Skywater Ranch...Gracious, mountain resort-style living, without compromise. Nestled in a grove of majestic Ponderosa pines in the heart of the north Animas River Valley, this private 56-acre estate is next to the San Juan National Forest and offers private resort living in a prime location, including its own waterfall, private stream, extensive gardens and several ponds, yet only minutes from historic downtown Durango, award-winning golf and the Purgatory Ski Resort. Featuring a spectacular custom built log/cedar home designed for grand scale entertaining and family living, with over 13,000 SF of total constructed area, including approximately 8,997 SF of open living space, 3 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, gourmet chef’s kitchen, great room, office, library, home theater, billiard and game room, exercise room, and a climate controlled wine cellar and a 2 car garage. For outdoor entertaining you’ll find extensive decks and in the back of the house, a large flagstone terrace with a built-in Dynamic cooking system, wood burning fireplace in a stacked moss rock wall, a large covered hot tub, and a rock fountain with cascading stream to soothe your senses. Skywater Ranch also features a 1,148 SF, 2-bedroom, 2-bath Valley Guesthouse, a custom-built 1,184 SF, 4-bay garage suitable for RV storage, multiple cars, lawn and garden equipment, as well as an 1,114 SF custom livestock barn with a separate feed/tack space. Seller has just installed a state of the art Control 4 home automation system along with all new electronics to control sound, new 4K theater projector, updated security. You can control everything from your tablet or smartphone from anywhere when not at home. All new security cameras and top shelf exterior speakers. This is gracious mountain living at its best!