There are seven Lake Vallecito properties near Durango so uniquely situated that they rarely come up for sale. Nestled along the lake and bordering the National Forest, we call these seven properties legacy homes because they are usually passed from generation to generation. One of these homes is now available. For the first time in 30 years, this architecturally designed, hand-crafted log cabin is on the market! Heres just some of what you and your family will enjoy: * 3 beautiful bedrooms, 3 full baths and 2,594 sq. ft. of elegant, rustic living. Full log construction throughout the first floor, with posts, beams, doors and wood paneling in warm golds, reds and grays recovered from seven area barns. This is a house that could never be replicated today. * Two fireplaces one in the living room and one in the master bedroom *A cozy, inviting library nook off one of the upstairs bedrooms *Unobstructed views of towering trees, Lake Vallecito, and snow-capped mountains in the Weminuche Wilderness (Colorados largest Wilderness area). This view has been compared to the fjords of Norway. This property also borders Wilson Creek to the West. *Redwood decking that wraps almost all the way around the home and a front gate that opens onto the lake, where you can boat, fish, kayak, swim, paddle board, jet ski or water ski in the summer, and Nordic ski, skate ski, snowshoe, snowmobile and ice fish in the winter *A mature landscaped yard with more than 60 fragrant lilac bushes, Columbine, poppies, cherry trees, chokecherry, crabapple, raspberry bushes, day lilies, clematis, peonies and more. *Blue spruce, Douglas fir, Balsam fir (the traditional Christmas tree), Ponderosa pine, Colorado white fir and aspen in the yard. Some of these trees were just a few feet tall when Sellers planted them decades ago. * Ideal summer temperatures, with low humidity and clear blue skies * Two antique wagons used as planters are included. No detail was overlooked in the planning of this house. The entire 2nd story and master bedroom suite were added in 1989 (original small cabin was built in 1947). Lay in every bed and look out through skylights and windows and see whispering pines and quaking aspens. You can feel the love and attention throughout this well-built and cared-for home. This family has so enjoyed spending time together in it for decades just like yours will.