Flowing Waters Ranch (East)

For Sale $6,750,000

7 Bedrooms including 2 Caretaker   Baths: 2 full, 4 three-quarter, 2 half    56.74 acres   
Main Residence 8330 Sq Ft + Caretaker Residence 864 Sq Ft   MLS # 7909872s   

Flowing Waters Ranch is located in the coveted south valley of Steamboat Springs, Colorado- approximately six miles from the world-class ski resort. Flowing Waters Ranch in its entirety is a 108.03 acre parcel with two luxury residences – one located on the east side of the Yampa River and one located on the west side of the Yampa River. Owners have access to approximately 2,000 feet of private fishing on the Yampa River, which is one of the few free-flowing rivers in the western United States and delivers some of the best fly fishing in the State of Colorado. In addition to the opportunity to buy the whole acreage and both residences with an equestrian facility for $11,250,000; the east and west parcels of this ranch are being offered for sale independently.

The East Ranch is highlighted by a wealth of water features from its two ponds, to McKinnis Creek that flows through, as well as the Yampa River towards the west. This property has an iconic location in the valley with stately views of the ski area and south valley along with a magnificent residence and detached caretaker. For information on the West Ranch please visit Flowing Waters Ranch (West).

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Flowing Waters Ranch (East) Main Residence

This estate has been newly renovated in an elegant & hospitable, farmhouse-contemporary fashion. It features five roomy bedrooms and baths with wonderful living space for everyone to gather. Besides the cosmetic interior renovation, other improvements include a new composite shingle roof installed in 2017 and new decorative shutters, exterior lighting and flagstone entry in 2018. The deck has been updated to include low maintenance features including composite decking & metal rails and is complimented with the custom, built-in Diamondback grill station.

Great Room

Truly great with its vaulted, tongue & groove wood ceiling, log beams and floor-to-ceiling wood-burning fireplace this room makes a major statement where everyone gathers! All will be drawn to the moving glass wall system which brings the outside in and is perfectly appointed to allow the entertainment to drift inside and out!


The updated country kitchen features a generous chipped-edged, caressed granite countertop, and a large 7’ x 5’ butcher block island that seats three. Brew your favorite cup of joe with the elaborate Bosch built-in coffee machine and take a seat at the breakfast table where you can enjoy the ambiance of the charming, little red stove. Entertaining is a breeze with the new Viking appliances including double-oven, 6-burner cooktop, undercounter microwave drawer and two Bosch dishwashers for clean-up! There’s always plenty of food on-hand in the awesome pantry with Dutch door. Special touches for one of everyone’s favorite places in the home!

Ultimate Master Suite

The master suite is located on the main level and is the defining retreat. Superb reclaimed oak floors adorn the floor and its woodsy aura compliments the sleek see-thru gas fireplace; this combination creates an atmosphere that will make it challenging to not burrow away in this owner’s sanctuary. The fireplace flames dance over the bed of glowing, under-lit crushed glass and are mesmorizing whether you are snuggled in bed or enjoying some reading time in your private sitting area. As dynamic as the master bedroom and sitting room are; the spa-like master bath is one to succumb to. The BubbleMassage™ air bath delivers a one-of-a-kind hydromassage encounter, with a heated surface warming your back and neck with adjustable temperature settings. The spacious shower can supply whatever one needs on a given day to rejuvenate whether it is steam, mist, a waterfall experience or simply standing under the rain- this shower delivers! Drying off is also more pleasurable with your ready & waiting heated towels. Premium closet space is provided with a cedar wood-lined closet and a large walk-in that is enviable.

Lower Level Walk-out

The spacious lower level features plenty of natural lighting with a walk-out entry to the covered patio and hot tub. It’s an ideal recreation area with custom bar, game-room, family and large exercise rooms. The bedroom on this level is an over-sized suite and could be the ultimate bunkroom.

Upper Level

A nice, open loft space overlooks the spectacular great room and three additional bedrooms and three baths occupy this level of the home. The upper level has central air-conditioning and like the other bathrooms in the house, these floors have electric in-floor heat. Lush & comfy carpeting flows otherwise throughout this level.

Garages & Guest House

The East Ranch feature a three-car garage attached to the home providing direct access inside. The floors have a supreme professional epoxy-chip paint finish with custom cabinetry installed for the garage that he always wanted! Additionally, there is a detached guest/caretaker home which has a two bedroom, one bath with kitchen & living area. New Anderson windows installed in October 2020.This guest quarters has a one-car attached garage with stair access to the lower level 1600 s.f. barn where there is room for a workshop and flexibility with parking an additional two vehicles, along with ATV’s. Surplus uncovered parking is available and this property can park all of the RV's, boats, snowmobiles and ATV's an owner wants- no homeowner's association to deal with!

Live Water & Water Rights

The Ranch features live water from the Yampa River and McKinnis Creek. Water rights are coveted in Colorado and across the western United States. Significant riparian improvements for a better fish habitat have been developed creating both a serene and prolific fishing experience with private access from Flowing Waters Ranch and a neighboring property to approximately 2,000 feet of the Yampa River. Flowing Waters Ranch has various water rights associated with this property that will be transferred appropriately in the sale including domestic water privileges. Additionally, through other water rights, the East property is able to maintain the levels in the ponds for recreation, fish & wildlife propagation, as well as for aesthetics.

Recreational Paradise

Steamboat Springs, CO - A town where more winter Olympians have been produced than any other city in North America. Not only trademarked registered Ski Town USA®, Steamboat is also Bike Town USA®. This speaks to the active and healthy lifestyle enjoyed by all that live, work, play and visit the beautiful Yampa Valley. It is home to numerous natural hot springs located throughout the area, and is where excitement and relaxation come together in perfect harmony. Flowing Waters Ranch is amidst all of the best activities Steamboat has to offer, and is unmatched in local conveniences. In less than ten minutes, you can be skiing Champagne Powder® at Steamboat Resort; playing golf at one of three championship level courses or enjoying shopping, dining and nightlife in historical downtown Steamboat Springs. In 30 minutes or less you can be hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or snowmobiling in National Forest!

Steamboat Springs and Routt County are known as a recreational paradise and it’s a lifestyle that is contagious. It’s a place where music and the arts are supported. If you love to ski, bike, snowshoe, hike, skate ski, ice skate, play hockey, golf, swim, kayak, fish, ice fish, water ski, cross-country ski, horseback ride, snowmobile or ATV ride - or just want to learn any of the above- there isn’t a better place! And living at Flowing Waters Ranch provides many of those experiences right outside your door!


Tom & Marci Valicenti

Tom & Marci began investing in Steamboat real estate in 1986 and ended up moving their family here in 1991 to make it a permanent home. With over 40 years of combined experience helping Buyers and Sellers, they know how to locate the best properties or each individual client and negotiate the best deals. It's their job to know the latest market conditions, government regulations, and upcoming regulations - that way you don't have to! Knowing there are many brokers from which to choose, they strive to provide the best services possible and help you achieve your personal real estate goals.


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