Welcome to Emerald Meadows Ranch, an idyllic destination that checks all the right boxes. The ranch boasts a perfect location, merely 15 minutes away from the hospital, 20 minutes from the airport, and a short 25-minute drive to downtown Durango, where you'll find an array of shopping and dining options. Despite its proximity to urban conveniences, the ranch exudes a serene ambiance, as if nestled deep within the woods. Land Secured by a gated entrance, the ranch sprawls across approximately 71.76 acres of picturesque land, providing ample space for your pursuits. Moreover, the property borders almost 400 acres of BLM land, extending the natural beauty and possibilities that await you here. Every inch of this property is thoughtfully designed, with fencing and cross-fencing enclosing the entire area. This arrangement ensures absolute seclusion, providing you with a haven where no neighbors are visible from your vantage point. Perched atop a knoll, the main residence boasts breathtaking panoramic views, stretching all the way to the majestic San Juan Mountains. For the equestrian enthusiasts, the ranch boasts an exquisite and expansive grassy pasture, spanning approximately 30-35 acres, all securely enclosed with fencing. To ensure your animals’ comfort, a well-maintained pole barn provides shelter from the elements. Additionally, a functional windmill well is in place, readily filling your water troughs, ensuring a continuous and reliable water source. There is a strategically located pond within the pasture, offering even more water access for your animals. Besides, a separate well caters specifically to the needs of the main house. An enchanting old homestead house from 1913 also graces the pasture. The mineral rights to the ranch will be transferred to the new owner and the ranch has hundreds of large moss rock boulders that are in high demand. Improvements The main residence is a stunning 3,329 square feet masterpiece, exquisitely crafted from beautiful, stained logs, and adorned with custom rock siding. This charming 2-story home boasts 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and an inviting office space, providing ample room for comfortable living. Meticulously cared for, the property is in great condition, a testament to its impeccable maintenance. Step outside onto one of the four decks, each offering a unique perspective, with the main deck, thoughtfully wired and plumbed for a potential hot tub. The soaring 19-foot high ceiling allows the space to breathe, capturing mesmerizing views. The centerpiece of this inviting room is a magnificent floor-to-ceiling wood-burning rock fireplace. There is a beautiful granite kitchen, complete with a charming breakfast nook and an elegant formal dining room. The practicality of the home is enhanced by a dedicated laundry and sewing room, offering convenience at every turn. You’ll find a harmonious blend of tile and wood flooring throughout, along with like-new carpets in the bedrooms. The master bath is a luxurious oasis, featuring a steam/sauna shower, an indulgent jacuzzi tub, and a spacious walk-in closet, providing both comfort and convenience. Surround sound graces every corner of the house and barn, ensuring an immersive audio experience. Additionally, a state-of-the-art alarm system safeguards the entire property, offering peace of mind. For the car enthusiasts, the property offers an extra-long 2-car garage, providing ample space for vehicles and storage. This remarkable ranch truly offers an exceptional and luxurious living experience in every aspect. There is an awe-inspiring 3-tiered waterfall feature gracing the front with a small bridge crossing over, creating a picturesque and soothing ambiance. The ranch also boasts a very large barn with a 1-bedroom apartment above it, complete with a full kitchen and bathroom, featuring an AC window unit, heating, and a wood-burning stove. In addition, there is a 10×12 storage shed, a pump house, a tack room, a hitching post, and ample storage space. Furthermore, the sellers have generously included a big Kubota tractor with AC, enclosed cab, and accompanying attachments, such as a snowplow, a Ford post hole digger, and chains for the tractor. For fast and easy refilling of your tractor and quads, there is a fuel pump and tank that accommodates both gas and diesel. All other equipment can also be included in the sale. The barn is spacious, providing enough room to store all your toys, and it can easily accommodate a 32ft RV. Additionally, the Ranch features a custom glass greenhouse for growing your own vegetables, along with a fenced-in chicken coop and a dog run. Additional Inclusions: Custom wood swing on the deck All water troughs Antique wagon, hay rack, hay mower, and seed washer 2 livestock feeders Chop saw and several tools, chain saw etc 2013 quad works great Power washer Wood burning stove (Paid 3K) BBQ grill Custom oak cabinet in barn Filing cabinets Speakers, CD player All furniture in the house except the master bedroom set, and all the furniture for the apartment over the barn, bed, dresser, 2 night stands, TV’s Beautiful China Cabinet, all kitchen accessories 2 dinner tables and chairs Basketball hoop Bird feeders and birdhouses n a bat house lol Hoses Wall paintings Recreation For the avid sportsman, the Ranch sits in BGU 75. You have your own +-71.76 acres plus the bordering BLM land to hunt on with many large game animals have been taken on the ranch. Elk tags are over the counter, also on the ranch are mule deer, fox, turkey, bobcat, and the occasional bear. General Operations The ranch also receives royalties of $100-$125 dollars per month from the Bear Trail Gas Well which is NOT on the property. History The ranch is currently enrolled in the Colorado Forest Service plan making for very low taxes of $2200 +/- a year. The Durango airport now services Albuquerque, Dallas, and Pheonix. There is so much more to this ranch so please call for a private showing. Lastly this ranch holds a very special unique feature that will only be shown to a serious buyer.