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Ranch Updates 8/27/15: Valley View Ranch, Clear Creek Retreat, Westcliffe Valley Ranch

August 27th, 2015

Valley View Ranch – Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Valley View Ranch

Valley View Ranch is located just two miles from the town of Pagosa Springs with sweeping, unobstructed views of the Continental Divide and bordering the 2.5 million-acre San Juan National Forest. The 1,353-acre historic homestead runs 900 yearlings on the ranch and adjacent national forest. Its scenic valley setting and interesting topography ranging from valley floor to gently rolling hills and panoramic mountain views has made it one of the most photographed ranches and was once featured in an issue of National Geographic covering “The Great Southwest.” Valley View Ranch has a combination of natural beauty, location, wildlife, agricultural productivity, year-round access and is minutes from Wolf Creek Ski Area. The property includes 11+ CFS of senior water rights, three separate ditch rights, one artesian well producing 350 GPM, seven ponds and springs. Half the mineral rights and geothermal rights are included in the sale. Some of the historical improvements date back to 1898 and 1945. Valley View Ranch would be a great candidate for a conservation easement or has potential for development with its location and forest boundary. The ranch is permitted for 536 yearlings from June 1 to early October. The ranch is only 10 minutes from the Pagosa Springs Airport and one hour from Durango. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. Offered for $7,450,000

Ron Morris / Ranch Marketing Associates  ·  970.535.0881  ·  ron@rmabrokers.com
Justin Osborn / The Wells Group  ·  970.946.3935  ·  justin@wellsgroupdurango.com


Price Reduction on Wyoming Fishing & Recreational Retreat

Clear Creek Retreat

Clear Creek Retreat – Buffalo, WY:  Located four miles west of Buffalo, this fishing retreat has a mile of Clear Creek that meanders through 68 acres, is situated at the end of a private road and bordered by a large ranch. Stands of tall mature trees open up to spectacular views of the Bighorn Mountains making this the ideal small private ranch retreat. Improvements include a 4,500 sq. ft. main house together with a guest apartment at the end of the home plus a second home nearby. Next to the house is a pond which, along with Clear Creek, has excellent fishing for rainbow, brown and brook trout. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com.   $1,595,000  NOW $1,349,000.   Contact Matt Johnston or Ron Morris


Scenic Colorado Horse and Cattle Property

Westcliffe Valley Ranch

Westcliffe Valley Ranch – Westcliffe, CO:  This 160-acre horse and cattle property has a nice home and the perfect set up for horses or a small herd of cattle with a 3-stall horse barn, tack room, hay storage, a 40′ x 60′ Quonset barn and loafing shed in the livestock corrals. The land is productive and divided into four pastures with a center windmill watering site. Forty acres are hayable on most years. An additional 172 acres of prime grazing and hunting pasture is available for an additional $195,000. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com.  $899,000.  Contact Duane Daskam or Ron Morris


View the Walton Ranch, a Jackson Hole Signature Ranch

August 25th, 2015

WALTON RANCH – Jackson, Wyoming

“Seldom do you find such a beautiful ranch in a desirable area and convenient to a popular town, world class skiing, modern airport, and two national parks. To assemble all of these ingredients can take a lifetime, but now for the first time is available to the buyer who desires a legacy property in one of the most enchanting places on earth and in the most tax-favorable state in the country. Opportunities like this do not come around very often.”

Walton ranch

Set along the legendary Snake River in the shadow of Wyoming’s magnificent Grand Teton Mountain Range, this legacy property is just five miles from downtown Jackson and fifteen minutes to world-class skiing and commercial/private air service. A destination mountain resort known for its year-round recreational opportunities and home to some of America’s top corporate leaders, Jackson has a lively art scene, upscale retail and sophisticated dining. The 1,848-acre Walton Ranch is a one-of-a-kind property operating as a cattle ranch with its own resident elk herd and home to deer, eagles and bears situated along three miles of the Snake River. Surrounded by natural beauty and close to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, the Walton Ranch offers a rare opportunity to own a sizable ranch in one of the most sought after locations in the world. For additional photos and information, visit rmabrokers.com. Now offered for $39,000,000

Ron Morris  970.535.0881
ron@rmabrokers.com

Billy Long  970.948.1333
billy@rmabrokers.com

Weekly Ranch Updates – 8/20/15

August 20th, 2015

Ranch Marketing Associates offers ranches for sale throughout the Western U.S. This week’s ranch updates include a Colorado ranch video, a price reduction on a Colorado recreational ranch and brochures for two ranches – a Colorado cattle ranch and an Arizona production ranch:

