We have a unique opportunity available with this 325 acre ranch. The property is available to purchase by one individual or can be bought as a group package, where each buyer contributes an equal portion to the sales price and in return will receive an equal amount of time to enjoy the property.
We are asking for serious buyers only to contact us if interested.
Asking Price $1,550,000
Windsong Ranch is on the southwestern slope of Greenhorn Mountain, north of the Huerfano River Valley, on the edge of the Wet Mountain Valley near Gardner, Colorado. This 325 acre ranch is a mountain retreat that offers the peace and quiet of a remote property but is easily accessible year round. Turkey Creek is a year-round freestone stream flowing through the property for almost a half mile. The entire 325 acres is fenced and cross fenced. All portions are easily accessible by two-track roads.
The current owner built a 3,840 SF home, 1,920 SF is finished, in a very private area on the ranch. The home has an open floor plan with cathedral ceiling and picture windows in the kitchen, dining, and living room area that frame the mountain ranges to the south, 3 bedrooms and a covered parking area. The lower level, currently used for drive in storage, is unfinished with room for more bedrooms, a bath, and a huge other area of the owners choice. The deck on the west side of the home is positioned just above Turkey Creek to allow the owner to enjoy the sound of flowing water any time of the day.
The 325 acre ranch offers limitless recreational opportunities; hunting, fishing, horseback riding, biking, and 4-wheeling are a few. A large head of elk use the ranch for grazing and calving. Mule deer, bear, bobcat, mountain lion, coyote, turkey and other wildlife visit the ranch on a regular basis.
BLM land adjoins the ranch and the San Isabel National Forest and Greenhorn Wilderness is less than 1 mile north of the property. The close proximity of the ranch to BLM, national forest and wilderness areas could be the perfect spot for an outfitter/guide operation.
The ranch supports agricultural production of between 4,000 and 6,000 bales of alfalfa and timothy/brome hay on approximately 90 acres of the ranch and has approximately 160 acres away from the hay production area to support a cattle/ horse operation during the growing season. The other acreage is treed streamside and hillside.
The ranch has water rights and an adjudicated spring to support the ranch and hay operation. In 2005 the District 79 Water Commissioner detailed the properties ownership of the following water rights:
- All of the R-38 decree under the Sisneros Ditch and the 1.10CFS allow to flow in said decree.Appropriation date 4/12/1870.
- .67CFS of the K-170 decree under the Sisneros Ditch of 2.50CFS allowed to flow in said decree.Appropriation date 4/12/1894.
- 80% of R-39 decree under Victor Ditch of .30CFS allowed to flow in said decree.Appropriation date 5/15/1870.
- The Ferrendelli Spring which has an appropriation date of approximately 1967.(Note:The Ferrendelli Spring was adjudicated to the property in 2014.)
The water rights that are part of Windsong ranch are huge. The ditches are used to flood the hay fields when needed. The Ferrendelli Spring produces enough water, recorded in a water report at over 100,000 gallons per day in non-drought years, to fill four large stock tanks to supply water to supplement irrigation of the hay fields and water that can be used for domestic purposes. The owner can use or sale any or all of this water. The previous owner installed several hundred feet of two inch pipe to supply water to 8 areas of the ranch from a spring box near the spring’s source. The current owner had plans to install two large water storage tanks on the hill next to the spring to supply water to use in and around the home.
If someone wanted to know the value of the water the current owner can supply an appraisal dated November, 2005. The appraiser valued the water from the Ferrendelli Spring at $604,500.00. The water from the ditches was included in the value the appraiser gave to the pasture and growing fields. The total appraised value in November 2005 was $1,667,000. The 3,840 SF home was built after the appraisal.
Finally, the current owner owns 100% of the mineral rights for this ranch. Test wells were drilled in the Raton Basin in 1983. The report provided by the drilling/leasing company indicated there was the potential of natural gas in the area. The infrastructure, pipe line, etc., has not been installed and may never be installed. The owner’s mineral rights are subject to negotiation and are not included in the asking price.
If you are interested in learning more about how to purchase this property alone or in a group buy, please call us right away!