Price Reduced! Scenic horse property in beautiful western Colorado

Eckert, Delta County , Colorado

covered arena • uncovered arena • pen • hay barn • fenced • 1 barn with 1 stall

Property description

Now listed with Dan Savoca of the Graystone Group, 970-270-5070. MLS#20191869

Fantastic horse property for the serious amateur or professional. You can work all year long in this place because of the indoor riding arena! Only minutes from Delta on paved roads, with a well maintained gravel driveway. All aspects of this property have been carefully thought out, from the well constructed and heavily insulated home to the arena building with its’ many uses and storage options. Great views all around, and you don’t have to climb up a mountain to see them.
Custom built home with upgrades in insulation, heating and accents. Walk-in closets in each bedroom. Oversized soaking tub in guest bathroom, two shower heads in master shower. Walk in pantry, large laundry/mud room, and fenced backyard. Lots of room in the unfinished basement, if you are needing more rooms in the house.
The indoor riding arena building is a steel stucture that has lots of hay and equipment storage, a huge (heated) tack room, large wash bay (lined with PolyMax sheets), vehicle storage area, equipment room which backs up to a foaling stall (facing the indoor arena) and a lovely apartment with a bedroom, 3/4 bath, walk in closet and full kitchen. There is also an unheated living space as well. Great for company! The indoor riding arena is 70'X140', with wood chip footing and welded pipe fence railing. The huge, outdoor arena has a number of elm trees growing to the south side of it, which will eventually provide shade. The property has two areas of mature trees and grass, which are great for giving the horses the opportunity to graze. The 15 acres of grass/alfalfa fields up front have produced up to 3,000 small bales in a year. The horse pens are quite large and could be split easily, and all have a "run in" shelter at each. Four sheds are frame built on concrete foundations, and two are steel frame (one of these is on a concrete stem wall). All are lined with plywood, and covered/roofed with metal. Each pen has access to a frost free hydrant, two of the pens also have a Ritchie automatic waterer. Watering of the irrigated hay fields and other "irrigated" tree/grass areas is accomplished via an underground pipeline (which brings water from the two ditches for the property).


Home Features

  • Virtural 3-D Walkthrough of home (
  • Built in 2012-2013, 2,208sf. Ranch style home with unfinished, 1,020sf basement (as well as a large crawlspace, which holds the well water storage tank). Domestic water serves house, and the well serves landscaping and horse pens. Propane is stored in 500 gallon tank (which stays with the property) near the backyard. Small, roofed porch area over the front garage pedestrian door, roofed porch with stone faced pillars over front door, and long roofed porch in backyard. Second pedestrian door into garage has no porch, and leads to pea gravel parking area/dog run next to back yard. Currently, home has high speed internet through the ELEVATE program (100Mbps). Septic system, with tank to the south of the backyard.
  • Exterior: Hard coat stucco with synthetic topcoat. Tamko brand shingled roof.
  • Insulation: Closed cell foam; 2” X 6” wall construction.
  • Heating/cooling: Two propane fireplaces, plus Comfort Cove radiant heaters near ceiling in most of the rooms. Evaporative cooler on roof. Marathon electric water tank, 85 gallon with hot water recirculating pump for the system.
  • Interior: Vinyl, carpet and laminate flooring. RealStone around front door pillars as well as around Mendota fireplace in Living Room area. Hickory cabinets throughout house. Bedroom doors and some window sills are alder wood.
  • Kitchen/Front Entry/Living Room are open concept; Entire area is 50’ L X 17’3” W. Hickory cabinets. Laminate floor in kitchen and entry area, carpet in Living Room. Living room has a Mendota propane fireplace/Realstone accents, and in ceiling sound system. Carpeted basement steps lead down from the kitchen area. Kitchen has door leading to garage.
  • Pantry: Walk in, lots of shelves. 10’ deep X 4.5’ wide, vinyl flooring
  • Laundry/Mud Room: Vinyl flooring. Deep utility sink and tall storage cabinet. Vinyl flooring. Has door leading out to the garage.
  • Guest bedrooms/offices: Each of these 2 bedrooms is has walk in closets. Laminate flooring in one bedroom, carpet in the other bedroom.
  • Guest Bathroom: Sits between the two guest rooms. Bath has a large Kohler soaker tub/shower, drop in sink and large countertop area, floor to ceiling linen storage cabinet, vinyl flooring.
  • Master suite: Bedroom is 10’2” X 11’6”. Carpeting in closet & bedroom and vinyl flooring in bathroom and plant area. Walk in closet: 11’6” D X 7’7” W. Master bath: 11’6” D X 10’W. Two sinks, large cultured marble shower (shower head at each end), large floor to ceiling linen cabinet. Master bedroom has Lopi propane fireplace mounted in wall, speakers above bed, and small viewing area of backyard garden.
  • Backyard has covered porch, flower beds surrounded by cement sidewalks. Two frost-free hydrants to service garden (hooked up to well). Enclosed by chain link fence.
  • Garage (728sf, 28’W X 26’D): Two car garage, unheated but fully finished/insulated. PolyMax plastic sheeting is installed from floor up to 3’8” height in garage, and a bench lines one side of the garage. Concrete floor. Garage also has large dog door & regular door leading into a pea graveled area (also closed off by chain link fence).
  • Basement: Unfinished, 1,020sf. Crawl space under master suite area is here as well (well tank is housed in this area)
  • Front yard: Landscaped by grass and evergreen shrubs, cement curbing encloses the yard. Two frost free hydrants that are connected to the well service this area. Huge gravel area around the house.

