Recently Reduced! With architects quoting up to 4 years start to finish on a custom home, and the best timber frame contractors are now approaching $1000 per square ft, perhaps the newly constructed Elk Ridge at Hidden Valley Ranch is the one for you? Seller Financing offered below market rates. Land The town of Pagosa Springs was recently voted by Outside Magazine as one of the best small towns in America. Hidden Valley Ranch, developed by the Bass Family of Texas, is a one-of-a-kind gated community of +/- 1630 acres, developed into select 35 acre parcels surrounding 300 acres of common recreation area, with the center-point being a custom designed 55 acre private lake, stocked and managed as an incredible trophy trout fishery. The Ranch lies + – 5 miles north of Pagosa Springs on county-maintained access, nestled against the 1.8 million acre San Juan National Forest. The Ranch was selected with incredible water rights to support the lake and resident ranch parcels with its very own central water system. Fully e-gated for security, the ranch parcels were designed for privacy and optimal views. Extensive hiking & trail system abound, as well as pickleball courts, an equestrian center for the horse lover, and access to the private lake with docking & boat launch. The lake was custom designed for the specific purpose of producing world class trout – including monster rainbows & browns documented to the mid 30 inch range! A day on this lake with family, friends, kids and/or grandkids are what memories are truly made of! The Hidden Valley Ranch also enjoys wildlife sanctuary status with resident mule deer, nesting Bald Eagles, & and waterfowl of all types.. The lake was designed through extensive and meticulous planning, as well as a strong commitment to environmental stewardship. So keep your eyes open, as you may see our resident elk cross your ranch for a drink, or take their young out for a swim. With the $2500 average quarterly HOA dues going towards the management of extensive fire mitigation, central water systems –including fire hydrants, road & gate maintenance, dust control, and snow removal. HOA dues also cover lake management which includes stocking, as well as weed and water management. The ranch also has its own fire sub-station with pumper truck. Taxes for 2021 were $12,244. Improvements In an era where it could take years to acquire the finest fixtures, appliances, tile, and master woodworking that the world has to offer – let alone how many years most contractors are backed up – this recently completed turnkey (2021), + – 10,500 sq ft masterpiece of timber-frame & stone construction, has no equal. The finest contractors available recently completed this 4 year dream & 2 year build. Utilizing state of the art architectural design, combined with energy efficient planning, this magnificent residence is truly something to behold. It is perfectly positioned on the highest ridgeline ranch parcel for optimum views of the continental divide –while at the same time providing the highest levels of seclusion and privacy. No remodel battle with contractors or suppliers needed! Family gatherings, general entertaining, or corporates retreats? You’re set with 6 Bedrooms, 6 full baths, bunk room with 6 custom built- in bunks, and an additional 3 1/2 baths. State of the art climate-controlled heat & air, 8 fireplaces (3 wood, 5 gas), an elevator, and an attached and heated 4 large vehicle garage – all add to the rare combination of sophistication and comfort the residence provides. With 42% of America currently working from home, Starlink internet provider keeps your family connected to the world, while providing the highest level of security and privacy. Fully automated technology controls lighting, HVAC, AV, security, and garage doors. In addition to the recreational entertainment provided at Elk Ridge, the home includes a state-of-the- art theatre room ready for your personally designed equipment, family game room, and dedicated walk-in gunroom with additional Ft Knox Gun Safe. Custom chandeliers accentuate the beauty of the residence. 5 different wine beverage centers are located throughout, with a separate wine room with Subzero wine storage – complimented by two full wet bars with a keg dispenser, ice machines, & dishwashers. The bathrooms exude luxury, – boasting steam showers, air tubs, and heated bathroom floors. The kitchen is a marvel in its own right. Any professional gourmet chef would feel more than accommodated. The main kitchen serves an Alfresco Dining Room, with Wolf Range, Wolf Warmer, Wolf Microwave, & Duel Subzero Refrigerator Freezers. The outdoor kitchen, located in the large arched timber-framed pavilion, has similar features – all overlooking the lake and South San Juan Mountains. Your family & guests will never run out of hot water with 5 on demand hot water heaters, recirculating pumps, & 2 constant pressure pumps – all being serviced by Hidden Valley Ranch’s central water system. Most every room provides large mountain views. Elevated decks abound, all with custom welded railing. The 4 bay attached garage is massive, allowing for the largest of 4 door pickups, and is conveniently equipped with drains. Home is being sold unfurnished. Region & Climate Pagosa Springs is a quaint town of +/- 2500 pop,+/- 8500 county, most noted for its developed hot springs which are open to the public. At the base of Wolf Creek Pass, (30 min) is famously known for some of the best powder skiing and snowboarding in the entire country, as well as the most snow Colorado! The town is surrounded by millions of acres of national forest, which includes thousands of miles of hiking, horse-backing, 4 wheel designated trails, camping, fishing – and our local Big Game Units have over the counter elk tags! There’s a new hospital, Walmart and a large choice of dining and shops. The San Juan River and nearby 29 mile long Navajo Lake & dam, home of the Quality Waters of the San Juan, is renowned for some of the best trophy trout fishing in the United States, with over 30,000 trout per mile. Pagosa Springs residents and visitors enjoy a G-5,+ Continental Express capable municipal airport, hanger, and FBO service less than 10 min from the ranch. Durango Regional Air with direct nonstop access to Dallas/Ft W, Denver, and Phoenix, is 60 miles. Denver 272 miles, Alb 212 miles, Santa Fe 160 miles. History With polls showing for the first time that Americans are preferring to live in small towns vs large cities – Elk Ridge at Hidden Valley Ranch might be the one! There are ranch properties currently in the $10 to $30 million dollar range that do not offer what Elk Ridge/Hidden Valley Ranch offers, and contractors being years out on starting a job, who has 5+ years to duplicate such a property? If your family or company is ready, willing, and able to acquire a legacy building reward such as Elk Ridge at Hidden Valley Ranch, email or call today for more info and your qualified showing. Co brokers welcome!