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Crooked Willow Farms

$8,500,000 Larkspur, CO 125± Deeded Acres

Executive Summary

This spectacular diverse luxury property is located in the Plum Creek Valley, 30 minutes from Denver and north of Colorado Springs on the Colorado Front Range. Whether you are looking to host luxurious events, corporate retreats, or create a dream equestrian venue, this property has it all. The improvements are truly impeccable, historic, and one-of-a-kind. The exterior attributes of Crooked Willow Farms are just as stunning as the beautiful event barns, stables, and arenas. Charming white fences surround the property and pastures reminiscent of grand Kentucky horse farms. Red and white buildings create an immediate impact, and the historic nature of the structures gives the feeling of luxurious buildings from a time gone by. The surroundings are equally as breathtaking, with panoramic views of the foothills. The event venue has been utilized primarily for weddings in recent years but can also be used for other celebrations. The Carriage House Ballroom seats up to 225 guests for any event, Lola’s Loft will seat up to 150 for a wedding or other ceremony, and the gorgeous large wine room is perfect for receptions. The woodwork and wood flooring throughout the venue is stunning. The event lawn next to the Carriage House with breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains is also ideal for any outdoor event. The equestrian improvements are second to none and feature indoor and outdoor arenas. The main barn has ten stalls, a full bath, horse EuroXciser, therapy room, and office. Additional barns have more than 24 additional stalls. The 100’ x 200’ indoor arena and the 100’ x 240’ outdoor arena both have Nike Air footing installed. The property has 17 turnouts for horses and most are equipped with shades. There are three large pastures and two smaller turnout pastures. There is a modest four-bedroom farmhouse and a duplex with four total bedrooms. There are multiple places where a main residence or lodge could be built if desired. This is definitely a must-see property!!!

Just the Facts

  • 124± acres
  • Meticulous craftsmanship throughout
  • Beautiful luxurious barns  
  • Tremendous event venue
  • 24+ horse stalls
  • 24,000 sq. ft. outdoor arena and 20,000 sq. ft. indoor arena with lights and sprinklers 
  • Five separate fenced pastures
  • Several ponds on the property
  • Easy access from Denver and Colorado Springs


General Description

Crooked Willow Farms has the feel of a historic Kentucky horse farm. The pristine, well-kept classic red and white barn buildings and white fences embody history and are nothing short of breathtaking. An acreage with improvements of this type and quality is a very rare find on the front range. Crooked Willow is notably one of the premier equestrian and event venues around. This exceptional venue can accommodate everything from corporate parties and weddings to major equine events. The demand for year-round retreats, beautiful wedding venues, and equestrian facilities is highly sought after and the population base in the front range of Colorado provides ample customers looking for this type of facility.

Broker's Comments

Crooked Willow Farms is a tremendously unique property with income potential from multiple sources. Whether you want to get in the private event business, horse training, equestrian events, or boarding, the facilities are there waiting for you. I promise you will be blown away by the unique craftsmanship of the improvements. This is truly a one-of-a-kind offering in a tremendous location!

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Location

Crooked Willow Farms is located in the Plum Creek Valley, 30 minutes from Denver and 35 minutes north of Colorado Springs on the Colorado Front Range. The farm is easily accessed just ten minutes from I-25 and the town of Larkspur. The front range continues to be one of the fastest growing areas in the country year after year. All necessary services, fine restaurants, shopping, arts & culture, and numerous activities and attractions are nearby. Recreational activities such as trail riding, fishing, biking, skiing, snowmobiling, and sightseeing abound in the area.

Climate

Larkspur gets 18 inches of rain and 94 inches of snow on average per. Elevation of the property is approximately 6,800 feet. It is sunny an average of 247 days a year. The average July high temperature is 82 degrees and the average January low is 15 degrees.

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Acreage (Deeded & Leased)

Deeded Acres: 125±
Total Acres: 125±

Additional Information

The ranch is unencumbered from any easements and may be a great candidate for a conservation easement in the future.

Improvements

Equestrian Improvements

Crooked Willow Farms has been a state-of-the-art, private training facility for top hunter and jumper sport horses. The property has everything that the discerning equestrian buyer could hope for. The main barn is beautifully finished with brick and iron stalls that create the feeling of being in a historic European countryside. 

MAIN BARN: 

10,970 square feet, ten 11’X20’ stalls, tack room, washroom, laundry room, four horse EuroXciser with rubber footing, large storage area with cabinets, water truck parking, two wash racks, and a therapy room.

