2990 County Road 4, McCoy, CO 80463

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7 Beds
7 Baths
Built In 1989
Listing ID 11114165
Property Type Residential
Year Built 1989
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Highland Springs Ranch is a beautiful property overlooking the Colorado River basin just outside the small mountain town of McCoy, Colorado. Rich in history, this legacy property combining 6+ old homesteads still has preserved cabins and remnants from the late 1800s while bringing modern comforts and amenities to this first-class, turn-key working mountain ranch.LandViews from this ranch are astounding because it is mostly secluded and surrounded by long-range mountain landscapes. The Main Lodge is tucked back off the main road and overlooks the valley of hay fields, a spring-fed pond, and open skies. Highland Springs Ranch has all the classic landscapes of a special mountain property. Here the Rocky Mountains can be seen in every direction. Mountain springs, a large irrigation ditch, and creeks flow through the property allowing the trees, hay, alfalfa, and vegetation to flourish. ImprovementsHighland Springs Ranch has everything desired for a working cattle ranch operation and the amenities of a luxury mountain getaway. This property has multiple homes & living quarters, a lodge, equestrian facilities, and ten outbuildings providing plenty of storage. The Main Lodge and compound feature a custom home with excellent quality and craftsmanship. Remodeled in 2009, the lodge has a classic mountain cabin feel, an open-concept kitchen, and an entertaining area perfect for large groups to dine and relax comfortably. There are six guest bedrooms and seven bathrooms, a wet bar area, multiple fireplaces, a loft area, and a separate game room. Large windows showcase the mountain views, and the expansive outdoor patio allows access to the outdoors comfortably as you step outside. The beautifully finished Owner's Quarters are attached to the Lodge, completed in 2015. With approximately 1600 square feet of space, it includes a sizeable primary suite, open kitchen and dining area, fireplace, office, pantry, laundry room, and private deck. It allows for privacy with all the home amenities when guests visit the lodge. The current owners have great pride in ownership and have paid a significant amount of attention to detail on this fine home. Well-thought-out architecture is displayed throughout the lodge, with the large custom kitchen, rock fireplaces, private owners’ quarters, window views, and large deck spaces. The fireplaces were constructed from rock found on the property. Every amenity and detail has been thought of to ensure your friends and family enjoy this fantastic retreat! The Garage & Stable workshop has over 7000 square feet of heated space and a well-thought-out interior. There are five garage bays with plenty of room for tractors, RVs, ATVs, snowmobiles, and all the toys and tools, with an additional lofted storage area. The meat processing room is complete with commercial features, including a walk-in refrigerator, stainless steel tables, and a sink. The main floor also boasts five horse stalls, a tack room, and a 90' drive-through, creating a beautiful and convenient equestrian facility. The second floor is a beautiful two-bed/1bath caretaker's apartment with a full kitchen, a great open room, and two decks/patios with stunning views. Attached to the caretaker's apt is a substantial heated bonus room. The Ranch Manager’s House on the western section of the ranch includes a three-bedroom bath home, an older horse barn, and corral, and a large metal storage building for tractors and equipment. The Cabin, heated by a wood stove, was originally homesteaded in the late 1800s and has been restored with some modern conveniences. The two-bedroom, one-bath cabin is powered by a portable generator providing electricity, running water, and a kitchenette. There is a nearby bunkhouse with a wood-burning stove. RecreationThis ranch lives big with the adjoining BLM land, especially when hunting the private land loaded with game. Plentiful Mule Deer, Elk, and many small varments, including coyote, badger, grouse, and ground squirrel, inhabit this fine property. The ranch has a unique small cabin in a perfect location for some of the best hunting. Located in Colorado Game Unit 15, this ranch boasts superior numbers of elk in an over-the-counter unit for archery, 2nd and 3rd rifle seasons. Landowner vouchers are attainable and transferable from owners to hunters. Deer tags on the ranch are available via a voucher or draw system. Additionally, Black bears, bobcats, mountain lions, moose, fox, and turkeys have been spotted on the property and in the area. The ranch has a small pond that has been stocked with trout in the past and provided great fishing. BLM land that divides the deeded property offers access to small trout fishing on Rock Creek. Additionally, the Colorado River is a short drive for those looking for more fishing opportunities. General OperationsHighland Springs Ranch is a working cattle ranch. Currently, the ranch holds grazing leases on neighboring BLM & Forest Service lands totaling approximately 16,500 acres. The ranch has excellent senior water rights of the Kayser Mutual Ditch and operates about 220 acres of irrigated alfalfa that is good for the cows and wildlife. There is a tremendous historic barn and manager’s home that also fits the needs of the ranch operation. The current owner has a lease for agriculture and grazing with an excellent tenant and neighbor. This long-time family in the area knows their business, and it shows on the ranch. LocationHighland Springs Ranch is located just 45 minutes from I-70 Vail Airport. With all the Vail amenities within an hour’s drive, this location is built for year-round recreation. To the North, Steamboat Springs is just about an hour’s drive. Steamboat Spring and Vail are known for fantastic restaurants, shopping, and world-class skiing. Other outdoor activities include mountain biking, hiking, camping, and more. Turn-key ranches like this seldom hit the market within reach of world-class destinations like Vail, Colorado, and Steamboat Springs, Colorado! Please Call Dax Hayden for your qualified private showing of this fine offering.
Property Details
  • 7 Total Bedrooms
  • 7 Full Baths
  • 2020.00 Acres
  • 87991200 SF Lot
  • Built in 1989
Exterior Features
  • Has Garage
  • 6 Garage Spaces
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Hayden Outdoors Real Estate
Office: 970-674-1990
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