Are you in the market for a vacation property? Luckily, the U.S. is home to a wide variety of luxury vacation destinations. Whether you’re searching for a luxurious ski lodge, an oceanfront mansion, or a historic New England estate, it’s crucial to find a location that you’ll love visiting year after year.
Below, we’re discussing a handful of the most sought-after U.S. destinations for luxury homes. Read on, and you just might find your dream locale!
1. Aspen, Colorado
Aspen occupies a spellbinding corner of the White River National Forest. At every turn, you’ll catch glimpses – or jaw-dropping panoramas – of the surrounding mountains. Of course, the most luxurious homes in the area capitalize on those million-dollar views.
Aspen’s reputation as a ski destination precedes it, but you’ll also find a host of amenities that make it a particularly attractive destination year-round. Shopping, dining, and outdoor activities make this Colorado town a favorite among skiers and snowboarders, as well as those who prefer summertime activities.
2. Vail, Colorado
Another stunning Colorado destination, Vail offers something for everyone in need of an escape. Situated at a breathtaking 8,150 feet above sea level, Vail’s views are world-famous – and so are their slopes. Skiers and snowboarders flock to Vail Mountain Ski Resort each year in search of the freshest, lightest powder.
A small town with a distinct personality, Vail retains its trademark charm all year. Golfing, hiking, and cultural festivals take center stage during the summer, and fine dining and shopping are open year-round.
3. Maui, Hawaii
If cozy mountain retreats aren’t exactly your cup of tea, perhaps you should consider heading across the Pacific and soaking up some year-round sunshine. Hawaii’s eight main islands each offer a distinct personality and style – as well as a warm welcome with aloha to spare.
Maui’s incomparable sights, relatively small-island feel, and impressive luxury homes make the island a gorgeous, off-the-beaten-path destination for those in search of a luxury vacation retreat. Surfing, diving, fine dining, emerald-green mountain views, and world-class beaches make this island a destination you won’t want to leave.
4. Naples, Florida
Naples, Florida, is one of the wealthiest cities in the U.S., with a high concentration of luxury homes and lifestyle options that attract high-net-worth buyers. Vacationers come for the white, sandy beaches, gourmet restaurants, golf and country clubs, and shopping and dining opportunities. It’s more easily accessible than Hawaii and other tropical U.S. locations, yet it offers similar weather, sunny beaches, and an open, welcoming culture.
5. Newport, Rhode Island
For a different kind of seaside escape, many luxury vacation homebuyers turn to Newport, Rhode Island. An exclusive small town, Newport is known for its Gilded Age mansions – which don’t often hit the market. When they do, they’re gone in the blink of an eye.
Newport is nestled on Aquidneck Island, a haven for those who love sailing and yachting. The town boasts the deep-seated charm of a historic New England village along with excellent dining, shopping, and beaches.
6. The Hamptons, New York
The Hamptons encompass a string of seaside villages spanning the Eastern side of Long Island’s South Fork. An upscale area known as a destination for wealthy vacationers, this area has enjoyed a long and affluent history. Today, the location is home to a wide variety of high-end vacation homes. Many boast stunning ocean views, access to world-famous golf clubs, and that blissfully quiet, rural setting that’s so hard to find anywhere near the NYC metro area.
Of course, these are just a handful of the most coveted vacation home destinations in the U.S. No matter where you envision your dream retreat, Elite Auctions can help you find it. Contact us today to learn more about our upcoming luxury home auctions!