Trapper Ranch -Private 11 acres with two ponds

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms


Great Colorado home on a private end of road driveway that opens to an 11 acre ranch with a 1 acre pond and another pond half its size. There are tall mature Ponderosa pine trees in the front part of the property and the back half of the property is a mixture of aspens, pines and meadows that surround the ponds where you can walk and see wildlife and just relax. As the house is at the end of a private driveway you will have all the peace and quite you want. Located 7 miles to Bayfield, 18 miles to Durango and 7 miles to Vallecito reservoir. Purgatory Ski Resort is 1 hour away. Guest interaction - I live in this house with my very friendly black lab so you will see me around. I can give all guest there space and not interact if that is what they would like or I can fully engage if you would like. Rooms - This is a 3400 Sqft four bedroom house with three rooms available for use. Bedroom #1 is on the second floor and has a sitting area at the top of the stairs with Futon sofa/bed and 4 seat High top table. The bedroom has a queen size bed and a private 3/4 bath. You can have up to two additional guest with this bedroom using the Futon bed. Bedroom #2 is on the main floor and has a queen bed. You will have access to the main floor full bath which is a private bath. Bedroom #3 is a very large bedroom and has a queen bed and also a bunk bed with a double mattress on the bottom and a twin mattress on top. This bedroom uses the main floor full bath. You can have up to three additional guest with this bedroom. BOOKING CHARGES- If you have more then 4 people in your party you would need to use a second or possibly third bedroom to handle all your guests. If this is the case I would update your booking charge to include the cost of a second room or that of a third room if needed and any additional guest over two per room. Guest access - Guest will have access to use the kitchen for make any of there meals. Pots, pans, cooking utensils, silverware, plates, bowls, cups and glasses are all available. Spices, salt, pepper, oil, Ketchup, butter are all on hand to use in cooking. My personal food that I have on hand is not for guest use. Space will be set aside in the Fridge and freezer for items you purchase at the store for your stay. Kitchen table and/or high top counter open for use. You can also use the front and/or rear deck areas for eating. Living room area is open for all guests. The fireplace can only be used when I am around. Laundry room open for use and is stocked with cloths wash, iron and ironing board. There is plenty of parking as you pull up to the house. Neighborhood overview - Bald Eagles fly around almost all day long and you can also hear them throughout the day. Ducks also fly in and around the property throughout the day. Elk and mule deer can be seen on the property at times along with turkey, rabbits and squirrel. The San Juan National Forrest surrounds the area and is a massive area for getting out and enjoying the great outdoors. Some things to do in the area: Trout fishing is super and there are many streams to pick from. Fishing is also good at Vallecito Reservoir where you can fish from the shore, boat or kayak. Ice fishing will come into play shortly to as the lakes freeze up! The area is a great place fro mountain biking and also road riding with many great loops for each. Fat tire riding is also big in the winter months. Hiking also abounds all through the area and with winter settling in Snow shoeing will be the preferred method of moving around then hiking where the snow gets to deep Down hill skiing and cross country skiing are big draws through the area. Snowmobiling is also available in many areas. Hop aboard the old Durango to Silverton rail line and take a beautiful train ride up to Silverton for the day. Off road "jeep" riding can be fun and get out and back into the country and see some great sites. Horse back riding abounds in the area and there are many places to book a horseback ride with. Hunting is big in Colorado where you can search for a giant bull elk, or something smaller like a mule deer. Gun or bow hunting are both used. Many other game animals can be sought after beside elk and deer. Small game and wing shooting are also great


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  • Fireplace


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