Owner’s Home Featured in Denver Life Home and Design

Denver Life Home and DesignOriginally built in the 1940s, a ranch cabin spent years sitting beside Crystal Creek on the winding Taylor Canyon Road near Almont, a small town between Gunnison and Crested Butte. This rich piece of hand-hewn architecture was actually slated for demolition in 2009. That’s when Scott Hargrove, owner of Crested Butte-based Hargrove Construction, decided to dismantle and store it until there was a chance to give it life once again.

The light-filled living/dining room has an antique potbelly stove, faux antler chandeliers from Restoration Hardware (restorationhardware.com) and a comfy sitting area for games or reading.

The light-filled living/dining room has an antique potbelly stove, faux antler chandeliers from Restoration Hardware (restorationhardware.com) and a comfy sitting area for games or reading.

Chuck and Holly Schiavo from Edmond, Okla., had just purchased a lot at Wilder on the Taylor, a historic ranch on a 2-mile stretch of the Taylor River not far from the cabin’s original location, when they met with Hargrove in mid-2014 to discuss building a fishing cabin. He quickly realized this was the chance to give the structure a new life: Teaming up with Jennifer Hartman, principal and co-owner of Sunlit Architecture in Crested Butte, he merged beauty and nostalgia into an exquisite three-bedroom, two-bath log home.

When the 1940s ranch cabin was dismantled, each log was tagged and labeled for easy reconstruction. During the years of storage, the plastic tags did not weather quite as well as the beautiful pieces of aged lumber. Luckily, Hargrove had taken measurements and photographs, and Hartman was the architect for the property when the cabin was removed, so she was well aware of the layout and history.

The bulk of the Schiavos’ home, completed in April 2016, comprises the original log cabin plus an addition built mostly on the river side, including a master bedroom and bathroom, a guest bedroom and patios.

State-of-the-art antique replica appliances from Heartland (agamarvel.com) complement furnishings that add splashes of color and interest in the kitchen.

State-of-the-art antique replica appliances from Heartland (agamarvel.com) complement furnishings that add splashes of color and interest in the kitchen.

A long, rectangular great room, featuring living, dining and kitchen spaces, greets guests as they walk in, and the space is visually divided by trusses that mimic the original design. The kitchen leads to a large laundry room, bunk room, guest room and full bath, and an attached chef’s kitchen/covered patio off the living room transitions into a smaller fire pit and “thinking” patios on the short walk down to the river.

Antler handles grace doors throughout the home. The powder room door of reclaimed wood operates with pulleys. Inside, the light fixture is from Restoration Hardware and the mirror from Studio West in Crested Butte.

Antler handles grace doors throughout the home. The powder room door of reclaimed wood operates with pulleys. Inside, the light fixture is from Restoration Hardware and the mirror from Studio West in Crested Butte.

“It was such a cool cabin, and I wanted to save it,” Hargrove says. “When Chuck and Holly purchased property at Wilder and wanted to build a fishing cabin, I said, ‘I have a cabin,’ and we talked it through. They had the confidence and faith to see what might be there and had Jennifer incorporate the old cabin into the new.”

A soapstone-topped island with a colorful base provides extra space for casual morning breakfasts. Above are trusses that divide the space and preserve the log cabin’s character.

A soapstone-topped island with a colorful base provides extra space for casual morning breakfasts. Above are trusses that divide the space and preserve the log cabin’s character.

The Schiavos’ vision was to keep the home “rustic and intimate,” Holly says. “We used all of the logs from the original cabin and also included lots of windows to enjoy the views of both the river and mountain behind us and the cattle fields in front of the cabin. We also wanted enough beds to host fishing getaways with friends.”

The home has a low profile, with natural wood stains and a natural color palette, and was positioned along the riverbank close to the existing cottonwoods, evergreens and aspens. “The reason folks are drawn to Wilder on the Taylor is the outdoors. An architect would be remiss to exclude fantastic indoor/outdoor relationships and access to the gold-medal waters,” Hartman says.

A cheerful guest room sleeps four with sturdy beds built by Hargrove Construction and linens by The Company Store.

A cheerful guest room sleeps four with sturdy beds built by Hargrove Construction and linens by The Company Store.

Reclaimed hardwood floors and ceilings made from barn wood purchased at Distinguished Wood Products in Carbondale enhance the warm and welcoming feel, and painted cabinets and doors “allow the logs to shine and bring a brightness to the space,” Hartman says. “Holly and Alene Davis did a great job with the interior furnishings, colors and accessories.”

