Cocker selling ranch, downsizing

Crawford rock legend Joe Cocker told the Wall Street Journal this week that he is selling his 240-acre Mad Dog Ranch for nearly $8 million.

The 16,000-square-foot residence comes with water rights, seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, a barn, and a variety of outbuildings.

The gravel-voiced singer, known for hits such as “You Are So Beautiful,” bought the land for about $250,000 in 1992 and developed it, Cocker’s wife told the newspaper.

The couple is selling to move across the street, where they own land and plan to build a smaller house. They’ve also purchased a condo in Denver, she said.

Tommy Latousek and Joshua Saslove of Joshua & Co. in Aspen and Robert Pennetta of Coldwell Banker Colorado Realty in Hotchkiss are the ranch’s listing agents.

The land has its own backdoor access to adjacent BLM lands where horseback riding and hiking into the nearby West Elk Wilderness is available, according to the Joshua & Co. listing.

“Trophy trout fishing on the Gunnison River and the geologic wonders of Black Canyon National Park are both just down the road within easy reach,” Joshua & Co. said.

The ranch is two hours from Aspen and Crested Butte, 90 minutes from Montrose and Grand Junction regional airports and moments away from Hotchkiss and Paonia.

The list price for the house and land is $7,850,000, which includes furnishings and equipment.


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