Flowing Waters Ranch

For Sale $13,000,000

11 Bedrooms    10 Full Baths, 2 Half-Baths    17, 232 total Sq Ft   111.14 acres   MLS#: 6950693  

Flowing Waters Ranch is a unique family compound situated on 111 prime acres with the energy of one of the few free-flowing rivers Flowing Waters Ranch is a recreational paradise situated on approximately 111 prime acres in the south valley of Steamboat Springs. Owners have access to approximately ¾ mile of the Yampa River, which is one of the few free-flowing rivers in the western United States and delivers some of the best fly fishing in the State of Colorado. It traverses its way through the heartland of this property where east meets west and reveals a unique, multigenerational property offering not one, but two luxury residences- each with detached caretakers units! The Ranch also includes a premier equestrian facility with an indoor riding arena. Various water rights are included with this property. Both residences have experienced substantial cosmetic renovation in the past year or more, enhancing the farmhouse and/or mountain contemporary themes of the homes. This is an extremely rare opportunity to get a property & location that is less than six miles from the ski area. Rarely does a location like this become available to purchase where one can live a ranch lifestyle that is just minutes from downtown, skiing, golf, snowmobiling & more!

Steamboat Springs, Colorado- A western-hospitable town where it’s all about lifestyle and more Winter Olympians have been produced than any other city in North America. It’s where Flowing Waters Ranch calls home.

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East Residence

The East Residence is highlighted by a wealth of water features from its two ponds, to McKinnis Creek that flows through, as well as the Yampa River. Stepping inside this 5BD/5BA home you are greeted by a more traditional floorplan- but an equally satisfying one. The kitchen features a generous 2m x 1.5m butcher block island which is a great gathering point as well as prep area. Depending on the occasion, will determine the setting for the meal. Smaller and casual seatings are accommodated at the breakfast table, while more formal meals can be shared in the dining room. A deck is appointed off of the kitchen and living room and allows for entertainment to flow inside and out. The main level master suite is a perfect retreat offering its own cozy sitting area with gas-log stove. When it’s time for work or study, head to the office located off of the entry- but if it’s time to play, take in a good game of ping-pong in the family room on the lower walk-out level. The bedroom on this level is over-sized and ideal as a bunkroom, although there are three additional on the upper level to choose from, as well as spaces for hobbies and exercise.

West Residence

Bright, open & spacious – the 4BD/3BA West Residence is perfectly suited to host or to be a sanctuary for spacious privacy. The main living areas are spread comfortably on a single level flooded with natural light from the east-facing windows, centered around the admirably equipped commercial-grade kitchen. From midnight snacks to gourmet meals, any chef will feel at ease with only the finest tools at their disposal. The 2m x 2m island provides ample space for prep and serving, and if you look closely at the Lazy Susan, it says it all. The master and first guest bedrooms are located on opposite wings of the main level, while the remaining two bedrooms share a secluded upper with the home theater. Exercise, play and relax in the lap pool and hot tub in any weather as it is protected from the elements and touts an uninterrupted view of the Steamboat Ski Area and surrounding mountains to the east. The windows on the eastern and southern walls fill the house with warm, natural light. When the Rocky Mountain air takes chill, gather around one of the four fireplaces and enjoy the warm glow and soothing crackle after a day of adventure and fun. The West residence also realizes benefits of live water as Oak Creek meanders through the acreage.

Garages & Guest Houses

Both residences feature a three-car garage attached to the home providing direct access inside. Additionally, both residences have detached guest homes which are comprised of one bedroom, bath, kitchen & living area. The guest quarters has their own attached garage. Besides this eight-car garage storage, there is additional covered parking available on the property as well as uncovered space if desired. This property can park RV's, boats, snowmobiles and ATV's - no homeowner's association to deal with!

Water Rights

Water rights are coveted in Colorado and across the western United States. Flowing Waters Ranch has various water rights associated with this property that will be transferred appropriately in the sale. Domestic water privileges exist for both East & West residences. Additionally, through other water rights, the East property is able to maintain the levels in the ponds for recreation, fish & wildlife propagation, as well as for aesthetics. The lush hay meadows are irrigated through ditch water rights on the West.

