Hit the Slopes in Jack Nicklaus’ Old Colorado Ski Cabin – DIRT

All-time great golfer Jack Nicklaus owned this ski-in ski-out log cabin in the upscale resort community of Beaver Creek, Colorado. Set on nearly 1.5 acres and asking for $8.5 million, the six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home is listed with Tye Stockton at Compass.

The home is one of three private estates atop a cul-de-sac with direct access to the Borders Loop ski run. When it’s not snow season, there’s still plenty to do in the area, including horse riding, hiking and, of course, golf. (The closest Nicklaus-designed course is about 20 miles away, at the Club at Cordillera.) A nearby village shuttle stop offers free rides to many of the resort’s amenities, activities, shops, and restaurants.

With over 8,600 square feet over four levels, the home is definitely spacious. It could, however, use a stylistic update to bring it out of the late 80s and early 90s, when Nicklaus owned the property. Although in need of some updates, the rustic elements of the house, the log beams and the stone fireplaces in particular, add a charming character.

Tall windows in the entryway frame gorgeous mountain views, while the dining room features the requisite antler chandelier. The great room features a conversation pit with a huge built-in sectional sofa that will comfortably accommodate a large number of people, the kitchen features two sizable islands with granite countertops, and the sunny breakfast room doubles as an after-dinner spot. -ski due to its adjacency. to the corridor that leads to the slopes. There is also a cloakroom and laundry room.

Master bedroom features vaulted ceilings, walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom with rain shower and jetted tub, private deck and window seat to watch passing wildlife . Up a few steps is a quiet and private office, perfect for designing golf courses! And indeed, Nicklaus used the room as a workspace. There is also a junior master suite, with fireplace and glazed office alcove, as well as an attic space for additional guests. There are three further en-suite bedrooms on the lower level.

On the lowest level is an indoor sports court, where racquetball, squash and basketball can be played. The ceiling is even high enough for a trampoline! When you’re not playing sports, watch the games from an upstairs viewing lounge.

Although primarily a ski lodge, this Rocky Mountain mansion makes for a great getaway any season of the year.