CUSTER COUNTY, CO | 5.78 acres | Multiple Cabins & Sheds | Solar Power & Well | Mountain Views Sold

  • $109,900


Cheap Land in Colorado near Westcliffe

Retreat to this beautiful off-grid cabin estate in the Wet Valley, 35 minutes from Westcliffe, with a deck offering stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains that pierce the western skyline.

  • Modern Solar Power System
  • Well that Works Year-round
  • Seven Different Well-Built Structures (cabins, sheds, bathroom)
  • Legal Road Frontage
  • One of Colorado’s Original “Dark Sky” Communities
  • Abundant Wildlife
  • Platted
  • Stunning Panoramic Mountain and Valley Views

PROPERTY: Welcome to this beautifully secluded retreat in Silver Cliff Heights! This private 5.78-acre property is nestled within the Wet Valley about 35 minutes east of Westcliffe, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains and valleys. Enjoy an off-grid lifestyle with a modern solar power system and an active well, allowing a completely independent life. The log-cabin facade main cabin is 300 square feet and insulated for year-round living, complete with a deck, cast iron fireplace, water/heat pump, loft, kitchenette and multiple power outlets. You’ll also find an insulated guest cabin, four different sheds providing plenty of storage space, and a bathroom! All structures are impeccably built. As one of Colorado’s original “dark sky” communities, enjoy the stars at night and the abundant deer & wildlife by day, which flourishes in your valley just below the elevated home site. The lot is platted as part of the Silver Cliff Heights subdivision but comes with no HOA rules or fees – best of both worlds. Pull off Discovery Road and into your new life – a dream come true in the Colorado Rockies. At this unbeatable Acretown price, this incredibly unique property won’t last long – grab it today!

The best and most updated source of information on this fine property will always be at

Call or text Scott directly at 314.639.9777 or email if you have any questions or would like to make an offer. We’ve posted a lot of info below – including critical instructions for visiting the property – so please keep reading!

Best Deal in the Market – Check Zillow or Realtor and You’ll Agree!


After opening this map, you may see even more information about the area by clicking on Map Legend, then Overlays.


  • ADDRESS: 1238 Discovery Rd, Westcliffe CO 81252
  • SIZE: 5.78 acres
  • GPS COORDINATES: 38.208710, -105.335067
  • APN: 0010133500
  • FULL LEGAL DESCRIPTION: download here
  • PLAT MAP/SURVEY: download here (get boundary/KML file here – opens in Google Earth)
  • TITLE: General Warranty deed (clean – no back taxes, no liens)
  • MINERAL RIGHTS: any mineral rights we own will convey to buyer (we have no knowledge of severance of mineral rights by a previous owner)
  • DIMENSIONS (approximate): 476′ NE (along road) x 583′ E x 530′ SW x 538′ W
  • FLOODPLAIN: not USGS surveyed, no history of flooding, arroyo runs along back of property
  • ELEVATION: 8363 feet
  • TERRAIN: rolling w/flat build sites
  • CONDITION: developed w/various residential buildings, partially wooded, partially cleared
  • STRUCTURES/IMPROVEMENTS: download site map here
    • main cabin: 300 sf (12.3′ x 24.4′ x 11.6′ tall)
      • cast iron fireplace w/stove
      • hardwood floors
      • water pump/heater
      • insulated
      • power outlets
      • deck
      • kitchenette
      • loft
    • shed off main cabin: 51 sf (6.2′ x 8.2′ x 8.6′ tall)
    • guest cabin: 112 sf (10.6′ x 10.6′ x 9.2′ tall)
      • insulated
      • drywalled
      • powered
      • hardwood floors
    • lofted shed: 124 sf (10.2′ x 12.2′ x 9.2′ tall)
    • tuff shed: 67 sf (8.2′ x 8.2′ x 8.5′ tall)
    • bathroom: 100 sf (8.2′ x 12.2′ x 10′ tall)
    • firewood shed: 30 sf
    • well
  • ACCESS: 476 feet of direct frontage on Discovery Road, a private dirt road (not publicly maintained)
  • POWER: upgraded solar power system (Rich Solar RS-H3000, 80A max current) has been installed
  • WATER: well has been installed and works year-round
  • WASTEWATER: none (septic system would need to be installed)
    • perc test has been performed and future septic tank location has been mapped (see test and map here)
    • The built-in savings you receive on all Acretown properties frees up extra money to install a variety of conventional and more modern, non-conventional septic systems, like mound systems, pressurized dosing, plastic chamber leach fields, aerobic treatment, etc. (which have become popular solutions to non-satisfactory perc tests).
  • INTERNET: HughesNet dish has been installed
  • TAXES: $185.70 in 2022
  • HOA: none
  • RESTRICTIONS/ZONING: Foothills District (see Custer County’s Master Plan here)
    • one single-family home per 5 acres
    • accessory buildings are allowed
    • “use by right” – no additional approvals are required for building, except for a zoning permit for any structure over 100 sf
  • SCHOOL DISTRICTS: Custer County (Elementary) – Custer County (Middle School) – Custer County (High School)
  • NEAREST CITIES: Westcliffe < Canon City < Colorado Springs
  • NEAREST AIRPORTS: Pueblo Memorial (1 hr 21 mins), Colorado Springs Airport (1 hr 42 mins)

Colorado Cabin on 5.78 Acres + Guest Cabin + 5 other buildings | Solar Powered | Well


We have a local agent to show you this property, and here’s his contact info:

Dan Hight @ Home Smart

  • email
  • cell   720-436-1335
  • office   719-783-0995

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Click HERE to open the destination in Google Maps, and simply enter your starting point to get step-by-step directions.

