Set on a hilltop near the Four Seasons Resort in Tesuque, this updated 3 bed 3 bath 2-story home with gorgeous views is an adventurous nature-lover’s paradise in a private, rustic setting on 5 acres. The flexible, open main level with high wood-beamed herringbone ceilings has brick and tile floors, built-in shelving, plenty of room for entertaining, plus steam shower bath. A warming pellet stove in the living room adds to the ambiance. The kitchen, accented with Talavera tile, has ample cabinet space, breakfast bar and Saltillo tile floors into an adjacent sunroom. Wake up to picturesque surroundings in the spacious upstairs master bedroom with en-suite bath including jetted tub. The 2nd level, with recently refinished solid ash wood floors throughout, adds a guest bedroom with amazing views and a 3rd bedroom/office plus loft, and wraparound deck. The portal below extends to a ramada-covered flagstone patio to relax and enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez mountains and the Tesuque Valley by day and star-gaze at night. Just a few of the special features are passive solar design, hand-troweled plaster walls, double-thick solid wood doors and a hard-wired security system. It has a terraced yard with gardens and fruit trees, recently regraded/resurfaced drive, sunken fire pit, pebble pond and custom portal light sconces. With front-door access to miles of hiking trails in the surrounding National Forest, you’re close to both nature and downtown Santa Fe.