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Saddle Mountain Ranch - New Listing

$5,250,000
Conifer, Colorado

Nestled in the foothills of Conifer, Colorado just 40 miles southwest of Denver and a few short miles to Evergreen, rests an exquisite family retreat surrounded by 338± acres of land known as Saddle Mountain Ranch. Soaring at 9,482 feet above sea level, Riley Peak with its distinctive saddle formation serves not only as a namesake for the ranch, but is a visible and well-known landmark of the property.

Dotted with blue spruce, pine, fir and aspen trees, Saddle Mountain Ranch affords the lifestyle of a true mountain community, yet is ideally located near U.S. Route 285 for easy access to ski resorts and big city attractions. The property’s close proximity to major highways provides a quick 45-minute commuter opportunity to Denver.

Residents enjoy a number of outdoor recreational amenities right outside their front door, including mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, snow shoeing, sledding and more. The charming mountain town of Conifer offers a tight-knit community known for signature events like the popular Elevation Celebration and annual Christmas Parade.

Recognized as an ideal place to live, raise a family, work, and enjoy the outdoors, Conifer offers a great quality of life in an unbeatable location, with top rated schools like Conifer Senior High School – ranked 16th best in Colorado by U.S. News and World Report.

Saddle Mountain Ranch and its 338± acres of pristine Rocky Mountain wildlife is versatile, and equally suited for use as a private family compound, mountain getaway, or comfortable sporting retreat. Owned within the same family for generations, no part of the ranch has ever been on market since 1948.

Colisted with LIV Sotheby's International Realty (DTC).

Location: 

Located along U.S. Route 285, Conifer is recognized as a charming mountain destination in North Central Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountain Front Range. Conifer is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County and considered part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Metro Area.

AIRPORTS
Denver International Airport, located 60 miles northeast of Saddle Mountain Ranch, is the 18th-busiest airport in the world and the 6th-busiest airport in the United States. With 58.3 million passengers traveling through the airport each year, DEN is one of the busiest airline hubs in the world’s largest aviation market. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $26 billion for the region annually.

The Meyer Ranch Airport-5CO6 in Conifer is a small airport accommodating private charter aircraft, located just under nine miles from Saddle Mountain Ranch. With a maximum runway length of 2,500, it demands a smaller aircraft, such as a single engine piston or high-performance turboprop.

Centennial Airport is a public use airport owned by the Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority in the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area and is an hour outside of Conifer.

Acreage: 

338± deeded acres

Improvements: 

Ideally situated on 338± pristine acres in sought-after Conifer, Colorado rests this lovingly maintained brick traditional ranch with 7,706 square feet of living and entertaining space boasting extraordinary Rocky Mountain views. Built to take advantage of the rugged natural beauty that surrounds it, Saddle Mountain Ranch affords a peaceful place to live, work, and play.

Private and secluded, the six bedroom, five bathroom home is nestled atop a hill featuring Colorado blue spruce and native pine trees offering forested trails that go on for miles. A porte-cochère welcomes guests at the front drive. Step inside to find soaring, beamed and vaulted ceilings met by an abundance of natural light. The warm and inviting great room is ideal for hosting family and friends at the holidays with floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace, gorgeous hardwood floors, custom built-ins, and a wall of picture windows framing scenic panoramic views. The home has a 30kw propane powered generator capable of powering the entire home and shop in the event of power outage.

Gracious chef’s kitchen is open to the living area and comes well-appointed with classic white cabinetry, ample countertops, hidden fridge, and expansive double islands with breakfast bar seating. A breakfast nook adjacent to the kitchen is perfect for morning coffee, while the open, airy dining space can be filled with over 16 guests comfortably – perfect for large family gatherings, and making memories around the dinner table. A separate dining area conveniently opens to the nearby patio for effortless indoor/outdoor entertaining. Step outside onto the covered terrace and admire the sweeping, nature-filled views.

The versatile, lower level walk-out game room and home theater is sure to please, complete with stone fireplace, fully equipped kitchenette, and an abundance of space to make it your own. Retreat to the warm and inviting master suite which includes a sitting area with bay window, and ensuite bath featuring dual sinks, jetted tub, separate glass shower, and oversized walk-in closet. Additional private guest bedrooms are equally comfortable.

Perfect for a personal residence, vacation retreat, or parcel to build upon. Few homesites compare to the acreage and natural beauty of Saddle Mountain Ranch, with prime access to mountain parks and recreation.

