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MoonShadow Ranch, Colorado
Property Types: Residential, Farms, Ranches for Sale, Homes, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
4,380 Sq Ft Private Residence
NO HOA or Covenants
76+ Acres w/ Direct Access to 10,000+ BLM Acres
MoonShadow Ranch is a beautifully maintained home and outdoor adventurer’s dream on 76+ acres, nestled in the Arkansas River Valley of Colorado. The property includes an extraordinary custom home; a four-stall, two-story barn and custom outdoor play areas for all ages – bocce/horseshoe pit, children’s playhouse & landscaped game area, a log picnic pavilion & a private shooting/target range. You & your guests will thoroughly enjoy life and year-round outdoor action at MoonShadow Ranch.
Luxurious 4,380 sq. ft. custom, mountain home with 10 acres, grazing pasture “front yard” and beautifully landscaped grounds. The home offers ground-level entrances from the 1st & 2nd floors; three large bedrooms (plus a bonus sleeping room/office on the walk-out lower level); an INCREDIBLE kitchen, living and dining space with wood-burning fireplace; lofted master suite with office nook; large game/great room; private owner’s closets on all three levels; hardwoods on the 2nd & 3rd floors; ceiling fans/blinds/tinted windows throughout and all three levels are accessed by extra-wide, hand-crafted staircases. The property is equipped with a 4700-gallon cistern system; a quiet and efficient, 34K BTU ductless air-conditioner (installed in 2019), a “Whole House Fan”, radiant heat and 2 electric fireplaces.
The top-level of this loving home is a 900+ sq. ft. lofted, master suite and office! This private retreat boasts an electric fireplace, vaulted and spacious master bedroom, office nook and quaint east-facing deck. The master bath is well-lit and comes equipped with double sinks, granite vanity, a corner jetted tub, and a 5x5 tile shower! The giant walk-in closet/dressing room with a floor-to-ceiling mirror and private owner’s closet complete the suite!
The main level offers two bedrooms, one full bathroom with granite vanity, point-of-use water heaters, an open kitchen with beautiful granite countertops, large center island, breakfast bar, custom cabinetry, and tile flooring. The wrap-around breakfast bar offers conversational seating open to the dining and living space accented with rich, dark-wood flooring and exposed-beam cathedral ceiling. The robust, sun sail covered main deck delivers additional outdoor living space for entertaining and dining overlooking the barn, log picnic pavilion, bocce/horseshoe pit and playhouse recreational areas with spectacular views of the red cliffs to the east and the majestic Sangre De Cristo Mountain Range to the south.
The 1,733 sq.ft. walkout lower level is an incredible family, entertainment space fit for several indoor game tables, a TV/theater area and rustic, barn-wood wet-bar with hand-crafted, 1871 log cabin features. Adjoining is a bonus room which can be used as a bedroom or second office as well as a half bath and utility room with a second refrigerator. The attached 980 sq. ft. insulated, garage is complete with concrete floor, workbench and space to house a dually and extra storage. From the lower level, you can enter the home from the garage or exit to the play areas where you have an assortment of outdoor activities for all ages.
OUTDOOR RECREATION STRUCTURES AND SPACES
The thoughtfully designed, low-maintenance, solar lit, landscaped grounds around the home, barn, log picnic pavilion and private shooting range offer many options for your enjoyment:
Stone Fire Pit Area – river rock ground coverage, wood beam benches, hand-crafted stone fire pit & steel spark screen
East-Facing Bocce/Horseshoe Pit – flagstone walkway to local rock landscaped game space of crushed granite, horseshoe stakes and wooden backboards
South-Facing River Rock Landscaped Game Area - 10x12 ft solar-powered, insulated children’s playhouse with 4ft wrap-around deck; 1600 sq ft hammock and outdoor game space with chipped wood ground coverage and 8x12 wood infinity deck perfect for 4 Adirondack chairs facing the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range
Open-Meadow Log Pavilion and Picnic Area – western post fence surrounds a 5k sq ft pea gravel picnic area; metal-roofed, custom log picnic pavilion; hand-crafted, 8-top octagon picnic table; propane grill station, tetherball post and game area with 360-degree views and easy-access, crushed granite driveway
Private Shooting/Target Range (archery and rifle) – safely and conveniently located on approximately nine acres east of the home and main property; metal-roofed shooting pavilion; custom 4-position shooting table/bench; log spectator benches; chipped wood ground coverage enclosed with railroad ties; and a variety of target structures
Outdoor Dining Adjacent to the Home - 2 raised decks, an additional picnic table off the main/kitchen floor and wood benches positioned in quant coffee/wine drinking spots on the grounds around the home
4-Stall, 2-Story Barn - a beautiful pull-through barn with four horse stalls, a concrete, and stall-matt covered center aisle, a robust workshop/mechanic area, an office/bath, and 2nd story gym and storage room. The barn office and on-suite three-quarter bathroom are heated and have views of the interior of the barn through shatter-resistant, “kick proof” windows. The second story of the barn with a private gym and hobby/storage room can be accessed by internal or external steps.
Log Picnic Pavilion – 17x19 ft log picnic pavilion
Children’s Playhouse – 10x12 ft solar-powered, insulated children’s playhouse with 4ft wrap-around deck
Covered Shooting Range – 20x20 ft metal-roofed, a wood pavilion
2 Storage Sheds – 9x10 metal utility storage sheds
A solar electronic gate secures the property entrance. Within the property is a gated and secluded RV and equipment shed and area. Approximately 10 acres of grazing pasture layout the inviting approach to the beautifully landscaped grounds leading to and surrounding the home! You will experience the fresh smell of the pine, pinon and juniper forest on the wooded portion of the property which consists of approximately 60 acres of evergreens and direct access to 10k+ BLM acres.
The Royal Gorge Region offers outdoor adventure, Old West history, and small-town hospitality. Nestled half-way between Canon City & Salida, it is 30-45 minutes from the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience, great shopping, summer farmer’s markets, and festivals and some of the very best white water rafting, fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and outdoor experiences in the country. Monarch Mountain Ski & Snowboard Area is only 90 minutes (53 miles) from the property and offers one of the least crowded, family-friendly ski resorts with some of the best snow in the state!
Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall - This is a fantastic place to retreat with your family & friends. Relax, breathe deeply & enjoy the quiet tranquility as well as the endless possibilities for outdoor adventure on the property & the Arkansas River.
5-STAR REVIEW, ACTIVE VACATION RENTAL
MoonShadow Ranch is currently a fulltime residence as well as an active, 5-star review, vacation rental! Seller is willing to negotiate the sale of furnishings and décor for buyer’s move-in/vacation rental transfer ease.