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Red Mountain Ranch 4Bedrm/3.5Baths /Hot Tub / Fire PIt / Swing Set

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom/ 3.5 Bath / Wooded /Great Views/ Satellite TV/ Internet / Hot Tub.

This gorgeous custom vacation home called Red Mountain Ranch is located on the Middle Fork of the South Platte River. There is private gold medal fishing on the Middle Fork of the Platte River.

The home has 4 very large bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The luxurious and special master suite has double doors that open into an equally magnificent master bath with an oversized jetted Jacuzzi tub. A second set of French doors open to the back patio and a third set of doors open to a sitting area with a gas fireplace, game table, and comfy sofa. This sitting are is separate from the main living area and also opens to the back patio. The state of the art kitchen has custom cabinets, marble countertops, a desk with satellite computer connections and so much more. The large living area has a big TV and comfy sofas to watch your favorite movie or to just sit and watch the snow. The views are some of the best in Colorado. You will have unobstructed view of the white-capped Continental Divide to the West and the Collegiate Peaks to the South.

The home is beautifully furnished with tasteful mountain decor. The home is nestled in spruce and pine groves. Nearby rock outcroppings add to the beauty of the setting. The 5 acre lot offers lots of room to explore. There is a children's area in the back with swings and slides. For the adults, there is a brand new Wind River Hot tub . It is on the front deck where you will have fabulous mountain views of the Continental Divide. It is great for a long day after hiking or skiing.

The master bedroom has a king size bed. The second bedroom has a queen size bed with a bath next door. The third bedroom has a queen size bed with a private full size bath. The fourth bedroom has bunk beds with a queen on the bottom and a twin on the top. The bath is across the hall. There is also a half bath in the laundry room by the door to the hot tub.

The home is located in the new National Historical Park which is one of four in the nation. The rich history of the mining district and railroads provide an interesting setting to explore. South Park City is a recreation of the old mining days and has a museum complete with an entire ghost town to explore. Fairplay is about 10 minutes away. Boreas Pass, Guanella Pass, Mosquito Pass, and Weston Pass are but a few of the many areas you will want to explore - especially in the Fall as this area is known for it's magnificent Fall foliage. You can take Mosquito Pass right into Leadville and explore dozens of old mines there. Breckenridge with world class skiing and shopping is less than an hour away. Buena Vista with its famous rafting and ATV trails is 45 minutes away. Colorado Springs is about 1 hour away. The home is located on Highway 9 south of Fairplay. You will enjoy the flexibility of being able to explore all of the exciting areas in the heart of the Rockies by being in the center of all the activities. You will be able to enjoy a luxurious home but also the seclusion and beauty that only a true mountain setting can offer.


Cleaning Fee is $150, admin fee of $50, and $500 refundable security deposit. Sales Tax of 3.9% applies as well as a processing fee of 3.2% if paying by credit card.

More Details

Property Manager
Susan Bigham
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, I speak a tiny bit of Spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

" Thank You. This is a lovely cozy house to come home to after climbing the mountains around here."
Jul 2010
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Fairplay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private to Bedroom 3
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hallway by Bedroom 2 and 4
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , In Laundry Room
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Private
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Master - 1 king
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1) Queen Bed on bottom with a twin bed on top. All of the bedrooms are spacious and have very luxurious linens and amenities. They are all very tastefully decorated and extremely comfortable.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
There is a playground area in the back for the kiddos with swings and slides. The hot tub is a brand new Wind River therapeutic spa. There is a new fire pit behind the home in a serene wooded area that has amazing views of the continental divide. The kids can toast marshmallows on a camp fire or play on the swigs and play house while the adults gather around the fire.


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Red Mountain Ranch 4Bedrm/3.5Baths /Hot Tub / Fire PIt / Swing Set
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 8 reviews
Albuquerque, NM USA

