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Crested Butte / Gunnison,Colorado
Crested Butte / Gunnison,ColoradoPreservation oriented, shared-ranch Full-time on-site Ranch Manager.community. Less than 30 minutes to CrestedWorld-class, professionally enhanced fly Butte, the “Wildflower capitol offishery. Colorado.”2 ± miles of private tailwater fishing Minutes from Gunnison Regionalencompassing both sides of the Taylor Airport.River. Site plan includes construction of main3 ± miles of recently constructed sight lodge and additional amenities.fishing streams. 4 refurbished turn-of-the-century, river- front cabins for use by owners.Nearly surrounded by National Forest. 2 homesteads sold in December 2010.2,100 ± total acres.26 Ready-to-build homesites with pavedroad access. Denver, Colorado Office: (303) 861-8282 . www.hallandhall.com . email: email@example.com
Executive SummaryWilder on the Taylor is located in the middle of one of the most visually appealing andrecreationally rich parts of Colorado and the American West. Preserving and protectingthis historic ranch was the principal motivation for the development of Wilder on theTaylor as a shared ranch.Wilder on the Taylor is an angling paradise and a preeminent trout fishery, the Taylor runs througha preservation-oriented 2,100± acre shared ranch the center of the ranch for nearly 2 miles. To furthercommunity offering a total of 26 homesteads. enhance one’s fishing experience, approximatelyEach homestead is a minimum of 35 acres with a 3 miles of newly constructed stream was created,one-acre building envelope. As private fly-fishing promoting a completely different and equallywater is increasingly difficult to procure, Wilder challenging fly-fishing adventure.presents a rare and distinct opportunity to own anundivided interest in one of the best shared fishing Virtually surrounded by nearly 2 million acres of theproperties in the western United States. Sharing Gunnison National Forest, this historic operatingthe responsibilities and expense with a select few ranch is a fly-fishing paradise. Easy to find andresidential co-owners is one of the most sensible easy to reach, Wilder is the unmatched place forways to enjoy and participate in the heritage and families and friends to quietly gather and enjoy thethe legacy of ranching and living the western wonders of Colorado and the history, traditions andlifestyle. culture of the American West. Sharing ranching traditions and the heritage of the great outdoors inThe heart of Wilder on the Taylor is the expansive a secure economic structure will insure that futurehay meadow that is bisected by the pristine and generations can continue to do the same.fabled trout mecca, the Taylor River. Recognized as
LocationCentrally located in Colorado, Wilder on the Gunnison, a long-time ranching community atTaylor lies between Crested Butte to the north and the crossroads of Highway 50 and 135, has all theGunnison to the south. The Gunnison-Crested Butte necessities to work and live well. Crested Butte,Regional Airport is 15 miles from Wilder while smaller and more compact, is a well-preservedCrested Butte Mountain Resort is a 17-mile drive Victorian mining town with a heritage of winterin the summer and less than 25 miles in the winter. skiing and an ever-enduring charm. Crested ButteTogether, these two iconic Rocky Mountain towns offers great terrain for skiers of every level and in theand surrounding public lands offer many of the summer and fall months the hiking and mountainrecreational opportunities Colorado is famous for. biking opportunities are endless.
