Billionaire and Discovery Channel Founder John Hendricks is selling a home that matches his television legacy: this Colorado Ranch embodies adventure. Surrounded by the Piñon Mesa, La Sal Mountains, and the Uncompahgre Plateau, the sprawling compound sits alone in the unforgiving yet enchanting Western wilds. Stunning red mountains and rock formations define the horizon, providing breathtaking views from every corner of the staggering 8,700 acre plot.
Despite the surrounding aridity, the property remains verdant, supporting a variety of animals in their stables and barn. Included is an equestrian facility including an office and showers, along with irrigated pastures surrounded in wood posts. These sprawling fields are home to five American Bison, four American quarter horses, one Belgian draft horse, and three miniature horses. As for wild animals, the sprawling property is home to mule deer, elk, mountain lion, bear, and a wide variety of small game and waterfowl.
The massive size of the property allows for a diverse range of activities, including hikes, ATV off-roading, fishing, hunting, sport shooting, archer, mountain biking, and horseback riding on your own horses. One can explore endlessly without leaving their own property. Dinosaur fossils and Native American rock art is scattered throughout the property, ready to be discovered.
One major perk provided by Mr. Hendricks himself is the helipad, complete with a helicopter that is perfect for exploring the sweeping and historic Colorado topography from above.
If the outdoor features weren’t stunning enough, the facilities themselves further the adventurous appeal, while maintaining an unmatched level of luxury.
The West Creek Ranch Residence is the main event, services about every luxury one could ask for. Eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms are spread out over four floors, each floor serviceable by an oversized elevator. Other rooms include a chef’s kitchen, formal dining room, breakfast room, art studio, theater room, game room, gym, staff quarters, a two-level circular stone library, and a five-car garage. Indoor amenities include four water fountains, a spa, poo, six fireplaces, marble archways and columns, geo-thermal heating, a backup generator, and of course, the helipad outside.
A separate two bed, one bath guest house, sits by a trout stream for fishing, and a second three bed two bath guesthouse includes its own helipad and garage.
Aside from the personal spas is a fully functional award-winning commercial spa. The spa includes exceptional lodging, outdoor adventures, dining, and a world-class Gateway Colorado Auto Museum, all included in the purchase.
If the amenities could not get any more unbelievable, the property comes with a 400 square foot observatory, complete with a 20” Meade Telescope and a 12-foot-wide rotating copper dome.
This rare opportunity to own such historic and beautiful land, comes alongside equally stunning facilities and amenities, this is truly one of the most spectacular properties in the world.