Beaver Creek Ranch - 41.8 Acres - Bayfield, CO - $699,000 The absolute best Colorado has to offer. How do you compare 3 rivers, 2 lakes, 1.8 million acres of National Forest with private access - just 35 minutes from Durango, Colorado’s 200 restaurants, world-class powder skiing, mountain recreation and airport access with direct flights to Dallas/Ft Worth, Denver and Phoenix daily? The +/- 3542 square foot home sits on 41.8 acres and was designed and professionally built by a longtime member of Mathews Archery pro staff, who has hunted all over the world but picked Durango and Southwest Colorado as his home. The owner was originally attracted to the over the counter elk tags but then realized that he already had 360 degree views with a trophy room already in place. The home is located one of the best parcels located in the exclusive Beaver Creek Ranch, a private gated ranch community of minimum 35 acre lots just minutes from downtown Durango. This custom built home, with no short cuts taken, would take over $100,000 to replace at current costs. This home is meticulously maintained and includes the following: an open floor plan with 3 bedrooms/2 baths; large windows throughout with mountain, river and valley views; vaulted tongue & groove ceilings with ceiling fans; in-floor radiant heat; a huge master bedroom, office and entertainment area; security system; sound system; an oversized 2-3 car garage with a shop; a fenced dog kennel and dog run; a huge master bedroom and a wrap-around porch. Elk and mule deer over 200 inches are regular visitors to the property to take advantage of their private wildlife drinkers. The ranch is gated, well maintained, and includes a homeowners association. Dues are $800 annually and include snow removal through the interior roads. This well thought out ranch also includes private ATV trail access into the San Juan National forest and sits in the heart of some of the best outdoor recreation the U.S. can offer with special emphasis on the outstanding archery and rifle big game hunting. The area is known for its abundant elk herd with over the counter tags, and mule deer that regularly make the record book. Just minutes to Vallicito Lake, known for its record northern pike and walleye, and Navajo Lake (about 40 minutes south) allows for excellent boating and water recreation. The Animas, San Juan, and Piedra Rivers all offer excellent fly fishing, and Beaver Creek ranch is zoned for horses as well. As mentioned, this property was picked and built by a world renowned Mathews Archery Pro Staffer, and it can not be duplicated at anything near its recently reduced price. Owner is moving out of state to be close to family and is looking for your offer! Call today for a qualified showing, co-brokers welcome.