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$150,000,000 Active
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165,528,000 Lot Sq Ft
3720.00 Acres

Tim's Notes

"If you are looking for an oasis, a place where you can quench your thirst and steady your life, St Benedict's Monastery in Old Snowmass, CO is that place." Fr Ron Rolheiser, OMI, President Oblate School of Theology. Purchased in the 1950's by Benedictine monks, this haloed property features 3,720 acres with 5 miles of creeks and 1,000 irrigated acres. Surrounded by the Elk Mountains and the dominance of majestic Mount Sopris, it is the crown jewel of Pitkin County, CO. It is a dear, revered spiritual place in the hearts and souls of all Aspen and Snowmass locals. Development rights are limited but for a conservation minded lover of the Roaring Fork Valley, this is the ultimate gift to yourself, to our valley in its preservation and to God's will. (See article). For a tour, for history, for your sales advocate, please call Tim Estin at 970.309.6163 or email.

Purchasing St. Benedict's Monastery and its 3,720 acres of open space in Old Snowmass, Colorado, offers compelling reasons and benefits balancing spiritual, environmental, and economic considerations:

1. Natural Beauty and Conservation: Owning land in such a picturesque and environmentally significant area offers the opportunity to preserve and maintain a large expanse of natural beauty. This could be a compelling reason for conservation-minded individuals or organizations dedicated to protecting natural habitats and promoting biodiversity.

2. Spiritual and Cultural Heritage: The monastery itself is a place of significant spiritual and cultural value. Preserving this property could ensure the continuation of its religious and spiritual mission, potentially providing a space for retreats, community gatherings, and spiritual development.

3. Investment and Development Potential: While the primary allure might be its spiritual and natural significance, the land also presents potential investment opportunities. This could range from developing eco-friendly retreats and resorts that capitalize on the natural surroundings to creating educational or recreational facilities that align with conservation principles.

4. Personal or Organizational Retreat: For an individual or organization looking for a private retreat or a corporate getaway, this property offers a unique setting that promotes tranquility and introspection. It's ideal for those seeking a break from the urban pace or a dedicated space for strategic planning and rejuvenation.

5.Legacy and Philanthropy: Owning and preserving such a significant property can be part of a larger legacy or philanthropic effort. It offers a tangible way to contribute to the welfare of future generations by maintaining a space dedicated to spiritual growth, natural beauty, and community well-being.

Listing Description

Located just outside Aspen, Colorado, the 3,720 +/- acre St. Benedict's Monastery represents the largest holding in the immediate Snowmass/Aspen area. The property sits in a picturesque ranching valley surrounded by the lofty peaks of the Elk Mountain Range. Known for its peace and privacy, the Trappist monks have lived and managed this idyllic ranch for over 68 years. Wildlife and cattle have co-existed for years, and the ranch and adjoining protected lands have retained the same natural habitat and rural characteristics today as they did when the monks first arrived. - 30 minutes from Aspen - Situated in a private mountain valley in the - pristine Capitol Creek Valley - The largest property of its kind near Aspen - Three creeks meander through the ranch for over 5 miles - Irrigated meadows with historic water rights irrigating 1,200 acres - Features three main characteristics: 1. The 2,780 +\- acre main headquarters, including the monastery and retreat center 2. The 437 +/- acre West Meadow, an irrigated mesa that adjoins the Headquarters to the west 3. The 567 +/- acre McCartney Mesa to the south that towers over the entire property - Excellent hunting opportunity as the property sits in Colorado Game Management Unit 43 - Small stream fishing on Capitol Creek - Exquisite and tranquil lands perfect for hiking, horseback riding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and more - Excellent opportunity for conservation

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Listing courtesy of Mirr Ranch Group LLC ((303) 623-4545)

This information is deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed. © 2024 MLS and FBS. Prepared by Tim Estin MBA, GRI, Estin Report: State of Aspen Real Estate on Wednesday, 29 May 2024 10:24 am. The information on this sheet has been made available by the MLS and may not be the listing of the provider.

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