2462 County Road 505 Bayfield CO Real Estate

The Dancing Pine Ranch is a stunning end-of-road property retreat less than 30 minutes from the lively Western town of Durango and its commercial airport. Nestled among tall Ponderosa pines, oak covered hills and sweeping meadows highlighted by the trout-filled Pine River, a world class tailwater fishery, this distinctive ranch blends sophisticated living with charming Western appeal. Dancing Pine Ranch checks all of the boxes for the discerning ranch buyer offering best in class fishing, a stunning primary residence, on-site big game hunting, privacy, and excellent proximity to a host of conveniences and adventures. Location. At the end of an all-weather county-maintained road, the gated Dancing Pine Ranch epitomizes privacy, yet is convenient to shopping, entertainment, gourmet restaurants, golf, and skiing. The Durango/LaPlata Airport offers frequent daily flights to Denver, Dallas, and Phoenix. The highly rated Mercy Hospital is 20 minutes from the ranch. The historic western town of Durango is 30 minutes away from the ranch with breathtaking landscapes. The town boasts some of the richest culture Colorado has to offer. From an abundance of great restaurants, to a wide variety of concerts and art galleries, golfing at two nearby golf courses, the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings, and the Durango Silverton narrow gauge railroad, Durango is genuinely one of the state's hidden gems. The quaint town of Bayfield is 10 minutes from the ranch and provides convenient shopping, several interesting restaurants, a summer farmer's market, and live music. Its climate offers moderate temperatures and low humidity. Vallecito Reservoir lends the opportunity to explore one of the most scenic lakes in the state. This 2,500+ acre lake is located a 20-minute drive from the ranch and is renowned for its fishing, boating, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. Acreage. The Dancing Pine Ranch offers a range of land characteristics from the lush riparian corridor along the river to the manicured landscape surrounding the primary residence leading to the undulating hillsides to the west. At the highest point on the ranch, there is a dramatic overlook, which offers a bird's eye perspective of the property and the surrounding lands. The large meadows along the southern boundary would be ideal for horse pastures. Given the scenic nature and ecological features of the ranch, the entirety of the acreage has been conserved in perpetuity by way of a conservation easement held by La Plata Open Space Conservancy. The easement in place allows for the construction of an additional guest home up to 2,000 sq ft. Full easement information is available from Broker. Improvements. This is a 2039 square foot home that is a comfortable and spacious ranch-style home with both indoor and outdoor amenities that sits on 80+ acres of the Dancing Pine ranch. The presence of established trees and the outdoor spaces like the covered patio and hot tub make it an appealing property for those who appreciate outdoor living and entertaining, and a connection to nature. Two loafing sheds are on the property, typically used for sheltering animals or storage as well as a hay barn that can be useful for storing hay or other farm-related items. This lovely single-level ranch-style home has some great features including: 3 bedrooms; 2.5 bathrooms; a 2-car garage, which is convenient for parking and storage; the property is surrounded by established trees, which can provide shade and picturesque landscaping; there is a large covered patio, which is a great outdoor space for relaxation and entertainment; the covered patio includes a hot tub, offering a relaxing way to unwind; an extended flagstone patio that provides additional outdoor space for various activities and enjoyment. NOTE: Adjacent properties are also avialable for purchase, please further inquire with Agent as to the details.