Soft colors and generous windows characterize the master bedroom. The comforter, pillows, leather headboard and small table are from Restoration Hardware; sheets are from Pottery Barn. The linen chairs were handcrafted in Tulsa, and the wine barrel stools were made locally.

Soft colors and generous windows characterize the master bedroom. The comforter, pillows, leather headboard and small table are from Restoration Hardware; sheets are from Pottery Barn. The linen chairs were handcrafted in Tulsa, and the wine barrel stools were made locally.

Davis, a designer based in Tulsa and a Crested Butte homeowner, teamed up with Schiavo to find many of the accessories locally, and Holly’s sister, Robi Jones of Tulsa, created most of the painted furniture.

The appliances in the kitchen are state-of-theart antique replicas, with the stove placed where a stone fireplace once stood. Hargrove found an antique potbelly stove from an old barn in Michigan at A & M Salvage in Gunnison that now is part of the Schiavos’ living room.

In the bath, a doublesink vanity with a granite countertop complements an intricate stone wall and rustic mirrors.

In the bath, a doublesink vanity with a granite countertop complements an intricate stone wall and rustic mirrors.

His favorite aspects of the property are the porches, privacy and sounds of the river. “You don’t know anything else in the world exists,” he says. “The cabin is not overpretentious or overstated; it’s very livable and comfortable.”

Original Article Published by Denver Life Home and Design

Shelly Sabrowski Brings Ranch Tales to Life at Wilder

 

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by Shelly Sabrowski

With calves being born every day on the ranch, Don and I keep busy with ear tagging, giving new born shots, and feeding the cow herd hay until the grass appears again.

Hereford Calf

Hereford Calf

We had two premature calves born recently. Don and Calvin rushed the cow to a Montrose veterinarian at midnight fearing she might need surgery. The vet was able to assist the cow without surgery and saved the calf’s life. She was born a few weeks early with a bleak prognosis. Around the clock care and bottle feeding of the calf with all Sabrowski’s involved did the trick. She is now paired with her mother and turned out with the rest of the cow herd.

Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea

During this same time, another premature heifer calf was born, but the mother was too weak to nurse her. I immediately fell in love with her and named her Sweet Pea. She drinks three bottles a day and feels good enough now to buck and run. Holly Schiavo’s boys, Zabe and Jonathon bottle fed her when they were at Wilder for Spring Break. Sweet Pea loves anyone with bottle in hand, so if you have kids or grandkids who would like to feed her, they are always welcome!

Calvin came home for Spring Break and we kept him busy calving and plowing the last of the snow of the season. He took time to get caught up with high school friends and work on his truck. He was just awarded his second term as a FITSAM which is a student success mentor for next year. He will be the first Junior at OSU to be honored with this position. He’s finishing his Sophomore year happy to pass Financial Accounting and Business Calculus this semester.

Snow is melting quickly on the ranch which means we are in the middle of mud season. No complaints from us, as this will give significant amounts of water this spring and summer for the hay meadows and fishing stream. Rarick Creek is running so quickly right now, we can hear it from our house. The seven bull elk who graced us with their appearance all winter are being chased to the high country as the snow recedes.

Snowblowing with the new BobCat A770 skidsteer.

Snowblowing with the new BobCat A770 skidsteer.

Jay Barton’s crew were not slowed down by the 38” of snow this winter while working on the Homestead 11 Riverfront Home. It is turning out to be something special. Don and I take tours in it to see their vision unfold. I am excited to see the rock fireplace being built. This is something you don’t want to miss when you come to Wilder. Take a tour of this new home yourself!

Reservations for the owner’s cabins are starting to fill up the online calendar. More and more homeowners are letting me know their summer plans of horseback riding, barbeques, fishing and family time spent in the most beautiful place on earth. I am looking forward to a fun filled summer with Wilder Thursdays, catching up with you all on long, lazy horseback rides and enjoying watching your grandkids bottle feed Sweet Pea!

Happy Trails!

Shelly Sabrowski

Longtime Crested Butte Locals Proud to Call Wilder Home

Judy McGillKeith Hegarty and Judy McGill-Hegarty have lived in the Gunnison-Crested Butte Valley since the 1980s, calling Gunnison, the town of Crested Butte, a ranch up Slate River Road on the outskirts of Crested Butte and even Hotchkiss across the mountain home for a time. However, they didn’t cross paths until almost 13 years ago when both attended a friend’s 75th birthday party.

