Muggins Gulch subdivision unanimously approved Monday |

Muggins Gulch subdivision unanimously approved Monday

SUMMIT COUNTY – One of Summit County’s largest inholdings and a striking privately held piece of property received approval Monday to be subdivided into eight single family lots.The lots will sell for about $1 million each, said Tim Casey of Mountain Marketing Associates, who represented land owners Tom and Bethanne Hossley when the Summit Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved the request Monday. The Hossleys did not attend the hearing.The 161.45-acre parcel located four miles east of Tiger Road is surrounded by National Forest. It is currently the site of a 6,000-square-foot home that is operated as a bed and breakfast called Muggins Gulch Inn, where holiday parties, group meetings and outdoor weddings are offered.The property is zoned A-1, which allows for one unit per 20 acres. Under the new subdivision each home will be located on at least 20 acres, according to a staff report, which said development will not be visible from Tiger Run Road or the valley floor. Eighty-five percent of the property will remain open space.An 850-foot section of the Colorado Trail traverses the property at the northwestern edge. The owners plan to move the trail and place an easement on it to maintain access.No one spoke during the public comments portion of Monday’s meeting.The Muggins Gulch property was homesteaded at the turn of the century and used for grazing and timber production. The Hossleys purchased the land from Wilds Christian Association in 1988 and opened the bed and breakfast in 1994. Kim Marquis can be contacted at (970) 668-3998, ext. 249, or at

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