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Secluded, peaceful and private Ranch Home on the Tarryall River

Lake George, CO, USA
  • House2199 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with beautiful views of the river, meadows and mountains

Puma Hills River Ranch is a 3rd generation working ranch producing hay, grass fed

beef. The ranch includes 2.4 miles of the Tarryall River that meanders along the beautiful Tarryall Valley. The ranch is peaceful and secluded, yet with many services and adventures just minutes away. The guest house is nestled in the Puma Hills bordered by Pike National Forest overlooking the Tarryall River. From the picture window is a beautiful view of the river, our hay meadows and the mountains beyond.

Our guests can enjoy private fly fishing on the Tarryall River, hiking and biking and scenic views from every direction. There is a horseshoe pit and a campfire ring for warming your toes by the fire and viewing the endless array of stars. The guest house is clean, fully equipped and easily accessible.

In the evenings, guests like to relax on the patio with a refreshing drink while watching the river flow. On occasion a herd of elk or mule deer and a small group of big horn sheep will graze in the meadows below. Eagles, blue heron and many other birds hunt, feed or raise their young in the riparian areas, and some evenings the coyotes will sing to each other.

Bring your horse and ride the beautiful trails, bring your family for an unforgettable vacation or spend your honeymoon under the stars! Come and experience YOUR OWN PRIVATE PARADISE!

Puma Hills River Ranch is located on paved County Rd. 77. Just 7 miles northwest of Lake George, 50 miles northwest of Colorado Springs and 85 miles west of Denver.

We also have space for yoga and meditation retreats.

Property Manager

Steve Allard

Member Since 2008
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 09, 2018
About Steve Allard

My grandparents bought this ranch in 1960. As a young boy, I worked on the ranch, fished the river and explored the mountains beyond. Through the years I have kept the ranch alive, continuing to enjoy and protect the land. Some years ago, I decided to open the ranch to travelers and share this unique and beautiful land with others. We hope you enjoy this peaceful place as much as we do!

Steve Allard purchased this House in 1960

Why Steve Allard chose Lake George

The serenity and peacefulness of the ranch stays with you, and now we want to share this amazing place with family, friends and fellow travelers.

What makes this House unique

Puma Hills River Ranch offers a private vacation experience, relaxing and quiet with spacious views of the river, our hay meadows and Pike National Forest. Enjoy 2.4 miles of the Tarryall River all to yourself! Whether you like fishing, hiking, biking or simply relaxing we are the place!


    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, clean and comfortable
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 2 twin/ single, clean and comfortable
      • We also have a futon.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, clean
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, clean

        Location Type

          • Mountain
            Beautiful Pike National Forest surrounds our river house.
          • Mountain View
          • River
            The river house is nestled above the Tarryall River which flows through our property.
          • Waterfront


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                        A picture window for viewing the river, hay meadow and forest
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Garage
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                        Towels, sheets and blankets supplied
                      • Living Area
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        We have lots of parking space
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Kitchen
                          • Blender
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            spices, paper towels, trash bags
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                table and chairs seats 4 counter and stools seats 3
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 7 people


                                  • Audio Tape Player
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Radio
                                  • Stereo
                                    We have a CD player /radio
                                  • Television
                                    We have a TV for viewing movies
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library
                                    20+ movie selection


                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Outdoor furniture, picnic tables and a grill make this a popular spot!
                                      • Fully Fenced Property
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Patio
                                      • Porch / Veranda


                                          • Low Allergen Environment
                                          • wheelchair accessible
                                            1 level ranch house


                                              • autumn foliage
                                              • churches
                                              • forests
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • pond
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • photography
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • equestrian events
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • ice skating
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • snowmobiling
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • water tubing
                                                          • whitewater rafting


                                                              • Puma Hills River Ranch offers a private vacation experience with spacious views and relaxing and quiet surroundings. Our guest house is modern and fully equipped with everything except your food and fishing gear. Outside is a picnic table as well as patio chairs and table. Our campfire pit is above the river for viewing the endless array of stars and roasting marshmallows while telling tall tales. Most guests receive cell service at the river house.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                26 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                A Wonderful Getaway

                                                                Christina H.

