Secure and Sustainable Mountain Retreat

Western Slope, CO retreat62+/- acres of pristine Colorado beauty located in a very private setting in the heart of the Western Slope! Features include: Plentiful wildlife, rolling terrain with mountain views, ponds, irrigated meadows, rock outcroppings, and numerous varieties of native trees and fruit trees. Improvements include: Main House, Guest House, 33’x43’ solid stone barn, 21’x30’ pole barn, 12’x24’ state of the art greenhouse with water and electricity, Chicken coop with electricity, vegetable garden with drip irrigation, perimeter and cross fencing and a shooting range. Additional security features will only be discussed with qualified buyers who are prepared to make an offer on the property

Read more for full details! Asking $1,495,000 cash. Contact Mike McGarry at Lone Eagle Land Brokerage at 970-209-1895.

Main House:
3,548 square feet of well-planned space housed in a tastefully done cultured stone and steel exterior. The main level consists of 2,408 square feet. The lower level is made up of 1,140 square feet, which includes a 600 square foot safe area. There are four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. The home also contains a library, office, storage room, and a state of the art mechanical room to house all systems. Finishes include hardwood floors, marble countertops, and cathedral ceilings. Features include: double-sided wood burning fireplace, Heartland Oval coal/wood burning cook stove, Jaccuzi tub, Geothermal forced air heat and cooling, Geothermal/solar/propane hot water heat sources, deep well and domestic water sources, 4kW Solar Electric System with 3 kW and 5 kW inverters connected to a seven day battery backup system, 20,000 btu Solar Thermal System connected to hot water and space heating systems, 5 kw propane generator, 2,500 gallons of water storage, 1,250 gallons of propane storage, and a five year supply of firewood.

Guest House:
Originally constructed in 1881, the guest house consists of 2,050 square feet of single level living that has been completely updated inside and out! The exterior of the house is finished with a gorgeous combination of native stone, stucco and steel. There are three bedrooms, one and three quarter bathrooms and a fabulous library. Features include: propane forced air heat, central air conditioning, well and septic system, water conditioning systems and a wood stove.

Location Characteristics:

  • Excellent Climate
    • Right elevation (5000’-6500’ means adequate growing season, temperate summers) b. 300+ sunny days per year = great for growing
    • Grand Mesa blocks most Arctic fronts, making winters relatively mild
  • Physical Resources
    • Plentiful gravity-fed irrigation water
    • Plentiful game and fish
    • Abundant hydroelectric power sourced right outside of town
  • Agricultural Community
    • Self-sufficient in own right (your neighbors can take care of themselves in hard times) b. Skills for self-sufficiency readily available
    • Attitude of independence
    • Conservative majority – not looking to government for solutions
    • Comfortable with guns and self-defense
  • Isolation
    • Little through commercial traffic — if public health becomes an issue in the cities, it will probably not spread to the Western Slope
    • Several high mountain ranges separating it from population centers; Ability to control ingress of refugees from unrest
    • Low population density helps sustainability
    • Low population density minimizes government intrusion (not worth the effort; hard to project authority)
    • YET, in good times, proximity to resort means airport ten minutes away makes property highly accessible
  • Homogeneous Population
    • Limited potential for strife
    • Strong church community; Ethos of sharing in hard times
  • Very limited local military presence
    • Less loss of civil liberties in hard times
    • No targets for nuclear attack
    • Not downwind of any nuclear targets