Are you living & working where you wish to be? The Saddlehorn Ranch's 105 manicured acre's of managed wildlife habitat, compliment ready to move into meticulous + - 8600 sq ft of total living , 7,223 sq ft main house & 1385 guesthouse/ barn. Wear that fly rod out catching trout in the morning, and fill your OTC bull elk tag, all on your own ranch ! LandThe Chromo Valley-less than 5 miles above the New Mexico state line, and 24 miles south of Pagosa Springs Co-is one of the most beautiful in the state, as well as one of the most protected, framing the gorgeous Navajo River. Saddlehorn Ranch, at 8,000+/- ft elevation, comprised of 40 acres of hay quality meadow, with 60 +/- acres of ponderosas, oaks & gorgeous aspens, all turning a blend of rust and gold in the fall. The Tetons & Jackson Hole have nothing on the majestic views of the South San Juans that you'll wake up to every morning-with the mule deer, elk & Merriam turkeys joining you for coffee. Watch the mallards raise their brood in one of the 3 ponds, and the seasonal creek will irrigate your food plot, to hold the elk/mule deer close. For the sportsman, in the 60 +/- acres of wooded timber game sanctuary on Saddlehorn Ranch, there is a hidden waterhole that is ideal for ones game camera and/or tree stand to fill that bow tag. Mirriam's turkeys, mule deer, blue grouse , elk and an occasional bear will water from this hidden oasis daily.... ImprovementsSaddlehorn Ranch Home The timber frame/stone home was positioned to view the South San Juan Wilderness, while also keeping an eye on the fenced & cross fenced meadows for horses/cattle/elk/deer, allowing for the most privacy imaginable. Master level construction comes to mind with a huge great room featuring a 17 ft Montana moss rock fireplace complimenting the cathedral ceiling to maximize the Continental Divide views. A wine bar with fridge compliments the relaxation, with automatic shades and "smart" system technology allowing security cameras, doors, thermostats, and in floor radiant heat systems to be all at one's finger tips. Any chef would envy the huge kitchen, island bar, Thermador appliances, and walk in pantry. The incredible mild 4 season climate encourages outdoor dining with most families taking advantage of this about half the time. Saddlehorn Ranch's outside kitchen compliments the split-level decks, waterfall & water garden, fire-pit, and additional levels for seating and entertaining family and guests. An automated underground irrigation system is in place for your landscaping. The master suite enjoys its own private deck overlooking the pond. With 42% of America working from home, the upstairs private office is perfect, including a fireplace, work out area, and home theater- ready for your personally designed equipment. There's a 2-bedroom guest suite with private entrance, fireplace, kitchenette, and its own private deck as well – for those guests that won't wish to leave. The 1.8-million-acre San Juan National Forest-located a couple miles from the front gate – encourages lots of toys. And the oversize 3 car garage with storage and large basement access accommodates those needs quite well. Harvest your bull elk off the porch, or ride into 1.8 million acres of the San Juan National Forest. Barn/Guest Home Down in the meadow the custom barn has 4 stalls, frost free waterers, heated tack room, workshop, loft w hoist, and RV, ATV, & SNOWMOBILE storage-with adjacent RV hookups. For the caretaker-a self-contained 2 bedroom guest home within the barn has a full kitchen, with breakfast bar, in floor heat, washer/dryer, fireplace & private deck. The barn also has the potential and space for 3 additional stalls to be added. RecreationOne of the most outstanding features is the incredible number of options that Saddlehorn Ranch provides todays discriminating land owner. While most ranch HOAs limit building, the ranch allows additional guest homes & facilities to be added . With regard to hunting options, the ranch carries large resident elk, deer & turkey populations, as well as being in the major migration route of the San Juan Mountains. As the season progresses, more and more big game move into the Saddlehorn property. The largest bull elk taken in the Pagosa Springs Basin in several years called the Saddlehorn Ranch home for 2021. June is the month that the elk calve in the timbered sanctuary, complete with hidden meadows, game trails and sneak your Polaris Ranger back to your very own year round mountain waterhole to check the game cams. Come fall, most evenings and mornings, the bull elk will serenade you off the porch, so enjoy the over the counter elk tags with family and friends. Hunting & shooting are allowed within this incredible ranch with this unit enjoying over the counter elk tags. Fly fisherman will enjoy the PRIVATE section of the Navajo River trout rock weir pools that the ranch shares common ownership with – as well as miles and miles of adjacent public access river. LocationSaddlehorn Ranch location was chosen because of its incredible privacy. The ranch is nestled on a bench, allowing for the most property usage and access, while allowing views of the entire South San Juan Range. Access through two e-gates and over 2 miles from public access maintains security. The ranch enjoys the convenience of a central water system, underground utilities, and year-round maintained roads. All while 35 min from a G5 capable airport, new hospital, Walmart, restaurants & minutes from Wolf Creek Pass ski resort.Durango's commercial air is 90 min, and Santa Fe a beautiful 2.5 hour drive. With architects quoting up to 4 years build to finish , and todays building prices for timberframe homes between $600-$1000 per sq ft, the turn key, move in value of Saddle Horn Ranch is incomparable in todays market. A custom furnishing package and equipment list all are negotiable, so when we say move in ready, we mean it. With privacy beyond belief, views rivaling Jackson's Holes Tetons, and one of the Rocky's best values between Mexico & Canada, maybe it’s time for you to be working where you wish to live? For more info and your qualified showing, call or email today! Co brokers welcome!