Thursday, June 13, 2013

Colorado Mountain Cabin For Sale

Colorado Mountain Cabin for Sale

“A one of a kind opportunity... purchasing both a home and a lifestyle”
(click on photos to enlarge!!)

View of the house from Strauss Drive
Our 1,192 square foot cabin is located in Forbes Park in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains in Southern Colorado and was featured in MOTHER EARTH NEWS MAGAZINE (hard copy and blog). You can view it at Forbes Park is located near Fort Garland between Walsenburg and Alamosa and is about 90 miles north of Taos, New Mexico. 

Forbes Park is a private, gated neighborhood. No hunting is allowed in the park, but hunting is allowed in the neighboring National Forest. Forbes Park has its own road equipment, 4,500 acres common lands and annual dues of $198.00, per lot. There is a community center, administration building, fishing creeks, miles of hiking, and  easy access to the  National Forest. The nearest town is Ft. Garland (18 miles); doctors, hospital, and shopping in Alamosa (42 miles). The park has abundant wildlife: deer, elk, turkey, bear, coyote, and many smaller animals. Fishing and hunting are nearby. The Great Sand Dunes National Park, Lathrop State Park, the Cumbres and Toltec scenic railroad, Rio Grande Scenic Railroad and the picturesque towns of Fort Garland, LaVeta and Cuchara are all within a 30-45 min. drive.

Recreational equipment, firewood equipment, garden equipment and maintenance equipment are included in the purchase price in addition to the list at the end of this blog. Items include a Lucas Portable Wood Mill and a log splitter! For a complete list please email us at

The detached single car garage is entered from the road. It has a loft and work shop above with an attic. The loft is accessed from the driveway.

Entrance to loft area above garage
The well-built woodshed (8’ by 12’) and attached decks hold plenty of firewood for heating during the winter months.

Woodshed and decks
The house has a custom stone exterior and metal roof which are great protection against wildfire.  There is also a mist system on the deck of the house. Mitigation has been done around the house to further protect it from wind or fire danger.

Fenced in backyard
The picnic area has a custom built picnic table and a steel wood stove for great outdoor cooking.

Picnic area
The property consists of 11 acres (2 contiguous lots) that back up to a green belt. There are two year round springs on the property as well.  

One of the two springs
Living or visiting here is totally unique in today's hustle bustle atmosphere.  You can commune with nature and animals in this peaceful and tranquil location with no distracting noises. At times it gives the feeling that this is sacred ground it is so peaceful. It is a wonderful lifestyle which is what this property is all about.

Swing in the woods
There are views of Mount Mestas and the Spanish Peaks off the large, bi-level front deck.  Step out the back door and hike 1 ½ hours to the top of Bear Mountain. See the view!

View of Spanish Peaks from the top of the mountain

This cabin is currently a full-time residence but is also suitable for a vacation home. The interior of the cabin includes a large living area, sleeping loft, pantry, extended kitchen, breakfast room, mudroom, pantry and bathroom with shower and a water saving commode. There are custom cabinets throughout. There is a heated 12’ by 24’ basement as well as a 20’ X 24’ enclosed unimproved basement. A 215 foot well provides crystal clear cold water. The septic system has been well maintained and trouble free.

Electricity, telephone and security system are also installed. Photos of the interior are available at

What else is included in the price of $224,995?

·         22 HP Kubota 4WD diesel tractor with snow thrower attachment, DR Chipper mulching attachment, rear blade, lug tires with chains, utility trailer (1,100 hours and very well maintained)
·         Amana refrigerator
·         Caloric propane cooking stove with oven
·         Microwave
·         Chest freezer
·         Leather sofa
·         2 recliners
·         Table
·         King bed and dresser
·         Jotul wood stove and tools
·         Sony flatscreen TV and sound bar
·         Desk

Move-in ready. If you are interested, please contact us at

The street address is 2009 Strauss Drive, Fort Garland, Colorado for an aerial view through google maps