Colorado farm & ranch with log home, hunting, seclusion, hay meadow, expansive views
A dream small ranch in Colorado is now available for sale on the west end of Fruitland Mesa near Crawford, Colorado. Featuring a custom-built log home, the ranch sits on 73 acres, much of which is irrigated hayfields. Known for abundant wildlife, the Fruitland Mesa area is famous for trophy mule deer and elk in a scenic, pastoral setting. This ranch has a stunning combination of beautiful improvements, acreage, privacy and seclusion, and terrific views of the West Elks, the Ragged Mountain range, and the Grand Mesa.
True log home for sale Colorado custom log home is beautifully finished
This 73-acre ranch features a true log custom home. This home is not a kit home with milled logs the logs are true massive hand-peeled logs built in the Swedish cope fashion, where the logs are skived out to sit on top of the log below. The home is very appealing and comfortable, with a beautiful custom kitchen (new countertops and tile in 2019), spacious living room with vaulted ceiling, a large loft area currently used for a home office, a huge upstairs master suite with jetted tub and shower, a downstairs guest bedroom and bath, laundry, and dining nook. The home is 2 bedrooms, but the large loft area could easily be converted to a third. The home has many custom features saltillo tile, large balconies, 6-burner gas stove, granite & quartz countertops. The upstairs bedroom has two balconies, and the downstairs has a lovely patio with greenery from all sorts of plantings. The gardens feature raised beds for vegetables; fruit trees such as apricots, peaches, and apples; and beautiful landscaped garden beds.
Quality improvements on Colorado small farm or small ranch for sale
This property has a great set of ranch improvements! This ranch is not a fixer-upper. Its in turn-key condition and ready to enjoy!
Steel frame 50x100 hay barn, 15-foot truss height for hay stacking, 50-foot backstop, French drain around perimeter
24x64 three-sided machine shed, 1 36-foot extended bay with 14 ceiling for RV storage, electricity installed, (4) 12-foot bays, (1) 16-foot bay
12x20 greenhouse, electricity installed, non-vent propane heaters, water spigot
16x60 storage shed with enclosed and open-sided storage, electricity installed
24x30 detached garage with (2) 9x7 garage doors & 12x24 carport
14x18 root cellar with venting, electricity installed, constant 40-60 degree temp
5x5 pump house with HQ800 Walrus booster pump, pressure tank, 1 or 5 micron water filter
12x40 chicken house with open roosting area, freeze-proof water spigot, concrete floor, fenced yard area
Colorado hay farm for sale in productive agricultural area
The North Fork Valley of Colorado is known as a productive agricultural area, growing hay, wine grapes, fruit, and some row crops. This property is comprised of two different parcels one 40-acre parcel with the home and improvements, and another 33-acre parcel of vacant ground. Each parcel has about 20 irrigated acres. The 73 acres has a total of 1,400 shares of Fruitland Mesa water delivered by gated pipe, which provides enough water for one or two cuttings of grass-alfalfa hay a year, depending on the amount of snow in the high country. The Gould Reservoir south of Maher, Colorado stores irrigation water for the hay farms and ranches. Hay grown on this property is prized by horse lovers for its nutritional quality. There is ample hay storage in the 50x100 hay barn, which is high enough for stack wagons to tilt up and stack hay in the barn. The balance of the acreage is in pinyon-juniper forest, which is favored bedding habitat for mule deer, elk, and turkeys.
Colorado recreation property for sale Colorado GMU 63 hunting, fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, horseback riding, ATV riding
Crawford, Colorado is known as an excellent place for mountain recreation. Fruitland Mesa is known for outstanding mule deer hunting in Game Management Unit 63, and elk hunting is also excellent in the area. The Grand Mesa and Black Mesa are just minutes away, offering world-class snowmobiling. Crawford Reservoir, just 10 minutes or so east of the property, has excellent fishing for bass, perch, trout, and catfish. The Gold Medal waters of the Gunnison River flow through the Black Canyon just south of the property and are known for world-class fly-fishing, and the Grand Mesa has over 300 lakes and reservoirs with excellent fishing. Telluride, Aspen, and Crested Butte are all within a 2-hour drive for fantastic skiing.
Ranch property offered in two different configurations
As stated, this ranch is in two parcels 40 and 33 acres. The home property, with 40 acres, two domestic water taps, and all the improvements, is offered for $875,000. The adjoining vacant land 33-acre property with one water tap is available for an additional $275,000, for a total price of $1,150,000. The vacant parcel will not be offered until the main parcel is sold.
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Listing ID: 05022-10257