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3258 CR 243 Durango CO Real Estate

Beautiful private mountain retreat on 12.69 acres bordering the San Juan National Forest. Excellent hiking, hunting, horseback riding right out your front door. This custom built one level lakeview home with walk out basement is directly across the street from Lemon Lake/Reservoir providing an abundance of water activities including fantastic fishing, canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding. Escape to the mountains and enjoy the spectacular lake and mountain views that this home offers as well as starlit skies and the cool clean mountain air. Saddle up and ride on the 1600 acres of trails in the national forest that is adjacent to this home. This magnificent home also includes full guest quarters above the garage with a private deck. The open concept design, walls of windows, soaring tongue and groove wood ceilings and solid knotty alder doors are just some of the architectural features this home has to offer. The chef in the family will love the spacious kitchen with an abundance of custom built alder cabinets, granite countertops and a huge breakfast bar. The focal point in the large great room is the massive rock fireplace where you can gather and enjoy a roaring fire. French doors from the great room open onto the 1700 square foot covered wrap around deck which is the perfect place for outdoor entertaining and to enjoy the breathtaking lake and mountain views. Relax and unwind in the hot tub which is on the covered deck protecting you from the weather. There are 3 spacious bedrooms, 3 baths, a fantastic media room, an office and a huge amount of storage in the main house. There is also an attached heated garage and large workshop as well as a detached oversized 2 car garage. The separate guest quarters has a bath, kitchenette, vaulted tongue and groove wood ceiling, french doors leading out to the private deck with lake and mountain views and a free standing gas stove to take the chill of the cool evenings. The current owners have horses and there is a small barn providing shelter for the horses. The horses stay on the part of the property that is on the left side of the road during the spring, summer and fall. There is year round access to this property on the county road. If you are looking for great fishing, hunting, hiking, horseback riding and amazing views this is the home for you. Located approximately 30 minutes from Durango. Lots of elk, deer and turkey on the property and the surrounding national forest. This would make a fantastic 2nd home with income as a vacation rental when you are not using the home.