ADDITIONAL BUILDINGS:

  • Indoor Arena – 100’X200’ with Nike Air footing
  • Covered Outdoor Arena – 100’X240’ with Nike Air footing and a water jump
  • Open Air Outdoor Arena – 270’X130’
  • Horse Stables – three 24’X60’ stables with eight horse stalls and one with storage area
  • Two Satellite Barns – four 12’X12’ stalls  
  • Storage Barn - 60’X140’ with 12’ overhangs on both sides and a wall down the middle. One side is utilized for hay storage and the other is used for equipment. 
  • Morton Barn 30’X50’
  • 17 total horse turnouts 

Event Venue Improvements

Crooked Willow Farms has served as a venue for weddings, corporate meetings and parties, and exclusive equestrian events. The luxurious spaces provide ample opportunities for all types of indoor and outdoor parties.

CARRIAGE HOUSE BALLROOM: 

The focus of the event venue is the beautiful and elegant 11,011 square foot Event Clubhouse with room for 250 guests. The rustic interior design, including white pine walls, red brick accents, and windows flanked with custom wall sconces, restores the original barn motif of the venue. Four gorgeous chandeliers 19 feet above add a touch of luxury to the space. Further into the ballroom, the ceiling drops to just under 13 feet, designating a presentation or main entertainment area. From the stage to the reception hall and the dance area, the possibilities for this space are limitless. A warm, tinted concrete covers the floor, eliminating the need to rent a formal dance floor, while floor-to-ceiling barn doors slide open on both sides of the staging area for another grandiose touch that welcomes in the crisp air of the Rocky Mountains.

WINE ROOM: 

Crooked Willow Farms celebrates Colorado’s niche products with its barrel-lined wine room. Beautifully laid out, rich mahogany tables and chairs along with stacks of wine barrels welcome you into the room. This stunning space is multifaceted with the ability to seat 24 guests at the existing king’s table. The gorgeous atmosphere creates a perfect photo opportunity and is ideal for buffet receptions with desserts placed at one end of the room and a coffee bar at the other. The Wine Room is an excellent backdrop for a slideshow presentation as well, making it a versatile option for all your event needs. Wedding rehearsal dinners, corporate executive dinners, customer appreciation events, non-profit events, and social celebrations all feel at home and elevated in this quaint and unique space.

WILLOW PARK: 

Set in the center of The Venue at Crooked Willow Farms, Willow Park offers stone picnic tables, a pond with water fountain, and plenty of majestic and mature trees. The central location of this area serves multiple purposes for any event or merely provides a unique and beautiful backdrop.

LOLA's LOFT: 

With rustic hammered steel railings, cathedral windows, and circular stairs, the hand-crafted turret entrance into Lola’s Loft is truly a grand sight to behold. Sconces provide elegant illumination as you travel to the second-floor loft where you’re greeted with a wall of pillar candles that further welcome you into the warm-colored space. The original red oak floors reflect soft lighting from wagon wheel chandeliers suspended above and natural light peeking through the side and double doors at the gable end of the loft. The Loft’s double doors open onto a spacious covered deck where guests can enjoy a cocktail and grand views of the lawn and mountains. This stunning space delivers an unobstructed view of the Rocky Mountains. Once the sun sets, guests can enjoy stargazing from any of the loft doors while they relish in the refreshing Colorado evening air.

BRIDAL SUITE:

The Bridal Suite is a gorgeous, soft space that welcomes the bride and her bridal party with comfort and rustic style. A fun space to get ready with your girls and snap those much-loved getting ready photos. The bridal suite offers a space for the bride and her crew to relax before the first look or ceremony.

GROOM LOUNGE & CIGAR ROOM: 

Rich colors and leather furniture welcome the groom and his guys into the Groom’s Lounge and Cigar Room, where they can unwind in front of a big screen TV or around the bar area. The atmosphere of this space allows you the flexibility to offer up whatever entertainment and beverages you’d like while engaging in casual social conversation. The space has the feel of an old-world country club and cigar bar.

MOUNTAIN VIEW LAWN:

Mountain View Lawn acts as the welcoming ground of The Venue at Crooked Willow Farms, set directly adjacent to the Carriage House. This manicured open space is ideal for any type of outdoor activity complete with breathtaking views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. From company picnics to the perfect ceremony site, Mountain View Lawn is perfect for any occasion. The lawn is 173 feet long and 107 feet wide.

There is parking on-site for up to 100 vehicles. 

Other Improvements

MAIN HOME & DUPLEX:

The main home on the property has recently been remodeled. It is 2,272 square feet with four bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is also a duplex that has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. It is 2,720 square feet. 

Mineral Rights

All mineral rights associated with the ranch and owned by the seller will transfer with the sale.

Taxes

Annual taxes for 2021 were $38,730.94

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