BAILEY, Colorado — A Colorado ranch established in 1862 that currently serves as a popular wedding venue hit the market on Thursday for an asking price of $11.5 million.
Deer Creek Valley Ranch, located at 64407 U.S. Highway 285 in Bailey, once served as a stagecoach stop between Denver and Fairplay and hosted one of the first post offices in the area, according to records. Now, the 165-acre ranch, which is less than an hour from Denver, still boasts mountain views, sweeping meadows, abundant wildlife and riding trails.
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The property was last purchased by 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 high-end plumbing company for the Denver metro.
Following his purchase of the ranch, Marasciullo met his now wife and business partner Christian in Hawaii in 2006, and in a whirlwind romance, the couple was engaged just 14 days later.
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