This exceptional 38+ acre parcel with abundant water rights is located in Lake Creek and is considered the jewel of the Vail Valley where some of the worlds most prominent people own a piece of paradise. Offering both seclusion and convenient proximity, enjoy the peace of being in the Rocky Mountains or take on what is a true outdoor enthusiast’s playground with world-class skiing, biking, hiking, fishing, and hunting (just to name a few).
Paws Up Ranch stretches from West Lake Creek Road over the ridge towards East Lake Creek Road, providing “on top of the world” 360 degree views of the Sawatch Mountains and Lake Creek Valley. A rare vacant land offering that most people will only dream of experiencing just outside the gated community of Pilgrim Downs. This parcel offers multiple home-sites to select from whether interest lies in constructing a family compound with multiple dwellings and out-building or in simply building a secluded cabin.
The property is primed for a new owner to enjoy this special location. Electricity and gas are already on Property and abundant senior water rights will allow the new owner to enjoy the property to the fullest extent including an opportunity to get approval to create ponds and water features.
Water Rights which allow 338.86754 gallons of water per minute. See Water Rights Details here.
LAKE CREEK IN EDWARDS:
Paws Up Ranch is located in the Lake Creek area in Edwards. Most remember their first view of the Rocky Mountains. It’s astonishing. Lake Creek Valley completely captures the wonders of the Rocky Mountain landscape with meadows filled with wildflowers, crystal mountain streams and lakes, herds of majestic elk and bighorn sheep, snow-capped mountain peaks, and numerous birds of prey sweeping through the blue skies. With the abundance of wildlife that frequent the valley and the ranches set in picturesque settings, it feels as though you have stepped back in time. It is no wonder that Lake Creek is one of the most desirable and prestigious locations in the Vail Valley that also the lacks pretension compared to many locations of a similar caliber.
Midsummer days are long, sunny, cool, and fresh enough to head out hiking and barely break a sweat. Explore the area and see neighbors horseback riding and fly fishing or hop onto your mountain bike or throw on your hiking shoes because there are many trails for you to explore.
Wintertime brings a whole different landscape and a different approach to exploring Lake Creek. Out come the sleds, skis, snowshoes, and hot cocoa. Take it all in and enjoy the Norman Rockwell setting that this area is known for.
KEY LOCATIONS IN THE VAIL VALLEY:
1. VAIL SKI RESORT (17 Miles From Paws Up Ranch)
The town of Vail is surrounded by the White River National Forest and Vail Ski Resort: home to world class skiing, biking, hiking, fishing, golfing, shopping, dining, and luxury real estate for sale. The town of Vail has a total area of 4.5 square miles with the Gore Creek flowing through the center of town. Elevation average is around 8,150 feet above sea level and visible from the top of Vail Mountain is the world famous “Mount of the Holy Cross”. Nestled among the stunning mountains, meandering rivers and streams, lush forests, and aspen fields, Vail always feels intimate with splendid alpine villages and friendly people. Modeled on European ski towns, many of which are car-free, the town is partially pedestrianized. The town of Vail operates the largest free shuttle bus system in the United States and has one hybrid-electric bus. The town has a developed culinary center, with a variety of restaurants and Vail is also developing a cultural center, with various art and music venues active throughout the summer. Vail golf course presents golfers with a unique 18-hole, par 71 experience that is open to the public. The close proximity to I-70 makes it an easy jaunt to Denver International Airport and the Greater Denver area to take in shopping, professional sporting events and other cultural events offered by the Front Range area. And the Vail Jet Center is just 31 miles west and offers flights to and from many cities as well.
2. BEAVER CREEK SKI RESORT – CONSISTS OF 3 BASE VILLAGES
Arrowhead (5 Miles From Paws Up Ranch)
Located within walking distance to the slopes of Beaver Creek, Arrowhead Village is one of the best-kept secrets of Colorado. A convenient location with a variety of lodgings make this an easy choice for families who want the comfort and privacy of a home that’s within a village community that offers dining, activities, amenities and complimentary shuttle transportation. You may bike, hike, ski, or snowboard from Arrowhead Mountain to the Beaver Creek Village through the European-style, village-to-village trails. Or practice your swing at one of the acclaimed golf courses in the Vail Valley. Tee times can be arranged at a variety of courses in the area, including Beaver Creek Golf Club for guests staying in Beaver Creek. The Arrow Bahn Express ski lift is located in the center of the village and within walking distance of many accommodations. An outside pool, hot tub and fire pit are all located within the village as well. Arrowhead is a beautiful gated community featuring many opportunities for home-owners while conveniently located close to Edwards, a town anyone can fall in love with.
