The Wapiti Ranch is truly the right spot when it comes to location and privacy. Nestled into a bend in the Williams Fork River near Hayden, Colorado, this custom log home overlooks large private ranches and over 2500 feet of excellent trout fishing. The current owner has done an excellent job of building and maintaining an amazing homestead on a beautiful piece of property. Nearly 2600 square feet, with a full, unfinished basement, this home offers Colorado’s finest log home living. Resident Mule deer frequent the yard and meadow below, while the bugling bulls ring throughout the hills. The home and 11+- acres are located off of a well maintained county road and is just 20 minutes south of the small mountain town of Hayden, Colorado. Steamboat Springs and world class skiing is located just 45 minutes to the east and the Yampa Valley Regional Airport is 20 minutes to the North of this property.
Recreational amenities of this region of Colorado are second to none. There are tremendous trails for ATV and snowmobiling in the National Forest just minutes South of this property. There is excellent access for hunting and fishing on public lands all around the immediate area. The property is located in an over –the-counter area for elk, where tags can be purchased over-the-counter for bulls in archery, 2nd and 3rd rifle seasons. This area is very well known for the largest numbers of elk in the country, with good bull elk ranging from 250 to 280 inches with an occasional bull exceeding 300 inches. Mule deer hunting in this area is good with a required draw to achieve a tag. The trout fishing in the Williams Fork is excellent for rainbow and cutthroat and an occasional brook trout.
The current owner has the property fenced for horses and there is an excellent barn and paddock area for all livestock needs. There is a small pond with the river for livestock water and plenty of hay to be purchased from neighboring ranchers.
The home is constructed of logs from British Columbia and the home offers 3 bedrooms 2 baths and a loft over the great room. Excellent kitchen area on the main level with a very large deck and covered porch all overlooking the river and the bottom. This truly is a year around private retreat for the outdoor enthusiast.