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Outstanding Horse Ranch in the Mountains For Sale in Montrose, CO

$ 1,319,000
35679 Highway 550,
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  • Updated On:
  • May 25, 2021
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 45.9 Acres

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Outstanding Horse Ranch in the Mountains For Sale in Montrose, CO

Impressive multi-use property, located almost exactly mid-way between Montrose and Ridgway. The land parcel is 46 +/- acres, with 38 acres of some of the finest hay ground in the area. This is irrigated from the Homestretch Ditch, which pulls water from the Uncompahgre River. This deeded water right is deeded and significant. Cost is only your share of the annual maintenance of the ditch.

The back portions of the property now connect directly to the 4000 +/- acre Pinion Ridge BLM parcel which sits to the west of the Ridgway Reservoir. An ATV trail takes you to your own hunting mecca! Structures include a 2086 sf home with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and an office on one level.

This custom home was built to feature an open floorplan, and allows private guest quarters off the south side because it has its own entrance and bath. There is a spacious great room that connects to the open kitchen and dining room, and opens onto the south patio. The master has south facing windows to highlight the views and a master bath with walk-in tiled shower. The home has been thoroughly redone, with granite countertops, rich, high quality custom cabinets, tiled walk in shower in master, new carpet, paint and drywall. Even the siding, heating system and insulation were redone! It shows like new.

Not far from the main home is a working shop building, which has multiple covered storage areas, and approximately 2400 square feet inside. The south half is mostly workshop, with entry doors and a full slab. The north half, which opens to the paddocks, chutes and stalls outside was originally an elk working area. It has a sand/gravel floor. On the west side are two additional rooms–one would likely be a perfect vet/operations office, and the other a bunkhouse-with its own bathroom facilities, including a shower.

One of the most ‘catchy’ aspects is its custom show-barn, which is designed to be a smaller version of the much loved barn at the Double Shoe. The wood was brought from North Carolina and there are 4 stalls, well designed work and storage areas and wash areas with hot/cold water. On the upper land parcel is an incredible riding arena–workshop– storage building that is 70×120–8400 square feet! Two thirds of this is walled off as an indoor arena. This building has soaring ceilings, is fully insulated and has multiple overhead doors. It has an infrared heating system installed in the rafters above. The remaining third is designed for large vehicle storage and additional work space. It has its own bathroom facilities too-even a shower.


The most important feature of this property is the 46 +/- acres of land, which are easily accessed off of 550, the main road from Montrose to Ouray, Ridgway and Telluride. Fields were completely reworked a few years back and a quality irrigation system was installed to efficiently water the quality hay fields. Hay was designed to be a custom mixture of alfalfa timothy and orchard grass. These hay meadows are fenced into large, easily worked pastures with good access.

Because the property was designed to be an elk ranch, fences are high tensile wire that is 8 feet high-which now keeps the deer and elk out rather than in! The property has been reconfigured and surveyed to provide direct access into BLM-public lands. So you can now hike and ride directly into 4000 acres of playground with the San Juans as your backdrop. Airport facilities are just 20 minutes away in Montrose and further north in Grand Junction, skiing is one hour away at Telluride, hot spring await in Ridgway and Ouray, the hunting, ATV and jeeping opportunities in the area are unmatched, and numerous excellent shopping and dining establishments are just minutes away-no matter which way you go there’s something special to do. This is a place to gather your family, friends, and work colleagues.



Address: 35679 Highway 550
State/County: ,
Zip: 81403
Country: United States
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Property Id : 7811
Price: $ 1,319,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Listing Number: 05056-60170
Property Size (AC): 45.9
Outstanding Horse Ranch in the Mountains For Sale in Montrose, CO

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