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Brian Smith
Brian Smith
Hall and Hall

Sky River Ranch

$9,900,000 797.20 Acres
Property ID 2873420


Crowned by an exceptional custom home perched on a bench overlooking the Elk River Valley, this 797 acre ranch is distinguished by its live water, wildlife habitat, luxurious accommodations and spectacular panoramic vistas. The beautiful Elk River flows through the property, providing outstanding fly fishing for a variety of trout. The cottonwood-lined riparian areas are a haven for wildlife including sandhill cranes, great blue herons, bald eagles, sharp-tailed grouse, elk, mule deer, and pronghorn antelope. A sizable tributary, Deep Creek, meanders through another area of the ranch. Historic water rights from both sources provide irrigation for 120 acres of hay meadow. In addition, there are about 500 acres of rolling upland pasture. Located just 20 minutes from downtown Steamboat Springs, the property is easy to access yet is private and tranquil.

The magnificent 9,583 square foot owner residence is a work of art with high quality materials and craftsmanship, created to accentuate the breath-taking vistas up and down the valley. The custom dwelling was designed to provide a relaxing retreat for its owners while also accommodating guests in three comfortable suites, all with floor-to-ceiling windows and gorgeous views. Located just 20 minutes from downtown Steamboat Springs, the property is easy to access yet remains a private and tranquil oasis.

The Facts
Home Specs and Features
-The style is Craftsman Contemporary, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright with clean lines, rich woodwork in cherry, fir, and cedar, and Wright-inspired stained glass.
-The home is 9,583 square feet with an attached three-bay garage providing an additional 1,080 square feet for vehicles, storage, and workbench.
-The design incorporates high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows to maximize the spectacular views from every bedroom and the main living areas.
-The three spacious guest bedroom suites all have tasteful baths, walk-in closets, and wool carpeting. One of them, the special master guest suite, features a fireplace and a Jacuzzi tub in addition to its large shower.
-The home was designed by Bill Rangitsch of Steamboat Architectural Associates and built by Ric Ostrom of MEO Construction, both top firms based in Steamboat Springs.
-The floor plan is designed to accentuate the views of Hahns Peak, Elk Mountain, the Elk River valley, and Mount Werner.
-The home blends into its setting by utilizing existing grades, a low profile, and buried utilities. It sits on a bench on the brow of the hill as Wright would have specified.
-High quality materials are used throughout the home imported stone countertops, some with 50-million year old fossils, imported limestone flooring, Telluride Gold dry stack stone fireplaces, ultra durable hardwood floors of spotted gum (eucalyptus), tongue-in-groove ceilings, and rich woodworking with clear cherry cabinets, doors, and trim.
-Massive yet delicate fir beams differentiate interior spaces and structurally allow high ceilings and plentiful eight-foot tall windows.
-Five stone fireplaces (three gas, two wood burning) including a large outdoor fireplace make the home cozy and comfortable in addition to the in-floor heating throughout.
-The formal entry and vestibule welcome guests, while the spacious mud room provides ample storage for outdoor clothes, boots, etc.
-Wide gallery hallways were designed for showcasing art with an art gallery hanging system and spotlights.
-The kitchen was designed by a gourmet chef and can easily accommodate many collaborating chefs with three sinks, three ovens, two cooktops, a large Subzero refrigerator, an equally large Subzero freezer, two under-counter refrigerators, three dishwashers, walk-in pantry, beautiful cherry cabinets above with art glass, and more than ample drawers and lower cabinets, all with pull-out shelves.
-An internal waterfall and stream give a sensual visual and auditory background for the guest wing as well as humidifying the home.
-The master wing features a spacious bedroom with gas fireplace, hidden TV projector and drop-down screen, wet bar, private patios, two offices, laundry, his-and-her bathrooms and dressing rooms/closets plus a -Jacuzzi soaking tub and an exquisite curved tile shower in a shared bath.
T-here are two powder rooms, one upstairs and one down.
-The lower walk-out level consists of a game room with mini-kitchen, a home theater, an exercise room, a crafts and gift wrapping area, and a wine storage room. The exercise room has its own full bathroom and closets to double as an extra guest suite.
-The home is completely wheelchair accessible, including an elevator, and one of the guest suites was designed for wheelchair access to its sinks and shower.
-The exterior of the home is equally appealing with stone work, windows, multiple patios, native landscaping and outdoor entertaining spaces.
-The attached large three-car garage has floor drains, work benches, substantial storage and a back-up generator.There is an additional three-car garage nearby for additional vehicles such as snowmobiles and other toys.
-The home has efficient in-floor heating throughout and outdoor snow-melting heat for sidewalks and patio. There is a house-wide high quality audio system, both wired and Wi-Fi networking everywhere, two built-in vacuum systems, an alarm system, and ample lighting.

FACTS for fishing only:
-Stunning 797 acres located in the heart of the bucolic Elk River Valley
-Outstanding trout fishing on 1 mile of Elk River as it meanders through the ranch
-Exceptional residence perched above the river valley with spectacular panoramic vistas
-9,583 square foot home is a work of art and well-suited for entertaining
-Irrigated hay meadows and rolling pasture lands complement the beautiful river corridor
-Diverse habitat and abundant water resources provide a healthy environment for cattle and a wide variety of wildlife species
-Conveniently located only 10 miles from resort town amenities in Steamboat Springs

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