Buying Your Crested Butte Home With Fishing Access
Property that offers private fishing rights or fishing access to shared or public water is a very nice amenity. Even more rare is a property that offers a riverfront setting where you can see and hear the water, and see rising trout from the home. Some developments may offer a number of miles of private fly fishing for the homeowners in the shared ranch or development. If you are considering buying your Crested Butte home with fishing access there are some things to consider.
Winter Time Access
Private fishing access on a ranch is very desirable and many people enjoy the seclusion. Many of these types of developments can be farther out away from town and are a great spot for a summer home. But these locations may not be as desirable in the winter if there is a longer drive to and from town or the ski area. Be aware as well that some remote properties may have great access in the summer, but there may be no snowplowing of roads in the winter and access is “seasonal”. This means getting your remote road and long driveway plowed and this can be very expensive. It’s good to keep this in mind when buying your Crested Butte home with fishing access. It would be unfortunate to buy a home that you have difficulty accessing for several months a year.
Criteria to Consider
As private riverfront fly-fishing water is increasingly difficult to procure, these developments present a rare and distinct opportunity to own real estate and have access to some of the best fly fishing in the mountains. The criteria and questions you should consider when buying your Crested Butte Home with fishing access:
- Is the fishing good?
- How much water is there?
- Does it include both sides of the river?
- What species of trout?
- What is the length of the fishing season?
- Is it a tail water section of live water below a dam? If not, winter and spring runoff may likely reduce the fishable months to March through May, and July through October.
- Will you want to fish it all the time?
- Can you bring guests, and can guests fish when you are not there?
- Are there streams or ponds for the young and old?
Homes With Fishing Access in Crested Butte
Crested Butte offers several opportunities for homes with fishing access, both in remote locations and closer to the town of Crested Butte. One area where homes have access to fishing is the Skyland area. Property owners in Skyland enjoy private fishing rights on the Slate River and Lake Grant. The Meridian Lake subdivision offers private fishing in Meridian Lake which is fantastic, and it is also near Long Lake which offers great fishing as well. These subdivisions are both close to downtown Crested Butte and can easily access the ski area of Mt Crested Butte.
However, more secluded private fishing access and riverfront homes are also available around Crested Butte. Reserve on the East River is a development with 2 miles of fly-fishing access for all homeowners. 8 homesites private riverfront access and many homes also have ponds. Wilder on the Taylor is a similar development which offers 12 riverfront homesites with fishing along 2 miles of the Taylor River. If you are interested in buying your Crested Butte home with fishing access there are many options for you to choose from.
Buying Your Crested Butte Home With Fishing Access Final Thoughts
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