We started by investing in the land. A pristine Rocky Mountain river. Aspen groves. Wildflower meadows. Mountain panoramas. A setting perfect for all types of outdoor recreation year round: exceptional fly fishing, equestrian facilities, hiking, cross-country skiing. The result: an exclusive community of luxury vacation homes, the Reserve on the East River, a discreet development of 24 homesites nestled among 1,500 acres of mountain wilderness. Two miles of private access to the crystalline East River. Full-time property management. A lodge for socializing. Miles of trails winding into adjacent national forest land. Access to skiing, golf, restaurants, and shopping in nearby Crested Butte. Unspoiled. Unforgettable. The Reserve on the East River.
It’s the beginning of a perfect day. Crisp morning air wafts through the back door as you eye the sparkling East River and size up your fishing prospects. Should you wake the family or slip away for a quick outing before breakfast? You gather the necessities: waders, boots and vest, your favorite 4-weight rod. Walking down to the bank, you hear the sounds of rippling water and songbirds, the moment enhanced by the utter seclusion of the setting. Reaching the bank, and with hardly a pause, you load the rod and send a #12 Elk Hair Caddis into a promising pool just shy of the overhanging bank. Shortly, a beautiful brown trout takes your fly. Later, you will return to this spot, family in tow. But for now the moment and the river are yours alone.
A day’s outing on the mountain, headed out with day packs and hiking boots, you and your husband walk hand-in-hand as the children scamper ahead. You journey past the stables, where the caretaker waves as she saddles a horse. Climbing the slope, you glance back at the river as it winds through the landscape below. Butterflies and hummingbirds dart among the blooming wildflowers in the meadows. The air warms as the sun ascends the peak of Round Mountain. A trail leads into the shade of the adjacent national forest, a stand of aspen trees marking the boundary. The kids dart into the trees to find the perfect walking stick. A relaxing picnic lunch re-energizes you for the descent back home. You’ll return to this trail on another day, perhaps on snowshoes or cross-country skis.
You leave the secluded confines of the Reserve and make the short drive to Crested Butte. The town’s Victorian charm takes you back to a simpler era. Children fill the playing fields and round the streets on bicycles. You stroll Elk Avenue, lined with boutiques and galleries, talk shop with a local fishing guide, and inspect the wares of resident artists. A menu hangs in front of a gourmet restaurant for your perusal. In the local pub, the barkeep pulls a pint of the master brewer’s latest creation, the perfect accompaniment to a hearty lunch. Heading home, you plan a quiet dinner and evening by the fire.
Few properties offer the Reserve’s pristine beauty and recreational opportunities. Few communities provide the tranquility of a secluded Rocky Mountain homestead combined with the amenities of a nearby resort. Environmental stewardship is rare in real estate. Pinto Development has realized its commitment with the Reserve on the East River. Pinto Development’s dedication to quality and integrity ensures the lasting value of each unique home site. A legacy to pass on from generation to generation, the Reserve’s natural grandeur will endure.
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