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Perched on a ridge above Colorado's Steamboat Springs, this mountain gem offers panoramic mountain views — including of "the mountain," known to outsiders as Steamboat Ski Resort.
It's a 10-minute drive to the slopes, but what's really cool about this location, according to listing agent Chris Paoli of The Paoli Group, is that "you can hike into the national forest and go forever."
Forest land is a five-minute walk from the front door. Without ever getting into a car, you can start a hike that takes you past waterfalls and lakes all the way to Wyoming.
Listed for $3.9 million, the stone mansion spans almost 8,400 square feet, with six bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms and a five-car garage.
Wake up to sweeping views in the turret-style master suite, which features a wall of windows, a stone fireplace and an exposed-beam ceiling.
Hiking and ski gear have plenty of space to air out in the suite's giant master closet, with its own windows and dresser island.
Have breakfast at the giant marble island in the chef's kitchen, or nosh in elegance in the adjacent formal dining room, both with stunning mountain views.
Two living areas with stone fireplaces share that view, and they offer decks for al fresco dining or just catching a breath of fresh air. Also outdoors are a terraced yard and a covered outdoor kitchen.
Photos by Dan Tullos.