Karen Hughes

Greetings from Karen Hughes!

With a rich tapestry of experience spanning over two decades in the real estate realm, and proudly considering North Routt my home for over three decades, I’ve nurtured a profound connection to this remarkable community. It’s a connection that encompasses the lay of the land, the ebb and flow of the seasons, and most importantly, the wonderful people who call this area home.

Throughout my diverse career, I’ve navigated the real estate landscape with finesse, dealing with everything from expansive ranches to cozy residential homes, from vacant plots of land to luxurious second homes, and from bustling condominiums to charming townhomes. I’ve also delved into the dynamic world of commercial real estate and investments. My passion for the ranch and resort lifestyle is only matched by my unwavering dedication to ensuring that each transaction is handled with the utmost personal attention and meticulous care.

Setting me apart is a unique blend of experience, expertise, and a genuine love for what I do. My mission is not merely to facilitate transactions, but to create meaningful, lasting connections. 

I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to assist you on your real estate journey, whether it’s finding your dream home, selling your property, or making a strategic investment. Together, we’ll navigate the intricacies of the real estate market, and I’ll be there every step of the way to ensure your success.

Warm wishes,



Hallie Myhre

In just a few short years with Ranch & Resort Realty, Hallie has navigated several complicated transactions. From a vacant lot with three separate 25-year-old probate mistakes to a rural home with local regulation violations to a longtime ranch homestead with years of accumulation, her careful marketing and loyal guidance brought each of them to a successful close. She is skilled in land use, photography, and marketing and is well-versed in intricate matters such as title, survey matters, water rights, probate, & local property regulations.

Grit and dedication to academics and competitive livestock judging put Hallie through college at the University of Wyoming. She now uses her education in Ag Business and Animal Science to raise sheep. Beyond her professional achievements, Hallie finds balance by immersing herself in the recreational opportunities of northwest Colorado. She loves to spend her free time skiing, exploring the backcountry on horseback, and traveling the world. Whether on the ski hill or on the back of a horse, she lives and breathes the lifestyle she promotes. 

Hallie’s work is characterized by determination, trustworthiness, and dedication to her clients’ best interests. A Routt County native, she sets herself apart with her knowledge of the local landscape, agricultural background, and solution-oriented mindset. Hallie has a steadfast commitment to providing exceptional real estate experiences for her clients.


Christy Belton

Christy Belton Bio

Christy Belton founded Ranch & Resort Realty to provide superior insight and guidance to her clients.   Christy says “I listen hard and I work hard. I take great pride in my job to provide genuine counsel in an often complex and emotional process.  My competitive advantage in this business is due diligence and accuracy.  The fact checking helps avoid surprises and keeps the process on track.  Additionally, I am constantly watching/researching the market, and taking advantage of every educational opportunity that comes my way (not just what’s required for my license).  I am in a continual state of learning so that I can pass information on to my clients.”

As a rancher, Christy understands hard work, persistence and patience. She applies those same principles to her business. She and her husband, Matt, are owners of a commercial cattle/hay operation and previous owners of a pack-in wilderness big game outfitting company. Christy has more than 17 years of experience in the ranch and resort real estate market. She is no stranger to the intricacies of ranch and recreation land transactions and she has a well-rounded approach to facilitating a smooth buyer and seller transaction.  As a direct and capable business professional, Christy is well experienced in the complexities of land brokerage. She is well versed in water and minerals rights, easements, livestock and outdoor recreation operations on both private and public land. In short, she walks the walk.

Christy works for her clients as an advisor, consultant, marketer and real estate broker.  She places significant value on client confidentiality.  Her integrity and accountability coupled with her experience are what make her representation invaluable. She has logged over $200 Million in ranch and resort sales in northwest Colorado and consistently produces results.  Of the 25,000 agents in Colorado, she is one of 34 to hold the esteemed Accredited Land Consultant designation.  High volume thresholds and extensive education requirements make the A.L.C. the most difficult to obtain in the industry.  Christy was voted “Best of the Boat” Ranch Broker in Steamboat Springs, has been awarded the Colorado Land Broker of the Year and has been recognized for outstanding volume in the state of Colorado.  

Uncomfortable with the accolades, Christy would rather demonstrate her ability instead of talking about it.  Give her a call to discuss anything she can help you with regarding ranch and resort real estate. 

A few of Christy’s sales:

The Home Ranch – 550 Acres – $16,425,000
The Mantle Ranch – 525 Acres – $3,900,000
Trout Creek Ranch – 1100 Acres – $6,250,000
Mystic Hill Ranch – 1300 Acres – $7,800,000
Step Rock Ranch – 835 Acres – $3,950,000
Rafter 5 Snake River Ranch – 741 Acres – $799,000
Wyatt Ranch – 12000 Acres – $9,500,000
Brinker Creek Ranch – 1451 Acres – $2,400,000
Little Trout Ranch – 3397 Acres – $4,500,000
Vista Verde Guest Ranch – 587 Acres – $16,250,000
Elk Meadows Ranch – 360 Acres – $2,850,000
Round Mountain Ranch – 1190 Acres – $11,000,000
Turner Ranch – 747 Acres – $1,650,000
Michigan River Ranch – 2080 Acres – $6,950,000
Chimney Creek Ranch – 560 Acres – $1,999,999
May Ranch – 380 Acres – $5,000,000
Hagemeister Ranch – 200 Acres – $8,900,000
Bear River Ranch – 43 Acres – $1,450,000
Sand Point Ranch – 2272 Acres – $12,950,000
Deep Creek Ranch North – 1900 Acres – $10,000,000