(see virtual tours) Imagine bright contemporary comfort, nestled high in the Sangre de Cristo foothills - one of the most rugged and beautiful landscapes in Southern Colorado. Magnificent panoramic views abound from this prime location at the top of Baca Grande Chalet 1. Near S Crestone Creek greenbelt & trail, cross the road for access to USFS trails, Willow Lake & the 14ers above. Sweeping 75-mile vistas of the San Luis Valley & San Juan Mtns to the west. Spacious 2.53-acres over 2 parcels. 1701sf 3BD/2BA contemporary mountain rancher w/ SW features, 450sf flagstone terrace & oversized detached garage. High ceilings & open floor plan give sense of spaciousness. Picture windows abound on two sides of the great room, offering views, natural light, and passive solar gain. Handsome, low-maintenance tiles in saltillo hues extend through kitchen & hallways. Large great room is very flexible, w/ separate areas for living, dining & passions. Read/relax in living area, do homework at dining table, prepare meals together in kitchen. The piano space can be repurposed for yoga, stretching, exercise, etc. 2 side entrances lead to large terrace for easy al fresco eating/entertaining. Kitchen features ample wood cabinetry, custom tile counters, dbl-sink w/ view, stainless dishwasher, LP range. The primary bedroom at rear of home features large south-facing windows, valley views, access to terrace & walk-in closet. The primary bath has custom-tile bath and vanity. 2 guest bedrooms connect to great room via hallways. Bright & spacious, they feature east/north-facing views. Lovely guest bath w/ custom-tile shower & vanity, also new jetted tub. Membrane roof & stucco exterior. Matching detached garage is oversized w/ extra room for shop/storage. Approx 10-min drive to historic town of Crestone & mail, gas, groceries, cafes, restaurants, gallery, hardware, charter school & more. An accredited International Dark Skies community, Crestone is known for sunny days & dark starry nights.