Archive for the ‘Fly Fishing Ranches’ Category

Summer in the Colorado Rockies: An Article Featuring the North Fork Ranch

September 11th, 2013

It is not too late to imagine a perfect summer day. A gentle wind washes over you as the sun beams down from a cobalt sky. All around you a stunning mountain panorama unfolds—rocky peaks and emerald valleys, soaring pine trees and cold, babbling brooks. Click here to read more in the article on why Colorado is considered the ultimate playground.

The North Fork Ranch, an exceptional fly fishing and dude ranch, is also featured in this article.

Price Reduction – Ranch on the Roaring Fork

May 14th, 2013

Sudmeier Pat 90646-S1-0005In the most prestigious resort valley in the scenic Rocky Mountains, the 282-acre ranch spans the second largest privately- held river frontage on the Gold Medal designated Roaring Fork River. With 1 full mile of river running through the ranch, lined with a mature cottonwood forest, spring creek, 3 spring fed trout ponds and a mile of shared boundary with forested Federal lands, this Aspen Valley property represents a rare ownership opportunity for the serious outdoor enthusiast. Read More…

Offering Price is $7.75M, Reduced from $12.5M

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New Colorado Listing – North Fork Ranch

October 18th, 2012

Located in Conifer, Colorado, in Jefferson County, the North Fork Ranch is an ideal secluded corporate retreat or private family getaway. This 505-acre ranch enjoys exceptional recreational opportunities all within a 1-hour drive to Denver. With over half a mile of the North Fork of the South Platte River flowing through the property, the ranch offers excellent fly fishing a stone’s throw from the lodge. This Orvis-endorsed lodge and ranch operation enjoys guided trophy trout fishing for anglers of all skills levels. » More: New Colorado Listing – North Fork Ranch

The Lodge at Keyah Grande

September 25th, 2012

 

A luxurious wilderness retreat in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, the Lodge at Keyah Grande is located 10 miles west of Pagosa Springs and 45 miles east of Durango, Colorado. This is a serene and inspiring retreat offering adventures in nature. With eight well-appointed guest suites the Lodge boasts modern technology, unique architecture, classical art and international décor, creating an elegant and tranquil setting. The grand living spaces and 500-acre “backyard” are open for ATV rides, entertaining, inspiring hikes and trophy elk hunts. Enjoy wildlife viewing from the dramatic “flying deck”, which extends from the ridgeline off the backside of the Lodge, and share the day’s stories around the African-inspired fire pit. Hunting is excellentand more opportunities prevail on adjacent public land (elk, Mule deer, mountain lion, bear and turkey). The Lodge has been featured in numerous publications and was named one of the Top New Hotels of 2006 in Condé Nast Magazine.

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Colorado Rivers and Streams Benefit from Lease of Water Rights

July 6th, 2012

A recent article from The Denver Post says that this year’s looming drought has prompted a new push to prevent harm to streams and rivers by temporarily leasing water normally diverted to household taps, farms and ranchlands. Water authorities and conservation groups say that these leases ensure sufficient water in streams and rivers will mean the difference between life and death for fish, bugs, animals and riparian vegetation.  » More: Colorado Rivers and Streams Benefit from Lease of Water Rights

Sold! Yampa TailWaters Preserve: Legacy Fishing Retreat

January 25th, 2012

Congratulations to Alex Maher, Brian Hartley and Ben Pierce for the closing of this Colorado ranch! Yampa TailWaters Preserve is a legacy fishing retreat offering arguably, the single best, private tailwater fishery in North America given its year-round fishing season. Large rainbow and brown trout migrate up 128 miles of the undammed Yampa River to spawn and reside in this first mile and three quarters of tailwaters below Catamount Dam. The 514-acre ranch is ideally situated in the heart of the amenity-rich splendor of the famed resort valley of Steamboat Springs. With nutrient rich water teeming with trophy trout, this rare offering combines one of the premier fisheries in the country with quiet, peaceful seclusion as well as exceptional accessibility. Yampa TailWaters Preserve boasts approximately a mile and three quarters of both sides of the Yampa River with completely private wild trout fishing that is consistently good in fall, winter, spring and summer. » More: Sold! Yampa TailWaters Preserve: Legacy Fishing Retreat

Colorado Ranches for Sale!

January 6th, 2012

John Denver had it figured out when he sang about the Colorado rocky mountain high! Live Water Properties features breathtaking ranch properties throughout Colorado. These Colorado ranches for sale are the finest recreational properties available, whether set on one of the state’s famed rivers, shoulder to shoulder with pristine national forest, or perched above a spectacular mountain vista, opportunities abound. With endless opportunities for skiing, fishing and hunting enthusiasts alike, Colorado is the destination for outdoor lovers interested in owning ranch real estate.  » More: Colorado Ranches for Sale!

Angling Legend Stu Apte Fishes Yampa TailWaters Preserve

September 12th, 2011

Come fish with us on the Yampa TailWaters Preserve!

Fly fishing legend Stu Apte enjoyed sensational dry fly fishing last week on the Live Water Properties listing Yampa Tailwaters Preserve in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  While Stu is most widely recognized for his success chasing tarpon in the Florida Keys, he still enjoys the peaceful respite and grand splendor of site-casting to eager rainbows in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. » More: Angling Legend Stu Apte Fishes Yampa TailWaters Preserve

Colorado Spring Success

April 20th, 2011

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During a time when the rivers can be in flux due to variable dam releases to make room for the surging snowmelt, and many area tributaires are running high and off color, finding a piece of water that fishes well can take a little extra research. The answer for Live Water Properties broker’s Alex Maher and Brian Hartley was an expectionally scenic and productive tailwater in Northern Colorado. 

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Why We Like Land Trusts

September 21st, 2010

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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