This breath taking 800 acre ranch is just north of Fort Collins, Colorado, and offers excellent privacy, hunting, fishing and just overall beauty. Located a short 50 minutes north of Fort Collins, and 2 hours from Denver International Airport, the Little Ponderosa Ranch is a sight to see. The North Branch of Box Elder Creek meanders through the property and feeds three ample ponds. In addition to the creek, there are numerous springs, ponds, grass fields, rock outcroppings, ponderosa pines and aspen trees that make up the topography of the ranch. The views are one of a kind. Looking to the west from the ranch, the spectacular picture stretches from Rocky Mountain National Park to the Snowy Range Mountains of Wyoming. Located in Game Management Unit 9 in the State of Colorado, this property has excellent bedding, cover and feed to house both quality elk and mule deer. The ranch borders Red Mountain Open space which houses a number of different species of animals. The current owners have done an amazing job with both stewardship and land management. The trees are in superior shape and are thriving due to the extensive work that the land owner has put into them. Main House: Local stone was used to cast beauty on the 1940 home. Fully remodeled in 1998 this 2 Bedroom, 1Bath Home is a work of art. Grab a cup of coffee and watch the sunrise over the valley in the living room; it boasts large picture windows, wood floors and a Norwegian wood stove to keep you warm and toasty. The bathroom was remodeled with authentic 1930 finishes to compliment the original homestead. The kitchen, dining and mud room are finished with slate floors, a temperature controlled attic fan and electric baseboard heat. All appliances stay, including a large capacity washer and wryer. A concrete block car port is located just to the side of the home providing ample covered parking for 2+ vehicles. Shop: Large and extremely well built, this shop is impeccable. 93X30 with 4, 10’X12’ garage doors, 1 bay with automatic opener and concrete floor, framed and wired for an engine lift and welder - there is even a fully insulated compressor room and all doors are wired for garage openers. The loft has rough-in electrical and plumbing and has been fully insulated and dry walled. All shop walls have ¾ plywood behind drywall. Workshop area, 1 bath, in-floor heat via electric water boiler, restored walnut cabinets, work benches, not to mention the large windows and covered porch that look out over the property. There is an additional home and barn/shop located on north side of property that includes a private pond and aspen grove. This area is secluded from the main house and would make for an excellent guest or ranch hand quarters. The Little Ponderosa Ranch is full of history. There is an Old Cabin that is nestled in the hillside by the home, est. age 1906, that stirs up conversation. Stories of an original property owner and his neighbor that duke it out in a fist fight only to discover they can agree to disagree, to a possible Indian look out point, make this property magical. The original town of Boxelder is located on the property and stone foundations can be found.