Unique mid-modern passive solar home nestled within hiking & biking trails leading to the Colorado National Monument. A wonderful flare of large windows and outdoor privacy on .38 acre. In a quiet, desirable Redlands neighborhood with easy access to downtown Grand Junction and numerous options to enjoy the great outdoors. Enjoy our Frank Loyd Wright inspired 3 bedroom home and hike and bike the trails nearby.
Our unique single level passive solar home was built in 1981, a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design. Passive solar features include south facing windows, some brick flooring and strategically placed cinder block walls. We recently moved into the home and want to share it with others who appreciate such designs or those who might be curious to learn more.
One of the most delightful aspects of our property and location is that hiking trails are literally just down the street. No need to load up and drive to a trail. Biking trails are also within a mile of us.
-Lunch Loop is 2.8 miles.
-Kokopelli is 16 miles.
-Colorado National Monument east entrance is just 5 miles for hiking, driving or biking.
-Riverfront Trail is 2 miles for walking, biking, or roller blading.
Plus many more!
The Grand Mesa, with Powderhorn Ski Resort and alpine forests, lakes and more outdoor adventure, is just 45 minutes from the front door.
Our 1500 square foot home comfortably suits 5-8 people, if they can share 1.75 bathrooms and 3 of the 8 people sleep on the window seat and sofa.
At this time we prefer no guest pets.
The house is cooled with an evaporative cooler and the wonderfully cool night breezes that our arid climate provides. In the winter, count on the passive solar and baseboard heat to keep you toasty. If further heat is desired, stoke up the wood burning fireplace and turn on it's fan to circulate more heat.
Why Grand Junction? We love the "banana belt" climate that allows us to be outdoors most of the year. We love the slower pace of life. We love the locally grown foods, fruits and wines. And the sunshine keeps us happy! So much to enjoy and love here and with access to regional and state wide recreational, artistic, and cultural diversity.
A bit of history behind the name "Grand Junction": The name "Grand" refers to the historical Grand River; it was renamed as the Upper Colorado River in 1921. The word "Junction" refers to the confluence of the Colorado and Gunnison rivers. Grand Junction has been nicknamed "River City".
We are partial empty nesters and can be flexible in accommodations by renting the entire home or just a bedroom or two or three (and bathroom) with variable access to other parts of the property. Access to drive way parking, kitchen, living spaces, and bathrooms is always included and may be shared with us if we are here. You may also access the screened in sun porch and fenced back yard with the understanding that we (and our pets) will be using those spaces as well if we are home. Please contact me before booking instantly if you have specific preferences, and I'll be happy to see how we can accommodate. At this time the garage is unavailable.
Interaction with guests
This is our primary place of residence, so depending on what you need, we may or may not be here. If you desire to rent the entire home with no interaction with us at all, except during initial check-in, please indicate in your booking. Typically, when renting the entire home, we stay in our pop-up camper in the back when we are home and will always be available by airbnb messaging or text first, then phone as a last resort.
Other things to note
If you desire complete privacy, please contact me before booking so we can clarify and verify if your preferences will be possible during your stay.
- If you are looking for a tobacco, 420, drug or party friendly place, please choose another listing appropriate to your lifestyle and needs.
We love living in western Colorado where a different hike beckons whenever we wish. We love the mild climate with easy access to varied terrains and the activities that they bring. We grew up in Kansas and Pennsylvania and have lived in Iowa, Texas, Kansas, and the front range of Colorado.
We are partial empty-nesters with three children, that thrive on exploring the world in assorted fashions. We enjoy hiking, playing games, reading, music, cooking and baking, gardening, listening to lectures, sermons, podcasts, and lively discussions on whatever topic is at hand.