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PROPERTY   The Lake Fork Ranch is located in Southern Colorado near the small town of Platoro, 37 miles northwest of Antonito which is 30 miles south of Alamosa.  The Alamosa Municipal Airport (719-589-6444) has a 8520 ft. asphalt runway, 100 ft. wide with an instrument approach (ILS, VOR and GPS) system. The commercial air service is provided by United Express (1-800-241-6522) with 3 arrivals and departures daily via Denver only (19 passenger propjet service).
IMPROVEMENTS   Electricity is supplied by Public Service of Colorado (EXCEL) and phone service was recently brought in by the present owner.  All of the buildings on the ranch are modernized except the log cabins.  There are 4 "A" frame cabins (shown above) designed to sleep up to six people each.  The living room, kitchen, bathroom with shower and one bedroom are on the first floor.  A loft type bedroom is upstairs and will accommodate four twin beds or two double beds.  The living room is two story and has a free standing fireplace in the center, the dinette is adjacent to the kitchen and will seat four people with a view of the mountains and valley. 
In addition to the fireplace, there are two small electric wall heaters to take off the morning chill.  Recently new bedding was purchased for the whole ranch.  The two bedroom cabin has a large front porch off of the living room and dining room, the kitchen has a small pantry and a pass-through serving counter. The bedrooms are fairly large and have substantial closets for storage.  The bath has a tub with a shower.  There is a free standing fireplace in the living room.  The house is heated with an electric furnace.  The three bedroom cabin has a large living room with fireplace and an elevated porch.  Each bedroom has substantial closet space and one bedroom has a walk-in.  The house is also heated with an electric furnace.  The large 40 x 80 ft. building was originally planned as the lodge to have a recreation room, cocktail lounge and restaurant/kitchen but was not finished and is presently used as storage.  There are three log cabins with bath and showers, two log cabins with no plumbing.  There is also a horse corral, an 8 x 8  feed storage building and 12 x 20 tack building with porch.
WATER RIGHTS   The Lake Fork of the Conejos River runs directly through the property and forms a lake with beavers presently controlling the lake levels.  A six acre lake appears on the west side of the lodge on all maps of the area, but high water washed out the dam.  With proper approval from the Division of Water Resources of Colorado at Division Three, Alamosa (719-589-6683) the lake could be rebuilt.  The water system for the ranch is from a spring to a water storage tank and then gravity flow to all of the buildings.  The spring is located on the Rio Grande National Forest which granted the ranch a Special Use Permit dated November 22, 1967.
ACREAGE   Originally the homestead was 160 acres surrounded by the Rio Grande National Forest.  The Lake Fork Ranch is on the northwest 40 acres, the other 40's have different owners.  The Lake Fork Ranch is bordered on three sides by National Forest.
MINERAL RIGHTS   All mineral rights owned by the seller will be conveyed to the new buyer.
CLIMATE   The climate at the Lake Fork Ranch is pleasant with cool summer nights and daytime temperatures rarely exceeding 75.  Winters are very cold with no access via the Platoro road until "snow off" at the end of May.  The altitude of the ranch is 9,400 ft. and the surrounding mountains and fishing lakes are between 11,000 ft. and 12,000 ft.
TAXES   Conejos County taxes were approximately $4,000.00 in 2000.
PRICE   $500,000.00 cash or terms acceptable to seller.
SHOWING   The ranch will be shown by appointment only.  Prospective purchasers will need to be pre-qualified by the Broker.  To arrange an appointment, or for additional information, please contact Mr. Eddie Bohn at:  303-809-4939
NOTICE: This offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice.  Information has been provided by sources deemed reliable, but whose accuracy cannot be guaranteed.  Interested parties should conduct an independent investigation of all pertinent items.