JACKSON RANCH Rarely does a large-acreage hay ranch come on the market in the Wet Mountain Valley and when it does it’s often in need of some serious rehab on the home and outbuildings. Either that or it’s unaffordable, as the land and the rich, high-protein-grass it produces, are much sought after. Then along comes the Jackson Ranch, with 528.64 acres of land and a perfectly placed home built in 2010. The 3,665 sq. ft. home has a semi-arched footprint to take full advantage of the views to the lush valley and high mountains beyond. The axis of the home is a large, gourmet kitchen and a comfortable living room with a fireplace. Pivotal to these 2 rooms and the home in general, is a high-ceilinged cupola-style dining room with glass seemingly climbing from floor to ceiling, and 2 glass exterior doors each leading to decks running the length of both the kitchen and family room. What a view! There are 7 outbuildings that have been brought back to their original glory and painted the red of farms past. With their metal roofs slightly rusted and their multi-paned windows neat and trim, anyone would be proud to own and use these barns and corrals and invite their guests to stay in the 1,900 sq. ft. red-barn guest-home built to mimic the existing historic buildings. The ranch consists of 528.64 acres, of which 370 are irrigated hay ground with water rights and the balance being dryland pasture. Approximately 7 acres are carved out for the rich, well-groomed landscape around the home and barns. Access is excellent from the state highway but the home is set well away, built sound, and landscaped to eliminate any outside noise. The main home is a 3BR/3.5B with in-floor heat, custom woodwork throughout, cork flooring in upstairs rooms (unbelievably nice flooring), and ceramic tile in baths. Hallway flooring leading to the very private master suite is T&G pine and the bedroom is carpeted. Every room has a view and each is filled with natural light. The guest-home is a 2BR/2B on two levels with hardwood floors and was built in 2008. Jackson Ranch is beautiful, useful, productive and available.