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Home on the Range

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018


Steamboat’s holds on tight to its western heritage despite challenges.

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Marsha Daughenbaugh was born and raised in the Elk River Valley on her family’s cattle and hay ranch and is now in the process of turning it over to her daughter and son-in-law, to be passed down to the third and fourth generation in her family.

Steamboat is steeped in its western heritage and has a long history in agriculture, and that heritage is as synonymous with Steamboat Springs as our famous powder and tree skiing. At the same time, rising property values, a higher cost of living, new development and an economy that is primarily sustained by recreation and resort has posed more challenges than ever before for multi-generational ranchers to hold onto their legacies.

Paradise found on 35 Acres

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Paradise found on 35 Acres

Rolling pastures backing against a ridge of aspens and evergreens, with Youngs Peak and Stagecoach Lake as a backdrop. A more idyllic setting will be difficult to find.

Main homestead nestled amongst the aspens

Main homestead nestled amongst the aspens

A comfortable 30 minute drive from Steamboat Springs, and just 5 minutes from Stagecoach State Park, this ranch property is eagerly awaiting new owners and their animals. Formerly a working alpaca ranch, the large heated barn is ready for your horses or other livestock, while ample hay and equipment storage areas provide plenty of space to spread. A charming caretaker suite is located above the barn for ranch hands, rental potential or visiting family and friends.

Studio caretaker apartment with kitchen, fireplace and deck.

Studio caretaker apartment with kitchen, fireplace and deck.

The perfectly situated residence is a custom home designed by Robert Hawkins of Robert Hawkins Architects, a renowned firm specializing in environmentally friendly design and building practices. Plastered straw bale walls with post and beam construction add charm as well as warmth and sustainability. The country style kitchen, exposed woodwork and rock fireplace compliment the ranch aesthetic.

How Many Porches On Your Dream Home?

Monday, February 15th, 2016

How many porches on your dream home? How about a wraparound veranda, an open terrace, and a romantic master balcony?


Just listed is a delightful stone and timber home on 35 acres of undulating pastures and montane scrubland. Located within a gated enclave consisting of just a handful of properties, prepare to be surrounded by stunning views and meandering wildlife.

Be smitten by the mountain architecture, multiple wood burning fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, sun drenched reading nook, and the vistas from every room.


Three bedrooms, three bathrooms in the main home plus a fully decked out one bedroom caretaker suite above the three car garage mean there is plenty of space for friends and family. Clearly good things come in threes!


A feeling of isolation and complete privacy evokes images of the wild west, however you are only 35 minutes to Steamboat Springs and 5 minutes to Stagecoach reservoir. The National Forest is accessible nearby to satisfy the outdoorsman/woman in you.