Flower Mound Family’s Colorado Chalet Is a Magical, Snowy Escape
For the Rogers family of Flower Mound, the best memories are made on the slopes. Marlene, Kyle and their two sons, Dylan, 24, and Davis, 21, have been enjoying winter sports together for years.
“It’s one of the few sports we can do together as a family,” says Marlene, adding that her sons learned to snowboard when they were just in elementary school.
The family’s longtime love of skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling ultimately inspired them to purchase a vacation home in Colorado.
“We looked at many places in Colorado but ultimately narrowed our focus to Breckenridge because it had everything you would expect from a world-class resort while retaining the charm of a historic, real mountain town,” Marlene says. “Breckenridge is high in the Rocky Mountains and has a very large ski resort with five different peaks and 2,900 acres of skiable terrain. There are a lot of restaurants, bars and places to shop too.”
Marlene says her family enjoys visiting Breckenridge all throughout the year.
“It is beautiful in all the seasons,” she says, adding that there are festivals and festivities throughout the year. “There is a lot to do, and we still have not done it all!”
The Rogers’ home is south of town and boasts views of nearby Red and Baldy Mountains.
“We love the location!” Marlene says. “It has incredible views of nearby mountains and massive spruce trees blanketed with snow. We have a lot of wildlife, including moose, foxes, an assortment of birds and the occasional black bear.”
The modern, open-concept home has three stories and sleeps as many as nine people. Upstairs boasts a large, open loft with two full-size beds. The main floor houses the kitchen, living and dining areas, as well as the master bedroom and spa-like master bathroom. A comfortable lounging area, bunk room, bathroom and laundry facilities comprise the lower level.
“The most unique aspect of the chalet is that each of the three levels provides the opportunity to gather as a group, but also provides privacy and solitude when one prefers that,” Marlene says.
And, she says, the views are beyond compare.
“The chalet is located in a snowy wonderland that is absolutely magical,” Marlene says. “I can think of nothing that is more peaceful than sitting by the fire stove day or night and watching the snowfall.”
The main-level living area has stylish dark slate floors, log walls and neutral, modern furnishings that let the views take center stage.
“It is the hub for all,” Marlene says.
It also provides access to the deck, where guests can enjoy the views.
The modern, open kitchen has stainless steel appliances, a gas stove, butcher’s block countertops and open shelves for dishes and glassware.
The main-floor master bedroom blends rustic and contemporary styles with its log walls, dark beams and chic, modern bed linens.
Downstairs Lounge and Bunk Room
“Downstairs there is a large L-shaped sectional sofa that is the perfect lounging area for watching sports or enjoying a movie night,” Marlene says.
A stove-pipe heater keeps the room warm and cozy. Off the lounge area is a bunk room perfect for children.