About this Ranch
Located in the prestigious Wahatoya Valley, just a short distance from the quaint town of La Veta, Colorado sits the 68.74± acre Schoolhouse Homestead. The Homestead sits on a historic migratory path for birds of all kinds and the property is conserved so wildlife and birds will continue to make this their home, conservation still allows for additional buildings. The property sits at 7,400 feet nestled in a park-like setting with captivating views of the Spanish Peaks. The homestead offers a hay meadow, and almost 3/4 of a mile of the Wahatoya Creek.
The 2,342± square foot rustic Homestead was completely rebuilt in 2010, the original building dates to the 1800's when it was a one-room schoolhouse. The charm of the past has not been lost but enhanced with high-end finishes and a masterful flowing floor plan. The home was meticulously redone with reclaimed wood, flagstone, and wood flooring, exposed vaulted wood beams, tongue and groove ceilings, in-floor radiant heat, and a functional Rumford stone fireplace. Accents of copper and tin can be found in the kitchen along with gourmet appliances and gorgeous wood countertops. A spacious dining area is located next to the kitchen with glass French doors leading into the living space.
The master suite has its own kiva fireplace and French doors leading out to the patio. A rustic farmhouse-style bathroom adjoins the master. The guest bedroom is flooded with natural light from its large window and French doors. The room has a beautiful tongue and groove vaulted ceiling. A second bathroom is also done in farmhouse style with a unique red brick shower.
The character of the Homestead keeps on going with its screened-in sleeping porch and beautiful flagstone patios, which are accessible from various locations in the home, giving you that much-desired outside entertaining space. Every detail of this magnificent home down to the handmade windows and hand-hewn logs brings the history of this beautiful valley to life.
Just a few miles past the Homestead is one of the many trailheads to the San Isabel National Forest. Many thousands of acres and over 50 trails are yours to enjoy, including trout lakes, streams, waterfalls, hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking, and all just a few minutes away.