Once you see this property you will understand why it has been in one family's caring hands for 30 years. It is paradise found-where the river caresses the very private 4.57-acre property with its nurturing sound, amongst stands of 200-to-300 year-old pine and spruce trees, manicured lawns, mature perennial gardens, riverside gazebo and multiple outdoor seating areas. The charming and cozy light-filled 5,110 SQ FT, 4+ bedroom, 5 bathroom home is filled with wrap-around windows that allow the pristine outside environment to be enjoyed from throughout the home and expansive decks. There is also a magical tree house over the river that functions as the guesthouse. For projects and storage there are 2 large outbuildings and for the gardener in the house, there is a state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse and outside gardens with raised beds. All of this just a few miles from historic downtown Durango!
Florida River Estate is located off of County Road 240 just 20 minutes northeast of Durango. Durango is a town of rural mountain charm and character, and has many big city conveniences, including a state-of-the-art new hospital, fine restaurants, hotels, shopping, a four-year college, golf courses, first class fly fishing, numerous outdoor hiking and biking trails, both alpine and cross country skiing, rafting, and kayaking, with endless activities for the outdoor sports enthusiast. There are 40 national and state parks within a day's drive. 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 52,000. La Plata County Airport runs daily commercial air service to Denver, Dallas and Phoenix, bi-weekly service to Las Vegas, 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.