The Perfect Colorado Executive Ranch
Hillside Ranch is located in the pristine Wet Mountain Valley near the small community of Hillside, Colorado, and just nine miles from the scenic mountain town of Westcliffe. This high-quality executive ranch features outstanding 360 degree views ranging from 14,000 ft. peaks to open pastures, foothills and meadows. Hillside Ranch consists of just over 580 deeded acres of excellent pastures plus irrigated and sub-irrigated meadows, all set up for livestock grazing. The improvements are luxurious and loaded with stunning custom architectural features throughout. Ideal for entertaining, the elegant 7,350 finished sq.ft., 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home has a large open floor plan, huge master suite, studio/loft, sunroom, gourmet kitchen, and a finished lower level walkout complete with office and wine cellar. A complementary and well-designed multi-function barn is set up for horses. Hillside Ranch is the perfect executive estate located in an area known for its recreational opportunities and scenic beauty.
Location and Area:
Located just nine miles north of Westcliffe at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Hillside Ranch is just a couple miles off of State Highway 69 making it very accessible to larger population centers such as Colorado Springs which is one and one-half hour northeast.
Custer County is centrally located east of the Continental Divide in what is known as the Wet Mountain Valley and surrounded by the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountain peaks to the west and the Wet Mountains to the east. Westcliffe, the county seat, is a rural community of 4,000 residents with a thriving art scene, historical attractions, numerous shops and restaurants and is home to the Silver West jet-accessible airport.
This picturesque property consists of just over 580 deeded acres: 40 acres of prime irrigated hay meadows watered with senior water rights, 110 sub-irrigated pasture acres with springs and water supply and the remaining acreage consists of excellent mountain pasture and rangeland with some scatted trees and shrubs. The ranch is divided into eight pastures and is well set up for cattle grazing and horses. Hillside Ranch is very close to heavily-timbered national forest and has excellent wildlife habitat throughout for both large and small game. The ranch is enrolled in a conservation easement.