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4500 Forest Service Road 563

Gunnison, CO 81230
  • $9,500,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 52 Days
  • MLS #: 795137
UPDATED: 61 min ago
$9,500,000
  • 4
    BEDS
  • 1243.55
    ACRES
  • 2
    BATHS
  • 1
    1/2 BATHS
  • 3,045
    SQFT
  • $3,120
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Farm
Built:
1995
County:

School Information

Elementary School:
Middle School:
High School:
Listing courtesy of M4 Ranch Group, Llc.


Description

Whetstone Mountain Ranch, high in the West Elk Mountains near Crested Butte, Colorado, youll not only be "away from it all, but also "above it all. This 1,243.55 acre wilderness ranch for sale boasts sweeping views of the magnificent Ohio Creek Valley that will be shared only by you and the eagles. If youre interested in having your nearest neighbors be elk, mule deer, black bears and lush meadows of wildflowers, Whetstone Mountain Ranch is the wilderness hunting retreat of your dreams. The healthy sub-alpine forests and meadows that dominate the ranch create prime habitat for mule deer and elk that favor living just below tree line for much of the year. At an average elevation of more than 10,000 feet, the property receives abundant moisture that feeds ten or more springs and ponds on the property, guaranteeing that animals wont need to travel away from the ranch to find water. Furthermore, the heavy stands of dark timber composed of spruce and fir, intermixed with meadows of lush native grasses and aspen, meets the needs of wildlife for shelter and food. In short, Whetstone Mountain Ranch is in the midst of high-country big game habitat at its finest. The hunting possibilities on the ranch are as plentiful as its alpine vistas. Large mule deer roam the property with regularity, and bucks have been taken here that score over 200 on the Boone and Crockett scale, topping out at 243. Impressive elk herds also frequent the ranch and the adjacent Gunnison National Forest, which nearly surrounds the property. The ranch qualifies for over-the-counter elk tags and landowner deer tags. Black bears are plentiful here as well and further enhance the big game hunting opportunities. With these assets in place, the prospects of operating Whetstone Mountain Ranch as a private or commercial hunting retreat are outstanding. A large 3,045 square foot lodge serves as headquarters for this magnificent property. It includes four bedrooms, a full kitchen, a storage garage, and a vaulted great room filled with trophy mounts. Spectacular high-country views can be enjoyed from its large deck. Whetstone Mountain Ranch is a fully "turn-key property, with all furnishings, big game mounts, equipment, vehicles, and tools included in the sale. The lodge is entirely off-grid, powered by a solar system with generator backup. Water comes from a gravity-feed system from a spring on the property. A barn and storage cabin are also present on the fully fenced acreage. Hunting is the prime attraction of this property, but jeeping and hiking are natural fits in the summertime, too. Photographic opportunities abound, with great views of nearby Mount Whetstone, Carbon Peak, Mount Axtell, all of which rise in excess of 12,000 feet. Wildflower-lovers will literally have a field day here in the summer. World-renowned fly-fishing opportunities exist on the Gunnison, East, and Taylor Rivers, each within an hours drive. The ranch is accessible by snowmobile in the winter, and snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ski touring are ideal ways to enjoy the solitude of winter. The downhill ski resort of Crested Butte is 50 minutes away, and the college town of Gunnison and its airport is 30 minutes away.

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4500 Forest Service Road 563 Gunnison, CO 81230

