Acreage : 524
Address : Fairplay, CO 80440
If you're in the market for the quintessential Colorado mountain ranch, look no further than the Arrowhead Platte Ranch! Located on the banks of the South Fork of the South Platte River, this 524 acre property is a sportsmans paradise! While only 15 minutes from the town of Fairplay, Colorado, when you are on this ranch you'll feel like you're 100 miles from anyone. Every morning you'll wake up to the amazing views of the snowcapped peaks from the master bedroom of this 2,064 SqFt custom log home. Spend the day fly-fishing, hunting, riding or looking for arrowheads. In addition to the custom log home, there are two historic homesteader cabins that are rustic yet functional and will make your guests feel like theyve stepped back 80 years in time. This is a peaceful and serine as it gets, but be forewarned, the bugles from the areas trophy bull elk will serve as your alarm clock in the fall.
The land itself is as diverse as the wildlife that calls this unique ranch home. This perfect combination of river, aspen trees, dark timber, pasture, lush meadows and sagebrush hills provide the kind of habitat that wildlife love! The gentle mountain topography on this ranch means that all of the acreage is accessible and useable, which is hard to find on most other rocky mountain properties. The Arrowhead Platte Ranch is located in Game Management Unit 49, which is a limited draw unit and known for its trophy Elk, Mule Deer, Bear and even Pronghorn Antelope. Over the last couple of years, the owners have received between 3-7 landowner vouchers for Elk and 1-3 for Mule Deer. The ranch borders both National Forest and BLM land, so slide on your boots, saddle up your horse, and get lost in some of the most beautiful country you've ever seen! Located at the base of Weston Pass, Pike National Forest and the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Area, there are literally hundreds of square miles surrounding the ranch for you to explore!
The keystone piece of this ranch is the South Fork of the South Platte River, who's banks meander through the meadow in front of the house. Filled with native Brooke Trout, German Brown Trout and the occasional Rainbow Trout, the South Fork is a fisherman's dream! Not only does this river act as home to countless trout, it also serves as a watering source for wildlife and livestock alike. Similar to the virtually unlimited hunting and hiking opportunities, this area is known for its extensive fishing opportunities as well. Whether it be fishing the nearby waters of the South Platte River, or the famous reservoirs of Antero, Spinney, and Elevenmile, you are guaranteed to be close to some of the best trout fishing in the state! Sprinkle in jeeping, snowmobiling, skiing and camping opportunities galore, you'll be glad you have this property to come back to relax at the end of a busy day. Speaking of skiing, the famous ski resort town of Breckenridge is a mere 35 miles from your front door.
With all these recreational opportunities for you to enjoy, you'll be just as happy relaxing on one of the log home's three decks with a cup of coffee in the morning or your favorite cocktail in the afternoon. With 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and an unfinished basement, there is plenty of room for your family or friends. On the top floor of this home you'll find the master suite which boasts vaulted ceilings, bathroom, walk-in closet and its own private deck overlooking the river. This home is 100% off-the-grid and is powered by a combination of solar and wind power. In addition to the log home, there are two cabins on the property for additional guests to stay in. These cabins are soaked in ranch history and give a glimpse into what life was like back when the ranch was homesteaded 80 years ago. In fact, the owners still have the original deed signed by Franklin D Roosevelt! Numerous outbuildings and barns complete the improvements and provide storage space for all your toys and tools. The current owners have a grazing lease which help the taxes for the entire ranch under $2,000 a year. Finally, the ranch is unencumbered by covenants, by-laws, or conservation easements, leaving the next owners free to live as they please.
Simply put, the Arrowhead Platte Ranch checks all the boxes when looking for the perfect mountain ranch. Location, privacy, and unmatched beauty await! Qualified buyers please contact Mike Callan at 970-406-8335.