The 9 Most Beautiful Homes in Colorado
With mountainside ski-in, ski-out homes, traditional chalets and swish modern architecture, Colorado’s beautiful homes are sure to catch your fancy.
Colorado is popular for its dazzling array of landscapes, including the arid Colorado Desert, and the cliffs and canyons of Mesa Verde National Park and Gunnison National Park. But arguably the most important aspect of the state’s architecture are the Rocky Mountains, which run all the way from British Columbia to New Mexico. Along these mountains lie some of Colorado's most fascinating towns, as well as incredible ski resorts. To help you decide where to stay, we’ve chosen Plum Guide’s most beautiful homes in Colorado.
A cosy mountain home in Aspen
Arguably the best location for snow sports in Colorado, Aspen draws thousands of skiers and snowboarders to its world-class pistes every year. The incredible mountain scenery here is also popular in summer, when it becomes a walking wonderland. After a day on the slopes, return to the picture-perfect Over the River, which is especially welcoming when the warmth of its fires glows through the windows as the sun goes down. Inside, towering peaked ceilings striped by beams are given warmth through draped curtains, sleigh beds and wooden floors.
An alpine house in Aspen
Not only can you ski-in, ski-out from Snow Park in Aspen, but you’ll also be staying in one of the most beautiful homes in Colorado. Outside its modern exterior of floor-to-ceiling windows, you’ll find a peaceful waterfall leading down to a private pond that creates a wonderful setting for the terraced gardens of this home. But inside, the design has been inspired by traditional mountainside cabins, and you’ll find more than a hint of luxury in the opulent fur throws, marble bathrooms and wood-panelled rooms.
An architectural wonder in Telluride
This beautifully designed home on the outskirts of Telluride is a spectacular place to stay in Colorado. In summer, the mountains that rise up behind Sunset Dance are scattered with wildflowers, and at night the sun reflects on the water in front of the home as it sets behind the peaks. In winter, the landscape transforms, and you’ll be cosying up to the fires that you’ll find in almost every room. Whatever the season, you’ll be able to take in sweeping views of your surroundings from the French windows that are a feature throughout Sunset Dance.
A picturesque cabin in Telluride
With its exposed wooden beams, imposing stone fireplace and rustic design, Hygge in Colorado is as close as you can get to a historic Austrian farmhouse in Telluride. Wrought-iron chandeliers, huge leather sofas and classical wooden furniture only add to the European feel. The home is particularly impressive from the outside, and you’re likely to spend much of your time on the wraparound wooden balcony, soaking tired muscles in the hot tub or cooking up a storm on the barbecue.
A woodland oasis in Vail
Partly obscured behind towering pine trees, it’s the mountainside location of Inverness that helps make this such a beautiful home in Colorado. The cosy retreat is a wonderful place to relax after a day’s skiing, as you can either soak in the rolltop bath surrounded by candles or gaze up at the starry sky from the hot tub on your private deck. From here, you’ll be able to access Vail’s famous ski resort, and the pretty town centre, with its fairytale-like, Austrian-inspired homes.
A modern home in Steamboat Springs
Steamboat Springs is an excellent choice for a trip to Colorado. Not only is the historic downtown a delight to walk through, but you’ll have access to world-class skiing, hiking trails in summer, and the area’s famous natural hot springs. Make the most of the area by staying in the stunning Call Of The Wild, where you can take in the scenery from every room and enjoy the benefits of the building’s unusual modern architecture.
A quintessential chalet in Steamboat Springs
For something a little more traditional in Steamboat Springs, Now You See Me is a richly decorated, typical ski cabin. It’s a beautiful home for large groups that marries privacy and convenience, as it is situated alone on the mountainside yet within easy reach of the resort’s groomed slopes. Towering ceilings and huge windows mean that the home is always filled with light, and stone fireplaces make every room cosy and comfortable.
A Breckenridge pad surrounded by nature
For something a little different, escape to Elevated, an incredible, modern home in the Breckenridge woods. You’ll feel as though you’re in the heart of a forest, thanks to the towering double-height glass front. Huge communal areas inside and out make this the perfect spot for a sociable trip to Colorado, with a hot tub, media room and barbecue to keep guests busy. Breckenridge itself was once a mining town, and the main strip has some delightful, colourful houses dating back to the eighteenth century. But most people come here to ski – so you’ll be thankful to be so close to the slopes in one of the most beautiful homes in Colorado.
Live like a queen in Breckenridge
From the outside, Silver Queen Villa might look like a stereotypical ski chalet, but the pink detailing on its wooden exterior gives a hint of what’s inside. Light-wood panelling is complemented by white walls that combine to give this wooden cabin a brighter feeling than most. Sumptuous seating, a cinema room, a sauna and hot tub add to the luxurious feel, and you’ll find it easy to relax in the stylish, open spaces. Get ready in the large ski room before heading to the Breckenridge pistes.