A Hidden Retreat in Aspen, Colorado
By: Carly Dolan
Photography By: David Marlow
The 11,875 square-foot estate is planted in the middle of the Rockies’ postcard scenery with beautiful views of the wilderness and mountains in every direction. It sits on five acres, completely surrounded by the natural landscape and is on the market for $23.75 million. The house comes fully equipped for a buyer who is an adventurer at heart and loves the outdoors, with skiing, hiking and biking all at the mud room, ski, golf and bike storage and a dog and mountain bike wash area. And despite the property’s sense of absolute seclusion, it is less than a 15-minute drive from downtown Aspen.
The region has more than 300 days of sunshine each year, making it a year-round playground for affluent travellers and young retirees. From downhill skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking and hiking through dense aspen groves to rafting, climbing, fishing and horseback riding, there is no end to the outdoor activities on offer in the Rockies.
Aspen is a former silver mining town that was transformed when Aspen Mountain was developed into a ski resort in the late 20th century. The once diminishing town soon became a haven for skiing enthusiasts after an investor bought a number of properties and redeveloped them in the late 20th century. Since then, the area’s reputation has been growing and Aspen has become a popular retreat for celebrities and corporate executives. Today it is also home to the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Aspen Institute and the Aspen Center for Physics.
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