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Historical Cabin on a Private Ranch

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

This was one of the first school houses up the creek in New Castle, and the only one of 4 preserved. It is comfy and has a nice deck for a fantastic view up the Porter Ranch to the sunlight ski resort.

We welcome you and your pets to our first rental on the Ranch, and have listed another rental called the elk experience for rent on vrbo as well!! 492452

We offer a fantastic kitchen for the chef in you, and you are welcome to greens n veggies from our gardens and apples and pears from our orchards! Mary is a master canner, so chat her up if you are up for canning!! We are centrally located to a plethora of activities, or...just flop at the Cabin and get away from it all! X country ski on the ranch in the winter, or soak in the famous Glenwood Hot springs or the newer Iron Mountain pools,..rock climb in Rifle, hunt in Section 42, go to the play, ski Sunlight, Vail or Aspen, all are close! Grab some board games, relax in the glider. Life is good. We welcome you with open arms to our world. It is unique and simple, and you will love it.

Keywords: Chef's kitchen, great views, on a private ranch just minutes from glenwood springs, elk bugle next to the window, fresh eggs in season, peace on the front porch, sleeps six

More Details

Terry and Mary
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2018

About Terry and Mary

Terry was born to the ranch and this life. He and I run this Ranch as a couple, and make a good team..but without our newest Lakeland Terrier, miss Eskwyre's Lancashire Rose, our 2 cattle dogs: Rudiger and Giesela, who are pepper and salt Natural Giant schnauzer imports, and the Grande Dam, Foxy....and the rest of the critters, we would be pretty boring. Our goats keep us busy, as well as our elk and gee, our custom hay business and these cabins, and horses and cattle, and life. Whew. Glad when winter comes.

Terry and Mary purchased this cabin in 1898

Why Terry and Mary chose New Castle

our cabin is historical and special. A glimpse of real ranch life is fascinating to others, we have found. Please relax and unwind up here, we welcome you.

What makes this cabin unique

We are so close to the hot springs, or our local's hot pots, as we call them, and really love the privacy and the solitude that we can offer to the world. we are minutes away from world class rock climbing as well, and have had climbers as far away as germany stay here for weeks. Please let us show you the elk pen cabin as well as this one, and NOW we are going underground! whooo hooo...never a dull moment here!


New Castle Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
un plug. nothing chirps but the birds. enjoy the ranch and hike here or at the hanging lake or rifle gap. LOVE the quiet and the slow or busy ranch life....exhale................................


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(26 traveler reviews)

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Historical Cabin on a Private Ranch
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews

Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin,great view,and Terri and Mary are fantastic. Five stars are not enough.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Ryan! Please come back and thank you again. ..the cabin was spotless! Tell your friends!!
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A slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four with five and seven year old little girls. Elk, mule deer, cows, geese, and ducks were our neighbors. Endless mountains, lands and a pond was the view from our window. Mary gave my girls the ranch experience with feeding chickens and collecting their eggs which they will never forget. It was easy to make ourselves at home as everything we could possibly need was already there! Several hot springs are nearby, as well as cave tours, alpine slide, tram rides and more. If you need to unplug, this is the place for you! We came to unwind, relax, take in some fresh air and have some quality family time which we accomplished!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful accommodations, Super hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time on the ranch. Perfect accommodations for our family of 4. The kitchen had everything we could need including some staple spices, etc for our meals. There was so much room to roam and so much to see. Mary and Terry were very friendly and helpful and we LOVED having Foxy (the dog) keep us company. Would recommend this to anyone looking for some down time away from the hustle and bustle. We especially loved all of the wildlife!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for your hospitality Mary and Terry! Staying at your ranch always relaxing and great experience!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are always welcome !! Wonderful to meet mom and auntie:)
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Mary and Terry ,,,,,,,

  • 5 of 5

Mary and Terry make you feel right at home! Close to town for the necessities but up the valley for peace and quiet! Thanks for a great stay! Stan and Karen

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

We were a gang of 5 friends who were looking for a different sort of accommodation experience rather than a usual hotel stay during our trip in Colorado. And we found this wonderful cabin in homeaway website and luckily it was available on our travel dates. Unfortunately, we were more than a bit late to arrive on our first day, but really thankful to Mary and Terry who were such a wonderful hosts and they did make sure the beds were all put up so that we could crash in as soon as we arrived. And for the breakfast, we were allowed to borrow some of the freshly laid chicken eggs. Just behind the cabin, you can see the goats grazing in a lush green meadow, elks in the next paddocks and also cattle if you follow a little bit further up the road. The network connectivity might be a little less as expected, as this is a cabin located slightly away from the main roads. But who doesn't want to stay away from the hustle of the world once in a while. We loved it and am glad we made this choice. The cabin was a comfy, old style wooden built one and has all the required amenities for a comfortable stay. Last but not the least, the pet dog of Mary and Terry - Foxy, she was so friendly that she accompanied me for a little hike towards the small hill right opposite the cabin. :) . We hope to visit on a next time , maybe during the fall season. Will wait and see. ;)

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6.2 Miles
Car: recommended

Whitewater Rafting and Horseback Riding for the ultimate day in the Mountains, we call it the paddle and saddle program, call us to see the discounts if you do both !!!

ALSO, we enjoy snow shoeing in the winter, with plenty of hills to climb or sled down off of. We are the only place on the earth where you stay right next to our elk herd. Listen to the whistles and bugles in the fall, and watch our speckled babies in the spring. Our birds and wildlife are protected here on the Ranch, and we have many exotic species that stop over here for safety and solitude. Do it yourself, ...nothing to chirp or whistle artificially. ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. Unwind and enjoy our cabins. ..another one being built on top of our world. complete with yoga glassed in studio. so cool.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

The 25% down payment in NON refundable so please be sure of your dates and thank you in advance! WE do consider one nighters, IF you are also riding horses with us, as that off sets the costs of cleaning. Thanks...also will go down to 200 for TWO PEOPLE NIGHTLY THIS SUMMER. WITH NO PETS. Thank you.

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. I may charge more for more people and more pets. CATS ARE NEVER WELCOME DUE TO ALLERGIES, DO NOT ASK.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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