19786 County Road 501 Bayfield CO Real Estate

Welcome to the Trout House! Historically known for a destination retreat for families, corporations, and celebrities. Rich in authentic log home living and entertainment, this gorgeous property sits at the funnel of the beautiful Vallecito Lake (the spanish term for 'Little Valley) This is the only property in the entire Vallectio area that has both access to Vallecito Creek and Vallecito lake meaning there are views everywhere and this is a fishing enthusiasts dream.The lake itself is known as one of the largest bodies of water in Colorado. You feel engulfed by nature as you see the lake, but also by the San Juan Mountains and the Missionary Ridge. Right across the street takes you into hiking in the United States Forest Service, which also can be permit drawn for hunting. With exceptional woodworking, multiple kitchens, and spacious bedrooms this property is rich in authentic log cabin feels perfect for entertaining. With no restrictions, this property can also make a fantastic VRBO/AIRBNB rental. There is also an option of tying into the sewer system and the water quality is also great. The agents favorite hiking trails for the area include the Lake Eileen trail, Vallecito Creek Trail, and Cave Basin trail that overlooks Emerald lake that is a high alpine lake. The elevation of Vallecito is approximately 8,000 square feet and is only 20 miles to Durango and 19 miles to Bayfield. There is plenty of dining in Vallecito including a local favorite the Weminuche Grill and a country store that provides groceries. You can also head towards Durango and veer right and head to Lemon Lake which is also a great recreational area. Vallecito has a boat ramp and marina. This house has a large attached garage and elevator system that is perfect for storing gear, or accessing additional floors. If you are looking for a seasonal retreat, income potential, or just an amazing cabin that has room for everyone you do not want to miss this property! Furnishings negotiable for additional cost.