Lying in Garfield County, Colorado,
The Stout Ranch is one of the few large
tracts of private
land within pristine government lands remaining amongst a thriving real estate
market and a
rapidly growing valley.
Once the hunting grounds of the Ute Indian, the site was homesteaded beginning in 1903 by the Dwire brothers. It's rich, fertile soil and natural ponding made this land ideal for their farming endeavors which supplied the thriving mining town of New Castle. In 1994 The Stout Ranch began purchasing this land piece by piece and as of today has put back together the original Dwire and Boulton homesteads as one contiguous ranch. Through our efforts fencing is being restored, old fields are once again being cleared, irrigation ditches and ponds are in use and the wildlife is thriving.
The site of the Ranch is magnificent..... 1,300 acres with pristine meadows, aspen groves, and mountain views. Unlike so many mountain ranches, the mountains are close but do not "hem in" the land. You are able to look out, not just up. And if the Ranch land is not enough, to the west lies the Bureau of Land Management acreage to the north and east. All in all approximately 10,000 acres of public playground, but only easily accessible through the Stout
It is the intention of The Stout Ranch to not only restore the land to its homesteading glory, but to keep it as a private destination retreat for future generations. To this end the Ranch's accommodations will include a substantial Ranch House which will encourage family
and guests alike to enjoy the serenity of Baldy Creek and the surrounding area.
Modeled after the Adirondack Great Camps, the Ranch House will be a minimum of 5,000 to 7,000 square feet and feature a "great room" with stone fireplace for get-togethers, a quiet library nook, fully equipped entertainment room, commercial style kitchen and dining area, spa / solarium, and a courtyard flanked by wings with guest quarters, each flanked with private baths.
From the front of the Ranch House one can enjoy the fantastic view of Baldy Creek from the front porch rocker or head out into the main Ranch through the stables/polo field (home of
the private Roaring Fork Polo Club) via the courtyard to the north. There will also be several outlying cabins (existing and to be built) within the Ranch.
Imagine... a place for all interests: the outdoor enthusiast, the relaxer, a romantic getaway, an adventure. But the Ranch is not totally isolated. New Castle (7 miles) offers the usual: grocery stores, restaurants, post office, even a bowling alley. For larger "in-town" adventures Glenwood Springs is 16 minutes away via I-70 (home of the famous Hot
Springs Pool, Sunlight Mountain, and many excellent restaurants) and of course world renown Aspen can easily be reached within an hour ( a little longer depending on weather). Hospitals and public services are all within easy commute. Several airports are within the surrounding area (Aspen, Eagle, and Grand Junction) as well as a private helicopter service
in Rifle which can land directly on the Ranch. The Ranch can also accommodate it's own landing strip if demand dictates.
The Stout Ranch is a gem in the rough. With our hard work and expertise, and the interest of like-minded people, the Ranch can reach it's diamond quality a lot sooner.
THE STOUT RANCH
WITH THE GOAL TO PRESERVE THE WILDLIFE AND CONTINUE THE HERITAGE OF FARMING AND RANCHING
WHILE CREATING AN ATMOSPHERE OF HARMONY.