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Caribou Ranch: Music central part of Nederland [Colorado] property’s future, owners say

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UPDATE 1/23/15
The legendary Caribou Ranch property, iconic for its place in music recording history, has sold for $32.5 million, according to public records.

Music producer Jim Guercio and his family sold the 1,600-acre property to Indian Peaks Holdings LLC, which just filed as an entity with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office last month.
Indian Peaks Holdings LLC — is part of the Walton family, descendents of the founders of Walmart more…


Caribou Control Room
Caribou Control Room, as it was

As private valley lands on the sales block, Guercio family envisions preservation, possibilities

From The Daily Camera, Boulder, Colorado
By Alicia Wallace Camera Business Writer
POSTED: 08/03/2013 02:16:23 PM MDT | UPDATED: ABOUT A YEAR AGO

NEDERLAND — In its heyday during the 1970s and early ’80s, Caribou Ranch — tucked in a lush valley three miles north of this mountain town — was the “creative monastery” for some of the biggest names in the music business.

Songs such as “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Shining Star” and “New York State of Mind” were penned in Caribou’s cabins and on the ranch’s grounds.

More than 150 artists — including John Lennon, Michael Jackson and The Beach Boys — would record at Caribou’s state-of-the-art music studio before a fire silenced the barn-based recording operation on a cold day in March of ’85.

A quarter-century later, Caribou is on the brink of potentially the biggest change to come to the Peak to Peak Highway property since 1971, when James Guercio, a young and idealistic Chicago music producer, settled here to establish one of the first destination recording studios.

Efforts are underway to reopen the studio and vault Caribou to “Sundance” status read more…

There is an auction of The Caribou Ranch memorabilia this week in Denver. The following video tells all about it.

What: Caribou Ranch memorabilia auction
When: Saturday, January 24, 3 p.m.
Where: Denver Design Center East Building, 595 S. Broadway, Denver

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