This magnificent retreat is known in local circles as 'River's Edge Retreat.' One step onto the back deck and you'll fully appreciate the reasoning for it's name. Conveniently located only a short drive from Old Town Pagosa Springs toward majestic Wolf Creek Pass. This scenic river valley winds it's way from the Continental Divide peaks through the county and this home rests above it's tantalizing beauty, well above the flood way. Perched on a ridgeline lot overlooking the San Juan River and offering panoramic views and the tranquil sounds of the mighty river valley below then up to the rugged rock peaks beyond, anchored by expansive acres of alpine Colorado forestation. The back yard actually runs along the top of the ridge before dropping down a private easement into the river greenbelt below. The four-season views from this home change almost daily and are truly post card perfect. Enjoy accessing trophy trout waters just beyond your home. This subdivision also offers gated access into pristine National Forest and privately stocked fishing ponds with picnic tables for the young ones. Add wildlife, a huge variety of birds, a dazzling array of beautiful flowers, mature pines and aspen, a manicured back yard and wonderfully landscaped lot and you'll sense how very special this setting is. Now, moving to the home, where do I begin? You immediately note the quality of the home as you arrive. Walk up the flagstone pathway through the trees up to the covered entry and front deck. Sweet. Once inside you'll feel the inviting warmth of the home. Spacious rooms, a beautiful master bedroom suite, guest suite/office and guest bath and then the ceiling towers into the wonderful great room. Try to resist getting lured onto the back deck until you've surveyed the gracious gathering spaces on the main floor. The open concept living room shares the fireplace with the nearby dining space and gourmet kitchen, which is adorned with high end appliances, a large center island, walk in pantry, alder wood cabinetry, granite countertops and brick accents. Up an open stairway and you'll find a terrific bedroom and full bathroom which could make a great bunk room and game room. Now, journey out onto the covered back deck and just be still. Your senses will thank you. This added entertainment space will become the most sought after area at the home. You'll just have to experience it for yourself. Drop downstairs and you'll discover a bonus family room with private fireplace, full bathroom, two more cozy bedrooms, a large laundry/work out room, two car garage and more space to play in the fenced back yard. There is a covered deck, room for a large hot tub (with electrical ready) and magnificent flower beds encompassing the space. After you leave you'll always remember the generous use of large timbers, native rock blocks, huge open beams, natural wood tongue and groove ceilings, expansive glass , iron railings and numerous other custom features. The home's quality, setting, feel and personality are simply unforgettable. You'll want to visit this home soon. The homeowners invite you to slow down and relax as you take in all that their exceptional home has to offer, inside and out. See it today.