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Tucked away in the quaint mountain town of Carbondale, Colorado surrounded by awe-inspiring mountain backdrops, meadows, rivers, and streams. Just a short drive from Aspen in the iconic Roaring Fork Valley, this is the kind of location people dream about.

Over 100 years of History in the Roaring Fork Valley.

In 1911, Ben Gianinetti immigrated to the Roaring Fork Valley after his service as a cross country skier on border patrol in the Italian Alps. Ben was in awe of the beauty the Roaring Fork Valley held, the world-class fishing opportunities, and the stunning backdrop of Mt. Sopris. He had found his paradise in Carbondale, CO and couldn't wait to call it home.

Back then, the Roaring Fork Valley didn't have the same transportation system it does today. Ben had to ride his horse 30 miles (along what is now known as Highway 82) to court his sweetheart. Ben and his sweetheart, Alphonsine married and began crop sharing in Woody Creek, Colorado near Aspen with one goal in mind, to save up enough money to purchase their paradise and what is now known today as Spring Creeks Ranch. The Gianinetti's acquired the ranch in 1927 and began the stewardship of the land, its spring creeks, and exceptional fishing habitat along the Roaring Fork River.  Even with extreme hardship during the Great Depression, the operations of the ranch continued, and the Italian immigrants raise four healthy children, two boys, and two girls.

Their love for the land, outdoor recreation, events, and their community is undeniable. They've seen both hard times, and good times on the ranch.  They've participated in countless events over the last 100 years from wedding celebrations and family reunions to memorials and celebrations of life, corporate retreats, and anniversary parties. To them, there's nothing better than a summer day spent celebrating with others, fly fishing the waters, enjoying the beauty that surrounds them, and learning something new!

There's no denying that over the years they've witnessed the Roaring Fork Valley shift and moan with growing pains but one thing still remains true…The Gianinetti family has strong roots, set deep in this outdoor lover's paradise as they continue acknowledging their agricultural roots while creating an exceptional experience for guests at their event center, equestrian center and fly fishing club. Those traditions of heart, purpose, and hospitality instilled in the Gianinetti Family fuel their mission and are ever-present in the day-to-day ranch operations.  You may come as a stranger, but you'll leave as a friend.

Today, Ernie Gianinetti, and his wife Carol, own and operate the ranch along with their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Being able to share the love of the land is important to the Gianinetti's and they hope you'll give them the opportunity to show you the pleasures of true privacy, serenity, and hospitality on their nearly 100-year-old private family ranch.

Let's celebrate! -The Gianinetti Family

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