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Wilson Mesa and Sunshine Mesa are located at the base of the Wilson range and provide some of the best houses for sale in Telluride, CO. Wilson Mesa is the area’s largest mesa and home to large ranches and residential developments. The movie Sound of Music was filmed on this mesa on a pristine 2,500+ acre ranch baring the name. Wilson Mesa Ranches was developed by the Hughes family who once owned over 10,000 acres from Wilson Mesa west to Norwood. It sits on the big meadows and treed hillsides with huge in-your-face views of the Wilson Rage. Ptarmigan Ranch lies on the eastern portion of Wilson Mesa just 20 minutes from the Historic Town of Telluride. Ptarmigan Ranch is a subdivision of 16-35 acre lots with unrivaled views and privacy. Elk Creek Preserve, Frazier Homestead, and Muddy Creek Meadow are part of the old Hughes Ranch with dramatic views of Wilson Peak. These 75+ acre parcels have been largely reassembled by a conservation-minded family. Frazier Meadow was once home to a 12,000 square foot home that was torn down to be replaced by a small Mountain Cabin. Little Cone Ranches, on the benches above Fall Creek, Little Cone Ranches are 35 acre lots in a private Aspen treed setting.

Specie Mesa lies between Telluride and Norwood and has been home to cattle ranching since the late 1800’s. The mesa still has an open ranch feel as most development has followed the large parcel open range style of the old west. Specie Mesa Ranch, once part of the Hughes Ranch, is now divided into 14 large ranches. Yogi Kirst, a golfer from Pittsburg, developed the property back in the mid-eighties as he planned to raise his family in a mountain town rather than the city. Specie Wilderness is a private holding within a sea of Forest Service property at the base of Little Cone offering 40 to 80 acre parcels with the feeling of being thousands of acres in size. On the west side of Specie Mesa, at the base of the Little Cone, Top of the World is a subdivision of 18-35 acre lots. These lots offer end-of-the-road privacy with views of the surrounding Telluride Peaks and the Telluride Ski Area. Just 35 minutes from Telluride this subdivision was developed in 1993 by Morgan Oliver. The Peninsula, Peninsula Point, and Peninsula Park are subdivisions on the western portion of Specie Mesa developed by Bill Carstens in the mid 1990’s. The three subdivisions encompass 40-35 acre lots on a variety of terrain from open meadows, to escarpment, to densely treed lots. There is power and telephone to the lot lines and individual wells and septic are required. Great American Ranch, on the western finger of Specie Mesa, is historic ranch area once divided into 35 acre lots, but now again under one ownership as a large cattle ranch.

Horsefly and Iron Springs Mesa are on the north and west side of Highway 62 and have been home to cattle ranching for generations. The area was largely purchased by Bill Carsten, a Southern California industrial developer who has created some of the nicest residential ranch properties in the area. Brown Ranch is one of the best properties in the region. This property has a minimum lot size of 70 acres, a variety of open meadows, and aspen groves on rolling terrain. The private roads are well maintained and views of the surrounding San Juan Mountain range are exceptional.

Brown Dog Ranch, developed on 530+ acres, is a development of 15-35 acre lots offering huge views of the San Juan Mountains and nice flat building sites. There is a trail system running along the hillside below the home sites for all owners to use. Kick off your boots and enjoy the relaxing sunsets from your porch, or the world class skiing at Telluride 30 minutes away.

The Bluffs, part of the original property developed by Bill Carsten as part of Carstens Ranch, are 35 acre lots sitting on The Bluff, looking out at the San Juan Mountains. These lots are surrounded by towering ponderosa pines offering a natural buffer between sites.

On the west side of Carstens Ranch, The Lakes offers 35 acre home sites with an open feel and views of the lakes that fill the valley below. These lots are a short 25 minute drive from Telluride and Mountain Village.

Big Valley is an open valley with just five ranch lots on the edge of The Lakes and bordering a 3,100 acre private holding. These lots have great views of the Telluride Mountains and the Sneffles range.

