Truly Exceptional Improvements: Elk Island Ranch
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Truly Exceptional Improvements: Elk Island Ranch

March 20, 2020 | Hall and Hall

Elk Island Ranch

Highlighted by a stunning mountain landscape and truly exceptional improvements, Elk Island Ranch is one of Colorado’s finest sporting ranches. The compelling landscape is complemented by fully-furnished luxurious accommodations, including a magnificent mountain lodge with jaw-dropping views, saloon for entertaining, ski and hunting chalet, and huge shop stocked up with recreational vehicles and gear.

High caliber improvements add an element to Elk Island Ranch that is often missing in the category of large-acreage Colorado mountain ranches. This extraordinary collection of custom buildings is impressive, distinctive, and timeless. Each one is well designed and executed utilizing the finest materials and craftsmanship, with nothing overlooked. Compound that with the luxury of year-round staff, and the result is an extraordinary mountain getaway for personalized enjoyment any day of the year. Of further significance is the fact that virtually all furnishings, décor, equipment, vehicles, and recreational gear are included with the sale.

At the stunning Lodge, rustic elegance is on full display. The 16,000± square foot masterpiece lives like a five-star resort, custom crafted with impeccable attention to detail. Featuring a modern execution of “Parkitecture” styling, the home incorporates natural log and stone materials and design elements reminiscent of historic National Park lodges. Greeted by a striking two-story timbered porte-cochère adorned with a dramatic spiral elk antler chandelier, guests immediately appreciate that this is no ordinary mountain home. Inside, the custom 5 bed/12 bath home is a work of art, designed around family gatherings and offering the highest level of comfort. A massive three-story log staircase anchors the center of the home, and soaring stone fireplaces frame a wall of windows overlooking the Colorado River valley and jagged mountain peaks. The home is equally well suited for a quiet weekend getaway, or for hosting family and friends.

Lodge highlights include: 5 spacious suites and 12 exquisite baths; elevator service to all levels; gourmet William Ohs kitchen with stone countertops, Viking appliances and attached catering kitchen; hand-scraped walnut flooring throughout; heated and cooled four-season porch; main level hand-carved black walnut bar; generous upper level master suite with his-and-her baths, steam shower, and walk-in closets; comfortable guest rooms, all en suite with walk-in closets; lower level walk-out family room and home theater with gas fireplace and custom bar; poker room and billiard area, exercise room, playroom, and two guest suites with stone patio access; incredible outdoor oasis areas featuring expansive wrap-around deck, hot tub, fireplace and fire pits; outdoor kid’s playhouse; and lushly landscaped grounds.

Contact the listing broker

Brian Smith, Broker
Steamboat Springs, CO  |  [email protected] | (970) 879-5544