Antero Mountain Ranch, Nathrop, Colorado - Offered at $1,490,000 The 160 acres of Antero Mountain Ranch, at the base of Mount Antero, are completely surrounded by the scenic beauty of the San Isabel National Forest in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Alpine meadows liberally sprinkled with wildflowers intertwine with stands of stately pines, blue spruce, and delicate aspens. The bubbling waters of Eddy Creek run throughout. The distinction of the ranch lies in its easy drive through the National Forest, with great year round access, as well as underground electric and phone. Many trails, high mountain lakes, waterfalls, and breathtaking scenes of beauty are directly accessible from the Ranch’s gated entrance. Paradise for horseback riders, photographers, hunters, hikers, mountain bikers, or those who want tranquility among the splendor of pristine forests, snowcapped mountain peaks, and unrivaled Colorado blue sky. Wherever you are on Antero Mountain Ranch, there are postcard perfect views. The views from the Ranch of Mount Princeton and the Chalk Cliffs are unsurpassed. Antero Mountain Ranch is located in Chaffee County, Colorado ~ home to the most 14,000 foot peaks in the contiguous United States. Take the short drive from the Ranch to Highway 285. There you will find yourself half way between Buena Vista and Salida, Colorado. A 20 minute drive north takes you to Buena Vista and graces you with views of the rugged Collegiate Peaks and the rushing waters of the Arkansas River. Buena Vista, Spanish for “beautiful view.” No matter which direction you go, you get exactly that-beautiful views. The rustic, yet spaciously comfortable, log-sided 2800 SF lodge-style home is itself a part of the beauty of Antero Mountain Ranch. Finely crafted and strategically built to enjoy every aspect of this unique mountain retreat. The main level is comprised of 1800 square feet, lower level is 1000 square feet, of quality craftsmanship. Exterior doors, with gorgeous stained glass, allow access to decks where you can breathe in fresh mountain air and envelope yourself in the wonder of nature. Every window frames an unforgettable view. The great room, with its wood stove, rock hearth, and log mantel, beckons you to spend time. The cathedral ceilings with their log beams, the aspen tongue and groove, and the designer, earth tone colors all blend together to create a lodge-style atmosphere. There are a total of four bedrooms and three baths. The main level master suite provides a private area inside and out with its own deck access with views and a perennial rock garden. Another roomy bedroom and bath with a walk-in, tiled shower are also on the main level. This level has hot water baseboard heating as well as the wood stove. The lower level encompasses two more bedrooms, a bath, and a Swiss-style sauna. A great place to be after a day of hiking or snowshoeing. The lower level has in-floor heat. It may also be accessed through the attached 2-car garage. The 160 acres of Mount Antero Ranch are fully fenced. A newly built pole corral and a tack shed await your horses. The marked riding/hiking trails have been cleared of deadfalls and trees have been trimmed. There has been meticulous detail given to the grounds surrounding the home. Enjoy the open landscape and views from the back patio or the front porch. A log chicken coop and a log storage shed are also on the grounds. An unfinished log-sided building could be used to park an RV or hay storage. It has large bay doors and windows, so it could be finished as a guest cabin. Near the new well, there has been a site cleared. From this site, there are majestic mountain views. Build your dream Colorado home, or a guest cabin. An area has been cleared for the electric line to be laid. Step outside any doorway of Antero Mountain Ranch and your recreational enjoyment begins. The well maintained trails throughout the property are ready to lead you to beautiful vistas, shady spots under towering ponderosa pines, and pockets of sunshine filled meadows. Horseback riding or ATV’ing are ideal ways to see all that the Ranch has to offer. Spend some time viewing the far reaches of this pristine mountain property and you will fall in love. For more adventure, ride or hike into San Isabel National Forest and the Colorado Trail. View nature in all its glory on a crisp fall day when the aspens color the landscape with their deep hues of gold, orange, and red. Plenty of photographic opportunities as you snowmobile or snowshoe through crisp white snow and look out at the bright Colorado blue sky. The diversity of wildlife found on Antero Mountain Ranch and the surrounding National Forest creates an ultimate photography or hunting experience. The Ranch is located in Hunting Unit 56. Migrating elk and deer herds can be seen from various points throughout the ranch. The south side and behind the property is near-exclusive. It is open to horseback or foot traffic only. This allows the owner to hunt in an area rarely accessed by other hunters. Additional hunting opportunities include black bear, mountain goats, big horn sheep, and mountain lion. For those who prefer birds, there are wild turkeys, ptarmigans, and blue grouse. The Arkansas River is just minutes from the Ranch. Not only is it known for its world class whitewater rafting, but also for its gold medal trout fishing. The section of river near the Ranch is one of the top brown trout fishing areas in Colorado. Options for Antero Mountain Ranch: Year round home; Vacation home; Vacation rental; Bed & Breakfast; Hunting lodge; Horseback riding club; or, Corporate retreat.