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Finding Your Next Home: Ironhorse North, Etta Ridge, and The Summit

Located in the San Juan Mountains, Glacier is known for its sprawling landscapes, mountain views and stunning real estate properties. If you’re interested in moving to the area, the first order of business is deciding which neighborhood is right for you. Read on for an inside look into Ironhorse North, Etta Ridge and The Summit. 

Ironhorse North

Located on the Mountain Golf Course, Ironhorse North has become one of the most sought-after collections. Nestled in a grove of pine trees, these quintessential cabins seamlessly combine traditional western elements with a modern flair. Ironhorse North has only one remaining homesite to be purchased — Homesite 6, which is expected to be finished by December 2023. Situated on .31 acres of land, potential buyers of Homesite 6 can opt for a three to four bedroom floor plan, three to three and a half bathroom, and two car garage, making it perfectly customizable to your needs.

Etta Ridge

Etta Ridge comprises some of the newest residences at Glacier, featuring five condominium buildings with six half-floor residences in each. Buyers can choose between two floor plans: The Sundance and The Cassidy. Both floor plans feature 2,649 square feet of interior space,  complete with inspiring views of the outdoors. While both options have three and a half baths, The Sundance floor plan consists of three bedrooms and The Cassidy offers three to four bedrooms. Construction on the fourth and newest Etta Ridge residence is anticipated to be completed by Summer 2024.

The Summit

Meanwhile, The Summit is made up of 10 homesites. With plots of land ranging from 1.5 to 4.1 acres, buyers will have creative design in choosing an architectural type that suits their preferences, whether you prefer a cozy cabin or modern mansion. The Summit is known for its unbeatable views of the famous San Juan Mountain Range and close proximity to nature. With so much to offer, it’s no surprise that The Summit only has a limited number of homesites remaining to be purchased, starting at $1.3M.

Regardless of which collection you are interested in, residents of Glacier have much to look forward to. This includes top-notch club and dining options, state-of-the-art amenities and a thriving community. Start the journey of finding your dream home when you contact Glacier today.

Glacier Realty’s 2022 Forecast

Every year, new changes in the world bring new possibilities for how we choose to live and grow, particularly when it comes to real estate and hospitality. Michael Gullotti, the Managing Broker at Glacier’s newest dedicated brokerage, Glacier Realty, is excited to share the trends they see for 2022, as well as the latest Glacier residential products that meet these demands. Our local market in the region is growing and evolving – read more below to see what’s happening around the world and right here on the ground at Glacier.

Work from Home, Work from Anywhere

The new era of remote working has rapidly transformed modern living. It’s changed not only how people work, but how we live and curate our amenities. In addition to the increasing prominence of work-from-home culture, teleworking has also birthed the work-from-anywhere lifestyle, which means our primary residence is no longer tied to a single location.

Glacier has increased remote working capabilities, having installed Fiber1 connection throughout the community. For professionals who require the flexibility to plug in and plug out at their immediate convenience – the option is readily available.

Alpine Lifestyle 

The past few years have left people longing to reconnect with nature and rustic ways of life. According to Gullotti, mountain towns are growing as a whole. Sales will continue to increase as people yearn to move up and out of overcrowded cities, enjoying a blend of modern and rural with access to an active lifestyle. 

Contemporary and rugged sensibilities find a true union in Etta Ridge at Glacier, an exclusive collection of highland residences nestled among century-old ponderosa pines. This secluded collection of 3- and 4-bedroom floor plans grants enough privacy for an escape, yet enough amenities for the ease of mind that people are looking for.

Land Preservation

Conservation is an age-old movement of American history. The National Audubon Society ensures Glacier’s pristine beauty by limiting the amount of Glacier-owned land that can be developed, which is approximately 500 out of 1,000 acres. The San Juan National Forest we call home is rich in biodiversity, and Glacier is proud to preserve this slice of it. 

A Serene Retreat: The Ironhorse North Collection at Glacier

Tucked away amidst a grove of pines is the latest collection of idyllic golf cabin retreats immersed in alpine scenery. Lining the upper edge of the 3rd hole of our championship Mountain Course, this collection offers three-bedroom and three-bedroom + den floor plans that marry rustic heritage architecture with high-end modernity.

The Best of Both Worlds

This enclave is an opportunity to carve out your own personal haven in nature — one that gives up neither comfort nor adventure. With a Western design paired with contemporary interiors nestled in the woodlands, Ironhorse North Cabins are a guaranteed serene retreat.

Thoughtfully Curated Details

Come home to a vaulted cedar ceiling, custom finishes and an open-concept floor plan that flows seamlessly outdoors to an expansive patio. And with garage space for two cars and a golf cart, families are free to explore their 1,000-acre backyard, and beyond, with ease.

