Completely Off the Grid in Beautiful Southwest Colorado
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Lake City cabin description
At 10,500 feet, Oleo Guest Ranch is located in a remote part of Southwest Colorado (between Creede and Lake City) and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery the Rockies have to offer. Each cabin offers privacy and breathtaking views with comfortable accommodations. Oleo is very remote. Its water (very clean) is drawn directly out of the mountain the cabins are built upon. Propane gas runs appliances and heats water for the kitchens and bathrooms in each cabin. Electricity is neither needed nor available, and we do enforce a no generator policy. Anything which needs to be plugged in will not be of use at Oleo. You are truly Off the Grid at Oleo, and your mind and body will thank you for it. Don't worry, technology, electricity and other modern day conveniences are just a short beautiful drive over Slumgullion Pass into Lake City, if need be.
Recreational activities at Oleo include miles and miles of scenic trails for hiking, photography, fishing, or just relaxing. Moose and Elk are often seen and several kinds of hummingbirds are always around the many cabin feeders. The colorful wildflowers in summer, the wind blowing through the Aspens, and the spectacular fall foliage are nature at its best. Five stocked ponds and 1.5 miles of streams provide guests with private fishing, so beginners to avid fly fishermen will have ample opportunity to wet their lines. Peace and quiet is not something you have to seek out at Oleo...the wind blowing through the Aspens will be the only thing you'll hear while reading your book on the deck. There is zero light pollution at night so stargazing is one of the most incredible things you will ever witness. Also, look no further than Oleo to escape the heat of the summer. Even in the dog days of summer, the average temperature during the day is 65 and nights can drop below freezing. Day trip opportunities off the ranch are abundant- anything from climbing one of the seven 14K mountains, fishing the Rio Grande river, hiking the Continental Divide Trail, renting a jeep in Lake City and driving over Engineer Pass, as well as something as simple as having an ice cream cone, sitting on a Lake City bench. There is so much to see and do in one of the most beautiful areas of the Rockies. Thank you for taking a look at Oleo. We hope to see you there soon enjoying the simple life!
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Loft has (2) twins
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Air Conditioning:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Mountain Climbing
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Mountain Biking
- Sight Seeing
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A Great place to unwind!
A Great place to unwind!
We enjoyed our trip to Oleo Ranch tremendously! The cabin was great - comfortable beds, a full kitchen, a great living area and a wonderful deck. Being able to sit out on the deck, enjoying the views of the mountains and the wildlife just outside the door of the cabin was worth the trip in itself. The flyfishing and regular fishing available on the ponds and creek on the ranch was great not to mention the other fishing available on nearby lakes or the Rio Grande River. There were plenty of other activities around when we wanted to get away from the ranch. We enjoyed driving around sightseeing on some of the backroads and shopping in Lake City and Creede. If you are wanting to get away from it all and just enjoy some peace and quite or to just sit and listen to the breeze blowing through the aspens, Oleo Ranch is where you want to be. This was the first time my family had truely been in the mountains and we are all planning on making this trip into an annual outing. We hope to see you at Oleo next year!
- Guest Rhedd (Lamesa, TX)
- Date of stay 06/02/12
- Review Submitted 07/11/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2014
3 night min stay
|July & Aug
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
3 night min stay
|Sept and Oct
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2014
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Deposit must be received within 10 days to confirm a reservation. Two-night minimum for The Loft. A two night deposit is required to confirm a reservation. Deposit refundable only on 90 days notice prior to arrival. If we can re-rent, a refund will be made. Check-in: 2:00 pm, Checkout: 10:00 am.
Payment is due at check-in. Guests are responsible for payment of all nights reserved, regardless of actual arrival or departure dated. We accept cash, personal checks, and travelers checks.
- Tax Rate 10%
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About the owner: Oleo is owned by an MD, DVM and two small business owners. All the owners throughout the last 40 years have played a role in building the ranch. There are 7 cabins and each one took years to build. The ranch is only accessible during the months of June-October because of the deep snowfall, so the cabins had to be built during the summer. The couple that runs it is from Missouri and they own a ranch there. They have been running Oleo ranch for many years now and played a large role in building many of the cabins. It is a unique and amazing place and we hope to see you soon.
Why the Owner Chose Lake City:
Zero technology. Your cell phone will have zero bars of reception at the ranch and there is no internet. If you are looking for a place to completely get away then Oleo is it. We promise you will survive and after a couple of days you will be amazed at how much better you feel.
- Primary: +1 830-336-4370
- Secondary: +1 281-728-0267
One queen and the 2nd bedroom has two twins
Cebolla creek runs through the ranch area
star gazing is amazing
view from the ranch
Bristol head. great 4 wheel drive area
fresh fish out of one of the 5 stocked ponds or go fly fish one the rivers
mountain directly across from oleo ranch
moose wander up to the ranch
other cabins on the ranch. this cabin is behind this picture in the Aspens
entering into the ranch
overlooking lake city. great little mountain town
view from windy point. this can be seen heading into Lake City
spot elk in morn or evening. sometimes hundreds can be seen very close by
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3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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