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385 Old Snag Circle

Colorado, La Plata County, Durango – MLS 728925

This 5,010 SF house sits on 6.88 acres and has gorgeous finishes and finely crafted details. Surrounded by green lawns and rock-walled flowerbeds, this 4 bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home sits in a grassy valley with open meadows and a view of Silver Mountain. Remodeled in 2010 with a new custom timber frame addition, the main level has a wonderful floor plan, featuring a great room with cathedral ceilings, an oversized wood burning stove, separate living room with Hemingway bar, and a gourmet kitchen. Granite counters and stainless appliances complement the kitchen. The master bedroom suite is on the main floor, allowing for a single-level lifestyle with views of the beautiful pond and water feature in the backyard. There are slate, ceramic tile, and wood floors throughout the home that have recently been updated. A custom spiral staircase made from virgin growth red pine recycled from an 1800’s grain elevator leads to the media room and wine cellar. In addition, there is a detached three-car garage and shop, timber frame hot tub, three separate decks, a greenhouse, and a large barn with concrete flooring and full RV hookups. This property provides all of the essentials and more to relax and enjoy everything that the Colorado lifestyle has to offer.

Location and Area

Durango is a town of rural mountain charm and character, and has many big city conveniences, including a state-of-the-art new hospital, many fine restaurants, hotels, shopping, and a four year college. There are endless activities for the outdoor sports enthusiast including golf courses, first class fly fishing, numerous outdoor hiking and biking trails, and excellent family skiing at Purgatory Resort just a short drive away. It is located at 6,512 feet above sea level, surrounded by scenic mountain views, and over 300 days of sunshine each year. Comfortable summer temperatures reach the upper 80’s, while the autumn days are clear, cool and full of vibrant foliage colors. The crisp and sunny winter days often feature abundant powdery snow.

The La Plata County area that includes Durango and Bayfield has a population of 52,000. La Plata County Airport runs daily commercial air service to Denver, Dallas, and Phoenix, and includes facilities for full service general aviation. The property is 105 miles from Telluride, 205 miles from Albuquerque and Santa Fe, 170 miles from Grand Junction, about 300 miles from Denver and Colorado Springs, and 450 miles from Phoenix.

Property Grounds and External Features

  • Tinted concrete sidewalks front and back of home and connecting barn
  • Water feature includes upper and lower ponds with waterfall and stream connecting ponds.
  • Koi and Blue Gill Perch in both ponds
  • Slate patio adjacent to lower pond covered by cedar pergola
  • Outdoor low voltage lighting running the length of the backyard sidewalk down to pergola
  • 30 aspen trees were planted on the property in 2010 along with maples and evergreen trees (Blue Spruce, Australian pine)
  • Sod installed in back yard
  • Flower beds constructed in 2010 with many varieties of perennials and bulbs
  • Irrigation system tied to cistern for all beds, trees, and back lawn
  • Black top driveways in front of the house and barn
  • Large in-ground cook pit with grating located west of water feature
  • Two seasonal streams on northern part of property
  • View of Silver Mountain in the La Plata Mountain range from back porch and master bedroom
  • Detached internally finished storage shed
  • Detached wood shed with swinging doors
  • Greenhouse located on leveled foundation behind garage
  • Plowed and amended garden area
  • Leveled and compacted gravel apron adjacent to garage
  • The property is adjacent to 60 acres unfenced, heavily wooded, wildlife preserve.

Residence Features Include

  • Precision Craft custom 10” Douglas fir logs connected by stainless bolts the length of the walls
  • Logs have gasketed contact facings
  • Home originally constructed by local builder Mountain Lyon Enterprises (still in business)
  • Logs were professionally chinked in 2010.
  • Enclosed craft room with washer/dryer
  • Storage attic above play room with aspen ceiling
  • New timber frame addition built in 2010
  • Custom designed and installed by Great Northern Woodworks, Cambridge, MN. (Phil Bjork)
  • New Lifetime Trek decks added to two sides and rear of home
  • Off peak electric furnace in mechanical room
  • Hydronic in-floor heating
  • Off peak electric water heater
  • Water softener
  • Detached timber frame hot tub covering on concrete slab built in 2010


Great Room

  • Custom timber frame
  • New timber ceiling
  • Electric window shades
  • Ice maker and wine chiller with humidor
  • Bar sink & curved Hemingway bar with bar stools
  • Large stone fireplace with custom mantle and elk head mount


