Picture yourself relaxing on the spacious deck of this custom home, looking across a lush meadow to the dramatic peaks of the Sangre de Cristo mountains beyond. The only sound you hear is that of hummingbirds zooming through your garden and the soft splashing of the nearby pond. This could be your daily reality! This lovingly crafted 1 BR chalet-style cabin is nestled in the center of a 10 acre wooded lot in Howard, easily reached in 5 minutes from Hwy 50 on a paved county road yet hidden completely from view. Built by local builder Jim Foster, the house has a low maintenance stucco exterior and metal roof, high-end Marvin wood windows with exterior metal cladding, and a gorgeous wrap-around deck. The interior features hickory kitchen cabinets, oak floors, and rustic locally sourced pine trim. A wood stove provides plenty of heat in the winter but is backed up by electric baseboard heating. Floor to ceiling windows allow the natural surroundings into the home; double glass doors open out onto a spacious south facing deck that becomes an extension of the living room in summer. The bedroom with attached full bath leads onto a smaller deck with views across the valley to the Arkansas Hills. With 1236 sf, the generously sized home can easily be converted to a 2 BR layout - or added onto, as the septic system is rated for a 3 BR home. The south facing roof and all-electric home make this property an ideal candidate for solar. The property features a small furnished guest cottage with wood stove, a 36x12' loafing shed and tack room (wired to a light switch in the bedroom so you can check on your animals at night!), chicken coop with run, and a large tool shed. The surrounding forest includes Pinon and Ponderosa pine, spruce, Douglas fir, Gambel oak, chokecherries, and aspens. Wildlife abounds here with frequent sightings of turkeys, deer and elk, and the occasional bear. Zoned Ag-Rural with no covenants, the possibilities here are endless. Don't let this one get away!