Long Gulch Ranch, located west of the Elk River corridor, is 35 acres located in a scenic meadow valley. A custom 3 bedroom, 3 bath log home has a great floor plan with spacious bedroom suites on each level. Giant evergreen trees shade the house and provide privacy. A three-car detached garage has room for large vehicles plus additional storage. The property is set up for horses with a barn, covered equipment storage and a lean-to horse shelter. Access is easy on a quiet, year-round county road and Steamboat Springs is only a 15-mile drive!
The property is located about 15 miles northwest of Steamboat Springs, a community of about 13,000 that surges to over 30,000 during busy seasons. The area is close to the Routt National Forest; access to outdoor recreation is fast and easy. Steamboat is approximately 160 miles northwest of Denver and about 180 miles northeast of Grand Junction, the largest population center on Colorado’s western slope. During the summer and winter seasons, direct flights are available at the area’s regional airport from major cities all over the country on several major airlines. This area of the county is known for beautiful, protected landscapes, welcoming residents, and great year-round outdoor recreation.
Long Gulch Ranch is situated in a wide, grassy valley with views of the Continental Divide to the east. The lower portion of the property is relatively flat with usable pastures and stock ponds. A drainage provides seasonal running water that fills two ponds east of the home. The upper bench, also fairly level, consists of non-irrigated native meadow grass and a small stock pond. Irrigation ditches traverse the property, and it is mostly fenced/cross-fenced. The setting, with pastoral views of the productive meadows east and west of the house, is quiet but still convenient to town or the nearby public land and river.
The home, built in 1995, is an appealing blend of interior frame walls painted in warm tones and impressive large round logs. The main level great room has vaulted ceilings and a cozy wood-burning stove; it shares an open floor plan with the dining area and kitchen. Granite counters and a stone backsplash are complemented by Kenmore Elite stainless appliances, including a new LG dual-fuel gas stove. The main floor features a spacious bedroom and ensuite full bathroom plus a walk-in closet. A second bedroom and a full (hall) bath are on this level along with a pantry closet and mudroom area. Custom log stair railings lead to the upper-level open loft area and another spacious suite. The loft is currently used as an office and high-speed internet is supplied by Zirkel wireless. The upper-level bedroom suite has ample room for a sitting area with long views of the meadows and mountains that rise to the Continental Divide. Attached is a 5-piece bathroom with a jetted tub, double sinks, and a tiled walk-in shower with a skylight and double shower head. An unfinished basement provides plenty of room for storage. Two covered decks run the length of the house; one faces east – perfect for morning coffee or cool shade on warm summer days – and the other faces west for those amazing Colorado mountain sunsets.
The barn is currently set up with three stalls and it can easily accommodate 6 stalls with room left over for storage. An insulated tack room has an exterior door as well as access to the barn. Wings on each side of the barn work well for equipment and vehicle storage or can be used for outdoor horse shelter. The hay loft can store several stack-wagon loads of small squares and there is additional covered storage in the lean-to sheds on the property
Outdoor recreation is easy to enjoy both on and off the ranch. Public fishing is fewer than 10 miles away on the Elk River. Hiking, riding, and cycling are popular on the numerous trails in the national forest. Several trailheads are also within a 10-mile drive of the ranch. Being a
Perhaps best known for its world-class ski mountain set amongst working ranches, Steamboat is a friendly western town located in Colorado’s northwest corner. The Steamboat Ski Area consists of 3,000 acres of powder-skiing terrain and is currently undergoing a significant expansion. It is slated to be one of the largest ski resorts in Colorado! Howelsen Hill, owned by the City of Steamboat Springs, is a 100+ year old ski area that has been the training ground for over 100 Olympians and is the oldest continuously operating ski area in the nation. Adjacent to Howelsen Hill is the rodeo arena with its PRCA sanctioned outdoor summer rodeo series. Downtown Steamboat parallels the tree-lined Yampa River with public fishing access. The quaint shops, local restaurants, and unique art galleries are a few minutes from the property. Relatively low in elevation when compared to other resort areas, Steamboat is under 6,795 feet, requires little time to acclimate, and has a wide variety of flora and fauna.
Long Gulch Ranch is 35 acres in one of Steamboat’s scenic and productive valleys. Surrounded by mountains and forests, the property is quiet and private but convenient to downtown and the famous powder skiing at both of Steamboat’s ski areas. The 2,137 s.f. custom home is comfortable and move-in ready; bring your horses along since the property is set up for livestock with shelters and stock ponds. Steamboat Springs, known for its friendly, western hospitality, has preserved its deep agricultural roots while a world-renowned ski area emerged and prospered. More than just a ski resort, Steamboat offers year-round outdoor recreation, fine dining, quaint shops, great schools and a genuine community.