Live Water Ranch with Well-Designed Luxury Improvements
Steamboat River Ranch, a top-quality horse property bordered by nearly 2 miles of the Elk River, is 490 acres of prime irrigated and grazing land. The ranch is a short, scenic drive from Steamboat Springs, Colorado via paved roads. With a substantial stretch of live water, access to the National Forest across the street, and luxury improvements, Steamboat River Ranch checks many of the boxes buyers have when looking for a quality property.
Steamboat River Ranch is north of Steamboat along the Elk River. Bob Adams field, serving private aircraft owners and charter companies, is three miles south of the ranch and the regional airport, serviced by United, Delta, and American and Alaska Airlines, is 20 miles west of the ranch. Access to unlimited hiking, biking and riding in the Routt National Forest is just across the road. Steamboat Springs, named several times among the best small towns, is a paved 5-mile drive. The slopes of Steamboat Ski Area are fewer than 10 miles from the ranch.
The ranch is currently operated as a working horse and cattle ranch. Good water rights irrigate over 200 acres of flood-irrigated hay meadow; the balance is the long riparian corridor adjacent to the river and healthy grazing land. The equine facilities are second to none and consist of a barn with stalls and plenty of covered space, an outdoor riding arena, corrals, tack room, vet room, upscale caretakers quarters and office/conference room.
The Steamboat River Ranch headquarters are conveniently located behind the tall cottonwoods, just across the bridge that spans the Elk River. The improvements on Steamboat River Ranch are intelligently designed for ranch living. Top-quality finishes enhance the attention to detail in every building. Careful planning is evident, from the placement of the buildings to the use of both new and salvaged historic materials to the layout of each structure.
Fishing is excellent on the ranch in the improved Elk River. A variety of wildlife from elk, deer and moose to bear and fox to eagles, hawks and grouse frequent the ranch’s wide open space and significant live water which are protected by a conservation easement. A wide choice of recreational opportunities are easily enjoyed without leaving the ranch and the famous slopes of Steamboat are just a few minutes’ drive.
MINERAL RIGHTS: All seller-owned mineral rights will convey.
Co-listed with Penny Fletcher, Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty.
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