Pawnee Ridge Ranch
Ault, Colorado | County: Weld | 640 Acres
As you turn into your half-mile meandering driveway into the center of your 640 acres, you catch a glimpse of the homestead compound, nestled just below a ridge overlooking your own personal valley, sanctuary and retreat. Pawnee Ridge Ranch consists of a custom luxury 4,513 square foot home has all high-end finishes, awesome design and unique architecture, including the enclosed patio cabana with a BBQ grill and outdoor kitchen for any grillers envy. Attached garden/sunroom off the great room is a bonus. 600 square foot bunk house with three-car heated garage and unique spiral galvanized steel staircase. All detail to quality finishes and character has been addressed with unique style. Having the Pawnee National Grasslands adjoining on three sides, views of the bluffs on the land, seasonal running creek and ponds, the ranch is a majestic, very private property and the detail to preserve the feel of a prairie ranch is an unexpected gem on the rolling grasslands. Pristine land with pronghorn, mule tail deer, and migratory varieties of birds beyond belief. Truly a great full-section paradise on the prairie.
Pawnee Ridge Ranch is a totally unique Colorado luxury homestead and retreat. No detail to quality, style and comfort has been left undone. Far enough away for most, yet close in for enjoying many of Colorado’s amenities.See More Details
The one-mile by one-mile ranch is located just east of Ault, Colorado and just off of Colorado Highway 14 on a well-maintained County Road, with only two neighboring Properties. No rush hour here. Quiet and private property.
25 minutes (22 miles) to Greeley
35 minutes (30 miles) to Fort Collins
55 minutes (60 miles) to Denver International Airport
Most importantly, the property boasts Fiber Optic (1 gig) Internet, and all underground power right to the homestead. Having the Pawnee National Grasslands on three sides, it is a well-equipped private luxury estate.
ACREAGE AND DESCRIPTION
The property is a full contiguous Section; 640 acres of healthy rolling grasslands, that have never been plowed or farmed. Coal Creek, a seasonal creek flows through the property from north to south. There is a large pond, dam and floating dock along with natural bluffs, rock shelters and amazing Geologic Features. Two working windmills, and the homesite area is fenced out from any livestock you may have. The entire property is fenced and has a fantastic view to the west. Sunrise or sunset, you have majestic views from the front porch, great room, primary suite, back patio or Cabana.
WILDLIFE AND RECREATION
Wildlife abounds within the safety of the ranch and adjoining Pawnee National Grasslands. Pronghorn, Mule deer, and migratory varieties of birds beyond belief. And resident Swainson hawks will escort you in. Pawnee National Grasslands consists of more than 193,000 acres within a 30 by 60-mile area and is internationally known as a birding area. There is a 21-mile bird touring trail nearby for enthusiasts.
WATER RIGHTS AND RESOURCES
There are three wells on the property. The homestead has a Permitted well (#266357) that produces water rated at 12.5 gallons per minute. A new pump was installed in August of 2018 and supplies the home and bunkhouse. The second well, is powered by a windmill (Permit #266358) and produces 6.25 gallons per minute. This historic windmill and well feeds a 5,000-gallon wood water tank and supplies water to a drip irrigation system with six zones to landscaping and runs the center driveway water feature. The third well/windmill is out in a pasture, serves a livestock tank, that works well and may date back to mid 1900’s but was regularly serviced.
The 4,513 square foot luxury ranch home has very distinct architecture, an eclectic fusion of French Country European melded with a Colorado Chateau type home. Tucked in just below a bluff, it totally blends in and looks perfect in the prairie grassland rural setting. All doors and molding are Knotty Alder, wood floors are hand scraped wide plank hickory. All walls are Old World style, skip trowel plaster. The HVAC systems in the house are awesome, no detail left unturned.
Main Home Highlights
Custom built in 2008, it is slab construction. 2+ bedrooms, loft and office, 3 baths, Cedar beam ceilings with a cupola feature, Iron cables and turnbuckles on the entire main floor are a true architectural sight. All windows are Pella Architect Series.
Exquisite primary suite is spacious, on a separate wing, with a library/separation area boasting a custom tin ceiling. The bathroom has separate sinks and counters, tub with a view and huge shower/steamer unit. A large loft with a sitting area and office, motorized skylights and a balcony within the suite is a nice bonus. Stone fireplace and hearth with access to west patio area round out the owner’s area.
The great room is the centerpiece of the home. Stone fireplace, custom lighting, whole house wired audio sets the mood. It is spacious and has floor to ceiling views to the west that has motorized window shades. The entire area has views from every angle, is open and is the architectural gem of the home.
The game room which could be converted to a third main house bedroom, has a great ground level view, custom tin ceiling and connects to the great room, dining room, sunroom and guest bathroom.
Gourmet kitchen consists of custom Rustic Adler Cabinets, two sinks, a six-burner gas range, breakfast bar, with ample countertops and cabinets. The heated floors are a travertine high end random dimension tile. Professional grade appliances, warming drawer, granite countertops and walk in Pantry.
Just off the kitchen is a full bar area with wine chiller, sink and dishwasher. It is adjacent to the dining room which comfortably seats 10, two built-in serving areas and a majestic view to the west through the great room. As a personal owner’s detail, there are four French Quarter gas lights on the cedar columns in the dining/great room area and also two more on the front porch.
The cabana patio off the kitchen with high end BBQ and fan, is truly an entertainment and relaxation feature, and connects to the west patio. It is a favorite place in the home to enjoy your property and views. This patio is screened in and has unique window system to allow for air flow and climate control.
Radiant in floor heat and with hot water baseboard, three units central A/C, backup forced air heating, two tankless Rinnai water heaters show owners attention to detail. Backup whole house generator included.
Fiber Optic Cable (1 gig) direct to house, complete high-speed Wi-Fi throughout, all electricity and Fiber Optic Cable is buried, no utility poles. Wired sound and Audio system throughout. All the electronic top of the line equipment stays.
Two buried 1,000-gallon (each) propane tanks are owned and convey with property.
On the huge west elevated patio, there is a fire pit and a life size Bronze Bison sculpture by Merilee Cleveland of Loveland purchased in 2008 and valued at over $50,000 that conveys with the property. All televisions, Wi-Fi, stereo equipment, speakers and appliances also convey, with the exception of an extra freezer in the garage.
This features a 1,150 square foot heated three-car garage, designed to be large enough for a full-size pickup or tractor. The 600 square foot upstairs guest house is a one-bedroom studio with a full bath area above the garage, accessed by a unique spiral staircase within a galvanized silo structure. It also has a kitchenette with sink, refrigerator, microwave and cabinets. It is separate from the main structure, including all mechanical equipment.
TAXES: $3,353.52 for 2020 (Zoned Agricultural)