5 houses with brilliant leaf viewing perspectives
Fall is our favorite time of year. The heat waves of spring and summer are mostly gone, and the freezing winter snows have not yet fallen.
And it’s extremely easy to love the fall colors that accompany freshly picked apples, pumpkin spice, and best of all, leaf viewing tours.
Bright yellows, oranges and reds have already started to make their mark in many parts of the country. Their arrival and duration depend on temperature, humidity and length of daylight, according to the chief meteorologist. Marc Stitz at KMTV 3 News Now.
He notes that leaf viewing is usually best from mid to late October, when trees start to feel the days are getting shorter. But the window for looking is not open for long.
“When you see them start spinning, you better get out,” he advises.
But what if you didn’t have to travel to soak up the natural beauty of the colorful leaves? You can still buy a home in one of America’s leaf viewing havens.
It’s not out of the realm of possibility: we found five beautiful homes for sale in places known for their fabulous foliage. Whether you are looking for a year round residence or a weekend retreat, these homes can provide an awesome fall.
Price: $ 1,995,000
The perfection of leaf observation: Stowe is known for his excellent leaf viewing. But the changing leaves aren’t the only draw: there’s also craft beer, apple cider donuts, and maple syrup.
Whatever your pleasure, you can enjoy the area year round at this beautiful modern five bedroom Craftsman style farmhouse. It stretches over 4.5 acres and includes a stocked pond for fishing and a meadow where cows once grazed.
The property offers views of beautiful Mount Mansfield – fall color in the fall, snow white in the winter and lush green in the spring and summer.
Price: $ 1,450,000
Amazing Adirondacks: The sleek interiors of this three-bedroom cabin-like home are as pretty as the scenery outside. You can enjoy the mountain views through the floor-to-ceiling windows and from the wraparound terrace.
Inside, there’s 4,482 square feet of comfortable living space, and special extras include a library, chef’s kitchen, and pool room.
It sits on 3.25 acres at the foot of Mount Marcy, the highest peak in the Adirondacks. Here, the fall colors arrive early and stay late.
Price: $ 399,000
The wonder of Woodstock: Not to be confused with the site of the founding music festival, this Vermont home offers wonderful leaf viewing opportunities and nearby hiking trails.
The charming three bedroom house is within walking distance of quaint shops, restaurants and a farmers market. It’s close to the library and schools, so it’s great for families who want to experience the Americana, the blazing leaves and all.
Price: $ 1,550,000
Western wonder: The leaf viewing outlook is not limited to New England. This contemporary alpine retreat is located in the ski capital of Utah and has the benefit of being gorgeous in the fall. It will also be in high demand in winter, due to its proximity to ski resorts.
Spring and summer aren’t bad either. This four-bedroom residence offers 3,317 square feet of living space, so there is plenty of room for the whole family or short-term renters.
The 2-acre lot is also a favorite moose haunt, with some of the photos on the listing showing a couple visiting the outdoor spa on the deck.
Price: $ 265,000
To fall in love: It’s easy to fall for this adorable cabin near the south shore of Lake Superior. Bigger than it looks, the 2,610 square foot unit has five bedrooms.
It sits on an 8 acre wooded lot where you can enjoy the dazzling fall colors. There are possibilities for hiking and logging. After a busy day, you can relax around a log fire or in the swings suspended on the deck.
Bonus: the nearby Hiawatha National Forest offers additional fall colors. However, this price is unbeatable.