1261 Deer Valley Road
1261 Deer Valley Road Hesperus, Colorado 81326 United States

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Casual elegance and sophistication describe this combination of Santa Fe and Mediterranean-style home on 40 acres in the coveted Trapper’s Crossing neighborhood. With 3,171 SF of luxurious living and 360° of mountain and meadow views, this home...
743 Main Avenue
Durango, Colorado 81301 United States
743 Main Avenue
Durango, Colorado 81301 United States
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Price / Sq. Ft.:
$371 /
Full Baths
Partial Baths
3,171 Sq Ft.
39 Acres
Single Family Home
Year Built
Web Id
Durango School District 9-R
School District

About 1261 Deer Valley Road

Casual elegance and sophistication describe this combination of Santa Fe and Mediterranean-style home on 40 acres in the coveted Trapper’s Crossing neighborhood. With 3,171 SF of luxurious living and 360° of mountain and meadow views, this home is perfect for entertaining guests and family. Incomparable interiors designed by the owners feature 3 bedroom suites and a powder bath, as well as 3+ car heated garage, office, separate dining room and 3 fireplaces. The gourmet chef’s kitchen includes a 6-burner Lacanche French gas top with griddle and custom hood, 3 ovens, glass front Sub-Zero refrigerator, wine cooler and Bosch dishwasher. Elegant open floor plan for easy entertaining in the luxurious living room with Napoleon-style wood-burning fireplace and views that must be seen to believe! There is a separate dining room for formal entertaining and a lovely, bright library/office with gas fireplace for cozy winter days. Powder room has quartz raised vessel sink atop granite slab and wood pedestal. Throughout the home are travertine floors with in-floor radiant heat. Laundry room features sink plus an extra utility room for craft room or storage.

Location and Area

Property External Features

  • Just under 40 acres (39.9)
  • Adjacent to open space for unobstructed views of mountains and valley
  • Juniper, pinion and native plants surround home
  • Paved driveway
  • Stucco exterior with new 2014 CertainTeed shingle roofing
  • Poured concrete front patio with circular steps leading to the dramatic
    arched iron entrance of the home
  • Built-in planters adorn the outside entryway

Residential Features

  • 3,171 SF home, 3 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and one powder room
  • Attached, oversized 3-car garage
  • Radiant in-floor heating keeps the home comfortable in the chilly winter months
  • Solar for energy efficiency
  • Water sourced from Lake Nighthorse
  • Engineered septic
  • 6’ crawlspace
  • New hot water heater 2016
  • Recessed and custom lighting throughout
  • AlignTec provides reliable internet connection
  • Travertine floors throughout
  • Elegant open floor plan for easy entertaining
  • 3 fireplaces (2 gas, one woodburning)
  • Seamless granite slab countertops in kitchen and bathrooms


  • Double arched entry doors of glass and scrolled iron allow for views from front to back of house; arched transom window with scrolled iron accent above creates ample light in entry
  • Front entry is lit with two beautiful outdoor sconces
  • Entryway leads to a stunning open great room and kitchen area

Powder Room

  • Just inside the entrance of the home is a beautiful powder room
  • Granite countertop with raised quartz vessel sink; nickel fixtures
  • A floor to ceiling mirror adds depth and interest


  • Built-in bookshelf extends almost to the ceiling
  • Three windows look out to the deck area
  • Large coat closet provides nice storage space
  • Recessed and natural lighting keep the hallway bright
  • At the end of the hallway is a beautiful, ornate, inset mirror


  • Open to the great room for convenient entertaining
  • Gorgeous Lacanche French stove with 6 burners and griddle; custom matching hood and vent made of sheet metal; 3 ovens and storage below
  • Microwave drawer
  • Stainless wine cooler
  • Single slab grainite counters
  • Stainless steel sink has a step pedal for “hands-free” faucet access
  • Maple cabinetry provides ample storage space throughout the kitchen; decorative leaf motif brass knobs
  • Beautiful light fixtures provide abundant lighting and ambiance
  • Stainless Sub-Zero open glass front refrigerator and a separate freezer/fridge providing lots of cold storage
  • Large island with stainless under mount sink has bar seating, great for entertaining
  • Multiple outlets are strategically placed throughout the kitchen area
  • Window seating area is surrounded by three windows with custom leather valances; incredible mountain views

