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Bear Mountain Ranch

Colorado, Archuleta County, Pagosa Springs – MLS 730056

Bear Mountain Ranch has 124 private acres of mature woodlands, bordering BLM lands. The 9,808 SF estate has magnificent views of the San Juan Mountains and features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, an expansive great room with vaulted ceilings, rock fireplace, gourmet kitchen with spacious pantry, craft room, wine cellar, media room, and library. Each room provides maximum comfort with endless entertainment and storage possibilities. This home has an abundance of stonework, custom iron designs, and a state of the art hydronic heating system. There is over 3,000 SF of outside deck for entertaining and viewing the abundant wildlife and picturesque views.

The 11,000+ SF Guest Lodge/Business Center was designed with an Old Western Town motif, complete with saloon, stage, and full-sized bar. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs, 2 of which have their own en suite bathrooms. In addition, there is an executive office and conference room, a heated industrial machine shop, and multiple garages/shop space to park all of the vehicles and equipment associated with the ranch.

Location and Area

The ranch is beautifully situated 7 miles south of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, just off of Highway 84 in Archuleta County. Far from any big cities, Pagosa Springs is the Ute Indian word for healing waters. This town is well known for its refreshing and rejuvenating natural, hot mineral springs and riverside hot pools. Two city parks straddle the San Juan River, and encompass a river walk and picnic areas. The area is also known for its world-class fishing rivers. Archuleta County’s Stevens Field Airport in Pagosa Springs with FBO supports private aircraft up to 55,000 lbs. The entire four-corners area provides endless activities for the outdoor sports enthusiast. The area offers comfortable summer temperatures reaching the upper 80s, while the autumn days are clear, cool and full of vibrant foliage colors. The crisp and sunny winter days often feature abundant, light powdery snow. The historic downtown area of Durango is located just 55 miles to the west. Durango has numerous big city conveniences, including a state-of-the-art new hospital, fine restaurants, hotels, shopping, a four-year college, and many cultural activities. Also, La Plata County Airport in Durango runs daily commercial air service to Denver, Albuquerque and Phoenix, with seasonal service to Houston and Dallas, and includes facilities for full service general aviation. The regional population is 45,000. The property is 230 miles from Grand Junction, 210 miles from Albuquerque, 150 from Santa Fe, about 285 miles from Denver and Colorado Springs and 475 miles from Phoenix.

Property Grounds and External Features

  • There are 124 acres that capture the most dramatic views of the San Juan Mountains
  • The property borders BLM land
  • Gated private driveway
  • Acreage is open and forested with large ponderosa pine, juniper, gamble oak
  • Landscaped yard featuring native ground cover surrounds the home with meandering stone walkways
  • Paved circular covered driveway; sensor that rings bell inside home and also turns on circular bulb driveway lights
  • Green house with a 5000 gal holding tank; 6 solar panels are on the roof
  • 3000+SF of covered deck
  • Cement patio on lower level, partly covered, allows for expanded views of the mountains
  • Beautiful exterior stone work
  • Contemporary Aeolian wind harp, an ancient stringed instrument that sings unchained melodies
  • Exterior doors are metal and custom painted to resemble Aspen

Residence Features Include:

  • 9,808 SF of gracious living space on 2 levels; full of large 360 degree panoramic windows allowing for a very light and bright interior
  • 2 bedrooms; 2 full baths and 1 half bath; both the exercise room and studio are plumbed for bathrooms and can be easily converted into bedrooms
  • Elevator from lower level services second floor
  • Security system (consists of door contacts, video surveillance, and motion sensors)
  • Sound system inside and out
  • State of the art hydronic in-floor heating system (12 zones), air exchanges and venting, 120 gallon hot water heater, 400 amp service
  • All interior doors custom made from Aspen; metal nail accents
  • Spacious master suite with a massive bath area
  • Gallery areas incorporated between the two levels with ample space for showcasing artwork
  • Elevator and a wood lifting dumbwaiter from the lower level
  • On-site hand-hewn support beams throughout
  • Hand-forged custom metal work by owner
  • Combination of cork, carpet, slate, and cement floors
  • Custom plumbing and light fixtures; lighting dimmer controlled
  • Recessed and up lighting; chandelier; lighting sconces
  • 3-car+ oversized heated garage with concrete floors; electric garage doors; extensive storage; large closet for plumbing and heating; wash tub, sink, two water storage containers


