Turn-key and move in ready; this home is being sold furnished, including 2 Honda ATV’s and a John Deere tractor. Only 90 minutes to Telluride Ski Resort, this 70-acre private and peaceful property is in a well-run, video controlled gated HOA, providing security for you, your family and your investment. In this HOA all properties are well maintained. The home sits in a beautiful canyon with abundant water and wildlife. Perfectly situated on the border of Montezuma and La Plata counties with annual taxes of only $3437 (taxes could be as low as $1950/year with AG status) and private access to the 10,000 acre Menefee wilderness area and BLM lands. The recreational opportunities are right out your front door: 70 acres of private trail riding, ATVing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and exceptional hiking. This property features an impeccably designed 6,055 square foot primary residence, a spacious barn with a 800 square foot apartment above, and a 1,200 square foot RV garage with attached shop. The 70 acres is composed of two 35-acre parcels (each with its own well, power, and can be subdivided) bordering thousands of acres of BLM. Thoughtful attention was given to the custom design of the luxurious main home. Each log was hand selected, hand scribed, and coped to fit perfectly with the next. Custom stone from a local quarry surrounds the lower exterior of the home, as well as the chimney and stone- stacked fireplace in the great room. Enjoy the sunrise over the property’s canyons from the expansive back deck, then watch the sunset on the covered front deck or upstairs patio. Inside the main home you will find, radiant floor heat on both levels, three large bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom and walk in closets, a great room with vaulted ceilings and a large wood-burning fireplace, a chef’s kitchen, walk-in pantry, laundry room with utility sink, upstairs bonus room/office, and a 2,280 square foot basement. The main level owners’ suite offers true serenity with a jetted bathtub, extra large steam shower, a walk-in closet built for 2, quartz countertops, double vanity, and private entry to the back deck with access to the Marquis ATC 14 Sport Swim Spa & Jacuzzi. The kitchen provides abundant space for all of your cooking and entertaining needs with quartz countertops, a large center island facing the great room, easy access to both the back and side decks, stainless steel appliances and a five burner gas stove. The windowed basement is heated, with finished floors, and is ready to be customized into a spacious gym, home theatre, and/or additional bedrooms and bathrooms. Attached to the main home is a heated three car garage with epoxy floors, a raised dog wash station, and generous storage space for all of your toys/ gear. To the southwest of the main house there is a heated board and batten barn, complete with one oversized nursing stall, a tack room, hay/equipment storage, paddock with automatic heated waterer, and a full laundry room. Above the barn is a nicely appointed one bedroom, one bathroom, timber frame apartment for your guests or caretaker. Step outside the barn and you will find a 60’x120’ outdoor riding arena. Directly south of the main house is the RV garage and workshop. The property is close to all of the best of Southwest Colorado: 24 Miles to downtown Durango, 50 Miles to Purgatory Ski Resort, 16 Miles to Mesa Verde, and directly across the street from the entrance to Elk Stream Ranch is the access to the San Juan National Forest.