Grand View Farm – SOLD (2012)
Colorado, Montezuma County, Lewis.
Location and Area
With spectacular views of the La Plata Mountain range to the northeast and Mesa Verde and the Sleeping Ute Mountain to the south, this high production hay ranch lies in a beautiful open setting. The ranch is at an elevation 6,700 ft. above sea level, surrounded by 360 degrees of scenic mountain views and over 300 days of sunshine each year. Comfortable summer temperatures reach the upper 80’s, while the autumn days are clear, cool and full of vibrant foliage colors. The crisp and sunny winter days often feature abundant, light powdery snow.
Lewis, Colorado is approximately 11.5 miles to Cortez, which sits at the base of Mesa Verde National Park, and as a small rural town, offers basic services to the surrounding community. Lewis is approximately 27 miles from Mancos and the charming town of Durango is located 50 miles to the west. It has many big city conveniences, including a state-of-the-art new hospital, many fine restaurants, hotels, shopping, a four-year college, and numerous cultural activities. The four-corners area provides endless activities for the outdoor sports enthusiast.
The Montezuma County area, which includes Mancos, Cortez and Dolores, has a population of approximately 30,000 and is the most southwestern of the 64 counties in the state of Colorado. Mesa Verde National Park, Canyon of the Ancients National Monument, Yucca House National Monument, and Hovenweep National Monument preserve hundreds of ancient American Indian structures, including the famous cliff dwellings, found in the county. Roughly 1/3 of the county is tribal land, 1/3 is federal land (administered by the National Park Service, the United States Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management), and 1/3 is private or state/county land. The La Plata County area, including Durango and Bayfield has a population of 45,000. La Plata County Airport runs daily commercial air service to Denver, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City and Phoenix, with seasonal service to Houston and Dallas, and includes facilities for full service general aviation. Also, Cortez has an airport with commercial services to Denver. The property is approximately 60 miles from Telluride, 150 miles from Grand Junction, 200 miles from Albuquerque and 339 miles from Phoenix.
This home is full of natural light and features two stories with breathtaking views of the La Plata Mountains, Sleeping Ute Mountain and Mesa Verde. The upstairs is 48’ x 24’ which includes the master bedroom and bath, guest room, laundry room and an open floor plan with the kitchen, living space and dining area. The views from each room are quite spectacular. The downstairs is 48’ x 48’ with half of the space devoted to an entrance, mud room, two offices and full bath (one office is large with built-in desk space). From the office space area, you enter through a central door into a large barn/storage area.
Living room, dining room, kitchen
Guest Bedroom and bath
Lower Level – Heated Living Space
Lower Level – Heated Living Space
Wildlife and Recreation
The local area also provides a myriad of opportunities for all types of recreation. Narraguinnep and McPhee Reservoirs are only 3 miles and 6 miles, respectively, from the farm and offer recreational opportunities for boating and fishing. For downhill skiing, Durango Mountain Resort is a 60-minute drive from the ranch, while Wolf Creek and Silverton Mountain Ski Areas are an hour-and-a-half away. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are also available on the ranch and throughout the area. Trail riding possibilities are virtually endless in the area. Summertime is also filled with opportunities in the area for hiking, fishing, boating, golfing and visiting the local Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park and the Four Corners National Monument.
The Cortez parks offer a wide range of recreational opportunities, including picnic spots and sports fields. The Conquistador Golf Course in Cortez is a championship 18-hole golf course with sand traps, water hazards, practice driving range and putting green. Excellent golf can be found at Pinion Hills in Farmington, NM and in Durango, CO at Dalton Ranch Golf Club, Hillcrest Community Club, and the private Glacier Club (memberships available). The Cortez Municipal Aquatics Complex is open to the public seven days a week during the summer months, with a pool, climbing walls, and numerous amenities.
$1,450,000 – Reduced by $245,000
This property is offered by Legacy Properties West, LLC. All information provided by Legacy Properties West, LLC or their sales representatives in connection with this property was acquired from sources deemed reliable and is believed to be accurate and reliable, however, we do not warrant its accuracy or completeness. Legacy Properties West, LLC recommends that every item of interest to the purchaser (i.e. water laws, mineral laws, zoning, land use regulations, state, federal and private permits) be independently verified by the purchaser’s attorney.