Main Foyer

  • Custom made carved bear entry door by Durango artist Doug Christie
  • Contemporary Aeolian wind harp, an ancient stringed instrument that sings unchained melodies by a Pagosa artist Ross Barrable, sits above stone water feature
  • Staircase with iron railing leads to great room
  • Unique water feature with live goldfish circles the entry way
  • Custom metal chandelier
  • Expansive wall of windows: allows an abundance of light into the home

Great Room

  • Beautiful log railing separates entry from the great room
  • 35’ ceiling from floor ridgeline
  • Very large sitting area with walls of oversized windows take in spectacular views
  • Floor-to-ceiling native lichen rock fireplace; wood storage elevator that leads to wood storage room
  • Aspen tongue and groove ceilings
  • Roof beams are Spruce from Rifle Colorado; all vertical logs are from the property; hand hewn and cut
  • Recessed lighting covers the entire ceiling


  • Cork floors
  • Walk-out to large decks with hand-forged exterior railings
  • Hickory cabinets with open top shelves for decorations
  • Dacor stainless steel range top cooktop six burner stove
  • Custom made hood/fan
  • Granite counters
  • Large center island; granite counter top
  • 2 Whirlpool dishwashers
  • Dacor double ovens
  • Sub-Zero side-by-side fridge/freezer
  • Tile backsplash
  • Huge 300sf walk-in pantry with built-in and open shelving; includes passenger elevator from garage to pantry

Dining Room

  • Custom light chandelier over dining room table seating for 4-6
  • Synthetic forest green carpet flooring
  • Access to the covered deck, made with South American (Ipe) wood decking

Master Bedroom and Bath Suite

  • 18’ vaulted ceiling
  • Large windows with views and access to the deck
  • Gallery areas incorporated into the wall for art/picture displays
  • Raised aspen tongue and groove ceilings; recessed lighting
  • Expansive walk-in closet; his and hers sides with center island; various shelves, cubbies and drawers for jewelry, belts, shoes, built-in clothes hamper, etc.; large full length mirror
  • Large sink, washer dryer, shelving for spa and cleaning supplies


  • Marble countertops from India
  • Two sided his and hers open shower; vertical marble walls; plenty of water jets and sprays for luxurious showers
  • Slate floors
  • His and hers vanities and toilets; porcelain sinks with large mirrors
  • In-floor Jacuzzi hot tub; large window looks out to deck; small water feature in corner
  • Steam room to the right of the hot tub
  • Door to the wrap around deck

Master Office/Study

  • Several built-in bookcases; storage room above for art display
  • Built-in counter top with cabinets for storage
  • Large aspen/pinyon pine custom desk faces towards window with incredible views of the mountains
  • Small fireplace with mantel

Powder Room

  • Wall hutch for art display
  • Carpet and slate tile
  • Large mirror with slate tile accents, faucet and wall sconces

Gallery Foyer

  • 2 entrances; one from front entrance of home; other door opens to master bedroom
  • Aspen tongue and groove cathedral ceilings; several skylights; 3 large ceiling fans
  • Gallery areas incorporated with ample space for showcasing artwork; lighting in individual shelves
  • Beveled square glass blocks in floor give a unique lighting to the lower level
  • Elevator access

Media Room

  • Raised aspen tongue and groove ceilings; recessed lighting
  • Cork flooring
  • Full bar with oak bar top; 2 stainless steel sinks; sub zero fridge; Bosch dishwasher, KitchenAid trash compactor
  • Black Formica counter tops
  • Media area has full curtain; separate built-in shelves for electronic devices
  • Built-in shelves for movies
  • Carpet flooring
  • Door accesses the wrap around covered deck


Owner’s Entry – Mud Room

  • Walls covered with chicken wire then covered with thin cement, contoured with aluminum foil, spray painted with multiple colors to resemble granite; method used by an artist that worked at Disney Land
  • Ceiling lights with custom metal star design shades