Judy, a licensed real estate broker, was invited to Wilder on the Taylor before any homes were built. She and Keith recall having a picnic and admiring the river and later attending a Wilder barbecue. “About three years ago, good friends from Sun Valley, Idaho, were in town and we took them to Wilder,” Judy says. “They loved Wilder but said, ‘We wish it were in Idaho.’ They raved so much I suggested to Keith we buy a lot here.”

After buying a lot at Wilder, Keith and Judy started construction on their dream home in May 2015 and finished in just under a year. Keith designed the house around the vistas and the couple’s furnishings, including many family heirlooms.

“The view is what it’s all about,” Judy says, noting that the back patio is their favorite place. All wood inside and outside is recycled barn wood, including all the floors, and Keith built four chairs out of leftover wood pieces for the deck.

Both have owned a wide variety of real estate around the valley and consider Wilder their primary residence, spending about one-third of the year at their condominium on the island of Hawaii.

Judy McGillKeith, now retired, has been a builder and owned several businesses in Lake City, Gunnison and Hotchkiss. He fishes nearly every day and Judy several days a week, and both walk the miles of trails located all over the property. Keith says, “Wilder has the best area to fish on the Taylor River. The hatches are great for a dry fly fisherman. The three-mile stream in the hay meadow offers the opportunity to safely walk and catch large stocked rainbows and native fish from Spring Creek.”

The couple also enjoys attending the Thursday Nights at Wilder, meeting up with other homeowners every other week during the summer for dinner, appetizers, drinks and fishing tips from the property’s master fishing guide, Lu Warner. “One of the homeowners and partners in Wilder wants this to be a community so he initiated the Thursday evening events,” Judy shares.

The idea of living on a large working ranch was always appealing to Judy but not the responsibility of maintaining it. “At Wilder, Don Sabrowski and his family, as our ranch managers, do a wonderful job of taking care of the 2,100 acres,” she notes.

The Hegartys are savoring the lifestyle at Wilder and this chapter in their lives. They enjoy meeting new people, seeing their longtime friends and having the freedom to travel between beautiful mountains and beaches.

Calving Time Means Excitement at Wilder!

Calving Time at WilderCalving time at Wilder on the Taylor is always a special occasion, especially this year. Calvin’s registered Angus show heifer, Chevelle, was due to calve on March 1. She has a big personality and loves people. Calvin, Clay and I hauled her almost 7,000 miles last year to shows all over Colorado, Nevada and Oklahoma. She helped him win a spot to compete in the prestigious National Junior Showmanship contest. Being away at Oklahoma State University, Calvin was doubly anxious about this calving time and excited to see her first calf.

Calving time at WilderChevelle’s big day arrived on February 25. I was headed to Gunnison for Clay’s spring teacher conferences when she went into labor. Clay wanted to skip seeing his teachers to get home to Chevelle. We sped through the meetings and got home as Don was ready to assist Chevelle with having her calf. Clay jumped in and knew how to help his Dad pull a calf. I stood back speechless and extremely proud that my 14-year-old knew what to do! After a few tense minutes, her first calf was born, a beautiful, solid-black heifer. Just what Calvin wanted! She was a big girl, tipping the scales at 88 pounds. We all celebrated, and I called Calvin and could hardly choke back the tears. 

Calving time at Wilder

Clay’s Angus show heifer, Bella, loves to play with Chevelle’s new calf, as she is just a yearling herself. They run around the hay feeders at top speed, stop, buck and butt heads. It’s comical to watch those two enjoying life. When we feed Bella, we have to tie her halter to the fence while she eats her grain, otherwise she helps herself to everyone’s feed tubs in the pen. Chevelle’s calf proved she has her mother’s spunky personality as she stuck her nose in Bella’s feed, then pulled the tub just out of Bella’s reach! Bella was bawling at her, and Calvin was falling down laughing! He has really enjoyed watching her since he’s been home for spring break.

Calvin Sabrowski Jr AngusThere is no one in the Sabrowski family who doesn’t look forward to calving time despite the sleepless nights, anxiety and worry. It is a small investment of our time for what we get in return: lots of laughter, funny stories and time spent together as a family. I cherish these moments experiencing the first breath of a new life with Don and my boys at Wilder. (Calvin Pictured with his prized heifer, Chevelle)

For more information about this special Crested Butte land we know as the Wilder, visit our website at WilderColorado.com.