“We are confident in the long-term value of Crested Butte and central Colorado. The mountain and valley are home to world-class skiing, fishing, hiking, biking, and golf. The town of Crested Butte is full of artisan food and music — it’s a place where remarkable experiences form lasting memories.” Baxter Underwood - SVP & CIO, CNL Lifestyle Properties and Owner of Crested Butte Mountain Resort LocaleThe flavor of Gunnison is definitely cowboys, The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame is headquarteredranching and outdoor living. Western State in this truly one-of-a-kind rocky mountain town.University provides an element of youthfulness to Crested Butte Mountain Resort, a family-friendlythe town, enhancing its heritage of working and ski resort, offers 121 established runs, 2,775 feet ofliving in the outdoors. It is a practical town with vertical drop and 300± inches of annual snowfall.a regional medical headquarters, a volunteer fire Monarch Mountain, a smaller ski resort locateddepartment and a proud heritage of mountain east of Gunnison on Monarch Pass, boasts 350±rescue teams. The town also offers a variety of inches of annual snowfall, 54 runs, a vertical droprestaurants, a convention center, several financial of 1,170 feet and some of the best powder and treeinstitutions, fly-shops, sporting goods stores, a skiing Colorado has to offer.library, museums, antique shops and art galleries.Local golfers have Dos Rios, a comfortable 18-hole Airline service and private aviation utilizes thepublic course just southwest of town spanning the superb Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional AirportGunnison River. In addition, Gunnison recently with ILS, GPS and VOR approaches to the 9,400-opened a white-water park on the river for kayaking foot runway at the all-weather airport. Commuterenthusiasts. airline service is provided by United Express, operating all year, and by American and UnitedThe Club at Crested Butte, a premium Pete Dye direct flights from Dallas and Houston during thechampionship design golf course, includes the John winter ski season. Car rentals are available as wellJacobs Practical Golf School with students from as a full-service general aviation FBO that offersaround the country. Mountain-biking enthusiasts fueling, charters and maintenance of Cessnas tofrom around the world also visit. visiting corporate jets.
The RanchOne begins to truly understand and appreciate the Cutting up the mountains to the peak of the WilderTaylor River on the drive up from Almont, headed Ranch is an easy path that takes you to a far valleytowards the Wilder. Taylor Canyon is a geological and the Fossil Ridge Wilderness area. The view upmarvel spanning 20 miles in length, showcasing the trail is from one mountaintop to another, frommassive vertical rock walls up to 400 feet in height. east to west and to the south. To the north, one looks over the expansive irrigated meadow and theArriving at one of the three entrances to the ranch, passageway to Crested Butte and Red Mountain.the feeling of being in an unforgettable settingbegins to sink in. It is quite extraordinary to find a Fluctuating topography is evident as the landscapeproperty incorporating a sizable stretch of private is ever-changing supporting numerous drainages,and exclusive fishing water nearly enveloped by small canyons and tributary creeks. The picturesquemillions of acres of national forest. Highly prized, setting of a summer evening at The Camp is theWilder is one of only three significant stretches of perfect stage to share stories of “the one that gotprivate waters along the main stem of the Taylor away,” as you relax and create memories for aRiver. lifetime.Set along the river to the south — like a stage set— are the sharply rising dark conifers and the red,rust-colored rock cliffs.
AcreageThe deeded area of Wilder on the Taylor includes available for landscaping and driveways. Theapproximately 2,100 acres with several thousand remaining acreage on each homestead will beadditional acres of nearby forest service land leased protected by a conservation easement, prohibitingfor summer cattle grazing. A total of 26 homesteads future development. All other property,are being offered, each consisting of a minimum of including ranch buildings and equipment, will35 deeded acres. Each homestead includes a one- be held by the homeowner association for eachacre building envelope and a small number of acres owner’s undivided mutual interest. “Private access to rivers like the Taylor is becoming an extremely rare privilege as more people fish public sections of water and private sanctuaries become more elusive.” Rodd Cesario, fly fishing guide and owner of Dragonfly Anglers of Crested Butte.
