Ski in your own backyard at this $17.5 million luxury log cabin in the Vail Valley

Gone are the days of the humble log cabin, or so one might think as you stroll through this 11,000+ square foot getaway perched on the slopes of Arrowhead Mountain.

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

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

“It’s directly on skis,” says Billy and Matt Iverson of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, which holds 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 wood and stone is accented by logs found in the gables, columns and balusters.

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

High ceilings dressed in log accents rise at different angles and heights from room to room, giving each space a special feel. The arched and stone-clad walkways give the impression of moving along the mountainside.

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

Fireplaces are ubiquitous, including in many of the home’s six guest suites and in the master suite, with an office, two bathrooms, and a walk-in closet with a full laundry room.

Outside, an outdoor patio includes a hot tub, large water feature and fireplace, all with stunning views of the valley.

Located 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 resorts, including Breckenridge, Aspen and Vail.

As with many ski resorts across the country, the Beaver Creek market remained strong, even as inventories hit historic lows.

“The market here is still hot. You still have a lot of people looking to get out of the cities and into a quiet mountain home,” the Iversons said. “But the inventory is only 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 at Beaver Creek jumped nearly $100,000 from about $2.76 million to about $2.85 million month over month, according to area data of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate.

The brother duo and their mother, Kathy, make up Iverson’s team. The group has achieved over $2 billion in career team sales.


Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate is a founding member of Forbes Global Propertiesa consumer marketplace and member network of elite brokerages selling the most luxurious homes in the world.

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