Location and Acreage
Located midway between La Veta and Walsenburg, Colorado is Maggie D’s 1865 Homestead Ranch. Consisting of 200± acres, this small cattle ranch is fenced and cross fenced. The ranch is off Colorado State Highway 160 and is accessible year-round with a great gravel driveway leading to the lovely ranch style home. Rolling hills of grass lead down to Abeyta Creek, which flows through the property make this ranch well-suited for cattle, horses or other grazing animals. The ranch is zoned Agricultural. With this much acreage you can ride your horses or ATV’s right in your own backyard. The views of the Spanish Peaks are perfectly framed in your living room windows. Views of the surrounding mountains and stone dyke walls are unbelievable, making for picture-perfect scenery.
The 1,588± sq. ft. 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom ranch-style home was built in _____. There is an additional room, with a built-in gun safe, that could be utilized as an office, den or third bedroom. The large kitchen opens up to a nice dining area, living room and sunroom with skylights. The room is enhanced by the breathtaking views of the Spanish Peaks. The home features many large windows. The house has an oversized, attached two car garage and a large utility room with washer and dryer. There is abundant storage. The enclosed courtyard has an underground sprinkler system and has a flower & strawberry garden. Next to the home is a large barn with workshop, horse stalls, corrals and watering area. The barn has electricity and is in great condition. The entire property is fenced and cross fenced for animal management. The Walsenburg water pipeline runs underground through the property and provides free water for life for the household.
In 1865 Maggie D. Snedden homesteaded on this ranch and lived in the area until the late 1950’s. This ranch and the area are rich in history and can be documented through our local historians and at the county building in Walsenburg.
In addition to the recreation you have on your own property, this area of Colorado offers endless opportunities to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Golfing begins just minutes away at the Grandote Peaks Golf Course. Additional courses are located in Walsenburg and Trinidad. Skiing can be found at Wolf Creek, Taos, Red River and Monarch, all located within a reasonable drive. Cuchara, just minutes down the road, is home of the Cuchara Ski Area. Currently closed, there are talks of a possible re-opening. The limitless recreation of the nearby San Isabel National Forest provides camping, hiking, hunting and fishing opportunities. Nearby Lathrop State Recreation Area provides water activities, camping and golf. The “Highway of Legends” provides a great scenic afternoon and is dotted with many interesting small towns and various shops. Visitors to this area have come and stayed forever. Colonel John Francisco, who visited the valley in 1865, was quoted as saying the area was “paradise enough for me”.
Water / Minerals / Utilities
Water : Walsenburg water. The permitted well with solar pump. All water and mineral rights owned by seller will be conveyed at closing. Power and phone are in place. Sewer: Septic system.
2008 taxes $555.56
Ask for Paul Machmuller or Myrna Falk.