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With wildfires raging across the state of Colorado, we in Pagosa Springs enjoyed blue skies and smoke-free air for this year’s celebration of our great nation’s independence.  Enjoy the pictures and videos and check out even more great Pagosa Springs Parade pictures and video.



Special thanks to the Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce for providing us a list of which Pagosa Springs restaurants and grocery stores will be open (and their hours) for the 2017 holiday season. All phone numbers are 970 area code. Be sure to check out our Pagosa Springs Events Calendar for other great holiday information as well!  View the information below in a printable format.

Restaurants Phone (All Numbers970 Area Code Winter Hours Thanksgiving Christmas Eve Christmas Day New Years Eve New Years Day
2 Chicks & A Hippy 731-6020 6:30AM-2PM CLOSED        
Ajia 264-5928 11AM-9PM OPEN 11AM-9PM?        
Alley House Grill 264-0999 4:30PM-9PM CLOSED 4:30PM-9PM CLOSED 4:30PM-9PM 4:30PM-9PM
Borde Rio 264-6274 11AM-9PM Closed on Monday OPEN 4PM        
Boss Hoggs 731-2626 11AM-10PM OPEN Traditional Menu OPEN 11AM-10PM OPEN 11AM-10PM    
Boulder Coffee Café 585-1019 6:30AM-4PM CLOSED 6:30AM-4PM CLOSED    
Café Colorado 731-2024 6AM-2PM (M-F) 7AM-2PM Sat, 7AM-1PM Sun CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED    
Chato’s 731-3545 11AM-10PM Sun-Thur, 11PM Fri & Sat OPEN        
Chavalo’s 731-2501 7AM-9PM CLOSED OPEN CLOSED    
City Market 731-6000 6AM-10PM 6AM-3:30PM 6AM-6PM CLOSED    
Coyote Moon Bar & Grill 507-8696 11AM-11PM Tue-Thur;3PM-11PM Sun, Mon CLOSED        
Dorothy’s 264-3164 7AM-2PM M-F, 8AM-1PM Sat CLOSED Thur – Sun        
Los Dos Charros 731-2454 8AM-9PM M-F, 7AM-9PM Sat & Sun CLOSED OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN
Farrago Market Café 264-4600 11AM-9PM CLOSED   CLOSED    
Higher Grounds 731-3666 6:30AM-7PM M-F, 7AM-7PM Sat & Sun OPEN 7AM-3PM   OPEN    
Kip’s Grill 264-3663 11AM-10PM CLOSED   OPEN @ 3PM    
La Taqueria of the San Juans 731-6674 11AM-9PM M-F, 8AM-9PM Sat & Sun CLOSED   CLOSED    
Lost Cajun 264-0608 11AM-9PM 11AM-9PM 11AM-9PM CLOSED    
Marconi’s 264-2431 4PM-8PM CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED    
McDonalds 731-1016 6AM-12PM 6AM-3PM 6AM-10PM CLOSED    
Old Town Natural Market & Deli 264-5200 7AM-7PM CLOSED   CLOSED    
Pagosa Baking Company 264-9348 7AM-2PM Mon & Tue, 7AM-5PM Wed-Sun OPEN until 1PM        
Pagosa Brewing Company 731-2739 11AM-10PM OPEN until 7PM Turkey and Menu        
Peak Deli 264-3354 8AM-3PM Mon-Sat, 8AM-2PM Sun CLOSED   CLOSED    
Ramon’s 731-3012 11AM-9PM M-Th, 11AM-10PM Fri &Sat CLOSED   CLOSED    
Rez Hill Grill 264-4173 4PM-9:30PM CLOSED   CLOSED    
Riff Raff Brewery 264-4677 11AM-10PM OPEN 4PM Regular Menu        
River Pointe Café 264-3216 7AM-6PM Mon-Sat, 7AM-4PM Sun Might be OPEN in the AM?        
River Sports Bar & Grill 264-5505 11AM-9PM Closed on Tue OPEN        
Rosie’s Pizzeria 731-0420 11AM-9PM Closed Tue 11PM-10PM Fri & Sat CLOSED   CLOSED    
Shang Hai 731-1688 11AM-9PM Closed Mon CLOSED   CLOSED    
Smoken’ Mo’s BBQ 731-6637 11AM-3:45PM CLOSED Thur-Sun   CLOSED Sun-Tue    
Shooters & Shenanagans 507-8700 11AM-11PM (restaurant 9PM) CLOSED   CLOSED    
Sonic 731-3811 7AM-10PM (Sat 11:00PM) CLOSED 7AM-10PM Depends on weather    
Tavern Le Boeuf 731-9463 4:30PM-9PM Tue-Sun, 10AM-2PM Sun Brunch          
Tequilas 264-9989 11AM-8 or 9PM OPEN until 8PM   OPEN until 8PM    
Thai Pagosa 507-8564 11:30AM-9PM CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED    
The Break Room 731-0566 12:00PM-2AM 5:00PM-2AM 5:00PM-2AM 5:00PM-2AM    
The Buck Stops Here 731-6328 10AM-9PM Mon-Sat, 10AM4PM Sun CLOSED   CLOSED    
The Junction 264-5729 6AM-7:30 or 8PM OPEN Traditional Menu        
The Lift Coffee House 264-0653 M-TH 6:30AM-2PM; F-SUN 6:30AM-5PM          
The Malt Shop 264-2784 7AM-7PM CLOSED 7AM-7PM CLOSED 7AM-7PM 7AM-7PM
The Rose 264-2955 7AM-2PM Mon-Fri, 7AM-1PM Sat & Sun CLOSED and Closed on Friday CLOSED CLOSED    
Wolf Creek Ski Area 264-5639 8:15AM-4:30PM 8:15AM-4:30PM 8:15AM-4:30PM 8:15AM-4:30PM    
Wolfe Brewing Company 731-9653 11AM-9PM for FOOD, BAR open later Thinks they will be CLOSED        

