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Resident Spotlight: The Sokolovic Family on Building a Life at Glacier

In this wildly magical corner of Southwest Colorado, we’re proud to have created an idyllic home base for families seeking heartfelt moments in nature — including our newest members, Pete and Karla Sokolovic, and their three sons. A force to be reckoned with on the golf course, Pete was the winner of this year’s club championship while Karla has joined in on the golf scene after a warm welcome from the lady golfers at Glacier. 

Hailing from Arizona, the Sokolovics found their way to Glacier by way of longtime friend and pro golfer Alex Fisher, our summertime Director of Golf Instruction. After booking a Discovery Stay last spring, the two moved into a Glacier Pond Cabin and later an Ironhorse Cabin, and are currently developing one more lot in Glacier’s Hideout enclave to house their new custom mountain retreat. 

We sat down with Karla to learn more about how the Sokolovics have developed their real estate portfolio at Glacier, as well as how they’re making the most out of this season’s outdoor pursuits, from playing the championship Mountain Course to settling friendly rivalries on tennis courts. 

What does a typical day at Glacier look like for your family? 

Our full-filled days entail an abundance of activities with amazing people, ranging from golfing, pickleball, tennis, hiking and more! I enjoy the tennis scene here and really like the women’s group that Jeremy runs twice per week. Many of the girls are super strong players, and they are so welcoming and encouraging.  

What would you say is the biggest perk of life here at Glacier?

My first impression would be the beauty of the outdoors with fantastic views in every direction. But now? Honestly, it’s the people and friendships with those who become your extended family.

We know you’re both exceptional golfers. Any tips or tricks for playing the Mountain and Valley Course?

Ha! We are far from professionals — I just started golfing last March when COVID started and was so fortunate to be introduced to Glacier. The girls in this community welcomed me with open arms into their golf groups despite my regular score of 100++.  

What’s your family’s favorite day trip from Glacier?

We had a cabin in Ouray while my boys were growing up, so Ouray still has a soft spot in our hearts and is a beautiful place! It’s a scenic drive from Durango!

What are your favorite local restaurants or attractions?

My top three are The Nugget, 11th Street Station, and Derailed Pour House. None of them are too fancy — totally low key with local personality!

What made our Ironhorse cabins stand out amongst our other Glacier properties?

We like the “mountain modern” architecture and style.  Our cabin is a wonderful size for having a second home. It has two master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and a half bath. In addition to its cozy square footage, it has a large open kitchen and family room for entertaining. It’s an easy size to enjoy and maintain without too much work!

What are your plans for your newly-purchased lot at Glacier? 

We really do love the Ironhorse Cabin. After spending the summer here and discovering how much time we want to spend in Glacier, we’ve purchased a lot and are building a larger home that has tremendous views and will accommodate our family to spend more time with us in paradise. 

How was your experience with Glacier’s exclusive sales team with selling your Glacier Pond property?

The staff at Glacier is top notch! Just wonderful people! When we were introduced to Glacier, Lindsey Lubrant was our realtor and we definitely plan to use her in the future as well.

To learn more about our real estate offerings and how you can craft your own unique lifestyle at Glacier, please contact our dedicated sales team today.