Do you dream of both the mountains and the water? You can have it all at one of these stunning western resorts. Hike the breathtaking scenery, enjoy amenities like bistros and spas, or just lounge by the pool, all while taking in that crisp mountain air. And some of these spots are year round places, boasting heated pools. Get inspired for your next getaway with this roundup of dazzling poolside residencies.
Carson City, Nevada
Located on the eastern slope of the Carson Range, Clear Creek Tahoe is a new private residential community proximal to South Lake Tahoe. Set on a spectacularly unspoiled sanctuary of 2,136 acres bordered by six million acres of the largest national forest in the lower 48 states, the homesites at Clear Creek Tahoe are as dramatic and diverse as the land itself, offering a variety of spectacular views and settings. At full buildout, there will be 391 homesites ranging from 0.56 acres to 4.91 acres (averaging 1.6 acres) at prices between $370,000 and $2.125 million. Aside from the natural beauty and setting, at the heart of Clear Creek Tahoe is its bespoke amenity suite. Long glorious summer days at Clear Creek Tahoe will invariably include Summit Camp—a gathering place for members, their families, and guests—set high on a rise with dramatic 360° panoramic views. It features a resort-style pool, hot tub, and a water slide crafted from massive 100-year-old timbers reclaimed from the adjoining Schneider Ranch. clearcreektahoe.com
Park City, Utah
Located in the heart of Canyons Village at the base of Park City Mountain, Pendry Park City and Pendry Residences Park City is a ski-in, ski-out resort and residences development, slated to open for winter 2021. The year-round mountain resort boasts more than 7,300 acres of skiable terrain and elevates the new modern standard for refined alpine living, offering a selection of fully furnished residences ranging from studios to four-bedroom penthouses. The resort will have the only rooftop pool and bar in the area, perfect for the aprés-ski activities. Additional amenities include Spa Pendry with eight treatment rooms, a fitness center, Pinwheel Kids Club, and more.
Park City, Utah boasts almost 400 miles of maintained trails for outdoor pursuits. Also, a trip to Park City wouldn’t be complete without visiting historic Main Street with its small town charm and host of dining and shopping options. The destination is well known for annual traditions like Sundance Film Festival, the Utah Symphony/Deer Valley Music Festival, and the Kimball Arts Festival. pendryresidencesparkcity.com
Situated on 800 acres of verdant topography with nearly seven miles of private access to the famed Snake River, this private club and residential community offers true outdoor lovers an authentic Western setting. The infinity edge pool at Snake River Sporting Club is tucked behind the clubhouse and looks out over the Snake River Canyon and Bridger-Teton National Forest. Enjoy the Wyoming summer fun from the pool deck and indulge in a seasonal lunch at the Double Barrel Cantina. As the sun begins to set behind the Snake River Range, settle down by the outdoor fire pit with s’mores and hot chocolate in the company of friends or family. snakeriversportingclub.com
Lost Sierra, California
Nakoma Resort in the heart of the Lost Sierra offers real estate options across the spectrum, from your dream homesite to the maintenance-free option of an Ascend mountain-modern home to the convenience of Residence Club membership. The homes sit in a vast alpine wonderland of 8,500 foot peaks and turquoise lakes. Homeowners have access to the heated outdoor pool at the resort’s Altitude Recreation Center, boasting 12,000 square feet of fitness, entertainment, and social amenities for all ages including a climbing wall, movie theatre, and bar/bistro.
Real estate to come: Mark Tanner Construction, renowned for their artisan craftsmanship in Lake Tahoe and Truckee, is close to completing another home in Nakoma, set in the heart of the community. Nestled in the trees overlooking the 16th green and 17th tee box, this sleek, comfortable residence is within easy walking distance of Altitude Recreation Center. This mountain retreat boasts the perfect combination of privacy and amenities, and will be move-in ready this summer. nakomaresort.com