Colorado’s 5-star Kessler Canyon ranch and lodge melds serene natural beauty with refined luxury. Tucked in the lush Brush Creek Valley in the high country of Garfield County, this 15,000-acre property was created by entrepreneurial hotelier, developer and Days Inn co-founder, Richard Kessler. Whether used as a vacation or second home or as a commercial investment opportunity, this serene legacy property abounds with lavish amenities. Though it incorporates numerous smart home technology reminiscent of the finest homes in Atherton and Menlo Park, it offers a wilderness retreat far from the fast pace of the Silicon Valley.
“Integrating experiences from many of the world’s finest lodges, plantations and game preserves, the Kessler family has enhanced a naturally beautiful wildlife ranch with a guest experience that surpasses all expectations. Kessler Canyon has developed a following as an exclusive destination resort, retreat for executive meetings of well-known corporations and for individuals seeking the tranquility of an exclusive lodge. Suitable as a commercial operation or as a private ranch, Kessler Canyon is an unforgettable experience.”
Richard Kessler spent 15 years developing the property and returning the surrounding land to its natural state with the help of environmental and civil engineers. Known for creating hotels with a unique theme, Kessler has placed this piece de résistance up for sale to enable him to develop another, more intimate ranch.
Four lakes offer a wealth of fishing while natural wildlife abounds in the highlands of the property. A 100-year-old orchard also graces the valley and Skinner Ridge serves up a breathtaking backdrop for The Homestead and Orchard Lake Guesthouse, the two primary buildings on the ranch.
The Homestead is 26,000 square feet and three stories. With a Dining Room that seats 40 guests, Executive Board Room, Reception area and commercial kitchens, this first floor of the main house has wrap-around porches that afford both lake and mountain views. The second story has 8 well-appointed bedrooms, each with their own ensuite bath while the third story is a private owner’s apartment with Living and Dining Rooms, bedroom, kitchen and bath plus sweeping 360-degree views. Other amenities of The Homestead include the Safari Lounge, movie theatre, exercise and game rooms, the Poseidon Spa, wine-tasting cellar and secure display rooms for guns and collectibles.
The 10,000 square foot Orchard Lake Guesthouse has an additional 5 guest rooms, a VIP suite with kitchen, Dining and Living spaces and large meeting spaces.
Both lodges include a variety of custom-made artifacts created by local Colorado artisans. From headboards to light fixtures, hammered copper bowl sinks to artwork, each room incorporates finishes and furniture that herald the pristine beauty of the region.
Recognized as an exclusive retreat for corporate meetings, weddings or private get-aways, Kessler Ranch can sleep 30 people in total. At $250 per room per night plus an additional $250 for food and drink, the lodge is proven as a profitable commercial property.
On the market for $32.5 million, the price also includes 50% of the rights to the various oil, shale and natural gas wells scattered throughout the ranch’s 15,000 acres.
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