A Colorado ranch asking $45 million comes with an equestrian facility, a clay pigeon shooting course and “glamping” facilities.
Spanning roughly 10,350 acres, Motherwell Ranch was the setting of a Discovery Channel special, “I, Caveman,” where participants lived in the wilderness with only primitive tools. Located in Routt County, about a 45 minute-drive from Steamboat Springs, the property includes a five-bedroom home originally built in the early 1900s, according to Weston Adams, whose father Wes Adams assembled the ranch.
There is also a hunting lodge with a bar and commercial kitchen, a ranch headquarters, log cabins, the equestrian facility, the shooting course and furnished tents with bathrooms and lighting for “glamping,” or glamorous camping. There are about five horses and about 100 head of cattle, Mr. Adams said; the livestock is available for sale but the pricing is a separate negotiation.
The Williams Fork river, known for its trout fishing, flows through the ranch for about 3 miles, according to listing agent Brian Smith of Hall and Hall. The property also has three lakes for boating, swimming and fishing.
The late Wes Adams, who died in 2011 at age 61, was founder of Las Vegas-based Western States Contracting and a rodeo enthusiast. He started assembling Motherwell Ranch in 1985 and used it as a weekend and summer retreat for his family, his son said, but since his death the family has also used the ranch for commercial activities like weddings and hunting and fishing retreats.
Weston Adams said he and his mother are having health issues, making traveling to the ranch more difficult. “We’d love to see it go to someone who wants to raise a family there,” he added