Dulce Villa Ranch, Las Animas, Colorado
Yearning to live away from the hustle and bustle… breathe mountain air… hear the bugle of elk in rut… watch elk, deer, bobcats, wild turkeys scatter across your yard? But need to be within an hour of restaurants, theaters, top-notch medical care… a mall?
There’s a valley in southern Colorado named Mitote Canyon. Mitote is a Tarahumara Indian word meaning “celebration”, or “ritual dance”. The Tarahumara would travel from northern Mexico into what is now Colorado, and set-up camp in what is now Mitote Canyon and party… to celebrate a birth, a death, a harvest, a wedding. Today you can own a piece of Mitote Canyon and celebrate your life—well lived. Dulce Villa Ranch is 220 acres near the base of the Spanish Peaks in Las Animas County Colorado in Mitote Canyon.
Dulce Villa (Sweet Home) Ranch was formed in 1996 when the current owners, Colleen and Greg, returned to their roots in Colorado and started construction on their 3500 sq ft, 4 bedroom, 4 bath custom cypress log home. In the intervening 20 years the ranch has been the home for cattle, horses, chickens, a pig or two and every variety of local wildlife. Today cattle still graze on the ranch—but only part-time. Hay is still harvested. And the wildlife is more plentiful than ever.
The cypress log home has been lovingly cared for by Colleen and Greg. Their daughter was raised within its rustic walls. The smell of Italian food and the sounds of family and friends gathering are as much a part of their home as vaulted ceilings and the towering rock fireplace. That fireplace heated their home for three years; today a zoned, in-floor radiant heating system handles that chore. The fireplace is still used but mostly to get cozy on a beautiful Colorado winter day.
A few years back Greg built a greenhouse for Colleen. There’s nothing like a vine ripened tomato in February, picked by hand, tossed in a salad with balsamic vinaigrette, served with a plate of spaghetti covered in marinara sauce. Ah, home. The greenhouse is 960 sqft with a drip irrigation system and a rain water cistern. It’s heated—you really can grow tomatoes in February, along with lettuce, peppers, strawberries, cucumbers, asparagus…
We invite you to give us a call. We’ll honestly answer your questions about living away from it all or any question you might have about Dulce Villa Ranch. There is no finer place to live serenely, raise a family, retire or fulfill a dream.
Colleen and Greg.
BTW: For an exciting drone fly-over, a 3D rendering and 40 photos of the home please visit dulcevillaranch.com by clicking on the link next to our Ranch sign at the bottom of the ad.
Detached, 3-car garage
960sqft year-round greenhouse with rainwater cistern and drip irrigation.
Shown by appointment.
Take a look and let us hear from you.