Surrounded by 170,000 acres of National Forest, you can walk out the front door of this beautiful home and hike, horseback ride or hunt, then head to the lake for an afternoon swim or kayaking. 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, 5.5-foot soaking tub, and his & her 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 4 car garage with storage loft. The home opens to a large patios 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.