Bright 1,070sf 2BD/1BA on 0.71-acre lot backing to greenbelt in the Baca Grande. Just off paved road in Chalet 1 -- a three-minute drive to the town of Crestone and within walking distance to Crestone Charter School via greenbelt path, or to Baca Park, playground and South Crestone Creek greenbelt. This custom rancher has many upgrades/additions, including oak hardwood floors, updated bathroom, sun/bonus room, screen porch, expanded deck, and fenced enclosure with flagstone terrace and small deck. The bright great room has large sliders facing Challenger Peak, west-facing windows with 50-mile valley views, separate living and dining spaces, and flex room (office/study/meditation/etc). The adjoining U-shaped kitchen features wood cabinetry, pantry, LP range, and stainless fridge. Side entrance offers easy access to wraparound deck, perfect for morning coffee/tea or just enjoying the natural environs. Sails and screens offer shade/privacy. Hallway leads to full bath with updated tile floors, laundry closet, and two bright bedrooms. Efficient ETS heater and LP gas wall heater. New 40-gallon LP hot water tank heater in 2020. Both bedrooms feature windows on two sides, looking out into the trees. A house with charm and character in a location convenient both to the historic town of Crestone with mail, gas, groceries, cafes, restaurants, gallery, hardware, charter school & more -- and to the forestry trails that lead to the magnificent 14ers above. Known for sunny days & starry nights, Crestone is an accredited International Dark Skies community that lies just north of the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.