Lot Features

  • Fifteen acres of the property are planted with an alfalfa/grass combination. The 15 acres of grass/alfalfa fields produce up to 3,000 small bales of hay each year. The property is watered with irrigation water from two ditches (which are located off the property). Ditch water comes into the property from their collection boxes via underground lines. I have compiled a book describing the whole irrigation system, complete with photos, so you’ll know how everything operates.
  • Two wooded/grassed areas are used for hand grazing the horses, and can easily be fenced. The northern area is nicknamed the “Elm Woods”, and the southern area is dubbed the “Olive Woods”. Contains spruce, Russian olive, mulberry and tamarisk trees.
  • There are hundreds of feet of buried irrigation pipe on the property, which bring water to each of the fields, the wooded areas, as well as the “garden area”. Garden area contains a row of raspberries, as well as a row of asparagus plants. Pressure for energizing some of the valves in the “Olive” woods comes from water coming out the irrigation pond’s waterfall.
  • Well-built gravel driveways around property, put in with a large base course.
  • The property is only 15 minutes away from Delta, on county roads, and an hour to 1 hr 15 minutes away from towns with airports (Montrose or Grand Junction). Convenience, landscaping and a well thought out horse operation make this property very desirable . Views of the Grand Mesa, West Elks and San Juan Mountains make this a peaceful and serene setting.

Horse Facility Features

  • Over 5,500 linear feet of welded pipe fence (2” rails, 2.5” top rails and upright posts, which have been set in cement). Some horse wire and electric fence in pens. Perimeter fence is a combination of t-post with large square wire plus barbed wire, some pipe with horse fencing.
  • Large outdoor arena (256’D X 178’W) with dirt and pea gravel footing.
  • Five large dirt horse pens with permanent fencing (either 3 rail or top rail + horse wire fence), all pens have at least one strand of electric fence. Four pens have frame built “run in” 3 sided sheds (14’W X 14.5’D), one pen has a portable (12’ X 36’) 3 sided shed with steel frame on a cement footing, and one temporary panel pen has a (12’X12’) 3 sided shed attached via ground pylons. Two pens have Ritchie automatic waterers. There are a total of 4 frost free hydrants that serve the horse pens, and electric service to each pen (or between 2 pens) as well.


  • 7 miles to schools
  • 27 miles to airports
  • 7 miles to hospitals
  • 7 miles to shopping
  • 6 miles to trails

Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Buyer to verify all information


11309 Running Deer Rd, Eckert, Delta County, Colorado


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