Elkhead Ranch is 332 acres of rolling grassland located west of Steamboat Springs and Hayden, Colorado. The bucks get big in this area and the deer hunting on this ranch is excellent. Bordering public land and overlooking Elkhead Reservoir, some of the acreage also has CRP income. The 4,000 s.f. custom built home is nestled in a gently sloping valley and has direct views of the 900 acre lake. Exquisitely finished, private and inviting, the proeprty is minutes from the water, surrounded by great deer and antelope hunting, 9 miles from Craig and 35 miles from the world-class skiing at Steamboat Springs.
A portion of the ranch is enrolled in CRP. The acreage is taken out of production for a fee which provides modest income for the owner. The remaining portion of the ranch is leased to a neighbor for cattle grazing.
The home is beautifully finished with wide wood plank floors, a stacked stone floor-to-ceiling fireplace, granite counters in the kitchen and master bath and custom details throughout. The upper level has two additional bedroom suites and a spacious loft that provides plenty of room for an office. The lower level family room has built in bunks in the den and a full bathroom.
Elkhead Reservoir State Park is just east of the ranch. Rainbow trout, bass, pike and crappie fishing water skiing and jet skiing are all part of the lake amenities. The state park also has two campgrounds and 11 miles of trails for non-motorized recreation.
The deer and antelope hunting in the general area is very good. The ranch is located in GMU 4. With the proximity to the lake for fishing combined with the comfortable home, this property is ideal for sportsmen.
Elkhead Ranch is a well-priced offering near one of Colorado’s renowned ski resorts. Slightly off-the-beaten-path, the ranch is private but convenient (9 miles) to the city of Craig. The size of the ranch, usability of the land, lake views and exceptional quality of the home sort this property to the top in Northwest Colorado.