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18261 Road G

Cortez, CO 81321
  • $1,499,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 22 Days
  • MLS #: 788643
$1,499,000
  • 2
    BEDS
  • 57.95
    ACRES
  • 2
    BATHS
  • 0
    1/2 BATHS
  • 1,705
    SQFT
  • $879
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1899
County:
Area:

School Information

Elementary School:
Middle School:
High School:
Listing courtesy of Legacy Properties West Sotheby's Int. Realty.


Description

The magic of McElmo Canyon is as appreciated today by artists and writers, vintners and archeologists as it was by The Ancients, who chose to settle in this majestic area thousands of years ago. One of the nation's precious hidden gems and perhaps its next Napa Valley, this amazing canyon's property is ripe for the picking. This water-rich 58 acres is anchored by a beautiful stone house built in 1899, and completely updated circa 2006. One of the first homesteads in the canyon, it is shaded by 140-year-old cottonwood trees, and surrounded by apple, pear, peach, cherry and plum trees, a 3-acre vineyard, gorgeous landscaping and a wonderful patio from which to enjoy it all. The "proof-of-concept" vineyard produces enough Baco Noir, Chambourcin, Cabernet Franc and award-winning Traminette grapes to create 3000+ bottles of your own wine a year. Wine-making equipment in the barn! Or sell your grapes to one of the local wineries. In the farmhouse, a warm living-dining-kitchen area wraps around the original stone fireplace. Also on this level are the laundry room and a full bathroom. Upstairs are the master bedroom, bathroom and a romantic balcony overlooking the vineyard, as well as a second bedroom. The house is serviced by a brand new boiler and city water, and the land by extensive water rights (it owns 20% of the water in the Lower Wilson Ditch, which amounts to approximately 800 gallons per minute!). Using the electricity produced by its own large array of solar panels, the home's electric bills never go above the base fee of $33/month. McElmo Creek runs through the lower level of the propertya completely private, flat, usable area suitable for countless business ventures. An Airbnb and VRBO paradise! Reminiscent of southern France, a short-term rental here would likely be booked solid. Incredible backdrop for weddings and other events. Or, as one example on an endless list, a luxury glamping resort: Serve your guests breakfast at the farmhouse, evening wine on the flagstone patio, and during the day send them off with a packed lunch to enjoy Sand Canyongateway to Canyons of The Ancientsjust down the road, to Mesa Verde, Hovenweep or any of the other incredible sites nearby. (Please note: Montezuma County is open to creative ideas like these, but anything more than short-term rentals needs to be approved.) With the airport an easy 5 miles away, the lovely weather almost guaranteed by its location in horticultural zone 7a, and the ambience already built in, this fertile oasis is a dream destination.

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18261 Road G Cortez, CO 81321

  • Price: $1,499,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 22 Days
  • MLS #: 788643
2
Beds
2
Baths
0
½ Baths
57.95
Acres
1,705
SQFT
$879
$/SQFT
1899
Built
Neighborhood:
None
County:
Montezuma
Area:
Cortez
Elementary School:
Battle Rock K-6
Middle School:
Cortez 6-8
High School:
Montezuma-Cortez 9-12
Property Description
The magic of McElmo Canyon is as appreciated today by artists and writers, vintners and archeologists as it was by The Ancients, who chose to settle in this majestic area thousands of years ago. One of the nation's precious hidden gems and perhaps its next Napa Valley, this amazing canyon's property is ripe for the picking. This water-rich 58 acres is anchored by a beautiful stone house built in 1899, and completely updated circa 2006. One of the first homesteads in the canyon, it is shaded by 140-year-old cottonwood trees, and surrounded by apple, pear, peach, cherry and plum trees, a 3-acre vineyard, gorgeous landscaping and a wonderful patio from which to enjoy it all. The "proof-of-concept" vineyard produces enough Baco Noir, Chambourcin, Cabernet Franc and award-winning Traminette grapes to create 3000+ bottles of your own wine a year. Wine-making equipment in the barn! Or sell your grapes to one of the local wineries. In the farmhouse, a warm living-dining-kitchen area wraps around the original stone fireplace. Also on this level are the laundry room and a full bathroom. Upstairs are the master bedroom, bathroom and a romantic balcony overlooking the vineyard, as well as a second bedroom. The house is serviced by a brand new boiler and city water, and the land by extensive water rights (it owns 20% of the water in the Lower Wilson Ditch, which amounts to approximately 800 gallons per minute!). Using the electricity produced by its own large array of solar panels, the home's electric bills never go above the base fee of $33/month. McElmo Creek runs through the lower level of the propertya completely private, flat, usable area suitable for countless business ventures. An Airbnb and VRBO paradise! Reminiscent of southern France, a short-term rental here would likely be booked solid. Incredible backdrop for weddings and other events. Or, as one example on an endless list, a luxury glamping resort: Serve your guests breakfast at the farmhouse, evening wine on the flagstone patio, and during the day send them off with a packed lunch to enjoy Sand Canyongateway to Canyons of The Ancientsjust down the road, to Mesa Verde, Hovenweep or any of the other incredible sites nearby. (Please note: Montezuma County is open to creative ideas like these, but anything more than short-term rentals needs to be approved.) With the airport an easy 5 miles away, the lovely weather almost guaranteed by its location in horticultural zone 7a, and the ambience already built in, this fertile oasis is a dream destination.
Exterior Features

Acreage Range 35+ Approx Irrig Acres 40 Carport No Exterior Inclusions BalconyCovered PorchFarm EquipmentIrrigation WaterLandscapingPatioShed/Storage Exterior Structures Metal Building Garage No Property Attached No Property Description Pasture Roof Metal Sewer Source Septic System Siding StoneStucco Stories Two Story Street Description CountyPaved Style Farm House Utilities ElectricPropane-Tank OwnedSolar Views MountainsStream/RiverValley Water Source City Water Water Well No Waterfront Creek Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Additional Living Quarters No Appliance Inclusions DishwasherDryerMicrowaveRange/OvenRefrigeratorWasher Dining Kitchen BarLiving Room Dining Fireplace Living Room Flooring Carpet-PartialStained/Stamped ConcreteTile Foundation Basement Slab Heating Fuel Source ElectricPropane Heating System Electric BaseboardFireplaceFloor Radiant Master Bedroom Level Upper Level One Quarter Baths 0 Total Office Dens 0 Water Heater Propane Water Heater

Property Features

Current Use AgricultureOrchardResidentialVineyard Green Certification No Hoa No Livestock Allowed CattleHorsesOtherPoultrySheepSwine New Construction YN No Possible Property Use AgricultureDairyHobby FarmHorse/EquestrianLivestockOrchardRecreationalResidentialResortTree FarmVineyard Real Estate Included Yes Reo Lender Owned No Special Assement No Tax Year 2020 Total Taxes 1072 Water Rights Yes Zoning AgricultureResidential Single Family

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