Colorado Ski Home With Wine Tunnel!
Colorado silver mining may have finally shut down with the closing of the Black Cloud Mine in 1999 and many of the hills that once were dotted with mines have since sprouted ski resorts. From the mid 1800s until almost year 2000, silver mining had a long, lucrative run. But for Colorado history buffs, one lucky billionaire can now own their own silver mine replica and even extract a bottle or two of wine from its depths. Now that wine caves are de rigueur in all expensive homes, we’ve seen them with Italian stone-barreled ceilings, those with contemporary pizzazz and everything in between, but never in a silver mine of rock, supports of heavy reclaimed wood beams or with a miner’s trolley on 56 feet of track. This wine tunnel is so realistic you’ll feel undressed without your pick and helmet, but it strategically holds 1,600 bottles once you come back to earth and remember why you’re really there.
However, this silver mine wine cave isn’t the only thing unique about this 8,706-square-foot ski home. Located in Mountain Village, Telluride, Colorado, it has five bedrooms, sleeping loft, seven bathrooms, a fully equipped guest house and a spa-exercise wing with steam room, immersion shower room (with 11 shower heads), sauna, dressing room, toilet room and hot tub in an enclosed room with glass roof and retractable exterior glass walls. To top off its many unusual perks, it also has a ski-in, ski-out funicular from the house to the Sundance ski run comprised of a steel car and tracks, fabricated to simulate an old mining car, that seats four plus ski and snowboard racks. For more information.
Telluride, Colorado ski house with silver mine wine tunnel and far too many amenities to name, selling furnished. Priced at $13.75 million.
Photography by Joshua Johnson.