Location, location, location in Steamboat Springs! When pressed on answering why his clients purchased their mountain-modern dream home in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Chris Paoli can’t nail down one specific reason.

Ownership options at Alpine Mountain Ranch And Club include custom market homes and 5-acre homesites.

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The unrivaled views of the South Valley, the Flat Tops, Emerald Mountain and proximity to Steamboat Ski Resort? Certainly.

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The home itself – a beautiful, mountain-contemporary design, blending bold elements that are both rustic and sleek? Yes, definitely a factor. 

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Unparalleled amenities, including steps-away access to the Steamboat ski resort gondola from the ranch’s private social club, private access to fly fishing on a stretch of the Yampa River, or miles of groomed cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails out the door of your home? Yes, yes and yes.

“The list of reasons [for purchasing at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club] is endless,” says Paoli, owner/broker at Colorado Group Realty. “My clients are often active families, so the lifestyle-driven amenities AMRC offers check a lot of boxes.”

On-site construction management at AMRC eases the design and building process.

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The home, which spreads 5,700 square feet of living space across two levels, was completed in January. The eye-catching, mountain-contemporary design incorporates expansive glass, metal cladding and steel columns in lieu of timber to produce clean lines and a sophisticated look. It recently sold for $4,495,000.

AMRC offers a backcountry cabin as a hiking destination and overnight retreat.

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Making this home truly unique, however, is its location inside Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club, an exclusive, 1,216-acre land preservation community featuring 63 five-acre home sites and 900 acres dedicated to wildlife preserve.

“The Ranch is an irreplaceable asset,” says Paoli. “It is a one-of-a-kind piece of land. If ‘location, location, location’ is the Golden Rule of real estate, AMRC is it. It backs to the ski area. It backs to the national forest. It’s only minutes from Steamboat and the ski resort. It’s a true gem of property.”

Layering on the uniqueness of the property are the amenities provided at AMRC, which include equestrian facilities, an owners’ lodge, a guest cabin and a private backcountry retreat. There’s also an on-site lake for fishing, paddleboarding or relaxing on the dock.

While this home has been scooped up, more opportunities await interested parties at AMRC.

The Owners’ Lodge at AMRC offers a lake-side community gathering area.

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“There is another spec home for sale right now, which we call Sunset Retreat,” says AMRC Director of Sales Suzanne Schlicht. “It is of a similar size but sits in a different area of the Ranch. It also has a spectacular view corridor.”

The equestrian center at AMRC is home-base for horse activities in summer and cross-country skiing in winter.

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Schlicht says they are going to continue building homes at AMRC, as the recent sale –and a handful of others in the Steamboat area – serves as proof that there is a market for homes at the Ranch. In fact, they are breaking ground on a new home in the near future.

AMRC owners have access to a 1.5-mile private section of the trout-rich Yampa River.

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“Customers are seeing the value in these homes,” Schlicht says. “Plus, the Ranch is such a special place. You’re right on the edge of Steamboat Springs, but when you’re here you might as well be a hundred miles away.” For more information, call Schlicht at 970.846.0817 or visit www.alpinemountainranch.com.