The 37 acres of the Wahl Ranch lies at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, in a rural, upscale ranch area of Loveland, Colorado. The 5,300 square foot contemporary prairie style home boasts majestic views of the Rocky Mountains, including the back range peaks, a year round 1.3-acre stocked pond with an island and beach, water rights and healthy fenced pastures for your livestock. The five-bedroom, four and one-half bath home is tastefully appointed, with wrap around Brazilian Redwood decks, walk-out lower level and attached three-car garage. To complete this horse property, there is a five stall horse barn with tack room, outdoor horse runs, a 140’ by 240’ foot outdoor arena and 60’ round pen, plus ten acres of irrigated hay ground that produces approximately 300 to 400 small square bales of grass hay each year with one cutting.
Broker(s): Karen Mikkelson
At an elevation of just over 5,200 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 and also the Rocky Mountains. 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 the Colorado State University and the famed Equine Sciences and Veterinary program. 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 37 acres is fairly level with a gentle slope towards the pond and creek inlet area. The acreage has a fenced corral with a loafing shed and several fenced pastures for your horses or cattle. The unobstructed views to the west and from the home, of the Rocky Mountains are magnificent. The permitted pond, which is approximately 1.3 acres, is stocked with fish and makes for a peaceful setting for your ranch. Easy access right off a paved county maintained road with vinyl fencing lining the driveway leading up to the home. Ample parking for equipment and trailers, with a well thought out road looping through the livestock and equipment storage area.
WILDLIFE AND RECREATION
Seasonally, elk are frequent visitors due to the lakes and water inlet areas surrounding the acreage, 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 boating, fishing, golf and hiking are within a few minutes of the ranch.
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 the south side along with a bridle path. The homestead domestic water is supplied by Little Thompson Water District. Some of the open pasture is sub-irrigated. There are hydrants and electricity at the arena and pastures as well as on the island. There is also a permitted well on the property with a 2,000 gallon underground cistern for livestock and irrigation use.
The 5,300 plus square foot contemporary Prairie style home has awesome views the Rocky Mountains, including the back range. The interior of the home features an eat-in kitchen, the family room with a fireplace, main level master suite with sitting area and fireplace. The upper level has a loft office and three bedrooms with two baths. The lower, walk out level has one bedroom and bath, fitness room and a large recreation room. Beautiful Australian Cypress wood floors on the main level, custom woodwork throughout and granite or tile countertops grace the home. Additional features are a three car attached garage, large mud and laundry room area, office and dining room with a butlers pantry. The home has a state of the art geothermal heating and cooling system. The wrap around deck with 360 degree views of the mountains, pond and arena are very inviting for coffee in the morning or dinner with the family and entertaining.
The horse barn has five matted stalls. A unique western storefront tack room is also included in the barn. Concrete alleyway, drive through roll up doors, hay storage and attached outside runs complete the barn. There are three turn out areas on the acreage for your horses to roam.
The fenced outdoor arena is 140’ by 240’ with sand footing. There is plenty of room for a side alleyway to move cattle. The arena is ideal for roping or any other horse discipline of your choice. There is a corral with a loafing shed and a 60’ round pen adjacent to the arena and horse barn.
TAXES: $3,670 for 2012
This has been a remarkable family ranch that has raised three daughters. They take with them memories of enjoying the pond, riding their horses, 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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