Archive for the ‘Cattle Ranches’ Category

Finger Rock Ranch – Yampa, Colorado

May 24th, 2012

Finger Rock Ranch consists of 351 acres and lies in the heart of the beautiful and picturesque Yampa Valley. The area has a rich history of tremendous Old West cattle drives as well as agricultural production and tremendous recreational opportunities. The ranch is almost equidistant between Steamboat and Vail, with a short drive to everything necessary for entertainment and recreation. Finger Rock Ranch is a real opportunity for a Buyer to discover privacy and the beauty that Yampa Valley is famous for. Finger Rock could be used as an equestrian property, hobby ranch, recreational headquarters or mountain getaway home. This Colorado ranch for sale is also easily accessible off a well-maintained state highway and could be a year-round residence. Offering price is $985,000. » More: Finger Rock Ranch – Yampa, Colorado

Recently Reduced Colorado Ranches

February 27th, 2012

Mountain Spirit Lodge on the Navajo River – Reduced to $5M

Located in Chromo, Colorado, these 115 acres enjoy one mile of Navajo River frontage and boast a main lodge, river house, barn and outbuildings.  Truly a magical place where art and nature coexist, Mountain Spirit Lodge on the Navajo River has some of the best fly fishing in the lower 48 states, in addition to resident wildlife including turkey, elk, Mule deer, black bear and lion.  The main lodge is comprised of 6,000 sqft  and the river house is situated on the Navajo River and is a short walk to the main lodge. The Mountain Spirit Lodge on the Navajo River is a sportsman’s paradise wonderfully suited for families, corporations or anyone looking for a majestic getaway.

Antero Mountain Ranch – Reduced to $2.5M

Surrounded entirely by the grand splendor of the San Isabel National Forest, the Antero Mountain Ranch is a 160-deeded acre inholding offering panoramic views of towering mountain peaks, excellent year round access, underground utilities, convenience to nearby amenities, world-class recreational access and unmatched peaceful solitude! This gated, end-of-the-road oasis offers total privacy and endless recreational pursuits from the convenience of the 2,800 sqft lodge style home.  Alpine lakes, secluded waterfalls and endless trails can be accessed directly from the property making this an ideal retreat for equestrian enthusiasts, big game hunters, hikers or those who simply are looking for a quiet respite in Colorado seclusion.

Live Water Properties at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Convention

March 17th, 2011

robbnelsonLive Water Properties Broker Robb Nelson and son Brady at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Convention pictured with “Larry the Cable Guy” (Dan Whitney) in Denver last month.

Brady and Robb got to hang out with Dan Whitney backstage before the show and during the show, Dan autographed the hat he was wearing and threw it to Brady!  A great time had by all.

Arapahoe County makes its biggest ever open-space purchase

January 17th, 2011


Arapahoe County last month purchased 2,800 acress of open space, the largest acquisition ever under the county’s open-space program. 

The county paid $2.69M for the Bradbury Bijou Creek Ranch, a family cattle grazing operation near Byers since 1958.

The land, about 50 miles east of Denver is bordered by 12,000 acres of conserved lands, including the West Bijou Conservation Easement to the east and Plains Conservation Center to the south. 

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Why We Like Land Trusts

September 21st, 2010


Written by: Bob Kiesling
In the late 1970s and early 80s a wave of land trusts began to form and ripple across America. By 2008 there were more than 1,700 of these organizations, and collectively they had preserved nearly 37,000,000 acres of important habitat, open spaces, greenways, corridors and parks. Much of the birth, growth and success of such non-profit organizations derives from public recognition that Government – be it Federal, State or Local – simply cannot be expected to conserve all the important landscapes our citizens have come to cherish. Because it remains the case, even in these times of widespread economic recession, that the pace of sprawl and development far outstrips the pace of land and water conservation, the role of land trusts is as compelling as ever. Ironically, while broad and deep downturns in real estate values have presented some great opportunities for land trusts to acquire key lands or purchase development rights, or be granted conservation easements, sources of funding (public and private) have also sharply downturned. » More: Why We Like Land Trusts

Announcing Egeria Creek Ranch

March 12th, 2010


Live Water Properties announces it newest listing in Toponas, Colorado – Egeria Creek Ranch.  Located in northwest Colorado, less than 45 minutes south of Steamboat Springs, the property is set in the picturesque Yampa Valley.  With 8,818 acres, this one-of-a-kind property is adjacent to the White River National Forest and is home to the White River Elk herd that is 40,000 strong and the largest in North America. Upland birds can also be found on the ranch including Blue grouse, Sharptail grouse, ducks and geese.  The Egeria Creek Ranch is also known for its extensive cattle operation.  A rancher’s dream, the property is equipped with livestock facilities in addition to stack yards and fencing.  Cattle can graze on the ranch or on over 100,000 acres of neighboring leased national forest.  The Egeria Creek Ranch also boasts a productive hay operation averaging 1,500 tons of mountain grass per season.  » More: Announcing Egeria Creek Ranch

The Live Water Mission

January 7th, 2010

Image for Conference Room2.qxdThe protection, restoration, and enhancement of ranch land with wildlife and trout habitat are paramount as changes in private ownership take place. The importance of each link in these precious ecosystems intensifies as our nation’s populations migrate to pristine mountain regions and our natural landscapes experience additional human traffic.

As Ranch Brokers, we at Live Water Properties, LLC seek to connect these irreplaceable parcels of land with people who value them. Our business is providing seasoned advice and professional service to ensure a sound investment for generations to come. In sharing and respecting our clients’ lifestyles, we are uniquely qualified to assist in each aspect of the ranch ownership process.