There are many reasons Son Hi Ranch has only been on the market twice in the past century. Adjacent to the spectacular 235,000+ acre Flat Tops Wilderness area, this one-of-a-kind property has been called a “wildlife sanctuary” by many big game outfitters and hunters, and offers both natural and manmade features perfectly suited for all aspects of the Rocky Mountain ranch lifestyle. The turn of the century ranch was originally homesteaded by the Childress family, then owned by a long-time South Routt ranching family, then purchased by the Sonheim family in 1987. Since that time the Sonheims have enhanced its natural assets while simultaneously assembling additional outlying parcels to create the remarkable 1,046+/- contiguous acres it is today. Through the excellent stewardship of its past and present owners, the ranch can now be enjoyed in a myriad of ways, including private big game hunting, fishing, ranching, horseback riding, snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking and hiking, all within the confines of the ranch, or extending into the expansive Flat Tops Wilderness Area. The ranch has panoramic 50+ mile views of the Flat Tops, Eagles Nest, Rabbit Ears, the Steamboat Ski Area, Hahn’s Peak. Improvements on the ranch comprise a 6,269 sf ranch house, 3 guest homes, 2 cabins, 3 large steel buildings, a log barn and 2 loafing sheds. While more ranches of this beauty and size are being placed into conservation easements by their owners (which limits the use and enjoyment of owners), Son Hi Ranch is not encumbered by such an easement. The new owners will be starting with a blank canvas to paint the way of life they want for themselves and free to use and enjoy it without any such restrictions. Son Hi Ranch is a breathtaking and timeless property ready to deliver to its new owners everything a high country ranch can offer. The forested hills, wildflower meadows, clear mountain lakes and streams, resident wildlife, recreational opportunities, peaceful solitude and unrivaled vistas are ready and waiting.
Status: Active Square Feet: 6269 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 + Acres: 1046
Year built: 2002 Appliances: Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Gas Surface Unit, Double Oven, Microwave, Washer, Dryer Interior amenities: Tile Floors, Carpet, Ceiling Fan (s), Vaulted Ceiling (s), Smoke Detector, Garage Door Open, Walk In Closet Exterior amenities: Barn, Corral/Stable, Outbuildings, Rv Parking, Guest House, Lake, Stream, Water Storage Tank Pets: Yes Garage capacity: 2 Garage type: Garage Attached Lot description: Horse Allowed, Agricultural, Other Live Stock Permitte, Wooded Lot, Water Frontage, View, Rolling, Border Public Lands, National Forest Access, Public Land Access View description: Steamboat Ski Area, Mountain, Valley, Panoramic Days On Market: 269 Taxes: $6,787.16
Listing courtesy of DOUG LABOR STEAMBOAT SOTHEBY'S
It all started on the beautiful West Coast of California in the San Francisco Bay area. Colorado was always the home of my family, so - off with the sandals and on with the ski boots - the family arrived in Littleton, Colorado. In 1976, I attended CSU and then soon found myself wanting a career in the healthcare field.
After graduating from the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing and Radiologic Science, I was employed as manager of Boulder Memorial Hospital Trauma CT Unit.