ImprovementsFour turn-of-the-century cabins are ideally sited Newer improvements along the river include trailsalong the northern bank of the Taylor, allowing for easy fishing access, numerous pools for winteringmaximum exposure to the river. Strategically fish and additional weirs to protect habitat andpositioned in the heart of the ranch, these cabins fingerlings, especially during high water runoff. Theare available for owners to utilize as a place to stay River Road was built with crushed rock exposedwhile building their dream house. The cabins can by site work for installation of the undergroundalso serve as accommodations for owners guests to utilities and the various ponds and streams. Thestay while visiting. Each cabin is nearly 100 years roadbed has been built to standards for heavyold but has been tastefully refurbished featuring equipment use during home construction, possiblehigh quality finishes, modern appliances, new fire truck use and for minimum maintenance inplumbing, insulation, and enclosed porches. the future. The crushed stone bed is of exceptional quality for a ranch road.A new six-mile cedar fence with keyed gateswas recently constructed and designed by the The plans and specifications for the lodge arearchitectural team CCY from Basalt, Colorado. nearly complete anticipating a ground breakingThey are widely renowned for their work on in 2012. A new ranch headquarters and a newaward winning mountain homes and resorts. The ranch manager’s home are our next projects on thelandscape design at the entry and the placement schedule. QWEST will be installing DSL serviceof the sites is the work of Design Workshop from for the use and benefit of all homesteads. EachAspen, an internationally recognized land planning homestead site has been prepared with either afirm. The classic barns, the stables and housing for viewing stand placed by the architects for set backssummer help has been repaired and re-roofed for and optimal views or with a cleared area for along-term preservation and continued use. proposed home.
“Private access to rivers the quality of the Taylor is increasingly rare. In the East, it is virtually non-existent. Western states each have various water rights laws, but none as protective of private property as in Colorado. The quality of the water and the fish habitat in the Taylor is second to none in the West. The stream I built across this wonderful meadow is the best expression of my work in creating new waters for comfortable and challenging fly fishing that I have yet done.” Matt Weaver, Five Rivers Restoration The FisheryA tremendous asset of Wilder is the Taylor River. typically average between 16 and 20 inches withIt ranks as one of the very best fisheries in the West many topping 24± inches. The Beaver Creek andand is a tailwater, extending the fishing season Rarick Creek waters that feed into the Tayloralmost year-round. The Taylor River currently holds River are filled with surprises that more than testtwo Colorado state-released fish records: a rainbow even the two-weight rods and the size 20 gnats totrout of 40.25 inches and a Snake River cutthroat their limits. For the novice and the teacher, ourtrout of 30 inches. The Taylor River is also home to six ponds are challenges to any second cast of thesome of the largest stream-born trout in the lower parachute Adams. Teaching someone to fish is one48 states. The main stem of the river has been of life’s great joys.significantly enhanced to improve holding water,feeding lanes, pools, riffles, runs, drift lanes, and a Matt Weaver of Five Rivers Restoration is the artistgentle overall gradient creating a spectacular fishing and visionary who created our enhanced river andexperience. Nurtured to the fullest extent, this self- the exciting and prolific and technical meadowsustaining natural fishery has prolific insect life stream. He has told many this is the best expressionand exceptional habitat to grow and maintain both of his work to date.trophy trout. Fish commonly caught on theWilder are rainbows, browns or cutthroats and
Fishing RegulationsThe Homeowners Association requires that Limits on the number of fish kept, the number ofowners and guests abide by regulations to ensure fish caught each day and the number of rods eachthe continued productivity and protection of the household may have on the river will be published,fishery. and voted on annually.
Additional Area RecreationWilder on the Taylor is in the center of a true For the sportsman and hunter, there are numeroussportsman’s paradise — the Gunnison Valley. access points on the ranch to enter the nationalFishing is simply one of the many recreational forest system not available to the public. Largeresources available to those who live here. Many animal wildlife includes elk, mule deer, Merriamlocals consider their sacrifice of the high incomes turkey, bear, big horn sheep and mountain lion.offered in the big cities for the modest wages of Migration across the meadow and the hills isthe local small economies worth the trade in order common in the fall. Several record-setting animalsto live the life where you can fish, hunt, ski, hike, have been harvested from this area. The recent additioncamp, work outdoors, and breathe clean air. by the federal government of almost 32,000 acres to the Fossil Ridge Wilderness area has added over 22The Gunnison Valley brings a mountain lifestyle miles of new trails. The nearly two million acresthat is very individual and singular even for of nearby federal land offer extensive enjoyment ofColorado. Few other places combine so many the best that Colorado has to share.outdoor recreational opportunities with superiorroad access to major cities and modern airline Summer boating and sailing on the largest man-transportation. Major highways make a trip to made Colorado lake, the Blue Mesa Reservoir, isColorado Springs slightly over two hours driving another one of the area recreational activities. Atime and less than four hours to Denver. This is state record 50.35-pound lake trout from Bluea major asset as is the ability to be in Houston, Mesa was caught in 2007. The Blue Mesa is alsoNew York or Los Angeles in an easy day from the the largest landlocked Kokanee salmon fishery inGunnison/Crested Butte airport. the United States.
