Durango, in southwest Colorado, has been called the top adventure hub in North America for its four seasons of fun. Smack in the middle of this Rocky Mountain playground—and sitting next to three million acres of untouchable national forest—the private Glacier Club offers an active lifestyle designed for families.
By next summer, there will be two 18-hole courses, one members only (designed by Hale Irwin and Todd Schoeder), the other resort (Arthur Hills), along with tennis, hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing; new pool, fitness, and spa facilities are in the works, as is an expansion of the popular Camp Glacier for kids.
Eventually, 425 residences will be scattered through the more than 650 acres: Homesites range from one-half to 2.5 acres, starting at $250,000; townhomes, from two bedrooms to five, available furnished or unfurnished, start at $650,000. Ownership comes with a club membership that is multi-generational and is attracting younger buyers. “Our demographic is moving seriously down the age scale,” says Director of Real Estate Bruce Geiss. “We have all these grandkids, 6 to 10 years old, taking their first golf lesson in the summer, their first ski lesson in the winter. This is an extraordinary area for building family memories.”