VALLEY PARK RANCH – WATCH THE VIDEO

Colorado ranch updates

Divide, Colorado: Valley Park Ranch consists of just under 1,200 acres of rolling hillsides, colorful aspens, fragrant pines, refreshing ponds and grand views of the nearby 14,110 ft. Pikes Peak. This convenient yet private ranch retreat has alpine scenery, water resources and resident wildlife. Abundant herds of elk choose this habitat for their calving and grazing grounds with red tailed hawks and eagles soaring above the mule deer, bear, turkey and waterfowl. A restored ranch house and adjacent guest cabin provide comfortable living. The ranch’s spectacular four-season scenery can be explored on horseback, foot, mountain bike, and more. Trails wind throughout the ranch leading to quiet meadows, aspen parks, timbered ridges and hidden ponds. Valley Park Ranch is perfectly situated within an hour of Colorado Springs and under two hours to Denver International Airport yet far enough away to enjoy the solace of an exclusive mountain ranch.
$8,995,000. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com.

Contact Ron Morris:  970.535.0881  ron@rmabrokers.com


$200,000 PRICE REDUCTION: COLORADO RECREATIONAL ESTATE

Colorado ranch updates

Elk Mountain Ranch – Westcliffe, CO:  This very private 325-acre ranch is just 1 1/2 hours from Colorado Springs and 2 1/2 hours southwest of Denver. The property lies in the wet mountains 15 minutes southeast of the charming town of Westcliffe and has unobstructed views of the awe-inspiring Sangre de Cristo Mountain range. There is a stunning 6,500 sq. ft. custom-built home, a workshop and a caretaker’s home on the property. Abundant mule deer and elk along with many other small game animals make this mountain paradise home. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. Motivated seller will consider trade for agricultural land in Colorado or neighboring states.   $2,495,000  NOW $2,295,000.   Contact Hoss Port


BROCHURES NOW AVAILABLE

Colorado ranch updates

Deep Creek Ranch – Steamboat Springs, CO:  One of the largest offerings available in the Steamboat Springs resort area, the 3,880-acre ranch in the sought-after Elk River Valley is ideally suited for a livestock operation with cattle handling facilities, excellent fences, ponds, springs and water rights. Production capability has been maximized without compromising the outstanding elk, deer and bear hunting. The ranch has several modest homes and outbuildings and is located less than 15 minutes north of world-famous winter/summer resort. For additional information or to download the brochure, go to rmabrokers.com.  $16,500,000.  Contact Christy Belton

Arizona ranch updates

Lazy J2 Ranch – Patagonia, AZ:  Upon entering the San Rafael Valley you can see why over 30 motion pictures were shot there-it’s Southern Arizona at its best. The beautiful valley is unobstructed (no power lines) and over 80% of the valley is protected by conservation easements. The Lazy J2 Ranch is in the center of the valley with 952 deeded acres and a USFS permit on over 5,000 acres rated at 200 animal units. A mature, landscaped headquarters area has a home, shop, hay storage and all-steel pipe corrals. Two separate building sites afford a new owner the opportunity to build their ideal ranch home. For additional information or to download the brochure, go to rmabrokers.com.  $6,900,000.  Contact Ron Morris

SOLD – Y Cross Ranch

August 17th, 2015

Ranch Marketing Associates is pleased to announce the sale of
Y CROSS RANCH – Horse Creek, Wyoming

Y Cross Ranch

A legendary ranch in one continuous block consisting of over 60,000 acres (95 square miles), Y Cross Ranch is located in northwest Laramie and west central Albany counties, north of I-80 between the cities of Laramie and Cheyenne. The ranch has Territorial Water Rights from ten creeks, four major ditches with irrigation rights for over 2,000 acres with a rated carrying capacity of 1,050 animal units. Elevations range from 6,400 ft. at the east end and feature rolling grasslands which gradually rise to the Horse Creek Hogback at 8,613 ft of rugged and forested terrain where the ranch borders the Medicine Bow National Forest. This is a low overhead grass ranch with two sets of improvements that include four residences, numerous barns, sheds, shops, several outbuildings, corrals and livestock handling facilities. The ranch has significant wildlife populations including elk, mule deer, antelope, black bear and the occasional moose and mountain lion. For additional photos and information, visit rmabrokers.com.