Crested Butte Home Construction: A Year-Round Affair

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Crested Butte home construction continues regardless of the weather that winter brings. It might be contrary to common logic, but building homes is a year-round affair even where snow falls regularly enough to ski, snowboard, snowmobile and snowshoe any day you choose in winter. Two longtime builders, based in the Gunnison-Crested Butte Valley and working on homes for families from Dallas and Oklahoma City at Wilder on the Taylor, don’t think twice about working on projects when snowflakes fly. They offer some wise pieces of advice for those who are considering a Crested Butte home construction project.

“I’ve been building here 40 years and built every winter, it’s part of what you do,” says Steve Cappellucci, owner of Spring Creek Timber Construction located in nearby Spring Creek. “Generally you build year-round here, especially with the houses being built now that take time and have a lot of detail. They are year-long projects at a minimum.”

Crested Butte New Home ConstructionHe notes, “The best advice for anyone involved in a Crested Butte home construction project is to get the foundation in as soon as you can in the spring so you have the summer and fall seasons to get the house closed in. The key is starting early, not late, but we can’t always control the timing.”

Crested Butte New Home ConstructionFor example, the home he is working on for the Dallas couple was started in the fall of 2014, with the foundation dug before frost hit and an expected completion date of late February or early March of this year. Working through the winter does require some extra effort like snow removal and heating to keep tools, features and construction workers warm. For example, completing the masonry work on the fireplaces for this home during winter required tenting both chimneys.

Crested Butte New Home ConstructionThe home Scott Hargrove is building for the Oklahoma family integrates a historic cabin from the area and had an even later start date, mid-December 2014. A March completion date is expected. “It was such a warm, beautiful winter last year,” he notes. “In February it was so beautiful that dirt work was being done with shirts off!”

Crested Butte New Home ConstructionWhile that might not be the norm, it’s typical to strive for getting the roof on and the house dried in so the construction team can work on the interior during the winter. “We have the house warmed up and heat on by Thanksgiving. We work on the inside all winter and wait for the nice days to work outside,” says Hargrove, owner of Hargrove Construction in Crested Butte.Crested Butte New Home Construction

“If you don’t figure out how to work during winter, you would be home watching soap operas,” he chuckles. “Sometimes working in the winter is better than the rainy weather of summer.”

Home construction at Wilder on the Taylor is active throughout the seasons, and the blanket of snow on the meadow hasn’t slowed the pace of building this winter. Ron Welborn, development partner at Wilder, says, “We are all anxious to share the warmth and comfort that these beautiful homes will bring to the families at Wilder.”

For more information about Crested Butte land for sale visit wildercolorado.com.  We look forward to speaking with you about life on the majestic Taylor River and why this is a special place to begin your Crested Butte home construction plans.

A Growing Community of Owners Means Growing Needs

Developer Continues Meeting Needs of the Growing Community of Owners at Wilder on the Taylor

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The original ownership group of Wilder on the Taylor continues their commitment to enhancing the amenities and lifestyle at the ranch with construction and improvement projects continuing through the Colorado winter. Here at Wilder we are increasing our amenities to suit the needs of our ever growing group of owners. In 2013 we introduced our Master Guide Program complete with on-staff professional fly fishing guide, Lu Warner from Patagonia, Chile and expert horseman, Don Sabrowski from Crested Butte, Colorado. Last year, the Concierge Services Program was implemented. Antonia Beale of Argentina leads these services with prepared meals, cabin arrival preparation, airport pick-up service, and more.

This year 2015, we chose to focus on facility needs of our fast growing community of owners and their guests. “The land plan for this property was simply that …a plan. Now to see that plan become a reality with the ever expanding owner community is an amazing experience,” said Brad Willett, General Manager. “Knowing and hearing what our owners needed was simple. Actually taking action to meet those needs says everything about the developers’ commitment to this land and community.”

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Wilder on the Taylor cabin

 

We are proud to update you on several projects such as remodeling an owners’ guest cabin, addition of an outdoor caterers’ kitchen and an expanded parking area.The Haymaker cabin, available to our homeowners for their guests, is undergoing a major expansion and remodel while still taking great care to preserve the historical integrity of the original structure.

