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Get Away from it All! Play on 38 Acres on the Gunnison River!!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Working Ranch, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Listen to the rushing waters of the Gunnison River as you relax on the wraparound porch and watch the horses in the meadows at Eagle River Ranch. 500 feet of private fishing on gold medal waters is just down the bank, and exploring the 38 acre ranch and the sustainable greenhouse is on the “to do” list but you are here to RELAX! You slowly rock in your custom handmade porch swing as you decide that your next adventure will be the short but challenging hike to 'Forgiveness Rock'. Your dog eagerly awaits your next move!

Come for the hikes, the horse watching, the fishing, the birding and the exploring but know you will be undisturbed by “civilization” at our exclusive end-of-the-road getaway. Our chefs kitchen opens onto the living room and the dining area so you can enjoy your family as you prepare meals and picnics for the great picnic table on the back deck or in one of our chairs down by the river. As you wander into the house, you take in the rustic-chic furnishings and the sense of comfort and attention given to your “best vacation experience ever” in every room. Your master bedroom, with a king bed as well as a separate twin, overlooks the river from it's own private covered porch as well as a master bath with a separate jacuzzi bathtub and shower. You are amazed at the space to spread out in! The two bedrooms upstairs share their well appointed bathroom with a combined shower/tub. The large den downstairs has a queen sleeper sofa and the lovely 'guest' half bath just inside the large formal entryway is nearby. Even in a large group, there are so many private places to get away all by yourself! You notice the native American artifacts in the entry and it reminds you that you are on an ancient native american camping sight. You know you can plan a private session with one of the owners who is a Spiritual Psychologist and will take visitors on their own 'Spirit Quests' on horseback or can provide a family 'horse experience' for your whole group. You decide to take advantage of these options later in the week. The possibilities are endless. You want to take that hike, but you decide to settle back into one of those comfortable 'Mountain Time Chairs on the porch and take in the beautiful 'dragon hills' that surround your own private valley.

Keywords: Working Ranch, River home, Fishing lodge, Ski Getaway

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Nancy Klifman
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Nancy Klifman

I am Nancy Gex Jones, mother of two great daughters who live in Crested Butte. I'm also a grandmother of three! I love the back country and have wonderful access here at Eagle River Ranch. My passion is horses and animals in general. I have a masters degree in Spiritual Psychology and studied Body centered Psychotherapy as well. I use my animals in my work as a psychotherapist. I have three horses, two dogs, 7 chickens and hundreds of friends!

Nancy Klifman purchased this house in 2006

Why Nancy Klifman chose Southwest

My first visit to this area was in the early 60's with my mother and father. I find the Gunnison Valley breathtaking every day. My 'hideaway' was chosen because of it's end of the road location, on the Gunnison river, 10 minutes from Gunnison and 20 minutes from Crested Butte. People who love to fish think I am in heaven! I love to ride horses and I can ride hundreds of miles on public lands out my back gate!. When you are here you feel removed from the everyday world. Because we border the national forest we are the 'buffer' for the animals that live there. The land here feels sacred and simply magnificent.

What makes this house unique

Eagle River Ranch is a large home at the end of a bumpy road. No-one just 'stops by'. There is a nice fishing-camp resort as you turn off of highway 135 (Lost Canyon Resort) that can accommodate more family or friends if you need additional room. We have two restaurants within two miles of us that are open in the summers, one that is open in the winter. You can launch a raft on the bank below our house or arrange to be picked up for a private raft adventure. We are a working 'gentlemans' ranch with horses and chickens but little else going on to disturb the peace and quiet here. I live onsite, above the garage, and am available to help in any way, my aim is for my guests to have the BEST VACATION EVER!


Almont House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Huge
    Guest bath - toilet
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Porch! - tub , Cowgirl Bathtub on the porch! Summers only!!
  • 2.7 We just added our cowgirl bathtub on the porch! Have fun with a hot bath outdoors while you watch wildlife from this unique spot!!!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master by the river with porch! - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Additional twin bed in closet!
    Sleigh Bed Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , futon sofa will sleep two children.
    PORCH! - 1 twin/ single , In the summer, enjoy our daybed on the porch!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This room has a queen bed
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom has a king and a twin in the bedroom, with a bonus twin bed in the closet! Queen size Beds (2) One 'sleigh bed' queen in one upstairs room which has a fold out futon on the floor for kids. A Queen bed is in the 3rd bedroom. Bonus bed on the porch, for day naps ;)!! Baby Cribs (1) Grayco Pack n' Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Downstairs den/TV room has queen sofa bed;
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Private fishing on 500 ft of the Gunnison River, hiking on 38 acres and the bordering BLM and National Forest lands. Owner has horses and private riding arena and may arrange for horse adventures or you can bring your own horses. Guided hiking, and wilderness therapy available from owner, who has an M.A. in Spiritual Psychology. Individual sessions and group sessions can be arranged. Equine Somatic Psychotherapy is and experience not to be missed! Advance arrangements needed for activities beyond unguided hiking and fishing. Individual charges will vary by your needs.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Get Away from it All! Play on 38 Acres on the Gunnison River!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at Eagle River Ranch! Nancy was a gracious host and it was such a pleasure to be staying at this hidden gem off the beaten trail. The views were fantastic and the accessibility to surrounding areas was easy. We definitely hope to stay in the future!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a great review Mary. It is so gratifying to hear such great feedback on Eagle River Ranch. I feel it is a hidden piece of paradise, what a wonderful feeling to share it!
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Family and Friends Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Awesome fantastic vacation! The house was great--clean, comfortable, beautiful! The property is gorgeous. We loved going for hikes. The teenagers enjoyed hiking, whitewater rafting in Gunnison, horseback riding at Mills Creek (which is beautiful scenery, also a beautiful place for hikes with plenty of trees). It was nice to sit on the front porch with a cup of hot tea and take in the beauty each evening after a day of adventure. The drive into Gunnison is a short one. Crested Butte was about a 25 minute drive. Lots to do in every direction. The road getting to the house is a bit rough with one good incline so be aware. Overall, GREAT rental property. Thank you Nancy and Gary for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jo, for the great endorsement! We have been offering our home as a VRBO for 4 years now and comments like yours make us happy we have shared our private piece of paradise! Yes, our road is the WORST road in Gunnison county, as it is an easement on our neighboring farmer's property and not maintained, but we find it allows us such unprecedented privacy so close to town, it's worth the bumpy rides! Your group was a pleasure. Thank you for choosing Eagle River Ranch and please come back soon!
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Lakewood, Colorado

