Branch Ranch @Trull Creek
When thinking of the ideal smaller ranch with 200 acres (or up to 319 acres coupled with adjacent listing) this opportunity makes for a great recreational vacation property or a primary residence – just 10 miles from Downtown Steamboat Springs and the renowned Steamboat Ski resort and only 20 minutes from jet service at Yampa Valley Regional Airport. Rugged yet refined – a type rarely available, this ranch offers all amenities one could want in a property – luxury home, land, privacy, views, and wildlife – yet also has great access to Steamboat Springs’ world class dining, recreation, skiing, and year-round community events.
Land and Views
Spanning 200 pristine acres, Branch Ranch borders several well-known ranches and is located at the head of the Sleeping Giant, a historic landmark just west of the Elk River Valley. Other larger ranching neighbors include Wolf Mountain Ranch and Elk Run Ranch to the north. The ranch is in its very own private valley but rests up high with expansive views of the Steamboat Ski Area, Sleeping Giant, Hahns Peak, Sand Mountain and the surrounding mountains.
Internal views of the ranch span lush hay meadows and beautiful seasonal color changes of aspen and oak brush. A private property such as this is truly rare this close to a world class town.
With good hay production for cattle and wildlife, the current owners have a cattle and hay lease in place with a local rancher that can be extended, plus ag exemption tax benefits and range land management.
On any occasion, expect to see abundant wildlife including elk, mule deer, antelope, black bear, sharp-tailed grouse, blue grouse, cranes and multiple species of birds.
The 5-bedroom, 5289 square foot home was designed with entertaining and family in mind and has only been owned by two owners since originally constructed. It offers both a main level master suite and a junior master suite on the second level, along with large guest rooms throughout. The kitchen is well appointed with a custom island & high-end appliances and opens to a beautiful great room with a rock fireplace and an adjacent private office with natural light and a gas fireplace.
The generous sized, finished basement can ideally be purposed as a media room, bunk room, office, or exercise area, with natural light and an exterior entrance leading to the patio. The built-in wine cellar is a special and unique perk.
Whether enjoying morning coffee from the multi-aspect, expansive decks or hanging out at sunset around the firepit on the flagstone patio – all framed by flowering gardens and aspens - one will never be without endless breathtaking views overlooking the surrounding valleys and mountains.
Elevated above the main home, a large 1,800 SF barn/shop features upgraded electrical, bay doors, lean to sheds, and is ideal both for horses and hay storage.