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


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

Recently listed for $17.495 million, the seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom home boasts luxury amenities not often found in the average log cabin-style design, including a wine room, movie theater and a surround bar.

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


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

Natural materials make up the majority of the two-story exterior. A rich facade filled with wood and stone is accented with 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.

Soaring ceilings dressed in log accents ascend at different angles and heights from room to room, making each space feel unique. Arched, stone-clad walkways give the impression of moving across the side of a mountain.

An 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 the master suite, complete with an office, double baths, and a walk-in closet with a full laundry area.

Outside, a walkout patio encompasses a hot tub, large water feature, and fireplace, all with sweeping views over the valley below.

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

As with many ski resort areas across the country, the market in Beaver Creek has remained strong, even as inventory reaches record lows.

“The market here is still hot. There are still a lot of people looking to get out of the cities and live in a quiet mountain home,” the Iversons said. “But the inventory is only a portion of what it was five years ago, [making] This property is the only ski-in/ski-out luxury property available in all of Beaver Creek.”

In April, the median listing price in Beaver Creek rose nearly $100,000, from about $2.76 million to about $2.85 million month over month, according to area data from Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate.

The sibling duo and their mother, Kathy, make up Team Iverson. The group has completed more than $2 billion in racing equipment sales.

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