This week in our around The Block Report, we thought we’d focus on beauty!  Both natural and the beauty found in making yourself a sweet deal!

With so much focus on Urban living, quick commutes and the walkability of a location, these once sought after rural hideaways are experiencing longer sales cycles and lower sales prices than this market has seen in recent history.

Out here, it’s all about backroads, unplugging and tuning into the jaw dropping beauty of the Roaring Fork Valley.

It’s about majestic views, sunrises, sunsets, a place to let your hair down and appreciate our natural surroundings.

In Aspen we talk about square feet, out here we talk about square miles.  Join us on a trip Around The Block, to some of the most sacred places this valley has to offer. And get familiar with some of the best opportunities to own your own slice of heaven.

We all know real estate moves in cycles, what is in now, will be out in a few years. Right now is an exceptional time to make a great buy on property located outside the roundabout!

Within 30 minutes of the core you can completely escape to your own private retreat.  Here are just a few examples of what is available right now and the kind of opportunity they represent.

First up, a legacy property; The Flying Dog Ranch in Woody Creek.  245 acres with water rights, 2 development parcels, backing to endless national forest and HUGE views.  Currently listed at $21 million down from $46 million, this is Gus’ dream property. The perfect place to build a dream home or family compound, escape and let the kids run wild.

An equally stunning piece of land also in Woody Creek, the Circle R ranch, a perfect family compound with 6 single family homes, totaling 22 bedrooms!  Rustic and unpretentious it’s the perfect place to bring the family and check out of the madness and enjoy each other and all the adventures this lifestyle offers.  Grab the horses for a ride or your rod and reel for a little fishing.  Currently listed for $39 million down from $50 million.

If a smaller property is more appropriate for you, but you still want to enjoy horses and have always dreamed of an artist studio or workshop, this property will not disappoint.  A perfectly on trend home with clean lines and a warm contemporary feel, you just feel like taking a big exhale as soon as you walk in. It’s hard to describe the peacefully feeling of this house. Originally listed for $6.9, now on the market at a very competitive $4.7.  Located in the Aspen school district, this is hard to beat.

900 feet of river frontage on the Roaring Fork, a stunning contemporary with the river out every window.  Just grab your gear and you are fly fishing, or relax to the sounds of the river.  This house is priced at $1186 per sq ft, that’s the price of a teardown in Mtn Valley and this property is perfect.  Originally listed at $5,250,000 now offered at $4.5. 

Originally listed at $8.9 million, now $6.4! 20 acres, huge views of the Elk range, water rights, pastures, peace, quite, and privacy.  At $1000 per sq ft, this is nothing more than a screaming deal.

Between Old Snowmass and Woody Creek there are currently 78 properties on the market priced from $190k to $56 million, there is a lot of choice in all sizes and price ranges, and as a buyer that puts you in the driver’s seat when it comes to negotiating.


If you’re interested in finding out more about these opportunities or others, give us a call and we will take you Around the Block.