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Placerville was once home to placer mining and stockyards where the Denver & Rio Grande Southern Railroad picked up locally raised cattle to deliver to the Front Range. This small town was started in the late 1800’s with an eclectic style of homes and residents. It is now a favorite area for our Telluride realtors.

Sawpit started out as a placer mining camp and sawmill that cut timber for the local mines; it is now a small town bordering the San Miguel River.

Fall Creek, the confluence of Fall Creek and the San Miguel River is now home to a community known as Fall Creek. This town is made up of several small subdivisions along the San Miguel River ideally situated for smaller homes.

Ophir and the Trout Lake area were originally mining camps and a source of power for the mines and are now home to year-round and summer residents of the area with a passion for the high alpine climate. Ophir: This tiny mountain town once home to mining, was overrun by the hippies that came to the Telluride Region in the early 1970’s. It is now the home of many local mountaineers, builders, ski bums and families. In the seventies, there were more dogs than people in Ophir, now it’s having a baby boom with more than 20 babies born in the last few years. Trout Lake, originally summertime cabins, these sites are on commonly owned land once leased from the power company that owns the lake and sends water to the Ames generating power plant through the Pen Stock. These cabins have become mini mansions with huge views of Sheep Mountain, Lizard Head, and the surrounding peaks in a picturesque alpine setting.

San Bernardo, a subdivision of “locals” specifically developed as employee housing, is a great neighborhood just 5 minutes from Mountain Village and 10 from town. Pathfinder sits on the benches above San Bernardo. These large residential lots have in-your-face views of Sheep Mountain and San Bernardo Mountain.

Ames and Lake Fork Junction are subdivisions at the south end of Ilium Valley. Ames and Lake Fork Junction were the site of the first alternating current power generating station in the world; the Ames power plant is still generating power to this day. These smaller lots are nestled along the South Fork of the San Miguel.

Hidden Lake, located high above Trout Lake, are high alpine cabins serving as a wonderful escape from modern living. The winter ski or snowmobile access, make it an adventure on every visit.

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Major Area: Sawpit - 112 (Major Area 110)

Subdivision: None

4 Bed/s | 3 Full Bath/s | MLS#:37794

Introducing the Placer Mine Ranch, the most incredible home in the San Miguel Canyon. The Placer Valley Ranch is located on the sunny side of the canyon and sits on over five acres of land with huge views of the surrounding areas. The 4 bed 3.5 bath property features over 5,000 sqft of beautifully finished living space complete with air conditioning, back up generator, and three-car garage. This magnificent property is offered well below building cost and is a must-see for all serious buyers looking at Mesa and Canyon properties.

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Major Area: Placerville - 111 (Major Area 110)

Subdivision: Shadohoochi Hill

4 Bed/s | 3 Full Bath/s | MLS#:38033

This warm sunny home has been lovingly remodeled by a local well known builder. The home is a very comfortable family space, consisting of a 3663 sq. ft. house with 4 bedrooms & 3.5 baths. The property includes a large heated garage/workshop area with private office (a builder's dream!), additional storage bays (with electricity), & extensive parking area (room for additional toys such as boats, snowmobiles, etc...). The large irrigated landscaped yard includes a waterfall that cascades down to a relaxing koi pond surrounded by custom pavers. Extensive decks & the outdoor hot tub provide special places to hang out for some well deserved r & r. Flex space downstairs allows for all kinds of possibilities (caretaker's, family room, kids' rec room, etc...)

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Major Area: Fall Creek - 94 (Major Area 90)

Subdivision: Placervalley Village

5 Bed/s | 3 Full Bath/s | MLS#:37406

Truly a one of a kind setting directly on the San Miguel River featuring five bedrooms and three-and-one-half baths. Less than fifteen miles to the center of Telluride and all of the resort amenities, including skiing, festivals and so much more. Ownership of this fine residence also includes access to the famed Applebaugh swimming pond and additional river access. The 2.4-acre gently sloping lot sits on both sides of the river ensuring privacy and protecting views, but gets splashed in sunshine and red canyon cliff views. Wonderfully landscaped with a historical log cabin on site as well as pieces of the Galloping Goose Train rails, from when the historical train rolled right through this land up to Telluride & points further. Fly fish right off of your deck from the separate cabin

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Major Area: Fall Creek - 94 (Major Area 90)

Subdivision: Fall Creek

3 Bed/s | 3 Full Bath/s | MLS#:37239

This spacious, custom built, open concept 3,655 sf log home is turn-key and located on 3.46 private acres in Placerville. The property boasts abundant sunshine, multiple outdoor living spaces including a fire pit, hot tub, plush lawn and gardens, a 50 amp RV hookup, and a 3+ car garage. The home includes many custom kitchen and bath features, including steam shower, granite countertops, and jacuzzi tub. Many recent Seller upgrades of the kitchen, bathroom and new countertops make this home shine. The Southerly facing property is comfortable and warm and reaps the benefit of all day sun and beautiful views of the surrounding red rock cliffs. This home is an excellent alternative to Ski Ranches and/or Hillside homes. It is priced well below replacement cost. This is a must see!

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Major Area: Ophir Valley - 81 (Major Area 80)

Subdivision: None

3 Bed/s | 3 Full Bath/s | MLS#:37921

Sitting directly above the Howard Fork from his deck Bill's artist lair peers at postcard views of the Ophir Needles and the Ames Wall. Climber Henry Barber built this log dandy in 1981 so strategically he could walk to climb the Wall. Herr Bill Eckert extensively remodeled Henry's work in 2009 once he bought Henry's climbing basecamp of log and stone. Bill is a painter, now in oils. So he built a 600 sq. ft. heated art studio right above the Howard Fork to paint his work. This is quite a nice peaceful place...Bill returned to LA to continue painting.

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Major Area: Placerville - 111 (Major Area 110)

Subdivision: None

4 Bed/s | 3 Full Bath/s | MLS#:35874


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Major Area: Placerville - 111 (Major Area 110)

Subdivision: None

2 Bed/s | 1 Full Bath/s | MLS#:38078

Great opportunity in Placerville with this comfortable 2 bedroom, 1 bath residence. Well maintained with numerous owner upgrades over the years. The elevated setting on Third Street affords wonderful canyon views, tons of sunlight and no road impact from the Hwy 145. Plenty of outdoor deck and yard space for outdoor fun, plus well established backyard vegetable garden, apple tree and raspberry bushes. Good size garage for one car and plenty of room for owner storage. Additional flexibility with the 150+- sq. ft. loft space that is currently used as a bedroom.

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