Luxury ski lodges, woodsy cabin retreats and huge mountain hideaways dominate fantasy real estate listings. But if you like the startling vibrancy of the Wild West look no further than southern Utah.
A house located 20 miles south of Monticello, Utah checks all the boxes for rugged rock enthusiasts. The house, affectionately named Cliffhaven, is tucked into a rock wall with three bedrooms and three garages.
The front windows of the 2100-square-foot house peer over 52 acres in Montezuma Canyon. It's far from city noises and the closest neighbor is a mile away.
However, the location sits near Monument Valley and Lake Powell. And if you decide to go for a short outdoor jaunt, ancient pottery dots the landscape in every direction.
For just shy of $1,000,000 you can have this house. But you won't be paying much on utilities. The house is mostly off the grid. Plenty of solar panels dot the top of the cliff and the house has its own well.
There's even an orchard for plenty of fresh fruit.
A tunnel below the house offers a run-off for rain that can be used to water the orchard and other landscaping. The cool underground air also serves as air conditioning in the scalding summer months.
The inside of the house is full of southwestern charm. Natural rock walls and large timbers accent the foundation of the house.
Cozy bedrooms and an open floor plan around the kitchen and dining rooms give the home a warm, bright feel.
The original owners of Cliffhaven began work on the abode in 1986. They were inspired by the Anasazi who also lived in the cliffs hundreds of years ago. Now they're ready to let another set of youthful hands keep up the work.