For the family or person seeking ultimate privacy, this comfortable, beautifully appointed ranch on 40 acres has much to offer. 5 BR + office or hobby room, 2 full baths, vaulted ceilings, real hardwood floors and solid-core 6-panel doors throughout. This well built open features a nice open floor plan, Pella-type wood window with impressive La Plata views out most windows.The main living spaces center around a custom double-sided Russian fireplace (aka masonry heater) that can heat all or most of the house. It even has a baking/warming oven on one side! Beautiful cedar deck off living room. The kitchen features slab-granite, custom cabinets and an island with breakfast bar; the dining area features picture window mountain views. The master bedroom offers a full bath with jetted tub and has its own wing for privacy with an additional bedroom or office adjacent. A second wing off the living areas offers an additional 3 bedrooms plus hobby room or play area and a 2nd full bath. The hall to the attached 3-car garage offers a mud room and coat racks and easy access in and out. Outside you'll find a natural rock patio with fire pit and hot tub. The 30 X 60 shop can store boats or RV which has high ceilings , doors and 220 electric. Also a great greenhouse great for summer veggies and flowers. Previous owners loved the dark skies and built a 12 x 16 observatory structure with removable roof for star gazing if you should choose to use it in this way or just for an additional storage shed. Paved driveway helps with snow melt and makes for ease of plowing and use in winter. Heavily wooded with lovely juniper forest surrounding- this property offers maximum seclusion with over 1.5 miles of hiking trails on the land and nearby access to world class elk and deer hunting.