Flowing Waters Ranch - West

For Sale $5,250,000

4 Bedroom Main Residence + 1 Bedroom Caretaker  
2 Full & 1 three-quarter Bath in Main Residence + 1 three-quarter Bath in Caretaker   
7146 Sq Ft + Caretaker Residence 864 Sq Ft   51.29 acres   MLS#: 4151025  

Flowing Waters Ranch is located in the coveted south valley of Steamboat Springs, Colorado- approximately six miles from the world-class ski resort. Flowing Waters Ranch in its entirety is a 108.03 acre parcel with two luxury residences – one located on the east side of the Yampa River and one located on the west side of the Yampa River. Owners have access to approximately ¾ mile of the Yampa River, which is one of the few free-flowing rivers in the western United States and delivers some of the best fly fishing in the State of Colorado. In addition to the opportunity to buy the whole acreage and both residences with an equestrian facility; the east and west parcels of this ranch are being offered for sale, independently.

The West Ranch is highlighted by its ski mountain views, extravagant landscaping and fantastic equestrian amenities. It is a live water property with a notable location in the valley that has prominent views of the ski area, a magnificent residence with an indoor swimming pool and detached caretaker unit. For information on the East Ranch, please visit Flowing Waters Ranch (East).

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Flowing Waters Ranch (West) Main Residence

This estate was largely renovated in 2012 with more updates transpiring in recent years. It features four roomy bedrooms and three baths with wonderful living space for everyone to gather. This home is great for the homeowners looking for a ranch-style home that is primarily on one level. Creative design emanates with the extensive professional landscaping including the intricate flagstone patio and walk-way which wraps-around the home to a private courtyard with water feature.

Living Space

Wood floors, tongue & groove ceiling and an efficient pellet stove all showcase the mountain characteristics of the expansive living room. The den is a great office, library and sitting room where you can work, settle in with a book in front of the fireplace or watch a different t.v. show from the main room. A rare find in other homes, is the indoor-outdoor room off of the kitchen which lets the outside in with its screen enclosures. Cool evenings and casual dinners can be enjoyed there with the fireplace & also pest-free!


The kitchen is vivid with its wall of picturesque glass that reveals grassland, valley & ski mountain views. If you believe the kitchen is the heart of the home, then this the kitchen and home for you! With the 7.5’ Jade Commercial grade range, you can do it all with the pizza oven, griddle, double oven and gas grill which makes everyone feel like they are a chef! The 6’ x 6’ butcher block island provides ample space for prep and serving, with seats for three-and there’s always plenty of food on-hand with the splendid walk-in pantry.

Master Suite

The masters of the house can depart to their wing of the home where they can revel in their roomy master suite. A three-sided gas-log fireplace casts its warmth and glow upon the bedroom and attached sitting room. The master bathroom showcases dual vanities, as well as a pedestal bathtub and shower. Escape through your private bathroom access for a morning dip in the pool or start your day off with yoga to get your day off on a right start. The his & her closets with barn doors provide individual space for dressing for the season.

Upper Level

Opposite end from the master suite is another main level bedroom and bath. A few feet away is a wide staircase leading to two bedrooms, a full-bath and the tiered media room. This separate space is certain to be appreciated when the multi-generations are in attendance!

Indoor/Outdoor Entertainment

Flowing Waters Ranch-West offers an abundance of fun and recreation inside and out. For a great movie or sports event experience, take a chair in the home theatre with tiered seating. Your own private, indoor pool can provide plenty of exercise and amusement for all ages! The property dons two hot tubs; each capable of rejuvenating after a day of skiing or riding. The outdoor hot tub is perfect for those winter soaks when large snowflakes are free-falling from the sky; as well as for spring soaks where you can get out and dry yourself by the custom fire-pit. For those times when you want to avoid the outdoor elements- the indoor hot tub located in the pool area is the answer and just steps away from the bar!

Garages & Guest House

The West Ranch features a three-car garage attached to the home providing direct access inside. Additionally, there is a detached guest/caretaker home which has a one bedroom, one bath with kitchen & living area. The guest quarters has a tandem, two-car attached garage with extra storage room. Covered RV parking could be available at the equestrian facility. Surplus uncovered parking is also available and this property can park all of the RV's, boats, snowmobiles and ATV's an owner wants- no homeowner's association to deal with!

Premier Equestrian Facility

The equestrian facility is outstanding with approximately 12,400 s.f. of prime equine space which houses an incredible 8400 +/- s.f. indoor riding arena. This colossal chamber provides year-round activity for personal or leasing opportunities. Along with the arena, the balance of the 4000+/- includes a heated viewing room- finished like an old-time saloon with wet bar and seating for those wanting to observe horseback riding sessions or to just enjoy a drink and relax. The barn currently houses six stalls with room for more, tack storage and a half bath. Depending on needs, there is space to park additional vehicles if desired. When it’s time to let the horses roam and graze, there is fencing and cross-fencing to manage the team and keep them content in the lush, irrigated grass hay meadows.

Live Water & Water Rights

The West Ranch features live water with Oak Creek meandering through the acreage. The lush grass hay meadows are irrigated through Baxter Ditch water rights. The property meets the Yampa River where the owner and a neighboring property have made significant riparian improvements for a better fish habitat for a stretch of the Yampa. These improvements have created a serene and prolific fishing experience with this private access to approximately ¾ mile of the river. The water rights associated with this property will be transferred appropriately in a sale including domestic water privileges.

Recreational Paradise

Steamboat Springs, CO - A town where more winter Olympians have been produced than any other city in North America. Not only trademarked registered Ski Town USA®, Steamboat is also Bike Town USA®. This speaks to the active and healthy lifestyle enjoyed by all that live, work, play and visit the beautiful Yampa Valley. It is home to numerous natural hot springs located throughout the area, and is where excitement and relaxation come together in perfect harmony. Flowing Waters Ranch is amidst all of the best activities Steamboat has to offer, and is unmatched in local conveniences. In less than ten minutes, you can be skiing Champagne Powder at Steamboat Resort; playing golf at one of three championship level courses or enjoying shopping, dining and nightlife in historical downtown Steamboat Springs. In 30 minutes or less you can be hiking, biking or snowmobiling in National Forest!

Steamboat Springs and Routt County are known as a recreational paradise and it’s a lifestyle that is contagious. It’s a place where music and the arts are supported. If you love to ski, bike, snowshoe, hike, skate ski, ice skate, play hockey, golf, swim, kayak, fish, ice fish, water ski, cross-country ski, horseback ride, snowmobile or ATV ride - or just want to learn any of the above- there isn’t a better place! And living at Flowing Waters Ranch provides many of those experiences right outside your door!


Tom & Marci Valicenti

Tom & Marci began investing in Steamboat real estate in 1986 and ended up moving their family here in 1991 to make it a permanent home. With over 40 years of combined experience helping Buyers and Sellers, they know how to locate the best properties or each individual client and negotiate the best deals. It's their job to know the latest market conditions, government regulations, and upcoming regulations - that way you don't have to! Knowing there are many brokers from which to choose, they strive to provide the best services possible and help you achieve your personal real estate goals.


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