Steamboat River Ranch is the jewel of the Elk River Valley. Located along the banks of the Elk River and only 5 minutes to Steamboat Springs. You are conveniently located to the Steamboat airport and only 30 minutes to the Hayden airport. Location, location, location.
This beautiful 490+ acre ranch is an Eco system of its own. This amazing ranch has irrigated meadows, rolling hillsides, large old growth cottonwood trees and abundant wildlife. Listen to the Elk bugling during the fall, watch the newborn fawns take their first steps, gaze at the eagles as they pluck their dinner from the river on those long summer nights. The meadows are alive with Sand Hill Cranes, Geese, Ducks, Herons and many small animals.
The Elk River gently meanders along the banks of the ranch. This stretch of river has long been considered an anglers paradise in Steamboat Springs. Anglers can expect to find Rainbows, Browns, Cutthroats, Brookies and Whitefish in the 12-18 inch range and has been the talk of many for generations. The fishing stories from the Elk River are enticing and provide the perfect conversation for the nights around the campfire. The Steamboat River Ranch has been professionally enhanced to improve the fishing and river habitat to maximize the quantity and quality of the fish.
This ranch has been carefully designed to provide a great ranching compound. Careful consideration was put into the construction of this ranch to provide the owner with every opportunity to conveniently enjoy the ranch. Providing the owner with a balanced compound for ranching operations or just simply a comfortable living. The residences are a blend of old and new that provide the homeowner with a sense of the old west. Weathered barnwood, Venetian plaster walls, old beams and reclaimed wooden floors are only enhanced by the convenience of modern top of the line appliances. The residences allow for multiple family members to have their own little space to enjoy a slice of the western experience. The Steamboat River Ranch provides multiple private spaces. The Ranch house has 4 beds/4 baths, Mystic Cabin 1 bed/bath, Caretakers in main barn- 1 bed/1 bath, Jeremiah Cabin, 2 beds/1 bath, May cabin entertainment cabin but could be charming bunk house. A quiet spot to put your feet up, watch the wildlife, and enjoy the sounds of the river.
The large enclosed barn is perfect for those chilly winter evenings and also has the ability to open up to the beautiful Colorado sunshine during the summer months. There are multiple stalls with turnouts to the many corrals. If you are an equestrian lover this is the perfect setup! The barn even includes a charming caretakers apt as well as an office for those business meetings or a fly fishing room.
Take advantage of the 2 incredible garages located on the property that are big enough to accommodate a Class A motor home or a full sized tractor trailer. These garages are perfect for all your equipment needs or a hobby shop, and are a dream for many that want that perfect place to retreat to. You can enjoy your hobbies, cars, or they are perfect for a ranch manager to keep the equipment in tip top shape. Should cattle be your ambition the meadows are perfect for grazing and the hay production is abundant. The water rights are significant and date back to 1888. Plenty of water for your irrigated meadows! The Steamboat River Ranch is fenced for cattle as well as for horses with several new loafing sheds for the animals. This historic ranch is part of the Colorado Cattleman's Agricultural Land Trust. This easement was thoughtfully drafted to provide the owners with the opportunity to enjoy the open space character, agricultural productivity, wildlife habitat and scenic qualities of the ranch. There is the ability to build another home on the conservation property or you may enhance the existing living structures. This building site consists of 5 acres with endless views of the Steamboat Ski Area and the beautiful Elk River. Included in this 490+ acres is a beautiful 35 acres that is NOT included in the conservation easement. This property has great views a beautiful building site and it has a perfect fishing on the Elk River.