Welcome to the Mountain Meadow Ranch: 35 acres in a gated community surrounded by meadows, rolling hills, and a running stream. A haven for horses. There is access to thousands of acres BLM land from the subdivision and to the San Juan National Forest across the highway. From the moment you step inside this inviting retreat, you know you are somewhere special. Built in 2001 by Summit Custom Homes of Durango, this is no ordinary log home because it's got the best of both worlds: The 12 inch logs on the entire outside, and much of the living areas inside, give it a true log feel, but the fully insulated 2x6 walls with whole-house wrap and vapor barrier mean the log look and beauty come without log home problems. Some of the amenities of this 4800 sq. ft. home are: central humidifier, a Culligan soft water system, security system, 50-year architectural shingles on the roof, two high-efficiency forced air furnaces with 3 zones, metal-clad Thermo Hurd windows, solid hickory floors, and a concrete driveway. From the entry, an arch carved out of the logs leads you into the great room where the architectural interest of this home is best showcased. All the angles of the aspen T&G ceilings culminate in a peak, high above the many windows letting in loads of light and vast mountain views. The wood-burning Rumford fireplace is protected by a custom welded screen, topped off by a ponderosa pine mantel, and framed by floor-to-ceiling moss rock. The kitchen is expertly designed for both casual and serious cooks. With loads of counter space, an island with bar stools (and wine rack) and a wet bar, there's plenty of room for your guests to hang out. The walk-in pantry has ample wood shelving, another counter with a clean-up sink, and a beautiful built-in cabinetry. The stainless appliances include: Dacor gas cook top, convection oven, microwave and warming oven, and GE dishwasher and refrigerator. Custom alder cabinetry, a built-in desk with shelves, tile floors, and an eating area surrounded by windows, complete the heart of this home. Open to the great room and situated to take in the views is the dining room with its own buffet -height built-in china cabinet. The French doors lead to the large deck, designed to entertain both big crowds or just a few friends overlooking a covered fire pit, with massive rock slabs to sit on. Also on the main floor is the master bedroom with more French doors which open to the deck, offer views of the La Platas from the bed. Past the large walk-in closet is the master bath with a Kohler jet tub, separate glass-walled shower with a seat and travertine-tiled floors and walls. Across from the master bedroom is the powder room with a pedestal sink and Kohler fixtures, and a huge laundry/hobby room with built-in cabinets, a counter and plenty of space. At the end of the hallway is the over-sized 3-car garage with a pet clean-up sink. Up a split log staircase is the upper level of the home, with two bedrooms - one with views of the La Platas, and the other with views of the canyon, and access to a massive unfinished walk-in attic space which can be finished or left alone as an enormous storage area - a full bathroom, and a spacious loft area overlooking the great room with enough space for an office, sitting area, yoga studio, art easel, or any combination thereof. Downstairs is a huge finished basement with a 4th bedroom, full bathroom, family room with a kiva-style fireplace, a pool-table room, a wet bar with fridge and a gorgeous 4" thick slab of ponderosa for a bar-top, and an incredible workshop that needs to be seen in person to fully appreciate. The basement walks out to the garden. Flagstone pathways lead you around the immediate grounds, past native moss rocks and ponderosa pines. The rest of the 35 acres is as big as your imagination, full of views, space, privacy, a stream and room for horses. The current owners built this home, and they thought of just about everything!