BASALT / EL JEBEL, CO REAL ESTATE – A contentious plan to bring agritourism to a beautiful high mountain plateau residential area, Missouri Heights in the Roaring Fork mid-valley – an unincorprated section of Eagle County, has neighbors at odds with one another. The ‘Dragonfly Ranch’ proposal is expected to be voted upon by the Eagle County Board of County Commissioners tomorrow night. The proponents of the plan are Missouri Heights residents Eric and Laura Kim who have proposed a ‘farm to fork” program offering local food, cooking classes, and eight guest rooms for rent and special event marketing in a high mountain setting similar to offerings at the Pine Creek Cookhouse in Castle Creek, Aspen and T-Lazy 7 Guest ranch in Maroon Creek of Aspen.If approved, the proposal would represent a significant change in land use bringing a commercial enterprise to a quiet, residential rural neighborhood with majestic views of Mount Sopris and commanding 180 degree high mountain panoramas.
Panoramic rural residential setting El Jebel, CO in Missouri Heights. (Photo courtesy of Aspen Snowmass SIR)