Antler Ridge Ranch is located within the confines of the Danni Ranch, a prestigious gated community with shared amenities and abundant recreation. Located just south of Crested Butte, Danni Ranch offers private fishing rights and access to the East River for some of the best trout fishing in Colorado, a private entry to National Forest and big-game hunting GMU 54, a 1.5 acre shared pond stocked with fish, and a full-time ranch manager in charge of year-round maintenance. Known for its amazing location, great views and exclusive recreational benefits, the Danni is a place that everyone wants to be, but only few get the opportunity to enjoy.
Sitting on a 35-acre parcel, Antler Ridge Ranch’s privacy and convenience are unmatched. Beginning with its stunning panoramic views and unparalleled privacy, all the way to the charm of the barn and the well-designed equestrian facilities. The 5,550 square foot home has 4 bedrooms, 4 baths. The main living room includes a grand stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings, tall windows and an entertainment area. The custom kitchen with center island, is primed for the gourmet. Boasting dual commercial grade stoves and a custom-built pizza oven with plenty of windows to enjoy the fantastic views. Heading off the kitchen is a spacious wraparound redwood deck. The deck includes a hot tub and raised garden beds. Large stone steps lead to attractive landscaping and a newly built stone patio—a perfect place to host a BBQ or enjoy the sunset around the handcrafted stone fire pit. The fenced backyard is beautifully maintained and irrigated by an underground sprinkling system.
The Antler Ridge Ranch has an excellent set of improvements for the horse breeder, woodworker, blacksmith, metal forger, and hobbyist. The insulated barn is very well built and equipped with a large concrete pathway, wash area for horses, enclosed dog run, outdoor chicken coop, and horse stable around back. The barn has workshops for metal forging and blacksmithing, wood-working, and other projects. Along the walls is ample shelving, tool storage, a metal forging station, welding area, and big game walk-in cooler.
The property in its entirety has miles of custom split rail fencing, composing of 7 gated pastures. There are 3 sizable ponds in the pastures that can hold water through the summer months. In the central paddock is a raised riding arena with fantastic views. Currently, there are two loafing sheds with water and electric placed on the outskirts of the arena. Just below is ample hay storage with power and water run to it as well. There has been significant investment into the infrastructure of this properties paddocks.
The entire ranch is located on Red Mountain, which is in Colorado Game Management Unit 54. Just a short ride to the top of the Danni Ranch’s property line is a dead end road and easy access to the National Forest. GMU 54 elk hunting is known for producing large animals. Elk, mule deer, and black bear can be found through the ranch’s exclusive entry. Current homeowners have been successful in hunting elk with multiple 300 class bulls shot through the private ranch-only access point to National Forest.
Possessing top-notch amenities and a full-time Ranch manager, this property isn’t just maintained, but rather glowing with improvements. Fresh landscaping, planted flowers, trimmed trees, stained fences, and clean irrigation streams are all the norm. The ranch has a full-time manager tasked with irrigating hay meadows, mowing trails, saddling horses for rides, and maintaining the properties. Accessed through a gated entrance, the road meanders over a charming old metal bridge stretching across the well-known East River. Just past is the large equestrian riding arena surrounded by lush pastures for riding and grazing. A network of private walking paths follows along the river and up into the forest. Just off the main entrance road is a 1.5 acre shared pond stocked with plenty of healthy trout. Whether you’re jumping off one of the docks, floating in the canoe, or fishing for dinner, the Danni’s pond is ready for action.
“Colorado Last Great Ski Town"
For the skiers out there who enjoy a few casual laps, to the thrill-seeking professionals, Crested Butte, known as CB, is where everyone can scratch their action sport itch. The front side of the mountain offers plenty of sunshine and mellow slopes, while the back is where winter sport experts travel to test their skills in what the locals call, “The Extremes” for superb black-diamond skiing.
When it comes to après and dining, CB is packed with quality restaurants. Depending on your mood, Crested Butte has an exceptional variety of food. Whether you’re looking for a premier steakhouse, French bistro, locally-sourced cuisine, craft cocktails, or irresistible pizza, Crested Butte has it.
Just 17 miles north of the Gunnison regional airport, 10 miles south of Crested Butte and, directly off State Highway 135, Antler Ridge Ranch is easily accessible. Whether you are looking for a summer retreat with equestrian facilities and river access or, a winter getaway in what’s known as “Colorado’s last great ski town”, this is a must-see property.