This 169-acre property in Southwest Colorado's Upper Piedra Valley looks like the perfect retreat for the well-rounded mountain man. Priced at $6.595 million, it has not one, but two rivers — 1 mile of the Middle Fork Piedra River and 1.5 miles of the East Fork Piedra River — flowing through it, making it a fly fisher's dream. There's even a one-room fishing cabin on the banks of the East Fork Piedra River for the dedicated angler. The property also has a two-bedroom, two-bath bunkhouse, but it's the main house that really shines.
Designed by renowned Denver architect Peter H. Dominick Jr., who is best known for his high-profile Disney hotel projects, the 2,939-square-foot log home has been featured in Smithsonian Magazine and Sunset, according to the listing. The log work is impressive inside the two-bedrom, 2.5-bath home, which comes complete with a river-rock Rumford fireplace and porches for watching sunrise and sunset. Upstairs is an office, perched on top of the main floor like a forest lookout with 360 degree views. It's a little remote, with Wolf Creek Ski Area being about an hour drive, but the property has views of the San Juan Mountains and the Weminuche Wilderness as well as plenty of San Juan National Forest land all around it. There is conservation easement on the property, but the listing says, it allows for another main house and a barn to be built. The three buildings on the property come complete with furnishings (excluding personal belongings and artwork, of course), and a snowcat and two snowmobiles come along with the property at closing. It sounds like a turnkey mountain sanctuary if we've ever seen one.
-By Michael Schrantz
· 1579 E. Toner Rd. [Lands of Colorado]
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