The Spriet Ranch is a distinctive property imparting unparalleled views of the Elkhorn Mountains. The property has been historically utilized with livestock, and in more recent years planted to grain crops. The land is currently under a lease for farming until October of 2021. Elk, deer, turkeys, and waterfowl can be seen on the ranch. Located at the base of the Elkhorn Mountain Range, and just outside the timberline, the property provides views in all directions.
A house built in 1953 includes 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen, utility room, and a two-car covered carport with a concrete floor. A covered outdoor patio opens up to the yard. The basement is accessible from inside the house and has a concrete floor for the forced air furnace, water supply tank and water heater. The remainder of the home has a crawl space. The yard is mostly fenced excluding the entrance. A nice fruit orchard is located just east of the carport. A three-bay machine shed along with wood shed is located within close walking distance of the home. The 1,088 sq. ft. pole framed shop includes power, a concrete floor, and complete with two garage doors. The hay shed is 3800 sq. ft. and is open on all sides. The shed provides an opportunity to either store hay or various equipment. Corrals, along with troughs, complete the headquarters.
Three ponds located on the upper portion of the ranch receive water from a combination of natural springs. Goodrich Creek water is conveyed to the largest pond where it can be collected and put in a pipe. An 8" PVC mainline out of the pond runs west to east along a portion of the pasture with risers every 40'. The mainline at one time provided water conveyance to wheel-lines. The remaining portions of the ranch utilize a series of dirt ditches along with dirt contour ditches to flood irrigate. The water season varies and is dependent upon the snowpack. Per the Deputy Water Master, the irrigation water supply for the ranch varies. On average, the water is available in late May and will last until early July. The ranch has 187 acres of primary water rights. The lower tax lot is comprised of 51.74 acres.