McKenzie Springs Ranch, running along the headwaters of McKenzie Creek, offers 35 to 140 acre ranchettes on a gently sloping hillside optimizing the views of the San Juan Mountains. These large lots are amongst ponderosa pines, gambrel oaks, and aspen trees and home to hundreds of deer and elk. This beautiful property is only 30 minutes form Historic Downtown Telluride.

Frontier Ranch is one of the larger tract ranches in the Telluride Region. Developed by Bill Carsten in the mid 1990’s, this subdivision has only five parcels of 100 to 400 acres each. The strongest covenant on this property is that lots are not allowed to be subdivided into less than 100 acres. It sits in the special big game hunting unit 61 with trophy deer and elk calling it home. The views of the surrounding Telluride peaks are unobstructed 360 degrees.

Panorama Acres: On the edge of the historic Dave Wood Road, this subdivision of 40 acre tracts has variety of open meadow and aspen treed home sites. Just 40 minutes from the Town of Telluride, Panorama Acres is a great ranch property at an affordable price.

Colt Meadows Ranch is an open meadow ranch with 40 acre lots and views of the San Juan Mountain Range and Mount Sneffles. These lots are easy to build on and offer power and telephone service to the lot line. San

On the east side of Historic Dave Wood Road, San Juan Ranch offers large parcels and huge views of the San Juan Mountain Range and Sneffles Peak. Just 40 minutes from Telluride, on a well-maintained county road San Juan Ranch offers a quiet Southwest Colorado lifestyle.

Dancing Bear Ranch is on the Northeast edge of San Juan Ranch and offers open meadow and densely treed lots with large ponds and a private entrance. These parcels range in size from 35 acres to 600+ acres, and are a must-see for privacy and seclusion.

Gracie’s Sky Mountain Ranch: This property lies on the hillside across from the old Ski Dallas. It offers 35 acre lots of ponderosa pines and gambrel oaks with views of North Pole and Hayden Peak.

Golden Bear Ranch is across from Last Dollar Road just past old Ski Dallas. With only four large lots this ranch has the feel of the old West. It was developed by Dan Jaeger of Golden Bear Builders, a builder who has constructed a majority of the log homes in the Telluride Region.

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$5,795,000

Major Area: Iron Springs/Horsefly - 62 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: Eagle Ridge Ranch

5 Bed/s | 6 Full Bath/s | MLS#:36142

Eagle Ridge's sense of arrival can only be described as idyllic --- sitting on the edge of an escarpment in a lush mountain meadow, the residence is surrounded by Aspen and towering Ponderosa Pine. Its dry stack stone, vertical cedar siding and expansive glass compliment the clean architectural lines that blend perfectly with its mountain environment. Arguably, the residence commands one of the most dramatic viewscapes in the Rocky Mountain West. Its towering glass entry door perfectly frames Mount Sneffels and provides a hint of the views beyond --- five 14,000 ft. peaks, fifteen 13,000 ft. peaks and ten 12,000 ft. peaks. Separate from the main residence is a ''toy garage'' with caretaker apartment, above.

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$2,812,000

Major Area: Specie - 44 (Major Area 40)

Subdivision: Top of the World

4 Bed/s | 4 Full Bath/s | MLS#:35791

Are you ready to live in a serene setting beneath Little Cone amongst quaking aspens and roaming elk under quiet cobalt skies? If so, then immerse yourself in the creature comforts of 192 Top of the World Ranch. Set amongst 57 tranquil acres with an ideal blend of gentle meadows, aspens, a placid pond with frontage on Specie Creek. This elegant stone and log home affords 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms with an open floor plan that flows from the grand living room into the dining area and spacious kitchen. Dog lovers will be in heaven if desirous of a spacious indoor kennel which can also be converted to a hobby room. A separate lower level kitchen and generous rec area round out this immaculately constructed home.

