About Us

Roam, comprised of 218 residential units and 23,000 sq. ft. of commercial space in the first phase, is an extension of the stewards of the land vision set forth by Roam President, Bob Fanch, also co-owner of the sustainably-focused Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa. Bob brings to ROAM a commitment to stewardship and sustaining Winter Park as a mountain town that is livable for all residents.

Bob Fanch

Bob Fanch, Chairman, is a long time stakeholder in the Fraser Valley, having a home here for 40 years. Twenty years ago he and his wife, Suzanne, acquired Devil’s Thumb Ranch, and together built sustainably focused Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort comprised of 6,500 acres on five ranches along the Continental Divide, adjacent to several hundred thousand acres of Forest Service land.

Roam is the most recent of several endeavors that the Fanches have undertaken in the Fraser Valley-a mix of philanthropic and development effort. The nonprofit off-the-grid Headwaters Center and Headwaters River Journey provides education about the issues of river diversion and water usage. The Ranches at Devil’s Thumb provides a legacy opportunity for 24 families on 550 acres located at Devil’s Thumb Ranch. Hideaway Station is a mixed-use condominium and commercial real estate development that received the 2018 Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence in Winter Park.

Bob came up with the name “Roam”, as it captured the essence and spirit of the opportunity to explore off the beaten path afforded by Roam’s truly unique location. 

Roam is being developed by Fraser River Development Co. LLC, a development company located in Grand County, Colorado, dedicated to sustainable developments that enhance communities and preserve both natural and family legacies in the Fraser Valley.

“Nobody is more acutely aware of the effects of climate change than those who live in a mountain town. To that end, every effort will be made to create an appropriately eco-conscious place.”

Bob Fanch, Chairman, Fraser River Develmopment Co. LLC