One of the beauties of living in Colorado is the wide range of lifestyles that it suits. From the exciting cities to the rustic and luxurious mountain communities, this state has it all. But if neither mountain nor metropolis is your style, there are also plenty of wide-open spaces where ranch and equestrian estates offer a different way of living.
Cowboys, and the ranches they worked, are easily one of the most iconic symbols of the West. The lasso-wielding, horse-riding, ranchers played an integral part in shaping Colorado’s rich history. While advances in technology and new techniques have evolved traditional cowboy practices, there are still many farms and ranches across Colorado that cater to equestrian enthusiasts or those who have always been a cowboy at heart.
Just a short 30-minute drive from Denver, you’ll find an idyllic ranch home that has everything you might need to live-out your cowboy or cowgirl fantasy. Welcome to The Rest Ranch, located at 15511 County Road 12, in Fort Lupton, and listed by LIV SIR broker, Douglas D. Kerbs for $3,100,000. Through the western-themed iron gates you are greeted by pastures on your left and riding corals on your right. The 52-acre property, which boasts water and mineral rights plus the ability to subdivide, features a four-bedroom home, five-car garage, heated and finished barn, and a quaint bunkhouse. The home is cozy and inviting with enough space to enjoy the company of friends and family. The residence also has the ability to be used as a short-term rental home. The accommodations for the horses are just as nice, including a five-stall barn, five separate corals, riding arena, 60-foot round pen, hay barn, and four additional outbuildings.
South of Denver, in Sedalia, a classic red barn-inspired home in a picturesque setting awaits. 4710 Jackson Creek Road, listed by LIV SIR broker Jo Nestor, for $2,250,000 is an equestrian haven for those with a love for horses. With more than 30 acres of rolling pastures, a four-stall horse barn, hay loft, room to build an arena, and an office space, there are endless possibilities for customizing this property for your ranch needs. As a bonus, the property includes historic Ball Ditch water rights. The four-bedroom home itself is equally as impressive. Perhaps one of the best spaces in the home is actually outdoors. The open-air patio, complete with its own fireplace, is a cozy spot to enjoy fresh air and take in views of mountains just over the grassy meadow.
Near the popular Winter Park ski resort, the EE Farms Ranch, will captivate you with its sprawling 193 acres of land, various outbuildings for crops, livestock, and horses, well-appointed residences, and breathtaking mountain views. This rare property at 3444 County Road 5, listed by LIV SIR brokers, Michelle Campbell and Ron Martinez, is listed for $9,900,000. Here, the greenhouse, two large barns, three chicken coops, heated milking barn, stable with riding yard, three grain silos, and caretaker apartment make this one of the most generously equipped ranch properties along the Front Range. When the day’s work is done, grab a bottle of vino from the cellar and unwind in the hot tub or spend time with loved ones in the game room that comes with a full bar, media area, pool table, shuffleboard, and game table.
Unleash your inner cowboy and find out what it means to live like a real Colorado rancher in these amazing homes. To learn more about these properties and for all of your real estate needs, contact LIV Sotheby’s International Realty by calling 303.893.3200 or visiting livsothebysrealty.com.