Great Room

  • 12’ ceilings create an expansive feeling
  • Handsome wood-burning Napoleon-style fireplace with granite accents
  • Southwest faux painted fireplace surround, to emulate the look of leather, accenting the fireplace
  • Two recessed walls on either side of fireplace house flat-screen TV and breakfront
  • La Plata Mountain views are framed by windows with sweeping views looking down into the valley, a great place to view the magnificent sunsets
  • Outdoors are invited in through a wall of three French doors accessing the covered Trex deck with white pillars

Formal Dining Room

  • Several windows creating abundant natural light
  • 10’ ceilings with recessed lighting
  • Travertine tile flooring


  • Covered Trex deck encompasses the entire back of the home with access from many rooms for great flow. Perfect for bird watching, relaxing and taking in the Colorado mountain and valley views
  • Pillars on the deck add architectural interest
  • Overhang has sealed pine corbels with recessed lighting
  • Wildflowers surround this area of the home

Morning Room

  • Lovely, bright sitting area near the two Guest Suites
  • Gas fireplace; mantle framed with granite accents
  • Filled with natural light and could be a perfect office, game room or extra family room

Guest Bedroom Suite One

  • 10’ ceilings
  • Many windows bring in ample light
  • En suite bathroom has a shower/tub combo complete with a waterfall showerhead
  • The bathroom window looks out to the west
  • Travertine tile counters with Kohler under mount porcelain sinks; bronze fixtures; cabinets for storage underneath

Guest Bedroom Suite Two:

  • Great views and a door leading out to the deck
  • Large walk-in closet
  • Two windows have framed views of the La Plata Mountain range
  • En suite bathroom has a porcelain Kohler under mount sink, walk-in shower with a built-in bench and a waterfall showerhead
  • Bathroom window looks out to the hillside

Master Bedroom Suite

  • On the opposite end of the house from the guest suites, you will find the Master Bedroom suite
  • Elegant gas fireplace with granite accents at the base
  • Lots of natural light; French doors leading to the deck with windows on either side and transom windows above
  • Two windows flank the bed with lovely mountain and valley views
  • Two large walk-in custom closets with ample storage
  • Master bathroom has travertine tile floors and ¾ tile wainscoting
  • Walk-in steam shower with three waterfall shower heads and built-in corner bench
  • Kohler under mount deep porcelain sinks; sconce lighting and a Kohler tub with tile accents
  • Windows bring natural light into the space

Laundry Room

  • Sink and counter top come in handy in this area
  • Washer and dryer included

Utility Room

  • Just through the laundry room is an extra utility room that could be used as a workshop, craft/sewing room or for extra storage
  • Built in countertops and shelving


  • Oversized attached three car garage
  • Heated floor tubes under flooring provide nice warmth in the cooler months

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 property. 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).


  • Breakfast Bar
  • Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Granite Countertops
  • Jet Tub
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Refrigerator
  • Tile Flooring
  • Washer Included
  • Dryer Included
  • 3 Fireplaces
  • Steam Shower
  • Area Horse Riding/Stables
  • Tub and Shower
  • Solar Power Heating
  • Wood
  • Area Boat Dock
  • Radiant Floor Heating
  • Area Boat Ramp


Attached Garage, Garage, 3 Car Garage
lot description
Bike Paths, Mountain Views, Pool(s), Scenic View, Jogging / Biking Path, Snowmobiling, City / Town Street, Private Road

Property Feature

6-10 Years Old
Fireplace Description
Fireplace, Gas, Wood Burning
Property Description

Additional Information

Special Market
Luxury Properties, Vacation / Second Home