The Wetmore Pinnacle is a gorgeous custom-built luxury home on 82 acres in one of the most scenic regions in all of Colorado. Built with the goal of sustainability and efficiency, the property is remote and secluded, with incredible privacy and beautiful views. While many mountain homes are built with heavy logs and massive rock fireplaces, this home has a much finer aesthetic—call it “mountain contemporary”. With a total of 6,478 square of living space, the home has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, the upstairs has an expansive custom kitchen with high-end appliances, wood stove with black granite fireplace, and aspen paneling on all the upstairs ceilings. The master suite is very spacious, with a huge walk-in closet and the windows from the master bath overlook a mountain forest. Instead of a heavy drywall texture, the walls are the smoothest finish that master drywallers can accomplish. The overall look and feel of the home is a sense of understated high quality and luxury. The quality of construction is reminiscent of high-end Aspen or Telluride mountain homes.
The Wetmore Pinnacle is a very secluded and private property, tucked away from view on the back side of a Colorado mountain. The home is accessed by a graded road that winds up through an aspen and spruce forest to the home, which is situated on a knoll overlooking a grassy meadow and miles of mountain forests. Access is easy via paved year-round Highway 165, which actually sees little traffic. The town of Westcliffe is 24 minutes away and Rye is 35 minutes. Wetmore, another small town, is only 18 minutes to the north. Pueblo is less than an hour to the east and Canon City is 45 minutes to the north. Pueblo and Colorado Springs have large airports and offer easy connections.
The Wetmore Pinnacle was built with sustainability in mind. Water is provided by a strong domestic well. The well is 400 feet deep, with a column of 300 feet of water. There is plenty of timber to harvest firewood on the property, and heat is provided by an outdoor woodstove that pumps heat into the radiant heat loops installed in the flooring of the house. Throw a few logs in the heater, and the house is warm for a full 24-hour period. The builder installed a 1,000-gallon cistern to store grey water from showers and laundry to irrigate the trees and landscaping around the house. Electrical power is provided by the grid, but there’s also a concrete pad to set up a generator, and solar could be easily installed. Cell service is EXCELLENT, with a 4G Verizon tower in close proximity to the home. Internet is available either through satellite dish or the cellular tower. This property is well suited for a “bug-out” retreat scenario, as it needs very little help from the outside world. The downstairs has some special features that the security-minded person will appreciate.
The Wetmore Pinnacle has an excellent set of improvements, with a well-built 30x64 shop building with a loft to store tools and big-boy toys. Additionally, there is a 24x36 horse stall building that could easily be converted to a guest casita or manager’s home.
This 82-acre property has a pleasing variety of terrain, ranging from a tiny creek on the east side of the property to a mountain forest of Douglas fir, sub-alpine fir, blue spruce, aspen, and ponderosa; to a grassy mountain meadow sprinkled with aspen trees. Hunting in the area is excellent, and elk, deer, bear, and grouse are routinely spotted on the property. The neighboring ranch to the south and west is known for excellent trophy big game hunting. Snowmobiling, skiing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and all the great recreation that Colorado has to offer are all within close proximity to this ranch.