A Home with an Altitude: Five Mountain Getaways

In majestic locations from California’s wine country to the Santa Fe wilderness, these mountain retreats enjoy inspiring views, welcome fresh air, and interiors that are as enchanting and inviting as their surroundings.

Dry Gulch Ranch

Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains, 22-acre Dry Gulch Ranch is a whimsical western getaway with uninterrupted mountain and ocean views. Its centerpiece is a three-bedroom home filled with handsome wood and rugged stone. Spread across the acreage are a two-car garage, multiple open-air hot tubs, a fire pit, a barbecue area, outdoor dining spaces, a saloon with classic swinging doors, a tennis court, a one-bedroom bunkhouse with a kitchen and a wood-burning stove, a corral, and various other cabins, entertaining areas, and outbuildings.

Offered at: $6,250,000
Location: 12420 Yellow Hill Road, Malibu, CA 90265


Cloud View

High above Sausalito and the sea, this three-bedroom aerie combines rustic warmth with the clean lines of contemporary style. The open floor plan allows glorious natural light to flow through living and entertaining spaces that open seamlessly to magnificent outdoor areas and Zen-inspired gardens. The core of the home is a living and dining room separated by a two-sided gas fireplace. An expansive patio with an outdoor fireplace and a built-in grill is perfectly positioned for enjoyment of dramatic city and bay views.

Offered at: $5,395,000
Location: Sausalito, CA 94965


Sonoma Getaway

This serene 10-acre mountain retreat exemplifies casual wine country sophistication. It offers a four-bedroom home, a refreshing pool, a tennis court, plentiful patio space, a grand terrace with an outdoor kitchen and fireplace, a three-car garage and barn with ample storage, mature gardens, two chicken coops, a well, and two sets of solar panels. The property enjoys unobstructed views of Sonoma Mountain, Mt. Tamalpais, San Pablo Bay, and the San Francisco skyline as well as easy access to hiking and equestrian trails.

Offered at: $3,995,000
Location: 7199 Grove St, Sonoma, CA 95476


Ojai Oasis

Nestled amid mature trees above Ojai, this inimitable 110-acre estate benefits from some of the most breathtaking views in the area. The solar-powered three-bedroom main residence features a great room with soaring beamed ceilings, cherrywood floors, and seemingly endless windows as well as a kitchen with rustic alderwood cabinets and professional-caliber appliances. The property also includes a four-bedroom guesthouse, a 1,000-square-foot art studio, a screened dining gazebo, nearly 200 oil-producing olive trees, and plum, nectarine, and apricot trees.

Offered at: $3,575,000
Location: 11480 Sulphur Mountain Road, Ojai, CA 93023


Macho Canyon Mountain Home

Amid the pine-strewn wilderness of Pecos, New Mexico, this 156-acre alpine getaway includes an impeccably constructed main residence with lofty wood-clad interiors, a guest casita, a cantina and spa, a large bunkhouse, and more than 1,400 square feet of decks and patios for enjoying views of the Pecos River Valley and the enchanting natural surroundings. The property adjoins the majestic Santa Fe National Forest and is powered and maintained by propane tanks, a backup generator, and a private well.

Offered at: $2,495,000
Location: 48 Macho Canyon Rd, Pecos, NM 87552



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