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Willow Gulch Horse and Cattle Ranch, Colorado
Property Types: Ranches for Sale, Homes, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
Willow Gulch Horse and Cattle Ranch is an absolutely stunning ranch in Elbert County Colorado.
The ranch features a sprawling 3,000+ square foot, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom remodeled stucco ranch style home set among mature cottonwood trees. Central to the home is a large Living room with attached sunroom, which is open to the country kitchen and dining nook. There’s three large bedrooms including a master suite. Lots of windows let warm sunlight fill the home. The home is heated by hot water heat and has a central fireplace with an insert. The whole house features newer high end double pane windows. There’s an automatic sprinkling system. There’s an attached oversized two car garage, with an additional detached two car garage. This home is an absolute stunner.
The 864 square foot, two bedroom, one bathroom, kitchen and living room bunk house is great for guests or family. The exterior stucco matches the main home and the home sets among mature trees. Heated by hot water heat.
Located in a brand new shop building is a sparkling new 640 square foot, two bedroom, one bath, two story apartment with modern finishes. On the second level, there is a south facing metal balcony with wonderful views of the ranch.
The ranch is perfectly set up with 14 rotational pastures with permanent fencing, each pasture with at least one source of water, most with two. The water delivered by pipelines feeds 12 automatic waterers at each pasture. Most paddocks have dirt tanks or live spring ponds. Several pastures have mature Willow and Cottonwood trees along Willow Gulch providing winter protection. The native grass is in very good condition and the sellers stewardship is very evident.
The ranch features numerous outbuildings providing for every possibe farm or ranch use or need. The following buildings are featured. A 48x120 foot indoor arena/horse barn with 4 removable Prefert 12x12 horse stalls. The Arena has 14’ overhead doors on each end. A large 40x70 shop building with 14 foot overhead doors. The shop is a mechanics dream with 220 power and room for several vehicles. There’s a large cow barn and corrals with a tub and alley system under cover. The barn features hay storage and feed panels to easily winter cows. There are four horse runs, each with loafing sheds. A chicken house, several storage sheds, several loafing sheds, and an equipment shed. The owner has absolutely accomplished making the ranch efficient and easy to run.
The ranch has 3 water wells pumping up to 15 gallons per minute each. The ranch features a whole ranch back up generator. There is a 2,500 gallon propane tank and an additional 1,000 gallon propane tank. The seller has also installed a 1,000 gallon backup water tank.
Pronghorn and mule deer are abundant on the ranch as well as coyote, fox, raccoon and other various varmints. With the water features, there will be the occasional waterfowl as well.
Elbert County rangeland is known for its great cattle gains from its protein packed native grasses. This ranch has an improved carrying capacity with its rotational grazing set up. The ranch is a few miles north of Matheson, Colorado and within 20 minutes of Limon, Colorado.
The ranch would make a great family investment. It could serve as a family or corporate retreat or recreational get away. The owner has caringly kept the ranch in a high state of repair and has formed the ranch into an easy to run horse and cattle operation. Call soon to schedule your private showing.