Climate: 

Conifer gets 15.4 inches of rainfall per year, lower than the US average of 39, and has an average annual snowfall of 60.3 inches. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 53. On average, there are 255 sunny days per year. The July average high is around 78 degrees, while the January average high is 38 degrees.

Wildlife Resources: 

The Pike National Forest, which runs right through town, provides a home for deer, elk, foxes, birds and rabbits. In the spring and summer, seasonal wildflowers carpet Conifer’s hills. The city also maintains multiple parks.

Fishery Resources: 

A wide range of fishing resources are available in the Conifer area, most of which are centered around the cluster of lakes and ponds between Conifer and Boulder. A Colorado fishing license is required to fish around Conifer. Notable fishing areas include Evergreen Lake, Chatfield Lake, Johnson Reservoir, and Bear Creek Lake.

Recreational Considerations: 

Located a short drive from world-class ski resorts, it is no wonder people choose to live and vacation in beautiful Conifer, Colorado. There are a dozen ski resorts within a one to two hour’s drive from the property including Breckenridge Ski Resort, Copper Mountain, Loveland Ski Area, Keystone Resort, Vail Ski Resort, Beaver Creek Ski Area, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, and more.

History: 

Conifer is steeped in a rich local history dating back to American Indians. The Arapahoe, Ute, and Cheyenne tribes hunted in the area, while trappers, merchants, ranchers, and miners later populated the idyllic mountain town.

Additional Information: 

ELEVATION
Conifer sits at an elevation of 8,277 feet at the base of the foothills.

AREA ATTRACTIONS
Area attractions include Pike National Forest, Staunton State Park (a 19th century homestead turned state park), Meyer Ranch Park for aspen hikes in the fall, Maxwell Falls Lower Trail boasting a scenic waterfall trail, and others local parks including Flying J Ranch Park Trailhead, Hobbs Peak Park, and Legault Mountain.

For those eager to learn about the history of the town, there is a Conifer Historical Society and Museum hosting a variety of tours, events, and educational opportunities.

There are approximately 10-plus local restaurants in the vicinity, like the popular Aspen Perk Café, Cabin Creek Smokehouse BBQ, and Brooks Place Tavern, in addition to the many eateries and shops in nearby Evergreen, Pine, Morrison, and greater Denver area.

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre is a short 30-minute drive from Saddle Mountain Ranch, affording scenic views and hikes among the rock structure, and serving as a popular concert and movie venue year-round. It is comprised of 738 total acres of deer, dinosaurs, pines, prairie, geological wonders, and spectacular vistas. At 6,450 feet above sea level, Red Rocks Park is a unique transitional zone where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains. The diverse environment allows visitors to see plants, birds and animals of both regions. Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a geological phenomenon – the only naturally-occurring, acoustically perfect Amphitheatre in the world. From Sting and The Beatles, to opera stars and U2, every artist aspires to play on this magical, spiritual and emotional stage. Red Rocks offers a variety of recreation options from guided tours, hiking, biking, shopping, dining, and a summer concert series.

Broker Comments: 

Own a piece of Colorado history and create a legacy of a life well lived. At Saddle Mountain Ranch, you’ll live large on the side of a mountain, with the peace and tranquility of being surrounded by 338± forested acres of Rocky Mountain landscape.

The Facts: 
  • 338± deeded acres
  • 4 miles south of Conifer, Colorado
  • 35 minutes to downtown Denver
  • 7,706± sq. ft. primary residence
  • 3,200± sq. ft. equipment shop
  • Heavily timbered
  • Large acreage for the area
  • Very private
  • Easily accessible
  • Excellent views 
Additional Services: 

MANAGEMENT SERVICES – Hall and Hall’s Management Division has a very clear mission–to represent the owner and to ensure that his or her experience is a positive one. Services are customized to suit the owner’s needs. They often begin with the recruiting and hiring of a suitable ranch manager or caretaker and are followed by the development of a management or operating plan along with appropriate budgets. Ongoing services include bill paying, ranch oversight, and consulting services as needed. Even the most sophisticated and experienced ranch owners appreciate the value of a management firm representing them and providing advice on local area practices and costs.Wes Oja and Jerome Chvilicekat (406) 656-7500 or Justin Bryan at (325) 260-5883 are available to describe and discuss these services in detail and welcome your call.

RESOURCE ENHANCEMENT SERVICES – Increasingly the value of a ranch is measured by the quality of each and every one of its resources. Coincidentally, the enhancement of a ranch’s resources also increases the pleasure that one derives from the ownership of a ranch. Our management services have included the assessment of everything from wildlife habitat to bird habitat to water resources and fisheries and the subsequent oversight of the process involved with the enhancement of these resources. Wes Oja, Jerome Chvilicek or Dan Bergstrom at (406) 656-7500 or Justin Bryan in our Abilene office at (325) 260-5883 are available to describe and discuss these services in detail and welcome your call.

