Best Private Communities with Four Season Recreation

Best Private Communities with Four Season Recreation

Many choose to move to more temperate climates when they retire. There are obvious benefits—lots of sunshine, no more snow shoveling, year-round shorts and flip-flops, to name few. 

But in many regions that offer these perks, there’s something missing. The delight of enjoying all four seasons!

Getting more than just the summer heat, a lot of retirees love the bloom of spring, foliage of fall, and fresh powder of winter...and all the activities that come with each unique season. 

If you’re looking to retire to a region of fluctuating temps and shifting scenery, here are some of the best private communities with four season recreation.


Whitetail Club- McCall, ID

Whitetail Club is an established four-season private community about two hours north of Boise that offers a phenomenal year-round recreation. Surrounded by thousands of acres of unspoiled high-country wilderness, residents can hike, camp, whitewater raft, and explore on horseback during warmer months, and hit the slopes for skiing and snowboarding come winter. Amenities include a 17,000-square-foot lakefront clubhouse with 350 feet of private lake frontage, the Fish & Swim Club, the indoor Tennis and Fitness Center, The Cove—an authentic McCall Spa. 


The Villas at Spring Lake Country Club- Spring Lake, MI

Established in the year 1911, Spring Lake Country Club has a rich history marked by more than 100 years of tradition. The Club includes a championship golf course designed by renowned architect Tom Bendelow, an elegant clubhouse, 24-hour fitness center, fine and casual dining venues, tennis courts, a youth activities center, and an aquatics center with two swimming pools. Outdoor four-season recreation abounds with an on-site boat dock offering deep water access, nature trails, and winter sports including curling, platform tennis, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing.


Eastman- Grantham, NH

If you love nature and appreciate a true sense of community, this thriving private community with four-season recreation is for you. It offers affordable lakefront property as single-family homes, condominiums, and undeveloped real estate in the scenic Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee region of west-central New Hampshire. Eastman encompasses more than 3,700 acres of environmentally protected woodlands with nature trails, an 18-hole championship golf course, a full-service community recreation center, and a sparkling 345-acre lake with boat docks and six private beaches. 


Lake Naomi Club- Pocono Pines, PA

Among the best ski towns to live year round, Pocono Pines, PA, is home to this recreational country club community with activities and recreation for all seasons. The community surrounds a 277-acre lake offering sailing, boating, fishing, swimming, and sandy beaches with volleyball courts. There’s also a lakefront clubhouse, 9-hole executive golf course—and several ski resorts no more than a 30-minute drive away. 


The Lodges at Eagles Nest- Banner Elk, NC

The Lodges at Eagles Nest is a private four-season community and a haven for year-round outdoor recreation. Emphasizing high country, not the country club, residents are treated to a summer spa in an authentic teepee village, riverfront clubhouse, fly fishing, and a summer concert series. Then, as the days shorten and the air cools, snowmobiling and skiing become preferred winter activities. 


Red Ledges- Heber CIty, UT

Red Ledges is a four-season private community located in the picturesque Heber Valley, offering resort-style luxury mountain living with a full suite of recreational amenities to engage the whole family. Its highly ranked Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course was voted Best New Private Course in America by Golf Magazine, complete with a Jim McLean Golf School, a Cliff Drysdale Tennis School, an equestrian center and a swim and fitness club. Best of all, you’re just a hop, skip, and ski jump from the world-class skiing of Park City’s Deer Valley and Robert Redford’s iconic Sundance Ski Resort.