Grandview Mesa is a majestic 70 acre lakefront Rocky Mountain retreat that is anchored high above the beautiful Animas Valley north of Durango Colorado overlooking the San Juan Mountains. This rare property within the prestigious Celadon gated community features a 6,892 square foot custom log home that sits high above a 9 acre alpine lake stocked with 20” rainbow trout. All of the best local artisans assisted in building this exceptional home that features tons of dry stack limestone that was harvested from the property and large encompassing Engelmann spruce logs that seamlessly blend into the natural mountain surroundings. Log and stone finishes, intricate wood and custom-crafted fixtures are among the classic details on display. Hardwood and slate flooring, knotty alder doors & cabinets, granite counters, stone fireplace and wood-stoves throughout the home impart a rustic mountain ambience. Picture windows frame the panoramic mountain views of the National Forest, Engineer Mountain, the Hermosa Cliffs, the impressive Animas River gorge and all the way down valley towards historic Durango. The home comprises a total of 5 bedrooms including 2 bedrooms (1 without closet but has large hutch for clothes) in the attached guest cabin which has a kitchen, bath and private exterior access and patio. The sizable main living area with a custom bar featuring cherry cabinets and wine storage provide the perfect space to gather. Other rooms include a media room, large billiards loft, separate family room with 2nd kitchen and patio access. There is also a small office and an exercise/flex space. Adding to the incredible cabin charm are numerous antiques dating from the 1700’s through early 1900’s. Extending outside are multiple upper and lower stone paved patios with fire pits and a gas BBQ allowing for a front-row seat to the captivating forest. When the sun goes down a large stone incased hot tub provides the perfect space to relax and enjoy the mountain sky. Adding to the outdoor space is a new tree house with spectacular lake and mountain views, and a child’s matching log play house bordering a waterfall feature. The 3 car garage is oversized with custom cabinets and room for 3 full size vehicles in addition to snowmobiles, Atvs etc. Additional recreational attributes include direct access to the National Forest through the community plus the home adjoins 32 acres of common space. The owners have created almost 2 miles of hiking, biking and ATV trails that lead you down to the lake and your private dock for your Kayak, paddle board and canoe with approximately 1,500 feet of shoreline. There is abundant wildlife, including: mule deer, elk, black bear, turkey and soaring raptors. This is a completely unspoiled property that is very private and secure within a gated entry. Up to 12 horses are allowed. The architectural details and unique landscape make this a perfect Colorado retreat that embodies casual rustic elegance and comfort at its best. Featured in Log Home Illustrated in September 2006 issue. On site manager takes care of road and snow removal and can be hired for other on site projects. Grandview Mesa is located just short 12 minute drive to Glacier Club which offers 36 holes of pure mountain golf, Tennis, new fitness facilities, pools and 2 clubhouses. Memberships available. Purgatory Ski resort is just a 20 minute drive with fabulous skiing and summer recreation.