Wine Cellar

  • Open triangle shelving on walls
  • Holds approximately 1000 bottles of wine
  • Concrete flooring

Guest Bedroom and Bathroom

  • Tan carpet floors; small built-in corner shelf
  • Sliding glass doors to closet
  • Two large windows; door to access covered patio; views of the mountains
  • Tub/shower combo with sliding glass door; double shower head
  • Tiled counter top; large mirror

Workout Room

  • Carpet flooring
  • Full wall of windows; door accesses the back covered patio
  • Full length floor-to-ceiling mirrored wall

Craft Room

  • Full floor-to-ceiling shelves for storage
  • Tracked lighting; cork floors
  • Large pin board along back wall for projects


  • Once set up with a hydroponic system.
  • 5000 gal holding tank for the 6 solar panels that are on the roof
  • Hydronic heating coils in the floor
  • Water is plumbed directly into the greenhouse

Guest Lodge/Business Center

11,000+ SF guest lodge and business center; designed with an Old Western Town motif, complete with saloon, elevated stage, full bar, blackjack table and ole-time player piano


  • Wood floors, vintage style lights with flower shades
  • Victorian-style, high-tank toilet with chain pull lever
  • Ceiling is Armstrong acoustical tile painted gold
  • Full bar, wood floors; wood cabinetry; Formica counter tops; large western style mirrors; stove top; double door Kenmore fridge
  • Half wall wood paneling
  • Raised stage; floor to ceiling curtain; vintage old time piano
  • Three circular windows look out to the boardwalk; full lighting outside along the boardwalk
  • Revolver chandelier on wagon wheel
  • Wood Staircase

Guest Bedrooms and Baths

  • Loft hallway with log railing; floral carpet; vintage lighting; storage access; washer and dryer Kenmore
  • Three bedrooms upstairs, two of which have their own en suite bathrooms
  • Tiled floor in baths; tiled counter tops; standing showers; built-in shelves; windows overlook boardwalk

General Store

  • Wooden shelving to display antiques
  • Small ceiling fan; vintage lighting; single pane windows; concrete floors


  • Built-in bookcases
  • Oak/carpet flooring
  • Double pane windows look out to the boardwalk
  • Recessed and florescent lighting; ceiling fans

Industrial Shop

  • Heated; concrete flooring; electric garage door; several skylights
  • Fully functional air compressors that run from the ceiling
  • Roll up extension cords run along the ceiling
  • Long counter with storage underneath
  • Pegboard siding for tool storage; ventilation fan
  • Full washer dryer hookup

Equipment Shop

  • Large storage area; concrete floors
  • Built in countertops
  • Large sink

Wildlife and Recreation

Bear Mountain Ranch has an ideal combination of wildlife habitat and privacy. Commonly seen are migrating elk, deer, bobcat, coyote, red tail hawks, eagles, wild turkey and other sporting and songbirds. Occasionally, one may even get a glimpse of a black bear or mountain lion. The opportunities for exploration and recreation are limitless—whether it’s hiking, bird watching, rock climbing, 4-wheeling, hunting, trout fishing in the nearby San Juan River or just relaxing—this property and the adjacent National Forest has it all. The local area also provides many opportunities for all types of recreation. For downhill skiing, Wolf Creek Ski Area is 40 minutes away, while Durango Mountain Resort is a 1 hour and 30 minute drive. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are also available on the estate and throughout the area. Summertime is also filled with opportunities to kayak/boat on many area lakes and rivers.

Navajo Lake is 25 miles from the property. Parelli Natural Horsemanship Headquarters is just 15 miles from the ranch. Excellent golfing can be found in Pagosa Springs at the Pagosa Springs Golf Club, just 10+ minutes from the ranch, while Durango has several fine courses, including Dalton Ranch Golf Club, Hillcrest Community Club, and the private Glacier Club (memberships available). In addition, people come from around the world to soak in the Hot Springs along the San Juan River, ride the Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and visit attractions like Mesa Verde National Park, Chaco Canyon and the Four Corners National Monument.

Now $3,970,000 – 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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