165-acre Colorado ranch hits market market for $11.5M

Located at 64407 US Highway 285 in Bailey, Deer Creek Valley Ranch once served as a stagecoach stop between Denver and Fairplay.

BAILEY, Colorado – A Colorado ranch founded in 1862 and currently serving as a popular wedding venue went on sale Thursday for an asking price of $11.5 million.

Located at 64407 U.S. Highway 285 in Bailey, Deer Creek Valley Ranch once served as a stagecoach stop between Denver and Fairplay and was one of the first post offices in the area, according to records. Now the 165-acre ranch, which is less than an hour’s drive from Denver, still offers mountain views, expansive meadows, abundant wildlife, and bridleways.

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The property was last purchased by the owner Tim Marasciullo for $2.6 million in 2003, according to public records. After selling a successful plumbing business and attempting to retire, Marasciullo now owns Englewood-based Solutions Plumbing and Mechanical, a premium Denver metro plumbing company.

After purchasing the ranch, Marasciullo met his current wife and business partner Christian in Hawaii in 2006, and in a whirlwind romance, the couple got engaged just 14 days later.

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