12665 Highway 62, Snow Drift Ranch

Placerville, CO 81430

About this property

Snow Drift Ranch is a self-reliant on-or-off the gird engineering marvel. Snow Drift can be enjoyed as a beautiful home estate, a home business headquarters or a fully prepared emergency family retreat. It dominates the pinnacle of Dallas Divide that has been named the most beautiful spot in the state of Colorado for photographing Fall foliage. Facing Cimarron Mountain Range and 14,157 foot Mt Sneffels (and other "Fourteeners") and overlooking Ralph Lauren's world famous Double RL Ranch, this 10,000 +/- square-foot sanctuary is situated on four lots totaling 138 acres, all with deeded access easements and all agriculturally zoned for low taxes in San Miguel and Ouray Counties. Snow Drift currently has four-six bedrooms, six bathrooms (one handicap), two steam showers, two kitchens, two kitchenettes, four libraries or "flex" rooms, two conference rooms, two offices, a spacious care-taker's apartment, two large, open bonus rooms, two heated workshops (one about 40'X20'), a heated two and one half car garage, a 38' foot long heated RV bay and more. This majestic fortress is secluded and private, yet conveniently located on Colorado Highway 62 for year around access. Snow Drift is about 15 minutes from Ridgway, 25 minutes from the Ouray Hot Springs, 35 minutes from Telluride's world class skiing, and about 40 minutes from Montrose's airport and hospital. Snow Drift will appeal to buyers who do not want a fragile existence, hanging by a thread when adversity strikes. It is for buyers who need a safe-haven - a reliable retreat for their family, friends and business colleagues, away from the chaos, mayhem, and frightening uncertainties that plague our "front pages" in the middle of the current pandemic and those that may come in the future. With duplicate back-up power and lighting systems, 4000 gallons of buried propane, a large battery bank, inverter and solar panels, a 400 amp on-grid electric service (enough for 2-4 three bedroom homes), high speed DSL cable internet, satellite TV/Internet, telephone land lines, and gas-powered and wood-burning stoves (with an almost unlimited supply of hardwood scrub oak on the property), the home was also over-designed for snow loads, high winds and structural integrity for whatever life throws at you. Finally, Snow Drift is also a working seasonal cattle ranch that is fully fenced and suitable for summer/fall high-country grazing operation, and there is also excellent elk and deer hunting on the property. In summary - Snow Drift Ranch is one of the most versatile estate

Date Added
September 1, 2020
Listing Status
Days On Site

Features and Additional Information

Lot Size
6,011,280 SqFt
Property Type
Farm or Ranch
1 Story
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$9,895,000 1
7 Beds
10,300 SQFT

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Area Information

Placerville | San Miguel CO County | None

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    Telluride 9-12

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