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Colorado Views: ‘The Red Barn’ – Carbondale (Video)

Framed by picturesque vistas and crowned by Mt Sopris, this one-of-a-kind 37.5-acre horse property defies expectations. Nestled along old pines and Aspens, the estate features a 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath, 3400 sq. ft home, large outdoor arena, and a magnificent heated barn that you have to see to believe. Floor-to-ceiling windows wrap around the primary residence and the ample living space is perfectly designed to make the most of the captivating views.

Views: ‘Renegade Ranch – Telluride, Colorado’

The Telluride Renegade Ranch, offering 602± deeded acres of vacant land (which has also been surveyed into 17 – 35-acre tracts), is just 25 minutes to Telluride Regional Airport, and 30 minutes to Telluride and Telluride Ski Resort. The land is well located on the western edge of Hastings Mesa, nicely positioned off a year-round county-maintained road, and within close proximity to Highway 62. The property is comprised of a combination of aspen groves, giant ponderosa pines, rolling meadows, ponds, native grasslands, rock outcroppings, and 360-degree world-class views of surrounding mountains. The topography provides a mild gradient yet has enough transitional land to create a very private enclave. Explore the caves where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid hid out in the mid-1880s and the remnants of historical cabins. A variety of migratory wildlife, including big game and small game species, traverse through the property.

Ranch Views: ‘L Quarter Circle’, Gypsum, Colorado

L Quarter Circle in Gypsum, Colorado

Sweetwater Creek meanders through the wide valley of the L Quarter Circle Ranch where the land converges before sweeping into mild gradient, transitional hillside terrain. The 462± acre property is marked by the changing colors of the grassy meadows that bank both sides of the creek, summer wildflowers and aspen trees that trace the wilderness up the hillsides behind the elegant modern farmhouse residence, the manager’s dwelling, bunkhouse and barns.

50± acres of dynamic creek side, a uniquely varied topography, and an abundance of roaming wildlife make the property a standout for fishers, hunters and nature enthusiasts. The rocky peaks of the Sawatch Mountain Range rise down valley while the distinctive Flat Tops surround the valley upstream, adding a sense of seclusion to the property’s expansive viewshed. Driving the county road up Sweetwater Creek, the landscape suddenly opens into the lush valley of the ranch, offering grand views and green meadows.

Just 45 minutes from the town of Eagle and its airport/jet center, a little more than an hour from Beaver Creek and Vail, and less than two hours from Aspen, the L Quarter Circle is a private yet accessible gentleman’s ranch, ideal for family living, and renowned in the area for its extraordinary mountain beauty.

Views: ‘Whitehall Ranch’ Near Houston, Texas

The rolling hills and quiet pastoral setting of Whitehall, Texas have a wonderful secret – the 656± acre Whitehall Ranch, a master-planned ranch property with architectural consistency throughout every improvement within commuting distance to Houston or College Station.

Despite a very private and pristine setting, the ranch is easily accessed via Highway 6 and the new Highway 249 extension. Anchored by a private, family compound tucked into a natural protected setting, Whitehall Ranch reflects the thoughtful merger of inspiration and architecture. The main residence, two guest homes, and pool complex are a masterpiece of design and modern luxury with soaring ceilings and wall-to-wall windows.

No mechanical or aesthetic detail was overlooked. Terraced landscaping and manicured grasses offer a Zen-like setting among architectural symmetry and dramatic lines. The ranch is an incredible place to take pleasure in a multitude of year-round activities and to relax in luxury and savor the amazing scenery. The owner was in no rush to get this right and went to, and continues to go to, extraordinary lengths to ensure this ranch’s place among Texas’s finest properties.

Aerial Views: ‘KBO Ranch’ – Cripple Creek, Colorado

Located just over an hour’s drive, 42 miles west of Colorado Springs and at the end of a private road, KBO Ranch is 360± acres of raw, undeveloped mountain terrain and exceptional wildlife habitat. Views from the property are spectacular and include Pikes Peak, Mount Pisgah, the Collegiate Peaks, and the sun-soaked Sangre De Cristo Mountains.

The land is vacant and undeveloped, while approximately 70 percent is tree covered with large stands of mature ponderosa pine, Douglas fir and aspen surrounded by meadows and oak-covered hillsides. The topography is varied and elevations range from 9,500 feet at the high bluff site, down to 8,550 feet in the secluded valley bottom. The current owners have developed extensive trail systems, only allowed ATV access, and limited the use of the property to hunting only.

