Live the farming lifestyle, surrounded by spectacular mountain views in Western Colorado! This turnkey, income producing, farm operation offers 134 water shares to irrigate your 190 acres in crops, and 40 acres in pasture. The total 230 acre parcel sits right off the paved highway – just minutes from either Norwood or Naturita – and includes the original 1910 farmhouse (with upgraded amenities!). Multiple outbuildings, grain bins, large shop, 6 sprinkler rolls and both underground and above ground piping. Gravity fed irrigation – priceless!!
The farm generates about $80,000 a year in income from 2 hay cuttings (alfalfa-grass mixture) averaging a total of 500 tons, and fall grazing for 150 AUM. The 134 shares of Farmers Water Development Corporation convey with the property – allowing you to irrigate the 190 tillable acres. The market value of these water shares alone is $670,000. A total of 1 ¼ miles of underground piping (1/2 mile on the property itself) delivers your irrigation water and ½ mile of above ground piping is also in place on the farm. There is a riser every 60 feet in the main line and 6 sprinkler rolls. The gravity fed sprinkler system delivers water at 55psi – with no energy costs.
The original (but updated!) farmhouse is included with this property. Enjoy family and friends gathering in the large, cozy kitchen to share events of the day. Gaze out of the windows in any direction to catch the Lone Cone Mountain, the Las Sal Mountains, the San Juan Mountains or the Uncompahgre Plateau views. The 2,200 square foot, 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 story house is on natural gas, with a town water tap and a septic system.
This 230 acre parcel sits right along the Unaweep Tabegauche Scenic Byway in Southwestern Colorado and the main thoroughfare between Telluride and Gateway Canyons. You are just 6 miles to the amenities offered in the vibrant historic ranching town of Norwood, and under an hour to the resort of Telluride.