The Cascabel Ranch encompasses three miles of the San Miguel River and some of the most coveted private trout waters in southwestern Colorado. To local anglers, this stretch of the river is simply the Crown Jewel of the San Miguel.
An extraordinary property, the 318 acre Cascabel Ranch spreads across the San Miguel Valley floor, following the course of the river and including both banks for most of its length. No place on the ranch is more than 1,000 feet from this pristine, natural, undammed freestone river.
The current owners thoughtfully developed Cascabel Ranch over almost 30 years as both their own family retreat and a private fishing club. Noted Denver architect Peter Dominick developed the master plan for the property and designed most of the buildings, including two exquisite custom homes, four guest cabins, and a day house with a commercial-grade kitchen and dining room for 30 people. The buildings, which also include a spectacular pavilion, pool and spa, are clustered around manicured lawns at the center of the property to preserve the natural habitat and fishing experience at the upper and lower ends of the river.
At 6,400 feet above sea level, the ranch lies in the transition zone between the San Juan Mountains and the Southwestern desert with terrain and vegetation that combine the best of both regions. Deer, elk, bear, bobcats, small game, wild turkeys and eagles abound.
The property is versatile with multiple possible uses. Since 2008, the ranch has been used exclusively by the owners as a getaway, and is, in fact, a manageable size for a family property. Cascabel Ranch also has superb amenities for a corporate retreat or sporting property. Additionally, the acreage is divided into eight distinct tracts, suitable for development with buried electricity and telephone services.
Surrounded by national forests and federal land and secluded by high canyon walls, Cascabel Ranch is very private and yet only 30 minutes from the ski slopes, shops, and restaurants of Telluride. The ranch is easily accessible all year via a county-maintained road off Highway 145.
318 deeded acres, adjacent to the Uncompahgre National Forest
Located on Sanborn Park Road, less than 3 miles off Highway 145
Encompasses 3+ miles of the Lower San Miguel River
8 miles north of Norwood, CO
28 miles northwest of Telluride, CO
61 miles southwest of Montrose, CO, and the Montrose Regional Airport
Situated in San Miguel and Montrose Counties
Elevation 6,400 feet above sea level
2,377 sq. ft. custom-built, 3 bed/3 bath Lodgepole pine log home
3,451 sq. ft. custom-built, 3 bed/3 bath Norwegian-style wood home
800 sq. ft. artists studio
4 guest cabins
Day house with commercial kitchen, indoor/outdoor dining for 30+
Pool pavilion and spa, club house, managers house and office
Sleeping capacity for 30
Adjudicated water rights for expansion
2 stocked fishing ponds
2 miles of year-round maintained road access
T1 Internet access
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