Flowing Waters Ranch is a recreational paradise situated on 108.03 prime acres in the south valley of Steamboat Springs. Owners have access to approximately 2,000 feet of private fishing on 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, multi-generational property offering not one, but two luxury residences- each with detached guest/caretaker homes! The Ranch also includes a premier 12,400 +/- square foot 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 purchase an acreage property & location that is less than six miles from a world-class ski area, and where you can reap the benefits of a ranch lifestyle that is just minutes from downtown, golf, snowmobiling & so much 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 is home to.
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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 towards the west. Step inside this newly renovated 5BD/5BA 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.
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Bright, open & spacious is the West Residence with its main living areas spread comfortably on a single level, flooded with abundant natural light, cascading in from its east-facing windows. The kitchen is vivid with its wall of picturesque glass that reveals grassland, valley & ski mountain views. If you believe the kitchen is the heart of the home, then this the kitchen and home for you! With the 7.5’ Jade Commercial grade range, you can do it all with the pizza oven, griddle, double oven and gas grill which makes everyone feel like they are a chef! The 6’ x 6’ butcher block island provides ample space for prep and serving, with seats for three- and if you look closely at the Lazy Susan- it’s words to live by! The spacious dining area can seat a cast and the efficient pellet stove in the living room creates a central & toasty setting for all those who gather round. When some solitude is needed, the masters of the house can depart to their wing of the home where they can revel in their roomy master suite. A three-sided gas-log fireplace casts its warmth and glow upon the bedroom and attached sitting room. The master bathroom showcases his & her vanities, two walk-in closets, as well as a pedestal bathtub and shower.
Another bedroom is located on the main level at the opposite end, with two additional bedrooms located on the upper level. The den is a great office, library and sitting room where you can work, settle in with a book in front of the fireplace or watch a different t.v. show from the main room. A rare find in other homes, is the indoor-outdoor room off of the kitchen which lets the outside in with its screen enclosures. Cool evenings can be enjoyed with the fireplace and casual dinners pest-free. Flowing Waters Ranch-West offers an abundance of fun and recreation inside and out. For a great movie or sports event experience, take a chair in the home theatre with tiered seating. Your own private, indoor pool can provide plenty of exercise and amusement for all ages! The property dons two hot tubs; each capable of rejuvenating after a day of skiing or riding. The outdoor hot tub is perfect for those winter soaks when large snowflakes are free-falling from the sky; as well as for spring soaks where you can get out and dry yourself by the custom fire-pit. As for those times when you want to avoid the outdoor elements- the indoor hot tub located in the pool area is the answer and just steps away from the bar!
This residence has seen several improvements in the past year or more- both inside and out. Creative design emanates with the extensive professional landscaping including the intricate flagstone patio and walk-way which wraps-around the home to a private courtyard with water feature.
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Both residences feature a three-car garage attached to the home providing direct access inside. Additionally, both residences have detached guest/caretaker homes; the West residence is composed of a one bedroom, one bath, kitchen & living area; whereas the East residence has a two bedroom, one bath with kitchen & living area. These guest quarters have their own attached garages; the East has a one-car and the West has a tandem, two-car. Besides this nine-car garage storage, the East 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. Surplus covered RV parking could be available at the West equestrian center, as well as uncovered parking at both East & West. 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, McKinnis Creek and Oak 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 2,000 feet of the Yampa River. 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 grass hay meadows are irrigated through ditch water rights on the West.
The equestrian facility is outstanding with approximately 12,400 s.f. of prime equine space which houses an incredible 8400 +/- s.f. indoor riding arena. This colossal chamber provides year-round activity for personal or leasing opportunities. Along with the arena, the balance of the 4000+/- includes a heated viewing room- which has the feel of an old-time saloon with a complete wet bar and seating for those wanting to observe horseback riding sessions or to just enjoy a drink and relax. The barn currently houses six stalls with room for more, tack storage and a half bath. Depending on needs, there is space to park additional vehicles if desired. When it’s time to let the horses roam and graze, there is fencing and cross-fencing to manage the team and keep them content in the lush, irrigated grass hay meadows.
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 one 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!
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.