Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility February 2021 - Glacier Club

An Inside Look at Glacier’s Newest Real Estate Offering: Etta Ridge

Imagine a warm, contemporary retreat that’s all your own. Floor-to-ceiling windows reveal spectacular views of the peaks beyond and greens below. Elevator access brings you directly to your residence to ensure utmost privacy and security. World-class amenities lie mere steps away and adventure beckons just outside your front door. This is Etta Ridge — Glacier’s newest enclave of half-floor, three- to four-bedroom residences that afford luxurious lock-and-leave living unlike anything else in Southwest Colorado. Dive into the details of Etta Ridge before we break ground in the coming weeks and discover all that awaits you within the community’s newest, most anticipated collection of mountain homes.

Two Versatile Floor Plans

The limited collection of just 30 homes at Etta Ridge features two floor plans, The Sundance and The Cassidy, each with light-filled interiors and generous outdoor living spaces that encourage complete immersion in the natural world. The Sundance features three bedrooms, including two main suites and one guest suite, while The Cassidy offers a versatile three- to four-bedroom layout with one main suite, two guest suites and one convertible office. Whichever floor plan you choose, you can rest assured that no luxury has been spared and incredible vistas have been made a top priority. 

An Inspired Setting to Call Home

Perched atop a distinct promontory amid century-old ponderosa pines, Etta Ridge encompasses only five buildings with six residences in each, affording an intimate mountain experience immersed in the sights and sounds of the San Juan Range. With inspiring views of the rolling greens below and striking peaks beyond — including Hermosa Cliffs, Twilight Peak and Engineer Mountain — this is where families come to renew their spirits, recalibrate in nature and return home to the finest of luxuries.

Thoughtfully Crafted Comforts

Etta Ridge offers exclusive elevator access directly to each residence, as well as unrivaled proximity to a members-only pool and fitness center, so your family can come and go with ease, revel in thoughtfully crafted comforts and experience the very best of this uncommonly magical corner of Colorado. Hassle-free and convenience-packed — that’s what owning a vacation home is all about.

For more information, simply get in touch with our sales team at [email protected].

Western Home Journal Spotlights “Pure Colorado Mountain Living” at Glacier

The latest praise for Glacier’s picture-perfect, private residential community in Southwest Colorado comes from Western Home Journal, which highlighted the enclave’s sought-after mountain lifestyle and newest residential offerings in its January 2021 issue. In the article, Glacier is described as “setting an incredibly high bar for mountain living” and “an undiscovered gem in the southwest corner of Colorado’s diverse topography.”

Set at the north end of the Animas River Valley, just a short distance from the lively streets of Durango, Glacier is a true haven for active nature lovers and sporting enthusiasts. Residents enjoy an average of 300 days of sunshine each year and easily accessible adventures range from rounds of golf on the property’s two 18-hole courses to exploring miles of on-property trails by foot or bike and carving the slopes of the nearby Purgatory Resort.

“Glacier is home to a wonderful group of people who enjoy the area and its surroundings,”Mike Gullotti, a member of Glacier’s real estate sales team, told the publication. “Our owners and members are very happy because the quality of life here is among the best in the rocky mountain west.”

The flexibility of ownership at Glacier is also part of its appeal. “There are a variety of homes to enjoy at Glacier, from a large single-family custom mountain home on two acres to a two-bedroom Club Cottage that you can enjoy for a few weeks every year,” Gullotti notes in the article. “I present these different properties with something for everyone. Over the years, we have planned several phases of construction. It starts with accessibility and the ability to build within the lots. Structure and roads take planning in the mountains. This summer, we have experienced a major uptick in sales. We are up 138 percent in the north country from last year.”

The piece also details Glacier’s newest limited residential offering, Etta Ridge, which broke ground earlier this year and is currently under pre-sale and accepting reservations. This new five-building collection of 30 luxury mountain condominiums is ideally sited atop a promontory, bordered by century-old Ponderosa pines.With an annual circulation of over 125,000 and an active directory of hundreds of partners spanning 11 categories, Western Home Journal has been spotlighting distinguished living in the American West through its regional print publications and website for the past 10 years.

For more information on Etta Ridge and available homes at Glacier, contact Michael Gullotti at 970.729.3262 or [email protected], or Allison Grassetti at [email protected] or 970.390.2925.


Glacier Members Raise $50K for Local Businesses & Children in Need

This past December, our incredible Durango community came together to support Glacier’s newest initiative: Glacier Cares. The partnership with La Plata Family Centers Coalition (LPFCC), a Durango-based charitable organization that filled in the gap for Project Merry Christmas, aimed to raise $50,000 in donations over just 10 days — which we are proud to report was a tremendous success thanks to the collective efforts of our community. All proceeds were used to purchase gift cards from a variety of locally owned downtown Durango stores and restaurants, which were then distributed to nearly 1,000 children in need this past holiday season. 

“It’s more important than ever that we come together and offer our support to local families and business owners who have been adversely affected by COVID-19,” shared Rick Carlton, Owner and Developer of Glacier. “At Glacier, it’s both our mission and responsibility to positively impact our community.” The Carlton Family kickstarted the Glacier Cares initiative with a $5,000 commitment, and Glacier homeowners and staff quickly rallied behind to reach the $50,000 goal.

“We are so thankful for the support we’ve received from our Glacier community,” said Jim Goodman, Chief Operating Officer at Glacier. “To pull this off in just over a week and make a positive financial impact on local businesses while bringing cheer to those in need is what this season and our community are all about.” 

To bring help lift the spirits of those in need, members of the Glacier team made their way around Durango with the checks processed by LPFCC to purchase gift cards from dozens of local businesses, including the Yess the Book Hutch, Durango Outdoor Exchange, Art Supply House and Beads & Beyond, as well as restaurants like Happy Pappy’s, Zia Taqueria and Raider Ridge, all beloved by local children and teens. The gift cards were dropped off at Durango schools and distributed to their lists of families in need this season. 

Beyond the monetary raise, the initiative also served as a call-to-action to support local businesses as much as possible — including retail, service businesses, restaurants and adventure experiences — as well as to consider making personal donations to local Durango food banks and charities. At Glacier, it’s both our mission and responsibility to positively impact our community — and we are incredibly proud to have seen our members and team step up and come together to truly make a difference with Glacier Cares.

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