Just once in a very blue moon, a property as special as the Orton Ranch becomes available for sale. Its location is undeniable offering 40 acres of privacy in the South Valley without covenants and is literally minutes from the Ski Area base, shopping, and dining. Steeped in history and rustic charm the ranch has seen Steamboat grow from a cow town to a world class resort but be assured it has kept its ranching heritage alive. The homestead includes an updated ranch house, full of charm, and a guest house that used to be a teachery for one of Steamboat’s early schoolhouses. Amenities on the ranch include a 2-car detached garage, large farm/shop for projects and machinery, multiple storage sheds, tack house and stable, a large renovated barn/recreation building, and even a chicken coop and dog kennel. Hay production of approximately 20 acres affords this property agricultural status and there are several pastures for the horses, fenced and cross fenced. Irrigation rights help support the hay crop. The ranch is located on an outer bank of Walton Creek with pedestrian rights to the main channel. For summer relaxing, a deck juts out over a lovely pond in the back yard, perfect at the end of a long summer day. A transferrable Conditional Use Permit is available if hosting special events and weddings are of interest. The iconic Priest Creek Chapel has seen many nuptials with a view looking up to the Ski Area.