You Can Buy The Discovery Channel Founder’s Ranch For $149 Million

John Hendricks, founder of the Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet, is selling his roughly 7,000 acres of land and estate in Colorado. The property, known as West Creek Ranch, is listed with LIV Sotheby’;s. Here’;s what you get for $149 million:

An aerial view of the property showing the estate just left of center.

West Creek Ranch is so big it’;s spread out over 2 states with 6,412 acres in Mesa County, Colorado, and 507 acres in Grand County, Utah. The entire property is surrounded by hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands and consists of 4 land parcels including pasture for horses and bison, stables, a helipad and airplane hangar with landing strip, trout streams and a bear and mountain lion habitat.

One of the expansive parcels of the property. Look at the tiny cattle at the bottom right to get an idea of the scale.

An office building and a private jet hangar at nearby Grand Junction Regional Airport are included in the sale.

Main residence

Discovery Channel West Creek Ranch For Sale by Sotheby's -

West Creek Ranch is Southwestern in style and designed by architect Jamie Daugaard of Centre Sky Architecture. It’;s 22,000 square feet with 8 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms on 4 levels with modern and geo-thermal heating and cooling throughout.

Living room

Dining room



Master bedroom

Master bath

The main residence also contains approximately 3,500 square feet of covered verandahs.


Infinity pool

Observatory with rotating copper dome roof

The ranch has awe-inspiring views of soaring red rock canyons, snow-capped mountains, a river and its tributaries. Dinosaur fossils and Native American rock art are scattered throughout the property. 

Garden view

View of the property cottonwoods

2 additional guest houses on the property include an intimate 2-bedroom, Southwestern-style Creekside Guest House and a retreat-style, 3-bedroom log cabin-style Summer Cabin.

Summer Cabin kitchen

Summer Cabin helipad and aircraft hangar

Creekside Guest House exterior

Creekside Guest House living room

Creekside Guest House kitchen

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