Stage Stop Ranch
Yampa , Colorado | Routt County | 113 Acres
A rare turn-key cabin in the woods! Stage Stop Ranch is a private, secluded 113 acres offering with two residences and a pond bordering national forest! The main cabin comes fully furnished, offering two bedrooms with the primary bed and bath on the upper level, with a separate shower and bath featuring a garden style jacuzzi tub. The barn features a winterized workshop area that is heated to help keep all your toys dry after a day out playing on the ranch or in the forest. Your extended family and friends will enjoy the extra living quarters sitting atop the main level of the barn. The furnished residence features an open layout with large living area and nicely appointed kitchen with granite countertops and stained wood cabinets. Let’s not forget the about your neighbors, we’re talking the moose, elk, bear, and deer along with numerous other animals and hunting is allowed on the property, located in GMU 26. Reach out today to learn more about this stunning high mountain retreat! The Ranch offers privacy and seclusion, yet security and peace-of-mind knowing a full-time caretaker is watching over your ranch. Come see and experience the mountain lifestyle, serenity and comfort Stage Stop Ranch offers.
Stage Stop Ranch is the perfect get-a-way! Hunting, recreating, peaceful living, all of this is offered at Stage Stop Ranch. From the rustic cabin to the barn caretaker quarters, you will have plenty of room for your family and friends to enjoy. Do not overlook the peace of mind having a full-time ranch manager onsite affords you with this investment. Stage Stop Ranch has all your mountain retreat needs covered!Close Details
Located in southern Routt County, Colorado, about 15 minutes outside the town of Yampa, is where you will find privacy and seclusion of Stage Stop Ranch. Access to the Ranch is via Routt County Road 3 located off State Highway 131 and the regional towns of Steamboat (Highway 40) and Vail Valley (Interstate 70). Stage Stop Ranch is conveniently located about an hour drive from the regional Airports of Eagle County (EGE) and Yampa Valley (HDN), with both serviced by national air carriers.
ACREAGE AND DESCRIPTION
The 113 acres varies in topography with the valley of Smith Creek running along the northern border. As you climb into the heart of the ranch. The terrain begins to level and opens into a large, cleared meadow that runs to the southern border of the property. The residence lies just off the meadow, tucked into the pines and aspen groves on a high point on the ranch. The western border is shared with the national forest. About 13 acres sit in cleared meadows with the remaining 100 acres covered in dense pine and aspen groves. Rising to the west, within the national forest are Flat Top Mountains and the prominent Dome Peak. These mountains make for a spectacular view as you approach the ranch along County Road 3.
State Stop Ranch is a recreational ranch, offering numerous opportunities that cater to any lifestyle in any season. The ranch is centrally located between two of Colorado’s most iconic ski towns, Vail and Steamboat. In the summer, enjoy horseback, ATV, 4x4, or mountain bike adventures from the ranch to trails connecting you to over a million acres of forest lands. The nearby alpine reservoirs and rivers offer fantastic fishing, with float trips on the Colorado River merely 45 minutes from the ranch. Winter adventures are also possible, with access to the ranch available via snow machine or a ride in the Ranches at Five Pines Mesa tracked vehicle.
Stage Stop Ranch has the fortune of being one of only 10 exclusive parcels comprising the Ranches at Five Pines Mesa. You can rest easier knowing the burden of owning a mountain ranch is lightened, through a full-time caretaker/manager to assist with home monitoring and maintenance, road maintenance, fence repair, downed tree removal, ranch activities, and winter access. Additionally, your ownership provides access to a owners’ cabin that serves as overflow for owners and their guests.
The Ranch benefits from Ag status, which helps to lower the tax liability. Each year, the owners sign a grazing lease with a local rancher who grazes cattle across the ranch in the late summer, helping effectively manage the vegetation and helps to reduce fire risk.
WILDLIFE AND RECREATION
Wildlife can be found in the area throughout the year. As the seasons change, so do the opportunities to spot the various species residing in the area. This area is home to Colorado’s largest elk herd, so come fall, sit out on the deck, and listen and watch for the bugling elk as the herds begin to transition from their summer to winter grounds. Additionally, the ranch offers opportunities to spot deer, black bear, and moose in addition to numerous smaller game species that reside here.
Offering numerous recreational opportunities that cater to any lifestyle in any season, the ranch is centrally located between two of Colorado’s most iconic ski towns, Vail, and Steamboat, arguably some of the State’s best skiing opportunities. In the summer, enjoy horseback, ATV, 4x4, or mountain bike adventures from the ranch to trails connecting you to over a million acres of forest lands. The nearby alpine reservoirs and rivers offer fantastic fishing, with float trips on the Colorado River merely 45 minutes from the ranch.
Hunting on the Ranch is also feasible as this is parcel with either archery or rifle. Archery Elk tags are available over the counter. Deer tags are available only through the CPW draw system. Rifle tags may be utilized within the National Forest areas, with the ranch serving as “the luxury” base camp.
Stage Stop Ranch draws its name by having reclaimed some of the timbers from the historic Toponas Stage Stop and incorporating them into the construction of the main cabin here. The 1520 SF main cabin features a large living area with vaulted ceilings and with plenty of windows that draw the surrounding landscape into the home. The stone finished wood burning fireplace is the essence of cozy. The dining area sits just to the side of the fireplace. The kitchen features a modern antique stove along with the built-in fridge and freezer. To finish out the main floor, your guest room and bath are located towards the back of the cabin featuring a log queen bed and a matching twin bunk bed. The upper level houses the primary bedroom and bath. The furnishing features a reclaimed wood finish in keeping with the rustic cabin theme. The bath has a separate shower and garden jacuzzi tub looking out into the surrounding woods.
Just down from the house you will find the barn, situated on the eastern edge of the open meadow. The barn is 50’x30’ structure with a man door and two roll up garage doors. The additional residence lies on the second floor of the barn. The barn has a large concrete slab, nicely suited for a game of basketball or a clean spot while working on the toys. The finished living area utilizes an open layout with vaulted ceilings and presents immense views of the forest and mountains to the west. The kitchen is roomy with granite countertops and wood-stained cabinets and features a modern antique stove. This space is perfect for all your needs! To the back of the living area is the main bedroom with queen bed and separate bath with walk-in shower. There is an additional bunk room with twin bunk beds. In total, you could sleep 10 comfortable at the ranch with overflow potential at the owners’ cabin.
Amenities shared with the other eight owners of the exclusive Ranches of Five Pines Mesa include a fulltime ranch manager for house and exterior maintenance help, forest, and fencing needs, and providing services to access your property in the wintertime. Use of the 1250 SF owner’s cabin and barn facility is also included.
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The Ranches at Five Pines Mesa were assembled and constructed in the late 1990s. The home at Stage Stop Ranch was constructed in 2000 and is currently owned by its third owner. Ranching operations make up a vast majority of the history across this region, which saw expansion in the early 1900’s with the arrival of the railroad from Walcott to Steamboat. Early settlers grew potatoes, lettuce, and other produce before becoming no longer economically viable. Today cattle ranches still make-up most of the landscape with grazing taking place in the later spring to late fall before moving to lower elevations in the winter.
Stage Stop Ranch is the perfect get-a-way! Hunting, recreating, peaceful living, all of this is offered at Stage Stop Ranch. From the rustic cabin to the barn caretaker quarters, you will have plenty of room for your family and friends to enjoy. Do not overlook the peace of mind having a full-time ranch manager onsite affords you with this investment. Stage Stop Ranch has all your mountain retreat needs covered!