Climate ElevationThe summers are cool and mild, with average Elevation and topographical features on the Wildertemperatures in the mid-70s and a bounty of vary significantly. The lowest point on the Taylorsunshine-filled days. Although the temperature is River is approximately 8,300 feet. From the rivercan be below zero during the winter months in bottom and low-lying meadows, the topographyCrested Butte, conditions are sunny and pleasant shifts dramatically, rising in elevation throughthanks to abundant radiant heat. While Crested several drainages and more challenging terrain.Butte, at over 9,000 feet, averages over 300 inches Multiple trails lead to higher points on the property.of snow, Gunnison at 7,000 feet receives much less, The highest is 9,700± feet.about 50 inches. A typical winter day in Gunnisoncan be in the low 20s, while summer highs are inthe low 80s.
History Water RightsIn 1853, Captain John Gunnison explored the area All homesteads will be entitled to drill onesearching for a route through the mountains and domestic well. This will be their source domesticover the continental divide to develop a railroad. water. Colorado state law allows for an “exemptThe county was named after this early explorer. From domestic well” to serve up to “three single-1873 to 1875, F. V. Hayden, a medical doctor and family dwellings and irrigate up to one-acre ofmineral expert, surveyed the Gunnison Valley as part home gardens and lawns.” All other water rights,of his quest for mining claims. Theodore Roosevelt, historically and currently used for agricultureour National Park President, created Gunnison operations of the ranch, and/or used in connectionNational Forest, originally the Cochetopa Forest with the “Common Area” will be owned by theReserve, on June 13, 1905. Formerly known as Homeowners Association. (Additional informationthe Roper and Redden Ranches, then the Elsinore available upon request).Cattle Company and finally the Wapiti Ranch,this property has functioned and operated as aworking ranch since 1910. Mineral Rights Taxes Extensive research and due diligence has been performed to determine the status of the mineral rights associated with the Wilder. There areThe property taxes for each homestead will be limited numbers of past reservations, as is commondetermined at the time of purchase and are subject in the State of Colorado. Most of the mineralto change after completion of improvements. rights, with the exception of a small portion ofThe Covenants require the Wilder Association land located in the farthest southeastern sectionto operate the Wilder Property as a functional and outside the primary area of development,agricultural unit. belongs to Jackson-Shaw and its successors, the developers of Wilder. (Additional information is available upon request).
Ranch Manager Homeowner AssociationWilder and its owners will enjoy the privilege of The purpose of the Homeowners’ Association ishaving Don Sabrowski, a 15-year keeper of this to control and maintain the common areas of theproperty, serve as ranch manager. His knowledge ranch. The property is part of a common interestand expertise are invaluable; his dedication to his community and is subject to specific declarations.work is obvious and he and his family are part of the Owners of the property will be required to be aWilder family. The manager is available to assist a member of the Homeowners Association and willnew owner with overseeing construction of a new be subject to the by-laws, rules and regulations of thehome, trash and utility services, landscaping, house association.cleaning, vehicular support, and other serviceswhich can be negotiated between the owner and In accordance with the Wilder Covenants, thethe ranch manager. The salaries of the ranch entire Wilder property, including any Ownermanager and family are paid by the homeowners Parcel, is encumbered by an easement in favor of thethrough the Homeowners’ Association. Wilder Association for agriculture use, among other purposes. In accordance with Paragraph 8.3 of the“Property owners can take