Boundaries: Catamount, Priest Creek, the Steamboat Ski Area, and US 40 (across from Haymaker).
The Neighborhood: Alpine Mountain Ranch is a new shared ranch community for people who want be five minutes from Steamboat while living the ranch lifestyle –without all the work it takes to be a real rancher. There are 1200 acres next to the Steamboat Ski Area and Routt National Forest, and over 900 acres of open space have been protected with a conservation easement.
From the moment you turn off US 40 and cross the bridge over Walton Creek, Alpine Mountain surrounds you with wide open spaces. You’ll pass the ranch manager’s house before coming to the Owner’s Lodge, where you’ll get to know your neighbors while fishing in the 3-4 acre trout pond, watching the kids play on the beach, swimming in the pool or working out in the fitness room. (The amenities are due to open next year.)
There are 200 acres of fenced hay meadows next to the Owners Lodge where horses graze. You’ll see deer and elk coming from the national forest and blue herons circling overhead. Alpine Mountain Ranch has a barn where owners can call ahead to have horses ready to ride. Don’t miss the “Hermitage” -a small cabin tucked into an aspen grove where you can arrange to have lunch prepared and waiting.
Owners can use the planned Guest Cabins until their home is completed. Catamount memberships are available.
Why Buy Here: Alpine Mountain is the last piece of land that borders the Steamboat Ski Area. It is surrounded by luxury developments that are mostly built out (Catamount, Priest Creek Ranch, and Storm Mountain Ranch), so the views you see won’t change. The 43 building sites are either nestled in the trees for privacy or positioned for spectacular views of the Flattops and South Valley.
Average Sales Price: Alpine Mountain Ranch has sites available for purchase. Call 970.819.6372 for more information.