One of the top luxury resorts in America, the striking 23,000± acre Kessler Canyon, has hit the market for $35 million, according to Hall and Hall, the ranch brokerage handling the sale. Built to meticulous standards by one of the country’s most creative luxury hotel developers, this five-star lodge includes inspiring guest rooms and an owner’s suite. Other amenities of this unique lodge include the Safari Lounge, executive boardroom, movie theatre, exercise and game rooms, the Poseidon Spa, wine tasting cellar, secure display rooms for guns and collectibles, full service kitchen and imaginative finishes throughout.”
A wrap-around porch covers three sides of the lodge, with a favorite gathering place being the inviting outdoor fireplace overlooking Orchard Lake. Just off the lodge is a covered pavilion capable of seating groups up to 50, with its own barbeque and fire pit. An outdoor hot tub is steps away. The grounds surrounding the lodge have been creatively landscaped including eight acres of manicured lawn, original sculptures, and preservation of the 100 plus year old orchard. Within a short walk from the lodge along tree lined Brush Creek one encounters sightings of deer, beaver dams and other wildlife. Canoeing and fishing on Orchard Lake from the dock located at the lodge is a favorite activity for those of all ages. A walking archery course with 12 targets is steps away.
The Homestead Lodge and the adjoining Guesthouse have entertained shooting-sports enthusiasts, celebrities and guests seeking a unique resort destination, as well as the site of executive retreats for well-known corporations. The ranch has been recognized as a top destination for guests in many publications and was awarded the Best Place for Executive and Board Retreats in 2012 from Colorado Meeting and Events Magazine.
As impressive as this compound is, it is only part of the enchantment of Kessler Canyon. The 14,096± deeded acres of the ranch run for six miles along Brush Creek Valley and rise more than two thousand feet above the valley, along Skinner Ridge, for twelve miles. An additional 8,600± acres of private lease from a neighboring land owner enhances the privacy of the ranch.
Within the greater ranch two additional homes have been constructed in recent years. These very nice homes can be used for guests or ranch employees. Branded Rock Cabin is located in the valley floor with Cowboy, Cowgirl and Bear cabins on Skinner ridge. These cabins each have their own character, are fully modernized, and are used as a base for hunting operations or wilderness experiences.
For anyone looking for adventure or unusual experiences outside of shooting sports, Kessler Canyon offers fly fishing in four crystal clear lakes, ATV or Jeep tours on gentle valley trails or the thrilling switchbacks from Brush Creek to Skinner Ridge, cooking unusual creations with the chef, or being pampered in Poseidon Spa.