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$2,650,000

Major Area: Specie - 44 (Major Area 40)

Subdivision: Specie Mesa Ranch

5 Bed/s | 4 Full Bath/s | MLS#:36305

Privacy and seclusion are just two attributes of this impeccable equestrian compound located at Specie Mesa Ranch. Situated amongst serene aspen, Laughing Dog Ranch defines ranch living at its finest. Comfortable, elegant interiors splashed with abundant light bring the outdoors in and provide an ideal sense of balance. Six separate structures, perfectly positioned, allow for a variety of recreational pursuits. Enjoy work-outs in the exercise room, flex room or office, tending your garden in the green house, and saddling up the horses to explore 104 gorgeous acres. The four bedroom main residence and one bedroom guest house are part of 7,753 square feet of total improvements.

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$2,195,000

Major Area: Iron Springs/Horsefly - 62 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: Brown Ranch

5 Bed/s | 5 Full Bath/s | MLS#:36441

Elk Summit Ranch consists of a breathtakingly beautiful 5,213 sq ft home situated on an astounding 150 acre property with stunning views of Mt. Wilson and Lizard Head. The home sits on pristine rolling acreage with plentiful large flat spaces for future barns and corrals or can be left alone to be enjoyed in its natural state. Incredible privacy in a rural setting, but just 25 min from skiing and the Town of Telluride. Access to home is predominantly paved with last mile access on year round well maintained dirt road for that true mesa feel. Ideal home for those desiring the privacy and space of mesa life with the convenient access to everything Telluride has to offer. A true must see. Available for showing at any time!

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$1,995,000

Major Area: Specie - 44 (Major Area 40)

Subdivision: None

4 Bed/s | 3 Full Bath/s | MLS#:33686

Old European barn house with modern amenities and open floor plan concepts create an equestrian paradise. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 4,100+ sq ft horse lover's home was built with great thought in every detail from old railroad trusses from Commerce City used as beams, antique light fixtures, sinks and tubs from the late 1800's and two large iron doors that close off the residential area that were salvaged from the Old Cooper building in downtown Denver. The residential space flows from one room to the next allowing great sunlight, warmth and incredible views throughout. For guests or ranch hand a 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 806 sq ft guest home sits below the main residence. The 76 acre parcel has a year-round-stream meandering through the valley with multiple fenced pastures.

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$1,995,000

Major Area: Hastings - 61 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: None

4 Bed/s | 3 Full Bath/s | MLS#:36087

Located on two of the best lots on Hastings Mesa this extremely private and serene property enjoys incredible views in every direction. This home defines the perfect mountain ranch with over 100 beautiful acres, this site is a one of a kind. Complete with beautiful finishes in the home and a setting beyond compare this is a unique legacy property that is impecably maintained. The home enjoys incredible outdoor living with outdoor fireplace, a private attached guest house, beautiful decks and a relaxing patio to entertain guests. There is a 12 acre fenced pasture for horses and a spring fed pond. Enjoy the perfect mountain life at this incredible property. Call me for a personal tour, and check out the website at www.flyinghuskyranch.net

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$1,995,000

Major Area: Iron Springs/Horsefly - 62 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: McKenzieSpring Ranch

3 Bed/s | 3 Full Bath/s | MLS#:36395

Elk Meadows Ranch-Over 90 usable acres full of trees and lush horse pasture with seasonal stream. Plans to build a new contemporary main home shall be included in the sale. The home will have unbelievable views of three surrounding mountain ranges. Watch herds elk, cattle, bear, deer, bobcats etc... Access to the Uncompahgre National Forest. Horse barn, 3 vehicle garage and storage shed and corral.

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$1,850,000

Major Area: Iron Springs/Horsefly - 62 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: Bluffs

7 Bed/s | 5 Full Bath/s | MLS#:33801

Beautifully appointed, private ranch setting with ample sun and a spacious floorplan; this 7 bedroom, 6 bath, 7,617 square foot, Lipkin-Warner designed contemporary home captures abundant natural light and panoramic views of the Sneffles range. The tastefully designed and fully furnished custom home includes a gourmet chef's kitchen, home theater, master suite with sitting area, in-home gym, hot tub, 2 steam saunas, attached 3 car garage with caretaker's quarters and more. 38 mature acres provide both space and privacy within the easily accessible Bluffs neighborhood and close proximity to the Uncompahgre National Forest.

