Life at the Glacier Club in Durango

If you’ve been dreaming of a mountain vacation home, The Glacier Club offers all the luxurious amenities imaginable.

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Set within the San Juan Mountains and a stone’s throw away from the charming town of Durango, The Glacier Club is a vacation home community that offers luxury real estate, two award-winning golf courses, fully appointed clubhouses, and every activity an outdoor adventure seeker could possibly dream up.

And although it’s lauded as an incredible vacation spot, Realty Office Manager Madison Smith says about 15% of Glacier’s homeowners stick around all year. “The number of year-round residents is changing because of the ability to work remotely,” she says. And why would anyone want to leave this mountain paradise? Beyond the fitness center, swimming pools, topnotch restaurants, and tennis courts, members have access to every winter sport imaginable, as well as hiking trails, flyfishing ponds, and even a mine shaft to explore. And talk about location: the community is perfectly situated between Purgatory Ski Resort and Durango, a town that boasts more restaurants per capita than San Francisco.

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Real estate options range from secluded cottages and cabins on a fairway to turnkey and “lock-and-leave” homes. Want to build your dream home? There are a number of homesites available throughout the property, with additional phases set to open in the future. Find your ideal location and start designing.

The most impressive draw to The Glacier Club may be its two 18-hole golf courses, where you will tee off at 7,400 feet surrounded by breathtaking scenery. The Mountain Course was designed by Todd Schoeder and Hale Irwin, and the Valley Course is newly renovated from its original 1976 design. If you need to work on that backswing, on-site golf pros are ready to help.

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And speaking of help, want to host an unforgettable event? Whether a wedding, family reunion, or corporate retreat, an event-planning team is ready to take care of every detail so you can relax and enjoy a smooth, stress-free occasion.

Finally, The Glacier Club offers amenities and services that rival any world-class resort. Two clubhouses offer both casual and fine dining, three pools and hot tubs, tennis and pickleball courts, and patios for alfresco gatherings. The full-service fitness center features indoor and outdoor pools, fitness classes and personal trainers, and access to massage and other services through the in-house Durango Hot Springs Spa. Contact Glacier Realty at realestate@theglacierclub.com to schedule a property tour.

Glacier Club | Community Spotlight | Spring 2022 | Home & Garden Colorado Magazine
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