This mountain log home for sale provides incredible mountain lifestyle, comfort, seclusion, and privacy. Located between Ridgway and Telluride in southwest Colorado, the home is accessed by Last Dollar Road off of Dallas Divide, which is famous for its stunning views of the San Juan mountains, beautiful meadows of wildflowers, and pristine groves of aspen trees. Situated in an aspen grove at 9,423 feet in elevation, this log home is part of a small neighborhood of mountain cabins, which has a common access point to thousands of acres of National Forest lands. This is truly one of the most scenic locations in the Rocky Mountains, with picturesque views of S9, Hastings Peak, and North Pole Peak. While this home is located in an aspen grove, nearby terrain in comprised of open meadows, aspen groves, and healthy stands of Englemann spruce and Douglas fir.
Built in 2019, the main home is 2,565 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The quality of construction is very high—it is a true round log home built of thick Douglas fir logs from Montana. The south and west sides of the home have a wide porch for outdoor living. The southern side of the home features a wide bank of picture windows which frame a snow-covered mountain peak rising in the background. The property also includes a 300-square-foot guest cabin that could be used as a home office or studios, plus a 2-car expansive garage.
The main level has a master bedroom & bathroom, kitchen, dining area, and living room with a wood-burning stove. The upstairs features the second & third bedroom with a jack-and-jill bathroom. The basement features a second living area, office, utility room and laundry area, and a half bathroom. The basement garage can park 2 vehicles, as well as provide additional storage. The utility room holds 1,200 gallons of cistern water from the water well, and domestic hot water is provided by an efficient on-demand system.
The home is off-grid and completely powered by a solar panel array with a bank of well-maintained batteries. In the event that there are several cloudy days in a row—which doesn’t happen often—there is a backup propane-powered generator to charge the batteries and provide power. Heat is provided by a very efficient wood stove, and firewood is abundant. As well, the home has an efficient furnace with in-floor radiant heat. The home has two 1,000-gallon propane tanks, and over the last winter the occupants used only 500 gallons to heat and power the home.
Local hunting opportunities are very good—this area is fantastic elk and mule deer habitat. Colorado Game Management Unit 70, situated in the southwestern territory of Colorado/San Miguel counties, Unit 70 is known as a prime hunting area. This property neighborhood is shares a boundary with National Forest lands directly to the south, with access to thousands of acres of National Forest lands. Whether you’re hunting mule deer or elk, both have a thriving population in Unit 70.
Multiple recreation opportunities are easily accessible from this property, including 4-wheeling, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, backpacking, back-country skiing, snowmobiling, and many, many more options. San Juan Vista Road is a 2.5-mile scenic loop for four-wheeling on and around the property. In the winter, property owners snowmobile to their homes and either sled around the loop or down to County Road 58P to Last Dollar Road.
This home is presented by Valerie Siler of United Country Colorado Brokers, an award-winning brokerage representing properties all across Colorado. Valerie and her husband, Brad, own a cabin near this property and are very familiar with the neighborhood. Brad is a contractor who specializes in maintaining and repairing log homes across Colorado. Valerie sells homes, land, country properties, country estates, and mountain properties in Western Colorado.