Oh Holiday…You Light Up My Life

Front doors are as unique as each home and each homeowner. We love traipsing around the Vail Valley this time of year, finding homes that are lit up from within with holiday cheer—and bright from the outside with twinkling lights galore. Here are a few of our favorites we found this year. Not able to visit all the homes? Sit back and enjoy our photo montage.

We love the marshmallow-looking droopy tree loving adorned at this home in Vail. It looks just like a ski home should a few days before Christmas. Festive colored lights out front beckon revelers in.

There is an elegant simplicity in white lights adorning an evergreen out front of this mountain home.  The evergreen swag above the door adds a little pop of warmth—drawing the eye inside to the tree in the doorway.

Don’t take yourself, or your Christmas decorations, too seriously, this home says. It brings a smile with the whimsical, classic red bow… around the elk statue’s neck. The massive wreath frames the front door perfectly.

This classic stone home goes understated with a simple wreath but and sprays of poinsettias for festive bursts of red. The home is so cozy, you know you’d enjoy convivial conversation and a glass of nog.

Beaver Creek, we know, is like no place on earth. The covered bridge welcomes the holiday visitors to the mountain slopes, dazzling lights drawing in the skiers, shoppers and holiday partiers.

Modern homes sometimes get a bad rep for being austere. These homes show that clean lines and nu-fuss exteriors mesh perfectly with a bit of holiday cheer. Proportion is key as well as just a few baubles to jazz up the overall look.

We love seeing homeowners who really embrace the glitz and glamour with sparkling lights bedazzling the exterior of the home. You know the neighborhood kids sigh with contentment when they see this house all lit up in the dark Colorado night. We love how they worked with the angles of the home and the big red bow on top? Perfection.

The bright-white lights on the tree sort of steal the show but the wreath welcomes visitors, inviting them in out of the cold for a bit of bliss.

Last but not least, this home has a bit of bling with the dangling icicle-inspired lights, candy-cane hanging swoops of lights and a sweet twist on the conventional wreath. We heart this look (pun intended)!

No matter your lighting preference: colored or white, many or few, we hope your holidays are filled with merriment of good friends and family too.