Since 1926, the pioneering Aldasoro family has made this valley their home, raising sheep and living in harmony with the cycles of nature. Joaquin and Serapio, the original Aldasoro Brothers, left their Basque homeland in the Spanish Pyrenees 80 years ago and traveled land and sea to herd sheep in eastern Utah. Seeking summer pasture, they moved the herds up into the San Juan Mountains and discovered Telluride, where they embarked upon their American dream.
Their first purchase, in 1926, consisted of a small plot of land on Deep Creek Mesa. They labored long and hard and prospered over the years, acquiring 11 of the surrounding homesteads which together became known as Aldasoro Ranch. At its peak operation, the ranch included 5,000 acres and supported thousands of sheep.
Roughly 1500 acres adjoining the Ranch remain a sheep operation, still run by the Aldasoros. Today, three generations live on the Ranch and are providing opportunities to share their legacy through the purchase of lots at the Aldasoro Ranch on Deep Creek Mesa. Its density only allows for 166 homesites over a total of 1,550 acres to assure you the exclusiveness and peacefulness of a true mountain lifestyle, both today and for a lifetime of tomorrow.
Diamond Ranch is just a short 15-minute drive from the Telluride Ski Area, golf course, tennis courts, world-class spa, shopping dining and entertainment. Just a two minute drive from the Telluride Regional Airport and 10 minutes from the town of Telluride.
These 35 and 70-acre parcels undulate with rolling hills and stunning steep valleys that bathe all year in warm Colorado sunshine from sunrise to sunset. Diamond Ranch enjoys its own resident Elk Herd with nearby calving area and migration corridors. Deer, Grouse, Marmot, and Wild Turkey also call Diamond Ranch home. The Diamond Ranch development plan evolved in close cooperation with the Division of Wildlife to insure harmonious co-habitation between man and nature. Preservation of the pristine natural environment is a primary objective in the development of Diamond Ranch.
Elk Run is a tranquil community of 30 lots located just south of the Ski Ranches. Many home sites offer outstanding views of Wilson Peak on lots that include meadows and forests. Lots vary in size from 4 to 8 acres. A drive from any home in Elk Run to the Telluride Ski Resort takes about ten minutes and about 15 minutes to the Town of Telluride.
Gray Head Wilderness Preserve - Offering 35 acre parcels within a 900 acre wilderness preserve less than fifteen minutes from Telluride, the unique amenities and awe-inspiring views of Gray Head provide an exceptional lifestyle. Each of the 24 lots (only four are available) has been selected to capture views of the 14,000 foot Wilson Range and endless sunshine while still affording a sense of privacy and seclusion. Gray Head is a community within a community offering endless recreational opportunities without ever leaving the Preserve. Ice skating, sledding, groomed trails for cross country skiing or snow shoeing, hand laid trails for hiking, equestrian center, fly fishing, resident caretaker and an 1880's home owners cabin for entertaining. And, in the historic town of Telluride, now a world class resort, residents of Gray Head have the unique privilege of enjoying all of the services and amenities available at Auberge Residents at element 52. Enjoy this slope side, ski-in/ski-out property offering private ski lift, parking and ski valet, ski locker and lounge, spa, natural stone soaking pools and fitness center.
Raspberry Patch has become one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the Telluride region with only seven lots of seven to ten acres each. Located just south of Elk Run, the drive to the Telluride Ski Resort in less than 15 minutes. Huge views of Mount Wilson and La Sal mountains.
Located on Turkey Creek Mesa, the Telluride Ski Ranches is a heavily treed subdivision consisting of 1- to 2-acre home sites with striking vistas and seclusion. With its entrance situated just south of Telluride, homeowners find themselves minutes from the ski area and the Town of Telluride and Mountain Village. Complete with well-maintained, paved roads, the Ski Ranches are easily accessible year round.
The ultimate Telluride real estate investment - Sunnyside Ranch. One of the last great ranch properties at any resort in the Rocky Mountain West sits on a beautiful and secluded bench just above the town of Telluride. Sunnyside Ranch offers everything you want in a 35-acre parcel, starting with an unsurpassed location only a few minutes from the slopes, the town, Mountain Village and the airport. Your views wrap around 360 degrees of towering mountains and deep valleys, of ski slopes and blue skies. Surrounded by National Forest lands on three sides, Sunnyside Ranch provides you with long-term peace and security. A chorus of springs and creeks throughout the ranch serenades your days and nights, and a veritable preserve of wildlife lives on premises. The exceptional improvements include a gated entry, paved roads and driveways, underground utilities (phone, gas, electric) and a central water system.
Sunnyside Ranch's 35-acre parcels are scattered across a broad shelf of open meadows and thick aspen forests, gazing out on a vast, encircling panorama of mighty mountains. On this sun-washed mesa you can feel the almost liquid warmth on your skin. The prime southern exposure means your days are longer here than other parts of the valley, your summers come earlier and winters are more temperate, so you can enjoy your property more. Ridges, woods and canyons combine with sensitive-lot- siting and generous building envelopes to insure you maximum privacy - the kind of peace and quiet you may have forgotten exists.
The Preserve is an exclusive development located on the west side of Highway 145 across from Raspberry patch and only a few minutes from the Telluride Ski Resort. The lots average about thirteen acres in size and only a handful have been developed with a single family home Properties in The Preserve rarely come on the market. Lots are generally priced just over $1 million with single family homes over $5 million.
West Meadows offers a well-balanced blend of convenience, privacy, and undeniable aesthetic appeal. Located no more than ten minutes from the town of Telluride, West Meadows is to the west of Mountain Village and Ski Ranches. It also enjoys close proximity to the airport. West Meadows is known for offering large lots, many ranging in size from 10 to 37 acres. Residents of West Meadows are fortunate as each lot can accommodate streams and ponds. Even irrigated pasture is available in this area.
If privacy is a priority for you, you're sure to find West Meadows very attractive. Guidelines and covenants for this area prioritize privacy. In fact, it is the level of privacy, in contrast with the proximity to town, that serves to make this subdivision both unique and desirable. It's like having the best of both worlds, all rolled up in one.
West Meadows offers more than 200 acres of open space for equestrian and recreational pursuits. There is a trail easement that serves as a connection to the regional trail system. Furthermore, property owners are just minutes away from skiing, tennis, fly fishing, biking, and golf activities. Want time at the spa? No problem! It's just five minutes away in the town of Telluride.