Our Family

Steve and Ann Stranahan came to Clark in 1978, when they built The Home Ranch on a 560-acre homestead just north of the Clark General Store.

With a primary objective of preserving the immense ranching heritage of the Upper Elk River Valley, the Stranahan’s acquired and placed close to 4,000 acres into conservation easements, both to expand the recreational opportunities for Murphy-Larsen Ranch owners and guests, as well as maintain the agricultural tradition of the beautiful Elk River Valley. The Stranahan’s are determined to maintain the agricultural and ranching culture that creates and sustains our extraordinary landscape: the great hay meadows, the pastures, the cattle, the horses, all so wonderfully framed between the mountains and the river.

“We honor the Clark pioneers who came down from Wyoming, over from North Park, up from Denver, in search of a new life,” said Ann. “We especially honor an Irishman, Owen Murphy and his wife, Delia, who filed for a homestead on Cottonwood Creek and arrived with their 7 children in 1898. Over the years, we feel privileged to own the land that had been in their family for almost one hundred years. As we offer these 11 home sites to new homesteaders, we entrust Owen, Delia, and their daughter Hannah’s precious heritage to a new generation of stewards.”

It is with great pride and contagious passion that the Stranahan’s offer the 4 remaining homesites at the Murphy-Larsen Ranch. If you would like to take a private tour of the 1,500 acres that comprise the ranch, please call exclusive listing brokers, Hallie Myhre and Christy Belton – neighbors, livestock producers and land stewards who share our love and vision for this incredible valley.

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Hallie Myhre & Christy Belton

(970) 846 1687 | (970) 734 7885