Rare Aspen Ranch Property on the Market, Mason Morse Will Represent

Posted by Kim Briscoe — July 6, 2010

Woody Creek, Colorado. Mason Morse Real Estate has listed the historic Craig Ranch, located only 20 minutes from Aspen in the pristine Woody Creek Valley. At 838 acres and bordered by US Forest Service designated road less areas, it is one the few remaining Aspen legacy ranches of this caliber, size and diversity with abundant resources and a plethora of outdoor recreation pursuits.

1278453602Italian immigrants who migrated to the upper valley in the late 19th century originally settled at the Woody Creek homestead. The Craig family purchased the property in 1964 and for nearly five decades have upheld the environmental quality of the land and preserved about 600 acres in conservation. An adjoining property with 210 acres is available on the market separately.

“Over the past 46 years, the Craig Family has served as custodians of the land and have worked hard to preserve its breathtaking landscape, scenic vistas, wildlife habitat, historic agricultural uses and precious open space,” said Ed Foran, co-listing broker at Mason Morse Real Estate. “Without question, this ranch is an amazing opportunity for someone who wishes to continue the family’s legacy of stewardship and conservation of wild spaces.”

Several diverse ecosystems found in the Rocky Mountains thrive at the Craig Ranch, from the valley’s riparian habitat of Woody Creek, to acorn and berry-laden mountain shrublands eventually bordering spruce-fir forests at almost 10,000 feet. The ranch shelters elk, mule deer, black bear, eagles, hawks, game birds, migrating birds and waterfowl.

Recreational opportunities, such as hunting, hiking, horseback riding and Nordic skiing, abound throughout the property.  In addition, the ranch features 1 mile of frontage on both sides of Woody Creek that offers excellent fly-fishing for Brook, Rainbow and Brown Trout.

The Craig Ranch is a compelling investment and/or family legacy ranch in a highly sought after resort destination. This unique property is being offered at $43,000,000. For more information on this legendary ranch listing, go to The Craig Ranch at www.masonmorse.com.

Mason Morse Real Estate is an established leader in real estate in the Roaring Fork Valley. Established in 1961 with over 70 sales professionals, Mason Morse has been bringing buyers and sellers together for almost fifty years. Mason Morse is a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate and is the exclusive Regent in Aspen and Snowmass to LuxuryRealEstate.com. Mason Morse has five offices from Aspen to Glenwood Springs.

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