Brett Mitchell


Brett was born in Denver and moved with his family to Buena Vista, Colorado in 1977. After graduating high school, he attended the University of Northern Colorado where he graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree for Business Management. After college graduation he moved to Ohio to work in sales for a sporting goods manufacturing company. He spent six years in Ohio, but the mountains were in his blood and in 2001 he returned to Buena Vista. He bought a home in Montrose, Colorado in 2002 and worked in sales until getting married in autumn of 2004. Brett and his wife moved back to Buena Vista in early 2005 where they purchased and operated the Topaz Lodge for the next thirteen years. They started a family and have two daughters. Brett began his real estate career in July of 2005 and was a Board Member for the Realtors of Central Colorado Board of Directors. Brett continued his education by earning the GRI (Graduate Real Estate Institute) and MRE (Master of Real Estate) designations in order to provide the best service so his clients. Most recently Brett has received his remote pilot’s license from the FAA, therefore he can provide professional drone footage of his customer’s properties. Brett's love of the outdoors and passion for hunting, especially archery hunting, gives him the special drive it takes to market your recreational or ranching property effectively and get you the best outcome from your transaction whether you are buying or selling.
$499,000  •  637 acres
Welcome to the Vandemoer Ranch. This large tract is the perfect place for your off grid home. This 637 Acre property offers incredible views of the Sangre De Cristo mountains featuring Mt. Princeton, South Park and the Mosquito range including Buffalo Peak. This property has a huge variety of potential building sites that would accommodates your full time home, vacation home or even your hunting lodge. Whether you prefer the ridge top home for the panoramic views, or a more subtle position in the valley for total privacy and incredible "dark sky" nights the Vandemoer Ranch has the home site for you.The Vandemoer Ranch is located in GMU 58 which is well known for trophy Pronghorn Antelope hunting. The 637 acre parcel is large enough to allow for participation in the landowner preference system, which would allow for landowner vouchers nearly every year. South Park is a recreation mecca enjoy Summertime fun such as exploring the mountains on an ATV or 4x4. Fishing in the Gold Medal waters of the South Platte, or taking your boat on one of the incredible reservoirs including Spinney Mountain, Elevenmile and Antero. Wintertime brings Snowmobiling as well as skiing at Breckenridge which is less than an hour drive from the Vandemoer Ranch.The Vandemoer Ranch is waiting for your touch to become the property of your dreams.
$32,000  •  38.82 acres
Excellent Value: This 38.82 acre parcel is a hidden gem. Located near the end of the road in the Cross Creek subdivision this property has unlimited views of South Park, Buffalo Peaks and the Mosquito mountain range. This would be an excellent location for your mountain cabin getaway with plenty of Southern Exposure for off the grid independence.
$975,000  •  35 acres
Looking for remote, end of the road seclusion but still want access to everything the Upper Arkansas Valley has to offer? The Adams Nachtrieb Ranch is the answer to your need. This 3600 Square Foot Log home with high gabled ceiling, creates the mountain ranch atmosphere and the open floor plan is excellent for entertaining. Large decks on the upper level highlight the views of the Northern valley and provide the ultimate viewing platform for those rocky mountain sunsets. This home comes mostly furnished and ready for your finishing touches to complete your mountain retreat or full time home. Heating is supplied through in-floor radiant heat and supplemented with a high efficiency wood stove in the living room. The many windows allow for views from most of the rooms, and provide natural lighting much of the day. A hot tub can be found on the lower patio with views up the valley toward Mt. Princeton and the town of Buena Vista. ***map is an example of the potential boundaries. Actual boundary will be determined by agreement and final survey. ***The Property consists of 35 acres of prime mountain property which will be fully described by an agreed to survey. The Adams Nachtrieb ranch is in prime winter range for a large herd of elk and large groups can often be seen on the property in the Winter and early Spring.
$1,700,000  •  203 acres
Looking for remote, end of the road seclusion but still want access to everything the Upper Arkansas Valley has to offer? The Adams Nachtrieb Ranch is the answer to your need. This 3600 Square Foot Log home with high gabled ceiling, creates the mountain ranch atmosphere and the open floor plan is excellent for entertaining. Large decks on the upper level highlight the views of the Northern valley and provide the ultimate viewing platform for those rocky mountain sunsets. This home comes mostly furnished and ready for your finishing touches to make your mountain retreat or full time home. Heating is supplied through in-floor radiant heat and supplemented with a high efficiency wood stove in the living room. The many windows allow for views from most of the rooms, and provide natural lighting most of the day. A hot tub can be found on the lower patio with views up the valley toward Mt. Princeton and the town of Buena Vista. The Ranch Property consists of over 200 acres of prime grazing/hay ground, of which more than 150 acres are irrigated. A local ranch currently leases much of the property for grazing and hay production. Gas Creek flows across the property providing easy access to water for livestock. There is an additional well on the property and electric is run to the old homestead location which would make a great location for a second homesite. The Adams Nachtrieb Ranch is located in Game Management Unit 56 which is a special draw unit for both mule deer and elk. The property can qualify for the landowner voucher program which could allow for hunting licenses nearly every year in unit 56. The Adams Nachtrieb ranch is in prime winter range for a large herd of elk and large groups can often be seen on the property in the Winter and early Spring.
