Red Draw Ranch offers the perfect hobby ranch opportunity (video)
Acreage, privacy and opportunity await you at Red Draw Ranch located at 700 West Squaw Creek Road, Edwards. This legacy property features 74 acres of rolling hills, trails, trout ponds, an outdoor equestrian riding arena and is just minutes away from world class skiing at Vail and Beaver Creek and golf at Cordillera. It’s the perfect hobby ranch for those who want to create meaningful memories with loved ones.
Situated throughout the property are three ponds, two of which have been stocked with massive rainbow trout. “This is such a fisherman’s paradise, imagine watching your grandkids reeling in a trout bigger than they have ever seen,” said Nate Hall of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, who gave us the tour of this property on a beautiful, sunny afternoon.
For the horse lovers, there is an outdoor equestrian riding arena and horse stall with access to trails within the 74 acres or connect to the trails just outside of the property, linking to Cordillera trails and 10,000 acres of BLM Land. Along with horses, seasonal elk and mule deer frequent the area along with the occasional bear or fox.
It’s also the perfect place to entertain guests. There is currently a luxury 2,200-plus square-foot home with two bedrooms and two bathrooms and a gourmet kitchen built over a huge 5 stall garage. There can be 2 homes of any size built and 1 more 2,200 square-foot home built on the property.
There is also a fully restored historical log cabin from 1860 that was relocated to the property. The antique cabin has a wrap around porch, wood burning stove and a fire pit and large deck area for guests to enjoy an evening under the stars.
The ranch is designed for simplicity and is easy to manage. “The infrastructure and hard work have been done by the developer with over $6,500,000 already invested,” Hall said. “The taxes are under $4,000 a year with an agricultural exemption for hay.” There has recently been a $500,000 price improvement as well.
Extensive water rights are in place, irrigation systems for ponds, waterfalls and stream flows are set, two wells and there’s even a domestic reverse osmosis water treatment plant on the property. “The developers truly thought of everything. The only decision you may have to make is if you are going to hike, golf or fish that day,” Hall said.
“The location is so close to everything but yet so private, peaceful and quiet when you are there. I say it’s miles away from ordinary yet close to it all,” Hall said.
To visualize you and your family and friends at Red Draw Ranch, schedule a visit with Nate Hall by calling 970.390.9591 or view the website at http://www.reddrawranchvail.com.
Tourism and outdoor recreation employ a lot of people, but those workers’ wages are below county and regional averages.