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12 Spectacular Ranches Near A Resort Town

Buying a ranch near a resort town is a whole different kind of ranch investment than buying ranch properties located elsewhere. As we reviewed last week, there are certain attributes about these kind 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 fire place 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.


Ranches Near Aspen/Snowmass

Jeff Gordon’s Coulter Valley Ranch | Carbondale, Colorado – $8,500,000

Of course this area is renowned for downhill skiing, so skiers will appreciate all the options one has within 45 minutes of the ranch, including Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass, and even Ski Sunlight, a smaller ski area outside Glenwood Springs and less than 30 minutes away.

Jeff Gordon's Coulter Valley Ranch | Buying a Ranch


Snowmass Wilderness Estate | Snowmass, Colorado – $3,950,000

Sitting just below Mt. Sopris and the Elk Range and bordering the White River National Forest, the Aspen/Snowmass resorts and their world-class recreational amenities and the restaurants and shopping of the city of Aspen are all approximately 45 minutes from the property, as is the Pitkin County Airport, where flights connect from many major U.S. cities.

Snowmass Wilderness Estate


Three Meadows Ranch | Carbondale, Colorado – $19,500,000

One of the largest private holdings in the Roaring Fork Valley, Aspen/Snowmass is only a hop, skip, and a jump away from this majestic property. This valley is not only home to the world-class resort and cultural center, historic, smaller towns like Basalt, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs are closeby as well, each with its own unique character and shops and restaurants, so the new Three Meadows owner will have many fantastic choices as far as where to have their off-property fun, just 15 to 45 minutes away.

Three Meadows Ranch


Ranches Near Beaver Creek & Vail

Eagle’s Nest Ranch | Vail, Colorado – $15,000,000

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.

Eagle's Nest Ranch


East Lake Creek Retreat | Edwards, Colorado – $6,950,000

The unique combination of private access to East Lake Creek, 40 acres with nearly a quarter mile of river frontage, proximity to world-class skiing and shopping at Beaver Creek and Vail, and an artfully constructed home makes East Lake Creek Retreat a rare find.

East Lake Creek Retreat


Ranches Near Big Sky

Sundance Bench Ranch | Cameron, Montana – $2,375,000

Situated in the southern part of Montana’s Madison Valley, Sundance Bench Ranch is in proximity to the vast terrain and incredible amenities of Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin as well as the private resort at Yellowstone Club. All of this is just over an hour’s drive from the property.

Sundance Bench Ranch


Ranches Near Jackson

The Cottonwood | Daniel, Wyoming – $30,000,000

This 85-square-mile working ranch is in one contiguous block adjoining the Bridger-Teton National Forest and the Wyoming Range. Only a quick 70 miles from Jackson, you can be on the slopes whenever you desire.

The Cottonwood


Ranches Near Monarch

Kaess Ranch | Salida, Colorado – $3,750,000

The Kaess Ranch is a unique opportunity to own a ranch in Colorado Ski Country.  Located a short 20 minute drive from the legendary powder skiing on Monarch Mountain and 5 minutes from downtown Salida, the Kaess Ranch affords unparalleled mountain lifestyle like none other.

Kaess Ranch


Ranches Near Snowbasin

Wasatch Peaks Ranch | Peterson, Wyoming – $39,000,000

Located just 35 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City and the Salt Lake International Airport, Wasatch Peaks Ranch is only 10 minutes from the world-class Snowbasin Resort. In addition, the ranch itself, combined with the adjacent National Forest, has more ski terrain than Vail. Can you say heli-ski?

Wasatch Peaks Ranch


Ranches Near Steamboat Springs

C Cross C Ranch | Oak Creek, Colorado – $8,700,000

Just 20 minutes from Steamboat Springs, C Cross C Ranch is wonderfully positioned to enjoy the recreation and amenities of the resort and town while also boasting true legacy ranch characteristics. Steamboat Ski Area is less than 30 minutes from the property.

C Cross C Ranch


Upper Ranch at Cross Mountain | Hayden, Colorado – $49,750,000

Steamboat Springs, or “Ski Town USA”, is less than an hour from the Upper Ranch and home to world-class skiing and snowboarding. Steamboat boasts over 2,965 acres of downhill terrain and an average annual snowfall of 344 inches.

Upper Ranch at Cross Mountain


Ranches Near Taos & Angel Fire

Big Blue Ranch | Angel Fire, New Mexico – $4,250,400

Just 13 miles from Angel Fire Resort and within one hour of Taos and Red River Ski Resorts, the location for this sporting ranch is perfect for the skiing enthusiast.

Big Blue Ranch


As you can see, there are plenty of choices for buying a ranch near resort towns and world-class skiing. For a video recap, see below.

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