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Rancho Milagro

Colorado, La Plata County, Durango

Rancho Milagro is one of the most meticulously cared for and luxurious equestrian properties you will find! Located just outside Durango, Colorado, with spectacular views of the La Plata Mountains, this exclusive, private 273-acre ranch offers a buyer a once in a lifetime opportunity. The amenities are extensive, including a beautiful custom designed adobe style 3,887 SF, 4 bedroom, 4-bath home and state-of-the-art 135' x 230' heated indoor riding arena with 4 lovely attached, yet separate living units (9,200 SF), central entertainment and viewing area, offices and expansive stable area. In addition, there is an outdoor arena, 2,738 SF horse barn, hot-walker, loafing sheds, multiple fenced irrigated pastures and separate 1,864 SF caretakers’ house. It is ideal for a personal, family or corporate retreat and an exceptional value at 1/4 of replacement cost.

Location and Area

The property is located 18 miles from Durango and 12 miles from Hesperus, both in La Plata County, which is situated in southwestern Colorado. The New Mexico line forms the southern boundary of La Plata County and the San Juan County line forms the northern boundary. There are several communities located within the county including Bayfield, Durango, Hermosa, Ignacio, etc. The most well known is Durango, which is the county seat and the hub of most economic activity in the area. The original town was founded in the 1880’s by the railroad. There are roughly 51,000 residents in the county as well as a robust tourist population. Durango has great restaurants, several excellent hospitals, Durango Mountain Ski Resort, full-use airport, golf, hiking, great town life and some of the best trout fishing in the lower 48 states. Other favorite vacation spots and places of interest that can be reached by car from Rancho Milagro within a few hours drive include Telluride, Santa Fe and Taos. The best Four Corner Mountain and High Desert Trail Riding is in the Rancho Milagro area and is often considered the best in the US.

The county offers a wide variety of recreational possibilities from backcountry and downhill skiing, fly fishing, horseback riding, camping, to the world famous Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, the renowned Music in the Mountains every summer, melodramas etc, along with the amenities expected from a resort community.

Property Details

  • Beautiful, expansive views of the La Plata Mountain range and nearby scenic bluffs
  • Evergreen, pinion, aspen and sage line the driveway entry with landscaping and lighting surrounding the house
  • Flagstone entryway and side walkway with flagstone back deck and front terraces
  • Stacked stone tumbling water feature in enclosed back yard with lush lawn
  • Private walking and hiking trail
  • 3-large pastures with irrigation
  • Corrals are fully fenced in with 5 shed rows and separate hay storage, each with Nelson automatic self-waterers; all 6 pens have Nelson self-waterers
  • Outdoor riding arena
  • Very large equipment shed
  • Horse walker
  • 4 yard hydrants; 4 frost proof hose bibs
  • Septic system
  • 3-1,000 gallon buried propane tanks
  • 4 separate high producing wells
  • Flood irrigation with water rights

Main Residence Details

General Home Features

  • 3,887 SF adobe style home with 1,269 SF of covered terraces with outside speakers
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms - 2 are master suites with their own private attached offices, baths, walk-in closets and laundry rooms
  • 830 SF 2+-car heated garage with forced air heating, custom cedar doors with heavy duty springs and track
  • Adobe style outside is 3-coat stucco upgraded Silco Flex finish with extra layer of foam to increase exterior width
  • Spanish tile roof, Canales roof drains and heated gutters
  • Outside wood-burning Kiva on back porch with ADA access; porch overhang has Latilla log accent
  • High-fidelity sound system inside and outside on both terraces/decks
  • A/C and forced air heating throughout
  • Inside all double framed; state-of-the-art, hand finished plaster walls with log accents; all interior and exterior Douglas fir logs are treated and sealed
  • Large arched double front doors; pine tongue and groove overhang ceiling
  • Vaulted and 9' – 14' ceilings
  • Reclaimed barn oak hardwood floors give rustic appearance
  • Solid cedar interior doors; set of French doors walk out to back porch and terrace; heavy duty pocket frames and door hardware; Satillo finish on doors and jambs
  • Door hardware throughout from Southwest Forge in Santa Fe
  • 3-indoor gas Kivas, 16" stucco raised hearths
  • All lights have dimmer switches
  • Kohler toilets and tubs; Moen Monticello faucets
  • Northstar computer operated water softeners

Main Residence

Spacious Great Room

  • Exposed beam ceilings utilizing reclaimed mill frame timbers
  • Open to dining and kitchen
  • Surround windows offer expansive La Plata Mountain and bluff views
  • Gas Kiva
  • Vaulted ceilings

Open Dining Room

  • Walk out through French doors to back porch and terrace

Gourmet Kitchen

  • Large open area with wide bar seating
  • Dynamic blue granite counters with backsplash and extra base for slab tops
  • Stainless steel professional state-of the-art Sub-Zero/Thermador appliances
  • Kohler Farmer double ceramic sink
  • Ample custom cabinets with glass inserts, under counter lighting

