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A beautiful log home with with unobstructed views of the San Juan mountains. Outside decks provide a great place to relax and enjoy the views and wildlife. 3 hiking trails a block away. Comfortably sleeps 8 people with king bed, queen bed, twin beds and a futon that makes into a double bed. DirecTV., local telephone, wifi, books, DVD's, exercise equipment, bicycles, etc. for your use. Cozy pellet stove in living room; electric heat throughout the home; electric blanket on all beds; ceiling fans in upstairs bedrooms & living room; floor & counter top fans also. Everything needed to make your stay enjoyable & memorable.
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Almost any mountain environment activity is available close by from fly fishing, horseback riding and rafting in summer; to fall colors; to cross country and downhill skiing and ice climbing in the coutry's best ice climbing park in winter; to beautiful wild flowers in spring and all summer long. There are many private ranches as well as public lands for excellent hunting...mule deer and elk being the primary seasons.
Year Purchased: 2004
About: We just celebrated our 50th anniversary. We have three children and five grqndsons. We split our time between a home in Texas and this home in Colorado. David is a Texas Aggie, class of 1964, who spent most of his career in the supercomputer field. He also served on two different school boards in Texas and refereed both high school and college basketball for 22 years. Allynn is a retired high school math teacher with a bachlor's degree from the University of Houston and masters degree from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. She plays the piano and sings in and directs, as a substitute, church choirs both in Texas and in Ridgway.
Why Ridgway: In September, 2004, we were driving from Moab, Utah to Ouray, Colorado when we saw the San Juan mountains in all of their glory. We had just retired and were not really looking for a second home but the beauty of the area swept up away. We stopped at the first real estate office we saw in Ridgway, told the agent we wanted a log house with a view. She showed us this house, along with others, we went inside twice and literally bought it on the spot. The view is to die for and the home more than meets our needs with its lofted ceiling, deck, picture windows and access to wonderful hiking trails around the corner. Look at the pictures from our deck.
The Unique Benefits at this House: We are blessed with the uniqueness of our little piece of paradise. It is a house where one can enjoy the four seasons. Decks on three sides of the house, a wonderful great room with with high ceilings, aspen paneling and a pellet stove for cozy evenings are just some of the features of the house. We are just a block away from 3 different hiking trails, one of which overlooks the valley in what must be one of the most beautiful views in Colorado; a golf course nearby (golf when it is warm; cross country skiing when there is snow); wild animals in the yard (we have seen elk, mule deer, turkey, many beauutiful birds, grouse, bobcat, bear, mountain lion (only one of the last 3 in our 8 years so no danger). In Ridgway and the surrounding area are many winter and summer activities from fly fishing to river rafting to hot springs to horse back riding to jeeping in the hhigh country to outdoor concerts in summer and indoor concerts in winter to casual and fine dining to relaxing from all of the above on our deck or a choice of two different hot springs. There is excellent elk and mule deer hunting close by on both private ranches and public lands. Just ask us and we will be more than happy to let you know about all of the things you can do when you are here.