WHEN RUGGED MEETS RESPLENDENT: The Rapture of Ranch Living

Rivers, creeks, pastures, timber, mountains, horses, vineyards and tradition: Ranch dwelling means living amid independence and invention, with a sturdy home set in the middle.

The estates here offer splendid and expansive opportunities for adventure and discovery, with all the comforts and options that come with exquisite design and high-end living. Whether your ambition is to explore, host, disappear, raise horses, work the land or any combination of these, you can find your dreams and a lot more on these hearty grounds under big skies.

From rural Germany to the rugged American West, the frisson of real ranch living is within luxurious reach.

The D-Bar Ranch

800 Eagle Meadow Drive, Gunnison, Colorado, 81230, United States
Price: $5,750,000 | Beds: 7 | Full Baths: 7 | Partial Baths: 1 | Square feet: 7,100 | Acres: 35.2

 

Situated in one of Colorado’s most stunning landscapes, the D-Bar Ranch offers commanding views of Carbon Peak, Red Mountain and the Whetstone Mountains, and it is within walking distance of Ohio Creek. The property’s incredible viewsheds have been preserved: Wildlife flourishes, cattle and hay thrive, and the pristine beauty of the Rocky Mountains is ever present.

The D-Bar Ranch is part of the largest conservation easement in Gunnison County. Eagle Ridge Ranch, where 4,900 acres of land is shared among 15 homeowners, cannot be subdivided further. The ranch is managed with conservation, recreation and agriculture as its priorities.

The luxury estate includes a main house and guest home (both fully furnished), a three-car heated garage and a heated barn. Designed by the distinguished architect Daniel J. Murphy, the main home is built of stone and reclaimed timber, which blend mountain ranch style and modern simplicity.

800 Eagle Meadow Drive - Crested Butte Sotheby's International Realty

800 Eagle Meadow Drive - Crested Butte Sotheby's International Realty

800 Eagle Meadow Drive - Crested Butte Sotheby's International Realty

With 7,100 square feet of living area, the D-Bar Ranch offers ample nooks, cubbies or spaces in which you can get lost – or found.

The main home’s entry opens into vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. The gourmet kitchen includes custom cabinets and high-end features. The great room surrounds a grand wood-burning fireplace.

The first-floor master bedroom, adjoining office and living area frame stunning views of Carbon Peak. The master bathroom features French clay tile, a copper soaking tub, steam shower, double vanities and a large walk-in closet. The guest home is equally well appointed.

Eagle Ridge Ranch offers private fishing; access to thousands of acres of wilderness; a network of private hiking, biking and off-road trails; an equestrian center; and a view to eternity.

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800 Eagle Meadow Drive - Crested Butte Sotheby's International Realty