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

The Story Behind the Name of Glacier’s Newest Real Estate Offering: Etta Ridge

Etta Ridge, Glacier’s newest real estate offering, is an enclave of luxurious three- and four-bedroom condominiums that are aptly suited to worry-free, come-and-go living unlike anything else in Southwest Colorado. So when giving a name to this intimate, modern mountain experience, we greatly considered the adventurous and authentic escapism that encapsulates the Glacier lifestyle.

That’s how this one-of-a-kind collection of mountain residences earned its name from Etta Place, the leading woman in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid — one of Hollywood’s greatest Westerns filmed right here in Durango. Inspired by her mystifying storyline, as well as the rare parcel’s location atop a distinct promontory amid century-old ponderosa pines, we chose the moniker of Etta Ridge. 

Accompanying the new name are our two floor plans of The Sundance and The Cassidy — the other two members of the notorious “Wild Bunch.” Behind the luxury and sophistication, there’s always a spark of adventure that calls in the wilderness of Southwest Colorado. 

With flexible floor plans, light-filled interiors, direct and private elevator access and a central location, Etta Ridge is a prime locale to stress less about living logistics and focus on the present. With the tremendous sales success over the past year, Etta Ridge’s first two buildings are nearly pre-sold out and we’re now set to launch Phase II. If you, too, are interested in learning more about Etta Ridge or wish to schedule a private tour when you’re at Glacier next, we welcome you to reach out to our dedicated sales team at [email protected] and explore our brochure in the meantime.

The Craftsman Collection: Your Guide to Building a Mountain Home at Glacier in 14 Months

Building your very own dream home is a labor of love. Here at Glacier, we want to help bring your vision to life by removing the typical obstacles and hassles involved with building from the ground up. That way, you can focus your energy on what’s most important to you and your family while we streamline the process. To let homebuyers prioritize more of what matters to them, we’ve created the Craftsman Collection — the most turn-key solution for those who wish to build a modern mountain home within our gates.

The Ace + Bunk Room

With high-end interiors, a spacious patio for open-air entertaining and large picture windows to link your space to the outdoors, the Craftsman Collection’s pre-approved home plans are flexible and adaptable for your ideal mountain lifestyle. And the best part? We make it possible to build in just 14 months. Below, find a step-by-step guide for seeing your Craftsman Collection retreat from start to finish.

The Legacy Cabin

Choose Your Floor Plan

The Craftsman Collection features two flexible home plans that are compatible with five different homesites, each thoughtfully positioned within a distinct setting amid Glacier’s wild landscape. Both home plans offer high-end interiors and spacious outdoor spaces to revel in carefully crafted comforts. And with every architectural detail fully pre-approved, you can entirely sidestep the usual timetables of designing from square one. Lots for both builds start at $245,000.


The Ace + Bunk Room

Starting with The Ace + Bunk Room floor plan, this 3-bedroom + bunk with 3.5-baths grants 4,061 square feet of living space, and is available to be built on 0.46 – 1.69 acre lots. With a range of golf course, mountain and lake views to choose from, this plan features details such as vaulted cedar ceilings, 2-car garages with golf cart parking, expansive patios and open-concept layouts. 

The 4-bed, 3.5-bath plan of The Legacy cabin provides 4,287 square feet of open-concept space. This three-bedroom floor plan pairs contemporary rustic details with large picture windows throughout, offering an idyllic hideaway at the doorstep of year-round mountain adventures. With ample space and luxurious builds, The Legacy is one of our premium custom homes.

Choose Your Homesite

When it comes to selecting a plot of land for your ideal house, the main considerations here are location, views and acreage. Consider which facilities you want to be closest to — perhaps you’re fond of walks by the northern Fishing Pond, or maybe you’d like to be right by the Valley Course, close to the action. The Legacy’s predetermined compatible homesite is Homesite 4 — a 1.60-acre lot situated along the fourth hole of the Mountain Course with serene fairway, Glacier Pond and waterfall views. The Ace + Bunk Room is compatible with Homesites 1, 5, 14 & 16, with options of mountain, lake and valley views and varying proximity to each golf course and pine forestry.

Let Glacier’s Development Team Work Their Magic

Once you’ve collected your preferences and needs, contact Glacier’s expert development team and they’ll handle the rest of the logistics so you can skip the fuss of overwhelming timetables and tedious building concerns. With every architectural detail fully pre-approved, the Craftsman Collection takes the weight of building off your shoulders so that in less than a year, you can be ready to enjoy your new home.

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].