Steamboat Equestrian Estate

  • $3,995,000
  • Fishing, Hunting, Horse Riding, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing
  • 74 Acres
  • Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Colorado
  • Routt
  • Steamboat Springs


This south valley equestrian estate is located just 5 miles from the slopes of the Steamboat Ski area! Situated in the scenic valley floor, the 74-acre property has a custom home, accessory building with caretaker unit, 6 stall horse barn with indoor arena, enclosed barn for hay and equipment storage, and a 250x125 outdoor arena. Senior water rights irrigate the hay meadow and several ponds provide water for fish, stock, and wildlife. Views of the surrounding meadows, mountains, and the ski area are spectacular!


  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Horse Riding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing


The property is located in Steamboat’s south valley floor. It is 5 miles from town via year-round state and county roads. The valley floor is bisected by the Yampa River and properties in the immediate area range from 35-200+ acre estates. This is one of Steamboat’s most sought-after areas; it has direct views of the ski area, scenic working landscapes, and quick access to town for convenient country living.


The land is productive and irrigated by senior water rights. With approximately 40 tons of annual hay production, the property will support livestock on a year-round basis. The grazing pastures are sub-irrigated by the stream that flows along the east end of the ranch. Two stock ponds are located in the paddocks and an aerated fishing pond is near the northern boundary. The property is fenced and cross fenced.


Improvements consist of a custom-built home in 1998. With quality finishes throughout, the home has a wrap-around porch with stone patios, three-bedroom suites with outdoor access, a large corner office, an upstairs bedroom suite accessed by a private staircase, and additional upper-level bedrooms and den. The oversize 3 car garage is attached.

Horse facilities include a 6-stall barn with water and exterior doors in each stall plus an attached 50×50 indoor arena, an outdoor 125×250 arena with Priefert chutes, and a turn back alley with holding pens, along with several fenced pastures.

A fully enclosed 48×48 hay and equipment shed with wings plus several lean-to sheds provide room for indoor storage. There is also a large shop with a 2 bedroom, 2 bath caretaker apartment upstairs.

Recreational Amenities

In addition to the variety of horse activities such as riding and roping on the ranch, there is an aerated pond loaded with trout.


The ranch is ideally set up for livestock. The irrigated hay meadow produces hay for winter feeding, and the lush grazing pastures provide excellent native grass forage. The meadow is flood irrigated with senior water rights from the Yampa River.

Water Rights

Suttle Ditch. 0.03 cfs of the 21.7 cfs decreed for irrigation purposes by the Routt County District Court on September 22, 1892, with an appropriation date of October 29, 1888 (Priority No. (61) 65). The source of supply is the Yampa River. The point of diversion for this water right was transferred from the Suttle Ditch to the Summers-Goldsworthy Ditch on June 14, 1911 in Civil Action No. 698. The point of diversion was subsequently changed back to the Suttle Ditch by the Division No. 6 Water Court in Case No. 09CW26.

Summers-Goldsworthy Ditch. 0.50 cfs decreed for irrigation purposes by the Routt County District Court on June 14, 1911 in Civil Action No. 698, with an appropriation date of April 19, 1911 (Priority No. 210). The source of supply is the Yampa River. The point of diversion for this water right was changed to the Suttle Ditch by the Division No. 6 Water Court in Case No. 09CW26.

Halsnes Stock Pond. A “pond well” decreed absolute for stock watering, recreational, fish and wildlife propagation and maintenance, irrigation, and aesthetic uses, without seasonal limitation, by the Division No. 6 Water Court in Case No. 94CW108. The maximum pumping rate from the pond is 9 gallons per minute. It has a 1994 adjudication year, with an appropriation date of September 7, 1994. It was issued Well Permit No. 45800-F by the Division of Water Resources.

Well Permit No. 192539-A. 15 gpm for ordinary household purposes inside one home, irrigation of up to 1 acre of home gardens and lawn, watering of domestic animals, and fire protection.


Steamboat Springs is located in Colorado’s northwest corner. It is relatively low in elevation at 6,700 feet. Colorado is known for mild, sunny weather and light powder snow. This area of Colorado has access to millions of acres of public land and there is unlimited opportunity for outdoor recreation. Steamboat is home to numerous restaurants, boutique shops, art galleries, and entertainment venues. It is a small town of about 12,000 residents that can accommodate over 30,000 people. Although a small community, it hosts events and has amenities often found only in larger communities. It is an area known for friendly, western hospitality.

Brokers Comments

This south valley equestrian estate offers a custom home nestled in a mature grove of trees and excellent horse facilities. Located in one of Steamboat’s most sought-after areas, it is close to town but situated on 73 acres. With room and entitlements for an additional home site, there is the flexibility to divide the property or add another residence. There are very few properties within a 5 mile radius of town with this kind of acreage, senior water, and quality improvements.