EAGLE RIDGE RANCH, HOMESTEAD 11
Exclusive Colorado shared amenity ranch
Colorado - Gunnison County - Gunnison
Gunnison and Crested Butte offer many year-round outdoor recreation opportunities. In the summer Gunnison National Forest, Curecanti National Recreational Area and several wilderness areas provide spectacular playgrounds of fishing and kayaking rivers, hiking and biking trails, and is the location of Colorado's largest lake, the 20-mile long Blue Mesa Reservoir. Culture and entertainment is elevated to big city heights with the Gunnison Arts Center, the Crested Butte Center for the Arts, Crested Butte Mountain Theater and many bars, cafes gift shops and clothing boutiques on Crested Butte's charming Main Street. In the winter Crested Butte Mountain Resort offers amateur and high performance alpine skiing as well as miles of well-groomed Nordic cross country ski and snow-shoe trails.
Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport offers seasonal and year-round non-stop and commuter flights from Denver International Airport through American Airlines, Continental Airlines and United Express. The airport also offers fueling and repair services and aircraft hanger rental. The four-year Western State College and the Gunnison-Watershed School District with pre-school, elementary, middle and high schools as well as charter and community schools provide education for all grade levels and needs.
Northern Colorado's average summer high temperatures are in the 80's and average summer low temperatures are in the low 50's. Average winter high temperatures are in the upper 40's and average winter low temperatures are in the teens.
Eagle Ridge Ranch Amenities:
Encompassing 4,900 acres located in the Ohio Creek Valley, Eagle Ridge Ranch is rich in agriculture heritage and is committed to preserving its natural beauty, protecting wildlife and enhancing wildlife habitat, maintain recreational opportunities and continuing its rich heritage as an operating cattle ranch while producing some of the finest native mountain hay in the Colorado Rockies. Proud to have received the first Governor's Award for "Smart Growth" from the State of Colorado and recognized as one of the most sought after shared-amenity ranching communities throughout Colorado, Eagle Ridge Ranch provides an opportunity to live an authentic ranching lifestyle with few of the demands associated with physical upkeep and maintenance as in independent large production ranch ownership and operation.
Eagle Ridge Ranch employs a fulltime, year-round staff of ranch and barn managers, ranch hands, road and property maintenance crews who maintain the beauty and integrity of Eagle Ridge Ranch and the agricultural businesses associated with it. Of the 4,900 acres, 2,500 deeded acres of Eagle Ridge Ranch are completely surrounded by protected land providing excellent habitat for deer and elk. Ownership comes with the opportunity to enjoy many of the upscale outdoor recreational opportunities found throughout Eagle Ridge Ranch. Located in the Primitive Areas of the ranch, two 1,200 sq. ft. luxury guest cabins with granite countertops, full kitchens, fireplaces and comfortable sleeping and entertainment areas provide a place to relax and entertain clients, guests and extended family. In addition, Eagle Ridge Ranch has 20 miles of cross-country ski, horse-back riding, ATV and snow-shoeing trails, a three-acre stocked trout pond, a full-service equestrian center with a year-round groomed outdoor riding arena and rights to fish for rainbow, brown and brook trout along 2 1/4 private miles of the beautiful Ohio Creek.
The Developer's "choice" location to build an exquisite residence, Homestead 11 was and remains the most sought-after homestead location within the premier Eagle Ridge Ranch. At the highest elevation at 8,800 ft., it provides the most spectacular, unobstructed views anywhere throughout the ranch. The 35-acre parcel was originally hand-selected to offer the most complete privacy, ultimate security and the perfect retreat for solitude.
The main entrance into Homestead 11 gracefully climbs along a rustic fence line two and one quarter miles through open country and Aspen groves up to the main residence. The professionally engineered road up to the home site has a seven percent maximum grade or less, allowing year-round accessibility. Combining comfortable residential mountain living luxury with the convenience of an efficiently designed floor plan to accommodate home business and office activities, the 5,000 sq. ft. custom main residence was designed in a mountain-modern style with three levels providing spectacular unobstructed views of Carbon Peak and the Anthracite Range in the Ohio Creek Valley.
On the ground level, the front door opens into a large ceramic tiled 20' x 10' foyer with pitched ceilings and coffered distinctive lighting that open west towards the garage and east towards two guest bedrooms. The west side of the home at ground level has an extra large walk-in laundry/mud room with utility sink, storage cabinets and room for a sewing and folding tables and garage access. A three-car attached garage has its own heaters as well as in-floor radiant heat, work bench, electricity and windows to allow for natural light. A hot tub is located on the ground-level deck facing southeast.
From the ground level, a staircase leads up to the main living level with a gourmet entertainment kitchen, great room, large master bedroom and bathroom suite, two large offices with double phone line outlets and an additional full bathroom. The well thought out gourmet kitchen has modern details including granite counter-tops, large breakfast island with prep sink, walk-in pantry, large windows and a door which opens onto the south-facing deck. The west-facing master suite has cathedral ceilings and large windows providing views of Carbon Peak and the Anthracite Range and the master bathroom has large walk-in closets.
A staircase at ground level leads down to a large basement with a 12' ceiling and large east-facing windows with a large bedroom and bathroom, storage area, 6-person steam sauna room, mechanical room and double doors that lead to an outdoor patio with concrete pad. The home has twenty zones of in-floor radiant heat, a maintenance-free steel roof and multiple fire and waterproof decks providing outdoor access to breathtaking vistas and fresh mountain air from various vantage points throughout the floor-plan.
State-of-the-art technology was implemented in the household/drinking water and landscaping water systems at Homestead 11 to ensure that the residents receive the purist, safest and most abundant supply of water available in western-slope high country living. Located in the basement, a 5,000-gallon underground storage tank, with an extensive filtration, purification, water softener, and reverse osmosis system, pumps water continuously up to the main residence from a constant flowing spring located on Eagle Ridge Ranch. In addition, extensive landscaping around the home is watered via a high-tech pump and pipeline system that can move 15,000 gallons per day of river water one mile up to the home site where it is captured in an additional underground tank and stored for use when landscape irrigation is needed.