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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"My husband and I stayed at the cabin for our honeymoon. The cabin was very nice and it was in a perfect location! We even extended our stay by an extra day. That being said, it didn't get 5 stars because it wasn't really 100% what we were looking for. We were looking for something out in the country without many neighbors. However, this cabin has plenty of neighbors. In fact, there wasn't a place you could really look without seeing a neighbor. Sitting outside trying to enjoy the view you could easily hear any conversation going on in the surrounding neighbors. Not the fault of the owner, we should have asked and been more specific at what we were looking for. Also, if you have allergies from dogs, you might want to ask the owner about how often pets are on the premises. While we were out hiking I was fine, but being in the cabin kicked my allergies into full gear. On our last day I noticed a few dog leashes in the closet. I'm allergic to dogs and think that might have been the source for my constant sneezing! If you don't mind neighbors or dogs, I very very much recommend this property!"
Guest: Sara J.Date of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: September 23, 2014
"Warm and comfortable accommodations in a perfect quiet location. The kitchen is complete with all you need. Just a short drive from hiking, sightseeing, dining and the hot springs. We highly recommend this property!"
Guest: journeysDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: September 6, 2014
"We stayed at the Live Wire Ranch during the Super Moon. What a wonderful place to see the night sky. I would love to come back for a meteor shower.
My family (5 adults) stayed there for a week. We hiked every morning and went for a day trip most afternoons. We made sure to return to the ranch for the sunset every night because the view of the Sneffels Range is sooo beautiful, especially at sunset.
We saw lots of wildlife. Mule Deer were in the front pasture every evening. Lots of rabbits, chipmunks and squirrels. We even saw a badger. The coyotes made a joyful sound in the evenings. Hummingbirds zipped around the house and filled the forests out back. There were 45 cows grazing in the pasture.
The ranch house was simple, but roomy and clean. The kitchen was well equipped and had an excellent blender. We cooked most of our meals here and only missed a potato peeler and a cheese grater (you can fit these in your suitcase). The surrounding communities have excellent farmer's markets, so we made good use of those. The corn and peaches were coming in when we were there as well as lots of other fruits and vegetables.
The property has old ranch equipment, a fallen down barn and an old decrepit ranch house. Great subjects for photography or paintings. I did plein air painting while I was there and am now painting from my photographs.
Our day trips included riding the Gondola from Mountain Village to Telluride and back Eating lunch at Oak in Telluride..BBQ, beer and wonderful fried okra, The Hot Springs pool in Ouray, The Western Hotel in Ouray for trout dinner, Driving over the Red Mountain Pass, Brunch at Kate's in Ridgway (Our favorite place to eat...everything was wonderful, but the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberries and a side of bacon were to die for.)Ice Cream and an Art Festival in Ridgway. The Dennis Weaver Memorial north of Ridgway is also worth seeing. The Lake Ridway State Park is nearby also for hiking, boating or swimming. My 84 year old Mother was with us. She gets around with the help of a walker and she was able to enjoy all of these activities, except the hikes.
The owner of the Live Wire is very responsive and we got our deposit returned with no hitches. We highly recommend staying here and hope to come back some time."
Guest: JanineDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: September 14, 2014
"We are returning guests and cannot say enough wonderful things about this incredible property!! We leave and we are already planning our next visit. Our family of 4 (2 kids - ages 11 and 8) think that this location is absolute paradise. The kids are able to snowboard/sled on the property, snowshoe, hike, climb rocks, and many other things that all kids should be able to do. They get up in the morning and they are out the door enjoying the wonderful location. We also love the astronomy lessons that our kids can do at night...star gazing is amazing! This property is located perfectly - close and easy access to towns (including Telluride), but not too close if you want to escape the city life. We are so very thankful to Mike for allowing us to share in his paradise!! Amazing location, house, amenities...can't wait until we visit again!! Thank you!!"
Guest: AnonymousDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 24, 2015