  • Oversized wood burning stove
  • Aspen ceilings
  • Immaculate slate tile floors
  • Open to kitchen and dining room
  • Loft area above with wood railing
  • Iron chandelier lights throughout
  • Custom antler overhead fan
  • Flat screen TV

Gourmet Chef’s Kitchen and Dining Room

  • Kitchen open to the den and great room
  • Solid granite counters, including three-seat bar area separating kitchen and dining areas
  • Vaulted ceiling and recessed lighting
  • All new stainless steel appliances; gas range, double ovens, microwave, dishwasher, two stainless sinks with new disposers
  • Roof high capacity hot tape with individual switches in kitchen pantry
  • Large granite center island; movable

Powder Room

  • Granite counter top
  • Porcelain sink
  • Wood cabinets
  • Southwest style mirror
  • Authentic antique barn wood accent wall

Master Bedroom and Bath Suite

  • Custom commissioned stain glass in master bedroom with back lighting
  • Large windows with views of the ponds, meadows, and mountains
  • Door outside to private deck and hot tub
  • Ceramic tile floor
  • Authentic antique barn wood accent wall
  • Master closet with built-in shelves, drawers and floor-to-ceiling shoe racks
  • His and hers sinks and granite counter top
  • Beautiful drop down wrought iron and metal lighting fixtures
  • Large walk in shower with shower steam mister

Guest Master Bedroom

  • Wood floor
  • Authentic antique barn wood accent wall
  • Ceiling fan
  • Door out to deck and hot tub
  • Large walk-in closet

Guest Bath

  • Tile counter top
  • Two porcelain sinks
  • Framed wooden mirrors
  • Tile floors
  • Showers refinished with colored epoxy coating

Game Room

  • Original two car garage converted to game room with bar and sink
  • Stamped concrete floor
  • Pool table with chairs, TV, stereo with Bose speakers in room ceiling corners
  • Aspen ceilings
  • Storage attic above game room


Bedroom One

  • New Berber carpet floors
  • Wood paneling accent wall
  • Vaulted ceiling


  • Granite counter top
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Shower refinished with colored epoxy coating
  • Tile floor
  • Porcelain sink
  • Authentic antique barn wood accent wall

Bedroom Two

  • Carpet Floor
  • Vaulted ceiling


Custom spiral staircase from timber frame great room going to media room made from virgin growth red pine recycled from grain elevator built in the 1800’s (with engraved brass plaque)

Media Room

  • Carpeted
  • Houston Gallery Furniture leather furniture
  • Granite media center and 55” flat screen
  • Bose sound system

Wine Cellar

  • Speakeasy Door
  • Constant 54 degree temperature
  • Two 50 bottle wine racks


  • Concrete floor
  • Sewer drain for RV
  • 50 amp electrical plug
  • 3,200 gal. in-ground cistern fed by barn gutters for property irrigation system
  • Sized for motorhome w/north and south full opening electric doors


  • Detached three-car garage with individual stall drains
  • Large attic (14’ X 50’) with indoor stairway
  • Attached insulated/finished workshop and office with indoor/outdoor carpet
  • Large custom work bench
  • Off peak electric furnace
  • Wired for telephone and high speed internet
  • Custom timber frame porte-cochere attaching garage to house

Wildlife and Recreation

The property has beautiful La Plata Mountain views in a private setting. There is abundant wildlife in the area, including mule deer, elk, black bear, turkey and soaring raptors.

For downhill skiing, Purgatory Resort is a short drive from the property, while Wolf Creek and Silverton Mountain Ski Areas are an hour-and-a-half away. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snow-mobiling are also available throughout the area and on the ranch. Summertime is filled with opportunities for biking or horseback riding, hiking, rock climbing, fly-fishing, boating or canoeing in the area. Also, the Animas River provides great fly-fishing, kayaking, canoeing and rafting. There are many other things to do in the area, like visiting the local Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park and the Four Corners National Monument.

Excellent golf can be found at Dalton Ranch Golf Club, Hillcrest Community Club, the private Glacier Club (memberships available), and a top-rated public course at Pinion Hills in Farmington, NM (approximately 60 miles).

Now $1,295,000 – Significant Price Adjustment

This property is offered by Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty, LLC, Tom and Zach Morse, Brokers. All information provided by Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty, LLC or its sales representatives in connection with this property was acquired from sources deemed reliable, however, we do not warrant its accuracy or completeness and any users of such information waive any claims related thereto. Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty, LLC recommends that every item of interest to the purchaser (i.e. issues regarding title, water, minerals, survey, zoning, permits, land use regulations and other applicable laws, and any other issues) be independently verified by the purchaser's attorney.

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