The West Ranch is a historic, extraordinary 135-acre ranch and once-in-a-lifetime legacy compound unlike anything else currently available in the Roaring Fork Valley. Surrounded by preserved open spaces and scenic red rock mountains, the spectacular property offers absolute privacy and serenity located four minutes from Basalt and 30 minutes to the heart of Aspen. Set amidst rolling green pastures and giant weeping willow trees, The West Ranch features a main residence, two additional cabin homes, an expansive barn, multiple outbuildings, two five-acre homesites and extensive water rights. Steeped in history and pristine nature, the property has been meticulously restored and remodeled to accommodate the modern lifestyle, offering an unmatched lifestyle and endless adventure, moments from the Roaring Fork River and the Rio Grande trail.
Once within the ranch gates, the main residence sets the scene for the exquisitely preserved history of The West Ranch. A Historic Landmark established in 1889 as The Roadhouse, the residence showcases beautiful Victorian architecture and entirely renovated interiors. Featuring three bedrooms, three baths and 2,002 square feet of open, airy living space, warm and welcoming interiors feature rich hardwood floors, new modern finishes, crisp white walls and expansive windows that frame the surrounding property and mountain views. The farmhouse-style kitchen features a spacious center island and breakfast bar, a classically inspired La Cornue range, soapstone counters and a colorful tile backsplash. The bathrooms have been masterfully remodeled, one with a gorgeous clawfoot tub. The primary bedroom is located on the first floor and two bedrooms are on the upper level.
The magnificently restored and updated Wrangler Cabin has long been home to The West Ranch’s wranglers, featuring two bedrooms, two baths and 1,198 square feet of living space. Soaring pitched and beamed ceilings rise above the living area and chef’s kitchen, featuring stainless steel appliances, an expansive breakfast bar and an adjacent laundry area.
Another of the property’s Historic Landmarks, The Homestead Cabin was established in 1876 and has been thoughtfully restored and remodeled. The 677-square-foot cabin features one bedroom, one full bath, a light, bright updated kitchen, dining area and living room.
A centerpiece of The West Ranch living experience, the curved metal hangar is currently positioned for gathering, working and entertaining. A classic red tractor sets the scene beside the game area, pool table, bar and lounge with wood-burning fireplace. The barn also features a conference room and multiple offices, opening to the adjacent garage. A hay barn is also situated on the property, as well as several structures for storage and animal care.
Encompassing 135 sprawling acres, The West Ranch is home to highland cattle and horses that graze on its expansive pastures. Two five-acre homesites are primed for magnificent custom estates or equestrian properties. Surrounding the ranch are wild open spaces that are preserved and can never be developed, rising to the red rock mountains and expansive trail network. From horseback riding to hiking and snowmobiling, The West Ranch offers options as rich and diverse as its scenic landscape.
An Enviable Location
One of the Roaring Fork Valley’s iconic, 100-year-old properties, The West Ranch is a private sanctuary, offering a rare expansiveness within close reach of the region’s best shopping, dining, recreation and adventure. Within minutes of home are four mountain destinations, the shops and restaurants of Willits Town Center, Downtown Aspen and the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport. Whether river rafting, skiing, mountain biking or fishing, the best of the Roaring Fork Valley is just beyond the gates of The West Ranch.