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A Vacation Stay That Will Feel Like Home

Elaine Raffel | September 24, 2019 | Lifestyle National

Much more than a home away from home, these spectacular second residences offer owners myriad ultraluxe A-plus amenities from the East Coast to the West Coast and beyond our borders.

Montage Big Sky, Big Sky, Mont.
Montage Big Sky—the first ultraluxury property in the Big Sky ski resort area—will debut in 2021 with 150 guest rooms and suites, as well as 39 Montage residences for sale, with features like handstacked stone, custom cabinetry, top-of-the-line kitchens and fireplaces. Swaddled by 3,530 acres of the Spanish Peaks enclave, these properties will range from two to six bedrooms and approximately 2,300 to 8,100 square feet. No matter the size, each will have ski-in, ski-out access to the second-largest ski resort in the country by acreage, an 18-hole Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course and five on-property restaurants. World-class rivers for fly-fishing and Yellowstone National Park are a stone’s throw away, as are trails for hiking, mountain biking, Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. There’s also Spa Montage, a game room and a bowling alley for those rare days spent inside. $5.76-$18 million


Arbor Eighteen, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Most people don’t go to a city like New York to Zen out. But for those who frequent Manhattan, peace and serenity are as close as Brooklyn’s Arbor Eighteen, an ubercool condominium residence in the Greenwood Heights neighborhood. Dubbed the borough’s healthiest new development, this luxe urban sanctuary features distinctive green spaces inspired by local landscapes and landmarks. Three floors of amenities include a curated arboretum, a private Zen garden, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a yoga studio, a meditation room, an infrared sauna, a rooftop relaxation deck and common spaces thoughtfully decorated by interior designer Paris Forino. Each residence sports soaring ceilings and 8-foot windows that allow gentle light to permeate the home. $535,000- $2.3 million


San Giovanni Villa and Vineyards, Tuscany, Italy
The majestic Tuscan countryside is home to San Giovanni Villa and Vineyards, the culmination of a long-standing dream of Dallas real estate investor Dean Macfarlan. Renovation and rentals for the six-bedroom villa are managed by Timbers Resorts, known for creating spectacular second homes in sought-after one-of-a-kind settings. (Other properties include luxury beach, ski and golf resorts in Colorado, Florida, Hawaii and South Carolina.) The interiors are a perfect marriage of Italian tradition and modern style. This remarkable 133-acre estate also features nearly 17 acres of olive orchards and 24 acres of vineyards. $28,000-$39,500 per week


Pendry Residences Park City, Utah
No longer reserved as a skier’s paradise, Park City has become an in-demand destination for year-round outdoor activities such as mountain biking, whitewater rafting, fishing and zip-lining. Slated for a 2021 opening, Pendry Residences Park City is the first luxury national brand to enter the market in nine years and will offer 150 Montage-run, fully furnished guest rooms, suites and residences designed with warm woods and natural stone. Adding to the allure are rich hardwoods, custom millwork, floor-to-ceiling windows and dramatic Park City Mountain views. The ski-in, lift-out property will also host four unique dining concepts, a spa, a fitness center and the area’s only rooftop terrace. Units $395,000-$3.65 million


Seven Lakes Ranch, Meeker, Colo.
Greg Norman’s Seven Lakes Ranch is truly the creme de la creme of sportsman’s paradises. Bordering the White River National Forest, 11,600 acres of varied terrain are home to some of North America’s best elk and white-tail deer hunting. Among the features of this sprawling ranch: fully equipped horse facilities, a 150-yard-long rifle range, a fitness center, and miles of riding and hiking trails. Outdoor enthusiasts will also appreciate the fly-fishing, skeet shooting, boating and paddleboarding opportunities. Deluxe accommodations include a nine-bedroom Western-inspired lodge and private guest cabins. Located in the Meeker valley, Seven Lakes is a convenient jaunt to major Colorado ski areas, but you’ll probably just want to cozy up by one of its mammoth fireplaces. $50 million, Steven Shane, Compass, 970.948.6005