Our property is absolutely gorgeous and has great value due to its location at 7000' 6 miles from the West Elk Wilderness Area on the one side, and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP on the other.
WE WISH TO TRADE OUR HOUSE ON 40 ACRES IN COLORADO FOR A HOUSE IN OREGON OR WASHINGTON IN ORDER TO BE NEAR OUR DAUGHTERS. East Side of Cascades (the dry side) preferred.. We are willing to negotiate trade price for the right property in the right place in either state.
Ideal swap is straight across in value. Our property is absolutely gorgeous and has great value due to it's location,
OUR NEEDS ARE MINIMAL: 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, small acreage for our dogs, separation from neighbors (no subdivisions, outside of town).
- 1600 sq ft renovated log house, 3 BR, 1.75 Bath
- Well-built 16'x20' log guest cabin/home office w/ wood stove, phone, internet, no plumbing
- Quonset Hut Storage (4 years old)
Two domestic water taps worth $10K+ apiece. One 1/4 GPM tap empties into 1000-gallon cistern with submersible pump feeding into house. Other is located down ridge by cabin, is 0.5 GPM, and has never been used. Water is supplied from local water company and is mountain spring-fed. Quality is excellent and is certified annually.
Great skiing, hunting, fishing, and "kick-back-and-enjoy-life" spot. Ecosystem is pinion/juniper/sage rising to Gambel oak, aspen, and timber @ 11,800'. behind property. Abundant wildlife (eagles, hawks, deer, elk, wild turkeys).
The house is not a trophy home by any means, but it is eminently livable, especially for those special people who value solitude over the usual "amenities" of crowds, strip malls, traffic, and stress. Wireless radio hi-speed internet access in both main house and cabin. Satellite TV in main house. Also perfect for new home construction: ideal locations throughout property with stunning 360-degree views of Grand Mesa to the north, and the West Elk Wilderness Area to the east.
Two domestic spring-fed water taps with "purest of the pure" water, to say nothing of that special "Colorado Blue" sky and clean air. Beautiful fields gone to seed with natural grasses: 9 acres pasture, 31 acres grazing land (no irrigation water rights, but horses or small animal herd could be watered with the 2nd domestic water tap plus ditch that runs year-round through property). Cultivated garden. Cross country or snowshoeing right outside door, mtn biking, hiking, perfect for horse operation, hunting camp, or just kicking back and enjoying life.
Absolute privacy, great neighbors, nearest half a mile away. House offset by a a quarter-mile driveway from rarely-traveled but well-maintained county road. Moderate snow: max one foot on ground through the winter. On the edge of the North Fork Valley in Montrose County with Hotchkiss and Paonia down valley about twelve miles. Famous fruit-growing area, populace very much into organically grown foods and the "locavore" (locally grown) culture. Excellent wines from local vineyards.
Black Canyon NP 8 miles away across Highway 92, with gold medal trout stream at bottom on the Gunnison River. Crawford Reservoir (fishing, boating) 4 miles out our county road. Grand Mesa 1 hour to north, Utah Canyonlands/Arches 1.5 hours to west. Downhill skiing at Telluride, Aspen, Crested Butte, or Powderhorn 2 - 2.5 hours away. Popular mountain biking and cross country ski locations.
Easy access to I-70 through Grand Junction or via McClure Pass/Carbondale/Glenwood Springs (1.5 hours). Both Montrose and Grand Junction airports are 1 hr + 30 minutes away. Excellent hospital in Grand Junction (St. Marys).
In exchange for House in Oregon, Washington
Approximate value $ : 380,000
OUR NEEDS ARE MINIMAL: 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, small acreage for our dogs, separation from neighbors (no subdivisions, outside of town). WE WILL GO DOWN FROM OUR $380,000 TRADE VALUE FOR THE RIGHT PROPERTY.