N. Routt property offers options to horse lovers

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Real estate buyers with visions of a trophy home and buyers with more simple lifestyles in mind both may find what they are looking for in a property for sale near Clark.

Two 19-acre parcels make up Heather and John Reedy's property, about a mile up Seedhouse Road. Buyers may opt for one 19-acre parcel with a modest log home and large barn, or both parcels -- an ideal choice for someone looking to build a large home, said broker Lisa Stoll of Colorado Group Realty.

Whatever their needs, prospective buyers will have one thing in common: A love of horses.

"It's got to be someone looking for a horse property that wants a rural setting," Stoll said.

Located on the north side of Routt County Road 64, Reedy's property is secluded and backs up to Routt National Forest.

"When you walk a couple of minutes out the back, you feel like you're miles and miles away from anybody. ... It's really a fantasy mountain retreat," Heather Reedy said.

With open meadows, aspen groves, and spruce and pine trees, the land offers a park-like setting and is a wintering grounds for elk.

Ample grazing areas are suitable for horses and livestock. The Reedys currently raise sheep on the land.

The original owners raised Morgan horses and used the 2,400-square foot barn for foaling. The barn has five stalls and a large hayloft.

Another advantage for horse enthusiasts is the property's proximity to The Home Ranch, a guest ranch located across Seedhouse Road. The guest ranch offers some of the best horsemanship clinics and workshops in Routt County, and the classes are sometimes open to non-guests, Heather Reedy said.

"To have that right there is just phenomenal," she said.

The Reedys "D" log home was built in 1994 and is about 1,800 square feet. It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage. Large windows give the home a bright feel and take advantage of passive solar heat in the winter as well as views of the Elk River and Mount Zirkel Wilderness.

"It's a beautiful spot where the house is," Heather Reedy said. "It's set back from the road, and it gets unbelievable sunlight all year round."

The home would serve well as a guest or caretaker's cabin if new owners decide to build another home on the second parcel, Stoll said.

The existing home also may be expanded to accommodate a larger family. There are no covenants in the subdivision.

The property is being offered at $780,000 for the house and barn on 19 acres or $1.05 million for 38 acres. The second parcel is not available separately.

"It's meant so much to us to have both pieces," Heather Reedy explained. "We really want whoever is interested in buying the house to have the opportunity to buy it (the property)."

For more information about the Reedy property, call Stoll at 870-8800.

-- To reach Tamera Manzanares call 871-4204 or e-mail tmanzanares@steamboatpilot.com

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