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Rawhide Ranch

Oak Creek, Colorado | County: Routt | 40 Acres

$1,275,000
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Tucked into the hillside covered by aspens, offering incredible valley views and mountain landscapes, privacy and wildlife viewing opportunity, Rawhide Ranch is a rare 40-acre property that is conveniently located less than a mile from the town with all amenities and is only 30 minutes from the famous ski slopes of Steamboat Resort. Enjoy dinner on your front porch looking out across the valley with hundreds of aspen trees providing privacy and solitude. The beautiful home offers over 3,600 square feet with three bedrooms and two full baths and two half baths.

Rawhide Ranch is a conveniently located ranch for sale with less than a mile from town, privacy and wildlife, plus a 3,600 square foot home.
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Looking to get outdoors? Your backyard, spreads across the 40 acres sloping upward east to west, with a base elevation beginning of 7650’ and topping out at 8250’. The vegetation consists of mature aspens with gambrel oak scattered across a portion of the upper acreage and a seasonal creek runs down the middle of the property. Wildlife often seen include deer and elk with additional species passing through. Be sure to watch the video, featuring interior as well as all exterior amenities.

LOCATION
Located within the Yampa Valley in northwest Colorado, Rawhide Ranch sits at a half a mile outside the town of Oak Creek, tucked up against a mountainside and surrounded by a large grove of aspen trees. Only a few short minutes into the town of Oak Creek, with a population around 1,000, offers a local grocery store, restaurants and great school system with one of the prominent ag programs in the state.

A short 30-minute drive, lands you at the ski base of Steamboat Resort, home to the “Champagne Powder.” Additional recreational opportunities are about

Commercial air service is available at the Hayden Airport, just over 30 minutes from the property. In addition.

ACREAGE AND DESCRIPTION
Your backyard, spreads across the 40 acres sloping upward east to west, with a base elevation beginning of 7650’ and topping out at 8250’. The vegetation consists of mature aspens with gambrel oak scattered across a portion of the upper acreage and a seasonal creek runs down the middle of the property. At the peak of the property, the hill flattens and exposes an open meadow, great for grasses and other forbs for wildlife sustainment.

OPERATIONS
The entrance to Rawhide Ranch is off of County Road 25, via Rawhide Trail. There is an access easement in place for you and the neighbors to access the property.  The maintenance and plowing is split between neighbors.

WILDLIFE AND RECREATION
Given the mountainous nature of the property, deer and elk continually traverse the property as they move throughout the seasons. It is not uncommon to find the deer grazing close to the house. Other common animals that may be found include black bear, red fox, coyote, eagles, raccoons, among others.

Recreational opportunities here are just about endless, from the Steamboat Ski Resort, to the millions of acres of national forest, fishing the reservoirs or floating the rivers, an outdoor enthusiast will be in heaven, not to forget the hundreds of miles of beautiful hiking and biking found in the area.

IMPROVEMENTS
Offering a beautiful home with over 3,600 square feet, featuring three bedrooms and two full baths and two half baths. The main entrance to the home delivers you into the main floor, boasting a large, open-floor plan with the living, dining and kitchen all blending together. The views out the home are vast, looking down into the Oak Creek valley. The master bedroom is also located on the main level with a double vanity sink and walk-in closet. The upstairs features two large bedrooms, loft area and full bath, conveniently appointed with double vanity sinks. The lower level is a walk-in basement with a ground-level entrance with finished space for an office, den or workout room along with two separate storage rooms for all of your adventure gear. The extra floor area of the basement could work well for a game room.

The 60x40 shop offers additional storage with 220v electricity supplied. The shop is plumbed for water and sewer, but does not currently have heat or insulation. The floor is 60% concrete (sides) with the remainder as gravel.

INVESTMENT CONSIDERATIONS
Scarcity will be a common theme moving forward, as the availability of properties of this size are limited so close to town. The Seller’s are the original owners and have taken considerable thought into the flow, design and location of the home, while increasing functional acreage with added fill.

TAXES:  $3,399 (2021)

SUMMARY
As the future owner of Rawhide Ranch, you will find enjoyment in the solitude and privacy offered with the convenience of being “just” outside town.  The home will provide lots of year round comfort whether grilling out on the back deck, sitting out on the front porch with a cup of coffee watching the sun rise over the mountains to the east or curled up on the couch in winter with the warmth of the pellet stove filling the room.  The direct access to your own woods, filled with deer and elk moving across throughout the year, will provide opportunity to get outside and immerse yourself in your very own private sanctuary.