Posted by JanL on October 27, 2017
In the mid-1800's, the first settlers of Breckenridge discovered gold along the Blue River. Their discovery brought others to the area, leading to the town's birth.
Today, reminiscent of its beginnings, visitors and residents of Breckenridge are likely to tell you that they have struck gold as well. Many locals refer to the town as a "mountain gem". And, it does offer an abundance of riches, albeit perhaps of a different variety than those that lured the first townspeople, but no doubt just as valuable.
There are a lot of beautiful sights to behold when you come to the small mountain town of Breckenridge, Colorado. Perhaps that's one of the reasons it was recently named among the nation's top two "best small towns" in America.
Attractions include a bustling arts and culture district, spectacular views, active sports scene, rich cuisine options, and acres upon acres of protected parks with hundreds of trails to explore.
But, that's not all. Breckenridge is known for its award-winning modern mountain homes, featuring architectural trends by world-renowned designers.
If you have been looking for a mountainside luxury retreat to call your own, you'll find that Breckenridge doesn't disappoint. Whether you're after an escape for your family and friends, or vacation investment property, this is the perfect spot.
Vacation investments continue to soar in the Colorado mountains, where last year 3,000 homeowners netted over $32 million dollars in rental revenues.
In fact, Breckenridge is home to TripAdvisor's highly esteemed "Top Vacation Rentals in the World", as reported by Forbes and other major worldwide news sources.
We have to agree, these modern mountain homes are what dreams are made of. Take a look at some of the area's most luxurious getaways!
Many of Breckenridge's finest modern mountain homes echo the ski town's lofty, natural beauty, which draws in visitors from near and far, year after year.
This paradise on Snowy Ridge is the ideal retreat after a day on the slopes where guests can easily ski-in and ski-out. In fact, the Snowflake Lift will deliver you right to your back door.
And, while it's packed with traditional mountain charm, including unique cut stone features, exposed wooden beams, and knotty planked walls, the interior layout accommodates today's luxury lifestyle.
A beacon of architectural craftsmanship, this seven-bedroom suburban masterpiece has a wine cellar, steam room, sunroom, study, and multiple grand fireplaces for chilly evenings indoors.
In addition to over 6,000 square feet of living space, its outdoor patio gives unparalleled views of the Rocky Mountain majesty and features a fire pit and gas grill for dinner at home or entertaining friends.
With vacation rental income potential well over $100,000 a year, 72 Snowy Ridge Road is one of the hottest investment residential properties available in town.
This state of the art Ralph Lauren inspired, Gunson-designed western legacy overlooks Indiana Creek. The 5 bedroom house is situated on ranch property with shooting range, horse stables, boat house, tennis court, picnic pavilion and miles of cross country and hiking trails.
The bonus suite is placed atop a 3 car garage, in addition to the home's 3 car garage. A wood deck with outdoor hot tub, wood fireplace, exercise room, media room and satellite dish ensure the comfort of anyone lucky enough to themselves a guest here.
This one of a kind home features travertine flooring, suspended walkways, a gourmet kitchen, custom cabinetry, wine cellar and floating stairways.
Over 7,000 square feet of indoor living space with 3 master suites, 3 mini master suites, and an additional bunk room. Net zero energy home created with the latest technological genius, the sophisticated retreat offers a theatre, ski room and more.
This picturesque mountainside ranch is the ultimate destination for nature lovers, with its own private lake and boathouse, winding trails and horse barn, and a magnificent surrounding view of ski mountains and Goose Pasture Tarn.
Uniquely designed by Jon Gunson, this custom home features barn wood paneling and rough-hewn logs, traditional ranch-style touches, and every modern amenity that your heart desires.
Some of the home's highlights include a sprawling wood deck and outdoor hot tub, five bedrooms, four full baths, with a jacuzzi tub and dressing area, a rec room, vaulted ceilings, media room, study and three-door garage.
Outside, the backyard has access to skiing, tennis, trap and skeet, fishing, boating and more. The property's 2.35 acres is situated on a private peninsula, overlooking one of the best landscapes that the west has to offer.
Another Jon Gunson original on our list, this stone luxury estate holds nothing back.
What makes the home so special? Its large windows, stone and wood trim details, flagstone and pecan floors, chunky wood beams, chef's kitchen and multiple spacious decks are just a few of the "extras" that come to mind.
In addition to 4 bedrooms, the home's 7,000+ square feet also include an artist's sanctuary, dark room, exercise room, elevator, hot tub, study, home theatre and walk-out family room. It's the epitome of peaceful mountain living.
Looking for the perfect mountainside vacation destination to accommodate the entire family? Look no further than this eight bedroom luxury estate with a complimentary two bedroom guest house, surrounded by 40 acres of private woodlands.
A river runs straight through the property, which offers guests outdoor amenities such as skeet and trap, tennis, ski access, wooded trails, and a lake boathouse.
The stone walkway leads to an outdoor deck, large firepit, patio, and hot tub. Inside, you'll find flawless hardwoods, high ceilings, jetted tubs, new windows and more.
The front patio overlooks a running creek and plenty of wide open spaces where visitors can watch the sunset over glorious Colorado western skies. It's the perfect investment property or place to call your own.
This dream come true, award-winning luxury home in the widely sought-after Trapper Glen subdivision is furnished with exquisite details and amenities.
Perfect for entertaining, the property boasts a gourmet kitchen, sprawling sun deck, imported bar, indoor entertainment center, media room and pool table.
The private patio and hot tub provide a relaxing resting place for skiiers returning from a full day.
Modern mountain homes designer Allen Guerra's layout of this open mountain estate invites in the outdoors. The creative design is furnished with ample decks, patios, and an indoor/outdoor kitchen.
Inside the 7,327 square foot residence, there is plenty of comfortable living space. The six-bedroom home also features a study, wine cellar and loads of additional amenities.
Wide, sprawling windows give guests a front-row seat to the subdivision's shared 160 acres of privately owned land in Mullins Gulch Valley. Additionally, visitors enjoy year-round access to the nearby ski resort and accompanying personal locker.
Truly a dream luxury estate, it offers stunning valley views, wide open spaces, and is located just 15 minutes from the town's center.
If you are looking for a combination of designer luxury and Mother Nature's finest, you will find it here. On three acres of possibly the most beautiful land in Breckenridge, guests can listen to the rushing waters of the Illinois Creek, stare out over the towering mountain views, and enjoy their own private pond, deck, and fire pit.
The Estate on Boreas Pass features six bedrooms, an outdoor hot tub, steam room, vaulted ceilings, elevator, wine cellar and so much more.
This distinguished, highly acclaimed Double-Diamond estate overlooks an amazing view of the adjacent lake and top-notch golf course.
Designed for multi-generational entertainment, the multi-level 5 bedroom home features a family and media room, 3 car garage, wine cellar, open deck, and deluxe bar.
Guests also enjoy access to a community center, hiking and walking trails, clubhouse, skiing, and much, much more.
If you want to experience the luxury lifestyle that these modern mountain homes offer, maybe it's time for you to take a closer look at Breckenridge properties.
Check out luxury Breckenridge real estate listings to find out more about any of the properties listed above and other dream escapes in the area!