Here is the opportunity to own a fun, rewarding, and profitable equestrian business in the beautiful setting of Colorado Wine Country. This business leads horseback tours through one of the premier wineries/vineyards in the state. Guests are treated to a leisurely ride (1-2 hours), on gentle stock, through the vineyard and along the banks of the Colorado River. The tour is followed by wine tasting with reserved table and full VIP treatment. It is a lovely recreation in Western Colorado, and the guests are thrilled with the experience.
The other tour offered is a scenic half-day ride through Cameo canyon to ride amongst one of the largest herds of wild mustangs in the West. This tour is through a special use permit issued by the Bureau of Land Management and will transfer to a qualified buyer pending approval. Both rides are conducted daily. Wine tour bookings are provided by the winery and online, while the wild horse tours are booked through the business website and phone lines. The business gets excellent reviews and provides very good cash flow.
The business has a lease arrangement with Colorado’s biggest winery, where they have an excellent stable, barn, and corrals to board the horses. Tours are currently conducted May through November, but the business season could be expanded depending upon the weather, as winters in the Grand Valley are typically very mild. It could easily become a year-round business. Additionally, the outfitter can offer several pasture leases for the new owner to keep horses in the Grand Valley. *No deeded property included in this sale.*
Business assets included in the sale are 12 head of good riding stock and all associated tack, truck, trailers, and water tanks. Grazing leases for stock could also be transferred with landowner approval.
Many vacationers are finding Palisade and the Grand Valley as one of their favorite Colorado getaways. The area is known for its fruit and wine production, with orchards of peaches, pears, apples, and cherries, as well as vineyards and wineries. Palisade has become popular for its wedding venues, AirBnB properties, bicycle tours, wine tastings, and of course all the recreation on the nearby Grand Mesa. The area is very scenic, with massive canyon cliffs and the Grand Mesa towering over the verdant valley and Colorado River below. The Grand Junction area has a population of over 125,000 people and is home to Colorado Mesa University, a popular minor league baseball team, a regional airport with excellent connections, and many cultural attractions, in addition to the wineries and orchards.