The Value of Marabou Ranch

Marabou Ranch offers a value incomparable to any other high-end development in Steamboat Springs.

Steamboat’s World-Class Ranch Community, Marabou Ranch, stands as a beacon of luxury living. Its value continues to increase, reflecting both the exquisite craftsmanship and the increasing demand for premium real estate in Steamboat Springs.

When Marabou Ranch was purchased and developed in 2013, its creators spared no expense in building a masterpiece. Over $60,000,000 was meticulously invested in the development of the property, including the acquisition of the land, roads, water, river rehabilitation and fish habitat, construction of the lodge, cabins, outfitters center, spa, fitness center, barn, and other amenities.

Fast-forward a decade. Available lots average at a cost of $1,800,000 a homesite. With inflation and property values skyrocketing, the price to replace this property conservatively is at least double what it was when it was built. With 62 lots at Marabou Ranch, that means each owner would have close to $2,000,000 in equity in the ranch, plus the value of a beautiful building site in one of the premier developments in Steamboat Springs.

Beyond the financial aspect, Marabou Ranch offers a lifestyle that is extraordinary. From the rustic charm of the River House lodge to the tranquility of the Downstream spa and state-of-the-art fitness center, at every corner, you can indulge in outdoor adventures or simply bask in the serenity of the surroundings.

Marabou Ranch epitomizes community living at its finest. From forging lifelong friendships over a shared love for fly fishing or horseback riding to gathering with family in the Owner’s Cabins or indulging in Après skiing at the Mountain Camp at the Ski Area Base, the memories formed within the Ranch are remembered for generations.

For those fortunate enough to call it home, Marabou Ranch isn’t just a destination—it’s a legacy to be cherished for years to come.


Build your dream home at Marabou

27155 Fire Song Road, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 (MLS # SS6995905)

(all data current as of 7/21/2024)
Price $1,750,000
Beds 0
Baths 0 Bath
Home size n/a
Lot Size 6.35 ac
Boasting 6.35 pristine acres, this spectacular building site in the 1,717 acre Marabou Ranch provides a sanctuary of tranquility while being just 15 minutes away from downtown Steamboat Springs. One of only 62 homesites, this lot enjoys an exclusive address that merges the allure of rural living with convenient access to some of the most luxurious amenities in Steamboat. A flat, easily accessible building envelope brings added value that will save a lot of excavation costs for the new Owner. One of the unique features of this homestead is the absence of neighboring lots on either side and the open space stretching out behind the site, ensuring an unparalleled sense of privacy. Prepare to be captivated by the mesmerizing vistas that unfold from this property, with views of Sleeping Giant and the surrounding valley. For the skiers, Marabou's Mountain Camp at the base of the Steamboat Ski Area provides ski-in/out access with ski storage, lockers, and parking for owners. Marabou Ranch's exclusive on-site amenities include the River House Lodge with a fully stocked saloon and gourmet kitchen, the full-service Downstream Spa, the River's Edge Pool and Fitness Center, the 20-seat Casting Room Theater and Kids Corral Activity Center, and the Equestrian Center Barn boarding the Marabou horses for trail riding on the 21 miles of mixed-use trails. The Elk River winds through the ranch, offering two miles of Elk River frontage and filling ten ponds for some of the best trout fishing in the Rocky Mountains. Scattered along the river and the ponds are six fully equipped and tastefully decorated Owners' Cabins for owners' use and their guests to enjoy. The ranch sparkles during the winter with groomed trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and sleigh rides. The professional Marabou Guide Service ensures that you will enjoy yourself in any of the activities, whether its fishing, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, or horseback riding. Enjoy ranch living without the work!

Property Type(s): Lot/Land/Acreage

Last Updated 4/17/2024 Tract MARABOU RANCH
Year Built 0 Community Elk River Area
Garage Spaces n/a County Routt
Total Parking n/a

Additional Details

Lot 6.35 acre(s) Area Elk River Area
HOA Dues 36900 Sewer Septic Tank
Subdivision MARABOU RANCH Taxes 1357
View Description Mountain(s), Valley Water Private
Zoning Agricultural Buyer's Brokerage Compensation 2.7500


Amenities Insurance, Maintenance Grounds, Maintenance Structure, Sewer, Snow Removal, Water
View Yes


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Listed with Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty

(view all details for MLS #SS6995905)


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