The 4 Lazy J is a privately gated, 40 acre "Old West" compound that is adjacent to the world renowned 8,000+ acre C Lazy U Guest Ranch. Along with the 6,000 square foot main home and attached garage, the Ranch also includes a three bay garage with an apartment, a horse barn complete with a two bedroom apartment, loafing sheds, tractor shed and ample horse pastures. To date, this is the only home in the C Lazy U Guest Ranch that includes a private barn and fenced pasture. Built on the edge of a forested hillside, this property lies in an emerald green meadow overlooking Willow Creek. This year round stream courses through the property providing excellent fly fishing.
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The Ranch is located north of Winter Park, Colorado which is the home of one of America’s finest Ski resorts. Travel through Winter Park on Highway 40 to Granby. Once past Granby, continue on Highway 40 for 3 miles and you will come to the junction of Highway 125. Turn right (the only way you can turn) and continue on Highway 125 for 3.5 miles. On the east side of the road, you’ll see a large C Lazy U sign over the main Ranch road. The third right past that road is the private entrance to the 4 Lazy J Ranch.
ACREAGE AND DESCRIPTION
Set in a beautiful meadow on 40 acres, this classic mountain ranch home is 6,000 square feet of thoughtfully designed Western architecture. In the words of the home’s architect, “It looks like it was assembled over time…it has the history and feel of a settler’s homestead that alludes to the romance of the rugged ranching life of the 19th Century”. In order to build the owners desired look, three types of construction were used – stacked and chinked hand-hewn timber, mortise-and-tenon timber frame, and conventional framing. In order to give the compound its aged character, reclaimed barn siding was placed on the barn like garage while the rest of the exterior wood was finished with an agent that gave it its aged character.
The interior of the Ranch home is comfortable yet stunning. A massive stone fireplace dominates the great room. A heated, screened in porch is also furnished in spirited western style. As you set next to a roaring fire in the stone fireplace, you will enjoy awe inspiring views of the Continental Divide. Two additional screened in porches provide comfortable areas to enjoy a hot cup of morning coffee. There are two master bedrooms, one on the main floor and one on the second floor so that two families can occupy the home at one time. If you’re looking to host a house full of friends, one of the bedrooms is a bunkroom with 10 beds, 7 of which are full sized.
It’s important to note that with the exception of some of the Owners personal items, this home will be sold furnished…a truly uncommon opportunity.
For the past several years, the Owners have established a well respected Arabian breeding operation at the 4 Lazy J.
WILDLIFE AND RECREATION
As a member of the C Lazy U Guest Ranch, an owner is able to participate in a full range of hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation. The ranch is home to a healthy population of mule deer, elk, antelope, black bear and mountain lion. A Ranch outfitter can schedule hunts or fly fishing expeditions for any member interested in hunting or fishing the property.
Excellent fly fishing is available on Willow Creek which runs through the 4 Lazy J and C Lazy U Ranch. Willow Creek Reservoir, a well know fishery is just upstream from the property.
WATER RIGHTS AND RESOURCES
Water rights on the ranch are supplied by an adjudicated “gallery well” located on the south side of Willow Creek. This is an “infiltrator” type well which supplies all of the water needs of the 4 Lazy J Ranch.
The main house is approximately 5,941 square feet of extraordinary living space. The home includes a two car heated, 1,103 square foot garage and features a beautiful kitchen with an AGA range nestled in the stone chimney. The expansive great room has wonderful views of the ranch through its towering windows. The massive stone fireplace adds further elegance to this living space. The home also boasts three enclosed screened in porches (one heated), one with a majestic fireplace. Additionally, there is a 14 seat home theater with an adjacent billiards room, a 10 bed bunkroom, two master bedrooms, four baths and two powder rooms. Wireless access is available throughout the home with network printing available as well.
An additional three car, heated, drive through garage of approximately 1,123 square feet sits adjacent to the main home. Above this garage, you’ll find a comfortable apartment that’s approximately 757 square feet. An emergency backup generator (propane) runs select circuits in the main home in the event of a power outage. The generator is located in a small shed to the south of the secondary garage.
The highly acclaimed and well designed barn has a main floor of approximately 2,674 square feet and features a well appointed 1,272 square foot apartment on the second floor. The barn has six stalls plus paddocks with a wash rack, tack room and office that provides wireless access. There are Nelson waterer’s in each stall.
A separate drive through tractor shed has an oversized, overhead door and is approximately 403 square feet. There are two loafing sheds on the property, each measuring 366 square feet.
The main house has “in floor” radiant heat supplied by high energy boilers. These boilers are supplied by (3) propane tanks (two of which are 1,000 gallons) that are buried between the main house and the secondary garage. The bedrooms and home theatre have humidification and air conditioning.
The comfortable theater and audio system is state of the art and is enjoyed by family and guests alike. There is a DVD management system with video distribution throughout the entire house. One can use the main system to view videos in the theater, bedrooms, living room, etc. The home has an entire home audio system with CD, radio, satellite radio and iPod capabilities. There are volume and sound controls in a number of locations throughout the home. The lighting is all controlled via a Lutron lighting control system. This well designed technology allows for scene control and “all off” functions.
There is a monitored security system that includes motion detectors and door/window contacts. This system also monitors smoke detectors, low temperature and water leaks. There is an easy to use phone system similar to one you would find in an office setting. This thoughtfully designed system provides communication between all buildings throughout the property.
In addition to purchasing the 4 Lazy J, a new owner has the flexibility to be a member of the C Lazy U Guest Ranch and enjoy all of its world class amenities with annual HOA dues of approximately $15,000. While available, this membership is not mandatory for a new owner.
A nearby 35 acre parcel overlooking Willow Creek is also available for sale. Like the 4 Lazy J Ranch, the neighboring property is part of the C Lazy U Ranch and a new owner can opt in to a guest ranch membership if they so desire. Details of this available land will be provided to an interested buyer.
The adjacent C Lazy U Guest Ranch has a rich and storied history. First opened in 1919, the Ranch has entertained guests from around the world. Offering a wide range of amenities including gourmet dining, deluxe accommodations, full spa treatment facilities, horseback riding, children’s program, mountain biking, fly fishing, trap shooting, hunting, zip line, cross country skiing, hot tub, swimming pool and much, much more.
The 4 Lazy J Ranch offers the discriminating Buyer an opportunity to own a piece of the Great American west and enjoy the activities of the neighboring world renowned guest ranch, unparalleled fly fishing in the nearby Colorado River, downhill skiing a short 30 minute drive away at the Winter Park Resort, lake recreation at Lake Granby, Shadow Mountain Reservoir or Grand Lake and hiking and sightseeing at Rocky Mountain National Park.