Of all the Steamboat shared ranch communities, Marabou stands alone in terms of luxury, amenities, and Olympic caliber tour guides.
It is one of those places where you can immerse yourself in western experiences like fly fishing, horse back riding, cattle rustlin’, and beef eating or enjoy urban luxuries like spa treatments and a Hollywood-style theater.
Marabou recently won a Gold Nugget Award for the Best Public/Private Recreational Use Project from the Pacific Coast Builders Conference.
Here is a the article written by Eddie Lee Rider of The Land Report :
Steamboat Springs Preservation Ranch Takes the Gold
It always amazes me when someone takes the time to go above and beyond the call of duty to improve an already one-of-a-kind piece of property. The idea is to take some great place and make it even more over the top. That is definitely the case at Marabou, a Colorado ranch preservation community just outside Steamboat Springs that was recently honored at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference.
The challenge for Jeff Temple and his investors was to take a spectacular 1,717-acre parcel along the Elk River, preserve it, enhance it, and do all of the above while making a profit. No small task.
“We are constantly sharpening the saw, trying to make the service better, and the overall experience better,” says Temple. Many know Jeff from his pioneering success with his brother Jamie at Storm Mountain Ranch. There they used fewer than 40 acres to create 14 homesites on a 1,063-acre parcel just outside Steamboat. The remainder was set aside in conservation easements for wildlife and agriculture. Now Temple is perfecting his craft down the road.
“This weekend we’re going to go on a world-class elk hunt with owners and a prospect. That wasn’t on the program before, but it is now. We are surrounded by one of the largest elk populations in North America, and some of owners really have dreamed all their lives about being able to get a big elk. It’s a lot different than the catch-and-release of the Elk River, and hunting is certainly part of the Western ranch experience.” Read More→