Discovery Channel founder launches giant Colorado ranch and resort for $ 279 million

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

John Hendricks and his wife, Maureen, have sold the West Creek Ranch estate along with the Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa.

The sale also includes 6,919 deeded acres across four tracts of land that extend from Mesa County to Grand County, Utah.

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

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John Hendricks and his wife, Maureen, have listed the West Creek Ranch estate along with the Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa for a whopping $ 279 million

John Hendricks and his wife, Maureen, have listed the West Creek Ranch estate along with the Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa for a whopping $ 279 million

Enough space! The huge resort is built with an incredible 72 rooms

Enough space! The huge resort is built with an incredible 72 rooms

Enough space! The huge resort is built with an incredible 72 rooms

Hendricks first started building at the resort in 2004 after he saw an advertisement in the newspaper for the ranch. The ranch was built from 1999 to 2001

Hendricks first started building at the resort in 2004 after he saw an advertisement in the newspaper for the ranch. The ranch was built from 1999 to 2001

Hendricks first started building at the resort in 2004 after he saw an advertisement in the newspaper for the ranch. The ranch was built from 1999 to 2001

The accommodation comprises eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms, spread over four floors, with a lift to serve all floors.

On the inside there is a huge kitchen kitchen with marble counters and high-quality equipment and lots of natural light that flows into the room.

Although the property has the standard and luxurious dining room, it also offers a great room and even a breakfast room where you can enjoy early morning.

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

We all get a room! The accommodation comprises eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms spread over four floors

We all get a room! The accommodation comprises eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms spread over four floors

We all get a room! The accommodation comprises eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms spread over four floors

An elevator serves all floors in the house and ensures that residents can easily go up or down to their room

An elevator serves all floors in the house and ensures that residents can easily go up or down to their room

An elevator serves all floors in the house and ensures that residents can easily go up or down to their room

Enjoy your meal! On the inside there is a huge kitchen kitchen of the chef with marble countertops and high-quality equipment and lots of natural light that flows into the room.

Enjoy your meal! On the inside there is a huge kitchen kitchen of the chef with marble countertops and high-quality equipment and lots of natural light that flows into the room.

Enjoy your meal! On the inside there is a huge kitchen kitchen of the chef with marble countertops and high-quality equipment and lots of natural light that flows into the room.

Other facilities include a cozy but sizeable theater hall, a fitness room, a spacious study room and a circular stone library with two levels.

Marble arches decorate the inside of the house and create an elegant atmosphere in the wilderness vibes.

The house even has a special section for the staff, so that staff can be helped to help with the needs of the accommodation.

Nature is the best friend of this accommodation, because it surrounds the house with beautiful lush greenery and can be seen desert brown in the distance.

Dinner and a movie! Of course the accommodation contains a cozy but gigantic home theater

Dinner and a movie! Of course the accommodation contains a cozy but gigantic home theater

Dinner and a movie! Of course the accommodation contains a cozy but gigantic home theater

Other facilities include a fitness room, a spacious study room and a circular stone library with two levels

Other facilities include a fitness room, a spacious study room and a circular stone library with two levels

Other facilities include a fitness room, a spacious study room and a circular stone library with two levels

Marble arches decorate the inside of the house and create an elegant atmosphere in the wilderness vibes

Marble arches decorate the inside of the house and create an elegant atmosphere in the wilderness vibes

Marble arches decorate the inside of the house and create an elegant atmosphere in the wilderness vibes

But the exterior also has many benefits, including a swimming pool and spa that are not far away from a man-made lake. The pool even overlooks the ranch.

Driving is not the only way to reach the gigantic ranch – the building has its own helicopter platform.

The Gateway Canyons Ranches & Resort has 72 rooms that are known to accommodate guests from all over the world.

The resort is surrounded by numerous notable sights in western Colorado – it is in the midst of the mix of the Uncompahgre plateau, Piñon Mesa and La Sal Mountains.

The West Creek Ranch portion of the offer includes a main residence of approximately 22,000 m² and verandas covering approximately 3,500 m².

The West Creek Ranch portion of the offer includes a main residence of approximately 22,000 m² and verandas covering approximately 3,500 m².

The West Creek Ranch portion of the offer includes a main residence of approximately 22,000 m² and verandas covering approximately 3,500 m².

Number of days viewed: The exterior also offers many extras, including a swimming pool and spa that are not far from a man-made lake

Number of days viewed: The exterior also offers many extras, including a swimming pool and spa that are not far from a man-made lake

Number of days viewed: The exterior also offers many extras, including a swimming pool and spa that are not far from a man-made lake

To heaven! While the house has a garage for five cars, it also has a helicopter platform

To heaven! While the house has a garage for five cars, it also has a helicopter platform

To heaven! While the house has a garage for five cars, it also has a helicopter platform

At the resort grounds visitors can get acquainted with the great outdoors and even communicate with horses and herds of buffalo.

They can also enjoy first-class dining experiences and participate in various educational activities, the resort says website. The resort is also home to the Gateway Colorado Auto Museum.

Hendricks first started building at the resort in 2004 after he saw an advertisement in the newspaper for the ranch. The ranch was built from 1999 to 2001.

The resort is surrounded by numerous notable sights in western Colorado - it is in the midst of the mix of the Uncompahgre plateau, Piñon Mesa and the mountains of La Sal

The resort is surrounded by numerous notable sights in western Colorado - it is in the midst of the mix of the Uncompahgre plateau, Piñon Mesa and the mountains of La Sal

The resort is surrounded by numerous notable sights in western Colorado – it is in the midst of the mix of the Uncompahgre plateau, Piñon Mesa and the mountains of La Sal

Horse lessons are held at the resort

Horse lessons are held at the resort

The buffalo with the offer

The buffalo with the offer

At the resort grounds visitors can get acquainted with the great outdoors and even communicate with horses and herds of buffalo

Visitors can also enjoy excellent dining options and participate in various educational activities, the resort says on its website

Visitors can also enjoy excellent dining options and participate in various educational activities, the resort says on its website

Visitors can also enjoy excellent dining options and participate in various educational activities, the resort says on its website

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

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

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

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