Your quintessential Durango home awaits you! Located just minutes from downtown, yet capturing the peaceful rural setting near the Turtle Lake meadows, this property is just a short jaunt from the Colorado Trailhead and nearby world class bouldering. The property features a separate 2-bedroom guest house with kitchen, living room, and bath over a large 2-car garage with Solar PV System installed by Shaw Solar in 2011. The main 3-bedroom home is built with log and wood-frame construction and features a stone accent wrap along the lower portion. The property grounds are especially beautiful with a blend of both natural landscape of oak trees and native grasses, along with planned areas like the fenced spaces for veggie and wild berry gardens, and a spacious back yard, cross-fenced for pets or kids, with a stunning view of Silver Mountain. Step inside the home and you are welcomed into the open kitchen and living space with warm hardwood flooring and a wood-burning fireplace with river rock surround and wood mantle. The kitchen offers recessed can lighting, granite slab counters, breakfast bar, wood cabinets, and stainless steel appliances including a Bosch dishwasher, Kenmore Elite 5-burner gas range, GE refrigerator and microwave. French doors lead out to two levels of large deck space, perfect for entertaining or quiet reflecting with those stunning mountain views. The main level hosts a large master suite, which is currently being used as a second living area, with attached bath featuring slate tile floors, corner Jacuzzi tub/shower with tile surround, and dual vanity with granite countertops. Flowing through the French doors from this bedroom/second living space, you will find an office or playroom with hidden ladder leading you to a loft cupola where you can take in 360 degree views from the windows in all directions, with mountain views by day and star-gazing by night. Stairs from here lead you to a lower level sunroom/ fitness room with separate entrance. From the Livingroom entrance, stairs lead down to the main lower level portion of the home with two non-conforming bedrooms (due to small window size), bathroom, laundry room with utility sink, extra storage space, and an extra-large bedroom or bonus room with a wood fireplace and separate entrance to the back yard. Enjoy your Colorado home with all the amenities without the restrictions of an HOA!