Water, water, water! River, creek, ponds- this property has it all! Flowing Waters Ranch is a fly-fisherman’s paradise located in the majestic south valley of Steamboat Springs. Rarely does a property become available with private entry to the Yampa River- one of the last free-flowing rivers in the western US. This section of river realized significant improvements to create one of the best fly-fishing stretches in the state. Owners have access to approximately 1,760+ feet of exclusive frontage on the east and west banks. This oasis is rich with an abundance of water features and water rights. Two stocked & aerated ponds deliver recreation including swimming, paddleboarding and bait fishing to your hearts content. McKinnis Creek winds through the property exiting to the Yampa River. The creek offers the opportunity to develop yet another stretch of private dry fly-fishing. This estate spans 55.52 acres and boasts a beautifully renovated 9194 s.f. main residence with 3-car garage and detached caretaker and one-car garage. The main residence defines the line between stateliness and comfort, featuring five spacious bedrooms, seven baths and living space so inviting that everyone wants to gather! Step inside the home and you are drawn to the great room with its floor-to-ceiling fireplace and moving wall system that brings the outside in. The detached 2BD/1BA caretaker sits atop a 1,600 s.f. garage which offers room for two more vehicles, power toys and a workshop. Parking recreational vehicles is not a problem as there is not a homeowners association affiliated with this property. If you value convenience and location, Flowing Waters Ranch is six miles from world-class skiing at Steamboat Ski Resort, within five minutes from two of three championship golf courses, and approximately 10-minutes to downtown Steamboat. Adventure 20 minutes away to Rabbit Ears Pass or Stagecoach Reservoir State Park to engage in bountiful hiking, biking, boating, snowmobiling, camping and fishing activities. The ranch is a 40-minute drive to the Hayden Regional Airport and a 90-minute drive to Vail & Beaver Creek.
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 is home to.
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The 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 towards the west. Step inside this newly renovated 5BD/7BA home and you are drawn to the moving glass wall system in the Great Room which brings the outside in! The newly enlarged deck has low maintenance features and is perfectly appointed to allow the entertainment to drift inside and out, and is complimented with its new, custom built-in Diamondback grill station. The updated country kitchen features a generous chipped-edged, caressed granite countertop and a spacious 7’ x 5’ butcher block island. A beautiful pantry with Dutch door, two Bosch dishwashers and an elaborate Bosch built-in coffee machine are a few highlights for one of everyone’s favorite places in the house! There is excellent flow through the open main living areas and attains ideal entertaining. Perfect ambiance is established in many places of Flowing Waters Ranch due to numerous supplemental fireplaces- and there is even one in the robust kitchen! The master suite located on the main level is the ultimate retreat. It will be hard not to burrow away in this sanctuary with its sleek see-thru gas fireplace. Its row of dancing flames over a bed of glowing, under-lit crushed glass is enamoring, to say the least. As dynamic as the master bedroom and sitting room are; the spa-like master bath is one to succumb to. The BubbleMassage™ air bath delivers a one-of-a-kind hydromassage encounter, with a heated surface which warms your back and neck and has adjustable temperature settings. The spacious shower can supply whatever one needs on a given day to rejuvenate whether it is steam, mist, a waterfall experience or simply standing under the rain- this shower delivers! A spacious lower level features plenty of natural lighting with a walk-out entry to the patio and hot tub. It’s an ideal recreation area with custom bar, game-room, family and large exercise rooms. The bedroom on this level is an over-sized suite and could be the ultimate bunkroom. Three additional bedrooms and baths occupy the upper level of this home.
The residence features a three-car garage attached to the home providing direct access inside. Additionally, adjacent from the main house lies the detached guest/caretaker home which sports a 2BD/1BA with kitchen & living area floor plan. These guest quarters have their own one-car attached garage. Storage isn't a problem as the property has a lower level 1600 s.f. barn where there is room for a workshop and flexibility with parking an additional two vehicles, along with ATV’s and other toys for the ranch. This property can park all of the RV's, boats, snowmobiles and ATV's an owner wants- no homeowner's association to deal with!
