Bella Vista, a truly one-of-a-kind family estate perched high on Rabbit Ears Pass above Lake Catamount, is making a rare appearance on the market.
Guests of Bella Vista claim that passing through the gate is like being transported to an island. “You leave the everyday and step into another world,” said Chris Paoli of Colorado Group Realty’s The Paoli Group, who is listing the property on behalf of owners David and Alicia Josfan. “It’s really a unique place.”
Offered at $3.95 million, Bella Vista’s biggest draw is its soaring views, which stretch from the Flat Tops to the Steamboat Ski Area. Views include Lake Catamount, the Yampa River tailwaters and the valley’s new, private golf course.
“These views are something nobody else gets to see,” Paoli said.
The estate makes the perfect multi-generation family getaway, with a large five-bedroom main house, a three-bedroom guest house,a pair of two-bedroom guest cabins and a two-bedroom staff residence providing ample room for everyone.
Children and adults alike will enjoy the crystal-blue outdoor swimming pool and custom indoor hot tub, as well as the full-size tennis court and outdoor fire pit.
The current owners have used the private, 6-acre property as a family retreat since purchasing the estate in 2002, much like original owner Bob Adams, a prominent figure in Routt County history.
When Adams purchased the historic property in 1969, the estate included only a barn and a small caretaker unit. Adams expanded the property and knowing the long-term value of water, significantly enhanced the spring, which supplies 50,000 gallons of water per day.
One of Steamboat’s most successful rental properties, new owners get the benefit of an experienced on-site manager and turn-key operations with gross rentals approaching $500,000 per year.
“As a rental venue, the property is turn-key,” Paoli said. “And it’s one of the area’s most popular wedding destination.”
The estate has 14 bedrooms and permanent approvals for up to 200 event guests, making it a venue almost impossible to replicate in rural Routt County.
To learn more about Bella Vista Estate or schedule a showing, visit www.thepaoligroup.com or call 970-819-1432.