47 Mason Cabin Road
47 Mason Cabin Road Durango, Colorado 81301 United States

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Set upon a meadow landscape and overlooking acres of open parkland this timeless 5,601 SF custom crafted mountain home lives beautifully throughout all four seasons. Offering dramatic red cliff and meadow views from its vaulted spaces and large...
743 Main Avenue
Durango, Colorado 81301 United States
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Price / Sq. Ft.:
$283 /
Full Baths
Partial Baths
5,601 Sq Ft.
1 Acres
Single Family Home
Year Built
Web Id
Durango School District 9-R
School District

About 47 Mason Cabin Road

Set upon a meadow landscape and overlooking acres of open parkland this timeless 5,601 SF custom crafted mountain home lives beautifully throughout all four seasons. Offering dramatic red cliff and meadow views from its vaulted spaces and large double paned windows, the home is among a very limited number of private residences in Falls Creek.

Carefully crafted with exposed beam ceilings, the home’s warm and welcoming living areas are gracefully complemented by 3 wood burning fireplaces, each with unique cast-in-place polished concrete hearths. There are 4 separate guest suites across one level of living space and a recently permitted attached guest quarters with a wheelchair accessible kitchenette and ADA compliant bathroom. The main living area hosts all the features you need for large family gatherings including a large stone double sided fireplace. Natural Idaho quartzite flagstone, flame-cut granite, and natural wool carpet grace the floors. White oak cabinets, granite counters and top notch appliances finish off the kitchen.

The extravagant master boasts spectacular morning views of the meadow, private access to the patio, a wood burning fireplace, and large walk-in closet with ample storage. The luxurious master bath has a steam shower, 51/2-foot soaking tub, and his & hers vanities.

This home is energy efficient, with nearly zero utility bills due to hot water and PV solar panels and geothermal heat systems. Additional features include in-floor heat, operable skylights, built-in vacuum system, lots of storage, a custom-built cedar gazebo, and an oversized 3+ garage with storage loft. The home opens to a large patio set among aspen, oak, and ponderosa trees with meandering walkways lined by native plants. This low maintenance home is a wonderful retreat for generations of family and friends.

Only 15 minutes into town, yet private and secluded with plenty of wildlife to enjoy. Falls Creek Ranch offers 840 acres of common land, a private lake for fishing, swimming, boating, a tennis court, horse corral and lots of trails into the surrounding San Juan National Forest. Located about 9 scenic miles North of Durango through a breathtaking private valley of National Forest Land.

Location and Area

Property Grounds and External Features

  • Covered entry patio
  • Covered entertainment patio
  • Custom-built cedar gazebo
  • Driveway and extensive patios are interlocking concrete pavers set in sand over compacted road base
  • Exposed concrete entry walk
  • Concrete apron outside guest suite, and garage/shop
  • Professional landscape design and installation
  • Extensive use of native boulders and rock for landscape features, retaining walls and planter walls
  • 1,800 gallon underground concrete cistern
  • Extensive mature native drought-tolerant trees and plants

Residence Features Include:

  • 3 or 4 Bedrooms (4 if library is used as a bedroom), 4½ baths, great room, dining area, kitchen, family, library, laundry/pantry, 2 multi-use loft areas, mud room, office (with separate entrance). Permitted attached ADU (accessory dwelling unit)-possible bedroom, wheelchair accessible kitchenette and ADA compliant bathroom with roll-in shower.
  • Garage with 2 doors and tandem parking for a 3rd car
  • Storage lofts above the garage, one which could be used as an artist studio or workshop
  • Heating system utilizes in-floor hot water tubing. The majority of heat is supplied by a ground source heating system (heat pump) which is the most efficient heating system available. A six inch thick insulated concrete slab-on-grade provides thermal mass for the in-floor heat
  • There is a state-of-the-art 97% efficient propane fired back-up boiler installed in 2011, which provides back up heat for the heat pump, and back­up hot water for domestic hot water (which is mostly supplied by 3 solar thermal hot water panels)
  • Hot water is provided by three solar thermal hot water panels which were installed in 9/2012. The backup boiler and the heat pump both supplement hot water needs. The hot water system includes a time clock controlled recirculating pump/loop
  • The main electrical system is a 200 amp service
  • There is an E-Gauge computer software monitoring system to track electric usage on 10 key circuits
  • Lighting is either recessed ceiling lights, high grade surface mounted, or hanging fixtures
  • There is a 13kw photovoltaic system which provides 95% of all power needs including the electricity to run the heat pump. This was originally installed in 9/2012 and added to 11/2017
  • All renewable energy generated is tracked by the E-Gauge monitoring software
  • Real alabaster sconce lighting throughout much of the home
  • Built-in sound system located throughout the living space and office (Niles Audio speakers, volume controls, and remote controls)


  • Unique hand pull bell from England is used as the front doorbell
  • Large window in the entry way for natural light
  • Custom cedar entry door, wire brushed
  • Unique carved wood doors from India for entry coat closet
  • Stone wrapping around from the outside and carried into the inside
  • Vaulted ceilings with large trusses for support beams
  • Heavy pine windowsills and headers throughout the home

Great Room

  • Large and open floor plan from living room to dining room and kitchen
  • Beautiful views of the red cliffs and meadows
  • Sliding glass doors that open to a fabulous patio, great for entertaining
  • Double sided stone fireplace with pine mantel and cast-in-place polished concrete hearth with custom surrounds
  • Fireplace grille from Morocco with swinging fireplace crane and cast-iron kettle from England
  • Wool carpet

Dining Room

  • Vaulted ceilings with large double paned picture windows
  • Sliding door leading out to covered patio dramatically captures the views
  • Natural Idaho Quartzite flagstone flooring


