It is rare when a major property becomes available that offers a new owner the opportunity to enjoy everything that is best about life in Pagosa Country, close at hand. This 36-acre gem is placed at the perfect interface between downtown Pagosa Springs — with all it has to offer in the way of food, entertainment, hot springs experiences, river adventures and commercial establishments — and the alpine environment cherished by the outdoor enthusiast and the lover of the beauty that characterizes the gorgeous San Juans. Pagosa Springs is minutes away from this property on a county-maintained, paved road, but is invisible to the eye. Instead, the home features a spectacular view down a lush valley, and beyond to the nearby, extraordinary north range of the San Juans. The 2,300 square-foot, two-story residence features three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, with carpet and tile flooring, and window coverings; a sitting room/office space; a living room with ample, low, built-in shelves; a fully equipped kitchen with lovely cabinetry, and a dining area, including a kitchen bar; electric and wood fueled heating, with thermal storage; washer and dryer; electric service, public water, and engineered septic. Acquisition of existing furnishings can be negotiated. The structure is clad in CertainTeed fireproof metal siding, is metal-roofed, and energy efficient with 12-inch walls featuring a combination of blown-in cellulose and 6-inch blue foam — just what you want during a cold winter, or in the heat of summer. There is R-76 insulation in the ceiling, and insulation between floors and interior walls. The home includes storm windows and a delightful outdoor patio with a beautiful seasonal pond. A 1,600 square-foot, attached garage with a three-vehicle capacity is solar heated (with backup heat) and its tall ceiling allows for RV parking and storage. A separate 22x16, three-bay metal storage building is easily convertible to horse stalls. The acreage is zoned agricultural for tax purposes. The fully fenced horse property also offers space for construction of an additional residence, if desired. Don’t delay, this is a special opportunity. The timing is perfect to acquire this property and begin your adventure in one of Colorado’s most desirable communities.