Strawberry Fields Ranch is an easily accessible, immaculately maintained 37.5-acre equestrian and fishing retreat located between Gypsum and Eagle, Colorado. Situated on the banks of the famed Eagle River, the ranch is fully equipped as a turnkey horse operation and is being sold with everything required to begin immediately enjoying the equestrian lifestyle, including ten horses, a three-horse trailer, and even a Ford F-350 diesel truck to pull them. Between its extensive improvements, water rights, private fishing, and close proximity to Vail and Beaver Creek, the ranch is a perfect fit for those looking to enjoy all that Colorado has to offer.
Thanks to the property’s location almost equidistant between Gypsum and Eagle, Strawberry Fields Ranch offers the privacy of a private, river-front retreat combined with the conveniences of nearby, lively small towns. Eagle, the county seat, offers a variety of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment options, but in an understated style not found in neighboring resort communities. Gypsum offers easy access to all the essentials, including grocery stores, casual dining, and gas stations.
The ranch is located just minutes from Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE), which offers direct flights to and from 11 major American cities including Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York. Beaver Creek Resort and Vail Mountain Resort are 30 and 37 miles, respectively, east of the ranch via I-70, and the Denver metro area is just two hours from the ranch, also via I-70.
The ranch has been owned by the same family since 2003, and they have kept the home and ranch buildings in immaculate shape. Under their ownership, the ranch has not been used as a commercial business, only for the enjoyment of their friends and family. The comfortable 1,900-square-foot home includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and it connects directly to the barn, tack room, arena, and hay barn. More information on the equestrian facilities is detailed in the “Horses” section.
Due to its elevation of 6,300 feet above sea level and its position in one of Colorado’s “banana belt” regions, the climate around Strawberry Fields Ranch 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 30 miles away.
- Average winter high: 40° F
- Average summer high: 82° F
- Days of sunshine: 290+
- Annual snowfall: 48+/- inches
- Annual rainfall: 12+/- inches
Strawberry Fields Ranch is being sold as a fully equipped turnkey equestrian operation. Included with the sale are ten horses, a modern three-horse trailer, and a Ford F-350 diesel truck. The ranch boasts a 145’ x 80’ indoor riding arena, outdoor arena, nine fenced pastures, a ten-stall barn, tack room, and tractor shed, all of which have been maintained with the utmost care. With nine individually fenced pastures, a sprinkler system, and 1.5 CFS of water rights, as well as a large hay barn for the winter months, the ranch is well equipped to graze horses year round.
- Eagle County is known as the heart of year-round outdoor recreation in Colorado.
- Beaver Creek Resort and Vail Mountain Resort offer some of the best skiing in the world.
- The ranch is located in Game Management Unit 44, one of North America’s most well-known trophy mule deer hunting areas.
- Hundreds of miles of trails in the ranch’s vicinity await mountain biking, hiking, and trail running enthusiasts.
- In addition to the ranch’s Eagle River access, the nearby Colorado River offers numerous opportunities for kayaking, whitewater rafting, and other warm-weather water sports.
The Eagle River is known as one of most renowned fisheries in Colorado, and Strawberry Fields Ranch is situated directly in the middle of one of the river’s most productive stretches. The local fishing guide service Minturn Anglers succinctly and accurately describes the river between Eagle and Gypsum: “This is big water that holds some very big fish.” Thanks in part to its prolific spring and summer caddis hatches, 18-22 inch browns and rainbows are the norm, with the occasional once-in-a-lifetime trophy fish awaiting experienced (or lucky) anglers. Before and after spring runoff, the ranch’s river is wadeable and offers a surprising variety of riffles, pools, and runs. Because of the high percentage of private land along this stretch of the Eagle, there is very little fishing pressure, except for the occasional drift boat.
More than 80% of Eagle County’s land is public, creating a base level of private land scarcity in an area known for its extensive and dense development. Additionally, Eagle County has experienced sustained, solid growth that has outpaced all other resort counties in Colorado. Since 2002, Eagle County’s population has grown by more than 25%, and the county is projecting another 27% growth in the next five years, bringing the total population to just over 71,000 residents. Compared to Grand, Pitkin, and Summit Counties (home to Winter Park, Aspen/Snowmass, and Breckenridge/Keystone, respectively), it is clear that Eagle County is the first choice in Colorado resort areas for attracting new permanent residents. These favorable demographics, combined with the unique nature of the Strawberry Fields Ranch, indicate that the property holds significant investment upside.
1.5 CFS of irrigation water rights, pumped directly from the Eagle River. Full details available upon request.