One of Grand Countys last working ranches situated within walking distance of Granby, Colorado has been in the Murphy family for over 100 years, since 1909. 627 +/- acres has views in every direction featuring the Continental Divide, Indian Peaks Wilderness areas, Elk and Gravel Mountains, Grand Elk Golf Course, and the Sol Vista Ski area. Ranch features two homes, horse and cattle barns, numerous out buildings, separately fenced pasture options, and access to miles and miles of BLM land. Historic water rights (22.85 c.f.s. total) allow for irrigation of the hay meadows and/or present buyer with diversified development options. North edge of home meadow borders the Fraser River for approximately 700 feet. Premier hunting access, recreational options, horse and cattle operations, and haying are currently supported on the ranch. Historic LM Ranch Brand will be sold with Ranch as well.
The Ranch is located 2 miles southwest of Granby, Colorado at an elevation of 7,934 feet. 65 Miles Northwest of Denver the property sits within minutes of the Grand Elk Golf Course, SolVista ski area, Winter Park Ski Area, Lake Granby, Grand Lake, and Shadow Mountain Lakes. Excellent fly-fishing is available on the nearby Colorado River. Although commercial flights are not available at this time, the Granby airport is within a 10-minute drive from the ranch and the Kremmling Airport, which supports larger aircraft, is a 30-minute drive. Historic Hot Sulphur Springs Resort (known for its healing mineral water) is just 15 minutes away.
627 +/- acres includes one 36 +/- acre parcel, and one 5.5 +/- acre parcel separately deeded. Adjacent BLM pasture land (436 +/- acres) on southeast corner of ranch has been allotted by lease during June to the ranch for managing its cow calf herd for the past 50+ years. Lease is available by application on a year-to-year annual renewal basis. Senior and exclusive water rights exist for the 4-mile Mueller Ditch, which meanders through the ranch to use for irrigation. Water rights of 22.85 c.f.s (Mueller Creek, Fraser River, and Rockwell Creek) will be sold intact with the property.
Main Ranch House: Built in 1980 main home sits on 36+/- acre parcel (2.4 acres carved out by survey). Three bedrooms, 2.5 baths consists of 2,220 heated square footage with a total of 4,004 square footage that includes a full basement and 2 car garage. Home is tastefully appointed and in impeccable condition. 624 square foot bonus room above garage was added in 1988. Separate deck entrance and bath give room many uses from a master suite to a custom office or recreation gym room. Electric baseboard heat serves the home as backup to an upper level Vermont Castings Stove, and an Earth Stove on the main floor. Back deck off main level overlooks home meadow, Fraser River, Continental Divide, and the town of Granby.
Original Historic Ranch House: Built in 1898, home sits on 585 +/- acres and is currently rented on a month-to-month basis to the ranch caretaker. Three bedrooms, one bath with 1,169 heated square feet and a total of 1,297 square feet heated by wood burning stove.
WATER RIGHTS & RESOURCES
Historic rights and consumptive use records have been recorded for 22.85 cfs of water rights, which will be sold with property. Full water details available to qualified buyers.
Three wells are in on property: one at main house, one at corrals, and one at the original ranch house. Additionally, several hand dug wells and springs exist throughout the property.
11 acre feet of water for a holding reservoir is located on south edge of property.
Approximately 1,900 Feet of Fraser River borders north edge of ranch adjacent to the home meadow.
SALE INCLUSIONS IN ADDITION TO PROPERTY AND WATER RIGHTS
LM Ranch Brand
Some furnishing in home will remain with the property and will be identified to qualified buyers
All tools, miscellaneous equipment in Sheds and Barns
Lawn mower, home appliances,
WILDLIFE AND RECREATION
Fabulous horseback riding opportunities exist in all directions of the Ranch. Varied and diversified pasture sections would allow for staging breeding stock and implementing successful horse herd management plans. Excellent hunting exists on ranch and access to miles of BLM land available. Trophy elk, deer, bear, mountain lion, antelope frequent the ranch. Additionally duck and goose hunting is available on the 11-acre feet water reservoir located on the south end of the property. Colorado River is nearby and affords excellent fly-fishing.
Current Taxes for year ending 2014:
$1065.52 for the 585.269 acre parcel
$632.56 for the 35.96 acre parcel
$3.48 for the 5.53 acre parcel
Any mineral rights will be conveyed from seller to new buyer at closing.?