Most people who visit Steamboat Springs have heard of Fish Creek Falls. It tops the list of Steamboat’s best-loved places, and for good reason. Located just four miles east of downtown, the 283-foot waterfall crashes dramatically into the pools below. Named by early pioneers for the abundant fish in the creek, these falls inspired the original 1937 Coors beer can (at least until Melton Falls, near Marble replaced it in 1978). With easy access to the falls on a quarter-mile handicap accessible hike, it’s a no-brainer for visitors of all ages.
What a lot of people don’t know is there are very few homes in an area comprised mostly of undeveloped Zirkel Wilderness. This is not a neighborhood, and unlike the more densely developed areas known for luxury homes, Fish Creek Falls is as exclusive as it is private. That’s only part of what makes the Majestic Overlook at Fish Creek so unique. Not only is this a legacy property, situated on 13.59 acres of a pristine Aspen grove-laden hillside, but the location, unparalleled views, and genius design make it exceptionally livable and intimate despite its impressive size of 14,500 square-feet.
“This home has arguably some of the best views imaginable in all of Steamboat,” says Pam Vanatta, listing broker, Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty. Billed as one of Steamboat’s finest residences, The Majestic Overlook at Fish Creek offers 7 bedrooms, 8 baths, 3 half baths and a 3-car garage. “Perched on a hillside it has incredible 270-degree views, from the ski area to Sleeping Giant and beyond. It’s extremely private, but less than two miles from downtown. You can be seated in a restaurant in five minutes,” Vanatta says.
Meticulous effort went into every aspect of the home’s thoughtful design. Attention to details are evident in every room and every hand-selected finish. Some of the exquisite features include hand scraped walnut floors, custom designed Alder cabinets, solid Alder doors, and Alder trim. From the extremely well-equipped kitchen on the main living level with an adjacent Chef’s Kitchen, along with a kitchenette on the first-floor game room and another on the top floor living area near the study and primary bedroom, every feature of the home is thoughtfully placed for convenience and comfort. The Great Room features 28-foot ceilings surrounded by windows and views of Sleeping Giant. An elevator makes multiple levels a breeze. Solar film has been applied to all doors and windows with electric shades on many of the windows and custom Alder wood shutters on others. “Despite its massive size, this home lives very comfortably for how big it is,” Vanatta says. “The interior design is masterful. Every finish was painstakingly selected with not a single detail overlooked and no expense spared, yet there is also functionality throughout.”
A Crestron technology system with a keypad on each floor adds simplicity and can also be controlled from your smartphone. This home is wired for sound with multiple speakers both inside and out and has a large home theatre that comfortably seats 12. “This is truly one of the most exceptional homes in all of Steamboat,” Vanatta says. With the trend of low inventory and high demand continuing into 2022, with a listing price of $15,650,000, this home will likely command the highest residential sale in Steamboat’s history.”
Exclusively represented by Pam Vanatta, Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty, 970.291.8100, SteamboatSIR.com. www.themajesticoverlook.com