Vee Locke Ranch. Wide open spaces, majestic views and immaculate landscaping compliment this gorgeous home perfectly. The property is private, with room to roam, and the views are spectacular, all within convenient driving distance from big city amenities. Open floor plan, modern appliances and stunning details qualify this home as exceptional and the xeriscaping and potential within the property certainly follows suit; nothing about this home or its surroundings is ‘average’. Location: Nestled at the base of Locke Mountain, in what is referred to as ‘The Banana Belt’ of Custer County, this property truly offers the best of the best. Located just outside of Wetmore, a beautiful and quaint town at the base of the Wet Mountains, this location allows one to experience the ‘small town feel’ and the rich community formed within a scenic, ten minute drive away is the historic town of Florence. This spot is truly a treasure trove of antique shops, one-of-a-kind eateries and even a local art center. At this elevation, the four seasons will be gloriously evident, yet not quite as extreme as one would find higher in the mountains. The 360 degree views include Pikes Peak in all its majesty, rolling hills of the valley floor and the rugged Locke Mountain in what is practically the backyard. Acreage: Venturing around this property is a wonderful experience; it is secluded and serene, allowing you to breathe deep of the crisp, mountain air. These 10.5 acres are perimeter fenced and ready to be fully utilized. Open pasture makes this land perfect for horses, dogs and other animals. There is also a chain link fence set up around the backyard. The wooded areas with a walking trail, fire pit and natural arroyo beckon nature enthusiasts and explorers of all ages. Beautifully aged ponderosa pines accentuate the property year round and the vibrant red hues of oak brush will burst to life in autumn. The landscaping is immaculate and includes sections of river rock, gravel and natural, native grasses. Improvements: This home is both impressive and inviting. Paved roads all the way to Vee Road and a large circular driveway enable easy access for your sports car, truck and trailer or RV. The detail and planning of this layout truly equip the property for accommodating any type of home owner. The open floor plan of this impressive home make it the obvious choice for entertaining party guests or chasing kids and grandkids. The pellet stove and large, quality picture windows, overlooking a meticulous backyard, maintain the cozy and intimate atmosphere of the house. With an attached two car garage, entering the house will be effortless, even in winter with a trunk full of groceries. This oversized garage space is truly impressive; 100% finished, it includes storage above a portion of the garage as well as a shop area, freezer and access to the backyard. A closet area keeps an on demand water heater and the controls for hot water base board accessible yet disguised. Entering the home, eyes will immediately be drawn to details such as the log accents, cozy breakfast nook and a smoky glass chandelier perfectly framed in the inset TV area. The living room is a unique, half-octagonal shape ideal for placing couches and creating comfortable spaces to relax. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes oak cabinets, quality, like-new appliances, a seated bar area and stainless steel hood over the stove. A multi-purpose island, sizable pantry and beautifully designed tile backsplash inspire the ideal environment for creating delicious meals and wonderful memories. Just off the kitchen is an extremely convenient, extra large laundry room with utility sink. Oak/laminate flooring, neutral shades of paint and the crown molding at the wanes coating level blend together exquisitely. Quality sliding glass doors in the living room lead out to the concrete patio and roomy backyard, complete with a bridge, gazebo and fire pit. This outdoor space is clearly designed for entertainment and enjoyment. Wide hallways and doors make this home handicap accessible. All three bedrooms are located on the main level, allowing for extremely easy access. The double pain windows in each room are set up with quality ‘pillow shades’ and attractive coverings. Closet space is impressive, and in the master bedroom the walk-in closet is 4x8.5 ft. There is a full bath in the main hall and a private bathroom in the master bedroom, furnished with an oversized, two nozzle showers, linen closet and convenient makeup area. The master bedroom also has an outside door for easy entrance to the backyard and a front row seat to each magnificent, Colorado sunset. The lower level of this home is an unfinished basement with vast potential. Think game room, family room or that ‘man cave’ you’ve always dreamed of. The wood burning stove and great storage area are additional perks. The detail and quality are evident outside the home, as well; decorative railings, stamped concrete and accent lighting are the finishing touches on an architectural work of art. The stucco pairs nicely with green, composite shingles, ensuring easy, simple maintenance of the home. Outbuilding: Next to the home sits a uniquely designed and amazingly, spacious bi-level barn. Automatic garage door openers, natural lighting as a result of lighter metal siding near the roof, and attractive, stained and cut concrete all serve to enhance this exceptional space. There is water in the barn; washing your horses and dogs would be effortless. And the extra large doors allow for parking your dualie, RV or horse trailer. There is another smaller garage attached. This space would be ideal for storage or, better yet, parking a classic car or Harley. The grounds surrounding this barn/garage are meticulously xeriscaped, as well. Seasonal Water: The Arroyo in the back yard flows seasonally, with sufficient rain, based on snowfall and other precipitation. Wildlife and Hunting: Come one, come all. Nature enthusiasts and big game hunters alike will appreciate the vast array of wildlife roaming the area. There is evidence of mule deer and an abundance of small wildlife on the property itself. Birds nest in the trees and will bring the property to life with their summer songs. Recreation: There is no lack of activities in this area; outdoor, indoor, historical, even world-renown. Florence is the start of the Gold Belt Tour Scenic and Historic Byway, a fascinating drive following old railroad and stagecoach routes. The Wetmore General Store & Steakhouse is a local favorite. To the west of the property is the world’s highest suspension bridge, the Royal Gorge Bridge, an absolute must-see for locals and visitors alike. The Arkansas River boasts prime locations for rafting and fishing. Venture out on countless trails with your horses, by foot or on mountain bikes. There is literally endless potential for adventure surrounding this property. Summary: Exquisite detailing, great location, unique features... this property is a rare find with exceptional potential and well-suited to almost any type of buyer. Vee Locke Ranch. Wide open spaces, majestic views and immaculate landscaping compliment this gorgeous home perfectly. The property is private, with room to roam, and the views are spectacular, all within convenient driving distance from big city amenities. Open floor plan, modern appliances and stunning details qualify this home as exceptional and the xeriscaping and potential within the property certainly follows suit; nothing about this home or its surroundings is ‘average’.