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Caviness Mountain Ranch – JUST SOLD

Colorado, La Plata County, Hesperus

Situated on 35+ picturesque acres of woods and meadows, this property has a lovely 2006 custom built 1,620 SF, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, filled with light. The home and property have expansive views of the lush Cherry Creek Valley and adjacent La Plata Mountains. The property is fenced on three sides and borders the San Juan National Forest, providing endless opportunities for recreation.

Location and Area

The property is located in the small rural town of Hesperus, which sits just below the majestic peaks of the La Plata Mountains, named after one of the highest peaks of these mountains. The charming town of Durango is located 14 miles to the east, and has many big city conveniences, including a state-of-the-art new hospital, many fine restaurants, hotels, shopping, a four-year college, and numerous cultural activities.

The La Plata County area, including Durango, Bayfield and Hesperus has a population of 45,000. La Plata County Airport runs daily commercial air service to Denver, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City and Phoenix, with seasonal service to Houston and Dallas, and includes facilities for full service general aviation. The property is approximately 75 miles from Telluride, 170 miles from Grand Junction, 210 miles from Albuquerque and Santa Fe, about 320 miles from Denver, Colorado Springs and 430 miles from Phoenix.

The town of Mancos is only 11 miles away from the property with many conveniences. The four-corners area provides endless activities for the outdoor sports enthusiast. The Montezuma County area, which includes Mancos, Cortez and Dolores, has a population of approximately 30,000 and is the most southwestern of the 64 counties in the state of Colorado. Mesa Verde National Park, Canyon of the Ancients National Monument, Yucca House National Monument, and Hovenweep National Monument preserve hundreds of ancient American Indian structures, including the famous cliff dwellings, found in the county. Roughly 1/3 of the county is tribal land, 1/3 is federal land (administered by the National Park Service, the United States Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management), and 1/3 is private or state/county land.

Property Details


  • 35.09 acres of pasture, foothills and woods bordering San Juan National Forest
  • Fenced on 3 sides
  • Beautiful views from house and property to Cherry Creek Valley and Maggie's Peak
  • Several beautiful building sites in addition to the existing house
  • Separate 3-car garage
  • Perennial plantings and wildflowers around house
  • 980 FT well with 8 gallons/min water; connected to 2100 gallon storage cistern system
  • Septic system
  • Stamped concrete patios surround home
  • Gravel driveway
  • Pump and well house

House Details

  • 1,620 SQ FT, 3 bedroom, 2 bath is an open floor plan; all on one level
  • Lots of natural light
  • 'Hardy-board' exterior with metal roof
  • Vaulted ceilings and 10' ceilings
  • Radius corners throughout
  • Brazilian cherry wood floors
  • Solid pine paneled doors throughout
  • Levelor blinds
  • Recessed light fixtures
  • Baseboard molding
  • Propane heating; radiant in-floor heating
  • Satellite and internet with excellent cell phone service


  • Large open kitchen; ample counter space
  • Granite counters with large bar seating area; storage underneath
  • Birch custom cabinets; Lazy Susan corners; spice drawers; pullout canned goods cabinet; deep drawers for pots and pans
  • Hotpoint gas 4-burner stove with oven; overhead vent
  • Large GE side-by-side stainless steel fridge
  • Double stainless steel deep sinks; chrome fixtures; garbage disposal; window over sink looking out to Maggie's Peak
  • Large double door pantry

Laundry Room

  • Adjacent to kitchen
  • Utility room with on-demand water heater
  • Front-loading Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer
  • Door out to walkway to garage

Dining Room

  • Open to kitchen
  • Sliding glass doors to patio
  • Lovely views to Cherry Creek Valley
  • Ceiling fan

Living Room

  • Very efficient Woodstock soapstone wood-burning stove with catalytic converter; heats whole house
  • Sliding glass doors to patio

Master Bedroom and Bath

  • Walk-in closet with built-in shelves and cubbies
  • Ceiling fan
  • Bath has His and Hers double vanities with under-mount sinks with tile accent; pebble tile backsplash; chrome fixtures; storage under cabinets
  • Pocket door
  • Ceramic tile floors
  • Ceramic tile shower with pebble tile accent
  • Windows looking out to views
  • Built-in linen cabinet

Guest Bedroom One

  • Double solid pine panel sliding closet doors
  • Lots of natural light from several windows

Guest Bath

  • Large linen closet
  • Combo shower/tub
  • Ceramic tile flooring
  • Ceramic tile shower with pebble tile accent
  • Under-mount oval basin with tile accent; pebble tile backsplash

Guest Bedroom Two

  • Double solid pine panel sliding closet doors
  • Lots of natural light from several windows
  • Track lighting


  • Built-in workbench and storage
  • Cement floors
  • Lots of natural lighting
  • Automatic door openers

Now $485,000 – Reduced by $10,000

This property is offered by Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty, Tom Morse, Broker. All information provided by Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty or their sales representatives in connection with this property was acquired from sources deemed reliable and is believed to be accurate and reliable, however, we do not warrant its accuracy or completeness. Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty recommend that every item of interest to the purchaser (i.e. water laws, mineral laws, zoning, land use regulations, state, federal and private permits) be independently verified by the purchaser's attorney.