Western Colorado Ranchette in beautiful Bayfield, CO

Bayfield, CO 81122 is a quiet Colorado community of approximately 2,300 residents located in the South Western corner of the state. Located in La Plata County, Bayfield is situated in the Pine River Valley just 20 miles east of Durango, CO and is surrounded by the San Juan Mountains at an elevation of approximately 6,900’. This western Colorado ranchette sits just 5 miles out of town along Highway 160. Bayfield has its own very good schools, a few stores, shops and restaruants and this property is an easy commute to historic Durango for additional amenities. The San Juan National Forest offers many access points nearby for Colorado mountain activities including horseback riding on many equestrian trails, hiking, fishing, and excellent elk and mule deer hunting in GMU 751—which is a two unit license including GMU 75 and over-the-counter elk licenses are available.

22 acre waterfront property with excellent highway access and seclusion

A search of properties in the surrounding area might return plenty of luxury homes on small acreages with restrictive covenants or larger acreages with not-so-luxurious homes. This western Colorado ranchette has the perfect balance of both. Located just 5 short miles east of Bayfield—along US Highway 160, this ranchette property offers excellent access and amazing seclusion. The view from the highway reveals a beautiful meadow with the meandering, seasonal Beaver Creek running through it. Beyond the automatic gated entry stretches the paved driveway—complete with a heavy duty bridge crossing the creek. The paved drive winds along the meadow and climbs the gentle hillside to the home—located in a beautiful ponderosa pine forest. The wooded hillside blocks the home from the highway and creates a tranquil and secluded setting. The perimeter of the property is entirely fenced and has the potential to make an excellent horse property.

Western Colorado ranchette with luxurious features and western charm

This western Colorado ranchette was once the foreman’s house of a large western Colorado ranch. The home is a 3003 Sq. Ft. house built in 1982. Since then the home has undergone extensive remodels and additions through the years. From the outside, the modest log exterior seamlessly blends together leaving no evidence of the various evolutions. The stone wrapped entry complete with solid post and beam construction frame the beautiful oversized alder front door. Upon entering the home, the luxurious western flair is quite obvious. Vaulted ceilings and exposed 200 year-old reclaimed beams salvaged from the Rico, CO area, frame the interior of the home. The quality of the remodel is instantly revealed with the high-end finishes and quality touches throughout. Stone tile and wood floors, solid alder doors, quality wood clad windows, and the stone hearth on the two-sided fireplace off the kitchen are just a few of the qualtiy touches throughout this western Colorado ranchette.

A high-end kitchen is the center piece of this western Colorado ranchette

The kitchen is the heart of this custom home starting with custom knotty alder cabinets topped with quality slab granite countertops. The tiled backsplash glows with under-cabinet lighting and accent lighting above the cabinets creates a nice display of indirect lighting. The list of GE Monogram appliances includes a double refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, double ovens, microwave and warming drawer. A commercial exhaust hood is mounted over the Viking gas range. An informal eating area is located just off the kitchen with a formal dining area and sitting room located conveniently off to the side.

western Colorado ranchette features a custom house with luxury appeal

The main house is just over 3,000 square feet and consists of 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. The master suite features a private covered porch looking out over the lawn surrounded by ponderosa pines. The master bathroom features double sinks, a jetted clawfoot tub and huge walk in 2-piece shower.

The great room of this beautiful Colorado custom home showcases some rustic warmth and charm. Exposed log walls, vaulted ceilings and an oversized opening to the kitchen and doorway create a nice flow to the rest of the home. The great room truly lives up to its name with ample space for couches and gaming tables. French doors lead to the covered patio for outdoor activities. The home also has a 2-car attached garage and separate laundry room. A well supplies the water for the home and allows for up to 1 acre of watering. Heat is supplied by forced air furnace and multiple fireplaces and hot water is supplied by a tankless water heater.

Outbuildings provide additional storage and separate bunk house

No western Colorado ranchette is complete without ample outbuildings for storage. A historic shed sits behind the home for wood storage. Another outbuilding consists of two enclosed parking bays with garage doors and another two bays of open parking space. There is also a green house with additional covered storage. A tack room sits next to the bunk house—which features a bedroom and living area complete with kitchenette. Stables are located on the back side of the bunk house. The wooded hillside behind the house contains ponderosa pine and oak brush while the areas around the home and outbuildings has been completely cleared and are immaculate.

western Colorado—a great place to live and play

This western Colorado ranchette sits in the heart of southwestern Colorado. A secluded property with excellent access to all that southwestern Colorado has to offer. Historic Durango is minutes away feature an amazing historic Main Street full of shops and restaurants and is home to the historic narrow gauge railroad that runs from Durango to the town of Silverton. Also nearby is Mesa Verde and the 4-corners area. The nearby San Juan National Forest offers excellent big game hunting for mule deer, elk, turkey, and bear. A beautiful home with acreage, privacy, and front row access to the Colorado lifestyle.

 

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