Comfortable, welcoming Colorado mountain home on 2.2 acres bordering San Isabel National Forest is a perfect vacation home or full-time residence. Beautiful weather, abundant wildlife and incredible starry night skies in the midst of picturesque 14,000-foot peaks will make you happy to be away from city lights and bustle. Tucked into a quiet, secluded spot in the highly desired Mesa Antero community, the home's interior features tongue and groove ceilings and walls, main level bedroom and full bath, large utility room, and gorgeous views of the flat and nicely treed property from every window - especially the 14 feet of kitchen picture windows. A high-end wood stove in the living room can heat the entire well-insulated home, including the two extra-large upstairs bedrooms and bath. There is abundant storage throughout the house and garage. Outside space includes a covered deck wrapping around the south and east sides, plus a deck to the north. A private gate on the north border provides access into the National Forest (short hike to the Brown's Creek Trailhead of the Colorado Trail). To the west is 40 acres of beautiful private property providing even more privacy. Mesa Antero is centered around Browns Creek (a short walk from the property) and offers a creek side park and picnic area for use by residents. The home, which has been well-loved and very well maintained, is located halfway between Salida and Buena Vista. Local amenities not usually found in a rural area include plenty of restaurants and shops, a regional hospital, and a ski area. Seventy-five percent of the land in Chaffee County is public including San Isabel National Forest and Browns Canyon National Monument. Recreational opportunities include hiking, rafting, kayaking, Gold Medal fishing, cross country skiing, mountain biking, and more. Because of the unusually mild climate of the area, locals refer to it as Colorado's banana belt. Year-round access to the property is via county-maintained roads.