5277 County Road 1, Cripple Creek, Colorado, 80813
Great Sky Ranch: Colorado Horse Ranch on 39.3 Acres With Pike Peak Views & Pond
This 39.3 acre acre partially fenced, Central Colorado Ranch is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with awe inspiring views of Pike Peak. This authentic western style ranch is situated in a picturesque setting with a 5200 square foot main ranch house along with a 4000 square foot , 2 story barn with 7 stalls and covered hay storage.There is also a 200' x 125' roping area with sand bottom and acres of fenced in pasture with small pond and water supplied by a great producing shared well. The owners residence is a magnificent 4 bedroom, 4 bath ranch style home with tasteful renovations completed within the last 10 years.This ranch offers great privacy along with easy year round access on a paved county maintained road. Located a short 5 miles from historic Cripple Creek and only 41 miles to the city of Colorado Springs, makes this a very desirable ranch in a great location. Along with the breathtaking views, this ranch offers excellent income opportunities, nearby hunting, equine activities, as well as outdoor recreation in the nearby Pike National Forest. Real Estate taxes were $1620 in 2019.
The 39.3 acres of land associated with Great Sky Ranch is one of the nicest ranch land parcels in the area. Nestled just 10 miles west of Pikes Peak and 5 miles northwest of historic Cripple Creek, this property has unobstructed and majestic views of Pikes Peak and Rhyolite Mountain. The 39.3 acres is comprised of 4 approved parcels that are all surveyed and county approved allowing for additional family home sites and additional wells within the existing ranch. These parcels range in size from 5.2 acres to the 19 acre parcel containing the ranch house and barn. The land is comprised of beautiful rolling hillsides of Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir, interspersed with aspen trees. The treed hillsides roll into scenic mountain meadows ideal for grazing horses with many acres of fenced pasture. The fenced pasture below the barn contains some great native grass along with a small pond. Elevations range from 8920' at the lower pastures below the pond to approximately 9240' at the highest point of the ranch. There are numerous trails within the property for all your riding pleasures. The location and land provide numerous opportunties for wildlife with deer, elk, turkey, and bighorn sheep being frequent visitors to the ranch. Located on a year round county road allows for excellent acess year round with the scenic mountain setting still providing a feeling of privacy. Great Sky Ranch offers the ultimate in privacy and tranquility.
The Main House is a 5,200 square foot custom Colorado rustic log home. The eat in country style kitchen is 12x12 and adorned with tile countertops and backsplash, freshly painted vintage cabinetry, double wall oven, a unique western style light fixture, cozy dining area and hardwood flooring. The formal dining room is 24x15 and features large bay windows capturing the amazing views of Pikes Peak and the Continental Divide. As you walk into the spacious 25x25 living room/bar room, you will be captivated by the gorgeous tongue and groove ceilings with exposed wood beams and antique style hard wood flooring. The stunning, two tiered custom wood bar with tile top and stone back drop is perfect for entertaining! Walk out to a large covered porch which is 14x40 and looks directly at Pikes Peak. Located off the Living room is an enclosed cement patio with a hot tub and more spectacular views of Pikes Peak. The 25x24 great room includes a wood burning fireplace with an amazing floor to ceiling stone hearth and a lovely log mantel. This room also boasts vaulted knotty wood tongue and groove ceilings and exposed log beams. Walk out to a cement patio with grilling area and more mountain views! The main level master bedroom is 15x14 and has adjoining bath with original tile, vanities and mirrors all in impeccable condition. Also on the main level is an additional bedroom with a real Colorado cabin feel being surrounded with warm knotty wood walls and tongue and groove ceilings and a full bath.
As you make your way down to the lower level, you will find two large 20x12 bedrooms , each with an adjoining full bath, kitchenettes and walkouts to a grand patio! Lower level has unfinished living area and roughed in for an additional bath! All new vinyl windows and sliding doors throughout! Countless upgrades! So many possibilities! This home also offers an attached two car garage.
This Ranch is thoughtfully designed and ready for western style living with an array of truly exceptional improvements. The 7- stall 2 story barn is 100' x 40' and includes a tack room, workshop area, and a poured concrete floor for RV or large equipment storage. There is water available for creating a wash area if desired. Attached to the barn is a fully covered hay storage area and water tanks with heat coils for year round use. The second story has been tastefully refinished with a large area for western hoe downs, dancing, or to accomodate large family gatherings. Adjacent to the barn is a 200' x 125' outdoor roping arena covered in sand which allows for multiple equestrian activities including riding and roping. There is also 3 fenced paddocks and a 60' round pen. This barn is truly spectacular and offers great potential for entertaining along with any of your equestrian activities activities.
There are no water rights associated with the Great Sky Ranch. Water to the house and barn is provided by a shared well located on the adjacent property. This well produces 50 GPM with a frost free water spigot in barn and underground water line to the main house. There is a shared well agreement in place for this well.