14030 County Road 185
Year Built: 2002
Live off the grid with all of the comforts of a conventional home! This 9.4 acre property is surrounded by National Forest on all 4 sides – no covenants, no neighbors, yet you are an easy 25 minutes from town on an excellent, year round county road. The modern modular home features a spacious main level with living area (recently updated laminate flooring is 2 years old), dining, kitchen, Master suite with walk-in closet and full bath, 2nd bedroom and a full hall bath. There is a wood-burning stove in the living area rated for 4000 sf – enough to heat the whole house and then some! A cozy propane fireplace adds heat in the Master bedroom. The dining area opens onto a large deck and greenhouse; enjoy a sheltered outdoor living space and grow fresh greens, veggies and flowers year round! Down an open flight of stairs is a walk-out basement living area finished with brand new carpet, with a bonus room, half bath with new laminate flooring, laundry room, and heated 2-car garage. A second wood stove heats the lower level living area; a forced air furnace is in place for additional heat, but has never been used. The utility room includes a $7000 water purifying system and a 2 yr old commercial hot water heater. The patio faces a seasonal streambed filled with aspens and cottonwoods and backed by views of the mountainsides above. The home is powered by a 24V solar system with gel batteries and included backup generator, and a buried 1000 gallon propane tank. There are 2 historical mines and a spring on the property, as well as beautiful rock formations and a wide variety of trees and wildflowers. Wildlife of all kinds frequents the area: deer and elk, moose, bighorn sheep, bobcat, turkeys, mountain lions, coyotes and bears. Just over the hill is the historic ghost town of Turret, as well as Aspen Ridge, hiking and OHV trails, and more. Immerse yourself in this place of quiet beauty and history and make this your full time residence near Salida, or a part time getaway!