Good but needs some TLC

  • 3 of 5

The house is nice, large and comfortable. We were pleased to spend a week there. It is a beautiful area. We hiked and spent time exploring on 4WD trails. However, someone needs to do a little maintenance on the property. The driveway up to the house is extremely steep and covered with an extremely deep layer of 1 inch crushed rock. The problem is that many holes have been dug into the driveway so that a 2 wheel drive family car has a tough time going up the driveway, bouncing and throwing rocks. Its even a rough ride with our 4Runner in 4 wheel drive. Grading the driveway would help a lot! (BTW, we spent the week out on local 4WD trails like Mosquito Pass.) The propane grills had not been inspected or cleaned for a LONG time and reeked of rancid grease. Firing them up for a few hours (dasys?) would help a lot. Communications with the property manager were only fair, and we were told that there was only a charcoal grill at the house. So we brought our own propane grill, and we were glad that we did. The whirlpool tub in the master bedroom left an orange ring around the tub when we used it. Cleaner needs to be put into the tub and the whirlpool run for a LONG time!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Amazing vacation, perfect for our kids!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for two weeks this summer with our 4 children, and it was the perfect vacation for us! There is a brand-new playground area that the kids spent hours playing on, and the beautiful wooded area made for endless happy exploring. We enjoyed up-close encounters with chipmunks, rabbits and hummingbirds, and saw lots of other wildlife in the area.

The house is beautifully decorated and maintained, with a wonderful kitchen area that made it easy to do our meals. There were lots of toys and games for the kids to play with, and we made good use of the portacrib that they provided for our use. Many nights we roasted marshmallows over the fire and the sunsets were breathtaking. At night there were the most spectacular views of the stars I have ever seen. We took advantage of the many activities and places to visit in the area, including horseback riding, fishing, the children's museum in Breckenridge, hiking trails, and fun local restaurants in Fairplay.

We couldn't have asked for a nicer home to stay in or a more relaxing and enjoyable mountain getaway. We certainly plan to come back again in the future!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenwood, Indiana

Beautiful Home, Awe-Inspiring Views!!

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed in this home for a week in July, 2012 with another family and had a wonderful time!! The house provided everything we needed and more than we imagined. We had a breathtaking view from the deck which we enjoyed every morning and evening. The house is beautifully decorated in a western theme and has all the amenities needed or wanted. The pictures do not do the home justice! It is conveniently located for experiencing Colorado and all it's outdoor beauty and activities. We went mountain climbing, horse back riding, white water rafting and shopping. We saw several ski areas that would be great in the winter. The owner is a pleasure to work with and a great resource for area activities. We highly recommend this property as a fabulous vacation destination!!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Keystone Heights, FL.

Great view

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful time. Spectacular views. Beautifully appointed. Has a computer, w/WiFi, full TV so you can enjoy all the conveniences you would have at home. The appliances in the kitchen are new and the washer and drier will meet your needs.The fireplace and the cabin feel will make your stay restful and relaxing.


  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, TX

If you’re looking for a p...

  • 5 of 5

If you’re looking for a peaceful weekend getaway, this is the cabin to choose! We stayed here last weekend with a large group of friends and it was just the escape to the mountains we were hoping to find. However, there was nothing rustic about this spacious, gorgeous cabin. It held a very clean, yet homey feel. I would definitely recommend this cabin and plan to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2010
  • Stayed: February 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I had no idea what to exp...

  • 5 of 5

I had no idea what to expect before I arrived at the cabin. When I did, I was pleasantly surprised. Not only was the cabin affordable, it was also breathtaking. All of our guests were blown away by how beautiful, clean and accommodating the cabin was. It is truly evident that Second Home Second Chance Vacation Rentals & Property Mgmt. takes pride in their rentals. I cannot wait to share this amazing cabin with all my friends and family in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2010
  • Stayed: February 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Denver or Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Amtrack Denver
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 9
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Car: necessary

The Middle Fork of the South Platte River is just across the road. There are some public fishing areas available for use. This is a fabulous fishing area. There is also a large ranch across the highway that offers horseback riding, cook-outs and much more for your enjoyment. The 2 acre lot offers hiking right behind the home and views of white-capped mountains in every direction. The lot is heavily treed as well so you have the solitude and the beauty of the various mountain ranges including the Continental Divide and the Collegiate Mountains to the South.





  • Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Sometimes rates for rental dates way in the future are not up to date
  • Damage deposit: $500.00
  • $150-$250/nt
  • US Dollars
  • High Season (Jul 4, Christmas, Thanksgiving) .. $250/night
  • High Ski season (Jan 03-Mar) ....................... $250/night
  • Summer ............................................. $250/night
  • Low Season includes Apr-May, Late Sep-Nov.....$200/nt
  • Christmas $300 per night.