  • From this link, you can press “Directions” (on the left), enter your starting point, and Google Maps will provide you with step-by-step directions.
  • You can also click “Send to Phone” if you’re viewing this on your computer
  • And “Save” to download the directions so they’ll still work if you lose cell service.

If for some reason you’re having trouble with that link, you can navigate to GPS Coordinates 38.208710, -105.335067.

WALKING THE PROPERTY LINES w/YOUR PHONE: We highly recommend downloading Google Earth to your phone if you don’t already have it. Then . . .

  1. Download the property boundary file (called a KML or KMZ file) here. You may be prompted to click “download” one more time, so do that . . . OR you may be prompted to immediately open the file with Google Earth and, in that case, do that and ignore the remaining steps. Otherwise . . .
  2. Open Google Earth
  3. Go to the main menu (the three horizontal lines at the top left of the screen), then Projects > Open > Import KML file > select the KML file you just downloaded (it should show up on that screen).

Now you should be able to see the property lines on the map, and the green dot represents where you’re currently standing. This is a very important tool to learn BEFORE you head out there. Please call us if you have any questions about it.


Experience a diverse landscape, with Great Sand Dunes National Park, about 2.5 hours southwest, offering hiking, backpacking, sandboarding, sledding, and stargazing opportunities on North America’s tallest dunes, or enjoy water sports, camping, and wildlife viewing at Lake Deweese, 42 minutes to the west, and Lake Pueblo State Park, just an hour east. 35 minutes to the west lies the town of Westcliffe, featuring several local restaurants, fast food chains, grocery stores, and medical centers. The nearest Walmart is in Cañon City, about an hour northeast, and if you are looking for the full spectrum of major retailers, Colorado Springs is just 51 minutes farther ahead.

NEARBY Great Sand Dunes National Park (2 h 25 minutes), Lake Deweese (42 minutes), Lake Pueblo State Park South Boat Ramp (1 hour), Royal Gorge Bridge & Park (1 h 11 minutes), Florence Mountain Park (1 h 2 minutes).

WESTCLIFFE (35 minutes, nearest grocery store, county seat)

  • RETAIL – Lowe’s Market, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Sunflower Natural Foods, Valley Ace Hardware, Country Store, Lollipop & Co., and many more.
  • RESTAURANTS – Bootleggers Bistro, Beeza’s Restaurant & Pub, Tacos El Tapatio, Day’s Pizza, 4Kings Bar & Grill, Chuds, Subway, and more.
  • MEDICAL SERVICES? Yes, HRRMC Custer County Health Center, Full Circle Wellness, Patient Centered Practices, Palace Drug Silver Cliff LLC.
  • RECREATIONAL – Smokey Jack Observatory, Lake DeWeese, Jess Price Memorial Park.

CAÑON CITY (1 hour, nearest Walmart)

  • RETAIL – Walmart, Home Depot, Dollar Tree, The Lucky Stop, City Market, Safeway, Big R Stores, Alta Convenience, Mountain Wookies, Natural Grocers, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Goodwill Cañon City Store, and many more.
  • RESTAURANTS – Mr Ed’s Family Restaurant, Chili’s Grill & Bar, Bernies Place, Pizza Madness, Village Inn, Big Burger World, It’s Just Wings, and many more.
  • MEDICAL SERVICES? Yes, Canon Professional, Parkview Medical Center, Button Family Practice PC, Inc., Walgreens, Palace Drug Store, and more.
  • RECREATIONAL – Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center, Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, Garden Park Fossil Area, Canon City Rouse Park, Skyline Drive, Harrison Disc Golf Course, and more.

COLORADO SPRINGS (1 hour 41 minutes, nearest major city)


OWNER FINANCING: We do not offer owner-financing but you could get a loan through a bank or another lender and we’d be happy to coordinate with them.

OUTSIDE FINANCING: Your best deal for financing will come from a local bank or credit union and we can help you find a great deal. Your best deal for financing will come from a local bank or credit union and we can help you find a great deal. In this case, we can recommend a couple different lenders:

(1) Kirkpatrick Bank in Westcliffe at (719) 783-2030

(2) Rural 1st is America’s leading land lender for rural properties and they require as little as 15% down on a 10 or 15-year fixed land loan, with no PMI, and they prefer a credit score of 720 or better. Please contact Michael Wirth by phone or email at (502) 553-8152 or They do serve Colorado.


Call or text Scott directly at 314.639.9777 or email at if you’d like to discuss an offer.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: We are investors, and are selling this lot For-Sale-By-Owner. You do not need to submit your offer through a real estate agent, and in our experience we close transactions more quickly and easily by having our dedicated transaction coordinator work directly with the Title Company and Buyers. We will also both save money on commission/fees by cutting out agents as the middle men. However, if you feel strongly about working with a Realtor, then you’re welcome to have them contact us on your behalf.


WHY ARE YOU SELLING IT SO CHEAP? We are often asked why we price our properties at below market value, and the answer is really simple: because we can, and that’s our core business model. We are investors who purchase properties at a large volume and deeply liquidated rates, and by passing this discount on to our buyers, we can sell land quickly . . . and more of it! In fact, our average property only lasts 2-3 weeks on the market (vs. industry average of about 6 months).

DISCLAIMER: We attempt to provide detailed, accurate and up-to-date information in our listings, in order to help our buyers to the best of our ability. However, it ultimately remains the buyer’s responsibility to perform their own due diligence and double check any details that are of significant importance to you including acreage, utilities, build-ability, and approved/allowable use-age for the property. We are happy to help however we can.

1238 Discovery Rd
Westcliffe, CO 81252
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