Seven essential  features of the  mountain  home

You’ve dreamed of that mountain home, but what makes it truly epic?

Angel Fire resident and qualifying Remax broker Catherine Moon of moonRE LLC, at Re/Max Mountain Realty lays out what every mountain home needs to make it the ultimate escape.

1. Your acreage and construction: 

The approach to your home demonstrates best land usage, with all-weather accessible driveways and walkways. They’ll lead you up to your grand yet rustic log-and-wood constructed home that’s meant to last for generations.  

2.The Great Room: 

Once inside you will find yourself in a spacious great room with majestic vaulted ceilings, an exceptionally detailed country kitchen and ample space for all your family and friends. A separate family room doubles the entertaining possibilities.


A massive rock floor-to-ceiling wood burning fireplace will keep you cozy all winter long. Of course, the energy efficiency of the home’s construction will make sure you’re comfortable through every season.

4.Outdoor living: 

Expansive decks and covered patios opening from your living areas make enjoying morning coffee in the brisk, clean air and cocktails at sunset feel like luxury.

5.Hot tub: 

Is there a better way to relax after a long day on the slopes than taking a warm soak under the Milky Way before you retire to that down comforter? 

6. Oversized garage space: 

You’ll want extra space to store your outdoor toys. Sure, you want a roof over your vehicles’ heads, but what about your snowmobile, ATV, boat, fishing gear and skis? Above all else, Moon said, is the very thing that drew you to the southern Rockies in the first place.

7.Sweeping views: 

Banks of chalet and clerestory windows will open your home to the great outdoors, with evergreens and aspens framing expansive views of the mountain peaks and wildflower-dotted meadows visited by elk and other wildlife against the magical backdrop of changing seasons and pristine natural beauty.

A resident of Angel Fire for almost two decades, Moon said, “I’m in heaven here. Where else can you get a slice of the Old Wild West, ski on the spur of the moment, hike in the Carson National Forest and drive to Taos for dinner?” She is sure you’ll find your perfect mountain home and feel the same.

Re/Max Mountain Realty is located at 3655 Mountain View Blvd., Angel Fire, NM 87710. You may contact Catherine Moon at (575) 377-1919, or visit her website at

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