This historic landmark was a stage coach stop on the road between Meeker and Rifle, and the Post Office for the residents in the Piceance Creek area for many years in the early part of this century. Situated at the intersection of the Piceance Creek road, County Road 5, and State Highway 13, it is still on most maps of the area as a town.
With the construction of the soda mining facilities and the continuing oil shale production in the Piceance Basin the business potential of this property is tremendous.
Due to poor health of the owners, this business has been closed more than it was open for the past few years.
The property is .75 of an acre and is fenced on the back and both sides. The main building has a 640 sq. ft. dining room, a 318 sq. ft. store area, a 273 sq. ft kitchen with 507 sq. ft. of storage rooms off of it, and a 1448 sq. ft. living quarters with a big rock fireplace and oak floors in the living room, three bedrooms, and one bathroom. There is one public bathroom in the cafe. A 47 ft. long covered porch is on the front of the building with separate entrances for the store and cafe. An attached one car garage or storage room is on the south side of the building. Currently, water is hauled to the property and unloaded into a 1000 gallon cistern on the north side of the cafe which is then pumped into the building. There is a water well on the property which needs cleaned out and is currently not used. Also on the property is a 336 sq. ft. cabin and space to park RVs. There is a 1000 gallon propane tank to supply the buildings and also for retail sales.
The buildings are old and could use some renovation. Consequently the price is set at only $150,000.00