This 1,023 sq. ft. home is located on Rogers Mesa just a few miles outside of the town of Hotchkiss, CO 81419. This 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom country home was built in 1920, but has been updated and remodeled and features tile flooring in the kitchen and laundry area with original and added wood floors though out the remainder of the home. The kitchen has tile counters and there is nice walk-in pantry. The back of the house features a bright sunroom that is currently set up as a home office. Most of the windows in the house have been replaces with double pane vinyl windows. Solid knotty pine doors and custom wood trim give this country home a nice touch. Heat for this home is provided by a thermostatically controlled gas log fireplace. The house also features a partial unfinished basement that provides excellent storage space and a cool place to store garden grown canned goods.
This Rogers Mesa country home sits on 1 acre and has plenty of room to raise a few animals and plant a generous garden. The large front yard is nicely shaded by mature trees and is irrigated with sharing agreement of 50 shares of Fire Mountain Canal irrigation water. The front yard has automatic sprinklers and the beautiful flower beds have a 2-zone automatic drip irrigation system and the irrigation water could be extended to water the pasture located behind the house. This country home is situated at 5,640 feet in elevation and the mild climate and long growing season make it an ideal place to grow things. The home also has a large heated workshop outbuilding. The surrounding area on Rogers Mesa is populated with organic farms, hay fields, orchards and vineyards. The North Fork of the Gunnison River flows not very far to the south of this country home and the views extend across the canyon to Scenic Mesa and the West Elks Wilderness can be viewed to the east with prominent views of Mount Lamborn and Landsend Peak near Paonia.
Hotchkiss, CO, touted as “The Friendliest Town Around”, is located just a few miles down the highway. Hotchkiss is routinely listed as one of the best small towns to live in Colorado. Hotchkiss has excellent schools, a grocery store, hardware store, and several great places to eat. Located in the heart of the North Fork Valley, the climate of Hotchkiss features mild winters, long growing seasons, and tolerable summer temperatures. To the north of Hotchkiss lies the Grand Mesa with excellent big game hunting, fishing, and year-round mountain recreation. Continue on east on Hwy 92 to the town of Crawford and nearby Crawford Reservoir and the West Elks Wilderness. The area surrounding Hotchkiss has bear, elk, mule deer and upland game include grouse, quail, and even the occasional pheasant. Fly-fishing opportunities abound in the area with the nearby Gunnison River. This country home is conveniently located between Hotchkiss and the larger town of Delta, which is about a 15 minute drive away.