2-Master Suites/Baths/Offices/Laundry Rooms

on either side of house

  • 11' ceilings in bedrooms and offices
  • 100% wool Berber carpet
  • Gas Kivas
  • Vanities are marble with backsplash and double Kohler porcelain sinks
  • Steam showers with slate floors and walls, separate deep Kohler tubs
  • Separate water closets
  • Walk-in closets with access to separate laundry rooms
  • Office with built-in bookshelves and desk
  • Laundry room with Maytag Neptune front loading washer/dryers

2-Guest Bedrooms and Baths

  • 100% wool Berber carpet
  • Walk-in closets
  • Baths with tumbled stone floors and shower
  • Separate deep Kohler tub
  • Kohler porcelain sinks in Gaillo Antico marble vanities
  • Separate water closets
  • One guest bath serves as a powder room with access from both hallway and private bedroom

Riding Arena and Horse Stables/Living Spaces/Entertainment Area and Offices

  • 135' x 230' heated (12 infared heaters) indoor riding area with 4 individual fully equipped living spaces; central viewing and entertainment area with full bar area and kitchen; 3 large offices with built-in desks, counters, bookshelves and storage space; separate men’s and women’s ADA bathrooms
  • Pro-panel exterior and roof with heated gutters
  • Upgraded double cross-hatched insulation keeps arena cool in summer and stays warm in winter
  • State-of-the-art sound system in arena and entertainment area; phone system and full internet connections throughout
  • Arena has 4 large garage doors for ventilation and incredible postcard views; cupolas above also provide extra ventilation; stable side has large garage doors on each side for additional airflow and easy in and out access
  • Sand in arena is washed New Mexico masonry sand that has no rocks, no silt and very little dust for better horse and people enjoyment
  • Roping chute and cow pens for cutting
  • Stable side has rubber flooring, indoor and outdoor bay wash stalls, 30' x 30' tack room with large sliding door, large hay and feed storage area, demand-use water, 3 drains, medical office with refrigerator, desks and storage space for supplies, 12' x 24' foaling stall is within full view from medical office, 8 - 12' x 12' stalls have rubber flooring, individual cold water supply lines to automatic Nelson waterers and individual outside
  • 12' x 40' pens, bathroom and audio/video capabilities
  • All of the outside pens have large access gates to adjacent pens for easy transfer of horses, tractor access, cleaning, etc.; two of the pens have direct access to the adjacent pasture
  • 9,200 SF of separate heated living spaces attached to central spacious entertainment area
  • 4 separate living units have special framing so they have their own private entry, faux walls, vaulted ceilings with multiple picture windows looking out to La Plata Mountains, fully equipped state-of-the-art kitchens with custom designed cabinetry and bar seating, laundry rooms, open floor plans
  • One 3 bedroom, 3 bath, with full kitchen, laundry room, living and dining area with gas Kiva fireplace
  • One 2 bedroom, 2 bath, full kitchen, laundry room, living and dining area
  • Deluxe Suite area has 2 separate living quarters with private entrances and living spaces with shared laundry room; each has 1 bedroom, 1 bath, kitchenette, laundry room, dining and living space
  • Domestic hot water, domestic cold water and hot water re-circulating lines run individually to each guest living unit from central location in mechanical room and each living unit has their own A/C and heat controls
  • Central entertainment area has high and dramatic ceiling with log accents, spacious open seating with gas Kiva fireplace, 2 flat-screen TVs, a fully equipped high-end kitchen with separate ice machine, dining and recreational spaces, all with amazing views of the La Plata Mountains on one side and the Indoor Arena on the other
  • 1-central water heater
  • 2-Northstar computer operated water softeners
  • Ample parking for trucks, trailers and vehicles and easy access around the building

Outdoor Arena

  • 250' X 150'

Barn/Stable

  • 2,738 SF with 7 stalls
  • Horse corrals with automatic waterers and 4 shed rows

Equipment Shed

  • 24.6' X 84'

Caretakers’ House and Area

  • 1,864 SF and well kept
  • 3-bedroom, 2-bath, with full kitchen and large open entertainment area
  • Full views of the La Plata mountains
  • Private entry drive
  • 2-stall barn with hay storage area
  • Corral for horses

Wildlife and Recreation

There are hiking and riding trails to explore on the property and there is access to see the sights of 1,000+ acres of protected lands. The terrain varied and the views are stunning. You will encounter a wide variety of wildlife on the property and in the area including deer, bobcat, red and silver foxes, coyotes, rabbits, hawk, golden and bald eagles, owls and other species of birds. Also, the nearby forest and public lands provide more opportunities for riding, hiking and hunting. There is fishing and boating on multiple lakes and rivers in the area and there are many other things to do like visiting the local Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park and the Four Corners National Monument.

For downhill skiing, Durango Mountain Resort is 30 miles north of Durango, while Wolf Creek and Silverton Mountain Ski Areas are an hour and 30 minutes away. Cross-country skiing and snow-mobiling are also available throughout the area.

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 30 miles).

Offered at $4,970,000

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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