Lazy River Ranch, Relaxing, Mountain, Fishing, Retreat
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Tarryall house description
Located in the beautiful Tarryall Valley with scenic historic preservation sites along the winding picturesque byway, Lazy River Ranch is a working hay and cattle ranch. It is also a well-stocked premier fly fishing paradise. 24' rainbow trout are not uncommon nor is the sighting of large elk, deer and big horn sheep. The elk and deer come down to the river in late evening or early morning to drink and a skillful hunter will even see wild turkey and sage grouse. At 8,800 to 9,000', the 160 acre ranch backs to the Lost Creek Wilderness and offers spectacular views from hiking trails that can take you up to 12,000'. The ranch house, completed late summer of 2008, is beloved by the owners for its location and beauty.
The river is strictly fly fishing, catch and release on 1¼ miles of stream bordered by some willows winding through irrigated hay meadows in a gently rolling valley bottom. You will hear coyotes and owls at night as you star gaze at a sky where you will clearly see the Milky Way and more stars than you knew existed. There is an outdoor fireplace to keep you warm and for roasting marshmallows. After just a day or two you will feel like you have finally gotten that long-needed rest. As your cares melt away you will see the world in a whole new light - come visit and discover!
It's an easy 85 mile drive South West of Denver or 60 miles North West of Colorado Springs. Ask for directions when you make your reservation.
- Vacation Rental
- Smoking Allowed:
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Catering Available
- Gas Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Video Library:
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View:
- Rock Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- The property backs up to wilderness and national forest. Tarryall Reservoir is a 5 minute drive away and 11 Mile and Spinney Reservoirs' are close by. Fairplay and its restaurants and old historic town is about a 45 min drive, Cave of the Winds near Colo Springs, Buena Vista and nearby hot springs....moreless
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We had such an awesome time! We plan to be on the schedule again next year. Thank you so much for sharing your little slice of heaven with us.
- Guest Kim
- Date of stay 07/12/13
- Review Submitted 09/08/13
Our family decided to make a trip to Colorado and only had a short time to book a cabin. I was able to book fairly quickly and Kaitrin was very helpful! She provided excellent directions to the cabin as well as detailed instructions on what to do when we got there and when we left - she even provided information on the road construction that was taking place on the road to the cabin. The cabin was very spacious and we all were very comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked and there were plenty of games and cards to keep us busy in the evenings. We took the short drive to the resivoir and did some fishing. I would definitely reccomend this cabin for large families!!! We had a fantastic time and we will be back!
- Guest kj4260 (Denver, CO)
- Date of stay 08/02/13
- Review Submitted 08/05/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Good Family Reunion Spot
Good Family Reunion Spot
Our family of 14 had a wonderful time at the Lazy River Ranch. Plenty of space (large rooms) where we didn't feel like we were sandwiched together. The house was clean and in a very quiet, peaceful location. Extra bonus - hummingbirds were all over! This was a GREAT place to take a large group and relax. The pictures on the website don't do the house justice. Definitely worth the stay. Thanks!
- Guest Karen and family (Littleton, CO)
- Date of stay 06/08/12
- Review Submitted 06/16/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers.
The Lazy River Ranch is great. I had the pleasure of spending a couple of weekends there in 2008. The house is brand new, with every amenity needed for an easy getaway from the city. My favorite activity at the property is fishing, and I was able to land my share of huge rainbows (20"+) and plenty of nice browns and brooks. There are also many elk that come down to the meadow in the evenings. I even ran into 9 elk on a hike through the national forest right behind the property. This is a great place to spend a weekend!
- Guest Tom Richardson (Englewood, CO)
- Date of stay 03/31/09
- Review Submitted 03/31/09
High Season Rates Aug-Sept $215 per nt. 3 nt. min. $35 per fisherman per day ($140/ day blocks the river for fishing/tubing for you) $150 cleaning fee- 3nts, $225 cleaning fee 4+ nts due to trash May-July .. $210 per nt. 3 nt. min - (fishing/tubing same as above) Ask owners about rates for longer stays, larger or smaller groups Ask about hunting from the property Oct-Nov. call for pricing
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Year Purchased: 1982
About: The owner is a geologist who enjoys all the rock formations in the area. The ranch was purchased as a retreat from a work life of international travel and long hours. It has been a life saver. The picture, taken circa 2007 is of owner's daughter and friend.
We bought property in this location because it is close enough to Denver to go for a short weekend and yet it is secluded enough that you really feel you have gotten away. It is a wonder site for family reunions, weddings and small company retreats.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We have always enjoyed the fishing and hunting - both are first class. We have gone many years without buying beef. Our children have enjoyed years of fun in the outdoors with their friends. We used to give them each a dollar and they would walk a mile or so to the country store to buy candy. That kept them busy and out of our hair! They also spent hours playing in the river. Now they come and bring their children and teach them the same love of the outdoors that they have.
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The new ranch house from across the river
kitchen and a bit of the dining area
Living room/ common room connects to dining and kitchen
Main level corner bedroom with queen
Hall common bath main floor
lower level corner room with king-connects to bunk bed room
lower level common room with tv
fire pit after a rain shower
Down the valley
Ranch house facing NW, great room & dining room on main floor.
Dining table, looks out over fields, river, sunset
main level w/ king & attached bath
main level corner w/ queen view 2
Living room with view to North
Fly fishing on the Tarryall right outside your door
tilt your head... bunk bed room with toddler bed too
3 Moose on property July 2010
down valley, from house looking at barn
some fog after a shower
looking up valley from screen porch during rain shower
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