Steamboat, Co.,Mountain Estate Property

the hands estate - a rare colorado horse property

located in Steamboat Springs, CO. :: $1,395,000

  • Rare 15.5 acres in Strawberry Park, Steamboat Co.
  • Sun-drench, south facing parcel
  • Pristine mountainside lot with aspen and pines trees
  • Ag producing hay meadows
  • Water rights from Soda Creek Ditch
  • Timber-frame home, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths
  • Registered caretaker's apartment below
  • Horse barn with Studio/Office above
  • 151 feet of Running Water

The Hands country estate is located on a rare,  15+ acre, agricultural property located in the coveted Strawberry Park Valley, just minutes from Old Town Steamboat Springs Colorado, and surrounded by unique recreational opportunities. 

The home, a 1980 rough-sawn, timber-frame building with exposed beams, some as large as 8"X14" is in good condition and could be easily added on to or remodeled.  The main levels have 3 bedrooms and a den, 2 bath, one just remodeled, (1850 Sq Ft), and below is a laundry room, 1-car garage and a 480 Sq Ft one-bedroom caretakers' apartment.  The home features large windows and unobstructed views of the Strawberry Park valley.  The large deck is flanked by 30-year-old lilac bushes, several aspen trees, wild roses and a white crabapple tree. The horse barn, some fifty feet from the house, is new, and has 2 baths, and a livable studio above, 90% finished.  Below there is a garage bay, and horse barn facilities to accommodate two horses. The grounds are truly like a postcard!

One third of the land is pristine Aspen and Pine tree covered mountainside, the remaining land is gently rolling hay meadow. Hay is harvested annually, providing agricultural status. The Soda Creek Ditch, a meandering stream, runs over a hundred-fifty feet through the lower part of the property and includes water rights. In fact, you have to drive over the creek to enter the property! 

Strawberry Park, immediately north of Steamboat Springs Co., is Steamboat's original gentlemen's ranch/estate neighborhood. This highly desirable area offers incredible recreational opportunities second to none. The Steamboat Springs Ski area and Howelsen Hill Ski area (home to many Olympians and counting) are less than 10 minutes from your door. Buffalo Pass and the Routt National Forest is basically the backyard of this property. Buffalo Pass offers endless back-country ski and snowmobile terrain and home to Steamboat Powder Cats. In the summer months you can enjoy hiking, biking, hunting and horseback riding through this pristine forest land. At the other end of this valley is the famous Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

Additionally, Strawberry Park is home to Steamboat's public middle school; the public high school and grade school are a short walk from the middle school. Strawberry Park is also home to Perry Mansfield, a unique performing arts school. A little bit further down the valley is Lowel Whiteman school, a private prep school.


There are few places that can challenge the pristine landscape, connivence and recreational opportunities of Strawberry Park Colorado. The Hands estate is your chance to live the Colorado lifestyle including all the details.