Centennial Ranch is a picture of rustic elegance designed for the modern western family. This working 392+/- acre ranch in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado honors the rhythms of the land by employing the highest standard of operations alongside unparalleled workmanship. Situated in the valley between stunning canyon walls along a half-mile of private access Uncompahgre River, the ranch encompasses a varied topography of hay fields, wildlife habitat, cliffs and riverside meadows. At its heart are the ranchs unique buildings. Master craftsmen built the sweeping timber frame family residence, landmark barn and log line cabin to match its breathtaking views and traditional ranching values. The 6,000+ square foot Dashwood House is an Arts & Crafts home with an emphasis on design, construction materials and craftsmanship. It is a masterpiece blend of massive reclaimed timbers and wood flooring accented with intricately designed and forged ironwork. Shortly after completion in 2003, Dashwood House was featured in Architectural Digest, along with the timber frame barn and line cabin.
The ranch supports 75 head of Angus mother cows and has utilized a magnificent team of Belgians for winter feeding. Alongside the spectacular barn and employee housing, sheds, corrals, pastures, irrigation ditches, and lodgepole and cedar fencing allow for the preservation of the lands rich heritage as a working ranch.
With the world-class trout fishing Uncompahgre River flowing north through the property and acres of federal and state-protected land surrounding it, the ranch is a rare haven for native and migrational wildlife including deer, elk, a variety of fish and bird species, and even black bears and eagles. Current ownership has prioritized traditional ranching methods and protected the land with a conservation easement designed to maintain its values far into the future. Centennial Ranch is more than the sum of its magnificent buildings and outstanding operations, but an opportunity to return to a simpler time through the majesty and mettle of ranching life.