Don't miss this charming estate located in the heart of Hermosa, just 8 miles north of Durango and adjacent to the San Juan National Forest. This 22.25 acre estate is privately tucked into an orchard at the end of a quiet lane, overlooking the Hermosa Creek with 900 ft of creek frontage and includes water rights from the Gaines- Buchanan Ditch. This is a perfect year around home, family compound or vacation retreat, featuring a spacious 3,673 SF, 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom main house with large covered wrap- around deck and a separate 2,526 SF, 3-bedroom, 3-bath guesthouse. The grounds are lovely with a hand made 60' labyrinth (Name: Chelsea a' la Chartres), a plethora of apple, peach, pear, plum, black cherry, red cherry, pie cherry and apricot trees in the orchard. There is also a 1300 sq. ft. 35' W x 25' D barn with loft for hay or storage. The barn also includes a 15' x 30' single bay with a 10' x 10' roll up insulated garage door, perfect for a boat or small RV. There is a concrete floor throughout the barn, updated exterior and a section within the barn that could be used as a work shop (electric is near by). The one level main home is full of light and showcases a brilliant combination of rustic and country charm with many one-of-a-kind architectural treasures incorporated in the construction. The kitchen is a chef's dream with KitchenAid appliances, natural stone counter space, large Carrera marble island with bar seating, plenty of cabinets with glass inserts, all the bells and whistles within the cabinets, porcelain country sink with satin nickel fixtures, glass tile back splash and a large walk-in butlers pantry for tons of storage. The large dining area, open to the kitchen and great room is the perfect spot for large family gatherings. The great room offers floor-to-ceiling windows; wood burning fireplace and a full wall of built ins. The master is very spacious with bead board walls, wainscoting and beautiful natural light. There is access from the master bedroom to the deck that leads to a hot tub for those relaxing nights of star gazing. The master on-suite offers slate floors, his and her sinks, beautiful soaker tub, walk-in steam shower and cedar lined walk-in closet. There is also a large separate office attached to the master suite. You will find two additional guest rooms, Jack n' Jill bath, laundry room and mud room with built-in storage on the opposite side of the home. The main home offers white oak plank and slate floors throughout, vaulted and high ceilings with Douglas fir rough-sawn beams in the main living areas, hydronic radiant floor heat, new water heater, Culligan water softener, evaporative cooler, over sized 2 car garage with dog wash station. The Guest House offers three levels with a large private cedar deck overlooking the gorgeous Animas Valley and lush grounds. There is radiant baseboard heat, evaporative cooler with thermostat, ducted for cooling, vaulted and high ceilings, interior pine walls and lots of windows. The cottage-like kitchen, updated ballasters and plenty of storage makes this a perfect place for your guests to relax. From Skiing at our local Purgatory Ski Resort, several options for golf, bike riding, hiking, fishing, kayaking and only 15 minutes to downtown Durango, you will not run out of things to do living in the heart of all that Durango has to offer. Schedule a showing today to see this beautiful estate.