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$1,810,000

Major Area: Wilson Mesa - 43 (Major Area 40)

Subdivision: Wilson Mesa Ranches

3 Bed/s | 2 Full Bath/s | MLS#:35878

Starry Skies, and Breathtaking Views are Nature's Compliment to this Stunning Contemporary Home on Wilson Mesa, 20 minutes from Downtown Telluride. The Custom Frank Studio Designed 3 bedroom home sits Knoll Top and was built with an Eye to Detail, with Italian Travertine and Walnut Floors based with In-floor Radiant Heat, Honed Granite Counters and 2 gas/wood Fireplaces. A Master Steam Shower, and Guest Jacuzzi Tub add to the Ambiance with 3 outdoor patios to enjoy the local 300 Days of Sunshine. An Outdoor Enthusiast's Dream, right outside the Door, with National Forest Access, and 400 acres of Open Space, Hikers, Skiers, Horse Riders, and Naturists will be quick to call this Extraordinary Turnkey Residence their own. The Peace and Serenity abound for The Writer or Seeker of Re-Spirit.

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$1,750,000

Major Area: Hastings - 61 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: Old Elam Ranch

4 Bed/s | 3 Full Bath/s | MLS#:36348

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS SOON. Situated on perhaps the finest lot in Old Elam Ranch, this custom square cut log home, has been meticulously maintained since its creation in 2004. The views are top notch and include all of the Wilson range, Dolores Peak, the Sneffels range and more. The 69 acres consist of rolling meadows and Aspen groves and a small pond. Off the grid power systems are in great shape and provide for limited utility bills and no black outs! A separate structure provides for workshop/parking/storage and a caretakers unit above. ** SEE SURVEY IN DOCUMENTS

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$1,500,000

Major Area: Iron Springs/Horsefly - 62 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: McKenzieSpring Ranch

4 Bed/s | 3 Full Bath/s | MLS#:35091

A hiker's dream with quick access to USFS and Forest Service trails. Approximately 170 acres of lush meadow, Aspen and Ponderosa with deeded easement access to the US Forest Service. End of the road privacy, excellent elk and deer hunting with two ponds, 6 stall stable and guest house. Ideal equestrian terrain with high producing well. Views of North Pole Peak and surrounding mountain range. Not apart of the McKenzie Springs HOA, but shares in the road maintenance agreement.

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$1,500,000

Major Area: Iron Springs/Horsefly - 62 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: San Juan Ranch

2 Bed/s | 2 Full Bath/s | MLS#:36214

Incredible opportunity to own a spectacular ranch in San Juan Ranch near Ridgway and Telluride. This amazing property offers 110.51 acres and includes a 1,143 square foot fully furnished two bedroom, two full bath guest home built in 2012 with a garage and storage for two four-wheelers which are included with the property. Nearly two miles of off-road trails have been built providing lots of off-road fun! The property contains stands of old-growth aspen, a natural rock quarry, seasonal water, and lots of wildlife. A main home can be built on the property, and views of the surrounding mountains are spectacular!

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$1,295,000

Major Area: Specie - 44 (Major Area 40)

Subdivision: Estate Ranches

2 Bed/s | 2 Full Bath/s | MLS#:35363

Quaint and impeccably well maintained two bedroom cabin on 147 acres, which has been legally subdivided into 4 parcels. Sweeping vistas of the Wilson Range and Little Cone. Extraordinary southern exposure with a mix of Aspen and lush high mountain meadow. Two producing wells in place with one attached to a windmill filling a small pond near the cabin.

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$1,095,000

Major Area: Iron Springs/Horsefly - 62 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: Bluffs

5 Bed/s | 3 Full Bath/s | MLS#:35466

Hayden Peak Haven is a timeless mountain home with 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and over 4,400 sq ft of livable space. The oversized master suite has an equally large ensuite bathroom and sunroom with access to the south east facing deck that wraps around the back of the house. The floor to ceiling robust detail of custom woodwork, trusses and stone give the home a refined classic finish. Situated on a 40-acre wooded bench with a combination of aspen, gamble oak and pine and majestic views of both the Sneffles and Wilson ranges. Wildlife abounds this setting that could not be more perfect.