Originally a 100 year old fishing cabin, the builder is maintaining its originality and additional reclaimed materials are being sourced for the project to preserve the old west feel of the cabin. All the while updating the amenities within to insure guests’ stay here at Wilder are even more comfortable and welcoming. The Haymaker guest cabin will have two beautifully appointed master bedrooms with updated on-suite baths and will easily accommodate two couples or families with children. The Parking areas have been extended and the entrance of the cabin has been moved to face the Cottonwood cabin creating the effect of a suite of cabins and the feel of a private camp, perfectly planned for multiple families to visit and share in all of the countless activities and priceless memories Wilder on the Taylor has to offer.

The heart of the ranch, known as “the camp” for over 100 years, is also being expanded to accommodate our growing ranch community. We are nearing completion of an outdoor caters’ kitchen equipped with a gas cooktop, grilling station, stone countertops and a built in refrigerator, a superb asset for homeowners who enjoy breaking bread with friends and family. It is available for owners to cook a meal or for the concierge to cater an elegant affair. With the caters’ kitchen conveniently located next to the Founder’s Porch, it presents the perfect setting for outdoor living lifestyle and the riverside backdrop will invite guests to linger long after the stars have filled the sky. There is also an expansion underway at the pump house where there will be more room to hang your waders, store your tackle, and share Taylor River tales with like-minded folks who can truly appreciate them.

The continual progression of our authentic Western Colorado ranch continues while still focusing on the goal to preserve and protect the heritage of this wonderful treasure that we have been entrusted. A place for family, a place for memories, a place for renewal, Wilder on the Taylor.

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If you would like to learn more about Wilder on the Taylor you can start by visiting our website at Wildercolorado.com and downloading our brochure.

Reclaimed Log Cabin Finds New Home at Wilder on the Taylor

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Beyond the shimmering snow covered meadow, beneath the towering peaks of the Rocky Mountains, and nestled up to the bank of the graceful Taylor River, an old west treasure has found a new home. Parcel 13, at Wilder on the Taylor is the new resting place for a timeless log cabin rich with history. Not only will the owners have a family legacy to fill with memories while enjoying lifestyle at Wilder, they will also have quite a story to share with future generations of the remarkable transformation of their historic riverfront home.

Originally built in the 1940’s by Sherman Cranor, this true western Colorado cabin has had quite a life. Lavish for its time, the cabin remained where it was originally built on Crystal Creek, until 2009. This rich piece of hand hewn history was headed for demolition when Scott Hargrove, President of Hargrove Construction had the idea to dismantle and store it until the perfect opportunity arose to give it life once again.

When the owners of parcel 13 met with him about the riverfront home they envisioned building on their gorgeous piece of Wilder on the Taylor, he knew this was the opportunity he had been waiting for to revive the old cabin. Jen Hartman of Sunlit Architecture along with builder Scott Hargrove have merged beauty and nostalgia into an exquisite 3 bedroom log home.

It was a wonderful process of trying to understand the existing structure, bringing the log structure up to current code standards and then building the existing and additional spaces to compliment the original cabin. –Jen Hartman.

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The project has not been without its share of challenges. When the cabin was dismantled each log was tagged and labeled to make for easy reconstruction. During the five years of storage the plastic tags did not quite weather as well as the beautiful pieces of aged lumber. Hargrove said “it’s a bit like a jigsaw puzzle.” Luckily, they had taken many photographs of the structure before it was dismantled and were able to make a skeleton drawing of the structure which has served as a blueprint to the resurrection.

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Well worth the extra effort, this one of a kind home will feature three bedrooms, an outdoor chef’s kitchen, 3 car garage, stone fireplaces, and expansive porches on which they will fully enjoy the outdoor lifestyle here at Wilder on the Taylor. Adorned with history and modern amenities, this reclaimed home is sure to make the perfect place to create lasting family memories and continue the legacy of the cabin.

“We look forward to the completion of this home and their family becoming a part of our ranch community here at Wilder on the Taylor. This home continues to belaced into the history of the Taylor Canyon by its’ new life amid the stunning landscape at Wilder on the Taylor.  Our vision is to preserve and protect the land and heritage of this wonderful treasure that we have been entrusted,” commented Ron Welborn, Vice President and Partner.

If you’d like to learn more about Wilder on the Taylor, start by visiting our website WilderColorado.com and checking out our video library.