advantage of a network Wilder Covenants, assessments are apportionedof trails that encompass 96,000 acres in the Spring equally among the lot owners. A new owner will notCreek area. Each horseback outing will be a new and be obligated to pay more than its pro-rated share ofpersonal experience.” Don Sabrowski, Ranch Manager the approved assessments. The budget to meet the anticipated expenses for the Wilder Association for 2011 is estimated to be $10,000 per homestead. Design Guidelines (Additional information is available upon request).Carefully planned homesites were designed tocoexist harmoniously with nature. Architecturaldesign is meant to be timeless and organic,subordinate to the existing landscape. Ownersof the Wilder will share in the enjoyment andresponsibilities that come with preserving thislegacy property. It is understood and expectedthat each owner is an individual and has differentarchitectural desires that vary in style and size.Diversity in design is encouraged and will beassisted through the architectural and landscapeguidelines for the Wilder. (Additional informationis available upon request).“While our primary focus at Wilder has been onarchitecture, we are most excited about the legacy ofland preservation and conservation the developmentcreates. It gives us great comfort knowing that ourwork in this remarkable corner of the Colorado willbe shared for generations to come as it always has beenon a working ranch.” John Cottle, AIA, CCY Architects
Online ResourcesOfficial Site of Gunnison County: Monarch Mountain Resort:www.gunnisoncrestedbutte.com www.skimonarch.comGunnison County Website: USDA Forest Service:www.gunnisoncounty.org www.fs.fed.us/r2/gmug/index.shtmlCity of Gunnison Website: Black Canyon of Gunnison National Forest:www.cityofgunnison-co.gov www.nps.gov/blcaGunnison County Chamber of Commerce: Curecanti National Recreation Area:www.gunnisonchamber.org www.nps.gov/cureCrested Butte Lodging Information: Taylor Park Marina:www.crestedbutte.org www/taylorparkmarina.comThe Club at Crested Butte: Crested Butte Wildflower Capital Of Colorado:www.crestedbutte.com www.crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.comCrested Butte Mountain Resort: Crested Butte Magazinewww.skicb.com www.crestedbuttemagazine.com
Broker’s CommentsThe magnificent Taylor River, rivaling any gold There are other shared ranch communities thatmedal quality fishery anywhere, is the capstone offer fishing or a resort location, but there areof this offering. As private fly-fishing water is none that offer the combination of the highestincreasingly difficult to procure, Wilder offers quality fly fishing and a location that is not onlya rare and distinct opportunity to own an incredibly scenic and convenient to access, butundivided interest in one of the best shared is amazingly close to a world-class ski resort andfishing communities in the western United States. mountain town. Several years ago we had theRecognized as one of the premier trout fisheries opportunity to sell several homesteads at the otherin the West, the Taylor River crosses the center of shared amenity ranch on the Taylor River. Multiplethis property for nearly 2 miles. To further expand buyers recognized the unique attraction of thisthe fishing experience, 3± miles of a meandering valley and what it has to offer and quickly paidstream was created, offering a completely different market value at the time. We have embraced theand equally challenging fly-fishing adventure. opportunity to represent Wilder because it offersImmediate access to millions of acres of national a truly exceptional package of amenities, sceneryforest and designated wilderness areas is accessible and location, available at prices that have beenfrom nearly anywhere on the ranch. Located within meaningfully reduced to reflect current marketminutes of Gunnison Regional Airport and a short conditions. In other words, “a great property atdrive to one of Colorado’s last great ski towns, a great price.”Wilder is an unsurpassed opportunity for owningand preserving a piece of the west.