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$895,000

Major Area: Hastings - 61 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: None

3 Bed/s | 3 Full Bath/s | MLS#:35068

Offering million dollar views at a very affordable price, this unique mountain home has it all. With breathtaking views from every window, this beautiful hybrid Timberframe home sits on 35 acres where you can enjoy unlimited hiking, biking and serenity, all within a 25 minute drive to Telluride. Seller has also successfully short term rented the home when they are not in residence making it a good income opportunity. One New Year's tenant stated ''it was the best winter vacation stay they ever had''. Home has an extremely good well producing 30 gallons per minute, excellent cell service, Solar, Brainstorm Internet, and road maintenance by the county. (Usually plowed by 7:30am in the winter.) Additional bonus room at ground level with both exterior & garage access.

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$849,000

Major Area: Hastings - 61 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: Cradle Park Ranches

4 Bed/s | 3 Full Bath/s | MLS#:33956

Custom Swedish Cope Log Home, massive square spruce logs from Montana. The logs have lots of hand work on them that you rarely see in this area. The home is completely self sufficient with solar, wind, back up generator, wood burning fireplace in living room and wood burning stove in the lower level family room. The stone floors in the living room and entry make the warm comfortable feel. National Forest and Sneffels Wilderness is close by. Large open kitchen. Large covered decks. Winter access is snowmobile, snowshoes or cross country skiing. Owner financing is definitely possible. A must see.

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$815,000

Major Area: Wilson Mesa - 43 (Major Area 40)

Subdivision: Wilson Mesa Ranches

2 Bed/s | 2 Full Bath/s | MLS#:36228

This highly customized retreat is the classic cabin in the woods for the most discerning buyer. The quality of the interior design, finishes and furnishings is exceptional. When you think of nestling into your cozy mountain getaway this is it. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath property sits on secluded private acreage with peek-a-boo views to Little Cone and Wilson Peak. There is a fenced corral/small pasture for horses and great access to all your outdoor activities.

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$795,000

Major Area: Wilson Mesa - 43 (Major Area 40)

Subdivision: Wilson Mesa Ranches

3 Bed/s | 3 Full Bath/s | MLS#:35246

A unique 13-acre ranch on Wilson Mesa features incredible views and all day sunshine. In an era where water is everything, this property comes with both the Wilson Mesa metro water supply and a high producing well that can be used for a private pond and irrigation of some pastureland. A cute guest cottage will act as your home base while you renovate the older octagonal house or replace with your dream home. The land is totally fenced and comes with multiple outbuildings. Wilson Mesa Ranches is ideally set up for horses and includes 100 acres of common pasture, 300 acres of open space and trails, and private access into National Forest.

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$747,000

Major Area: Wilson Mesa - 43 (Major Area 40)

Subdivision: Wilson Mesa Ranches

4 Bed/s | 3 Full Bath/s | MLS#:33827

The quintessential log home in the Colorado Mountains. Located 15 miles from Telluride inside Wilson Mesa Ranches, this Golden Bear Builders constructed home measures over 3,100 square feet and sits on 8.6 acres under towering aspen. Access easement to National Forest starts on lot. The logs have been well-maintained and the quality of the build is readily apparent.The main residence consists of the top two floors and features three bedrooms and two full baths. The kitchen opens to the dining and living rooms with vaulted ceilings, a wood-burning stove and access to the expansive deck. The bottom floor has its own entrance, 1-bedroom, 1-full bath and can easily be used as a nanny's apartment with its existing full kitchen. A luxurious hermitage in the woods amid a serene, private setting.

