Don't miss this opportunity to own a lovely town home in the coveted community of The Ranch located just 10 miles north of Historic Durango. #486 is situated in THE Premier Location of the neighborhood overlooking James Ranch with views of open meadows, cliffs, pond and a trickling stream that passes by the outdoor deck. It is an easy drive to two stunning golf courses (Dalton Ranch & The Glacier Club) where memberships are available. A few more miles north will get you to Purgatory Ski Resort and a myriad of endless year around outdoor activities. Owners at The Ranch enjoy lots of open space, ponds and streams stocked with trout, a 30 acre wildlife preserve along the Hermosa Creek, RV storage area, irrigation and the privacy that comes with mature landscaping. There is a mixture of full time residents and second homes. The convenient master bedroom is on the ground level with an open floor plan down and a large loft bedroom and library/office area upstairs. Beautiful granite countertops, hardwood flooring, laundry room and attached 2 car garage - this has it all. A new gas log fireplace was recently installed for an additional source of heat and ambiance. Tennis Courts, hiking and trout fishing - you don't even have to leave the neighborhood to enjoy these activities. Note: Seller's just installed a new sidewalk to the front door.