Oh, Colorado – so many dream homes in the mountains, so little time to daydream about them all. Whether you're a ski enthusiast, or just love hiking and walking through the mountains, there's nowhere quite like it – and there are some seriously luxurious properties to feast your eyes on (or to buy, if you're so very lucky). From traditional log cabin-style properties to sprawling estates, we've rounded up our current Colorado favorites. If only someone would gift us one of these houses for Christmas.
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1. The woodland retreat with an outdoor hot tub
The perfect marriage of a breathtaking natural setting and luxurious living, this gorgeous home in Snowmass Village offers opportunities to to ski, hike and bike right out the door, located right next to a walking bridge and bike trails, with a beautiful stream running alongside. And when you're done with your outdoor activities, come back to soak in the awesome outdoor hot tub.
2. The modern home perched on a mountain peak
Not all Colorado homes are traditional in style; this Telluride home has a striking contemporary design by Poss Architecture, the top architectural firm in Aspen, Colorado. Inspired by and harmonious with the surrounding landscape, it offers views of the famous Wilson Peak from almost every room. There is a gourmet kitchen, cabana for pond-side dining, fire-pits, and...a private trout pond. Now that's quintessential Colorado living for you.
3. The ski-in, ski-out home in Aspen Highlands
Featuring dramatic mountain views from just about every room, this is the perfect home for the ski enthusiast, providing ski-in, ski-out access. There are six en-suite bedrooms plus a bonus room, and plenty of space for entertaining inside and outside. Designed by RGS Architecture and recipient of a ASID Crystal Award. We just can't stop looking at this amazing bathroom with spectacular views.
4. The luxury Aspen home with a six-acre estate
Isn't this just the cosiest home to spend the fall in? Just moments away from the base of Tiehack lift, Aspen, this five-bed, five-bath home features private access to the outdoors from each bedroom, movie theatre, two bars, and – did we mention the views? There's also a detached home office and an exercise room. The decor is a luxurious combination of wood beams and cream furnishings. We could easily spend all of winter here.