34016 Fruitland Mesa Road, Crawford, Colorado, 81415
This 73-acre ranch features a true log custom home. This home is not a kit home with milled logs—the logs are true massive hand-peeled logs built in the Swedish cope fashion, where the logs are skived out to sit on top of the log below. The home is very appealing and comfortable, with a beautiful custom kitchen (new countertops and tile in 2019), spacious living room with vaulted ceiling, a large loft area currently used for a home office, a huge upstairs master suite with jetted tub and shower, a downstairs guest bedroom and bath, laundry, and dining nook. The home is 2 bedrooms, but the large loft area could easily be converted to a third. The home has many custom features—saltillo tile, large balconies, 6-burner gas stove, granite & quartz countertops. The upstairs bedroom has two balconies, and the downstairs has a lovely patio with greenery from all sorts of plantings. The gardens feature raised beds for vegetables; fruit trees such as apricots, peaches, and apples; and beautiful landscaped garden beds.
This property has a great set of ranch improvements! This ranch is not a “fixer-upper”. It’s in turn-key condition and ready to enjoy!
The North Fork Valley of Colorado is known as a productive agricultural area, growing hay, wine grapes, fruit, and some row crops. This property is comprised of two different parcels—one 40-acre parcel with the home and improvements, and another 33-acre parcel of vacant ground. Each parcel has about 20 irrigated acres. The 73 acres has a total of 1,400 shares of Fruitland Mesa water delivered by gated pipe, which provides enough water for one or two cuttings of grass-alfalfa hay a year, depending on the amount of snow in the high country. The Gould Reservoir south of Maher, Colorado stores irrigation water for the hay farms and ranches. Hay grown on this property is prized by horse lovers for its nutritional quality. There is ample hay storage in the 50x100 hay barn, which is high enough for stackwagons to tilt up and stack hay in the barn. The balance of the acreage is in pinyon-juniper forest, which is favored bedding habitat for mule deer, elk, and turkeys.
Crawford, Colorado is known as an excellent place for mountain recreation. Fruitland Mesa is known for outstanding mule deer hunting in Game Management Unit 63, and elk hunting is also excellent in the area. The Grand Mesa and Black Mesa are just minutes away, offering world-class snowmobiling. Crawford Reservoir, just 10 minutes or so east of the property, has excellent fishing for bass, perch, trout, and catfish. The Gold Medal waters of the Gunnison River flow through the Black Canyon just south of the property and are known for world-class fly-fishing, and the Grand Mesa has over 300 lakes and reservoirs with excellent fishing. Telluride, Aspen, and Crested Butte are all within a 2-hour drive for fantastic skiing.
As stated, this ranch is in two parcels—40 and 33 acres. The home property, with 40 acres, two domestic water taps, and all the improvements, is offered for $875,000. The adjoining vacant land 33-acre property with one water tap is available for an additional $275,000, for a total price of $1,150,000. The vacant parcel will not be offered until the main parcel is sold.