$895,000  •  35 acres
Take a look at the Spirit Dancer Mountain Ranch. This amazing log home sits above the Arkansas River Valley near Buena Vista with some of the most incredible views available. The ranch is established for horses with loafing sheds, a barn, and a round pen and the well is a domestic well allowing for watering livestock and up to an acre of lawn and garden. Minutes from town, the property is very private and borders BLM lands to the East and South for boundless outdoor recreation. Ride your horse, mountain bike, or hike to one of the many trailheads located within easy distance of the ranch. The ranch also is overlooking and minutes away from the Arkansas River Valley which is home to some of the most exciting whitewater activities in the Country. Then in the evening sit on the deck and enjoy the amazing views of some of the local 14 thousand foot peaks such as Mt. Princeton and Mt. Antero as the sun sets on another perfect Colorado day. Wildlife abounds on the property with large mule deer bucks lounging in the shade of the pinon pines most days from October through May, and elk and moose wandering through the property occasionally also. Few other places allow you to watch the redtail hawks playing below you as you sit on your deck overlooking the valley, and put out your hummingbird feeders to enjoy the summertime delight of 4 different varieties of hummers. If you are looking for a remote getaway, that is easily accessible to town, the Spirit Dancer Mountain Ranch should be your next stop.
$415,000  •  2 acres
Come take a look at this beautiful ranch style home on a 2 acre treed lot with amazing views of the Collegiate Peaks Range as well as the Buffalo Peak. This large 4 bedroom 3 bath (2280 Sq Ft) home has an open floor plan and great natural light to make entertaining or family time a pleasure. Experience the privacy of the large master bedroom suite on one end of the home, the large, open, inviting living area and kitchen in the center, and the 3 bedrooms on the far end. The 2 car detached garage and storage shed provide plenty of storage and the 2 acre property is great for privacy. Upgrades include a wood stove to provide for a great additional heat source, add this to the enhanced insulation package (R50 in Ceilings, R30 in Walls and R19 in the Floors) and it will help to keep your utility bills at a minimum. Hickory cabinets throughout the home as well as tile and upgraded lighting in the Kitchen make for a warm inviting atmosphere. The property corners are all marked, and fire mitigation has been done to allow for ease of access to the entire property and the well is augmented to allow for horses.This is truly a must see home if you are looking for 4 bedrooms and exceptional views.Ranch of the Rockies offers a private fishing pond with large rainbow trout being caught each summer as well as access to Antero, Spinney Mountain and Elevenmile reservoirs within 30 minutes drive. Central Colorado provides for unlimited outdoor recreational opportunities. Whatever your interest, you can easily ATV, bike, hike, hunt, fish, golf, ski/ snowboard, whitewater raft/kayak or whatever else you like to do, it is here. 20 minutes to Buena Vista or Fairplay, 1 HR to Breckenridge, Leadville or Salida. 2 hours from many Denver Metro locations. Easy & direct access to Hwy 285 from county maintained roads.
$130,000  •  10 acres
Rare property overlooking the Gunnison River valley and only minutes from downtown Delta.This 10 acre property is theperfect location for your home with a view, or has the potential to bedivided to provide for a couple of excellent view residential lots. This property has views of notonly the Gunnison River Valley and the Valley Springs Ranch below, but the Grand Mesaprovides for the backdrop beyond. There is a filed upon water right that is included with theproperty on a leakage from the North Delta Canal and water is visible at drain pipe.
$1,000,000  •  397 acres
The Warren Hunting Ranch is located on the edge of the Grand Mesa, which offers some of the state's best hunting and recreational opportunities. This 397 acre parcel borders BLM and National Forest on the North end, allowing for unlimited access for hunting, hiking, atv and snowmobiling enjoyment. Hunting on and near the ranch is exceptional with a record book black bear taken on the property in 2018 and a B&C mule deer taken on the Grand Mesa above the property in 2015. Elk and Moose are also often on the property around the Sooner Ditch and the natural spring. This end of the road property offers the exquisite outdoor experiences expected from being at the end of the road and bordering large tracts of public land, but the newly built gravel road gives easy gated access to the property. The ranch is in three parcels which would allow for acquisition of additional water from the spring, and also more flexibility in terms of future development and use. Seller finance available with $400,000 down at 6% interest for 15 years.
