This is it. This is the one. I think I’m in love.
Do you believe in love at first sight? I didn’t think I did, but then I stumbled upon this 255-acre luxury horse ranch in Silverthorne, Colorado. If I-70 isn’t totally backed up, it’s less than a 90-minute drive from Denver and its in the heart of ski country, with easy access to Breckenridge, Keystone, Loveland, Copper and, my personal favorite, A-Basin (Arapahoe Basin, for you non-skiers).
Triple Creek Ranch is named for the convergence of three forks of Rock Creek and surrounded by the White River National Forest. It’s a sanctuary defined by timbered woodland, natural ponds and streams and open meadows, complete with magnificent mountain views.
There are two homes on the property. The larger of the two homes is 7,500 sq. ft. and includes 4-bedrooms, 4 ½ bathrooms, a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom guest apartment and a 4-car garage. The log-home structure, stone fire places and antler chandeliers leave no doubt that you’re in the mountains — as if the stunning views would let you forget!
Most uniquely, this home features a single acclimatized, upscale horse stable attached to the house with access through the garage. Guys. Read that again. There is a stable attached to the house.
The smaller of the two homes is 6,300 sq. ft. and has 4-bedrooms, 4 ½ bathrooms, a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom guest apartment, and a 3-car garage.
But the horse-lover’s dream doesn’t stop there. The ranch was purchased in 2003 by Sharon Magness Blake and Ernie Blake. When they purchased the home, they added the large indoor riding arena, 10-stall stable and the private horse stable attached to the main home, making Triple Creek Ranch a top-notch horse training and care facility. The stable itself was designed by well-known Rocky Mountain architect, Jon Gunson. The property also offers multiple maintenance facilities, including a barn with a workshop and log cabin apartment for the horse manager, an additional small cabin for on-site staff, and a ranch manager’s home.
The Blakes also mapped and improved miles of trails throughout the ranch for hours of scenic hiking, biking or horseback riding. The property borders a vast wilderness area opening up even more recreation access, and there are three stocked ponds for the perfect fly fishing adventure. According to LIV Sotheby’s International Realty broker, Jack Wolfe, “Triple Creek Ranch is rare among all ranches in Colorado in that you seldom find such privacy with all the beauty, views and natural protection and yet be so accessible to local towns and resorts.”
Oh, and for all you sports fans, for the past 15 years, Triple Creek Ranch has been the summer home to the Denver Bronco’s team mascot, Thunder.