Located in the beautiful river valley above La Veta, CO, where in 1862 Colonel John Francisco proclaimed that "This is paradise enough for me," sits a charming and eloquent compound that is timeless and possibly one of the most beautiful settings in southern Colorado. The 441 acres consist of hay meadows, meandering river and ranch land that sits along Hwy 12, the Scenic Highway of Legends.

Views of the Spanish Peaks, the Devil's Stairstep, Raspberry Mtn. the Culebra Range and the other surrounding mountains are absolutely breathtaking, and not to be missed through the large glass floor to ceiling walls on the south, east and north side of the main house. The glass walls open to the deck that overlooks the Cuchara River as it meanders, over a mile, through the property, gathering in the front entry pond, the bridge pond and spilling down gentle waterfalls.

The main house has been masterfully planned with birds eye maple flooring, custom cabinetry made from reclaimed barn wood, and antique metal roofing. The cozy master suite, with a roomy walk-in closet, is connected by a walking bridge overlooking the river and where rustic dry stack retaining walls weave their way behind and around the main house and the master suite unit.

  • Location: South of La Veta
  • Acres: 441
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Baths: 3 1/2
  • Building SqFt: 3,487 (2,623 above grade)
  • Water Source: Private Well
  • Garage: Yes
  • Zoning: Agricultural
  • Other Features: Vaulted ceiling, Mountain views, Irrigation system, Shed, Guest house, Corral/Stable, Barn, Infloor radiant heat, Birds eye maple flooring, Cucharas River