  • Large open kitchen with ample storage
  • Views of the dining room and family room extend out into the meadows and red cliffs
  • Granite slab counters at kitchen (premium material)
  • High grade Viking double oven, Viking warming drawer, and Dacor 5 burner cooktop with downdraft ventilation (all installed in 2007)
  • GE 36” wide refrigerator/freezer and separate Kenmore freezer in pantry. KitchenAid dishwasher (2012)
  • Open glass coffee nook with recessed lighting
  • Large peninsula that can be used for buffet dining and breakfast bar with bar stool seating
  • White oak cabinets with pickled finish
  • Built-in phone desk with overhead cabinet storage
  • Natural Idaho Quartzite flagstone flooring

Family Room

  • Built-in audio/video entertainment center
  • Large window seat with views of red cliffs and meadows
  • Sliding door leading out to the patio
  • Wood burning fireplace with cast-in-place polished concrete hearth and custom surrounds
  • Open from family room into kitchen with open space and trusses above creating a spacious feel

Master Bedroom and Bath Suite

  • Fireplace set in seating area, with curved wall and chimney breast
  • Large skylights providing natural light and star gazing at night
  • Door leading out to back patio looking out into the meadow
  • Vaulted ceilings with exposed beams
  • Large walk-in closet with built-in dressers. Vaulted ceilings with open area from bath to closet
  • Carpet in the bedroom and dressing room
  • Extra closet for storage


  • Quartzite slab counters
  • Flame-cut granite floors
  • 51/2 foot steeping tub – extra-long and deep
  • Steam shower with seat and rain shower head
  • Separate water closet
  • Skylight and recessed lighting
  • His and hers vanities


  • Laundry room and pantry cabinets
  • Front loading energy efficient Kenmore washer and dryer
  • Extra freezer
  • Built-in Iron-Away
  • Plenty of storage
  • Porcelain tile floor

Study/4th Bedroom

  • Built-in desk and shelving
  • Double closet doors with lots of shelving
  • Recessed lighting
  • 3 windows looking out to the front of the home
  • Oak counter
  • Wool carpet

Powder Room

  • Custom lavatory base made from Mesquite hub from a grain mill in Mexico – with copper bowl sink and redwood burl slabs for countertop
  • Pressed oxidized copper panel ceiling
  • Idaho quartz flooring
  • Circular walk-in tiled shower
  • Venetian plaster wall finish
  • Can be accessed by study and hallway from the kitchen

Guest Bedroom and Bath Suite One

  • Guest suite with double closet doors
  • 3 large windows looking out to the front of the home and garden
  • Spiral staircase with wood railing
  • Loft area with sitting area, exercise area, clothes closet and walk-in storage closet
  • 2 skylights (one remote control) providing natural light and ventilation


  • Bathroom stall shower – quartz counter
  • Travertine Limestone tile flooring

Guest Bedroom and Bath Suite Two

  • Door that can connect the two guest suites through bathroom
  • Spiral staircase with wooden railing leading to a loft area
  • Clothes/storage closet
  • Remote control skylight
  • Vaulted ceiling


  • Antique dresser with porcelain sink with granite counter
  • Barrel vault brick ceiling above the tub/shower
  • Textured plaster walls
  • French limestone floors


  • Lots of windows
  • Storage room for supplies
  • Separate entrance leading out to additional concrete parking area

Guest Quarters

  • Wheel chair accessible with kitchen
  • Large sink, stainless steel fridge, dishwasher, and range
  • 5-foot radius turn around in the bathroom with tiled roll-in shower
  • Wheel-under granite counter with porcelain sink
  • Recessed lighting
  • Quartz counter tops
  • Lots of windows – natural light

Mud Room and 3+-Car Garage

  • Mudroom with open closet for coats/shoes
  • High grade, easy to clean vinyl plank (wood look) floors
  • Oversized 3-car garage with storage above accessed by fold down staircase
  • Storage lofts above the garage, one which could be used as an artist studio or workshop
  • Enclosed cabinet storage closets on 3 sides

Wildlife and Recreation

The property has an ideal combination of wildlife habitat, in a very private setting. There are mule deer and elk, wild turkey and soaring raptors, with an occasional black bear and fox. There is great trout fishing in the area and a myriad of recreational opportunities nearby.

For downhill skiing, Purgatory Resort is 26 miles from town, while Wolf Creek and Silverton Mountain Ski Areas are hour-and-forty minutes away. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are also available throughout the area.

Summertime is filled with opportunities for biking, horseback riding, hiking, rock climbing, and boating or canoeing in the area. Also, the Animas, Florida and Pine Rivers provide great fly-fishing, kayaking, canoeing and rafting. There are many other things to do in the area, such as visiting the local Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park and the Four Corners National Monument. Excellent golf can be found minutes away at the private Glacier Club (memberships available), Dalton Ranch Golf Club, and Hillcrest Community Club.


  • Breakfast Bar
  • Carpeted Floors
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Granite Countertops
  • Guest House
  • Jet Tub
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Walk-in Closets
  • Gardens
  • In-Home Fitness Center
  • Media Room / Home Theater
  • Pond
  • 3 Fireplaces
  • Steam Shower
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Cable
  • Guest Suite
  • Garage Door
  • Radiant Floor Heating
  • Cathedral Ceilings


Heat Pump, Geothermal Heating
Attached Garage, Garage, 3 Car Garage
lot description
Bike Paths, Mountain Views, Eco-Friendly (Green), Jogging / Biking Path, Laminate, Mixed, Possible Subdivision, Private Road, Enclosed Porch

Property Feature

11-20 Years Old
Fireplace Description

Additional Information

Lake Privileges, Skylight