The lake at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club is a great place to paddleboard or kayak, practice fly casting or sit on the dock and take in the scenery.

The mountain lifestyle sought in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is different for everyone. At luxury development, Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club, primary and second homeowners enjoy a choice when it comes to high-end amenities.

While some desire slope-side access to the world-class Champagne Powder at Steamboat Ski Resort, which borders the development, others prefer the challenge of teeing it up at Catamount Golf Club, conveniently connected next door, via cart path.

Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club owners have access to a private, 1.5 mile section of the trout-rich Yampa River.

Avid anglers may seek to wet a line in the trout-rich water of the Yampa River, while others prefer to watch the days pass from the deck taking in the spectacular views of the surrounding Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Good news is, no matter your preference of mountain lifestyle, Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club in Steamboat Springs, delivers.

“It’s as active or as relaxed of a way of life as you want,” says Ralph O. Walton, broker associate at Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty. “One thing it’s not, though, is one-dimensional. You can customize your vision of what mountain living is to you.”

With so many options, it’s often difficult to find properties that check all of the boxes buyers desire.

Custom, market home options at AMRC include this new spec home aptly called Sunset Retreat.

Alpine Mountain Ranch and Club, a 1,216-acre land preservation community with 63 five-acre home sites and 900 acres dedicated to wildlife preserve, sits just 5 minutes from downtown Steamboat. It offers homeowners quite the innovative solution to the box-checking dilemma: a la carte membership opportunities to the best of Steamboat.

“The connection to amenities AMRC provides really is unique,” Walton says. “The access provided by the a la carte memberships available is second-to-none.”

Take golf, for example. The Ranch not only borders the highly rated Catamount Golf Club, it’s connected by a cart path. AMRC homeowners can take full advantage of a  golf membership without living on a course.

Prefer fly-fishing? AMRC homeowners enjoy private access to a 1.5-mile stretch of the renowned Yampa River, without sacrificing the convenience of living close to town.

And skiing? Exclusive membership options are available to ARMC owners at the luxurious slope-side Alpine Mountain Summit Club at One Steamboat Place, meanings members can be on the slopes just 6 minutes from the Ranch, without having to be confined to a slope-side condo.

“We have designed our membership options to be customized to our homeowners, which keeps HOA dues low and allows them to choose the amenities that best fit their lifestyles,” says Suzanne Schlicht, director of sales at AMRC.

While the amenities are noteworthy, the Ranch itself is stunning.

Owners at AMRC have the exclusive option to join the slope-side Alpine Mountain Summit Club for covered parking, ski valet, locker rooms, spa, apres ski and more.

Views of the South Valley, the Flat Tops Wilderness, Emerald Mountain and the ski resort surround AMRC. Five miles of trails meander throughout the property, and it also features equestrian facilities, an owners’ lodge, a guest cabin and a private backcountry retreat. There’s also an on-site lake for fishing, paddle boarding or relaxing on the dock enjoying the views.

“It’s a working ranch, too,” adds Walton. “Sometimes the romance of ranch living is tarnished a bit by taking care of it. At AMRC you get the spread of the land without having to spread yourself thin working the land.”

By combining the perks of ranch life with AMRC’s location and its unmatched amenities, homebuyers’ visions of their own customized way of mountain life become reality.

“From young families to retirees, Steamboat has a lot going for it,” Walton says, “and AMRC gives access to it all.”

New listings available for purchase at the Ranch include two, custom, market homes from $4.5+ million, as well as homesites from $1.5 million. For more information, visit and then schedule a visit to tailor your mountain lifestyle.