Yearly fishing group

  • 5 of 5

Awesome stay at a beautiful home! Great location for our annual fishing trip to fish the gunnison and Taylor rivers.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments about Eagle River Ranch. It was great to have you guys back again! Thank you for leaving the house immaculate!!
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Houston, TX


  • 5 of 5

A little slice of heaven between the mountains and the river, great time, we will be returning! The house was fantastic, great kitchen and plenty of space for everyone. We had 5 in our group. The beds were really comfortable and everything was really clean. Master bedroom was downstairs with doors leading out to the back porch, huge master bathroom. Upstairs 2 good size bedrooms and full bath, also a half bath downstairs. The views out of every window were breathtaking! The front porch has a great view and plenty of chairs and a swing to hang out. There is also a cute daybed and a working claw foot tub on the corner of the porch! The river is a close walk out the back porch, great fishing or just hanging out by the fire pit. Nancy and Gary are wonderful, couldn't meet better people! We had a great time and will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location and Wonderful Owners!

  • 5 of 5

We have a group of friends from our college days that like to get together every couple of years and Eagle River Ranch was the perfect place for our 2014 reunion! We all like to fly fish and this house is in the center of it all! Short drive to the Taylor Res & River, East River and of course you are right on the Gunnison River. So much access and so little time! We also spent a day on the beautiful Blue Mesa Reservoir and caught enough Kokanee salmon to feed everyone. Our group of 8 never even made it out to a restaurant because we had so much fun taking turns cooking in the well appointed kitchen and great outdoor grill. I cannot say enough great things about this house and the owners. Nancy and Gary were so helpful and welcoming to our group and our furbabies. We had 2 dogs that had a blast running around with their dogs. Thank you Gary and Nancy for being so nice - it made the whole experience that much better. Eagle River Ranch is truly a magical place! We had a wonderful vacation and made memories that we will cherish forever!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! When Gary and I began this journey we wondered what it would be like to have "strangers" in our home. Well, what we found out was we got to have wonderful people happily playing in our own back yard! It has been a blast and we love sharing our "piece of paradise". Thank you for choosing Eagle River Ranch and for giving us the tremendous feedback on our property. We are always looking for ways to improve your time with us!
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Just what the Doctor Ordered

  • 5 of 5

The home is just as beautiful as the pictures show, but it is the outside and surroundings that make this place 'just what the doctor ordered'. Not only did Nancy and Gary open up their home, but they shared their ranch and animals with us a well. We had a houseful, but there was still lots of room to space out and relax. The back porch offers lots of comfort and seating, as well as the refreshing Gunnison River rushing by. If you want to get closer, just stroll to another seating area or down to the river to the fire pit to toast some marshmallows! The front porch has the wonderful chairs Gary makes at Red Mountain Furniture and a beautiful swing. My and my granddaughter's favorite spot was the day bed and cowgirl bathtub on the side porch. There are many other great things about this property and two of them are Nancy and Gary - they will make sure you have everthing you need - THANKS for a great time in a great place!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What lovely things to say about our place - and us! It is so gratifying to have wonderful families like yours here in our little "piece of paradise". Thank you!
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Blue Mesa
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary

Thousands of acres of public land are accessible from Eagle River Ranch. If you are a hiker or a birdwatcher you will love it! Bring your own horses if you want. Private healing sessions may be arranged, with equine assistance or without!


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Pet Fee $15
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 5.5%

We require a $200 pet deposit (in addition to the $250 booking/security deposit) and $15 per day per pet, along with a separate pet agreement to be completed and sent with the rental contract. If you are booking for a month, my damage deposit increases to $500.
We offer discounts to elders and service people. Please ask about these when booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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