For additional information, contact Ron Morris  970.535.0881
ron@rmabrokers.com

Price Reductions: Colorado Ranches

August 13th, 2015

We just received price reductions on these five Colorado ranches:

CHANEY RANCH – $100,000 price reduction

Colorado ranches for sale

New Castle: This 20+ acre horse lover’s dream is surrounded by white panel fencing that shows off the four irrigated pastures and improvements which include a historic brick farmhouse, bright red classic barn, new 10-stall metal barn with turnouts, hay barn, outdoor arena and round pen, guest house and manager’s home. Excellent senior water rights and conveniently located within one hour of world-class amenities and airports of Aspen and Vail. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com.
$1,495,000  Now $1,395,000.
Contact Mike Deer


2R COW CAMP – $100,000 price reduction

Colorado ranches for sale

Steamboat Springs: 23-acre private retreat bordering the Routt/Medicine Bow National Forest offering comfortable style in a pristine setting. Includes a romantic carriage house, guest cabin, gazebo, barn and fire pit at the lake’s edge. The property is perimeter fenced and has direct access to fishing, hiking, riding and snowmobiling from the property. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com.
$1,490,000  Now $1,390,000.
Contact Ron Morris or Christy Belton


RAFTER 5 SNAKE RIVER RANCH – $70,000 price reduction

Colorado ranches for sale

Maybell:  741 acres of high desert rangeland located in the northwest corner of Colorado. Approximately one mile of both sides of the Little Snake River winds through and along the eastern edge of the ranch. A newer log cabin with wrap-around porch sits on a high plateau overlooking the long river valley. The ranch is remote and located in and near some of the best big game hunting units in the state. Co-listed with Michelle Garner, RE/MAX. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com.

$945,000  Now $875,000.
Contact Christy Belton


H2 RANCH – $50,000 price reduction

Colorado ranches for sale

Colorado Springs:  Just minutes from Colorado Springs with spectacular mountain views, this 40-acre income producing equestrian property is both a turnkey business and residence. The residence is a beautiful stucco 4,318 sq.ft. home and other improvements include 5 barns, shelters with 23 stalls or paddocks, an outdoor and indoor arena. The owners have an established equestrian boarding business as well as overnight horse hotel along with a bed and breakfast. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com.
$1,049,000  Now $999,000.
Contact Happy Broussard


STEAMBOAT LAKE RANCH – $26,000 price reduction

Colorado ranches for sale

Steamboat Springs:  Hunt, ride, hike or snowmobile into Wyoming from this property bordering national forest. 125 mostly treed acres are situated at the base of Hahn’s Peak with views of Steamboat Lake. The historic village of Hahn’s Peak with two restaurants, a convenience store, and a marina, has a sense of community and the resort town of Steamboat Springs is a half hour drive south. Utilities are on a year-round maintained county road. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com.
$825,000  Now $799,000.
Contact Christy Belton

How the ‘Right to Farm’ Act could Affect Oklahoma Ranches for Sale

August 11th, 2015

oklahoma ranches for sale

In recent years more farmers and ranchers have looked to sell rather than buy Oklahoma ranches for sale. Although still over a year from potentially being passed, SQ 777, or the ‘Right to Farm’ act could change the real estate landscape in Oklahoma. If passed, it would essentially give farmers and ranchers living in the state a constitutionally protected right to farm. It sounds fairly basic, but the value this piece of legislation could have should not be underestimated. You need only look to Oklahoma’s neighbor to the south who adopted a similar law in 1981 as proof.

They say everything’s bigger in Texas. That’s hard to argue while looking at the 510,000+ acre Waggoner Estate ranch currently selling for $725 million. To put that in perspective, the average U.S. farm is about 450 acres (523 in Texas), meaning over 1,100 (or 975, for Texas) could fit in this property alone. While this enormous, historic and luxury ranch is certainly more outlier than norm, it does emphasize the success Texas has had in ranching, farming and its related real estate. Texas ranks number one in a variety of related categories including: value of farm real estate, number of farms and ranches, and amount of farm and ranch land.

The law would give current and prospective Oklahoma farmers and ranchers more autonomy to tend to their land and livestock as they see fit without the intrusion of government officials and bureaucracy. It could stop the trend of farmers leaving the state and instead attract people to look for Oklahoma ranches for sale.

With a world population that keeps growing more food will be necessary not just in the U.S. but globally. It’s estimated the world will require 70% more food than today in the year 2050. Attracting new and supporting current farmers and ranchers is important not only to Oklahoma, but society as a whole.

The 4 Types of Ranches In The U.S.

August 10th, 2015

The traditional definition of a ranch is a property maintained for the purpose of rearing livestock in a range lifestyle (meaning the livestock get to graze relatively freely). However, the practice of ranching has come a long way from the old days of the Wild West, and even farther from its origins in the vaquero cowboy culture of Mexico, adapted from Spanish conquistadors.

These days there are many different kinds of ranches, owned and operated for many different purposes. Here is a quick rundown of the major types of ranches for sale in the U.S.:

Cattle ranch/livestock ranches-
These are working ranches where owners raise livestock of all kinds- cattle, horses, goats, sheep, even bison. (Actually, as of a 2012 census, there were more than 162,000 bison living on private ranches in the U.S).

