For most people the ideal vacation consists of lounging by the pool and catching a little R&R. But for other more adventurous sorts, that simply doesn’t cut it. Today, it has become a prevalent trend among luxury homeowners to seek vacation properties that facilitate their active lifestyles. Whether it’s skiing in the Rocky Mountains, reeling in trophy fish in the Caribbean, or galloping through private trails on horseback, it’s apparent that the vacation home is just as much about pursuing personal interests as it is about relaxation. With this in mind we’ve put together a few luxury homes that are sure to satisfy the most adventurous of vacationers.
Our first home, a one-of-kind private island in the British Virgin Islands, is the perfect place to sit around and bask in the sun, but with an endless amount of exciting activities you might not want to. Buck Island, comprised of 43 immaculate acres off the southeast coast of Tortola, is the ultimate luxury compound. The BVI’S, an internationally recognized sailing destination, are the perfect place for daytrips and sunset cruises. Additionally, an abundance of marlin, wahoo and the like make these islands equally coveted for their sport fishing. For those who prefer to stay closer to land, one can enjoy kayaking and snorkeling within the protected waters of the island.
The next property, located behind the gates of the esteemed Beaver Creek Resort, is a magnificent ski-in ski-out residence. Skiing can be a great family activity, but no one likes lugging the heavy equipment around. This property allows you to skip all that and maximize your runs on the mountain. Ski right into your backyard at the end of the day and sink into the hot tub with striking mountain views. In the summer an entirely different set of activities are available, such as fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking and whitewater rafting. The meticulous six-bedroom home is the perfect place to entertain large families or guests.
If you’ve ever dreamt of owning your own private big-game ranch in Africa, the next property is for you. Located on 45,000 untouched acres in Zambia, this unique opportunity is home to such species as leopards, lions, zebra, buffalo and many more. Complete with multiple lodges, the ranch includes ten bedrooms, as well as an airstrip and communication tower. Enjoy modern luxuries, such as a home theater, while escaping to your own private hunting grounds. Privacy and natural beauty characterize this sprawling ranch, where there is surely never a shortage of adventure.
Finally, our last home is a gorgeous equestrian estate in Millbrook, NY. The majestic Grace Hill Farm boasts a seemingly endless amount of hiking and riding trails on 149 acres of secluded beauty. A newly constructed 14-stall barn, indoor ring and an entertaining space designed for large gatherings make the estate a dream come true for any equestrian. Whether you want to host competitions or simply escape into nature on horseback, this property is ideally equipped for both. Conveniently located just 90 minutes from New York City, Grace Hill Farm is the quintessential equestrian estate.
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