• MLS® #: 2060911
  • 26695 County Road 342
  • Buena Vista, CO 81211
  • $494,500
  • 3 Beds, 2 Bath, 1863 SQ. Feet, 4.70 Acres
  • Residential
  • RE/MAX Mountain Vista Properties

Looking for a place with room and no covenants or HOAs to deal with? If yes, this historic log ranch house may be for you. Starting as an 1889 two-room log cabin, this house has grown to about 1850 sq. ft. while preserving the authentic log charm and overall eclectic feel. Location is important; this 4.7-acre property is just 8 minutes from Town. NF is a quick 10 minute walk. Cottonwood Hot Springs is only 3 minutes away by car. Near the mouth of Cottonwood canyon, this property’s location makes getting to either the mountains or Town effortless. This large property has a domestic well permit allowing for outside watering, irrigation, lawn, garden & horses. The house is nicely landscaped and has an automatic irrigation system for the shrubs and flowerbeds. There are also 3 separate outdoor entertaining areas, one with a water feature. Within the large fenced back yard is a garden shed with attached three-season greenhouse and the original “Milk Barn” used to cool milk when this was a working ranch. All windows have been upgraded. The large eat-in kitchen comes equipped with great views, a double oven gas range, French door refrigerator and Bosch dishwasher, all stainless. The cabinetry is faced with birch and the drawer fronts are aspen. The walls are T&G aspen. The living room and office are exposed log inside and out. Two Velux skylights brighten the living room, a solar-tube does the same in the office, all added during the 2008 roof replacement. A large moss rock fireplace has a glass-door Jotul woodstove installed with stainless steel stovepipe inside the existing chimney, for extra heating with firewood. The house has a propane-fired boiler supplying hot-water baseboard heat, added in the 1960’s. The boiler was replaced in 2003. The oversized detached garage is insulated & heated and has a dedicated shop area. Two new insulated garage doors with automatic openers were installed in 2015. There is also lots of space to park an RV with 20-amp service available.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #2060911
  • Price$494,500
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms2.00
  • Full Baths2
  • Square Footage1,863
  • Acres4.70
  • Year Built1965
  • TypeResidential
  • Sub-TypeSingle Family Residence
  • StatusActive Under Contract

Community Information

  • Address26695 County Road 342
  • SubdivisionNone
  • CityBuena Vista
  • CountyChaffee
  • StateCO
  • Zip Code81211


  • UtilitiesElectricity Connected, Propane
  • # of Garages2
  • ViewMountain(s)


Driveway, Heated Garage, Insulated Garage, Oversized, Exterior Access Door, Gravel


  • InteriorCarpet, Vinyl, Wood
  • AppliancesDishwasher, Oven, Refrigerator
  • CoolingNone
  • FireplaceYes
  • # of Fireplaces1
  • StoriesOne


Baseboard, Hot Water, Propane, Radiant, Wood Stove


Living Room, Free Standing, Wood Burning Stove


  • RoofComposition
  • ConstructionFrame, Wood Siding, Log
  • FoundationSlab

Exterior Features

Garden, Private Yard, Rain Gutters, Hot Tub/Spa, Water Feature


Double Pane Windows, Skylight(s)

School Information

  • DistrictBuena Vista R-31
  • ElementaryAvery Parsons
  • MiddleMcGinnis
  • HighBuena Vista

Additional Information

  • Date ListedMarch 24th, 2020
  • Days on Market6
  • ZoningRUR
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