Mountain Home Ranch - Bordering National Forest
Mountain Home Ranch - Bordering National Forest
Perfectly poised on 160 acres adjacent to the San Juan National Forest and La Plata River, coupled with wondrous mountain views and extraordinary hiking opportunities, make this spacious ranch truly remarkable!
This 5,000 square foot residence has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and luxurious appointments throughout to ensure a pleasant stay. Entrants will be blown away not only by the open floor plan's functionality but also by its charming beauty and thoughtful attention to detail. An expansive wall of windows immerses the main living area in natural light, while vaulted ceilings with timber beams and trusses add the timeless feel of a bona fide mountain home.
Within minutes of arriving, you'll find yourself eager to sink into the plush leather furniture while the custom stone fireplace warms the living room. Not far behind the living room is a bright office with a second stone fireplace, perfect for remote workers or book worms seeking a quiet space. When it's time for snacks, meals, drinks, or even game nights, you will have no problem finding a seat for everyone in your group. Choose from an intimate table next to the windows, a sizeable 10-person dining table, a set of four bar stools at the kitchen island, or a 10-person table on the outside deck with beautiful mountain views. The latter is perfect for keeping each other company while cooking delicious meals with the kitchen's high-end stainless steel appliances. And if all of this wasn't enough to impress you, this immaculate mountain ranch also offers a second refrigerator, washer and dryer, two-car garage, plenty of storage, and a large game room equipped for a friendly game of ping pong!
With four comfortable bedrooms, everyone will enjoy their best sleep. The master suite, along with the adult guest room, offer king-size beds with soft linens and cozy blankets. The lavish master bathroom dons a dual vanity, a large walk-in shower, and a freestanding tub adorned with a beautiful chandelier. The final two bedrooms are perfect for kids; one sports a twin bunk bed and a standalone twin bed, while the other features two twin bunk beds.
But the magic doesn't stop inside. Head to the back porch to take in stunning mountain views or admire the abundant wildlife, like elk and turkey, that visit the property's large pond. Just outside the door, you'll have access to endless hiking trails in the San Juan National Forest—a perfect way to soak up Durango's nearly 300 days of sunshine. For ski and snowboard enthusiasts, Hesperus Ski Area is just 10 minutes away and offers the largest night skiing area in the Southwest, plus lessons and a tubing hill. Better yet, make the 45-minute drive to Purgatory Resort, ranked #10 on Condé Nast's list for "Best Ski Resort in the U.S. and Canada: Readers' Choice Awards."
If you want your itinerary to really pack a punch, then be sure to add whitewater rafting down the Animas River, soaking in the thermal waters at Durango Hot Springs, and riding along the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad to your list!
Ranch with 2 levels
4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 5000 square feet, 465 square meters
King, King, Bunk, and Bunk
8 guests maximum
Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO)
45 minutes by car
Stunning mountain views off the back porch, endless national forest trails out the back door, and abundant wildlife along the property's pond
Pets Welcome Upon Approval
Not Handicap Accessible
Activities of Interest
- Snow Skiing
- Mountain biking
- Whitewater rafting down the Animas River
- Durango Adventures and Zipline Tours
- Chapman Hill Ice Rink
- Soak in natural mineral pools at Durango Hot Springs Resort & Spa
- Take a walking tour of historic downtown Durango and explore Durango’s eclectic shops, art galleries, & restaurants.
Places of Interest
- San Juan National Forest (trails from the back door) — 2 million acres of wilderness, scenic byways & high peaks, with historic sites & a huge variety of outdoor activities.
- Hesperus Ski Area (10 minute drive) — offers the largest night skiing area in the Southwest, a tubing hill, ski & snowboard lessons, rentals and more!
- Mesa Verde National Park (40 minute drive) — View-filled park featuring Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings from long ago, plus tours & camping.
- Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (15 minute drive) — A National Historic Landmark, this railway takes guests on plush vintage steam locomotives through the stunning San Juan National Forest.
- Purgatory Resort (45 minute drive) — offers a unique blend of steep tree skiing trails and wide-open cruisers with stunning views.
Cherry M.December 2022
Our stay at DG's home in Durango was fantastic! The location is slightly outside of town but the views are out of this world. The house was immaculately clean and the hosts were great at communicating and very helpful during our stay. We arrived late at night and didn't realize how great the mountain views were from the inside. The estate is very private and on a large piece of property. Definitely worth the visit and we'll definitely be coming back. The only thing to keep in mind is that if you're visiting in the winter, it's worth having an all-wheel drive as the roads can get piled with snow quickly, but they have on-site staff who clean it shortly after a snowfall. Overall, a great experience!”