Shared Ranch Amenities
The Essential Amenities You Need For Mountain Ranch Living
The owners at RFPM value each other’s privacy, solitude and security – but also understand that mountain ranch living requires real Western ranch experience, knowledge of the local area and resources, and proven expertise in the care and maintenance of a vast ranch property in the high country of Western Colorado. That’s why membership in the owner’s association includes the year-round services of our dedicated, full-time ranch manager. The ranch manager lives and works at our 53 acre ranch headquarters and serves the needs of all ranch owners with overall ranch facilities management and all operations at the Ranch Headquarters.
Owner member amenities also include our beautifully appointed owner’s guest cabin, our common area pond and horse pasture, our well-equipped barn and horse facility, and all the vehicles, tools and equipment needed to keep a Western ranch running all year long, in all kinds of weather. The 53 acre common parcel gives owners a central to enjoy a tranquil pond for canoeing, fishing, other water activities. For equestrians, there is also a 5-acre fenced horse pasture adjacent to the ranch barn with 4 horse stalls and stocked with a tack room and other equestrian supplies.
Heart and Soul Of Our Mountain Ranch Community
The Ranch Headquarters is located on the owner’s “common parcel” and is comprised of 53 acres of common property featuring a beautiful horse pasture and pond common area, the owner’s Guest Cabin, and a large Barn and Maintenance facility housing the 800 square ft. caretaker apartment, 4 large horse stalls, bathroom, office, tack room, work shop, and a large loft for storage of hay, ATV’s, snowmobiles and other items. (The association uses this equipment to facilitate a small cattle operation on the property to maintain an Agricultural Tax Status for lower property taxation).
Ranch Manager – Chris Gabriel
Our Caretaker, Concierge and General Jack Of All Trades
Indispensable and central to the value of the shared amenities at RFPM is Chris Gabriel, RFPM’s full-time, local, on-site ranch caretaker. Chris lives on and manages the Ranch Headquarters and our common parcel of 54 acres. His services to owners include all ranch facilities, management and maintenance, owner’s home maintenance and security (within reason), road and trail maintenance, snow removal and concierge services for the common guest cabin and horse/storage barn. Association membership dues include all of Chris’s services and his management of our ranch headquarters, common area pond and pasture, 5,160 square foot hand hewn log barn, horses and horse stalls, snowmobiles, ATV’s, storage, tack room, loft and the caretakers quarters. He also manages the Owner’s Guest Cabin and can help organize owner and guest activities as needed.
The Owner’s Cabin & Guest House
A Beautiful, Well-Appointed Cabin For Owners, Family, Friends and Special EventsA 2,000 square-foot luxury guest cabin is also located at the Ranch Headquarters. It may be reserved and used by all association members for family events like weddings and reunions, as well as providing extra lodging for all owners – and visiting family and friends.This fully furnished, one bedroom, two bath ranch home features elegant, western-themed interiors, an inviting living area with fireplace, and a well-equipped gourmet kitchen. Just outside the door are stunning views across the pond, numerous hiking and riding trails and immediate access to ranch headquarters. This cabin is available for use by any owner for a small cleaning fee.
Horses and Equestrian Facilities
Barn, Pond and Pasture
The Ranch Headquarters is the central location for temporary horse and horseback riding services and is designed to be used by owners who prefer to bring – or simply hire – horses for each riding occasion. The ranch barn houses a fully-equipped tack room, hay storage, 4 horse stalls and other equestrian needs. Ranch owners are welcome to use all of the horse facilities and equestrian supplies available through coordination with our ranch manager at Ranch Headquarters. Chris will assist as needed – and the barn, corral and common pasture is available to all owners. The riding on the ranch and in the surrounding wilderness and natural forest is endless and diverse with only occasional wildlife on the trails. A solid network of horseback trails winds through the property and connects to the National Forest.
Please visit the activities page for more information.