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What happens when a top developer of boutique hotels finds a run down, over-grazed 1880’s land grant ranch in Colorado and turns it into an oasis for big game, and other wildlife? The result is Kessler Canyon Ranch. Originally starting out as a family getaway for the Kesslers, their love of the shooting sports had taken them to hunting lodges, resorts and big game preserves worldwide, where they observed and filed away the details in which each excelled. They incorporated their years of findings into developing their rundown property to attract all types of wildlife, establish self-sustaining populations and a plan to release of pheasant, quail and chukar, replacing any that were hunted. With Brush Creek running through the property and containing rainbow trout and native cutthroats, they enhanced the natural water feature and added large ponds stocked for fishing. They also started adding structures such as the four-story, 20,000-square-foot Homestead Lodge, the 7,000-square foot, two-story Guest House and refurbished two existing cabins and an existing house. They added a large headquarters installation of storage areas, maintenance buildings, dog kennels and bird houses, a game cleaning and preparation room and inside storage for the fleet of specialized hunting jeeps, ATVs, snowmobiles and other vehicles.
Now with large populations of elk and mule deer, bear, mountain lion, bobcat, lynx, moose, flocks of wild turkey and birds in place, they realized it was time to share in the beauty of the ranch and its largess of wildlife. The next step was to turn it into a guest resort/top-of-the-line hunting retreat, which they did by adding every amenity for the hunting enthusiast as well as those not so hunt-oriented. Judging by the 100% five star reviews on Travel Advisor, their goal of a warm, welcoming lodge with world class hunting and resort features was met. Guests can now experience the elegant rustic lodge with its collectible art and furnishings, the Poseidon Spa, movie theatre, game room, exercise room or exotic cooking with the professional and entertaining chefs on the property as well as the shooting pavilion and gun range, a 12-target archery skills and 10-station geocache orienteering course - similar to an obstacle course with maps and compass. Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and ATV and jeeping are available on a wide variety of family-friendly to expert terrain. Winter sports include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or snowmobiling and nearby downhill skiing.
Now for sale, the ranch can be used as a private family retreat or continue to welcome new and returning guests. Located in the historic ranching community of DeBeque, Colorado, it is 17 miles north of I-70 between Rifle and Grand Junction. The 15,000-acre property has 20 bedrooms and two cabins which sleep eight as well as additional staff quarters. The ranch is offered with some furnishings and outdoor art included in the offering price, as well as ranch equipment and vehicles, available by separate contract. For more information.
Called "amazing" by guests, the much written about Colorado Kessler Canyon Ranch resort and hunting lodge, or convertible to private residence, is now for sale. Priced at $35 million.