Large herds of elk and mule deer roam the property along with bears, turkey, and mountain lions. With over 3.6 miles of common boundary with adjacent conserved lands, this property will remain a private and secluded retreat.

Prairie View: ‘Spring Creek Ranch’ – Eureka, Kansas

The Spring Creek Ranch, owned by the same family for nearly 80 years, is now being offered for sale. Comprised of 10,793± acres of deeded land with predominantly native tallgrasses in the heart of the widely known Kansas Flint Hills, this ranch is a combination cow/calf and stocker cattle operation that was designed to operate at a very efficient level. The ranch has excellent cattle handling facilities and in addition to beef production, the ranch also offers diverse recreational opportunities, some of which can appreciably affect the bottom line. Beautiful Spring Creek runs through the ranch for over seven miles, providing numerous areas of fertile cropland, hay meadows, and stands of hardwood trees in and around the rock-bottom creek with pools of fresh, clear water. There are over 47 ponds and lakes throughout the ranch, including the 70-acre Big Lake and the 14-acre Niles Lake, plus Cabin Lake where the native stone lodge sits on the water’s edge.

Wilderness Tours: ‘Piedra Valley Ranch’, Colorado

Piedra Valley Ranch in Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Blessed with tremendous views of the dramatic San Juan Mountain Range, Piedra Valley Ranch is distinguished by an unequalled combination of size, recreation, wildlife, scenery, and immediate proximity to a mountain resort community.

Located within ten miles of Pagosa Springs and the Stevens Field Airport, the ranch is easily accessed and provides the rare opportunity to possess a large and exceptionally private holding within a few minutes of the amenities and conveniences of town.

This vast 9,600± acre retreat is comprised of a single contiguous block that shares nearly nine miles of common boundary with the San Juan National Forest. The diverse landscape includes thousands of acres of aspen and pine forest, timbered mountain slopes, lush meadows, and open pasture interspersed with forested bluffs and ridges.

A private lake, numerous ponds, and miles of creeks provide excellent water resources for livestock, wildlife, and recreation. The ranch is appropriately improved with a six-bedroom owner’s residence and lakeside cabin complementing the natural landscape. A separate cow-camp house and shipping pens round out the improvements.

In addition to limitless recreational amenities including excellent big game hunting and angling, native grasses in multiple pastures provide cattle with strong summer pasture. With no existing conservation easement, the ranch is open to a wide variety of future uses.

New Aerial Travel Video: ‘Deschland Ranch – Lewistown, Montana’

The Deschland Ranch, located about 15 miles east of Lewistown, is a classic cattle ranch offering timbered draws, strong grass range, and a good hay base along the North Fork of McDonald Creek, which passes through for over six miles. It lies in a contiguous block of nearly 7,200 scenic deeded acres providing complete privacy and control of one’s environment. The ranch is capable of running 400 mother cows plus replacement heifers and bulls while putting up an average 400-450 tons of hay on approximately 250 acres. It combines the characteristics of an optimum working ranch with outstanding hunting recreation for elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, and upland birds. The modest but comfortable improvements include two homes, a hunting cabin, and a solid set of operating improvements and corrals. It represents an opportunity to acquire a significant holding in a highly sought-after community in the heartland of Montana.

Travel & Adventure Video: Four Months On A Remote Patagonian Horse Ranch

Filmed and Edited by: Dan Sadgrove

Voiceover by Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Music by Tim Tregonning
Sound by Morgan Johnson
Color by Mike Rossiter
Aerial by Wade Sedgwick

In early 2019 I spent four months living in a tent at Estancia Ranquilco, a remote horse and cattle ranch nestled deep in the foothills of the Andean mountains in Northern Patagonia, Argentina. Largely stripped of modern conveniences and offering a chance to experience off-grid, communal living, it is both a gentle, and harsh, return to primitiveness.

Yet the magnetic pull from Ranquilco reaches far beyond the realms of sentimentalism. It is not merely a vague summation of its parts. Of earth, water, sun, grass and trees. It is the past as well as the present, built into the stonework and in the footsteps of the worn paths on the last edges of land, hanging on the horizon.

For those devoted to this way of life, it is simply a return to the familiar.

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