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Absolutely Private 300 Acre Mountain Playground

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to Tomcat Ranch's private vacation rental guest home located in the Heart of the Colorado Rockies. WE HAVE DIRECT ACCESS TO THE SAN ISABEL NATIONAL FOREST, with its network of trails and roads. This mountain retreat is situated on 300+ acres of private land, forested with Aspen and Ponderosa. THERE ARE PRIVATE LAKES ON THE PROPERTY. CATCH YOUR DINNER! This vast mountain retreat, shared only with the owner's home, provides guests with the ultimate in privacy. Enjoy the solitude of the many alpine trails as you hike or snowshoe past a bubbling creek. Recreate and recharge your body and soul while relaxing in a chair on the front lawn and enjoying the spectacular views of Mt. Harvard and Mt. Columbia. Or head in to historic Buena Vista, Colorado, about 8 miles away, to visit the many galleries, shops, and restaurants the area affords. The Arkansas River is just a mile away for those looking for world-class fishing, rafting, or kayaking. The Tomcat Ranch is also central to Aspen, Vail, and Summit County, and is two hours from Denver and Colorado Springs.

The vacation home features THREE bedrooms with 2 king beds in two bedrooms and 2 twin beds in the third bedroom. The house has one full and one half bathroom, a well-stocked kitchen, an adjacent dining room, and an ample yet cozy great room. The home is equiped with Satellite TV, WiFi, and a woodburning fireplace. WE ARE PET FRIENDLY, but you must receive prior approval before bringing your pet! We provide an outdoor kennel for dogs. No unattended pets are to be left in the house.

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Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About The Owner

My husband and I live on the Tomcat Ranch with our three children, 3 dogs, and more cats than we can count! We agree that it's been a beautiful place to raise a family and love the connection we feel to the mountains and the wildlife. We love watching the hummingbirds swarm the feeder in the summer. The kids have grown up fishing in the lakes. We've hiked all over the property and into the mountains. We've watched herds of elk roam the ranch in the winter, with their calves. We've admired the beauty of the mountains -- from the snow-covered peaks of winter to the wildflower-filled valleys of summer. This is a beautiful spot!

The Owner purchased this house in 1996

Why The Owner chose Buena Vista

In 1995, we visited this part of Colorado on a vacation and fell in love with the beauty of the area and the friendly people who live here. We bought a home and moved here the following year.

What makes this house unique

We love to go out for a hike around the ranch in the evening. The kids have used this as an opportunity to look for wildlife. In the summer, we'll pick wild raspberries or maybe the kids will spend some time fishing in the lakes. We've also done many, many hikes into the National Forest and up Mt. Harvard and Mt. Columbia. It's wonderful to be able to head out our back gate and be right in the National Forest.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our family's first visit to Colorado and we had the BEST time. A huge part of that was Tomcat Ranch. Given the large array of accomodations to choose from, we really felt like we hit the jackpot. The property is beautiful, the views are breathtaking, and there were so many things for the boys to do. They especially had fun fishing -- all three of them caught something!
Aug 2007
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Buena Vista House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 - 1 full and 1 half
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Outdoor firepit


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Absolutely Private 300 Acre Mountain Playground
average rating of 4.9135804 based on 85 reviews
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Awesome place to unwind!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time just relaxing and unwinding from life's stresses! Mike is great at making it easy to relax, always there to do whatever you need to make your stay more stress free, even if its just supplying more wood for the fire. Stunning mountain views and beautiful walks around the property are sure to please. Thank you for everything! we would surely love to visit again in the future!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice, away-from-it-all property!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four very much enjoyed this home. The views are spectacular and the fishing was great. We loved being out of town and away from the crowds. The home is nicely appointed. We especially enjoyed having a washer and dryer to help with the laundry. Mike was very helpful in getting us acquainted with the property and checked on us if he saw us fishing or driving through. We rented a Jeep for a couple of days during our stay from BV Jeep Rentals (highly recommend!!) and always love eating at Eddyline in BV and the Firefly in Salida (two of our favorites!).

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Mike and Holly were wonderful. On our first day Mike took me around the property to get me familiar with the area. You are right up against the mountains, but close to a couple of towns. Good hiking and fishing. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Buena Vista Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had family from out of state visiting and this house was the perfect place to stay. Plenty of room for 6 people and a dog. Beautiful views. Clean and ready to go when we arrived and close enough to town to eat some meals and do some shopping. We all had a wonderful time exploring the property, fishing and hiking around. Mike was a wonderful host! I highly recommend this property for your stay near Buena Vista!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best of what CO has to offer

  • 5 of 5

Even though our trip was short, we enjoyed every minute. The views to the south and west are stunning, and the quiet calm of the surroundings puts you right at ease.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great guest home with incredible view of the stars

  • 5 of 5

Home was clean and everything we needed. Mike the host was warm, friendly and helpful. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $130 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Pet Fee $50 + Tax

The property is not reserved until we receive your deposit. This rate is only good for less then 7 guests, please contact us for parties of 7 or more. There is a $30 per guest per night charge for more then 6 guests. The pet fee is $25 per pet per night and we require advance notice of any pets accompanying you. Guest provides all consumables. No refund for cancelled bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund