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12 Must-Haves For Modern Manly Mountain Retreats

From Lake Tahoe's ski cabin king.

Ron Barnes, Senior Partner of Mountainside Partners, LLC has more than 25 years of experience in resort real estate, acting as leading strategist in numerous high-profile resort ventures across the globe. Cool contemporary mountain escapes are his specialty. 

Among the projects he tipped us off to are Martis Camp designed by Sage Architects, in Lake Tahoe, CA, priced at $4.295 million; Nicklaus Hillside Village at Promontory designed by SB Architects, in Park City, Utah; and Mountainside at Northstar in Lake Tahoe, CA, with modern ski townhouses starting at $1.85 million and residences starting at $3.1 million, designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, lead agency for Apple stores worldwide.

Here Barnes gives Airows his twelve must-haves for modern manly mountain retreats:

1.) Spacious media room with 120' projection screen, seating for 15 guests, bar and built-in humidor.
2.) Oversized fireplace in a great room.
3.) Slope side access to ski runs, hiking trails and the great outdoors.
4.) Large outdoor living spaces with hot tub, fire pit and spectacular views.
5.) SMART home.
6.) Kick ass garage with “gear” room extension for all your summer and winter equipment.
7.) Custom ski hut.
8.) Chef’s table in kitchen, an extension of the kitchen island that can seat up to 10 people and eliminate the need for formal dining room/furniture.
9.) 64 bottle wine chiller – preferably filled with bottles of vodka and tequila.
10.) Private ski-to fire pit on outdoor deck.
11.) Killer sound system throughout.
12.) Outfitter/concierge service to find the best activities and locations for fishing, skiing, etc., and even deliver that bottle of Johnny Walker Blue.