For a cool $29 million, you can own this lush getaway hidden in the middle of West Lake Creek, Colorado. A bit too much, sure, but you’re getting your money’s worth if you’re a recluse. The Whiskey Ridge House is the definitive private lodge. You’ll be surrounded by picturesque national parkland, including Gore Range and New York Mountain. The best place to finish your novel, for sure.

Chances are, however, you’re not a writer. You just really want to abandon the potent anxiety in the metropolis. This is the escape you’re looking for. The house features modern architectural elements. that said, it still blends well with its surrounding greenery quite beautifully. It incorporates elements like locally sourced beetle-kill pine and Anasazi sliver stone to amplify the countryside vibe, not suppress it. As such, the Whiskey Ridge House feels like an extension of the outdoors, not a seclusion from it, inviting the outside in.

The interior amounts to 10,515 square meters and seven bedrooms, plus nine baths. The open living area is wrapped in floor-to-ceiling windows, offering views of the pond and the mountain peaks in the distance. Off the main house is a swimming pool and a detached glass cabana that also serves as a gym. Suppose you end up feeling a bit sick of staying inside, you can pack your hiking gear and venture forth, trotting the nine-miles worth of trails for hiking and biking outside. If you like much chiller adventures, the Beaver Creek and Vail Villages, world-class skiing destinations, are just a stone’s throw away.


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