A 19,000 square-foot house on a sportsman’s retreat in Meeker, Colorado, is on the market along with a prized, private fishery on the river running through the property and a four-hole golf course designed by the famed pro Greg Norman.
Henry R. Kravis, billionaire co-founder of the enormous global private equity firm KKR & Co. Inc., is relinquishing the 4,603-acre Westlands mountain ranch for $46 million, and for that price, the property comes with a lot of offerings.
The history of Westlands as a destination for hunters and fishermen goes back to when Theodore Roosevelt himself hunted and fished from the ranch and in the surrounding region.
According to the listing, the ‘centerpiece’ of the development is the North Fork fishery of the White River. The trout fishery is private and unlikely to be orchestrated on another new property ‘in today’s world.’
Henry Kravitz’s main house at Westlake ranch in is roughly 19,000 square feet and houses five bedrooms along with multiple fireplaces
The Westlake property lies alongside the North Fork of the White River and a stretch of the South Fork to cover more than five miles of live water
The Westlands was a destination for hunting and fishing even back when Theodore Roosevelt based his sporting activities out of the ranch
‘Much of the river structure was implemented nearly 30 years ago, prior to today’s stricter regulations,’ the real estate listing boasts. With such planning over decades, there are now more than five miles of water within the boundaries of the Westlands with pools and islands for fly fishermen to explore.
The ranch also has options for additional outdoor activities including the private golf course designed and played by Australian golf pro Greg Norman, nicknamed ‘The Shark. The four-hole course is laid out by the river with a tee placed across a bridge linking to an island. The tennis court is built right next to it as well.
The health of the forested area on the property has been carefully maintained by the owner to promote diverse vegetation and hunting has been limited to maintain wildlife populations.
In this environment, outdoor activities such as shooting, hunting, horseback riding, biking and hiking are still plentiful along miles of roads and trails. The surrounding area is mostly public land managed by the state or federal governments.
Three building sites in the White River valley containing the support facilities and housing for the ranch employees, and the ranch even has its own woodworking and mechanical shops.
A four-hole golf course resides on the property, designed and played by Australian pro golfer Greg ‘The Shark’ Norman
The golf course is laid out by the river with a tee box across a channel bridge linking to an island
The golf course, like the fishing and everything else at the property, is secluded and surrounded by natural beauty of mountainous Colorado
Near the main compound are two outdoor pools for those looking for less running water for their outdoor activities
The main compound, pools, manicured lawns along with the nearby fishery and golf course all reside within the property’s 4,603 deeded acres
If the owner wants to head back home, the home compound sits on a secluded hillside surrounded by well-manicured lawns, stunning views and no other buildings within sight.
Attached are an outdoor pool, two guest cabins, a carriage house, greenhouse, staff outbuildings, horses and ranch support facilities and even a helipad.
The main house has five bedrooms on the upper level, including the master suite, library, a great room and a dining room.
Some of the large fireplaces throughout the home have mantels imported from European castles.
The lower level contains a wine cellar, a game room, a theater, a hot tub, a sauna, steam rooms, and a wet bar, and the sale price includes many of the pieces of furniture that were crafted on site.
The listing also notes that the home has entertained CEO’s, dignitaries, political figures and celebrities throughout the years.
There are also two guest cabins, a carriage house, greenhouse, staff outbuildings, horses and ranch support facilities and even a helipad
Five bedrooms are built on the upper level of the main owner’s compound
A game room containing a pool table and a large screen television
One of the large fireplaces with a mantel imported from a European castle
The ranch has multiple such rooms with fireplaces to relax in and entertain
A luxurious bath with a view of the outdoor landscape
The owner’s compound sits on a secluded hillside surrounded by well-manicured lawns, stunning views and no other building in sight
The health of the forested area on the property has been carefully maintained by the owner to promote diverse vegetation and hunting has been limited to maintain wildlife populations