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Absolutely Private 300 Acre Mountain Playground

Buena Vista, CO, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum StayNone

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

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, and two twins in a basement. 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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english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About 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!

Owner purchased this House in 1996

Why 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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Basement room
        2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
          • 2 - 1 full and 1 half

          Location Type

            • Lake View
            • Mountain View
            • Rural
            • Water View


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


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Parking
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Fireplace
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wood Fireplace


                            • Microwave
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Books
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Huge outdoor firepit
                                        • Gazebo
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • 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

                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • whitewater rafting


                                                                • Outdoor firepit

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  76 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Great guest home with incredible view of the stars

                                                                  Deborah C.

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

                                                                  Great stay for New Years weekend!

                                                                  Kelsie C.Denver

                                                                  Myself and 5 others stayed here with our 2 dogs to celebrate New Years weekend. The house was the perfect size to accommodate all of us and provided everything that was specified on the listing. We really enjoyed hiking and exploring the property; Mike was extremely friendly and helpful when we had questions and needed directions! It was close enough to town and the main house if we needed anything but also felt private and secluded. I would absolutely recommend staying here; the views and the property were beautiful. I think all of us will be keeping it in mind for future weekend getaways!

                                                                  Wonderful vacation

                                                                  Paul and SusanAllen Texas

                                                                  We stayed a week in October and had a great time. The house is situated where you have a great view in most directions. It is very quiet and secluded at the house. The house had everything we needed. We felt right at home from the moment we walked in. We enjoyed our evening fires in the fire pit and enjoyed seeing stars we don't get to see at home. One morning we were surprised to see some eyes peeking over the fence - it was a family of a mama and papa and two baby deers. Nice way to start the day. Of course Mike and Holly's dog Charger came to visit each day. My dog and him got along great. Overall this is a great vacation house that we will return to soon. Mike and Holly were great hosts.

                                                                  AHmazing! Breathtaking! Can’t ask for more!

                                                                  Jamesha S.

                                                                  This vacation rental checked off everything on my list. My significant other wanted to do some fishing,hiking,and a view of the mountains. This rental did not disappoint! Also, IT IS absolutely private! Mike and his wife Holly made sure that we had everything we needed and also made us feel right at home. This will definitely be a place that we will frequent when we want to get away. I recommend this place for your Colorado getaway!Mike and Holly thank you so much for your hospitality and next time join us for steaks!

                                                                  Beautiful views from many windows in a spacious, clean, comfortable home. Kind, knowledgeable host.

                                                                  Peggy C.

                                                                  I highly recommend staying at this property. Being surrounded by mountains and having access to the Arkansas River makes Buena Vista an ideal place to relax, and to play. Having a spacious, clean, well appointed home to stay in, complete with all kitchenware to cook and serve your own meals, comfortable beds, an outdoor fireplace, shade and sun and outdoor chairs, a pond to fish, many choices of trails to hike, and a host who generously offers full access to gorgeous property, makes a stay Here a true vacation from a busy life. The owner was welcoming, knowledgeable, attentive, and quick to provide our needs. Our family group of 6 adults ranging in age from 63 to 94, with varied interests and abilities ( running, hiking, walking, meditating, fishing ...), was delighted to have such a picturesque and comfortable place to re-connect, re-charge, and recreate. We hope to return soon!

                                                                  Beautiful, peaceful getaway

                                                                  Janet F.

                                                                  We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the guest house. The property is gorgeous! We would definitely plan a trip back here! Mike and Holly were gracious hosts and took the time to show us around the property and gave us great recommendations for the area.


                                                                  Buena Vista, CO, USA

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  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. 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.

                                                                  76 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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