Real Estate

Ski In Your Own Backyard At This $17.5-Million Vail Valley Luxury Log Cabin

Gone are the days of the humble log cabin, or so you’d think walking through this more than 11,000-square-foot getaway perched on the slopes of Arrowhead Mountain.

Newly listed at $17.495 million, the seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom home features luxury amenities not often found in your average log cabin-style design, including a wine room, movie theater and wraparound bar.

And yet even with all of its extravagance, the mountain abode still possesses the marks of a quintessential ski retreat.

“It’s all direct ski-in, ski-out,” says Billy and Matt Iverson of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, who hold the listing. “You can actually hit the side of the house with your skis.”

Natural materials make up the bulk of the two-story exterior. A rich facade full of timber and stone is accented with logs found in the gables, columns and balusters.

The earthen motif continues inside, where wood and stone are implemented into almost every design element throughout the two-story floor plan.

Soaring ceilings dressed with log accents ascend at differing angles and heights from room to room, making each space feel unto itself. Arched, stone-clad walkways give the impression of moving through a mountainside.

An otherwise open floor plan is divided by an impressive rock-faced partition with a double-sided fireplace.

Fireplaces are ubiquitous, including in many of the home’s six guest suites and the primary suite, complete with an office, dual bathrooms, and a walk-in closet with an entire laundry area.

Outside, a walk-out patio encompasses a hot tub, large water feature and fireplace, all with sprawling views over the valley.

Sitting on 1.5 acres along the Beaver Creek Mountain Ski Resort in Edwards, Colorado, the 2009-built property neighbors some of the state’s most popular ski-resort towns, including Breckenridge, Aspen and Vail.

As with many ski-resort areas throughout the country, the market in Beaver Creek has remained strong, even as inventory reaches all-time lows.

“The market here is still hot. You’ve still got a lot of people looking to get out of the cities and into a quiet mountain home,” said the Iversons. “But inventory is just a slice of what it was five years ago, [making] this property is the only luxury ski-in, ski-out estate home available on all of Beaver Creek.”

In April, the average list price in Beaver Creek climbed nearly $100,000, up from about $2.76 million to roughly $2.85 million month-over-month, according to area data from Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate.

The brother-duo and their mother, Kathy, make up The Iverson Team. The group has completed over $2 billion in career team sales.

Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate is a founding member of Forbes Global Properties, a consumer marketplace and membership network of elite brokerages selling the world’s most luxurious homes.