Red Canyon Estate is a 35-acre gentlemen’s ranch in the beautiful Vail Valley. This exquisite tranquil property is more country than country club according to the current owner. An equestrian lover’s dream, the property offers lush irrigated meadows and endless trail riding into the bordering BLM and White River National Forest. A well-appointed custom home complete with an indoor pool sits high atop this spectacular property with incredible views included. If hunting, hiking, snowmobiling or other outdoor adventures is your thing, enjoy the seemingly endless trails right out your back door. It is extremely rare to find a horse property in the Valley. For the discerning buyer who wants to enjoy all that the Vail Valley has to offer but wants a very private retreat, this gated community fits the bill.
Red Canyon Estate features a gorgeous home that offers tremendous views of the valley below and the surrounding mountains. It is hard to believe that you are only 5 minutes from downtown Edwards and minutes more to the bustling resort towns of Vail and Beaver Creek. The property truly feels secluded like you are out in the country. From the massive deck you will often see wildlife like deer, elk, moose and others. The main house is 6,654 square feet and features 5 bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms. This is a house that was clearly designed with an open floor plan perfect for entertaining and housing extra guests. The house was built in 1989 but it has numerous updates and upgrades! The kitchen has been recently updated and is designed for entertaining. There is a full refrigerator with side-by-side full freezer, double trash compactors, double ovens, a stove with a steamer, a grill, gas burners with induction burners for high altitude and two warming ovens that allow you to cook and keep things ready for guests when it fits their recreational schedule.
A new master suite was recently added to the main floor which could also be converted to a formal living room. The master has a hot tub and steam shower. There is a large game room that can be converted and used as a dining room for large dinners. The main house also features an elevator from the garage to the main floor which is very handy for bringing up groceries and other items. There is also a ground floor master suite with its own fireplace. The house features a lot of luxurious antique furniture and the sellers would be willing to sell the house furnished or not. The house has extensive storage for you and your guests.
The other main feature of the house is the luxurious solar heated indoor pool. The pool is very unique in that it utilizes spring water that is transferred through the house filtration system and is aerated not chlorinated for a much healthier experience. The solar heat allows you to maintain the pool year round at a perfect 85 degrees. The views from the pool out the large windows are spectacular. The owners often watch hang gliders who take off from the mountain across the valley.
The caretaker’s residence is truly a great feature for part time residents and absentee owners. The residence could easily be utilized as a guest house. The house features a full kitchen, two bedrooms, a two car garage and a basement apartment.
Edwards, Colorado lies in the spectacular Vail Valley, which is one of Colorado’s most preeminent vacation spots. The valley features seemingly endless year round activities. Situated high up in the Gore Valley and surrounded by the White River National Forest, the Vail Valley is ideally located in proximity to all that the Rocky Mountains have to offer. The founders of Vail decided to model the town after a European style alpine village. Whether you are here for the ski season or the summer, Vail is the most spectacular valley in Colorado. The Red Canyon Estate is just ten minutes from the town of Edwards, home to some of the best restaurants in the Vail Valley; and only 30 minutes to the best skiing in the American West. The Eagle River Valley, once home to the Ute Indians, is now a mecca for outdoor and cultural activities alike. The valley’s first settlement in 1883 drew explorers near and far to hunt and mine. Vail’s ski area celebrated its first official ski season in 1962. It was and still remains the largest ski resort in Colorado with a vertical rise of 3,450 feet and skiable area of over 5,000 acres. The love of the outdoors is not just a trend in Vail – the diverse range of activities are sure to satisfy most any interest. Fly fishing of the Eagle River is right down the street from the property which is the last true large freestone rivers in Colorado. Vail Valley is also known for its expansive mountain biking from scenic routes for the beginner and intense expert single track trails. Beyond the physical, the Vail Valley is now home to some of the most prolific of artists, musicians and thinkers. Bravo! Vail brings professional musicians from across the country. When the New York, Dallas and Philadelphia symphonies are not occupying the epic Gerald Ford Theater and other theaters throughout the valley, Vail Dance, Vail Global Energy Forum, Vail Film, and Vail Jazz Festivals are entertaining and inspiring the community.
Due to its elevation around 7,200 feet above sea level and its position in one of Colorado’s “banana belt” regions, the climate around Edwards is surprisingly mild, even at the peak of winter. Reasonable weather patterns allow residents to enjoy the best of both worlds – mild winter temperatures and snowfall at home, complemented by world-class skiing and deep powder just a few miles away.
- Average winter high temperature: 40° F
- Average summer high temperature: 82° F
- Days of sunshine: 240+
- Annual snowfall: 48+/- inches
- Annual rainfall: 21+/- inches
For the outdoorsman, this property has plenty to offer. If hunting is your thing, the bordering BLM and National Forest offer ample opportunities for Mule Deer, Elk, Bear, Mountain Lion and the occasional moose. The property is in Game Management Unit 36 for big game. This is an over the counter archery Elk unit and over the counter rifle 2nd and 3rd seasons for Elk. It is also a draw unit for deer. The current owner’s family has been very successful in harvesting animals in the adjoining public lands. Access by horseback is tremendous which allows for miles of trail riding and camping.
The property also features a very nice stocked fishing pond that is fun for the beginner as well as the accomplished fisherman. The pond is 18’ deep which allows it to hold fish through cold winter months. The pond was recently stocked in July of 2016 with 350 lbs of Rainbow Trout. There is a silt catch pond and a breeding pond that help to enhance a self-sustaining fishery. Numerous other fishing opportunities are nearby including the Eagle River.
In addition to horseback riding and hunting in the BLM and National Forest, ATVs and motorcycles can be used.
The barn is set up with four Stable master stalls, tack room, water and electric. There is a loft with plenty of room for hay or additional storage. The property is set up for electric fence and cross fence to allow rotational grazing. The current owners have kept up to 7 horses on the property for personal use. Red Canyon Estate features direct access to BLM from a trail behind the house for miles of trail riding as well as an HOA easement that provides direct access to the White River National Forest for seemingly endless trails.
Red Canyon Estate features fully adjudicated water rights that are very valuable for domestic, irrigation and recreational uses. The property has two productive natural springs. The springs not only provide domestic uses but this lot has double the amount of water rights that the other lot owners have. The main house water supply is serviced by natural springs above the house. The caretaker’s residence has a well that provides up to 15 gallons per minute. The owners can irrigate 14 acres of hay meadows for grazing or to be bailed. The springs also create a beautiful water feature that cascades from the top of the property all the way down to the fishing pond below.
This is a rare opportunity to have a self-sustaining green energy property! In addition to the solar panels used to heat the indoor pool, the springs were routed to accommodate a hydroelectric system that could cover the electric needs of the main house, barn and caretaker’s residence. You could also tap into the electrical grid and sell the power to the electric company and in return receive credits to your account.