The Ranch features live water from the Yampa River and McKinnis Creek. Water rights are coveted in Colorado and across the western United States. Significant riparian improvements for a better fish habitat have been developed creating both a serene and prolific fishing experience with private access from Flowing Waters Ranch to approximately 1,760+ feet of the Yampa River. Flowing Waters Ranch has various water rights associated with this property that will be transferred appropriately in the sale. Through these water rights, the levels in the ponds can be maintained for recreation, fish & wildlife propagation, as well as for aesthetics.
In 2017, the Seller engaged Flywater River Consultants & Constructors from the Fort Collins area to investigate developing 1500 feet of McKinnis Creek. Flywater has a successful and rich history of experience working with land owners and Colorado watersheds to improve streams, fisheries and the angling experience while enhancing personal property and protecting ecological assets. The proposed improvements would create a recreational fishery on McKinnis Creek, allow for overwintering habitat & sustainability of the fishery along with other benefits. Any such improvement would be contingent upon the Army Corps of Engineer requirements and approvals. A copy of the McKinnis Creek Habitat Improvement Project is available upon request.
Steamboat Springs, CO - A town where more winter Olympians have been produced than any other city in North America. Not only trademarked registered Ski Town USA®, Steamboat is also Bike Town USA®. This speaks to the active and healthy lifestyle enjoyed by all that live, work, play and visit the beautiful Yampa Valley. It is home to numerous natural hot springs located throughout the area, and is where excitement and relaxation come together in perfect harmony. Flowing Waters Ranch is amidst all of the best activities Steamboat has to offer, and is unmatched in local conveniences. In less than ten minutes, you can be skiing Champagne Powder at Steamboat Resort; playing golf at two of three championship level courses or enjoying shopping, dining and nightlife in historical downtown Steamboat Springs. In 30 minutes or less you can be hiking, biking or snowmobiling in National Forest!
Steamboat Springs and Routt County are known as 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 just want to learn any of the above- there isn’t a better place! And living at Flowing Waters Ranch provides many of those experiences right outside your door!
As full-service brokers, Marci, Tom & Zach have the marketing proficiency & know-how to list a seller’s asset as well as the market knowledge to help buyers achieve their real estate investment. Their knowledge of handling both facets of the business has given them an edge on strong negotiating skills which they bring to every transaction. A significant distinction is Tom’s expertise as a general contractor and Marci’s design skills, which adds to the wealth of their connections & experience and has proven beneficial to both sellers and buyers. They feel privileged to have ownership in Colorado Group Realty – a locally owned real estate brokerage that is affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World – and the network that sells more properties globally than any other! Additionally, with this local connection, they take great pride with their company being the first Steamboat real estate company to form a non-profit, the Colorado Group Charitable Foundation, whereby with every transaction they make a donation and the proceeds are distributed to non-profit organizations throughout Routt County.
The Valicenti's enjoy being leaders in the real estate community and keeping abreast of real estate developments. They believe it is important to volunteer and give back to the place that they call home and have been active in various capacities for the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs, CGR Charitable Foundation, United Way, Casey's Pond, Young Professionals, Steamboat Tennis Association, Steamboat Springs School District and Old Town Hot Springs. They enjoy the variety of activities that Steamboat has developed over the years. Tom and Marci enjoy golfing, biking, tennis/pickleball, snowshoeing; Zach enjoys all of that & more including camping and hiking. Zach & Tom are avid skiers; sadly, Marci is not skilled in that arena!
The Valicenti’s value the real estate relationships that they make. Knowing that there are many brokers from which to choose, they believe in providing the best client service possible. Having realized their own goal of living and investing in Steamboat, it gives them great satisfaction to help someone else grasp the same dream. They welcome the opportunity to discuss and/or represent you with your real estate interests and are happy to provide references.