Located between the town of Crawford and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison the ranch features 232 acres, a 4000 sq. ft. custom home, a large shop building, horse barn, caretakers home and water rights. The variety of habitat on the ranch provides water, food and cover for a variety of wildlife even in drought years. Mule Deer, Elk and Turkey are common sights on the ranch along with many small animal species and birds. The area is rural but not isolated as there is a grocery store a short drive away in Hotchkiss and the towns of Delta and Montrose are within about an hours drive. The Montose airport is served by Delta and United and the Airport at Grand Junction 75 miles away has more options for air travel.
The 4000 sq. ft., owners home features an open floor plan with the great room, kitchen and dining are being graced by a wall of windows looking East and South to the views of the West Elk Mountains and Grand Mesa. The room features hardwood floors, a vaulted ceiling and wood burning stove. The kitchen was remodeled in 2016 and has granite counter tops, an island and two breakfast bars. The appliances are all GE and include a 5 burner cooktop with grill and downdraft vent, large refrigerator freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Although there is a generous amount of storage in the Cherry wood cabinets there is also and 11' X 5' pantry.
The Master bedroom is 13'10 X 18'9 and features a 7' X 18'9 walk in closet, a large bathroom with soaking tub, shower and two sinks, a separate water closet, skylights and views of the West Elk Mountains along with a door to an outside patio.
Also located on the main level is a large office/den/library room with built in shelves, a laundry room and a mud room, attached oversized 2 car garage.
The lower level features two nice sized bedrooms each with a door to the lower patio area, a family room, full bath, sauna, a non conforming bedroom and 2 storage rooms.
There is a large deck and several concrete patios outside allowing for multiple uses.
Water for both homes is provided by 7 shares of Fruitland Mesa water and there are two wells for lawn and outdoor watering.
The caretakers home is a nice one bedroom one bath home with attached garage located near the front gate of the property.
There are approximately 134 acres that are irrigated by 5040 shares of Gould Canal water that typically produce about 600 ton of Alfalfa/Broome hay and provide winter pasture for cattle and sheep. The irrigation is done with gated pipe and wheel line sprinklers. With some of the property being timbered with Pinion Pine, Cottonwood and Juniper trees there are also 4 or 5 ponds on the property for livestock water. The property is fenced and cross fenced allowing for easy management of the resources. The diversity of the land with the crop fields, water and cover provide enough wildlife habitat that it is leased to a local outfitter for big game hunting.
Most of the acreage is protected from future development by a conservation easement making this an ideal property to be a family legacy.
Also on the ranch is a large insulated shop which is divided into 2 rooms one that has a wood burning stove in it to keep the winter chill off. There is a horse barn for the equestrian owner and a twenty thousand gallon cistern for peace of mind in time of short water supplies.
Besides the recreation opportunities on the ranch of hunting ATV riding and Snowmobiling the area has much to offer. BLM land is within 1 mile and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison national Monument is only about six miles for hunting, fishing hiking, wildlife viewing camping and just enjoying the outdoors. Grand Mesa with a multitude of lakes and creeks and thousands of acres of National Forest land is nearby.
Winter recreation in the form of skiing, snowmobiling, snow shoeing and cross country skiing are all close enough to be a day trip event.
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