Equestrian Estate Appeal

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

One might think that living in Steamboat Springs is all about the quaint downtown feel of Lincoln Avenue and the world-class ski area that put us on the map.  But let’s not forget that the underlying framework of the new developments and luxury hotels in the area is a warm, western ranching heritage.

And to coincide with this tradition, there are numerous equestrian properties for sale that are within spitting distance to town.  Places where it’s perfectly ok to kick up your heels, enjoy the beautiful Yampa Valley and ride horses to your heart’s content.

The Steamboat Pilot recently compared two of my listings in relevance to their appeal to the horse-minded.  Whether buyers are looking for a year-round, primary residence or a second-home getaway, the main draw to these properties is the option to host a full-time caretaker to tend to the animals.

Whether or not it’s the skiing that first attracts buyers to look at Steamboat Springs, equestrian enthusiasts have plenty of options to buy right now.  And buying horse property with 35 acres or more around Steamboat Springs doesn’t mean completely leaving civilization either.  Many of the area’s finest ranch homes are within 15 miles or less from the downtown epicenter.

So for those that feel like staking their claim at a bit of the “old west” traditions (with a modern flair, I might add) there’s currently a wealth of opportunity.  You can read the full story at:  Horse Property listed by Cam Boyd

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