AUCTIONS - Hall and Hall Auctions offer “Another Solution” to create liquidity for the owners of Investment-Quality Rural Real Estate.  Our auction team has experience in marketing farmland, ranchland, timberland and recreational properties throughout the nation.  Extreme attention to detail and complete transparency coupled with Hall and Hall’s “Rolodex” of more than 40,000 targeted owners and buyers of rural real estate help assure that there are multiple bidders at each auction. In addition, the unique Hall and Hall partnership model creates a teamwork approach that helps to assure that we realize true market value on auction day.  For more information on our auction services contact Scott Shuman at (800) 829-8747.

APPRAISALS - Staying abreast of ancillary market influences in ever-changing economic conditions requires a broad professional network to tap into. Finding an appraiser who not only understands the numbers but also the differences in value from one area to another is a critical part of making an informed decision. The appraisal team at Hall and Hall, formed entirely of Accredited Members of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), has that critical network of brokers and lending professionals. This professional network coupled with diverse experience across multiple regions and market segments allows our appraisal team to deliver a quality product in a reasonable timeframe.  For more information contact our appraisal team at (406) 656-7500.

SPECIALIZED LENDING - Since 1946 Hall and Hall has created a legacy by efficiently providing capital to landowners.  In addition to traditional farm and ranch loans, we specialize in understanding the unique aspects of placing loans on ranches where value may be influenced by recreational features, location and improvements and repayment may come from outside sources. Our extensive experience and efficient processing allows us to quickly tell you whether we can provide the required financing.

Competitive Pricing  |  Flexible Terms  |  Efficient Processing
Dave Roddy • (406) 656-7500 
Mike Hall or Judy Chirila • (303) 861-8282
Monte Lyons • (806) 698-6882
J.T. Holt • (806) 698-6884

Disclaimer: 

In Colorado, Buyers should be aware that different real estate brokerage relationships are available which include seller agency, buyer agency or transaction-brokerage.

BROKERAGE DISCLOSURE TO BUYER

 

Definitions of Working Relationships:

Seller’s Agent:
A seller’s agent (or listing agent) works solely on behalf of the seller to promote the interests of the seller with the utmost good faith, loyalty and fidelity. The agent negotiates on behalf of and acts as an advocate for the seller. The seller’s agent must disclose to potential buyers all adverse material facts actually known by the seller’s agent about the property. A separate written listing agreement is required which sets forth the duties and obligations of the broker and the seller.

Buyer’s Agent:
A buyer’s agent works solely on behalf of the buyer to promote the interests of the buyer with the utmost good faith, loyalty and fidelity. The agent negotiates on behalf of and acts as an advocate for the buyer. The buyer’s agent must disclose to potential sellers all adverse material facts actually known by the buyer’s agent including the buyer’s financial ability to perform the terms of the transaction and if a residential property, whether the buyer intends to occupy the property. A separate written buyer agency agreement is required which sets forth the duties and obligations of the broker and the buyer.

Transaction-Broker:
A transaction-broker assists the buyer or seller or both throughout a real estate transaction by performing terms of any written or oral agreement, fully informing the parties, presenting all offers and assisting the parties with any contracts, including the closing of the transaction without being an agent or advocate for any of the parties. A transaction-broker must use reasonable skill and care in the performance of any oral or written agreement, and must make the same disclosures as agents about all adverse material facts actually known by the transaction-broker concerning a property or a buyer’s financial ability to perform the terms of a transaction and if a residential property, whether the buyer intends to occupy the property. No written agreement is required.

Customer:
A customer is a party to a real estate transaction with whom the broker has no brokerage relationship because such party has not engaged or employed the broker, either as the party’s agent or as the party’s transaction-broker.

Please contact one of the Hall and Hall brokers for a complete discussion of potential working relationships for this property.  A written relationship disclosure will be provided to a prospective buyer prior to engaging in brokerage activities as defined by the Colorado Real Estate Commission. 

NOTICE: Offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice, and approval of purchase by owner. Information regarding land classifications, acreages, carrying capacities, potential profits, etc., are intended only as general guidelines and have been provided by sources deemed reliable, but whose accuracy we cannot guarantee. Prospective buyers should verify all information to their satisfaction. Prospective buyers should also be aware that the photographs in this brochure may have been digitally enhanced.