                                                                It was so good to get out of the city and be out in nature. Our 2 and 4 year olds loved exploring the property, both inside and out, and we did get to see some wildlife both on the property and in Pike National Forest. The house was amazingly clean as well, and we all loved watching the cows from the windows. We would definitely recommend this wonderful getaway!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for visiting and we'd love to have you come back! We'd love to see your young family again!

                                                                Quite and realxing

                                                                Michael S.Houston, TX

                                                                The owner Steve was great. We really felt at home while on vacation. looking forward to going back when we can do some fishing. Saw deer on the property. And took some pretty good Deep space pictures with the telescope. The drive to the town of Decker down road 211 had some of the best scenery Colorado has to offer.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                We would be glad to have you visit anytime! Thanks so much for staying!

                                                                What an amazing stay!

                                                                Katy P.

                                                                We loved every second of our time on the Puma Ranch! It is such a beautiful property with increadble views. Steve was a wonderful host! Our mornings were spent relaxing and sipping coffee on the front pourch, while watching the steam rise off of the river! Our afternoons were filled with adventure of the local area - fishing, four-wheeling and more. Our 3-year-old was so sad to leave and so were we! We can't wait for the chance to come back and make more memories!

                                                                Rest on the river

                                                                It was great to step back in time at the Puma Hills Ranch! Peaceful and adventure are combined to create a wonderful getaway. Steve was very eager to ensure our stay exceeded expectations. We will be back!

                                                                Unplug from the world

                                                                Pete V.Fair Oaks Ranch, TX

                                                                My wife and I stayed 5 wonderful nights at Puma Hills River Ranch. The scenery is incredible and the property is very private. We spent days just sitting by the water, exploring the land, relaxing on the front porch and star gazing around the fire ring at night. During our stay we saw elk, mule deer, a beaver, a coyote and a very loving barn cat. We also learned to fly fish...Steve hooked us up with Tayloe, who was a great fishing guide and teacher.

                                                                While secluded, there is a lot to do within a 30 to 45 minute drive. Drove to Cripple Creek and Victor, where we found a great dirt road that wound around through the mountains for almost two hours. The drive was a great adventure that dumped us out near Canon City.

                                                                The house itself is very clean and well kept and provides everything you will need. But be prepared to be cut off from the rest of the world...which for us was great!

                                                                Absolutely wonderful.

                                                                Adam F.

                                                                We had an amazing stay. The home is perfect and the property is fantastic. We were planning on spending 2 days on Pikes Peak, but made an entire day of hiking and exploring Steve and Jennifer's property and driving the trails of the Pike National Forest accessed from their place instead. We will definitely be coming back here.


                                                                Lake George, CO, USA

                                                                Puma Hills River Ranch is located between the towns of Tarryall and Lake George in the beautiful Tarryall Valley, only 50 miles west of Colorado Springs. 2.+ miles of the Tarryall River meanders through this peaceful ranch. Bordered by Pike National Forest, the guest house is private and secluded yet within minutes of many attractions and services such as gas, food and liquor. Breathtaking views of South Park and the 14,000 feet high Mosquito Range are a few miles west. Drive north to Breckenridge for a day of skiing, or ride horseback in the Lost Creek Wilderness Area just 10 minutes away. 15 miles to the south is the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and another 30 minutes to historic Cripple Creek for gambling and live theater. If you like to fish, experience Gold Medal Water fly fishing at Eleven Mile Canyon or reel fish at Spinney Mountain Recreation Area and Eleven Mile State Park. For a beautiful drive you can travel north on our County Rd. 77 along the scenic byway to Tarryall Reservoir, another location for fishing. Visit the Royal Gorge Bridge near Canyon City for a thrilling adventure. Whitewater rafting is 1st class on the Arkansas River and great fun for families! If your in search of a summer camp, try the Lake George Boy Scout Camp nearby. The Puma Hills River Ranch offers a private vacation experience with spacious views and relaxing and quiet surroundings with many adventures nearby!

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                Additional Guest Fee

                                                                Children 10 years and under are free. Maximum of 2 free children per stay. NO PETS! IF PAYING WITH A CREDIT CARD, THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL FEE OF 2.9% payed directly to Puma Hills River Ranch. Please agree to the terms for rental agreement and policy page.

                                                                26 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.9/5
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