Buying a ranch near a resort town is a whole different kind of ranch investment than buying ranch properties located elsewhere. As we have noted recently, there has been unprecedented sales growth near resorts in the past year, and there are certain attributes about these kinds of properties that you need to know. Easy access to skiing, other winter recreation, shopping, and fine dining are all compelling to buyers, and many of our clients seek this proximity to a world-class ski resort.
Sit back with some warm cocoa in front of that picturesque fireplace and watch the snow quietly blanket the countryside, as we recount the top ranches near resort towns that are on the market today. You’ll be dreaming of fresh powder in no time.
Top Ranches Available Near a Resort
NEAR VAIL & BEAVER CREEK:
$15,000,000 NOW $11,500,000
80 +/- Deeded Acres
Situated at the top of Lake Creek, one of the most coveted locales in the Vail Valley, Eagle’s Nest Ranch offers the opportunity to own an end-of-the-road, exceedingly private mountain retreat within 25 minutes of world-class skiing, dining, and resort life at Beaver Creek and Vail, Colorado.
(La Plata County)
2,078 +/- Deeded Acres
Located at the foot of the San Juan Mountains with the wild Animas River running through the heart of it, Remmow Ranch is just east of Durango, a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts offering an incredible array of activities with easy/immediate access to the mountains and hundreds of miles of National Forest and BLM lands in all directions. World-class skiing at the Purgatory/Durango Mountain Resort is a short hour’s drive from the ranch over what many argue is one of Colorado’s most scenic highways.
2,740 +/- Deeded Acres
Ryegrass Ranch lies at the foot of the Wyoming Range in the Upper Green River Basin of northwestern Wyoming just 90 minutes from skiing in Jackson, WY. Over 11 miles of the North Fork of Cottonwood Creek meander through the wide willow-filled valley floor of the ranch offering critical habitat and world-class fly fishing for the Colorado River cutthroat. Wildlife abounds on the ranch with many big and small game species, as well as seasonal waterfowl.
NEAR ANGEL FIRE
Angel Fire, New Mexico
The combination of quiet seclusion, significant acreage, and close proximity to civilization is arguably the most attractive and elusive draw in the ranch world these days. American Creek and Saladon Creek Ranch both have it. Elk, mule deer, turkeys, bear, grouse, and mountain lion thrive in the aspens, pines, and meadows of American Creek – all less than 10 minutes away from the skiing, golf, and restaurants of Angel Fire. These ranches adjoin each other and can be purchased together or separately.
NEAR STEAMBOAT SPRINGS
Ideally located on the doorsteps of the Flat Tops Wilderness and Routt National Forest, Ute Trail Ranch, Red Hawk Ranch, and High Point Ranch all afford authentic high country living and outdoor recreation within the comforts of the Ranches at Five Pine Mesa. Centrally located between the resort destinations of Steamboat Springs and Vail, Colorado, this high country property is ideal for a mountain lodge.