Cascabel is a truly exceptional ranch estate encompassing three miles of the San Miguel River and some of the most coveted private trout waters in south western Colorado.
This 318 acre estate is spread along the San Miguel Valley floor following the course of the river, including both banks, for almost the entire length of the property.
Cascabel has been thoughtfully developed over almost 30 years by the owner as a retreat for their family and as a private fishing club. Noted Denver architect Peter Dominick created the master plan and designed most of the buildings, including two exquisite homes, four guest cabins, a clubhouse and dining room for 30 people. There is also a spectacular pavilion, pool and spa.
The property is surrounded by national forests and secluded by high canyon walls. The nearest community is Norwood on Wright’s Mesa above the San Miguel River Valley, about eight miles away by road. Cascabel is very private and yet only 32 miles from the Telluride Ski Resort, and 28 miles from the towns shops and restaurants. Montrose regional airport is around 65 miles from Cascabel with flights to Denver and other western and southern cities.
Cascabel Ranch is an exclusive listing of Hall and Hall and is being offered through Sphere Estates under a co-marketing agreement.
The San Juan Mountains form the southern end of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and define the southwestern part of the state with their jagged, volcanic summits. The scenery here is some of the most dramatic and varied in the state with steep forested mountains, deep river valleys, and box canyons. Thirteen of Colorado’s “Fourteeners” are in the San Juan range, as are the headwaters of many rivers and streams, including the mighty Rio Grande, San Juan, and Dolores.
Former mining towns – Telluride, Durango, Silverton and Ouray among them – attract tourists in the summer and skiers in the winter. Montrose (pop. 19,132), the county seat of Montrose County and the largest town in the area, is a regional center for agriculture, shopping, and health care.
San Miguel County (pop. 7,678) and Montrose County (pop. 40,713) extend from the western slope of the San Juans to the Utah border in a geological transition zone between the mountains and the high desert. Elevations fall rapidly from the San Miguel county seat of Telluride at 8,750 feet above sea level to Cascabel at 6,400 feet above sea level in the San Miguel valley. Cascabel’s terrain and vegetation combine the best of both the mountains and high desert with a mix of pinion and Ponderosa pine, scrub oaks and willows on the banks of the river.
Combined real estate taxes for San Miguel and Montrose Counties are estimated at $19,214 based upon previous years.
We specialise in arranging bespoke inspection trips to all our properties, tailor-made to suit your specific travel requirements. Contact us to speak to a dedicated travel manager.
If we don’t have the perfect property for you on the website, don’t worry. We have carefully chosen associates around the World who have access to the very best properties on the market today. Just tell us your requirements and leave it to us to find your ideal home.