Morning frost, bears and fall trees at Storm Mountain Ranch, summer is ending in Steamboat.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

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A banging sound outside my window this morning awoke me about 3 AM. Rules to follow in the fall - don’t leave your window open next to the trash in the kitchen or you may just bump into a friend looking more than a fresh cup of Joe. storm-mountain-ranch-community6.jpg The bears are looking for food, the thermometer is registering at 32 degrees and below, and the aspen trees are turning. It is fall 2010 in Steamboat. Michelle, Nolan and I spent the past week as a guest of Storm Mountain Ranch. I can’t say there is a better way to wrap up summer, than staying home for a vacation, so to speak. I still worked all week, but it just didn’t feel like it. The hospitality, landscape and serenity of this majestic setting were beyond words. We rowed a boat at sunset, caught 9 or so 2+ pound trout on fly rods, fired up the BBQ at night and sat by the beachfront fire. The days were warm enough to play in the sand and water, and cool nights provided for a beautiful sunrise with steam rising from the ponds. There were no lights around you at night, so the stars reminded me my days camping outside civilization. However, this was just 5 minutes to downtown Steamboat Springs! And Nolan - my 3 year old son, reminded me of that - “Dad lets go get dessert at the gas station” - our new nightly routine. storm-mountain-ranch-community2.jpg In a week we saw just a fraction of the 1,063 acres. I had heard this is like your own National Park and having visited many in my lifetime, I must agree. The rushing waters of Walton Creek, the towering Walton Creek Falls - also referred to as June Falls, the granite canyons, old growth aspen and spruce trees, elk and deer, and sounds of coyotes at night was just the beginning, I live nearby and can say in all honesty, you had to be there to truly appreciate the lifestyle these 12 owners enjoy. Our sincere appreciation goes out to Mary and the staff of Storm Mountain Ranch for such a peaceful and enlightening week. If you would like more information on this “natural sanctuary away from the hectic pace of this world” - Contact- Dean Laird - 877-678-0884 Dean@mybrokers.com Colorado Group Realty - Broker/Owner Exclusive Listing Broker for “A Log Home Retreat at Storm Mountain Ranch” storm-mountain-ranch-log-home4.jpg Coming Soon!

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Steamboat’s Alpine Mountain Ranch shows progress

Saturday, September 4, 2010

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alpine-mountain-ranch.jpg New luxury homes offering the absolute best views Steamboat Springs, Colorado has to offer, are showing up on the southern slopes of Alpine Mountain Ranch. The ranch is a 1,216-acre land preservation development with 63 five-acre homesites down the hill from the slopes of the Steamboat Ski Resort. The southwestern exposure offers excellent views of the Yampa River valley to the Flat Tops, Priest Creek, Walton Creek riparian corridors, downtown and Steamboat ski area. The first home to be constructed is around 10,000 sqft, custom built for the home owner who has moved here with his family for full time residency. Seeing an increasing demand for newer construction, 4 or more bedrooms and a bit of land to breath, the owners of Alpine Mountain Ranch felt the time is now to begin a beautiful custom home to be ready for the real estate market by the 1st of the year. They are asking $4,600,000. To request a brochure for this luxury home or more information on this newer ranch land community just 5 minutes from downtown Steamboat Springs, call Dean Laird - Broker/Owner Colorado Group Realty. 877-678-0884. Or visit my website for more photos and information on Alpine Mountain Ranch.

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