Best Private Communities with Four Season Recreation

by Robert Borges on November 17, 2020

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. 

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. 

Glade Springs- Daniels, WV

Glade Springs is a gated golf community nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in southern West Virginia. Spanning 4,100 acres, it offers affordable homes and homesites with scenic views. Residents enjoy amenities like championship golf courses, fitness centers, pools, and extensive walking or biking trails. Optional membership grants access to additional leisure facilities and a top-ranked golf course. Conveniently located in Daniels, West Virginia, Glade Springs provides easy access to year-round recreational activities like skiing and whitewater rafting, as well as cultural attractions in nearby Charleston.

RainDance Colorado- Windsor, CO

RainDance is a master-planned community in Windsor, CO, blending sustainability, modern amenities, and a strong community spirit. Anchored by the 13-acre RainDance Park, residents enjoy a water park, parks, trails, and Ted’s Sweetwater Grill. The community boasts the RainDance National Resort & Golf Course, designed by Fred Funk, offering stunning mountain views. Sustainability is key, with energy-efficient homes, recycling programs, and green spaces. Conveniently located near Greeley, Loveland, and Fort Collins, RainDance provides access to shopping, dining, and cultural events. Homes feature open floor plans and sustainable materials, with custom homesites available on the golf course.

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.