Smith Creek Estate
Basalt, Colorado Mountain Lifestyle Ranch with hunting, fishing & recreation nearby
This 35-acre secluded mountain retreat offers hunting, fishing, sailing, hiking and riding from your own private estate just 40 miles from Aspen near Basalt, Colorado. World-class fly fishing is minutes away on the gold-medal Frying Pan River or fish for native brook trout on a private mile-long stretch of Smith Creek. Fishing is also available on the adjoining Ruedi Reservoir which also offers a beautiful and serene setting for sailing. Smith Creek Estate’s 4,358 sq. ft. custom log home includes a gourmet kitchen, huge windows with long views, stone fireplaces, an open floor plan, sauna, Jacuzzi tub, an outdoor grill, and a wrap-around deck which overlooks a tranquil, private pond.
Smith Creek Estate is located on the north shore of the Ruedi Reservoir 22 miles east of the charming mountain town of Basalt, known for its gold medal Frying Pan River fishing and its specialty shops and cozy restaurants. The ranch is just an hour’s drive from the world-class Aspen Ski Resort and mountain town rich in history, shopping and fine dining. The communities of Carbondale and Glenwood Springs, the county seat of Garfield County, are both within an hour’s drive west of the ranch on Hwy. 82. The state’s two major metropolitan areas are just a few hour’s drive in either direction: Grand Junction is 135 miles west of the ranch and Denver is 195 miles east. Commercial airline service is available from Aspen, Vail/Eagle, Grand Junction and Denver.
Located in the heart of a recreational paradise in western Colorado, Smith Creek Estate is within the boundaries of the White River National Forest and surrounded by the Sawatch Range with the Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness area and the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness areas nearby. 14,000′ snow-covered peaks visible in every direction provide a stunning backdrop to the serene 997 acre Ruedi Reservoir. The area provides unlimited access to year-round recreational activities in the nearby mountains, lakes and forests. At nearly 7000′ the ranch enjoys a mild climate with average summer temperatures of 60-70 degrees F and average winter temperatures of 20-50 degrees F. Moderate precipitation and snowfall make the area perfect for outdoor recreation in every season.