Bachelor Gulch Village (9 Miles From Paws Up Ranch)
Bachelor Gulch was established in 1996 and is one of America’s premier ski-in and ski-out resort communities. Located on Beaver Creek Mountain, 85% of homes here boast ski-in and ski-out access to terrain that connects Arrowhead Village, Bachelor Gulch Village and Beaver Creek Village. Nestled among meadows, trails and forests, homes and mountain lodges in Bachelor Gulch appear as an integral part of the landscape, while capturing expansive views to the Gore Range, Vail Mountain and Castle Peak. The beautiful rugged architecture in Bachelor Gulch captures the harmonious spirit of national and state parks throughout the country such as the grand lodges of Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks. The Ritz-Carlton hotel is located at the base of Bachelor Gulch and offers amazing views of Beaver Creek Mountain. Retail, fine and casual dining and a world-class spa are located in the hotel. In the summer, guests of The Ritz Carlton have access to golf at Red Sky Ranch, which features two championship courses designed by Tom Fazio and Greg Norman. Owners and guests may take a scenic hike to Beaver Creek Village or utilize the resort’s complimentary dial-a-ride service. Bachelor Gulch is a perfect place to stay for slope side access and mountain serenity with the unique village-to-village skiing experience.
Beaver Creek Village (9 Miles From Paws Up Ranch)
Beaver Creek is just west of Vail and only 9 miles from Paws Up ranch. This ski resort hosts the annual “Birds of Prey” World Cup, and recently the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Probably the toughest and craziest event on the planet (hosted by Beaver Creek) is the Tough Mudder. This 11-mile military-style obstacle course includes ice cold plunges, 8 foot walls, barbed wire crawls, 100 foot long mud ruts and the electroshock. The “Beav” is also know to host many small events as well such as weddings and corporate retreats. This quaint village has world class dining, shopping, fine art galleries, and a beautiful outside skating rink all conveniently linked by heated walkways and escalators. The Vilar Performing Arts Center is a 535-seat venue that offers a diverse series of cultural events throughout the year from internationally renowned dance companies and Broadway tours to platinum-selling recording artists and family productions. Enjoy a scenic open air sleigh ride to those elegantly rustic cabins serving amazing cuisine or play a few rounds of golf at one of the longest established golf courses in the Vail Valley. The best part about Beaver Creek is that the entire resort is an exclusive little stash all it’s own and it’s all about being a part of the special community. People flock to Beaver Creek for legendary service, unmatched skiing and the intimacy and relaxation of one of the best mountain towns in the West.
3. EDWARDS (4 Miles From Paws Up Ranch)
Edwards is located in the center of the Vail Valley and just 14 miles west of Vail and 4.4 miles from Paws Up Ranch. A fantastic, eclectic mix of homes, businesses, open space, trails, ranches, and farms. Continuing in Vail’s upscale tradition, Edwards is also home to several bistros with excellent wine lists and a plush lodge and spa where visitors and locals are treated to the finest pampering. The heart of Edwards and nestled beside the Eagle River is Riverwalk. Home to spacious townhomes and condos that reside above the bustling area that is filled with many local businesses, including the quintessential outdoor store. Enjoy the scenic bike path or relax in a grassy park, the community establishments in Edwards are full of locals and tourist alike. Visit a ranch in the area and experience the Colorado high country as it was a hundred year ago. Activities such as cattle drives, sporting clay shooting, horseback riding, fly fishing and more, followed by a true Western barbecue can be acquired by contacting 4 Eagle Ranch. With three world-class ski resorts and five championship golf courses just moments away no wonder Edwards is the favored location for many in the Vail Valley. Edwards is regularly ranked ass one of the best and/or wealthiest small towns in America.
Cordillera -5 Unique Neighborhoods
The Divide, the Summit, the Ranch, and the Territories are gated luxury communities that offer a home away from the hustle and bustle. Serenity and pristine landscapes set the mood and backdrop for incomparable golfing in these mountains. From the Valley to Cordillera’s summit, Tom Fazio, Hale Irwin, and Jack Nicklaus have designed three extraordinary golf courses, each with its own award-winning clubhouse that offers a elegant ambiance and culinary experience. On the premises are the Summit Athletic club with tennis/pickle ball courts, a Clubhouse, a Community Center, an Equestrian Center, a Fitness Center, a Health Club, Pools, Private Fishing and much more.
The Cordillera Valley Club (located at a lower elevation), offers outdoor enthusiasts a longer playing season, whether it be swimming, tennis or golf. A great location in the Vail Valley and easy proximity to the amenities of Edwards, you are close to skiing, snowboarding, shopping, restaurants, and the many activities of Vail and Beaver Creek.
Water Rights Information
A.B. DeGraw Ditch
338.86754 gallons per minute
Appropriation Date: 1919
Decreed in 1936
Two portions out of the CA 963 decree given by the State of Colorado Water Commission that deal with the A. B. DeGraw Ditch for details where the rights were decreed within the above water rights deed.