This great mountain home tucked in the rolling hillside above Salida is perfect for year round, vacation or retirement living! It offers three bedrooms and 2.5 baths in over 1812+sf! The home has been meticulously maintained, it offers a bright and open floor plan, perfect for entertaining! Upon entry from the front door or garage entry, you have beautiful porcelain tile floors, GREAT for mountain living! There is a laundry room, closet for coat storage and outdoor access through mudroom to back yard, housing a fully enclosed gazebo with large hot tub you will enjoy after a day of hiking in the adjoining BLM or a day on the nearby slopes at Monarch mountain Ski Resort!! Back inside, the kitchen is awesome and recently updated and open to the Great room. It offers solid surface, granite counters, a custom basket weave tile backsplash, tons of cabinets, built in's, two tier island/bar with storage and eating space. The island has custom barn wood and iron accents. SS appliances & a smooth top electric range/oven. Off of the kitchen is a 3/4 bath, dining area for a large table with plenty of natural light and views! The Great room is open with vaulted ceilings which are gorgeous tongue and groove pine, beautiful beam accents, tastefully painted accent wall, a propane gas fireplace and stunning views of the Collegiate Peaks from the west end wall of windows! French doors lead into the master bedroom, private bathroom w/dbl sink vanity, stand alone shower w/ heated towel racks! A large WI closet, sitting area w/walk out slider to the back deck! Upstairs has 2 add'l BR's and 1/2 bath. The detached garage/shop offers 739 SF of fully finished space for RV, work shop/ He shed/She shed with overhead storage space finished as well! Bordering BLM, ASTOUNDING views, nestled in the foothills of Methodist Mountain and only 7-10 min. to downtown Salida & Gold Medal Fishing & Rafting in the Arkansas River, & only 30 minutes to Monarch ski area, make this the PERFECT mountain home!