Colorado mountain lodge for sale near Crawford CO

mountain property surrounded by the West Elk Mountains

mountain resort property and wilderness retreat

off-grid mountain retreat with sustainable systems

spring water, solar panels for hot water heat and solar power

creek frontage property borders National Forest

elk hunting, fly-fishing, horseback riding and recreation

20,000 square foot log lodge has 16 bedrooms, commercial kitchen, huge great room

Colorado mountain lodge for sale near Crawford CO

The West Elk Lodge, a 19,820-square-foot log retreat with 14 bedrooms just east of Crawford, Colorado, is offered for sale. Constructed of 18-inch massive Engelmann Spruce logs from Montana, the lodge is a stunning property located on the Smith Fork of the Gunnison River. Surrounded by the mountain peaks of the West Elks Wilderness, the lodge isthe jewel of the valley. Situated on 43 acres, the lodge has 3 levels: the main level, with a huge great room; large reception area and office; large kitchen; 2 bedrooms and baths; and astunning octagonal dining area that has 270-degree views of Saddle Mountain, the West Elks, and Needle Rock. The downstairs has a large commercial kitchen with a dumbwaiter shaft, a workout/sauna room, 6 bedrooms and baths, a media/theater room, and the mechanical room. The upstairs features two large suites with their own baths and a total of 6 bedroom and 6 baths.

sustainable property with solar heat, solar power, spring water

The West Elk Lodge was designed to provide its own heat through a large bank of hot-water solar panels that circulate hot water through radiant heat loops in the concrete floors on each level. Though the property is “on the grid” with power installed, there are also photovoltaic panels on the adjacent shop building to provide “off the grid” electrical power. A soapstone wood stove provides additional heat in the great room. Domestic water for the property is provided by a spring from an adjacent mountainside. The spring water is piped across the valley to two large cisterns, where it is gravity fed into the lodge.

mountain acreage with stream frontage, irrigation, beautiful mountainous setting

The West Elk Lodge is situated on 43 acres of mountain land at approximately 7,000 feet in elevation. The property has various irrigation rights that are suitable for irrigating horse pasture through mid- or late July on an average year. The parcel straddles the Smith Fork, where there is a large irrigation diversion that feeds a canal for downstream ranchers’ irrigation use. Consequently, there are basically two streams flowing through the property.

wildlife and National Forest access in a wilderness setting

On the south side of the valley, the property abuts National Forest lands, where there is access to thousands of acres of forest for horseback riding, elk hunting, fly-fishing, hiking, and exploring. Just a couple of miles to the east, there are several different trailheads leadinginto the West Elks Wilderness, where access is restricted to horseback or foot traffic only. Hunting opportunities for elk and mule deer are excellent, with bear, blue grouse, wild turkey, numerous raptors, trout, and many other wildlife species present on or near the property.

bank-owned property is 98% complete, has never been used

The West Elk Lodge has never really been put into use and is 98% completed. The floor in the great room is bare concrete and ready for a custom tile floor. The landscaping outside has not been completed. However, our contractors have checked the mechanical systems, such as the in-floor heating and the solar hot water panels, the electrical system, and the domestic water supply. It all looks to be in good shape. The lodge has hosted only a couple ofgroups and is basically brand new. The foundation looks good. We would encourage buyers to get an inspection, because the bank does not have the knowledge of the property to give accurate disclosures.

Project Name: 
West Elk Lodge
Agent Broker: 
Gary Hubbell
CoAgent Broker: 
Mike Krieg, Joe Nortrup, Rob Gash
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Colorado mountain lodge for sale with creek frontage, 43 acres, 20,000 square feet, sustainable property
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Smith Fork of the Gunnison, Crawford, CO
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Colorado mountain lodge for sale with creek frontage, 43 acres, solar power, spring--BANK OWNED!
Body Description: 
$1,350,000 West Elk Lodge is for sale in Crawford, Colorado
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20,000 square feet, 16 bedrooms, beautiful log lodge
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Property Address: 
44474 Needle Rock Road
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Date Listed: 
Fri, 06/21/2013
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Climate Zome: 
Transitional--7,000-8,500 feet. Oak brush, meadows, pinyon-juniper.
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Business Type: 
B&B Lodge Business
West Elk Lodge--20,000 square foot mountain retreat for sale near Crawford CO
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Great room of Colorado mountain lodge for sale, bank-owned property
Log lodge retreat property for sale in Colorado
interior beamwork of Colorado mountain lodge for sale near Crawford
one of 16 bedrooms in Colorado mountain lodge for sale, bank-owned property
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soapstone fireplace in Colorado mountain retreat for sale with USFS frontage
sustainable property has solar hot water heat, solar photovoltaic power generati
Lodge is set in the West Elk Mountains near wilderness trails
Needle Rock is just to the west of the lodge
upstairs kitchen of colorado lodge for sale bank-owned property
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