with kitchen and bath.
On the grounds are a deck with a hot tub, a garage-workshop, and a landscaped yard. $1,390,000. Beth Horan, Peabody & Smith Realty/Luxury Portfolio International, (603) 823-5700.
Teton Village, Wyoming. This contemporary townhome at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is ski in, ski out and across the street from the Moose Creek chairlift. The fully furnished open-plan house includes a great room with a stone fireplace, three en suite bedrooms, and a bunk room.
A private outdoor hot tub sits out back, and the shops and restaurants of Teton Village are a few minutes’ drive away. $2,750,000. Brandon Spackman, Spackmans & Assocs./Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty, (307) 690-8156.
Breckenridge, Colorado. The trails of Breckenridge Ski Resort go right past this ski-in, ski-out six-bedroom home. The timber house features hardwood floors and wood beams and supports and has a two-story great room with vaulted ceiling, floor-to-ceiling windows, and stone-and-metal fireplace; a recreation room with wet bar; and an elevator.
Outdoor spaces include a roof deck, a covered deck with fireplace, and a flagstone deck with firepit. $4,995,000. Lori and Scott Mitchell, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate/Luxury Portfolio International, (970) 453-9090.
Malone, New York. This four-bedroom ski-in, ski-out cabin has its own access point to the upper and lower runs at Titus Mountain Ski Center. The house is finished with natural logs, hardwood floors, pocket doors, and paneled walls, and the great room with fireplace opens to a covered deck.
The 1.78-acre property is near snowmobile trails, a 32-hole golf course, and fishing in the Salmon River. $549,000. Karamarie Morton, Peryea Labarge Real Estate, (518) 353-3007.
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