Crested Butte Colorado horse property for sale

Property Name: 
Longhorn Ranch, Crested Butte
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11-stall barn on Crested Butte horse property for sale
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Crested Butte Colorado horse property for sale

The Longhorn Ranch in Crested Butte is known as a well-appointed equine property for the serious horse enthusiast. Situated on 40 acres just 10 miles south of Crested Butte and 17 miles north of Gunnison, the property is well-known for offering high-quality horse boarding, excellent facilities, and abundant water rights. While other local properties may require extensive snow removal on miles of back-country roads, the Longhorn Ranch offers easy year-round access in one of the snowiest parts of Colorado.

Colorado horse property has quality improvements

The Longhorn Ranch features a quality-built 6,600-square-foot 11-stall horse barn with a studio/office, ¾ bath, and an unfinished 1,300-square-foot apartment that is zoned for an accessory dwelling unit. Each stall has an outside run, and the acreage is divided into several grazing pastures and paddocks, along with a 100’x150’ riding arena, a very functional hay barn and a small workshop. To top it all off, the 2,700-square-foot log home is built in the “cozy cabin” style of years past, with warm log accents and nice views. The master suite is a spacious open loft, and there is a large downstairs guest suite. The living area is spacious, with plenty of room for entertaining.

Property borders U.S. Forest Service lands, with access to backcountry hunting

The ranch directly borders National Forest lands to the east, with access to thousands of acres of horseback riding, hiking, and hunting. Just across the highway to the west is the East Fork of the Gunnison River, with terrific fly-fishing and several public access points. Of course, Crested Butte is known as a recreation paradise, with summer fly-fishing, mountain biking, river rafting, hiking, and wildflower viewing. Winter sports are world-class, with backcountry skiing, resort skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, and snowmobiling, and Nordic skiing. Local big game hunting for elk and mule deer is excellent. A hunter can literally walk out of the house and be in good elk habitat in five minutes.

Resort lifestyle property or income property

The Longhorn Ranch has long been known for offering Crested Butte horse boarding, which can run $200 a month for pasture board or $500 a month or more for in-stall boarding. Additionally, the owner has had excellent success renting the log home on AirBnB, generating healthy 5-figure returns. It’s that rare property that offers a great vacation getaway as well as a nice income return.

Gunnison and Crested Butte have easy airline connections

Gunnison has a great regional airport that can handle 737-class planes, with many direct flights from major hubs such as Chicago and Dallas. If the connections in Gunnison don’t work, Grand Junction and Montrose are with 2 hours. Gunnison has lots of lodging, bars and restaurants, hardware stores, car dealerships, etc., while Crested Butte has excellent nightlife, dining, scenery, and of course world-class skiing and snowboarding.



Property Type: 
40 acre ranch with 11-stall barn, log home
17300 Highway 135, Crested Butte, CO
Climate Zone: 
Sub-alpine--8,500-10,000 feet. Heavy winter snows, difficult access
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