Cascabel Ranch Colorado - Luxury Private Ranch For Sale

Cascabel Ranch (SOLD)

Sanborn Park Road, Norwood, Colorado

10 bed | 10 bath
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Key details

  • Approx size: 541 sq m (5,823 sq ft)
  • Building type: Farm, Ranch
  • No. floors in building: 2
  • Approx plot size: 1,286,900 sq m (13,852,076 sq ft)
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • Property Style: Farm/Ranch


  • Mountain views
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor pool
  • Waterview
  • Skiing
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony
  • Spa & wellness facilities
  • Staff quarters
  • Investment

Property overview

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.

Regional info

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.

Buyers guide

Combined real estate taxes for San Miguel and Montrose Counties are estimated at $19,214 based upon previous years. 


  •   318 deeded acres, adjacent to the Uncompahgre National Forest.
  • Located on Sanborn Park Road, less than 3 miles off Highway 145
  • Encompasses 3+ miles of the Lower San Miguel River
  • 8 miles north of Norwood, CO
  • 28 miles northwest of Telluride, CO
  • 61 miles southwest of Montrose, CO, and the Montrose Regional Airport 
  • Situated in San Miguel and Montrose Counties
  • Elevation 6,400 feet above sea level
  • 2,377-s.f. custom-built, 3 bed/3bath Lodgepole pine log home
  • 3,451-s.f. custom-built, 3 bed/3bath Norwegian-style wood home.
  • 800-s.f. artist’s studio 
  • 4 guest cabins
  • Day house with commercial kitchen, indoor/outdoor dining for 30+
  • Pool pavilion and spa, club house, manager’s house and office
  • Sleeping capacity for 30 
  • Adjudicated water rights for expansion 
  • 2 stocked fishing ponds
  • 2 miles of year-round maintained road access
  • T1 Internet access


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