WEST CREEK RANCH
Quite possibly the ultimate in wilderness retreats, this property straddles two states in the great American West. Not only does this estate near the community of Gateway offer an abundance of space, it also has a strong connection to that other dimension, time.
Most of West Creek Ranch, or 2,595 hectares of it, lies in Mesa County, Colorado, while the remaining 205 hectares is in Grand County, Utah. This is canyon country, and the impressive rock formations found within the estate include the soaring Precambrian rock cliffs of Unaweep Canyon. As the Precambrian era began 4.6 billion years ago with the creation of the Earth, these rocks provide an excellent source of contemplation about our place in the world, and so do the many other sights found on the estate, including dinosaur footprints, and the tracks of modern-day wild animals such as bear and mountain lion, which roam about here in
their natural habitats. Also, there are trout streams and fishing ponds, and pastures for horses and bison.
Located on the estate’s vast plateau is a log cabin, the Sky Mesa Cabin, where residents can get even further away from it all, with its own helipad providing easy access. And how many properties boast their own astronomical observatory? This one does, and West Creek Ranch residents can explore the wider wonders of the universe with no urban light pollution to spoil their view of the night sky.
The main four-storey residence can accommodate large families and multiple guests, having eight bedrooms and a variety of reception spaces suitable for entertaining, including a great room, formal dining room, home cinema, games room, and a pool and spa. There’s also a chef’s kitchen and breakfast room.
To aid reflection and inspiration, the study offers panoramic views, as well as a twolevel circular stone library and an art studio. A gym and staff quarters are located within the main residence, while a guesthouse provides four additional bedrooms.
On the market for US$149 million through Sotheby’s International Realty, the property has a grass airstrip, hanger, a second helipad near the main residence, stables and a five-car garage. It has an emergency power generator and a geo-thermal heating and cooling system. The estate is offered for sale with all furnishings.
BEDROOMS: 14 SIZE: 22,000 SQFT
US$149 MILLION sothebysrealty.com