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The home at Elk Creek Ranch- beautiful views and very private.

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Last updated: 08/09/2010

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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Sleeps:15
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 11-15)

Thank you for your interest in our home :-) Whether you're looking for family fun , outdoor recreation or peace and quiet, Elk Creek Ranch is the perfect vacation home away from home!

Our family home is located off of highway 149, up a mile long dirt road. The remote location is ideal for privacy, peace and quiet. Surrounded by thousands of acres of national forest and BLM land, the ranch is quiet, comfortable, private and beautiful. Nestled in the San Juan Mountains at 8800 feet, Elk Creek Ranch is just nine miles north of historic Lake City, Colorado.

This centennial ranch, homesteaded by my great-grandfather John N. Thompson in 1878, is full of history. The original cabin he built and original barn made with only wooden pegs, still stand. The vacation home was built in 1970, remodeled and improved in 1986, 1993, 2002 and 2006. The new boiler system and water well ensure enough hot water for all guests to shower back to back. The fully equipped home with new beds, a very large dining table, antique piano, gas grill, tv, music players and decks with breath taking views, will all ensure the perfect visit. Enjoyable for both tranquility seekers and the wilderness explorers.


The many friendly horses (sorry not available for riding) give this working ranch an extra appeal. The nearby irrigation ditch provides fun for dogs and kids. The Lake Fork River, with public fishing access, only 10 min. away, makes for the fisherman's dream. Not to mention Lake San Crystobol only about 35 min. away and Blue Mesa Res. 45 min away, give the options for boating, fishing or just relaxing on the shore. The forest service access road Big Blue Creek is one mile away from the entrance to the ranch for ATV and quad riding.

The two story home is spacious enough for a large family gathering and affordable enough for the romantic couples get-away. Available as the whole house or as individual levels, the rental prices vary on number of guest and time year. Two wood stoves, two fully equipped kitchens and bathrooms provide extra family comfort. The ranch is accessible year round and rates vary so please call and ask for the price that works for you.

Visit Elk Creek Ranch for the perfect mountain vacation. ABSOLUTELY MAGICAL!
I look forward to hearing from you, Thank you ;-) Nicole Thompson Goring

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Owner

Member since: 2003

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 08/09/2010

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 11-15

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • phones, satellite dish with a new 27" TV, DVD/cd player (upstairs only) portable casette and cd player downstairs, two full kitchens with refrigerators, stoves, pots and pans, microwaves & cooking utensils, crock pot, pancake griddle, blender, coffe makers, toaster oven, very large dining table, new beds, new futon couches that make into beds on each level, new washing machiene, new dryer, antique piano, towels and linens provided, gas grill for outdoor cooking, charcoal BBQ, decks, pasture for horses ($50 per head per stay) pets welcome with $20 fee per pet per stay...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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PRICES DEPEND UPON SEASON- i am flexible and fair on cost
Available as entire house or separate levels-rented to one party at a time-privacy
$185-$300 per night 
depending on time of yr. if you want up or down stairs and number in your party
Please contact me and or make an offer
I am especially flexible on price for the off season
i am interested in trading with other VRBO memebers

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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The property's calendar has not been updated in over 75 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability

 

Location

One mile from forest service road -4 wheel drive and ATV friendly, Private hiking for all levels right out door in any direction, Lake San Cristobol (35 min away) and Blue Mesa Resivor(45 min away)swimming, fishing and all lake activities available, Public access to the Lake Fork River(10 min, from house)provides excellent fishing, and kayaking, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling available at ranch (bring own gear), There is a very small downhill ski area in Lake City, iceskating in Gunnison (one hour away), Largest concentration of 14, 000 ft, peaks in Colorado near Lake City for amazing hiking, golf(Gunnison- one hour - Crested Butte one and a half hour), Shopping/sight seeing in Lake City, a historic Silver mining town, Historic 4 wheel drive roads surround Lake City and tie it to Silverton and Ouray (famous for it's natural hot springs), Don't forget quiet relaxation on the deck!

 

Owner info

About the owner: The ranch has been in my family since 1878. My father died when i was a kid so to keep the home to keep it in the family I do a vacation rental. I like that guests treat it with respect and enjoy it as much as I do. It also allows me to go there a lot with my kids and family. It feels great to have so many return guests who love the ranch as much as I do. Hope you visit soon to experience the magic of the mountains.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 08/09/2010

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Photos

  • The home at Elk Creek Ranch- beautiful views and very private.

    The home at Elk Creek Ranch- beautiful views and very private.

  • Upstairs great room- large dinning table in the foreground.  Door leads to deck.

    Upstairs great room- large dinning table in the foreground. Door leads to deck.

  • View from the upstairs deck at beautiful Elk Creek Ranch.  Come and enjoy!

    View from the upstairs deck at beautiful Elk Creek Ranch. Come and enjoy!

  • Downstairs has 2 bedrooms, washer & dryer, a full bathroom and kitchen.

    Downstairs has 2 bedrooms, washer & dryer, a full bathroom and kitchen.

VRBO #26936

This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
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  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 50%
  • Calendar last updated 08/09/2010