Pristine property.
Visionary development.

Discover a community dedicated to the active mountain lifestyle. Envision clean lines meeting organic shapes in total harmony. Defined by the landscape, rather than shaping it, we are creating 240, detached, single family homesites in the heart of the Blue River Valley. Our vision is to redefine what it means to own a home in the heart of Summit County. After all, some people own a place in the mountains. The mountains own a place in others. We’re for the latter.

Developer Story

“Few times in history have people, place and vision come together as harmoniously as they have at Summit Sky Ranch.”

– Tom Everist

Tom Everist

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Having led South Maryland Creek Ranch Development, LLC since June of 2006, Mr. Everist knows of what he speaks.

“My family has cherished this land. We’ve been lucky enough to own it for over 20-years. Only now do we feel like we have the right combination of vision, partnerships, focus on conservation and community support to build homes worthy of this majestic 1100 acres.”

Mr. Everist should know. Having led many publicly owned companies in his accomplished career across the construction and medical device manufacturing industries. He has served as president and chairman of L.G. Everist, Inc., in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as well as director of custom cabinet manufacturers Showplace Wood Products, also in Sioux Falls.

He has also served as director of Everest Genomics, Inc., in Ann Arbor, Michigan since 2002. Currently, the Everist Family operates High Country Highlands, ranching Scottish Highland Cattle. Just as the first homesteaders, the Young family did 150-years ago. The Everist Family also operates Everist Materials, a supplier of aggregate, asphalt and concrete materials.

Ranching operations will continue as the first phase of development comes to Summit Sky Ranch.

Mr. Everist has entrusted local Summit County builder Brett Barrett with bringing the vision to life. “We’ve designed layouts and floorpans that fit into the lots, but also the landscape. Mountain modern architecture that is a unique combination of organic shapes and clean lines,” said Mr. Barrett. “We’re honored to be chosen as the builder on a project that has such reverence for the land we’re developing.” “We cannot wait to share this unique property with like-minded active, outdoor mountain enthusiasts and families. It’s like living a dream that’s coming true,” Mr. Everist concluded.

Property History

Originally homesteaded in the 1850’s by the Young Family, the property known as South Maryland Creek Ranch was first used as ranch land for Scottish Highland Cattle. There were originally 8 families that staked homestead claims on the nearly 1100-acres of Maryland Creek Ranch. Each with their very own brand. A history of all the families is currently being researched.

As the land sat along the Blue River Stage Line, it made for easy transport of the beef up and down the Blue River Valley from the Williams Fork up to Silverthorne.

Today, that ranching tradition continues at Maryland Creek Ranch, where over 12 head of cattle graze. Some of the first homeowners may even have bovine neighbors stopping over for a spell.

Now, dawn is breaking on the next phase of this majestic property.

A History of the Highlands


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