Located literally across the road from one of the most select trout fisheries in North America if not Colorado's finest, one will find the +/- 320-Acres of the Tailwater Ranch. Private, meticulous and neat is what comes to mind when one pulls into the drive, which is tucked away from public sight, to the custom timber frame home & headquarters. The sellers looked for almost 20 years to find this property. The fully working ranch has incredible water rights, qualifies for agricultural tax status, produces tons of hay, grazing for horses, sheep & cattle, as well as supports an incredible elk breeding and calving grounds. Mule deer feed in the fields every evening and bed along the creek, with monsters harvested from this area annually. And, a 1.5 acre trout pond for your fishing enjoyment.
Just out the gate and across the road is the some of the most incredible fishing, truly world class, that can be found in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, where the seller has guided on for many years. Broker note This broker had the pleasure of spending an incomparable day on that water, and it was one of my best days in Colorado in over 30 years.
The custom timber frame home, just the right size at +/-3200 sq. ft., has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, with a massive 2.5 car garage that has a plethora of storage, features a huge gourmet kitchen, open floor plan, an incredible master suite, broadband internet and too many custom features to name. Truly a home design for ranch life and this property. Elevation is 7420'. The original historic ranch log buildings make up the outbuildings, including horse facilities, barn & loafing shed. Income from hay production, grazing and hunting rights help support the ranch. During recent improvements to the ranch, underground utilities and primary power was installed in multiple locations to accommodate future home sites.
If water is the gold out west these days, then the Tailwater Ranch is the motherlode of water. The water rights on this ranch are literally incomparable 8.5 shares, 225 acre ft. of late summer-fall storage water, with several water project plans in the works that would convey to buyer. The big game hunting on the ranch, and neighboring BLM land, is second to none.
The ranch is located approximately 15 minutes to downtown Montrose, Colorado's excellent dining, hospital, Walmart, regional airport. And, you're just two minutes to some of the best trophy trout fishing in the country & chukar hunting in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Blue Mesa Lake, with its huge trout, millions of acres of nearby national forest for the hiker, snowmobiler, four-wheeler and fly fisherman, leaves little to be desired in the world of recreation.
With the stock market at an all time high, investors are looking for hard asset alternatives. The Tailwater Ranch certainly checks quite a few boxes for the discriminating ranch investor today. Options are endless with corporate retreat, outfitter base or a family legacy ranch to pass down to generations at the top of the list. Tailwater Ranch, while not currently enrolled in any type of conservation easement, would certainly lend itself to that cause, as most all of the holdings surrounding Tailwater Ranch are preserved by conservation easements, forever protected from development.
With foreign travel for the sportsman closed down, consider your fishing, hunting and working ranch options in the heart of America, in the very best that Colorado can offer, The Tailwater Ranch. Email or call for more information and your qualified showing. Co brokers welcome.
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