Flying Buffalo Ranch

Bayfield, La Plata County , Colorado

hay barn • fenced • second house • pond • 1 barn with 3 stalls

Property description

Every detail of Flying Buffalo Ranch holds the promise of productivity and a grand lifestyle on this 45+-acre equestrian ranch. Beginning with a 3,000+ SQ FT, 3-bedroom and 3.5-bath, quality-built dream home by Galbraith Builders, celebrating the Southwest style throughout with its design and textures. Built for quiet evenings alone or for a large gathering, the chef’s kitchen is ready for multiple cooks and guests. Extra storage is built into the dining room for easy access to table settings for every occasion. Sunsets are brought inside through floor-to-ceiling western facing windows into the spacious great room showcasing a six-foot wide stone fireplace. And every window enjoys expansive pastoral and mountain views, while passive heating and cooling are preserved by the perfect orientation of the home placement on the land. A large healthy pond is the center feature as you enter the grounds. Fresh water from the Thompson-Epperson Ditch provides a strong inlet to fill the lined pond while a stone waterfall empties into the irrigation lines beyond the yard. The landscaping is watered entirely by pond water and constant movement of the pond water keeps it fresh and sanitary. In addition to the main home there is a 1,700 SQ FT, 2 bedroom, 2-bath cottage and a perfectly organized, heated 3-room stable structure. The land is rich, the water plentiful and climate moderate here in the banana belt of Colorado. This farm/ranch would be ideal for an extended family desiring off the grid living for generations to come. Sufficient hay production to feed your own horses or cattle with enough to sell as well makes this an ideal spot for those wanting a family homestead. Forty-four+-acres of gravity-fed irrigation providing 1.4 shares of water rights from a new irrigation system maintains a luxurious green expanse beyond the mature landscaping by the home, pond, hot tub, cottage, stable and a detached 2-car garage, huge floored storage building and an equipment storage for farm. The acreage is mostly pasture with pipe fencing and gated pipe irrigation. There is a 1-acre landscaped area around the house with abundant perennial and rose gardens, including a separate vegetable and raspberry patch and tall mature trees for privacy and shade. This property offers the best of both worlds with the perfect mix of amenities on the right amount of acreage to make it very manageable, while providing maximum enjoyment and privacy.


Home Features

  • 3,225 SF custom-built home by Mark Galbraith
  • 3 bedrooms, 3.5-baths
  • Light filled, spacious, open floor plan
  • Composite roof
  • Outside cedar and aspen paneling with copper window casements
  • Copper door fixtures
  • Floor-to-ceiling Pella double-paned windows allow for expansive views; many jalousie windows with screens; excellent cross breezes and ventilation; Levelor-type shades
  • Ceiling fans
  • In-floor radiant heat; natural gas for main house
  • Hand-scraped hard-wood (2012), with stone and porcelain tile floors
  • Custom-built, hand-scraped solid door at entry and the solid custom doors throughout are from Santa Fe
  • Satin brass door hardware
  • Recessed lighting throughout
  • Radius corners
  • Security alarm system monitors fire, temperature control, motion and moving water sensors
  • Double car garage with built-in wine cellar; wine cellar has its own cooling system and thermostat
  • Separate mechanical room off garage; energy efficient 75-gallon hot water tank; Culligan water softener services whole house
  • Pull-down stairs in garage lead to attic for lots of extra storage
  • Cottage as a Second Home
  • Approximately 1,700 SF with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths
  • Large open floor plan with living, dining and kitchen all accessible
  • Ceiling fans throughout
  • Walls of windows with Levelor blinds
  • Forced air heating with propane gas
  • Porcelain tile floors in main area, carpet in bedrooms
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Recessed lighting
  • Kitchen has half-wall with long counter and full cupboard storage on living room side; separates kitchen from living room
  • Full kitchen; GE dishwasher; double stainless steel sinks with Moen faucet; GE 4-burner gas stove GE microwave; GE up/down freezer fridge
  • Walk-out exit from living room to Trex deck and outside patio with overhang
  • Efficient propane insert fireplace in living room with remote control
  • Large entry coat closet
  • Bedroom one is carpeted with windows and vaulted ceiling; has ensuite bathroom with walk-in tile shower, tile floor; Kohler sink and toilet
  • Bedroom two is carpeted with vaulted ceiling and lots of windows and skylight
  • Second bath has tub/shower combo, tile floors; Kohler sink and toilet
  • Ample storage closet with stackable washer & dryer
  • Mechanical room with sliding doors

Lot Features

  • 45+-acres of flood-irrigated property with 1.3 shares of water rights from the Thompson-Epperson Ditch
  • 75 ft. deep well at 15-GPM producing delicious drinking water
  • Raised pond near the main residence that is filled via the Eppison ditch; sealed with industrial strength liner and surrounded by perennials and aspen trees
  • Precision cut flagstone presents access to the steps and patio around the pond with a waterfall that tumbles down into a rock lined waterway
  • Backyard walkway and patio with several levels has even more of the exquisite Southwest flagstone with rounded surfaces and steps leading from the master bedroom to the 5-person hot tub
  • Serpentine walkway to house flanked by perennial gardens and flowering shrubs
  • Trex decks of different levels surround house
  • Natural gas set up in back for BBQ
  • Outside is a separate fenced vegetable garden and raspberry patch, along with authentic Colorado flowerbeds
  • Ponderosa pines, blue spruce, and aspen trees surround house and part of the property
  • Property is entered through an automated security gate along a wide gravel driveway passing by the guest cottage, the stable, all the outbuildings and up to the home; ample parking provided throughout
  • Buried propane tank for guest cottage
  • Hot and cold water adjacent to the stable

Horse Facility Features

  • Barn and Separate Loafing Shed
  • Cedar siding and composite roof
  • 3-14’ x 14’ stalls with turn outs to paddocks; dirt floor
  • Rollaway doors
  • Hay storage for 500+ bales
  • Automatic heated watering system
  • 12’ x 12’ tack room
  • 12’ x 12’ separate entry room
  • 12’ x 12’ storage room
  • 3 Separate Outbuildings
  • Great for equipment and outdoor storage
  • Cedar siding and composite roofs
  • Detached garage with electricity and lights; double-wide entrance with automatic door openers
  • Outside wash rack with heated faucets for horses and other large pieces (tents, etc.)


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908 Co Rd 520, Bayfield, La Plata County, Colorado


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