6 lovely homes bordering national forests
Carson City, Nevada. Clear Creek Tahoe is surrounded by 6 million–acre Humboldt-Toiyabe, the largest national forest in the continental United States. This house, built there in 2018, features high ceilings, walnut kitchen cabinets, two master suites, and a gas fireplace.
Outside are a balcony, a living area with firepit, ski storage, and access to overnight cottages, a golf course, and the Lake and Ski House. $3,195,000. Clear Creek Residential Sales, (775) 781-2597.
Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Kallalanta, "Heavenly View," sits on 10.3 acres between two national forests on the Eastern Continental Divide in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The 1914 five-bedroom home has ornate woodwork, stone fireplaces, and screened porches on two levels.
The property includes a guesthouse, old-growth rhododendron, and a large oak. Proceeds from the sale go to Appalachian State University's music school. $4,930,000. Ashley Hutchens, Premier Sotheby's International Realty, (828) 295-0776.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado. This five-bedroom contemporary home abuts the Medicine Bow–Routt National Forests and is five minutes' drive
from Steamboat Ski Resort. The house features a 30-foot ceiling, a double-sided steel fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows, energy-efficient construction, and a main bedroom with spa bathroom.
Ownership comes with access to fly-fishing on the Yampa River, equestrian facilities, and concierge services. $4,495,000. The Paoli Group, Colorado Group Realty, (970) 819-1432.
Chelan, Washington. Set on 30.8 acres that back up to the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, this three-bedroom home offers 180-degree views of Lake Chelan. Interior details include spruce-log beams, a kitchen with hickory cabinets, a gas stone fireplace, picture windows, and skylights.
The fenced property has a sports court, auto shop, wood shop, 2,500-gallon water tank, and fruit trees. $1,199,995. Brian Hopper, Realogics Sotheby's International Realty, (425) 201-5115.
Sun Valley, Idaho. Built in 1979, this two-story, six-bedroom log cabin is surrounded by the Sawtooth National Forest. The house features a great room with fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows, a master bedroom with deck area, and a wine room.
The 12.7-acre secluded property includes a guest cabin, tennis courts, a stocked trout pond, and an aspen grove. $3,950,000. Katherine Rixon, Keller Williams Realty, (208) 622-7722.
Landaff, New Hampshire. This six-bedroom post-and-beam home, built in 1936, is a short drive from the White Mountain National Forest. It has a great room with expansive ceilings and a mezzanine balcony, a beamed dining room, multiple fireplaces, and a game room that opens out to the large portico roof.
The 11-acre property features stone walls, expansive lawns, and mature trees. $499,900. Nikki Barrett, Peabody & Smith Realty, (603) 444-1294.