New Home Comes into Focus this Winter

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New Home Construction Progresses through Winter at Wilder on the Taylor in Almont, CO.

Under a blanket of beautiful white snow, progress continues at Wilder on the Taylor, as owners build their homes, add improvements, and enjoy the lifestyle of Colorado riverfront ownership. The parcel of land formerly known as lot 4 has had an astonishing transformation in the last few years. Beginning as the perfect spot on the Taylor River with the sounds of rushing water and views that heal the soul, the new owners continue adding the perfect touch of cultivated elegance allowing their land and home to become a treasured family legacy enjoyed and appreciated for years to come.

The owners have been visiting the Gunnison-Crested Butte Valley for three decades and first purchased property on the Taylor River in 1989. After many years of admiring the ranchland that is now Wilder on the Taylor, they sold their home, purchased a parcel here and began plans to build. The couple says, “You feel like you are part of life here. In places like Aspen, you have a second house, not a second home. The Gunnison-Crested Butte area and the West in general are good about offering a sense of belonging.”

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In 2012, the owners of this parcel completed their first project, a quaint guest cabin which overlooks one of the ranches six trout filled ponds. Nestled on the bank of the Taylor River and surrounded by stunning Rocky Mountain views, the family’s main home is coming into focus as skilled craftsman work through the Winter.

Gracious and elegant with all of the finest amenities, the main home is meant to be lived in and enjoyed. Beautifully designed by CCY Architects in Basalt, Colorado and built by Spring Creek Timber Construction, the structure is a contemporary twist on a classic log cabin with Coreten steel accents and standing dead Engelmann Spruce milled to 12” X 12” timbers. The Owner’s vision is to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside, using expansive oversized windows to capture the amazing views of the rambling Taylor River.

Like the guest cabin, one of the most unique features of the main home is a sod roof with wildflowers, requiring a drainage system covered by six or seven inches of soil and sprinklers. “Europeans are masters at green roofs, and it has gradually worked its way to the U.S.,” says Steve Cappellucci, owner of Spring Creek Timber Construction, noting it will be one of only a handful of sod roofs in Gunnison County.
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The vision of these owners for this particular parcel has unfolded beautifully. They have seemingly maximized every opportunity with architecture, design, stunning views, natural sounds from the river to resident wildlife, and modern amenities to make it home. –Ron Welborn, Vice President & Partner.

Truly amazing how this dream home has so naturally been woven into the picturesque landscape that is Wilder on the Taylor. Even amid the Colorado Winter, home construction continues for owners at the ranch. This new home is expected to be completed this summer. We look forward to its completion and their family enjoying all of the amenities that Wilder has to offer. From horseback riding and hiking to fishing the Taylor River, our homeowners freely experience life and appreciate the wondrous beauty which surrounds them.

Experience Wilder on the Taylor through video.  View our video library here.

Wilder’s Best of 2014

The Best of Wilder

We had a great year at Wilder on the Taylor and know that 2015 will be even better! Take a look at Wilder’s Best of 2014.

[VIDEO] Great Winter Activities at Wilder
(January 2014)

Wilder is often known for its picturesque summers and great outdoors, but it is also the perfect destination for winter activities.  Chris Kopf, a leading Created Butte real estate agent, spoke with Brad Willett, manager at Wilder on the Taylor, about activities such as ice fishing, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing… [Read More]

[VIDEO] Wilder on the Taylor Developer Update/Founder’s Offering
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January 2014)

Wilder successfully completed their Founder’s Offering, the sale of the first five homesteads on the Taylor River… [Read More]

Wilder Featured in Denver Life Magazine
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May 2014)

Wilder was featured in Denver Life Magazine, the leading magazine that celebrates life in Denver and the surrounding region.  The feature including information about Wilder and goes on to say, “Wilder on the Taylor encapsulates the ranching traditions, history, and culture of the American West.” [Read More]

Wilder Featured in 5280 Denver Magazine
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June 2014)

Wilder was also featured in 5280 Denver Magazine, a local magazine that was named one of the five best city magazines in America.  In the feature, Wilder on the Taylor was showcased as a location where you can enjoy the benefit of wide-open spaces without the work—recreational ranching as they called it… [Read More]

 Riverfront Homestead #2 Sold


A Reel Fly-Fishing Tale on the Taylor River
(July 2014)

