Hello, we are Doug and LeAnn Bair.
In 2005, we found the one place on earth where we want to spend the rest of our lives. Twelve years later, 2017, we opened our vacation rental to share this place with others!
Our missions statement is:
Walk the land the Ute Indians traveled for hunting and gathering to see Culturally Modified Trees used for marking routes and sun positions as verified by a local archaeologist. Walking tours cheerfully guided upon request. We gratefully hold the responsibility of taking care of this land as the peoples who came before us.
Experience an off-grid vacation at Piñon Flats, a two-bedroom, one bath, full kitchen cabin/casita, sleeps 6 nestled in the beautiful Wet Mountains! Relish the view of the 9,030′ McKinley Mountain from the deck and 360° outdoor living areas. Kick back, relax and enjoy Lenticular cloud formations.
Lounge on the front deck for your morning coffee or relax to the beautiful sunsets. Watch mule deer graze and you may even see a Golden Eagle or Redtail Hawk soaring above as they search for their next meal. Gaze at the Milky Way, meteor showers and eclipses from the hammocks. Amateur or professional astronomers – this is a must see!
There are multiple outdoor sitting areas. Play horseshoes or cornhole out back of the casita. Or if you feel like going for a hike, walk the 2-mile Durfee Circle to view the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Piñon Flats has a wide variety of wildflowers, cacti, Piñon, Ponderosa and Juniper trees.
Pinon Flats is an off-grid experience. All electrical needs are provided by the solar panels and batteries. When the sun is scarce, there is a back-up propane generator to insure all your electrical needs are met. Water is drawn from the well and wastewater is treated in an on-site septic system. Mountain Wi-Fi is available for work or zooming.
When your day of enjoying the outdoors is over, the casita’s fully stocked kitchen makes preparing any meal easy to refuel for your next day adventures. There is a refrigerator/freezer and gas stove/oven. Appliances include: coffee maker, pots, pans, crockpot, 3-burner propane grill (plates and silverware, too.) All you need to bring is food. Lounge around in the warmth of the wood pellet stove (pellets provided) or propane heaters during winter months. Watch the smart TV via Starlink Internet, listen to music on the MP3/CD player, read or play board games and talk around the unique custom-made dining table. It even glows at night!
The bathroom has a hot shower, sink and toilet. Towels, eco-friendly soap and shampoo/conditioner are provided.
The Mountain bedroom has a queen size bed and the License-plate room has 2 single beds all furnished with Pendleton wool blankets. The futon couch folds down to a double size bed to sleep two. Mountain-aired blankets, sheets and pillows are provided for all beds.
And, yes, we are cannabis friendly. The casita is smoke-free, so only vaping indoors is allowed.