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River House at Danni Ranch

35 Acres    ·    Gunnison County, Crested Butte, CO    ·    $3,595,500

$400,000 Price Reduction!!!  The River House on Danni Ranch is a hidden treasure possessing all the beauty and majesty that Colorado has to offer; a recreational wonderland throughout all seasons of the year. In the summer, step outside the door of the magnificent log home to relish in world-class fishing on the East River or saddle your horse to ride out your gate through millions of acres of the surrounding Gunnison National Forest. With an abundance of aspen groves, the fall is breathtaking to take a hike through the historic Danni Ranch where large herds of elk roam the hills. In the winter, a short fifteen-minute trip up the mountain presents exceptional downhill and Nordic skiing or ice skate on the lake just steps from your fence line. On sunny spring days, take a bike ride through the lower mountains or jump in an ATV to watch the beauty of the season unfold among the endless array of trails. These incomparable opportunities are a significant and rare gem to be realized in a single property. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; once you see it, you’ll be hooked.

This spectacular estate is hidden among the cottonwoods along the East River making it extremely private, yet only 12 minutes to the quaint town or Crested Butte. Being one of 19 homesites in the historic Danni Ranch gated community, it enjoys access to the 800 feet of East River that traverses the property along with an additional 700 feet of improved fish habitat in the river that is part of the ranch. The impressive log home brings together old and new with its marvelous character and elegant updates. The great room is quintessential mountain living with a fabulous 2-sided rock fireplace, massive log beams and soaring ceilings. Entertaining is ideal with a wonderfully open floor plan and enough space to easily sleep up to 16 guests. An impressive screened porch sits along side the river, a darling guest house allows for those guests that want to stay a bit longer, and a beautifully designed stable with garage space and a shop allow for all of your hobbies. All of this on 35 acres of fenced and cross-fenced lush meadows ideally situated between the flowing river and the towering mountains. It doesn’t get any better than this.

Main House

  • 4 Bedroom
  • 4 1/2 Bath
  • Hand Hewn Log Exterior with chinking
  • In floor radiant heat
  • Chef’s kitchen recently updated with top of the line appliances
  • Large Dining room with rock fireplace and antler chandelier
  • Upstairs game room
  • Seperate office 
  • Luxurious furnishings convey with the sale (personal items excluded)
  • Large outdoor hot tub off master suite
  • Lovely landscaping with in-ground irrigation
  • 3 bay attached garage
  • Wood decked walkway between structures
  • Security system
  • River Front view off back porch

Guest Cottage

  • 1 Bedroom-2 Queen beds
  • Lower level is an open living room with small kitchen and full bath and laundry room
  • Quaint sitting porch


  • 3 Priefert 15×15 fully matted stalls with swing out feed/hay bin
  • Wide dutch doors on all stalls open to paddock with detached loafing shed
  • water and electricty
  • Tack/feed room
  • mated breeze way with large sliding doors on each end
  • Loafing shed with matching construction in adjacent pasture
  • 2 bay heated garage area for additional vehicles or ATV’s/bikes/snowmobiles
  • Upstairs fully decked storage

Crested Butte/Gunnison

  • 10 minute drive to Crested Butte
  • 20 minute drive to Gunnision
  • Commercial airport in Gunnison with direct flights from DFW, Houston and Denver
  • 15 minute drive to Crested Butte Mountain Resort
  • 1500 acres of variable terrain for all levels of skiers
  • Elevation from 9000′ to 12,000′ on the mountain
  • Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course-Rated “Best Mountain Golf Course” in Colorado
  • Evolution Bike Park- 29 trails covering over 30 miles of singletrack designed for all riders
  • Dubbed “Country’s best mountain bike destination”


  • East River-800 ft of owned frontage on property with access to additional river on Danni Ranch
  • Gunnision River- 5 miles down the road-holds state record brown, rainbow, kokanee salmon and lake trout
  • Kokanee Salmon-fall spawning run in East river out your back door
  • Taylor River-10 minutes away great tailwater fishery
  • Taylor Park Reservoir
  • Many small streams and high alpine ponds in surrounding Gunnison National Forrest


  • Private access from Danni Ranch into Gunnison National Forrest
  • GMU 54
  • Elk – OTC 2nd & 3rd Season
  • Deer- Draw unit

This property is co-listed with Bluebird Real Estate, Corey Dwan, Broker (970) 596-3219

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