The 48 acres of the Herndon Ranch lies at the base of the Rocky Mountains, in a rural, upscale ranch area of Loveland, Colorado. The 4,200 square foot mountain lodge style home boasts majestic views of the Rocky Mountains, including the back range, a year round spring fed four acre lake, water shares and healthy pastures for your livestock. Much of the acreage is sub-irrigated. The four-bedroom, three and one-half bath home is tastefully appointed and has a magnificent west facing wall of windows that frame the impressive views of the Rocky Mountains, your personal lake and pastures. Extensive landscaping including a babbling brook and waterfall feature with an exotic fish pond and pavilion complete the outside setting with a wood burning fireplace adjacent to the water feature.
Broker(s): Karen Mikkelson
At an elevation of just over 5,300 feet above sea level, the property is conveniently located between Loveland and Longmont, Colorado. Access to the property is a paved county maintained road. It is just minutes from Interstate 25. Loveland has a very diversified and stable economy and is home to the Medical Center of the Rockies and also the Larimer County Event Center and Fairgrounds. Just minutes away in Ft Collins, is Colorado State University and the famed Equine Center. The metro Denver area lies just 30-45 minutes to the south. Fine dining and shopping are within mere minutes of your ranch.
ACREAGE AND DESCRIPTION
The 48 acres is fairly level with gentle slopes towards the lake and water inlet areas. There are fenced corrals with loafing sheds, turnout pastures along with open pastures. The unobstructed views to the west and from the home, of the Rocky Mountains are magnificent. The personal lake, which is approximately four acres, and trickling waterways, awesome landscaping and water features make for a blissful setting.
WILDLIFE AND RECREATION
Seasonally, elk are frequent visitors due to the lake and water inlet areas, as are waterfowl. On occasion you will also see coyotes, lynx, birds of prey and deer. There is plenty of room to ride your horses or ATV. Skiing and winter mountain activities are within an hour or so of the property. Summer activities such as boat, fishing, golf and hiking are within a few minutes.
The property sells with one share of Handy Ditch, which is historically valued at approximately $25,000 per share. The Home Supply Ditch runs through the property on both the north and south boundaries. The homestead domestic water is supplied by Little Thompson Water District. Much of the open pasture areas are sub-irrigated. There are hydrants in the livestock corral and turnout pasture.
The 4,200 plus square foot Mountain Lodge style home has a two story wall of windows facing the Rocky Mountains. The entire west side of the home has views of the mountains, including the back range. The interior of the home features an eat in kitchen, great room with fireplace, main level master suite, second level loft office and a lower, walk out level with three bedrooms, two baths, fitness room and a family room with a fireplace and views of the extensive exterior water feature. The rear exterior of the home boasts a rock waterfall and creek which tumbles into an exotic fish pond. To round out this feature, there is a party deck, footbridge and a pavilion with a wood burning fireplace. In addition to the two loafing sheds and corral, there is a detached storage barn with an attached dog kennel.
TAXES: $2,247 for 2012
This has been a memorable family property that has raised three boys. They take with them memories of swimming in, and enjoying the lake, having livestock projects and a very warm family homestead. Upscale home, room to roam, views and yet, close to all amenities.
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