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 182-acre 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 sqft. Full easement information is available Broker. Improvements. The 8,000 sq ft. main house is a magnificent 3 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom custom home designed and built in 2018. It sits on a high bluff overlooking the river, well known for its abundance of trophy trout. The sweeping porch and entertainment deck off the east side of the home enjoys the sights and sounds of the river below, bucolic working and sporting ranches nearby and inspiring mountain peaks. The master bedroom suite is complete with his and hers master bathroom, custom tiled two person walk-in shower, two walk-in closets and an attached library/reading room. The master bedroom overlooks the river and opens directly onto the hot tub deck. The sizeable entertainment deck stretches across the back of the house looking down on the river. Other rooms include a gourmet kitchen with a walk-in pantry and breakfast nook overlooking the river. Additionally, there is a humidified 1,000 bottle wine cellar and an exercise room containing a 15 foot endless pool with treadmill and high powered swim current. The living room has a cozy wood burning fireplace, while the dining room's large bay window looks out onto glorious flower gardens, extensive meadows and a flowing water feature. Also on the main floor are an entertainment room, solarium, a game room, library and office.