DisclosuresColorado Law requires a broker to disclose to any prospective buyer all adverse material facts actually known by suchbroker including but not limited to adverse material facts pertaining to the title to the Property, the Physical conditionof the Property, any material defects in the Property, and any environmental hazards affecting the Property requiredby law to be disclosed. These types of disclosures may include such matters as structural defects, soil conditions,violations of health, zoning or building laws, and nonconforming uses and zoning variances. Seller agrees that anyBuyer may have the Property and inclusions inspected and authorizes Broker to disclose any facts actually knownby Broker about the Property. Broker Shall not be obligated to conduct an independent investigation of the buyer’sfinancial condition except as otherwise provided in the Listing Agreement.Disclosure of Settlement Service Costs:Buyer acknowledges that costs, quality, and extent of service vary between different settlement service providers (e.g.attorneys, lenders, inspectors and title companies).Definitions o f Wo rk i n g Re l a t i o n s h i p s :Seller’s Agent:A seller’s agent (or listing agent) works solely on behalf of the seller to promote the interests of the seller with theutmost good faith, loyalty and fidelity. The agent negotiates on behalf of and acts as an advocate for the seller. Theseller’s agent must disclose to potential buyers all adverse material facts actually known by the seller’s agent about theproperty. A separate written listing agreement is required which sets forth the duties and obligations of the brokerand the seller.Buyer’s Agent:A buyer’s agent works solely on behalf of the buyer to promote the interests of the buyer with the utmost good faith,loyalty and fidelity. The agent negotiates on behalf of and acts as an advocate for the buyer. The buyer’s agent mustdisclose to potential sellers all adverse material facts actually known by the buyer’s agent including the buyer’s financialability to perform the terms of the transaction and if a residential property, whether the buyer intends to occupy theproperty. A separate written buyer agency agreement is required which sets forth the duties and obligations of thebroker and the buyer.Transaction-Broker:A transaction-broker assists the buyer or seller or both throughout a real estate transaction by performing terms of anywritten or oral agreement, fully informing the parties, presenting all offers and assisting the parties with any contracts,including the closing of the transaction without being an agent or advocate for any of the parties. A transaction-broker must use reasonable skill and care in the performance of any oral or written agreement, and must make thesame disclosures as agents about all adverse material facts actually known by the transaction-broker concerning aproperty or a buyer’s financial ability to perform the terms of a transaction and if a residential property, whether thebuyer intends to occupy the property. No written agreement is required.Customer:A customer is a party to a real estate transaction with whom the broker has no brokerage relationship because suchparty has not engaged or employed the broker, either as the party’s agent or as the party’s transaction- broker.Please contact one of the Hall and Hall brokers for a complete discussion of potential working relationships for thisproperty. A written relationship disclosure will be provided to a prospective buyer prior to engaging in brokerageactivities as defined by the Colorado Real Estate Commission. Jeff Buerger of Hall and Hall is a Transaction Broker for the Seller.
Click on property above for link to to Google Earth map of property. Price A limited number of exclusive homesteads are being offered. Prices starting at $1,650,000. Homesteads 1 and 12: $2,250,000 Homesteads 2 and 11: $2,050,000 Homesteads 5, 3 and 9: $1,850,000 Homesteads 6, 14 and 15: $1,750,000 Homesteads 10, 13 and 16: $1,650,000Hall and Hall is acting as a Transaction Broker and will cooperate with other agents acting as a Transaction Broker or Buyer Agent only.NOTICE: Offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice, and approval of purchase by owner.Information regarding land classifications, acreages, carrying capacities, potential profits, etc., are intended only as general guidelines andhave been provided by sources deemed reliable, but whose accuracy we cannot guarantee. Prospective buyers should verify all informationto their satisfaction. Prospective buyers should also be aware that the photographs in this brochure may have been digitally enhancedand were not necessarily taken on the ranch.
Crested Butte / Gunnison, Colorado www.wildercolorado.com Offered by Hall and Hall A LEGACY IN RANCH STEWARDSHIP RANCH SALES AUCTIONS APPRAISALS LOANS RESOURCE MANAGEMENT www.hallandhall.com Jeff Buerger firstname.lastname@example.org 970/626-5151 Brad Willett email@example.com 970/641-4545Hall and Hall is acting as a Transaction Broker and will cooperate with other agents acting as a Transaction Broker or Buyer Agent only.NOTICE: Offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice, and approval of purchase by owner.Information regarding land classifications, acreages, carrying capacities, potential profits, etc., are intended only as general guidelines andhave been provided by sources deemed reliable, but whose accuracy we cannot guarantee. Prospective buyers should verify all informationto their satisfaction. Prospective buyers should also be aware that the photographs in this brochure may have been digitally enhancedand were not necessarily taken on the ranch.