Ridgetop retreat! This beautiful custom house and guesthouse are situated on 5.9 acres of private land bordering a large swath of BLM and Carson National Forest. Exquisite quality and design throughout with many architectural designs and finishes. Among the many unique features are the custom doors and natural stone wainscoting around the exterior. The houses sit perched at the end of the road with expansive views in every direction. Enter the main house off the deep covered portal or from the attached heated garage into a serene space with natural mud plaster and mission style windows. There are two bedrooms and a full bath with custom cabinetry faced with antique barn wood and a steam shower on the first floor. The second floor is a light-filled great room with a large deck to take in the expansive views of the Rio Grande Gorge, Tres Orejas, the lights of Town and the enclosed backyard, gardens and flagstone patios. Tucked to one side of this great room, is the well-appointed kitchen with soapstone counters, custom "appliance barns", efficient pantry drawer storage and new Fisher-Paykel refrigerator, GE gas stove/range and dining kitchen counter with stools. The room features 8" wide pine plank flooring and a woodstove on a raised soapstone platform allowing for cozy and energy efficient heating in the winter. There is also a lovely full bath with a jacuzzi tub and a generous walk-in closet, washer/dryer and attic storage space.There is a charming loft above the living room accessible by a custom wood stair/ladder, making for a great bonus sleeping area or reading nook. The guesthouse has a full kitchen, a steam shower, a woodstove and a separate, private entrance. With a shared border of BLM and Carson National Forest, you will live in close step with nature and enjoy direct access to hiking trails, biking trails and a quick 1.5 mile walk to the Rio Grande Gorge. Hard to imagine this much privacy and undeveloped land is only a 20 minute drive to town and Taos Ski Valley!