Estes Park, Colo., is one of my top 10 vacation spots. I just love this mountain town with its free-roaming elks and kitschy stores. While it’s most beautiful in autumn with the trees on the mountainsides turning a fiery array of colors, it’s gorgeous in every season. Love to ski? This is a fabulous town for that, too!

This mountain hideaway is perfect for a retreat from busy city life without sacrificing too many worldly comforts. And the views? Well, they’re just stunning! Check out our top-5 mountaintop homes in Estes Park for enjoying year-round!

1) 7310 Highway 7

7310 Highway 7

2) 1064 Fall River

1064 Fall River

3) 76 Ridgewood 

76 Ridgewood

4) 650 Lakewood

650 Lakewood Ct

5) 1105 Kerr Road

1105 Kerr Road