This close-in country home has sweeping views of the Elk River winding its way along the foot of Sleeping Giant with the Flattops Range in the distance. Loaded with wildlife, the 175-acre property has ATV and game trails. Access is off of the paved county road via a gravel drive that gently climbs to the edge of a meadow. Improvements consist of a 3,360 sf home with plenty of windows, a new roof, high speed internet, and recent updates. The horse barn has 6 stalls and a tack room and water is piped to the pastures. A 40x60 building provides ample room for hay and equipment or winter-season riding. The 3,750 sf shop has heated concrete floors, hot/cold water, 1/2 bath, upper-platform storage, 220 electricity and three 14-ft doors. The property is quiet and private, is only 9 miles north of Steamboat Springs, and is close to National Forest. It can be subdivided and is bordered on two sides by conserved ranches. More acreage can be available and the seller is a licensed Colorado agent.
The northern portion of the property is bordered on two sides by larger conservation ranches and the wildlife moves freely among the properties. Elk, deer, antelope, bear and moose are often spotted from the back deck! Goose Creek canyon along the eastern end of the property is cool in the summer with tall pines at the upper reaches and oak brush covered hillsides. The pastures are suitable for grazing and dryland hay production. Water is piped to the pastures.
Improvements consist of a 3,300 s.f. home with an oversize garage constructed in 1999. The home is light and bright with wood floors and large windows. Two bedroom suites are on the upper level of the home with 2 additional bedrooms and office space. The lower level has a large mudroom, a family room and a bathroom. The home is situated on a bench overlooking several miles of the Elk River corridor; the views are phenomenal!
A 3,750 s.f. clear-span shop has heated concrete floors and large overhead doors. It has hot/cold water, a storage loft, office/leather working space and two heat sources. An external boiler is available for inexpensive wood heat in the shop.
The 6 stall horse barn also has a tack room and tack lockers for each stall. A 40×60 shed next to the barn is perfect for hay storage, equipment storage or winter riding. Both buildings have water and electricity.
A paved driveway loops around the house and connects the house/shop area to the barn/shed area.