June 23, 2021 at 9:32am | Ann Nguyen

There’s nothing like having a vacation home where you can go to escape daily stress and spend quality time with the people who matter most. Often, however, a secondary residence may only be used for parts of the year, such as a summer beach home or winter ski lodge. If you’re looking for a vacation property that can be put to good use throughout the year, here are several tips to help guide your search.


Activities for Every Season

A year-round getaway will give you access to different activities each season. For example, a lake home where you can enjoy the water in the summer, hiking trails in the fall, and cross country skiing in the winter is surely going to provide endless fun for the whole family, no matter what time of year it is.


Sense of Community

Many resort destinations can turn into ghost towns for part of the year, which can feel a little isolating when you go there during the off-season. For this reason, you may want to consider a community with year-round residents, so you know that there will always be plenty of things to do.  


Versatile Aesthetic

While its impact might be more psychological than anything, a home’s interior design can certainly affect how you use it. For instance, a summer home that’s decorated with a cool and breezy aesthetic might feel too cold in the winter and lack a cozy ambiance. That’s why a year-round home should embrace a look that lends itself to any season. 


Consider the Climate

Of course, some destinations simply cannot be enjoyed throughout the entire year because of the climate. Whether it’s too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter, there’s no getting around it when the weather isn’t on your side. The best solution is to choose a location with a favorable year-round climate.


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