Tour the House & Property

Dutch Pete's Ranch

Nestled at the south end of the Adobe Valley, between two mountain ranges with severely weathered and sculpted rocks known as the Benton Crags, stands the compound of Dutch Pete's. The house can accommodate up to four people, with its one bedroom suite. A short walk leads to the dramatic V-shaped notch that was the mouth of an ancient 600 foot waterfall. The majestic Montgomery and Boundary peaks are the dominant feature in the view standing over 13,000 feet high, and the tallest mountains in Nevada.
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House

The existing compound is a postmodern tribute to Southwestern pueblo architecture. The 1,300 square foot guest house, garage and utilities building, were completed in 2008. The cube-shaped guest house is finished in a beige colored stucco with massive timbers sheltering the entry, the windows to east and south. The long red wall, garage and earthen roof above the utilities building appear to look like a fort or a bunker from a distance.
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Eloquent Light

When entering the house, you first come into the mudroom where you can leave your shoes and hang your coat. Within the comforting walls hang landscape photographs by photographer Ansel Adams.  As a resident of Yosemite for decades, Ansel and his wife Virginia Best Adams, spent years exploring and photographing the Eastern Sierra Nevada. It's natural that owners Robert Fletterick and Sarah Adams share her grandparents love of vast open wild landscapes. As a guest at Dutch Pete's you too can make your own memorable photographs of the changing light!
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Main Room

Tiger wood flooring brightens the main room, its two supple couches and side tables, perfect for conversation, and for enjoying the views of the pasture, Boundary and Montgomery peaks. The house is a great perch for watching sunrises, storms, the ever changing light, and alpenglows over the majestic mountain peaks to the east. There is a half bathroom adjacent to the main room.
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Cooking & Dining

A dine-in granite counter with four bar stools wraps the kitchen. Some of the amenities are a compact full-size refrigerator, an LP fueled 4-burner stovetop and oven, and microwave oven. There is an American style drip coffee maker, a stovetop espresso maker and frother, and stove top whistle kettle. There is a square walnut card table for dining and writing use. Two niche shelf have a selection of natural history and backroad books of the area. The rolling cart has a small television, DVD player, DVD library, and games. There is no satellite TV, but there is satellite Internet, and Wifi for calling. Cell service is spotty in the area. We hope you will find all the cooking and dining utensils needed to enjoy your stay.
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Utilities

Adjacent to the kitchen is the pocket door to access the washer and dryer if needed. The basement houses the hydronic hot water heating system, which offers comfortable heat and the boiler system for the hot water in the house. The Wi-fi internet service is available by satellite link and modem. There is 4G AT&T service, with best connection near entry area, but cell phones will not ring. Power is provided by a stand-alone solar array system with a back-up propane-fueled generator. 
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Stargazing

The night sky is perfect for serious astronomy with an observing platform with electricity west of the courtyard. The desert climate promotes clear skies for stargazing with no obstructions or city lights. From the front patio, or up on the observatory deck, the starry night skies are overwhelmingly brilliant. If the least bit interested--- bring your own gear!
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Stargazing

The night sky is perfect for serious astronomy with an observing platform with electricity west of the courtyard. The desert climate promotes clear skies for stargazing with no obstructions or city lights. From the front patio, or up on the observatory deck, the starry night skies are overwhelmingly brilliant. If the least bit interested bring your own gear!
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The Bedroom Suite

Up two short flights of stairs you will find the bedroom suite, consisting of one king size bed, with its suede headboard. Both beds have feather down duvets to keep guests at the right temperature during the cool winter and summer nights. There is a big closet and two bedside dressers to store clothing. Reading lamps are discreetly attached to the bed.  
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Queen Sofa Bed

The sofa bed in the adjacent alcove can be effortlessly unfolded. This Italian sleeper has wood slats which support its multi density 4" queen-size firm mattress. A foam topper is added to soften the experience. 
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Day Bed Lounging

The sculpted suede daybed is a lovely place to read and watch the sun rise. The views from the bedroom suite are as magnificent as those below on the entry level. 

Bathroom in Bedroom Suite

The upstairs full bathroom has a ceramic tiled shower, with an above counter wash basin, towel racks, shelves, toilet and cupboard storage
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