0.27± Acres
La Plata County, CO

19786 County Road 501, Vallecito Lake/Bayfield, Colorado

MLS ID: 803725
Status: Active
Price: $2,275,000
Acres: 0.27±
Type: Residential
Address: 19786 County Road 501
City, State: Vallecito Lake/Bayfield, CO
County: La Plata County
ZIP Code: 81122
Parcel Number: 537733200003
Listed by: Michelle Furi of United Country Blue Sky Homes And Land
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 5
Year Built: 1982


Welcome to the Legendary Trout House! Once a part of the World Famous Wits End Ranch, this luxurious Vallecito Creek front home, on the northern shore of Vallecito Reservoir has hosted the rich and famous for decades. This magnificent home was built for entertaining, with three levels of living space, two kitchens, two laundry facilities, (3) bedrooms that sleep (6) and (5) bathrooms, and attached two-car garage. This is an ideal income property for short-term vacation rental, or for someone who wants to reclaim the vibrant history that Wits End Ranch brought to Vallecito. Inside, you’ll find unique accents throughout the house, from the custom cabinetry, luxurious master bath suite, and massive log beams in the main living room, to the hand hewn spiral staircase and the dual rock fireplaces on the main level. The home comes fully furnished with rich textiles, and world class hunting trophies. The glory days of Wits End’s star-studded events live in these walls, in the photographs, fine art, and furnishings. The lucky buyer of the Trout House will receive approximately 3 acres of easement land that is 50 feet wide and encompasses the entire nothern and eastern boundary of the river property. From any of the exterior multi-level wrap-around decks, the views are breathtaking. Vallecito Creek abuts the property and flows directly into the reservoir below. West Mountain, Sheep Mountain, Middle Mountain, and Granite Peak are just a few that overshadow the lake and valley with their impressive massif. Trout House sits on the northeast side of the northern shore. In the middle is an additional 30 acres with (3) building envelopes, and to the west is another 9 acre parcel with commercial potential that leads to the Silver Streams lodge and cabins, also for sale by the same owner, who is releasing his legacy in the Vallecito Lake and Valley. Seller also making available his remaining 150 acres out of an original 507 acres left in the middle of the valley. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to revive the community and once more make Vallecito a place for celebrities and dignitaries to have a real rustic western experience. Who wants to be the next Magnate of the lake? Call for an appointment today.

Additional Information


Attached Garage (Yes/no): Yes
Bathrooms Full: 5
Building Area Total: 4,544
Fireplace (Yes/no): Yes
Furnished: Furnished
Garage (Yes/no): Yes
Garage Spaces: 2
Heating (Yes/no): Yes
Heating: Baseboard, Electric, Fireplaces


Parking Features: Attached, Garage
Property Attached: Yes
Waterfront: Yes
Waterfront Features: Creek, Lake


Days On Market: 189
Elementary School: Bayfield K-5
Middle School: Bayfield 6-8
High School: Bayfield 9-12
Tax Annual Amount: 2755.8

Extra Information

Robert Gash, ALC

Robert Gash, ALC

Cedaredge, Colorado

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Listed By: Michelle Furi of United Country Blue Sky Homes And Land