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Listen to the rushing waters of the Gunnison River as you relax on the wraparound porch and watch the horses in the meadows at Eagle River Ranch. 500 feet of private fishing on gold medal waters is just down the bank, and exploring the 38 acre ranch and the sustainable greenhouse is on the “to do” list but you are here to RELAX! You slowly rock in your custom handmade porch swing as you decide that your next adventure will be the short but challenging hike to 'Forgiveness Rock'. Your dog eagerly awaits your next move! Come for the hikes, the horse watching, the fishing, the birding and the exploring but know you will be undisturbed by “civilization” at our exclusive end-of-the-road getaway. Our chefs kitchen opens onto the living room and the dining area so you can enjoy your family as you prepare meals and picnics for the great picnic table on the back deck or in one of our chairs down by the river. As you wander into the house, you take in the rustic-chic furnishings and the sense of comfort and attention given to your “best vacation experience ever” in every room. Your master bedroom, with a king bed as well as a separate twin, overlooks the river from it's own private covered porch as well as a master bath with a separate jacuzzi bathtub and shower. You are amazed at the space to spread out in! The two bedrooms upstairs share their well appointed bathroom with a combined shower/tub. The large den downstairs has a queen sleeper sofa and the lovely 'guest' half bath just inside the large formal entryway is nearby. Even in a large group, there are so many private places to get away all by yourself! You notice the native American artifacts in the entry and it reminds you that you are on an ancient native american camping sight. You know you can plan a private session with one of the owners who is a Spiritual Psychologist and will take visitors on their own 'Spirit Quests' on horseback or can provide a family 'horse experience' for your whole group. You decide to take advantage of these options later in the week. The possibilities are endless. You want to take that hike, but you decide to settle back into one of those comfortable 'Mountain Time Chairs' (built by the other owner!) on the porch and take in the beautiful 'dragon hills' that surround your own private valley.
Keywords: Working Ranch, River home, Fishing lodge, Ski Getaway
We love kids! We have many 'vintage' Disney and other children's videos and a player in the Sleigh Bed room upstairs. We caution families that with the river and horses on the property they must have rules and boundaries....moreless
With Owner Approval
$200 refundable pet deposit
$20 @ day pet fee per pet...moreless
3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12
Master by the river with porch!: 1 king, 1 twin/ single
King size beds (1) Master bedroom has a king and a twin in the bedroom, with a bonus twin bed in the closet! Queen size Beds (2) One 'sleigh bed' queen in one upstairs room which has a fold out futon on the floor for kids.
A Queen bed is in the 3rd bedroom. Bonus bed on the porch, for day naps ;)!! Baby Cribs (1) Grayco Pack n' Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Downstairs den/TV room has queen sofa bed;
Cowgirl Bathtub on the porch! Summers only!!...moreless
2.7 We just added our cowgirl bathtub on the porch! Have fun with a hot bath outdoors while you watch wildlife from this unique spot!!!
Private fishing on 500 ft of the Gunnison River, hiking on 38 acres and the bordering BLM and National Forest lands. Owner has horses and private riding arena and will arrange for horse adventures or you can bring your own horses. Guided hiking, and wilderness therapy available from owner, who has an M.A. in Spiritual Psychology. Individual sessions and group sessions can be arranged. Equine Somatic Psychotherapy is and experience not to be missed! Advance arrangements needed for activities beyond unguided hiking and fishing. Individual charges will vary by your needs....moreless
Late Fall/Early Winter Oct 1 - Dec 23, 2015 3 night min stay
Christmas Season Dec 28 - Jan 4, 2016 3 night min stay
$500 Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
$375 Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$250
We require a $200 pet deposit (in addition to the $250 booking/security deposit) and $15 per day per pet, along with a separate pet agreement to be completed and sent with the rental contract.
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Thousands of acres of public land are accessible from this property. If you are a hiker or a birdwatcher you will love it! Horse assisted private spiritual psychotherapy sessions, wilderness and garden therapy sessions may be arranged. Property has a working greenhouse and vegetables may be available in season. Owner has chickens and fresh organic eggs are available for sale.
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: We own Red Mountain Furniture and manufacture lMountain Time Chairs. Nancy has an M.A. in Spiritual Psychology and is skilled in Equine Somatic Psychotherapy. We have four horses, three dogs, 7 chickens and hundreds of friends!
Why the Owner Chose Gunnison: My first visit to this area was in the early 60's with my mother and father. My husband, Gary's family homesteaded in the area in the late 1800's, before his branch broke off and moved to California. We find the Gunnison Valley breathtaking every day. Our 'hideaway' was chosen because of it's end of the road location, on the Gunnison river, 10 minutes from Gunnison and 20 minutes from Crested Butte. Gary loves to fish and I love to ride horses so it is a place that meets our needs for recreation. When you are here you feel removed from the everyday world. Because we border the national forest we are the 'buffer' for the animals that live there. The land here feels sacred and simply magnificent.
The Unique Benefits at this House: We are a large home at the end of a bumpy road. No-one just 'stops by' at Eagle River Ranch. There is a nice fishing-camp resort as you turn off of highway 135 (Lost Canyon Resort) that can accommodate more family or friends if you need additional room. We have two restaurants within two miles of us that are open in the summers, one that is open in the winter. You can launch a raft on the bank below our house or arrange to be picked up for a private raft adventure. We are a working 'gentlemans' ranch with horses and chickens but little else going on to disturb the peace and quiet here. The owners live onsite and are available to help in any way, our aim is for our guests to have the BEST VACATION EVER!