Tow Creek Ranch is located just 13 miles from downtown Steamboat Springs directly off Highway 40. TCR offers +/- 2,160 unencumbered acres of varied terrain including lush meadows, dark timber stands, mountains and valleys. Homesteaded in 1906, this third-generation ranch is being listed on the market for the first time in its history. No conservation easement exists on the land. Ranch boasts miles of established access roads that connect valleys and ridge tops to allow for ranching, hunting, recreation and exploration. Within the property there are multiple building sites that open up to exceptional views of the ski mountain. The current home was built in 2006. The efficient and unpretentious, architect-designed building has polished finishes, three bedrooms with 2.5 baths, 2 car garage, mud room and has been kept in immaculate condition. A 40x60 Morton building is finished with electricity, and is equipped for storage, workshop and hunting operations. A second Morton building is used for hay storage. The property is perimeter fenced off from surrounding ranch parcels almost entirely with high tensile fencing to encourage healthy migration of deer, elk and other wildlife. An unfenced section of the ranch (approx. 1 mile) borders 640 acres of State Land, which is currently leased by Tow Creek Ranch with ag and recreational leases. Over the past twenty years the owners have worked with the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Colorado State University and the USDA to restore lands, which had been badly overgrazed. In 2011 they received Landowner of the Year Award for their efforts. Improvements included restoring streams, logging downed trees for fire safety and bringing back meadows that had gone to weed. Most recently completed was the bee pollinator garden. The result is a healthy ecosystem that attracts and supports a variety of wildlife and plant species. Partial mineral rights are included with the property. Notably, the ranch was the site of one of the first oil wells drilled in Routt County. This is a unique opportunity to own a sustainable ranch that allows for multiple activities including haying, sheep grazing and hunting and just plain fun! A short drive to the town of Steamboat Springs on paved highway, this ranch feels like the wild west awaiting discovery. see website at.....http://towcreekranch.com/
Lot description: Horses Allowed, Agricultural, Other Live Stock, Wooded Lot, Cleared Lot, View, Rolling, Steep, Borders Public Lands, Public Land Access View description: Steamboat Ski Area, Mountain, Valley, Panoramic Days On Market: 117
Listing courtesy of SUSAN ROSS SUSAN ROSS REAL ESTATE
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.