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$740,000

Major Area: Wilson Mesa - 43 (Major Area 40)

Subdivision: Wilson Mesa Ranches

4 Bed/s | 2 Full Bath/s | MLS#:36343

Views, views, 360 degree mountain views...the best on the planet! You have 3-14ers facing south. This 4 bedroom, plus loft and 2 bath home has a two car garage. The large windows frame the mountains and the views. This lovely home is strategically placed in the middle of a 7.02 acre lot. Bonus includes 224 sq ft of unfinished space. Brand new roof, new decks, dazzling night sky, awesome rainbows, horse meadows, deer and elk meander through your property. Come take a look and enjoy the views...the Wilsons, Sunshine, the Dolores Range, the San Sophia Range, the Sneffels range and awesome rainbows. A small dog kennel is in place. 1100/yr: wilsonmesaranch.com 500/yr: wilsonmesametro.com

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$595,000

Major Area: Wilson Mesa - 43 (Major Area 40)

Subdivision: Wilson Mesa Ranches

3 Bed/s | 2 Full Bath/s | MLS#:36073

Situated amongst a lush Aspen forest on over 10 gorgeous acres of pure mountain bliss. If you are looking for your Telluride Mountain Home in the woods, look no further. Completely remodeled in 2016, this retreat offers an expansive home along with an oversized 2 car garage. The finishes are Mountain Modern in design yet Rustic in character giving the Home a timeless appeal to be enjoyed for years to come. Featuring 2 Gas Fireplaces and new appliances throughout. Central electric heating and Air conditioning with a gas powered back-up for maximum efficiency. Heated floors in both bathrooms. Located within 20 scenic minutes to Telluride and Mountain Village. Come check out this cozy mountain retreat!

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$595,000

Major Area: Hastings - 61 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: None

0 Bed/s | 1 Full Bath/s | MLS#:36321

The epitome of tranquil setting is realized through three sides of glass bringing mature aspens and serene long distance views of the Uncompaghre plateau into your living area. A glass pavilion provides the ultimate glamping experience with an indoor/outdoor fireplace that can be used for cooking and a separate stylish bath house with full shower. A pond and rolling terrain add to the ambiance of this special 35 acre parcel that affords beautiful views of Hayden Peak, the La Sal Mountains in Utah and Lone Cone from various points on the property. Plans for an expansion are available or utilize the existing property as the ultimate summer getaway. Offered at $595,000 partially furnished.

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$499,000

Major Area: Iron Springs/Horsefly - 62 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: Lakes at Carsten Ranch

3 Bed/s | 2 Full Bath/s | MLS#:36067

This rustic log cabin is situated on 40 acres at The Lakes at Carsten's Ranch only 30 minutes from Telluride! This house has been impeccably maintained and is in excellent condition. The first floor has two spacious bedrooms as well as a bathroom. Enjoy stunning views of Mount Wilson and Lone Cone through clerestory windows in the open-concept second floor which includes kitchen, eating area, and living room with a wood burning stove. The views continue as you step outside onto the large second story deck - perfect for enjoying a stunning sunset over the San Juans. This property has easy access as County Road 48X is paved all the way to High Bluff Drive. Professional photos coming soon.

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$325,000

Major Area: Iron Springs/Horsefly - 62 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: None

3 Bed/s | 1 Full Bath/s | MLS#:35940

This is an opportunity to own an excellent mesa hideaway. The property is very private, has its own airplane landing strip. There are 4 ponds on the property, one of which is spring fed with adjudicated rights. There is a slab for an airplane hangar, a main house that is about 800 sq ft with solar power, in floor radiant heat and nice layout. The property also has a large office and a guest house. They are all in 3 separate buildings so the privacy to each guest is excellent. This is a must see for someone looking for a nice mountain hideaway.

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$299,000

Major Area: Hastings - 61 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: Little Lake Ranches

0 Bed/s | 0 Full Bath/s | MLS#:36433

A Darling Mesa Miner's Cabin, from a local architect firm, bringing style and grace to mountain living. The 36 plus wide open acres has produced a good well for starters. The cabin has a loft bedroom, and can be cozy in winter. with a quiet living space, and sunny front porch to rock the day away overlooking the massive mountains, abounding wild life, and starry nights.

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