Boulder County, Colorado
On the market for the first time since 1960, Boulder Valley Farm is a pearl of a property located just minutes from Boulder. This historic, spacious and prominent agricultural land is situated on a stunning 642 acres, and remains a working cattle ranch supporting, at times, up to 150 head and producing 500 tons of Brome and Orchard grass hay. The farm holds a lasting tradition of conservation and is an extensive tranquil sanctuary and recognized wildlife refuge.
A mile-long canopy of trees leads to a peaceful and serene setting where an executive home with heated pool, tennis court and separate guest house are perched on the crest of a rolling hillside, presiding over open meadows and ponds, with breathtaking views of the mountains. Additional well-maintained residences include a manager’s home and the landmark 1890 red brick, two-story farmhouse, where President Dwight D. Eisenhower reportedly dined with close friend and original property owner, Aksel Nielsen.
Recreation and Wildlife
A prime ecological resource, this scenic property supports a vast assortment of wildlife and is known as a “sportsman’s paradise.” Ponds are ripe for fishing blue gill, crappie and bass. Leisurely outdoor activities include taking in the striking landscape while walking along one the many private hiking trails, as well as hunting for geese, duck and wild turkey. The scenic Boulder Creek corridor, graced by mature trees and enhanced years ago by stabilized stream banks and riparian plantings, flows diagonally across the land, along with eight ponds that provide recreational value and support to the farm’s valuable water rights. Bird watchers delight in the serenity of observing Blue Herons nest at the property’s protected Blue Heron Rookery, as well as Bald Eagles returning again in 2015 to dwell in a grove of mature cottonwood trees.
Boulder Valley Farm is the product of decades of purposeful stewardship and conservation of the land. Preservation of its ecological and agricultural resources, along with prudent planning, propelled Boulder Valley Farm in the early 1990s to the forefront of the County’s first Non-Urban Planned Unit Development and the exclusive upmarket communities in close proximity to the farm. In preserving the agrarian open space ambiance, the primarily rural farm and rural residential land includes conservation easements and is adjacent to open space land purchased from the farm by the City of Boulder. Boulder Valley Farm has significant senior water rights for irrigation and pond storage, multiple water wells for irrigation and domestic use, and many residences are serviced by the Left Hand Water District.
Boulder Valley Farm – a legacy, a testament to splendid vision and careful stewardship by the generations gone afore…
This exceptional offering reflects a lifestyle property with agricultural and recreational benefits, ecological value, ample wildlife, significant water resources, and the striking beauty of the Colorado Rockies. Boulder Valley Farm is currently listed on the market for $14,000,000.