MLS:     736321
Acres:   6.14 +/-
SF:         2,436
Price:    $624,000

This beautiful home rests on 6.2 wooded acres in Pagosa’s premier subdivision of Timber Ridge Ranch.  Timber Ridge is one of the few neighborhoods with all roads paved and features city water and sewer which is unique for properties in Pagosa with acreage.  This is a 5-Star energy efficient, 3BR, 3-1/2 BA home with first floor master.  

The home has mountain views, generous decking, and is extremely private, yet very convenient to shopping and medical facilities.  The kitchen features cherry cabinets and cherry flooring.  The living and dining rooms have giant southeast-facing windows to enjoy the views and capture solar exposure during the winter months.  The walls are 12” thick which equates to a 30% reduction in heating expenses.  

The oversized 2-car garage has additional attic storage above and an adjoining 9’ x 23’ storage/workshop.  The moisture-free crawl space offers additional storage with some of the area up to 9’ tall.  The 6 acres are heavily wooded with deer paths leading to a sun-filled meadow on the property.  Additionally, the home is equipped with a whole-house vacuum system and the 1,000-gallon underground propane tank conveys with the sale (not rented) so you can buy your propane from whichever company is offering the best rates.


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Colorado Timber Ridge Covenants
Colorado Timber Ridge Covenants Admendment#1 (2000)
Colorado Timber Ridge CovenantsAmendment #2 (2002)
Colorado Timber Ridge Plat Map
Colorado Timber Ridge Street map
See also Timber Ridge Land for Sale


Aerial View

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Plat Map

Plat Map

What is it about the Fourth in July in Pagosa Springs that the weather always seems just right and the town comes together to celebrate Independence Day with our greatest parade? Enjoy the pictures and videos and check out even more great Pagosa Springs Parade pictures and video.



MLS:  734662
Price:  $849,000
Acres:  5.2

Spectacular southwestern mountain home with unblockable 360-degree views, three master suites, bundles of natural light thanks to the large windows throughout, gourmet chef’s kitchen with Viking gas stove, sub-zero refrigerator, wine cooler and granite counter-tops/backsplash; and an outdoor built-in grill, gorgeous kiva and generous decking overlooking the eastern continental divide. The great room features 16’ ceilings, a large Heat-O-Lator with fireplace and all rooms in this home boast large windows to showcase the views. The main level master suite features a large walk-in closet with plenty of organizing build-ins and a master bath with soaking Jacuzzi tub, gas fireplace, double vanities and tiled shower with glass door and three shower heads. The heating costs are ridiculously low for a home this large thanks to a cutting-edge heat storage and exchange system powered by dramatically reduced rate off-peak power.

The home boasts a relatively new 80 mil commercial grade membrane roof over new rigid board insulation installed by trained technicians in strict accordance to the manufacturer’s specifications as required for the transferable 25 year warranty.

