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Real Ranch and Beautiful Private Log Home

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

Large Natural Log House, 3 floors, sleeps 6-10, Baths 2.5

The ultimate vacation getaway! Your private log home is on a beautiful 40 acre horse boarding ranch just 10 minutes from Crested Butte, the coolest little mountain resort in Colorado. The huge natural colored logs, vaulted ceilings, gorgeous views of mountains and pastures make you want to nestle in. The wrap-around porch and decks invite you outside to relax on the porch swing or curl up with a book in the creek-side hammock.

The huge master bedroom suite has a log king-size bed and private living room with TV and DVD player. Snuggle into the silky high quality sheets and cozy comforters with lots of comfortable throw pillows. The private hot tub is just two steps out your bedroom door. It also has an exercise area with weights and state of the art treadmill. The couch in the master makes into a queen-bed for extra guests or children if needed.

The upstairs bedroom has a 100 year old brass bed with roll top desk and seating area with TV. It also has a day-bed and trundle-bed for extra guests or children. The balcony deck is perfect for secluded sunrise coffee overlooking the pastures and down valley views.

The vaulted ceiling living room has two comfortable seating areas, one for gathering the family together and watching movies or listning to the stereo, the other for a cozy evening around the glass fronted wood burning stove. Lots of split firewood for a roaring fire every night. The large ceiling fan 2 stories above will gently circulate the warm air on cool nights and the infloor heat feels good on bare feet on the coldest nights. The couch also makes into another queen-bed for additional guests.

The dinning rooms huge aspen log table and chairs easily seat a large family and the kitchen bar seats any overflow. Step out to the deck off the dinning room and enjoy the gas BBQ and seating area or even eat on the deck and take in the sunny southern views.

The fully equiped kitchen and walk-in pantry has coffee maker and grinder, toaster, microwave, pots and pans, pizza pan, tupperware, pitcheres, metal meat skewers and just about anything you could want. You also receive a welcome gift basket with local coffee and treats as well as a flyers of recomended activities.

Summer...Bring your own horses (or we can help arrange) and ride the trails of more than 1 million acres of the 3 most spectacular wilderness areas in the Rockies. Meditate in the midst of the hillside aspen grove at the back of the ranch or your private ridge top overlooking the property and serene valley below. Hike among the wild flowers and evergreens up the steep 11,000 ft mountain right in your back yard. Stillness speaks here... Relax and watch the longhorn calves romp in the lush pastures. Ease into the evening sunset in the large outdoor hot-tub, then enjoy the cool night before a cracking fire. (Many other outdoor activities and sports too numerous to list here).

Winter...Enjoy the greatest little ski town in Colorado. Soak away the days activities in the private hot tub then relax in the comfort of a roaring fire and walk around barefoot enjoying the in-floor heat. Cross-country ski on the ranch or ski & snowboard on the mountain. Snow-mobile, ice-fish or just enjoy the glistening blanket of crystalline snow covering and quieting the most beautiful high altitude valley in Colorado.

Keywords: large log home, private & relaxing

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Owner/Manager

I love this ranch and the area and really enjoy sharing the mountain experiance with those that visit. The rental home is a reflection of me (a little bit rustic and very comfortable).

Why Owner/Manager chose Almont

This property is close enough to town (10 min.) to be very convenient but just far enough away to be peaceful. Sitting on the deck watching the calves romp or horses graze brings the heart rate down and keeps us grounded. My great granddad cowboy-ed just down the road from here when he was young (his picture is over the kitchen bar) and that history here just feels right.

What makes this house unique

Come play hard and rest easy. Enjoy a unique place to stay.


Almont House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) 100 year old brass bed, Twin or Single Beds (2) together or seperated, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
barn, riding arena, stalls, round pen, creek, ponds, corrals, tack room, wash stall, pasture, hay available, trailering, back country guide and overnight horse-pack trips.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Real Ranch and Beautiful Private Log Home
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful cabin in a great location

  • 4 of 5

We spent a month in this property and loved it. It is a beautiful cabin in a great location between Gunnison and Crested Butte.

We have a dog and she loved the various hikes around the area.

The only negative for us city folks was the total lack of ATT phone coverage and very Expensive Verizon internet that we had to sign up for to stay in communication with the outside world.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a good time in our cabin in Crested Butte. Living in a small mountain town has some advantages and disadvantages. One disadvantage is that the small community can't support all the carriers that the big city can. When you're on vacation we hope that the benefits of a small-town vacation outweigh the negatives. Hope to see you again soon.
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  • 5 of 5

This is a gorgeous, peaceful retreat. Birdsong and a babbling creek provide a restful soundtrack to kick back after a day of actively enjoying the mountains. We hiked and fished, zip-lined and rafted, shopped and golfed. The location between Gunnison and Crested Butte offers even more choices than these, but we could only stay one week.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review hope to see you again sometime. You were great guests
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Salina, Oklahoma

Riding The Trails on our Rzrs

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with my parents stayed here for a week. It was a cozy piece of paradise in the mountains. We had everything we needed. All the comforts of home. I enjoyed sitting on the porch swing watching the horses. I highly recommend this rental and would love to stay again if we ever return the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Never wanted to leave!

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful place to spend our vacation! The stars at night were amazing. We loved waking up to the cool mornings and the sound of the horses in the pasture. The fire pit each night was great for s'mores. We spent lots of time on the porch swing enjoying the mountains, looking for wildlife. When you are out on the porch you can always hear the stream that runs through the property. It is so relaxing. The drive into Crested Butte is convenient. But we still felt like we were out in the woods. The kitchen is well equipped, making it a joy to cook for my family each morning with the cool air coming through the windows. The bedrooms are large and comfy, the living and dining areas are roomy as well. I wish we had stayed longer. If we had it to do over again, I would have done less away from the cabin and stayed right there and relaxed more...Thanks for sharing your beautiful place with us. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it, we feel the same about the place. Please come visit us again.
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West coast

Fantastic Ranch, great location, wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

ur family stayed on the ranch for an amazing week in July 2016. It was even better than what we expected. We really loved the location because it was about halfway between Gunnison and Crested Butte. It was easy to get to all the hikes, cute little (very busy) Crested Butte and the rivers. The first few days we had a little challenge unplugging from life as there is literally no cell phone service or wifi. However, by day three we were so relaxed we didn't want to turn our cell phones back on when we left. It was a healthy break from technology.

The hosts, Kirk and his wife, we're so kind and helpful. One evening we wanted to have a bonfire with our family and we asked if we could trim the grass around the fire pit. I would have been happy to do a quick weed eater trim around the pit but next thing I knew Kirk was out there and had it all mowed (it didn't need mowed, we just wanted the grass away from the fire pit.

Our kids really enjoyed the ranch. They had so much fun watching the horses and steer. They were completely fascinated listening to the rain on the roof since we don't get much rain in CA.

Overall we loved our stay. I fell in love with this ranch and would love to have a property like this for my own. Since that's not possible staying here is the next best things.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review. We really appreciate your choosing to stay with us, the great shape you left the home in and hope you will come back. Just to clarify the cell phone and wifi issue for future guests: At&t is spotty at best in our location but Verizon works great. We also have Verizon wifi prepay which is what we use here on the ranch. Thanks again for taking the time to post the review. Kirk
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5 Stars for sure. Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

Great stay. Perfect for our needs.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
CB Country club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Rubins in CB South
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Mt Crested Butte
Car: necessary

If you desire horses, you can bring your own or we can help you lease local.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $400

See refundable $400 security/damage deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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