West Kootenay Homes on the Golf Course Now Available
It’s early morning; sunbeams dance across the deck to the soundtrack of gentle birdsong. As you enjoy your morning coffee and gaze out over Redstone Resort’s fairways to the valley beyond, you take a deep breath of crisp mountain air. It’s truly one of the most gorgeous views and best feelings on earth.
At Redstone, we want to give more people the chance to experience the lifestyle; we are pleased to introduce Phase II of Copper Ridge, a new 13-lot residential development along the course’s first fairway.
(Pictured – Aerial view of Redstone)
The new releases are south-facing and beautifully treed. The gently sloping properties enjoy a quiet neighbourhood with backyard trail access, all underground services, and dedicated greenspace. The lots are an incredible investment, rental-suite approved, and situated on a new road that runs parallel with the fairway at Redstone, positioning residents for easy early bird tee times or winter activities like snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on the resort’s groomed trails. It’s only five minutes to town by car and 10 minutes to Red Mountain. The lowest part of the City of Rossland welcomes an early spring and less shovelling. Life doesn’t get much better than this!
“These are the only fairway-side lots in the West Kootenay. Life is just so uncomplicated and peaceful at Redstone; it’s the next chapter for a lot of people looking to enjoy Rossland’s recreational playground,” says Melannie Vokeroth, Century 21 Kootenay Homes realtor. “People are leaving the more expensive markets in favour of places like here; these properties are comparable to something like Predator Ridge in the Okanagan, but for half the price.”
Staycation Living at Redstone
The vibrant, diverse community at Redstone is not only a retiree’s paradise but a great place to raise a family and ideal for empty nesters, too. A duplex, offering one-floor living, is being built on one of the new lots, providing an even more affordable option. The best part is, no matter where you live at Redstone, you’re still at the golf course … albeit some a little closer than others.
Sandra and Wes Meger have a window view of the 17th hole and enjoy the calming sound of a nearby creek. The Fort McMurray, AB transplants chose Redstone as their home after semi-retiring and seeking a better lifestyle for their family.
“We wanted to be somewhere our kids and grandkids would come for a holiday so they wouldn’t have to choose between visiting family and taking a vacation,” says Sandra. “As soon as I stepped onto my lot, I knew this is where I wanted to be. I’m just so grateful for where I live — it’s breathtaking.”
The couple golfs almost every day and can often be seen carting down from their home with their two trusty caddies Beamer and Diesel, Yorkies who enjoy the golf course just as much as their owners.
“We’ve taught them the word ‘caddy’ so when we go to swing, they go and stand at the side and wait for us to hit before jumping in the cart and coming along to the next hole,” adds Sandra. “We love that the course is so family-friendly and allows well-behaved dogs.”
(Pictured – the Megers)
‘Where Everyone Knows Your Name’
Leaving the work-driven environment of Fort McMurray for the tranquil, recreationally rich lifestyle at Redstone was a complete 180-degree turn for Sandra and Wes, who have traded in their 10-hour days for short hobby jobs. After travelling to several potential resort communities, the Megers chose Redstone because the community had so much to offer.
“It’s all about the socialization and the company,” Sandra says. “All the staff are so amazing, from Jeff’s welcoming voice in the morning to a smile and nice chat with Bella at the pro shop, right down to the cook Declan; it’s so nice to see friendly familiar faces all the time.”
Redstone’s characters, the community of people that congregate at and around the course and the staff that keep the grounds ready for play, have absolutely won Sandra over. “You know, it’s a lot like that old sitcom Cheers. ‘Hey Meger, what’s up?’ That’s what I get when I walk into the pro shop.”
Sandra says her golf game could use some work, but the course and the community are so beautiful that it doesn’t feel like work at all; plus, there’s an adventure around every corner at Redstone.
“With the big cedars and mountainscape in the distance, it’s a picturesque community with so many amenities and recreation on offer. You know golfing is right outside our door, but we also have access to skiing within minutes, and hiking trails, and it’s in close proximity to a major health centre. It just ticked all the boxes.”