When we discovered that the real-estate blog Estately had highlighted eight beautiful homes currently for sale within grabbing distance of national parks across the country, we just knew one of them had to be located in Colorado.
And we were right.
The Colorado property overlooks Rocky Mountain National Park, making its environs spectacular even by the extremely high standards of our fair state. But the other homes on the roster are amazing in their own right.
Take a look at all eight below, along with Estately photos, text and links. Click to see the original post, which includes plenty of additional pics and more.
Near Zion National Park
0 Kolob Road
Virgin, UT 84779
3,089 square feet
The Anasazi Indians who first inhabited Cave Valley would appreciate this eco-friendly, off grid retreat, set on 16 acres, surrounded by serene and majestic views of Zion National Park. The five unique western buildings provide rare access to the park, including caves with ancient petroglyphs. The main house contains all the expected urban comforts and luxuries. The adobe house and straw bale house offer flexible options for guests. The artist's studio is attached to the garage, and finally, an intimate writer's cabin is nestled in the nearby oak grove. Each building is accented with artistic elements, even the doors. This unique property is ideal for special events, yoga retreats, or as a family gathering place.
Near Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
1,778 square feet
Fantastic acreage & view property near entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. Perched smartly on 2.5 acres, with commanding views in all directions, this 3 bedroom 2 bath home checks all the boxes! Over 1700 square foot of living space, fun floor plan, hip decor with tiled flooring, rock fireplace, Ikea kitchen, yoga / astronomy room, open and airy—the photos say it all! Currently being used as short-term vacation rental, produces good income...perfect for the person looking for a desert get-away but would like rental income also. Separate garage building with 1/2 bathroom and storage (could be artist studio) beautiful yard with hot tub spa—fenced for the pups and kids, tranquil water feature, impressive Saguaro cactus—too many things to mention. Solar panels on southern roof complete the package. Minutes from the the groovy downtown Joshua Tree scene and right next to park entrance, hiking trails right outside the door. Don't hesitate on this one! Come see today.
Within Yosemite National Park
Wawona, CA 95389
1,485 square feet
Location, location... Mountain retreat, vacation rental, or even permanent residence... A classic Lindahl Cedar Home 3 bedrooms/2 full baths on a rare, quiet, secluded 1/2 acre private parcel within Yosemite National Park. Literally have Yosemite as your back yard! Brand new redwood deck, gentle breezes, whispering pines and filtered sunlight await you when you return from world renowned hiking, climbing, golfing, skiing, swimming, kayaking, whatever you or your guest's mountain adventure of choice is. The price, location, and potential of this classic cabin truly make this a versatile property worth investigating.
Near Acadia National Park
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
2,049 square feet
With all there is to do in this great place, you’ll be pleased to know your country retreat is just moments away from Cadillac Mountain, Park Loop, Trails, Pristine Lakes for paddling, and all the buzz downtown. This 1.9 acre homestead shares a property line with Acadia National Park’s 54 acre parcel, but is conveniently located just 5 minutes from the causeway. Turn down Norwood Lane you’ll understand the privacy that this property offers, with the property at the end of this dead end private lane.
Continue to see four more properties for sale within or near national parks, including one in Colorado.
Within Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
3,194 square feet
Rare opportunity! Mid-Century Modern home designed by E. Keith Haag. Add to that,one of the few residences in Cuyahoga Valley Nat'l Park on just under 10 ac, bordered on the west by Blossom Music Center.Exterior courtyards draw you to the main entry & invite you to come in. Upon entry there is an immediate sense of design & serenity. The entire residence gives one the feeling of living in the midst of the land. The formal dining area has a built-in buffet topped w/ granite & is open to the vaulted, beamed liv rm. Doors invite you out. There is a generous use of glass to bring the outside in. The vaulted liv rm boasts a brick wall & more storage to keep the necessities out of view. The vaulted, beamed family room continues the brick wall w/a floor to ceiling FP w/ a sandstone hearth. Storage that thinks of everything flank the wall & the back wall.Kitchen offers all appl & a cozy fam dining area. The screened in porch continues the interior ceiling & has a built-in gas grill & brick flr. The Master bdrm wing of the home is a true retreat. Newly updated master bath features walk-in shower w/multiple shower heads, oval soaking tub, dual vanities all w/a courtyard view. Walk-in closets are generous enough for the largest of wardrobes. An entire wall of the master bdrm has built-ins for bureau items. Two add'l bdrms are on the flip side of the home. Newer carpet throughout.1st flr lndry. Part finished LL gives a pool hall ambiance.Lg barn & 5 car heated grg w/bay large enough for RV or boat.
Near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
19-3934 Laukapu Avenue
VOLCANO, HI 96785
2,900 square feet
True, custom built home in the heart of Volcano, nestled among Ohia and Hapu'u tree ferns and situated off the road for added privacy. Every inch of this home was done by some of Volcano's best master craftsmen with the utmost care and attention. The indoor living naturally flows onto outdoor dining and living space, exponentially increasing your useable square footage. Two separate structures are connected by covered walkway with a gorgeous cupola, each housing its own master suite and separate living areas. Lower level in the main house has open floor plan with oversized living area and spacious kitchen with plenty of storage, granite counters and easy access to the outdoor dining on the wrap around covered lanai. The upstairs master loft suite has a full bathroom with double shower and its own large, private balcony. The second structure has a spacious bedroom with built in armoires, a full en-suite bathroom and an additional room that could be used as an office, library, living space or third bedroom. It opens onto its own lanai with built in seating and access to the garden. The entire house has wide, wrap around decking, tall open beam, tongue and groove ceilings, custom made light fixtures, window frames and woodworking throughout. Truly one of a kind. The main house was built around the frame of the original 1985 home, while the second structure is a new build. Both are fully permitted. Just in time for you to choose your own flooring and appliances. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to own a masterpiece in paradise!
Near Smoky Mountain National Park
Waynesville, NC 28785
4,160 square feet
Ideally located in a majestic mountain setting you will find this unique, quality, custom built home full of character and charm. Huge decks with unparalleled mountain views. Close proximity to Smoky Mountain National Park and fabulous hiking trails. Close proximity to The Swag, a popular country inn, offering exquisite dining. A spectacular home!
Overlooks Rocky Mountain National Park
1060 Marys Lake Road
Estes Park, CO 80517
3,868 square feet
Historic property located close to Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park. This lot has 3 separate living structures including owner's living quarters 1bed and 2bath, lower level suite with 2 bed and a shared bath, main building, and a sweetheart's cabin. Currently operating as a Bed & Breakfast. The main building features period details, 3 beds, 4 baths, dining room, charming living room with fireplace, library, and sunroom. The sweetheart's cabin is ideal for honeymooners.
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