Bordering over 18,000 acres of National Forest, while offering pristine meadows and pasture, two homes, tall majestic pines, seasonal water, southern views, this mountain property is quite possibly the best on the market in all of Southwest Colorado with two parcels totaling over 89 acres of pure mountain bliss. Bordering National Forest, you can hike, hunt, explore on horseback for miles. Tucked back in the trees and away from the road, this mountain home exudes privacy, yet provides a convenient location close to Bayfield, Durango, and Pagosa Springs. No HOA nor covenants allow for endless opportunities, full time living, ranchette, hunting lodge, or just peaceful living in the mountains. The ranch is located at 7250‚' elevation with good southern exposure and excellent year-round access with vegetation consisting of towering ponderosa pines, mature gamble oak, and native grass meadows and pasture. Spring run off fills the pond, allowing the pasture to be irrigated during the summer months. The original hunting ‚'lodge‚' was built in 1997, offering a three-car garage and workshop, two bedrooms, a covered porch looking south, and the perfect place for guests to enjoy their own space. The main home was constructed in 1999, with over 2,280 square feet, a huge welcoming country kitchen, inviting living room with a fireplace centered for warmth and a covered porch looking North perfect for afternoon supper. The entertaining area is picture-perfect offering natural light, lots of windows bringing the outdoors in, and tall ceilings opening to the loft area above. Also on the main level is a primary bedroom suite. The upstairs of the home features another bedroom, loads of storage space, bathroom, a loft area great for a bunkroom or media space, and another area that could serve as a great home office or workout room. Two car garage, covered porches, and views from every window in the main home. Both homes have new roofs in 2016-2017, new Anderson windows in 2021 (main home), property has been fire mitigated, sprinkler system in front and back, recycled asphalt to freshen up the drive. Offering the ideal combination of wildlife habitat, pasture for domestic animals, places to play, ski, hike, with proximity to towns, this Colorado mountain dream property is ready for new owners to enjoy. Daily bird watching, elk and deer sightings, turkey, and more. Come see this SW Colorado ranch today.