Acreage: 110± acres, includes 63± acres of irrigated land
Elevation: 5,071 feet above sea level.
Mineral Rights: Seller's ownership of surface and sub-surface minerals is included in the sale
- The Barn House: 3,921± sq. ft., four bedrooms, three-and-one-half baths, gourmet kitchen, two fireplaces, lower-level apartment with separate entrance and full bath, sitting room, bedroom, decks, patios
- Staff house No. 1: 1,956± sq. ft., two bedrooms, one bath, detached garage
- Staff house No. 2: 885± sq. ft., one bedroom, one bath, detached garage
- Indoor arena: 36,400± sq. ft., metal siding and metal roof, insulated panels inside and out, indoor round pen, hot walker, heated, exhaust fans, permanent viewing stands
- Horse barn: 6,118± sq. ft., seven extra-large stalls, seven fenced outdoor runs, metal and concrete construction, in-floor radiant heat in stall area, gas, forced-air heat in barn, air-conditioned office, full bath, stainless steel veterinary room, tack room
- Outdoor arenas: two large arenas, pipe and wood fencing, viewing stands
- Loafing sheds: total of nine loafing sheds are built at strategic locations throughout the property
- Equipment shop: 8,000± sq. ft., concrete-floored maintenance area, gravel floor for large equipment storage; accommodates tractor, baler, trucks, irrigation equipment
- Hay barn: 4,000± sq. ft., ample storage with separate areas for shavings and hay
Electricity: City of Longmont
Natural Gas: Xcel Energy
Domestic water: Wells for livestock use
Public water: Longs Peak Water District
Schools: Longmont, St. Vrain School District
Commercial aviation: Denver International Airport, 58 miles southeast of the ranch.
General aviation: Vance Brand Airport, Longmont
Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, Broomfield (Denver)
Fort Collins/Loveland Municipal Airport
Boulder Municipal Airport
Boulder County Open Space
Boulder County Weather
Boulder County Municipal Airport
Boulder Daily Camera
Boulder Valley School District
Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport
Boulder County Horse Association
Town of Lyons
City of Longmont
Rocky Mountain National Park
Eldora Mountain Resort
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State-of-the-art equestrian facilities are at the heart of the Rocking R - Horse Ranch. Maintained to exacting standards and equipped for every need or desire, these buildings and arenas are built of the highest-quality materials and designed to satisfy the most demanding riders and trainers.
The centerpiece of this equestrian operation is a 36,400± square-foot indoor arena with ten bay doors, an indoor round pen and an electric hot walker. The 280' x 130' metal building has insulated panels inside and out, permanent viewing stands and is heated through six overhead forced-air heaters. The ventilation system includes two industrial fans and ten small fans.
The horse barn, luxuriously equipped for horses and humans, has seven stalls and seven fenced runs. Each stall has a Nelson electric waterer with a measurement system to monitor intake for each horse. The stalls also have individual cameras, windows, fans, lighting and separate thermostats to regulate in-floor radiant heat. Each stall has a concrete floor with a drain and rubber matting. Awnings over the fenced outdoor runs provide protection for the horses.
The stalls are generously sized at 18' x 20' and designed to minimize conflict between the animals. The stall section of the barn has radiant floor heat while the barn itself has forced-air gas heat.
The building also has an air-conditioned two-room office, a full bath with shower, tack rooms, a large wash bay with rubber matting, a storage room with washer and dryer, and a stainless steel veterinary room, designed and outfitted for maximum sanitation and efficiency. The barn is constructed of wood with partial eight-foot concrete walls and two large bay doors. The barn has a concrete-floored center aisle between the stalls, a water filtration system and two boilers for heating. The barn also is wired for sound with Bose speakers positioned throughout.
There are two outdoor arenas with pipe and wooden fencing. The larger arena also has a viewing stand. Both the indoor and outdoor arenas have mechanical cows for training cutting horses.
Positioned throughout the pastures and ranch are nine loafing sheds, most of which are 24’ x 12’ and include fenced runs and electric waterers. Some are heated, have lighting and two separate stalls enclosed by solid doors. The sheds provide additional options for stabling horses or cattle feeding/grazing. Most loafing sheds are 24’ x 12’.
The 8,000± sq. ft. equipment shop is sized and designed to facilitate storage and maintenance of all the machinery required to operate a farm or ranch. The building has an overhead heater, five bays, and a concrete floor in the maintenance area. The equipment storage section of the building has a gravel floor. The facility is also equipped with an air compressor.
Hay Production and Storage
The hay barn is an ample 4,000± square feet with discreet areas for storing shavings and hay.
Throughout the ranch, the fencing is high-quality painted steel pipe covered with wire mesh to protect the horses and maximize ranch security. The two main entrances to the ranch are gated with key code access.
One large residence and two staff houses offer several options for the discerning buyer. Each of the larger properties was once a primary ranch house before adjacent parcels of land were combined to form the current property. The Barn House has been completely remodeled and updated. The property also has ideal building sites for a new main residence.
The Barn House
Originally built as a dairy barn, the barn house has 3,921± finished square feet and a lower-level with a separate entrance. highly original with its distinctive metal gambrel roof, the barn house boasts numerous custom touches. renovations carefully preserved the signature features of the original building, such as exposed beamed ceilings and the third-floor hayloft door, now a hexagonal window. the exterior is clad in wooden siding and stacked stone.
The gourmet kitchen has granite counter tops, custom cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. the lower-level has a sitting room, a large bedroom and full bath. The barn house has four bedrooms and three-and-one-half baths, including the bed and bath. large upper-level decks and lower patios are perfect for enjoying the sunny days and cool summer evenings.
Floors are of hardwood and salmon-colored sandstone from the Lyons quarries, which are known for some of hardest sandstone in the world. Massive, solid wooden interior doors with custom wrought-iron hardware add interest. With its open floor plan and many windows, the home is warm, light-filled and perfect for entertaining.
The Rocking R - Horse Ranch also has generous staff accommodations. The larger of the houses has 1,956± square feet, two bedrooms, a full bath and a detached garage. The second staff house has 885± square feet on two floors and includes a bedroom, a full bathroom and a detached garage.