86 - Acre Luxury Ranch in Durango, CO | Selling Jan 12th!
Durango, La Plata County, Colorado
PREVIOUSLY OFFERED FOR $13.5 MILLION. NOW SELLING WITHOUT RESERVE! List price is FOR REFERENCE ONLY. Inquire for complete auction details.Comprised of four separate parcels in the heart of Colorado’s Animas Valley, the Beaumont Ranch is a legacy property sure to be enjoyed by many generations. Surrounded by peaks and valleys carved by ancient glaciers, the Ranch is situated at an altitude of 6,676 feet, and vistas include the breathtaking Engineer Mountain (a “high 12er” at 12,968 ft), as well as the estate’s extensive gardens. As the Animas Valley is wide, the Property has the benefit of day-long sun unobscured by mountain shadows, and wildlife on the estate enjoy the irrigated pastures and fields: pheasants, ducks, and geese can be seen year-round, and roving elk herds move through in the fall, winter and spring.
Bordered on the west by 1,700 ft of the Animas River, the ranch offers multiple opportunities for world-class sport fishing both in the river itself (which supports large and aggressive rainbow trout) and in the six productive trout ponds on the Property. A fenced, 4-acre pasture is suitable for horses, cattle, goats, or other livestock, while a heated greenhouse and fenced vegetable garden allow for home-grown produce regardless of the season. Ample water rights exist for gravity irrigation through the Sullivan Wallace Ditch system off the Animas River, with nearly two million gallons of water per day flowing during the irrigation season (enough water to irrigate 67 acres). Two wells, with flows ranging from 60 to 240 gallons per minute support 100-ft gun sprinklers in watering pasture areas; they also provide periodic water flow to ponds during the winter months.
The entire, 86-acre Property features seven meticulously maintained residences and seven ancillary structures, which including several barns and workshops. The southernmost parcel contains the main residence, a +7,000-sf estate with four bedrooms, six full and two half baths, as well as a 2-bedroom guest cottage, a garage with utility/gear rooms, and a newly constructed barn raised in 2014 and built with circle-sawn board, batten siding and river rock perfect for RV or boat storage. The main residence is set back from a country road, and is surrounded by mature trees and beautiful plantings. This area is protected from elk via 6-ft high crossed aspen fencing, with gates on three sides. An automated entry gate provides additional security. Boulders sourced from Utah frame the front walkway, patio and pond areas, and the vistas are complemented by a variety of native and introduced foliage including cottonwood, aspen and blue spruce trees.
Adjacent to the pond is a 20-ft, Sioux-style tipi with a stone-lined fire pit in its center—although the setting is rustic, the tipi is outfitted with modern conveniences and has been the location for cocktail parties as well as overnight camping.
Inside, the view from the foyer gazes straight out to a picture-perfect angle of Engineer Mountain framed by large windows. Spacious living and entertaining areas are adorned with exposed beams, river rock accents, and wrought iron. A gourmet kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances, butler’s pantry and a bar that bridges the living and dining rooms. Also on the main level is the master wing, featuring dual bedrooms and baths as well as an outside seating area overlooking the mountains. Upstairs, three en-suite bedrooms, an office, and a study with a hidden spiral staircase leading to a quiet loft complete the family living areas.
Moving north, the second parcel contains a 2-bedroom staff house, 1,934-sf barn, and raised garden beds on its 17 acres. Parcel three features 25 acres, with a 4-bedroom guest house, 2-bedroom loft apartment, 1,250-sf garage, and a heated greenhouse, while the northernmost parcel contains the caretaker’s apartment, maintenance/wood shop and a 2,727-sf barn with loft storage and two paddocks.
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