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33177 Highway 550 Durango CO Real Estate

If Durango, Colorado is one of your favorite places, then the stunning red cliffs of the Animas River Valley are surely forefront in your memories of this famous mountain town among its many awe-inspiring and breathtaking views. The Animas River and its glacial valley are notable for both the serene dramatic setting of meandering glassy waters framed by lush foliage and mountainous red cliffs, and in their capacity to transition your senses from the high-desert of the southwest to the cool high-Alpine and rugged peaks of the San Juan Mountains. For many, this river valley has come to symbolize the totality of feeling and spirit that make up 'life in the mountains.Tucked in among the mature landscaping and backing to the Hermosa irrigation ditch and historic Durango and Silverton train route, this main home and guest cabin take it all in! The current owners have lovingly cared for the existing home over the years, its outbuildings, guest home, gardens and landscaping leaving it ready to complete your vision of the ultimate valley estate. The main home features a living room with a corner free-standing antique fireplace, an office with built-in bookcases and pine hardwood flooring leading into a second living space (which could be a second bedroom), with stairs up to the loft bedroom area. The loft bedroom space offers sliding glass patio doors out to a spacious deck with stunning valley views. The separate 1-bedroom guest cabin has a kitchenette and 3/4 bath, perfect for inviting friends to visit or potentiallya vacation rental cabin. There is a two car garage below the guest cabin for ample storage in addition to the 1+ car detached garage. Be sure to walk behind the home up to the beautiful irrigation ditch to take in the sights and sounds of the flowing water. The property comes with 6 irrigation shares of the Animas Consolidated Ditch which irrigate the lush lawn and your own golf course! The adjacent property to the south is a 1.77 acre parcel with 2 additional shares of this irrigation water is listed separately, and can also be purchased together with this one. Located a mere nine miles from downtown Durango, and just 16 miles from Purgatory Ski Resort, this residence is at the epicenter of Durango adventure. Mountain biking, hiking, skiing, backpacking, camping and countless other activities are in the immediate vicinity of your back door. Call for additional details.