Piece-of-Paradise Ranch Up for grabs a mere 15 minutes from downtown Montrose, Colo., is your own private paradise: two separate homes atop 73 sprawling acres35 of them irrigated through the Cimmaron Ditchwhere lush valley and snow-capped-mountain views and wild game sightings captivate year round. Home No. 1 is noted bowhunter and outdoor TV host Phil Phillips personal residence and hunting retreata 5,800-square-foot custom-build log-post-and-beam hideaway with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and semi-finished basement with 35 acres16 irrigatednestled in brush and rimrock canyons and woven around an irrigated alfalfa field that attracts elk, mule deer, turkey and the occasional black bear all backing up to the entrance of the world-famous Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. A turn-key operation, the home provides the feel of log home without the maintenance, thanks to Engelmann spruce beams that are specifically suited to the cold winters and hot summers that characterize the Colorado climate. Features include a large game room and/or family room with a 10-foot HD projection TV and surround-sound theater. The kitchen complements a southern exposure. The great room and master bedroom and bath are located on the main floor and feature high 14-foot ceilings with 10-foot glass atrium doors designed to showcase the property. Punctuated with log posts, a deck runs along two sides of the home to maximize the unparalleled views of the entire mountain valley, the Uncompahgre Plateau the San Juans and Buckhorn Mountain to the south. Or step onto the flagstone patio and fire pit area for more secluded views of the valley. Attention to detail includes being one of the first homes in the county to install geothermal cooling and heating to keep utilities at a minimum plus a built-in central vacuum system. The steel shop building compliments the property for maintaining equipment from boats and kayaks to a camper or ATV for enjoying year-round access to public land. Complementing your journey off the beaten path, Home No. 2 is a 1-1/2-story, 2500 square-foot log home with a walk-out basement atop 38 acres19 of which are irrigated pasture landproviding the more of the same splendid views. Ideal for chilly mornings, the master bedroom and bath have under-floor heat! The upper floor is newly remodeled. Decks run along two sides of the home to maximize the views. Representing a scaled down version o the home, the unattached two-car garage is designed to complement the homes exterior. (While offered for purchase as a package, the two homes and corresponding acreage are also available separately for $849,000 and $439,000 respectively and are available furnished upon request.) Enjoy Gold Medal fishing along the Gunnison River only a few miles away or continue into downtown Montrosevoted the 2013 All American City of the Yearwith access to dining, schools, specialty shops, entertainment, the airport and golfing at two public courses, including the Jack Nicklaus-designed Bridges of Montrose. Or venture 40 minutes in another direction and visit the Grand Mesa, the world's largest flat-top mountain, or the Blue Mesa, the state's largest reservoir producing trophy rainbow and brown trout and 50-pound lake trout. This 73-acre tract is well-suited for outdoor dogs, horses and cattle. Elk hunting tags are available over the counter and mule deer tags can typically be drawn every other year. In addition to enjoying the property as a true wildlife-viewing paradise, sportsmen can hunt elk, turkey and bear without ever leaving the property!