What a $50 Million Ranch Near Aspen Looks Like
This property is a true legacy in every sense
A gateway to an enormous wilderness playground, Snowmass Falls Ranch is the last privately-owned property in the upper Snowmass Creek valley. The massive 181,535-acre roadless area has over 100 miles of foot and horseback trails and six of Colorado’s peaks over 14,000 feet, accessible right from the property.
Encompassing a picturesque mountain valley nestled at the base of towering peaks, Snowmass Falls Ranch offers the ultimate combination of natural beauty and seclusion.
This stunning 650± acre ranch is highlighted by lush meadows, tumbling streams, aspen groves, and forested hillsides, all set against a backdrop of snowcapped summits, and it’s on the market for $50,000,000.
“Snowmass Falls Ranch is for the family seeking spectacular mountain scenery and seclusion in close proximity to the highest level of resort amenities,” says Brian Smith, Director, Real Estate Partner at Hall and Hall. “This is the ultimate mountain retreat. It is exceedingly rare to find this combination in one property. Truly, there is nothing else like it.”
Mount Daly dominates the view from the ranch headquarters, and a fortuitous bend in the valley brings additional peaks into view, including Clark Peak and Snowmass Mountain. It is an incredible setting for a multitude of activities–fishing, hunting, riding, hiking, ranching, entertaining, or just relaxing.
Given the unspoiled scenery and secluded setting, it’s hard to believe that the ranch is only minutes from the top summer and winter resort destination in the world. Yet, this private valley is located only 10 miles from Aspen and less than one mile west of the Snowmass ski slopes.
“It’s a 10 in beauty, a 10 in seclusion and a 10 in location.” – Brian Smith
Snowmelt from the massive peaks and ridges above the ranch provides an abundant supply of water throughout the year. Snowmass Creek and West Snowmass Creek converge on the property. There are waterfalls on each stream, including the namesake Snowmass Falls. Ranch meadows are irrigated by senior water rights out of the creeks dating back to the late 1890s. Augmenting the aesthetic and agricultural uses, the extensive live water on the ranch provides recreation in the form of fishing for wild trout in the creek and beaver ponds.
The recorded history of Snowmass Falls Ranch dates back over a century to when Ms. Kate Lindvig acquired the property from the US Government in 1906 through the Homestead Act. She ranched it for decades and ultimately sold it to the Perry family in 1943. The Perrys have been commendable stewards of the land and kept the property relatively unchanged.
Several historic off-grid cabins remain in use today. Although the Perry family has considered conservation easements to preserve the pristine setting and protect its extraordinary wildlife habitat, no such encumbrances have been placed on the ranch.
The sum of their efforts is this extraordinary property that has served as a gathering place for multiple generations of the family–a true legacy in every sense.
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