$1,100,000  •  663 acres
Opportunity abounds on the 663 Acre GTO Ranch. As one of the only ranches left in the area without a Conservation Easement, you can control the future of the property as you wish. With ample water rights, 2.6 CFS from the Moses Goff Ditch (priority 27), 2 hand dug wells and a domestic well for the home, hay pastures and nearly 1000 acres in BLM grazing lease, the ranching aspect of the property is proven. The fact that the property is not in a Conservation Easement allows you the opportunity to design the property to your specifications. Whether you want to break it into smaller pieces, create an equestrian center, build your dream home with incredible views of the mountains across the valley, continue the cattle ranching operations, or even create your own Conservation Easement. Hunting on the Ranch is excellent with large mule deer bucks (some in the 180-190 inch class) harvested consistently and bull elk being found on the BLM lease above the ranch. Unit 68 is an over the counter unit for bull elk tags, and the landowner preference points that would be available allow for you to hunt mule deer nearly every year.
$650,000  •  35.8 acres
This is the perfect property for someone looking for seclusion, views and possible a business from home. The 40x50 shop is insulated and has been used as a welding/fabrication shop for years. There is approximately $225,000 worth of tools, equipment and inventory which can be purchased for a good price outside of the purchase of the property. The home is bright, with a row of windows that direct winter sunlight onto the brick wall in the living room to act as a heat source. With this there is also electric baseboard heat throughout the home, a pellet stove in the living room, and a wood stove in the office/game room area. The property offers 10.1 acres of irrigated grass/alfafa hay field and there is a shooting range tucked away on the Northwest point of the property which is set up for pistol shooting or sighting in a rifle at 100 yards.There are 3 ponds on the property which are fed by overflow from the irrigation ditches crossing the property. There is also wildlife in abundance with Quail, muskrat, coyotes and other permanent residents, there are alos mule deer, bears and mink seen on the property throughout the year. Ducks and geese frequent the ponds and there are various other birds to keep the avid bird watcher entertained. With 360 degree views and easy access to town, this is a great property to make your dreams into reality.
$2,670,000  •  251 acres
Unlimited opportunities await you at the exclusive Valley Springs Ranch, an oasis conveniently located only a few miles from downtown Delta, Colo. Spanning 251+/- acres of lush bottom land with rich grass for year-round grazing, this beautiful piece of river property is an open canvas for any outdoor enthusiast, whether you want to enjoy your own private hunting and fishing paradise or you have an income-producing property in mind.The ranch is currently grazed by cattle and horses and would make an excellent horse farm or equestrian center and event venue. The wooded portion of the ranch is home to mule deer, turkeys, waterfowl and an array of other wildlife. A portion of the property once served as grounds for a fantastic duck hunting club while some of the largest mule deer in western Colorado continue to be taken along the river valleys due to having few predators and minimal hunting pressure.Nestled near the base of the Grand Mesa, Colorado's largest flattop mountain, the property provides a private and secluded feel yet you are only minutes away from downtown Delta, the beautiful small town of Cedaredge and the Powderhorn Mountain Resort in Mesa, a premier destination for ski enthusiasts. The region's large year-round tourist population makes the ranch the perfect setting for any outdoor recreation business from a dude ranch to possibly a vacation rental-cabin property.A short drive upstream sits the North Rim of the renown Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park-the deepest canyon worldwide for its narrow width- known for its Gold Medal waters. Enjoy world-class fishing for Gold Medal-class brown trout and rainbow trout along the eight-tenths of a mile of the Gunnison River that runs through the ranch or hit the extensive stretch of Tongue Creek that spans more than 1.5 miles within its boundaries. For extra fishing options, venture to one of the 300 pristine lakes surrounding the Grand Mesa.Valley Springs Ranch is a sportsman's paradise as several parcels have been brought back together to consolidate the entire valley into one unique property. There are two blue heron rookeries (nesting areas) onsite and numerous bird species set to provide hours of viewing enjoyment. Considering the recreational opportunities that abound, this property offers it all. The property features a 3,170-square-foot farm house, a shop and a newly-remodeled 1,149-square-foot historic guest house. An additional water tap ensures you can build your custom dream home in a setting marking an ideal destination for personal and/or corporate retreats and family getaways for generations to come. Let Valley Springs Ranch redefine what it means to have your own piece of paradise. Come take a tour of this unique property and discover all the wildness that awaits just minutes from town.
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Brett Mitchell
501 Main St. #A
Windsor, CO 80550

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