Premier Equestrian Facility

The 400 square meter barn includes a remarkable 37m x 23m indoor riding arena providing an immense space for year-round activity for personal or leasing opportunities. The heated viewing room has the feel of an old-time saloon, complete with a full wet bar and plenty of seating. Stop in between sessions to enjoy a cool drink, or sit back, relax and enjoy the show – there’s a window behind the bar giving an unobstructed view of the indoor arena! The barn currently houses six stalls with the opportunity for more, tack and feed room, an [ADA] half bath and plenty of space to park additional vehicles. When it’s time to let the horses roam and graze, the western side of the property is fenced and cross-fenced to manage the herd and keep them among the lush hay meadows.

Recreational Paradise

Steamboat Springs is a recreational paradise and it’s a lifestyle that is contagious. It’s a place where music and the arts are supported. If you love to ski, bike, snowshoe, hike, skate ski, ice skate, play hockey, golf, swim, kayak, fish, ice fish, water ski, cross-country ski, horseback ride, snowmobile or ATV ride - or want to learn, there isn’t a better place! And living at Flowing Waters Ranch provides many of those experiences right outside your door and for what it doesn’t, you are within minutes thereof.

Heating Options

Flowing Waters Ranch offers a full menu of heating options in both the East & West residences. East: A forced air furnace is installed throughout the home; however, the home has alternative heat sources which create different atmospheres as well as compliment the forced air system. The living room fireplace creates a toasty setting with its significant heat production. A charming red stove sits across from the island and breakfast area with its mesmerizing heat that makes you want to linger over that first cup of coffee in the morning. And when it’s time to escape to the master suite for some quiet time and curl up with a good book in your private sitting area, it is all the more satisfying due to the ambiance of the gas-log stove.
West: Radiant in-floor heat provides a clean and consistent heat source at the west ranch. A convenient and efficient pellet stove is located therein the main family room creating a toasty ambiance for all that gather. The spacious study is home to custom cabinetry where work just became a bit more enjoyable as you become absorbed with the colorful flames in the wood burning fireplace. The master suite is made cozy by the light and extra warmth of gas-log fireplace.

A Community of Safety

Safety is a valued aspect of the lifestyle residents of Steamboat Springs enjoy, where acts of major crime are almost non-existent. Protection is not only provided by the local police force, the town is also served by the Routt County Sheriff and Colorado State Troopers. When it comes to protecting and caring for your local investment, property managers can perform walk-throughs, scheduled check-ins, regular maintenance – most anything your property will need to stay in top condition and retain its value. Both East and West residences have a security system that can be monitored by local security companies, so you can be sure that your property is safe whether you are there or not.

Education in Steamboat Springs

Education is prominent in Steamboat, ranking 9th overall out of 179 public school districts across the State - 2nd for sport programs, 3rd for extra curricular activities, and 7th for academics. In order to ensure the district maintains this exceptional level of education, Steamboat Springs taxpayers have twice voted to approve & extend a 0.5% sales tax for the benefit of the city public schools. Even with our pleasantly low property tax rates, they provide a major portion of funding for the school district. In 2011, 43% of the collected property taxes were allocated for use in the schools.

Catamount Ranch & Club

Catamount Golf Course is a par 72 championship course of 7,088 yards that was designed by Tom Weiskopf. The 532 acre private lake allows members to partake in various water activities. The lake facility includes an on-site restaurant, fitness center, pool, hot tub, tennis and Outfitter’s Center. Some of the best fly fishing in the State includes “Members Only” access to the headwaters and tail waters of Lake Catamount and guided fly fishing trips on sections of the upper Yampa River. Wintertime activities include Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and Fat Biking at Lake Catamount on nearly 30k of groomed trails.

Tom & Marci Valicenti

Tom & Marci began investing in Steamboat real estate in 1986 and ended up moving their family here in 1991 to make it a permanent home. With over 40 years of combined experience helping Buyers and Sellers, they know how to locate the best properties or each individual client and negotiate the best deals. It's their job to know the latest market conditions, government regulations, and upcoming regulations - that way you don't have to! Knowing there are many brokers from which to choose, they strive to provide the best services possible and help you achieve your personal real estate goals.


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