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Discovery Channel founder puts massive Colorado ranch and resort on the market for $279million

The founder of the Discovery Channel has put an enormous Colorado property on the market for $279million – and it comes with a large ranch nestled perfectly next to a colossal resort. 

John Hendricks and his wife, Maureen, have included the West Creek Ranch property in the sale along with the Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa. 

The sale also includes 6,919 deeded acres across four pieces of land that stretch from Mesa County into Grand County, Utah.

The West Creek Ranch portion of the listing includes a main residence that is approximately 22,000 sq-ft and verandas that cover roughly 3,500 sq-ft.

 

John Hendricks and his wife, Maureen, have included the West Creek Ranch property in the listing along with the Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa for a staggering $279million

Plenty of space! The massive resort is set with an unbelievable 72 rooms

Plenty of space! The massive resort is set with an unbelievable 72 rooms 

Hendricks first began building on the resort in 2004 after he saw an ad in the newspaper for the ranch. The ranch was being constructed from 1999 to 2001

Hendricks first began building on the resort in 2004 after he saw an ad in the newspaper for the ranch. The ranch was being constructed from 1999 to 2001

The abode includes eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms spread out among four floors, with an elevator available to service all of the floors.   

On the inside sits a massive chef’s kitchen set with marble counters and top-of-the-line appliances and plenty of natural light flooding into the room.

While the property does include the standard and luxurious dining room, it also comes with a great room and even a breakfast room to enjoy early mornings in. 

Having multiple is a big theme at the residence: there are four water fountains, six fireplaces and ample space for five cars in the garage.

We all get a room! The abode includes eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms spread out among four floors

We all get a room! The abode includes eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms spread out among four floors

An elevator services all of the floors in the home and allows for residents to get easily up or down to their room

An elevator services all of the floors in the home and allows for residents to get easily up or down to their room

Bon Appetit! On the inside sits a massive chef's kitchen set with marble counters and top-of-the-line appliances and plenty of natural light flooding into the room

Bon Appetit! On the inside sits a massive chef’s kitchen set with marble counters and top-of-the-line appliances and plenty of natural light flooding into the room

Other amenities include a cozy but sizable theater room, an in-home gym, a spacious study and a two-level circular stone library.  

Marble archways adorn the inside of the home, providing an elegant feel among the wilderness vibes.

The home even has a designated ‘staff quarters’ section so personnel can be on call to help with the property’s needs. 

Nature is this property’s best friend as it surrounds the home with beautiful lush greenery and desert browns can be seen off in the distance. 

Dinner and a movie! Of course the property includes a cozy but mammoth home theater

Dinner and a movie! Of course the property includes a cozy but mammoth home theater

Other amenities include an in-home gym, a spacious study and a two-level circular stone library

Other amenities include an in-home gym, a spacious study and a two-level circular stone library

Marble archways adorn the inside of the home, providing an elegant feel among the wilderness vibes

Marble archways adorn the inside of the home, providing an elegant feel among the wilderness vibes

But the outside has ample perks as well, including a pool and a spa that aren’t too far from a man-made lake. The pool even looks out over the ranch. 

Driving isn’t the only way to reach the massive ranch – the property has its own helipad. 

The Gateway Canyons Ranches & Resort has 72-rooms that have been known to house guests from all over the world. 

The resort is surrounded by plenty of notable landmarks in western Colorado – its nestled right in the mix of the Uncompahgre Plateau, Piñon Mesa and La Sal Mountains.

The West Creek Ranch portion of the listing includes a main residence that is approximately 22,000 sq-ft and verandas that cover roughly 3,500 sq-ft

The West Creek Ranch portion of the listing includes a main residence that is approximately 22,000 sq-ft and verandas that cover roughly 3,500 sq-ft

Views for days: The outside has ample perks as well, including a pool and a spa that aren't too far from a man-made lake

Views for days: The outside has ample perks as well, including a pool and a spa that aren’t too far from a man-made lake

To the skies! While the home has a five car garage, it also has a helipad

To the skies! While the home has a five car garage, it also has a helipad

On the resort grounds, visitors can learn about the great outdoors and even interact with horses and herds of buffalo. 

They can also enjoy prime dining experiences and partake in various educational activities, the resort says on its website. The resort is also the home of the Gateway Colorado Auto Museum.

Hendricks first began building on the resort in 2004 after he saw an ad in the newspaper for the ranch. The ranch was being constructed from 1999 to 2001.

The resort is surrounded by plenty of notable landmarks in western Colorado - its nestled right in the mix of the Uncompahgre Plateau, Piñon Mesa and La Sal Mountains

The resort is surrounded by plenty of notable landmarks in western Colorado – its nestled right in the mix of the Uncompahgre Plateau, Piñon Mesa and La Sal Mountains

Horse lessons are held at the resort

The buffalo at the listing

On the resort grounds, visitors can learn about the great outdoors and even interact with horses and herds of buffalo

Visitors can also enjoy prime dining experiences and partake in various educational activities, the resort says on its website

Visitors can also enjoy prime dining experiences and partake in various educational activities, the resort says on its website

A look back in time! The resort is also the home of the Gateway Colorado Auto Museum

A look back in time! The resort is also the home of the Gateway Colorado Auto Museum

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