Every room in the home has postcard views of the surrounding mountains and exquisite landscaping comprised of aspen, spruce, ponderosa and the brilliant mature Virginia creeper growing throughout the pergola just outside the striking south-facing sun room and its floor to ceiling windows. This home feels light and airy and is the ideal mountain getaway home great for entertaining. It has every feature you would expect in a home of this caliber including hard wood floors, custom tile and cabinets, generous decking, and big mountain views. This is a stunning home in a stunning setting with a flow that will envelope you upon entry. Place this one at the top of your Pagosa home touring schedule.

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MLS:  733404
X County Road 335
41 Acres, feet of riverfrontage
By D. West Davies
Jim Smith Realty

I had a lot of fun photographing and videoing this spectacular riverfront land on the Blanco River with lush grass and 99 percent usability. This is just minutes from downtown Pagosa Springs, CO and would be an ideal spot for someone with horses or wanting to grow crops commercially. It would also be a great spot for an RV park or a fishing enthusiast. The lush meadows could be irrigated from the river and 99 percent of the property is usable.

Check out the video above for more stunning scenes from various parts of the property. Below I have embedded three additional videos showing more detail of the property interior. Call today for a personal tour of this amazing riverfront opportunity in Pagosa Springs, CO.



Mention the majestic aspen trees of Pagosa Springs, Colorado and most of us think of the amazing fall colors we experience in the gorgeous Pagosa landscapes.  But spring is equally exciting for us locals.  Watching the tulips bloom, the grass begin to green and the leaves budding is a sign that a long winter has indeed ended.

Below are photos I took last night as I prepared to put Evan to bed.  Mellane was very excited to see that the aspen were just starting to bud in our yard so I thought I would take a few shots for her.  Little did I know that I would spend more than an hour photographing this unfolding of nature’s spring brilliance.

Pagosa Springs, Colorado demands that you venture outside.  Enjoy the photos and please call me for the best of Pagosa Springs real estate.

D. West Davies

Can you see the tiny bug hiding in the picture below?  I’ve cropped closer in the subsequent pictures so you can get a better look.

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MLS:  729729
Price:  $349,000

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This is a furnished two-bedroom luxury Whispering Pines condominium with large loft/office, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, rock fireplace and much more. This corner unit is centrally located to shopping, hiking, fishing and rafting. Large, well-manicured greenbelt behind unit. Immaculate details. Patio furniture included as well.

Large loft area could be converted into a third bedroom. Monthly HOA dues include exterior maintenance & insurance, landscaping, snow removal and water/sewer.

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Sold! This home sold quickly for $603,000 after multiple offers were presented.

MLS # 658432
151 Red Ryder Circle
3 beds, 3 baths, 1 acre

By D. West Davies
Jim Smith Realty

Custom home on one acre with gorgeous landscaping in river community with mountain views, oversized three-car garage (35′ x 30′), and covered patio with rock fireplace just steps from the San Juan River and National Forest. This mountain decor home features gorgeous wood and rock finishings, stainless steel appliances, a loft office, river rock shower with double shower heads and master bedroom on the main level. Natural gas heating and sprayed-in insulation throughout the home keeping the heating cost lower than other home of similar size.

This is the last neighborhood before the Wolf Creek Ski Area which makes it an outstanding short-term rental property for a part-time owner. The covenants allow a guest home on the property which would bring in additional income. Additionally, there is an enormous unfinished space above the garage that would be an outstanding game room.

The lush landscaping includes aspen, blue spruce, autumn blaze maple, crab apple, May day and cottonwood trees. The covered patio features a gorgeous rock fireplace and the soothing sounds of the San Juan River which is a very short walk from the home. The subdivision offers year-round access and property owners have fishing rights along the river and the kid-friendly stocked pond.

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Driving San Juan River Village



This was another perfect morning for the downtown balloon launch. I had a very busy day scheduled at work but had time to shoot a few quick shots off of our back deck. Check out the third photo. It’s looks like a couple was getting married during the launch. I also caught a rare photo of a balloon hovering over Main Street.  You can also see the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership morning ceremony as well.


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Another perfect day in our Colorado mountain paradise for our 2016 Pagosa Springs Fourth of July parade downtown. Cool weather and not a cloud in the sky. Enjoy. More great Pagosa Springs Parade pictures and video.