Lu Warner, Wilder’s fly-fishing guide, and homeowner Mike West thought they were just going to reel in a 12inch Brown trout. Drama surfaces when a 32-inch Rainbow trout snatched the Brown. After 40 minutes and about 400 feet, Lu and Mike caught the Rainbow, a total of 32 inches and 14 pounds! Just two inches shy of the Colorado state record… [Read More]

Fishing Report
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July 2014)

Lu Warner reported that Wilder was experiencing the best dry fly-fishing of the year! Fishing was off the charts and several large fish have been taken on Dries. A 6 year old kid landed a hefty 23-inch Cutthroat on Green Drake Pattern… [Read More]

Couple Adds International Flair and Years of Knowledge to Wilder
(July 2014)

Lu Warner, a master guide for fly fishing and mountain biking, and Antonia Beale, who leads Wilder’s concierge program, bring a taste of South America to Wilder on the Taylor.  Both Lu and Antonia contribute an international flair from their time owning and operating fishing and recreational lodges in Chile and Argentina, where they reside half the year… [Read More]

 Riverfront Homestead #1 Sold


[VIDEO] Homeowner Shares Indescribable Wilder Experience
(August 2014)

Chris Kopf, a leading Created Butte real estate agent, spoke with Wilder homeowner Mike West about his experience living at Wilder.  Mike said that pictures and descriptions really don’t capture the experience of Wilder on the Taylor… [Read More]

Wilder Offers Master Guide Program and Concierge Services
(August 2014)

Wilder now unveils Master Guide Program and Concierge Services to enhance the Wilder experience for owners and guests who want to fly-fish, mountain bike, horseback riding, hiking, and hunting.  Our concierge services ensure our guests have everything they need for an enjoyable experience such as transportation, appointments with master guides, meals, winterizing homes… [Read More]

[VIDEO] Sometimes You Get Lucky…Fishing the Taylor River
(August 2014)

It’s hard to believe that Master Guide Lu Warner caught a 29-inch Rainbow trout on his first cast, but we have the video and pictures to prove it! Sometimes you just get lucky… [Read More]

Another CO Custom Home Under Construction
(September 2014)

The secret is out and more people are joining the Wilder family! It is exciting to see the ranch community continue to come to life! This summer we welcomed 5 new owners to Wilder. We are also seeing current owners make additions.  One of our owners has a beautiful architected guest home they built in 2012.  They are now breaking ground on their main home that will face one of the many ponds at Wilder on the Taylor plus feature epic views of the magnificent Taylor River flowing through the ranch… [Read More]

 Riverfront Homestead #12 Sold


Wilder Honors Wounded Soldiers with Time at the Ranch
(October 2014)

Wilder on Taylor hosted two military groups for a few days of relaxation and fly-fishing. Wilder welcomed wounded soldiers from Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) and Warfighter Sports through the local Adaptive Sports Center (ASC) to honor the men and women who courageously serve our country… [Read More]

Break Ground on Another Custom Home at Wilder
(October 2014)

Ground has been broken and construction has begun at Wilder. The family, who built their guest home at Wilder a few years ago, will soon be able to enjoy their custom built home… [Read More]

Live Web Cam
(October 2014)

One of our current owners have a beautiful architected guest home they built in 2012. They are now building their main home that will face one of the many ponds at Wilder on the Taylor plus feature epic views of the magnificent Taylor River flowing through the ranch. You can watch the Crested Butte web cam and see the progress LIVE or on demand…. [Read More]

 Riverfront Homestead #3 & #13 Sold

There are still homesteads available for sale. Visit wildercolorado.com for more information about the exclusive opportunity to own and build your Colorado custom home.

Another Colorado Custom Home Under Construction

The secret is out and more people are joining the Wilder family! It is exciting to see the ranch community continue to come to life! This summer we welcomed 5 new owners to Wilder. We are also seeing current owners make additions.  One of our owners have a beautiful architected guest home they built in 2012.  They are now breaking ground on their main home that will face one of the many ponds at Wilder on the Taylor plus feature epic views of the magnificent Taylor River flowing through the ranch. The architectural drawings provided by Cottle Carr & Yaw of Aspen Colorado are beautiful and display the breath-taking views Wilder on the Taylor offers.  We can’t wait to see the finished Colorado custom home!

Shaw Home

Shaw Home

There are still homesteads available for sale. Visit www.wildercolorado.com for more information about the exclusive opportunity to own and build your Colorado custom home.