A true Rocky Mountain estate property with main residence, barn with horse stalls, plus extremely well-done ranch-style guest quarters and a garden shed that would make your houseplants green with envy. The 25-acre ranch includes Animas River frontage, multiple ponds, pastures and extensive gardens. The exterior of the main home is hand-cut limestone block and the interiors include woodwork crafted on-site by master carpenters. The complete property consists of nine bedrooms, eleven baths and covered storage for up to seven vehicles. This is a fantastic estate home that offers unmatched elegance, privacy and value in the Animas Valley just north of Durango.
Nestled in a picturesque red cliff and tree lined valley a convenient ten minutes north of Durango, the ranch borders the Animas River and is located on South Coon Creek Lane, a paved road accessed from County Road 250. Durango is a town of rural mountain charm and character, and has many big city conveniences, including a state-of-the-art new hospital, many fine restaurants, hotels, shopping, a four-year college, golf courses, first class fly fishing, numerous outdoor hiking and biking trails, with endless activities for the outdoor sports enthusiast. It is located 6,512 ft. above sea level, surrounded by scenic mountain views, and over 300 days of sunshine each year. Comfortable summer temperatures reach the upper 80s, while the autumn days are clear, cool and full of vibrant foliage colors. The crisp and sunny winter days often feature abundant, light powdery snow. The La Plata County area that includes Durango and Bayfield has a population of 44,000. La Plata County Airport runs daily commercial air service to Denver, Albuquerque and Phoenix, with seasonal service to Houston, and includes facilities for full service general aviation. The property is 100 miles from Telluride, 170 miles from Grand Junction, 200 miles from Albuquerque and Santa Fe, about 300 miles from Denver and Colorado Springs and 450 miles from Phoenix.