Photos: Tour Joe Cocker's Mad Dog Ranch, on sale for $7 million-plus
If you think the property in this photo, and the larger ones below, doesn't look like a typical ranch, you'd be right. But its owner, rock singer Joe Cocker, isn't a typical rancher. He is, however, downsizing -- and that means he's selling his spectacular spread near Crawford, on the Western Slope, for $7 million without furnishings or equipment, $7,850,000 with them included. Take a tour of the ranch via photos courtesy of co-lister Joshua & Co. and get additional details from the original listing below.
Residence Size: 15873 Sq. Ft. Bedrooms: Seven Bathrooms: Six Or More Three⁄Half Bathrooms Neighborhood: Crawford Year Built: 1994
Joe Cocker's Mad Dog Ranch -- Crawford, CO 43405 Cottonwood Creek Road $7,000,000
Home to famous rock singer Joe Cocker and his wife, their menagerie of animals, and Joe's award-winning tomatoes, Mad Dog Ranch is a tranquil 243+/- acres of rolling, irrigated meadows, towering aspens and vibrant English gardens sitting in the shadow of the dramatic, volcanic Needle Rock near Crawford, CO. At the heart of this lush mountain oasis is the Cocker's 15,873 square-foot European style residence.
Built by master craftsmen and artisans from western Colorado along with interior designers of impeccable taste, the home is both breathtaking and inviting. The seven bedrooms and ten baths, fully-appointed designer kitchen, Library, Sun Room, Music Room and expansive outdoor Terrace patio with views of the gardens and the majestic West Elks are only part of the magnificence. The home is also a welcoming site for entertaining, with Joe hosting his infamous Snooker tourneys for friends in the grand Game Room. A comfortable and stylish estate with attractive water features and a fun pond, the property also lends itself to be a working and sporting ranch, as this impressively-varied package also includes a barn and horse set-up with seven stalls, an outdoor riding arena and corral, a large equipment shed, two greenhouses, extensive water rights, and pristine wildlife habitat.
With its own private, backdoor access to adjacent BLM lands, one can horseback ride and hike for miles into the nearby West Elk Wilderness, and trophy trout fishing on the Gunnison River and the geologic wonders of Black Canyon National Park are both just down the road within easy reach. The resort towns of Aspen and Crested Butte are two hours away, Montrose and Grand Junction regional airports are within ninety minutes, and the quaint local towns of Hotchkiss and Paonia are minutes away.
List price is $7,850,000 with furnishings and equipment included ($7,000,000 without). Ask agent for Inventory List.
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