Farm ranches-
this type of ranch is dedicated mostly to agriculture, although generally there are some livestock present as well. There are more than 2 million farms in America, and surprisingly, 97% of them are family farms rather than large scale commercial operations. The average size of an American farm is only about 450 acres (keeping in mind that an acre is about the size of a soccer field, and the average industrial farm requires more than a thousand acres to operate).

Hunting ranches-
a hunting ranch is land maintained for the specific purpose of game preservation and hunting sportsmanship. These ranches often allow guests to pay a fee to stay on the ranch and hunt game such as quail, turkey, deer, hog, and other non-native animals kept preserved for the hunt.

Guest ranch-
A guest ranch for sale (also called Dude ranches) boasts space for owners to operate a tourism attraction and invite visitors to stay on the property. These are often combined working ranches and allow the guests to participate in the agricultural and livestock lifestyles. Looking for a guest ranch for sale, you will see a range from very natural experiences “roughing it” on the farm, to luxury ranches with spas and fancy restaurants onsite for guests looking to be more pampered.

Unlocking Colorado’s Agricultural Potential, One Farm at a Time

August 6th, 2015

Colorado is famous for its beer breweries, cattle ranches and unparalleled skiing offerings.

But what about its agriculture?

As California’s farmers — who currently supply a majority of the country’s fruits and vegetables — continue to scale back their crops in response to unyielding droughts, it’s increasingly evident that new technologies in use at Colorado farms could make the Centennial State the new capital of agriculture.

According to a recent NPR report, the cities of Boulder and Denver have both become home to a number of tech startups in recent years. These companies are developing agricultural innovations at breakneck speed, introducing new technologies in irrigation, food science and plant genetics that could change farming forever.

Knowing this, it’s not surprising to hear that a recent report found that Colorado’s agricultural industry has been growing as much as two to four times faster than the overall state economy.

“We’re poised, if we play our cards right, both as a state government, as a land grant institution [Colorado State University] and as an industry, to become the Silicon Valley for agriculture in the 21st century,” Greg Graff, of Colorado State University, said.

With the rapidly-growing world population projected to require at least 70% more food production by 2050, the need for more efficient agricultural technologies is apparent.

But while Colorado’s farmers and farms for sale have the most modern technology at their disposal, Texas has size on its side when it comes to agriculture production. In fact, the Lone Star State’s farm real estate is the most valuable in the U.S.; the state also ranks first in the nation for sales of livestock and cotton.

Still, it’s hard to deny the benefits that new farming technologies can have on average crop yield per farm. For those hoping to invest their agricultural ventures in farms for sale, it’s clear that Colorado may be poised to become one of top the farming states in the U.S..

Walton Ranch Price Reduction

August 6th, 2015

WALTON RANCH – Jackson, Wyoming

$48,700,000  NOW $39,000,000

Walton ranch price reduction

Set along the legendary Snake River in the shadow of Wyoming’s magnificent Grand Teton Mountain Range, this legacy property is just five miles from downtown Jackson and fifteen minutes to world-class skiing and commercial/private air service. A destination mountain resort known for its year-round recreational opportunities and home to some of America’s top corporate leaders, Jackson has a lively art scene, upscale retail and sophisticated dining. The 1,848-acre Walton Ranch is a one-of-a-kind property operating as a cattle ranch with its own resident elk herd and home to deer, eagles and bears with fishing access along three miles of the Snake River. Surrounded by natural beauty and close to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, the Walton Ranch offers a rare opportunity to own a sizable ranch in one of the most sought after locations in the world. For additional photos and information, visit rmabrokers.com.

Now offered for $39,000,000

Ron Morris  970.535.0881
ron@rmabrokers.com

Billy Long  970.948.1333
billy@rmabrokers.com

Steamboat Springs in Summer

July 30th, 2015

We recently came across an article about Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in the summer and agree that, while Steamboat Springs is best known for its winter activities and its winter Olympic medalists, its summers are a long kept secret.

Steamboat Springs is a 2.5 hour drive northwest of Denver International Airport or a quick 20-minute flight to the Hayden Airport. Summer visitors can enjoy the west and the mountain lifestyle via hiking, mountain biking, river rafting and music and art festivals.

Read the article to see why so many visit Colorado – and Steamboat Springs, Colorado – in the summer.

Looking for a ranch for sale near Steamboat Springs, Colorado? Take a look at our current listings at Steamboat Springs, Colorado ranches for sale .

Steamboat Springs Colorado summer