Your Legacy Lifestyle Awaits
Utah’s year-round destination legacy mountain estates
by Jennifer Walton
Lifestyle…How do you define it? Is it something that you pass on, like a gift by will, especially of money or other personal property? Or is it defined by your character, tradition, or your way of living?
At Legacy Mountain Estates, defining legacy is not bound by age or title; instead, it is identified by access to four-season recreation, proximity to an international airport, and the joy of shared experiences—it’s a lifestyle fueled by inspiration, built on discovery, and lived with intention. Whether that’s mastering skiing skills at one of three mountain resorts (Snowbasin, Nordic Valley, Powder Mountain), enjoying hundreds of miles of exceptional hiking and mountain biking trails, or visiting the farmers market on a summer day before packing a family picnic—life with backyard access to the Wasatch Mountain Range is a trifecta of lifestyle, luxury, and legacy.
Deepening your connection with nature and living a lifestyle that reflects what truly matters is a form of legacy.
Building your legacy at Legacy Mountain Estates is anchored in a sense of place, so the first step in creating a powerful connection to the physical environment and its personal significance to you is choosing your homesite. When your home (first, second, or final) is located on one of 48 large sites among acres of maple and oak trees opening out over the Ogden Valley with stellar views of Pineview Reservoir—home becomes a place that is sure to ignite excitement and reverence. During a recent homesite purchase, a couple was asked what brought them to the area. They answered enthusiastically that after a week-long trip, they’d prefer to live their lifestyle full-time instead of visiting it part-time. The access to what the upper Ogden Valley had to offer was undeniable. They realized a transformation was underway when they learned there was no size restriction or formal design review other than maintaining a mountain or traditional aesthetic size on their home. That’s when they knew they were ready to dream up and begin constructing their legacy home.
Legacy Mountain Estates is surrounded by natural assets, yet it is just 48 miles from Salt Lake City. There are no stoplights on the 55-minute drive from the airport along I-15 to Route 84. Eden, its address, is a picturesque and adventure-laden destination that’s been home to a multi-generational agriculture community for over 100 years and a healthy collection of recreation-based companies since the early 2000s. It’s more than its sun-ripened bounty and international products and competitions—it’s founded on respect for history and attention to conscious development.
Strengthening the community is a result of common values and beliefs. John Lewis, a 26-year resident, owner of Wolf Creek Resort and developer for LME, solidified his career by adhering to his principles because they represented his enduring ideal for Eden. He wanted to live in an area of northern Utah known for The Greatest Snow on Earth® while preserving open space and raising his family outdoors. His success is not entirely based on achieving goals but on the understanding that community development opportunities also require necessary public infrastructure. Strategic density preserves pastoral charm while differentiating neighborhoods. Quality water necessitates a shift to water reclamation and conservation. Lewis’ ethos continues to guide his planning for sustainable growth and stewardship.
The importance of views, space, and versatility was essential to the development in order to enhance privacy, accentuate the hillsides, and maximize the sites’ panoramic perspectives for an open living experience. Legacy Mountain’s flow includes four roundabouts, each with its own sculpture representing each season designed by local artist Ashley Stoddard. The care paid to the tone and feel is exhibited by the range of lot sizes from 2 to 30 acres, which balances and benefits the circulation. In addition, there is a 5,184-square-foot modern mountain-designed spec home under development (4-bed, 3 full bath, 2 half bath, office, 3-car garage).
Eden and its idyllic neighbors Liberty and Huntsville stand deeply rooted in the natural world. Families spend weekends jet-skiing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, sailing, and swimming on Pineview Reservoir while optimizing spring, summer, and fall on mountain bikes passing through the intoxicating range of colors during each season. And as hikers climb peaks with unparalleled views, their kids are apt to be practicing their putts at Wolf Creek Resort, where a highlight is its prepaid course, guaranteeing all golfers, including veterans and junior players, tee times through an online reservation system. Bonus point: Golf membership is included when purchasing a Legacy Mountain Estate homesite.
In the winter months, fine-tuning powder turns is a genuine passion. Consistent annual snowfall (over 500”), special events and amenities, and pristine conditions among the ski resorts ensure that the season remains a favorite from opening day to closing day celebrations. Minutes from your doorstep is Snowbasin, where phase one of the Village Concept will feature a new chairlift, beginner terrain, parking, and hotel. Just down the road is Nordic Valley, known for Utah’s best night skiing, and across the reservoir is Powder Mountain, with the most skiable acreage of any ski resort in the United States. Ice skating and ice fishing on the reservoir and cat skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing are available within minutes.
When the sun sets, the promise of a starry night is real. North Fork Park, near Eden, is designated as an International Dark Sky Park, one of only two in northern Utah.
It is said that you can build a spectacular house anywhere but that you must build it where it complements your lifestyle. So, whether you’re building a highly-functioning family compound or a cozy ranch for two, you can create a home that showcases your legacy while exploring Ogden Valley’s beauty. One could say that living in Legacy Mountain Estates is akin to receiving a maximum dose of Vitamin Eden all year!
Deepening your connection with nature and living a lifestyle that reflects what truly matters is a form of legacy. Experiencing the abundant opportunities for recreation and renewal, making unforgettable memories, and establishing traditions that can be passed on to future generations—what better lifestyle than a home in Legacy Mountain Estates?