18 Breathtaking Escapes From Black Friday

Need a break from those mobs of frenzied shoppers? Take a moment to savor these gorgeous homes miles away from the madness of Black Friday.

Santa Barbara, Calif.

Spread over 20 lush acres, this exquisite estate overlooks the Santa Ynez Mountains to the north, and across the Pacific Ocean all the way to the distant Channel Islands to the south. See More Photos of This Home >>

Image Source: Sotheby’s International Realty Enjoy an amazing ocean view from the outdoor dining area at this Santa Barbara estate with mountain and ocean views.

Aspen, Colo.

Known as Jigsaw Ranch, this estate offers amazing views and 67 acres of forest, waterfalls and hiking trails. See More Photos of This Home >>

Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Known as Jigsaw Ranch, this dramatic mountainside compound is set on 67 acres in Aspen's Castle Creek Valley, where winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, hiking and more. Two main houses, a guesthouse, a log cabin and a gatehouse make up the expansive property.

Paia, Hawaii

Located on an exclusive cove near the Maui Country Club, this recently built oceanfront residence offers equal parts exquisite design and incredible location. See More Photos of This Home >>

Photo by: Zillow Lush palm trees practically brush the windows of this bedroom with their broad leaves while water views beckon the eye. The 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath oceanfront residence is a gated property in Paia, Hawaii, with close proximity to the Maui Country Club.

Terrebonne, Ore.

We were blown away by the views from Blackstone Ranch, a 105-acre property in Oregon's Lone Pine Valley. See More Photos of This Home >>
Looking Across the Crooked River to Ranch House

Image Source: Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty Breathtaking surroundings at dusk in the Cascade Mountains at Blackstone Ranch above the Crooked River in Oregon. 

Block Island, R.I.

This charming shingle-style cottage is located right on the water’s edge in the relaxing summer community of Block Island. See More Photos of This Home >>

Photo by: Zillow This window seat is made for curling up with a great book, watching the sun rise or set, or just for taking in the panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean right outside. Views like this are par for the course throughout the Block Island, R.I., home known as Clinton Cottage.

Stowe, Vermont

Set on five picturesque acres with a pond, this residence offers sweeping views of the Worcester Mountain Range, which practically glows with red and orange hues in the autumn months. See More Photos of This Home >>
Home Exterior: Vermont Stone Hollow House

Photo by: Zillow Fall is upon us and there’s nowhere better to enjoy the beauty of the season than at this beautiful contemporary house in Stowe, Vt. The 5,126-square-foot house sits on five picturesque acres which feature a large pond and accompanying pavilion, as well as sweeping views of the Worcester Mountains.

Newport, R.I.

One of Newport's oldest homes, this 3.44-acre compound still offers unspoiled views of the Atlantic Ocean and nearby Gooseberry Island. See More Photos of This Home >>

Photo by: Zillow The 3.44-acre compound offers picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean and Gooseberry Island. Once owned by Newport founder and Rhode Island Governor William Brenton, this 1695 center-chimney Colonial is one of the city’s earliest homes.

Ojai, Calif.

Set on more than 100 acres, this California estate offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands and the Ojai Mountain Valley that’ll make your jaw drop. See More Photos of This Home >>

Photo by: Zillow Encompassing more than 100 acres, this mountaintop estate boasts truly breathtaking 360-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands and the Ojai Mountain Valley. The Spanish Colonial-inspired home offers 7,200 square feet of interior living space, plus a 4,000-square-foot terrace.

Napa, Calif.

This clean, modern home is cantilevered slightly over a 49-acre private pond, creating a surreal feeling of floating over the water. See More Photos of This Home >>

Photo by: Zillow After a long day of producing wine in Quixote Winery’s 8,000-square-foot winery (permitted for 20,000 gallons), unwind on this deck. Situated along the 42-acre Napa, Calif., estate’s own 49-acre private pond, the view is dominated by the beautiful Stags Leap Palisades.

Stamford, Conn.

Amidst the calm, clear waters of the Long Island Sound lies this ultra-secluded, 3.5-acre island estate complete with an 11-bedroom main house, a guest cottage, staff quarters and a working greenhouse. See More Photos of This Home >>

Image Source: Sotheby’s International Realty Amidst the calm, clear waters of the Long Island Sound lies an ultra-secluded, 3.5-acre island estate complete with an 11-bedroom main house, a guest cottage, staff quarters and a working greenhouse.

Creede, Colo.

This luxurious log home boasts spectacular views of the famous Rio Grande and surrounding mountain peaks. Inside, the residence is full of the finest woodwork and high-end finishes.

Photo by: Zillow Set on five acres just outside of Creede, Colo., this log home overlooks 403 feet of private frontage on the Rio Grande.

North Kona, Hawaii

Set near Kua Bay – one of the most pristine white sand beaches on the Kohala Coast – this "upcountry" ranch-style residence is reminiscent of the late 19th century, when settlers first arrived in Hawaii. See More Photos of This Home >>

Image Source: Kukio Properties Take a dip in the pool and then chill out in this spa-like setting. Simple chaise loungers are ideal for getting some sun or taking a nap.

Aspen, Colo.

This adorable dwelling offers picture-perfect views of Aspen Mountain and the Roaring Fork River. See More Photos of This Home >>

Image Source: Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty Take in the breathtaking view of Aspen Mountain while sitting on Adirondack chairs that sit in front of the cabin.

Hunts Point, Wash.

Built in 1969, this hip waterfront retreat overlooks a stunning landscape of Lake Washington and the distant Olympic Mountains. See More Photos of This Home >>

Image Source: Windermere Real Estate/East, Inc.

Belvedere, Calif.

Sited on the western-most promontory of Belvedere Island with the San Francisco Bay directly below, this property boasts unobstructed views of Mount Tamalpais, Sausalito, the Golden Gate Bridge and the entire San Francisco skyline. See More Photos of This Home >>

Image Source: Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty Meaning "beautiful sight" in Italian, the city of Belvedere is known for its luxurious homes and lush, hilly terrain.

North Kona, Hawaii

This incredible estate offers 10,000 square feet of stunning indoor/outdoor living space filled with Balinese antiques, custom-made furniture and original paintings created specifically for the home. See More Photos of This Home >>

Image Source: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers With views of the Pacific Ocean, the infinity-edge pool makes this North Kona home an unforgettable Hawaiian hideaway.

Crystal Bay, N.V.

Walls of multi-layered glass highlight sweeping views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains in this architectural masterpiece. See More Dream Bathrooms >>

Breathtaking scenery takes center stage in this chic lakefront bathroom. Walls of multi-layered glass highlight sweeping views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The contemporary bathtub and sleek vanity add style without detracting from the amazing vistas.

Carmel, Calif.

Set on a half-acre waterfront parcel, the residence feels like an extension of its environment – from the undulating roofline to the blue mosaic tile wall in the bathroom, the home was designed to complement its oceanfront surroundings. See More Photos of This Home >>

Photo by: Zillow Take in all the glorious views the Pacific Ocean has to offer in this 4,926-square-foot contemporary oceanfront home. The Carmel, Calif., abode has four bedrooms  and 4.5 baths, complete with a soundtrack of crashing waves and passing whales.



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