A perfect property for those looking for the convenience of town as well as the tranquility and flexibility of rural living. This mini ranch offers a serene and private setting in the country, yet is 8 miles from Historic Downtown Durango, 7 miles to Durango Airport, and 4 miles from the up-and-coming Three Springs Community, which hosts an abundance of community events and is home to the local hospital, Mercy Regional Medical Center. The property is tucked away from any roads for privacy but easily accessed by a paved driveway. New carpet has recently been installed, along with brand new black stainless steel appliances, and a fresh coat of paint throughout the house. Built in 2009, this spacious 4,339 SF home includes 5 BRs and 3.5 BAs, plus an oversized 2-car detached garage with an upper level recreation room that could be upgraded into an artist studio, a workshop, guest quarters or an income producing apartment. This bonus square footage is not included in the overall square footage and lends to ample options. The exterior has endless options for enjoying the fantastic views of the La Plata Mountains and the overall serenity of this beautiful property, including the large front porch, back deck, and hot tub area. The property comes with 5 acre feet of Florida Project Water to tend to your animals or irrigation needs. The irrigation water feeds into a holding pond to which a sprinkler system is connected, and is used to water all of the landscaping. The 3 acres of land could be used as a pasture for horses or any other animals you would like for your small farm or hobbies; it is partially fenced, and has two large storage outbuildings that are included. Main Level: After crossing the large front porch an open entryway greets you, complete with large coat closet and immediate views through the house to the outdoors. The main living area offers an open floor plan with lots of natural light, windows and solid wood floors. The spacious kitchen features brand new black stainless appliances, cherry wood cabinets, and vaulted ceilings, with views out to the large entertaining deck. This large, open kitchen is inviting to guests and is a great size for family gatherings. It features a large butcher block countertop, with space to pull up bar stools for intimate dinners or family breakfasts. A large walk-in pantry offers room for all your small appliances and extras; adjacent to the pantry is a lovely guest bathroom and a large laundry room equipped with a utility sink and plenty of storage shelves. A mudroom entrance provides a great spot to leave your gardening gloves and dirty shoes before entering the kitchen from your backyard. Open to the kitchen is a cozy but spacious dining nook, which also opens to the comfortable living room. A focal point of the living room and easily seen from the kitchen and dining areas is the wood burning stove. Off of the main living area, a large sliding glass door opens invitingly to over 200 sf of well designed decking. From there, a hot tub awaits! Of course, there is a massive main level master suite, which is generously sized to accommodate your king size bed and lounging furniture. The en suite bathroom features custom dual vanities and a large double shower, as well as a separate soaking tub to unwind and take in the gorgeous views of the property. On the main level is also a large "flex space", with beautiful built-in book shelves. This well lit room would make an excellent art studio, homeschool space, or office area. Upper Level: Located upstairs are 3 bedrooms, a full bath, as well as a large guest suite. The guest quarters offer a private bathroom with dual vanities and a sizable walk-in closet. All areas upstairs and bedrooms have high ceilings and large windows to let the outside in, with an abundance of natural light and pleasant views in all directions. For the discerning buyer looking for room to spread out but the conveniences of town, this home should not be missed.