A place so picturesque....The Weather Channel's 'Freaks of Nature' The Human Eclipse was filmed here. Blue Sky Mountain Ranch was the backdrop for the 2nd half of the show. This beauty has even been host to an Oscar winning director, best selling authors, celebrities and top of their game athletes/sports stars who use it to recharge and be inspired in their creative and training process.
Imagine arriving to a private mountain vacation home estate thru a long and winding quarter mile driveway ending at a large log cabin lodge atop a mountain that overlooks The Great Rocky Mountain peek-a-boo views here! Full ON mountain range views from almost every window of the home and a thriving, diverse natural forest to explore. Space and privacy you just cannot get ANYWHERE else.
Enjoy the most AMAZING sunsets from your private enclave on top of the world with not a neighbor in site.
It IS one of the very FEW properties in the state you need NOT leave the property to enjoy your vacation! Great spot for extended family, corporate retreats, intimate weddings or reunions as Blue Sky Mountain Ranch is within an hour of Denver International Airport. Having an event? See the bottom of this description.
It's honestly the quickest way to unplug and enjoy nature and no crowds!
No more 3 hour trips up Interstate 70 in traffic to enjoy a ski or summer vacation, or the wilderness! You can enjoy it right here, 57 miles from Denver International Airport!
120 acres of pure mountain bliss & wilderness with on site check-in and caretaker to point out areas of interest. Take advantage of miles of hiking & biking immediately outside the door with a seasonal stream bed, hills, valleys, large rock outcrops, a diverse forest and flowery meadows. It will take you a week to explore this property. And if you stay longer, the Ranch adjoins national forest on it's entire Northern border, so you can enjoy even more exploring!
Blue Sky Ranch is so exclusive & private, you will feel like you are the only humans on the planet and in one of the most serene and nature inspired settings most never see, totally lacking in any sense of the typical urban/suburban vacationing which is so common these days. On the other hand, you are in very close proximity to all the things one expects to do in Colorado.
On property there's:
Miles of hiking & challenging biking
Roasting marshmallows by campfire
ATVing or 4 wheeling (seasonally)
Archery/Target Range/Skeet Shooting
Full Sized Volleyball Court (seasonally from Memorial Day end of May through October)
Viewing Wildlife & Birdwatching
Camping or Glamping
Some activities above are at additional fees.
And near to the property, you can also go:
Fishing (within a mile)
Horseback Riding (5 miles)
Alpine Skiing at Eldora Mountain Resort (11 miles)
Gambling at the nearby 38 casinos of Black Hawk (18 miles)
White Water Rafting (seasonally 30 miles)
Kayaking/Tubing (seasonally 22 miles)
Ride the carousel or visit a mining museum in nearby Nederland 7 miles away.
Tour a real Gold Mine in Idaho Springs or stroll Pearl Street in Boulder both within 20 to 30 miles away!
ABOUT THE HOME: The master bedroom boasts a whole wing of the home which spans TWO levels, a 2 person hot tub with flat screen TV, king sized wine barrel stave bed with top of the line Tempurpedic mattress, walk-in closet, in suite master bath, and a giant wall of windows allowing you to wake up to the most incredible mountain views.
Aside from a gorgeous master, there are 5 other cozy guest rooms.
Guest Room 2- Upstairs Southwest Suite, Queen
Guest Room 3- Downstairs Bear's Den, Queen
Guest Room 4- Downstairs Fisherman's Abode, Queen
Guest Room 5- Bunk Room Loft, 2 twins & 1 King
Guest Room 6- The Gold Mine alcove, 2 twin beds
Finally, we have a Pak n Play that can be set up in any one of the rooms for infants/toddlers. We also have a high chair.
The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances, butcher block counter tops matching the theme of a lodge in the wilderness and it's fully equipped with top of the line flat ware, place settings, pots, pans, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, double sinks, and all the implements to cook a gourmet meal. An additional walk-in pantry houses anything else you may need including BBQ implements, outdoor dishware, spices, cookbooks, etc.
The dining area inside has service for 6 but can squeeze 8. The dining deck outside with BBQ featuring the GREEN EGG, has service for 6 but can squeeze 8. The picnic table on the flagstone patio easily seats 12.
An accommodating study includes a phone, free local and long distance calling. International calls however will be billed to the credit card you have on file with us. Wifi is also available throughout the home. Just bring the laptop or iPad!
The bottom floor features a wet bar with mini fridge, theater with 65 inch Flat screen LED Smart TV with HDMI patch, remote controlled automatic black out shades, dvd library, cd library, Wii Gaming console with games, and surround sound. Entertainment system plays music all over the house including outside on our entertainment decks.
Outside and to the right of the master bedroom wing, there is a 6 seat hot tub with redwood sundeck featuring comfortable chaise lounges, benches, garden seating, a hammock and a natural stone fire pit.
Keywords: 5 star rustic luxury, private and secluded Log Cabin Estate on 120 acre forested mountain ranch. GLAMPING on Steroids! Rocky Mountains Views, Creek, Natural Forest, Gambling, White water rafting, hunting, hiking, rock climbing, fly fishing, mountain biking, down hill or cross country skiing and target practice, close to airport. Pet friendly. Great for small corporate retreats, weddings, reunions and family get togethers.
Additional On-Property Amenities include:
(please make us aware of your interest in any these activities PRIOR to your arrival at the ranch, some activities require additional fees and advance notice)
ATV guided tours
Archery (equipment included)
Skeet Shooting or Plinking/Target Shooting at our Gun Range
Wine & Cheese Sunset Hike
Tai Chi or Wing Chun introductory lesson
Food Shopping & Stocking service prior to check-in.
EVENTS: Any additional guests visiting/invited to the ranch over and above the registered overnight guest max of 14 is considered an EVENT and is a minimum of $8500 which includes:
-Overnight Accommodations for 2 nights/3 days for up to 14 overnight guests at Blue Sky Mountain Lodge
-1 night's accommodation at the Squirrel's Nest Glamping Luxury RV on night of event for up to two more guests
- Ceremony and/or event site for up to 75 "total" guests for up to 8 hours
- (2) 1 hour pre-planning visits/appointments prior to the event
- up to (2) port-a-johns for use during the event where the event will be taking place
- up to (4) additional rubbish receptacles placed where the event will be taking place
- 5 hours of logistical assistance on day of event to assist vendors with electric, water, parking assistance & security which is required to have an event on property. If you intend to book a holiday weekend or week, there is an additional $1400 up-charge. Tours of property require a $150 visit/appointment fee which is credited to your event package once you confirm your booking with both rental agreements & deposit. This tour fee is non-refundable. A tent must be rented for inclimate weather. The interior of the home or anything inside the home may not be used for events or during events, only outside spaces by ANY and ALL day guests/vendors. We do have a few ceremony or event sites to choose from that are perfect for either the larger or more intimate gatherings. If you'd like to review the 2 agreements to see restrictions and other policies, please contact us. The cancellation policy for events is NOT THE SAME as the policy for lodging. We have a 60 day prior to arrival NO REFUND Policy for events. You will receive your cleaning fee and pet fees back should you cancel.
Please note-Booking the ranch for lodging "NEVER" automatically includes usage of the ranch for any parties, get-togethers, reunions, events, etc unless the event fee is paid for in the package mentioned above. These types of activities are not permitted on property without the additional agreement, fees and liability/event insurance.