Brush Creek Ranch Sold by Robert Ritchie with Mason Morse

Posted by Kim Briscoe — February 9, 2011

1297294131Aspen, Colorado. Robert Ritchie with Mason Morse Real Estate in Aspen Colorado, sold the Brush Creek Ranch, otherwise known as the Droste Property.

The Brush Creek Ranch encompasses 841 acres of rolling mountaintops, stunning panoramic views and beautiful protected mountain valleys. Located on the hilltops between Owl Creek and Brush Creek Road with views of the entire Roaring Fork Valley, Elk Mountain Range, all four ski areas and Mount Sopris. Brush Creek Ranch is surrounded by (7) substantial conservation easements. Brush Creek Ranch enjoys the best “top of the world” 360-degree views available in the valley. The listing price for the entire ranch was $22,950,000.

Pitkin County has taken advantage of a rare opportunity to preserve open space and critical elk migration corridors while purchasing one of Snowmass valley’s original 4 ranches,” said listing broker with Mason Morse Real Estate. “After 15 years of working on this project, I’m pleased to see that our community decided to preserve this property for the use of all.”

Pitkin County purchased the scenic ridge separating the Brush Creek and Owl Creek valleys outside of Snowmass Village.

12972795991297279614"The conservation purchase of Brush Creek Ranch is the largest investment for one of the most significant purchases in the 20 year history of Pitkin County's Open Space program, said Tim McFlynn, Pitkin County Open Space Board Chairman. “The ridge-line parcel offers singular views and critical winter range; links almost 3,000 acres of previously protected open space reaching from Aspen to Snowmass; and will serve as a hub of existing and new hiking, biking and equestrian trails.”

Currently, the area is closed for the winter to protect big game. The public is expected to get its first chance to hike, mountain bike and ride horses on the ridge after May 15th, the newly announced official opening date.

To learn more, contact Robert Ritchie with Mason Morse at 970.379.1500, email him at or visit

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 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 Mason Morse has five offices from Aspen to Glenwood Springs.

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