Hartsel Springs Ranch previously consisted of approximately 27,000 acres, and the portion of the ranch that is currently being marketed for sale is 3439+/- acres which includes the homestead and the majority if not all of the ranch improvements. The improvements include a large guest lodge, several cabins and accessory buildings. Current agricultural operations include livestock grazing inclusive of cattle and horses; horses are bred for ranch use and for guided trail rides. Hay is not currently produced on the property although there may be limited potential for that. The property also benefits from the riparian features of Middle Fork and the South Fork of the South Platte River, Four Mile Creek, a storage pond; and an un-developed and un-adjudicated hot springs, which is located in a large area of land known as Hot Springs Ridge, just south of US 24. South of CR 59 lies 410 acres under a conservation easement. The designated section includes the South Fork of the South Platte River. The Colorado Division of Wildlife also has two fishing easements on the property, one to the South Fork, and the other to the Middle Fork, both of the South Platte River. The property currently serves as a guest ranch with guest lodge consisting of 6 suites, all with a private bathroom; living area, meeting and sitting area; dining area and commercial kitchen and service area inclusive of public restrooms, staff bathroom, storage areas and laundry. In addition, accessory buildings inclusive of 6 cabins, entertaining complexes known as the party barn and pool house as well as work buildings and agriculture structures complete the homestead. The ranch is open for guests typically from May 15, to the end of November. North of the homestead are depreciated barns, corrals and structures. On the west side of Hwy 9 is a bathhouse constructed near the hot springs. There are multiple wells located throughout the property to service the homestead and livestock. The Ranch is situated in the montane ecosystem that is found between 6,000 and 9,000 feet in elevation and is typlified by open ponderosa pine, Douglas fir and aspen woodlands, short-grass prarie grasses, and a mixture of shrub and wildflower varieties. The vast, rich grasslands were what attracted ranchers and settlers to stay in this region after the gold rush. The ridges and hillsides being a bit more rugged, are home to the pine, fir and quaking aspen.