  • Price: $9,500,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 52 Days
  • Updated: 61 min ago
  • MLS #: 795137
4
Beds
2
Baths
1
½ Baths
1243.55
Acres
3,045
SQFT
$3,120
$/SQFT
1995
Built
Neighborhood:
None
County:
Gunnison
Area:
Gunnison Rural
Elementary School:
Open Enrollment
Middle School:
Open Enrollment
High School:
Open Enrollment
Property Description
Whetstone Mountain Ranch, high in the West Elk Mountains near Crested Butte, Colorado, youll not only be "away from it all, but also "above it all. This 1,243.55 acre wilderness ranch for sale boasts sweeping views of the magnificent Ohio Creek Valley that will be shared only by you and the eagles. If youre interested in having your nearest neighbors be elk, mule deer, black bears and lush meadows of wildflowers, Whetstone Mountain Ranch is the wilderness hunting retreat of your dreams. The healthy sub-alpine forests and meadows that dominate the ranch create prime habitat for mule deer and elk that favor living just below tree line for much of the year. At an average elevation of more than 10,000 feet, the property receives abundant moisture that feeds ten or more springs and ponds on the property, guaranteeing that animals wont need to travel away from the ranch to find water. Furthermore, the heavy stands of dark timber composed of spruce and fir, intermixed with meadows of lush native grasses and aspen, meets the needs of wildlife for shelter and food. In short, Whetstone Mountain Ranch is in the midst of high-country big game habitat at its finest. The hunting possibilities on the ranch are as plentiful as its alpine vistas. Large mule deer roam the property with regularity, and bucks have been taken here that score over 200 on the Boone and Crockett scale, topping out at 243. Impressive elk herds also frequent the ranch and the adjacent Gunnison National Forest, which nearly surrounds the property. The ranch qualifies for over-the-counter elk tags and landowner deer tags. Black bears are plentiful here as well and further enhance the big game hunting opportunities. With these assets in place, the prospects of operating Whetstone Mountain Ranch as a private or commercial hunting retreat are outstanding. A large 3,045 square foot lodge serves as headquarters for this magnificent property. It includes four bedrooms, a full kitchen, a storage garage, and a vaulted great room filled with trophy mounts. Spectacular high-country views can be enjoyed from its large deck. Whetstone Mountain Ranch is a fully "turn-key property, with all furnishings, big game mounts, equipment, vehicles, and tools included in the sale. The lodge is entirely off-grid, powered by a solar system with generator backup. Water comes from a gravity-feed system from a spring on the property. A barn and storage cabin are also present on the fully fenced acreage. Hunting is the prime attraction of this property, but jeeping and hiking are natural fits in the summertime, too. Photographic opportunities abound, with great views of nearby Mount Whetstone, Carbon Peak, Mount Axtell, all of which rise in excess of 12,000 feet. Wildflower-lovers will literally have a field day here in the summer. World-renowned fly-fishing opportunities exist on the Gunnison, East, and Taylor Rivers, each within an hours drive. The ranch is accessible by snowmobile in the winter, and snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ski touring are ideal ways to enjoy the solitude of winter. The downhill ski resort of Crested Butte is 50 minutes away, and the college town of Gunnison and its airport is 30 minutes away.
Exterior Features

Acreage Range 200+ Acres Approx Irrig Acres 0 Barn No Carport No Corral No Exterior Inclusions Deck Fence Full Property Garage Yes Garage Type Attached Garage Improvements Structures OtherBarn Pasture Yes Property Attached Yes Property Description Borders National ForestOff Grid Roof Metal Sewer Septic Stories 1.5 Story Street Description DirtSeasonal Style Raised Ranch Topography LevelRollingSloped Views Mountains Water Spring Water Well No Waterfront PondSeasonal Stream/Spring Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Additional Living Quarters No Appliance Inclusions DishwasherMicrowaveRange/OvenRefrigerator Basement Partial Dining Kitchen BarLiving Room Dining Fireplace Living Room Flooring CarpetTile Foundation Basement Heating Fuel Source PropaneSolarWood Heating System Wall HeaterWood Stove Interior Inclusions Ceiling Fan(S)Vaulted CeilingAll FurnishingsT &Amp; G CeilingsWindow CoveringsWood Stove One Quarter Baths 0 Total Office Dens 0 Water Heater Propane Water Heater

Property Features

Adjudicated Unknown Annual Irrig Cost 0 Can Be Divided Unknown Covenants No Current Use Mountain RecreationGrazingResidential Single FamilyHunting Green Certification No Hoa No Horse Setup No Income Producing No Irr Water Desc Amnt .165Cf Irrigation Water District Div 4 Leased No New Construction YN No Possible Property Use Ag/LivestockGrazingHorsesHuntingMountain Recreation Press System No Property Type AgricultureMountainResidential/Single Family Reo Lender Owned No Tax Year 2021 Total Taxes 2333.00 Type With Residence Utilities Solar Water Rights Yes Zoning Agriculture

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