Big Thompson Retreat
$2,100,000 | 289.24± Acres
Big Thompson Retreat
Address: 2127 Big Thompson Canyon Rd
City/ST/ZIP: Drake, Colorado, 80515
County: Larimer County
Lifestyles: Bear, Elk, Fishing, Mule Deer
Big Thompson Retreat is a mountain enthusiast's dream! The property features a newly remodeled home situated on the banks of the Big Thompson River, and 289 acres on a south-facing mountainside encompassing over 750 feet of the Big Thompson River, surrounded by National Forest on three sides. The location of the Big Thompson Retreat is some of the most prime real estate in Colorado, boasting easy access to all mountain activities, yet a short distance to modern conveniences. If you are looking for an accessible get away or a permanent mountain home with acreage not too far off the beaten path, the Big Thompson Retreat awaits you!
This property is located in one of the most animal-populated recreational areas in Colorado. The elusive Big Horn Sheep roam freely along with the abundance of elk and mule deer. The Big Thompson River lines the southern entrance of the property and cultivates a plethora of brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout all year round for any fly fishing enthusiast. Situated in Game Management Unit 20, some of the largest elk Colorado has to offer are harvested within this unit every year. Contact listing agent for information regarding landowner tags.
Lake Estes is a short 8 miles west and offers kayaking, boating, paddle boarding and is surrounded by a 3.75-mile trail for strolling, biking and viewing wildlife. Surrounded by some of the highest Rocky Mountain peaks, Estes Park is one of Colorado's most beautiful highlights and contains a long list of attractions and activities including: historic museums and hotels, restaurants, golf, white water rafting, rodeos, etc. The community includes a comprehensive hospital and school system.
The property lends itself to the possibilities of unlimited trails for hiking, horseback riding, and ATV excursions.
The Big Thompson Retreat boasts easy year-round access from Highway 34, which borders the property along the Big Thompson River. This 289.24 acres of prime Rocky Mountain recreational real estate is surrounded on 3 sides by National Forest, giving you access to hundreds of thousands of acres. The property consists of a variety of open space, gulches, and rock cliffs, starting on the south side at approximately 6800 feet in elevation and climbing up to over 8200 feet on the northeast side of the property.
There's no shortage of Conifers, deciduous trees, and shrubs that blanket the property providing excellent wildlife habitat. The evergreens congregate in the northern facing crevices and open up more on the south-facing mountain fronts.
The property features a tastefully remodeled 1,200 square foot home on the banks of the Big Thompson with three bedrooms and one bathroom. The detached two-car garage gives you space to park or store belongings as you see fit. Additional storage space can be found in the sheds on the property. There are two water wells on the property, in addition to two shares of water from the Rocky Mountain Water Association which provide plentiful opportunity for water use. Year-round access is gained from Highway 34 and a private bridge that leads you across the Big Thompson to the front door of the cabin.
LOCATION / ACCESS
The property entrance is located directly off of US Highway 34, 30 minutes west of Loveland and a short 8 miles east of Estes Park.
The Denver International Airport is approximately 90 minutes away and the Loveland/Fort Collins airport is also easily accessible.
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