End of the lane privacy with mountain views, on one of the best Quarter Horse Ranches in Western Colorado, where we raise Skipper W bred quarter horses. Pens are available, to bring your own horses to ride on Grand Mesa or just ride in our arena on your way to your next destination. Home has large kitchen and dining room with attached porch, Dish TV and wireless internet. Handicap accessible. Home has 3 bedrooms, the Master, Bluegrass room has queen bed, queen bed in the Cowboy room, single bed and single bed over double bed in the Wildlife room, just added a Sofa Sleeper on the porch with a foam pad, and a double bed and a queen air mattress. Plenty of room for up to 14 guests to sleep comfortably.
- House2300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min StayNone
House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 3 Baths (Sleeps 14)
Ross and Nancy Kirkham
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 18, 2018
About Ross and Nancy Kirkham
I guess I've been in love with the West for as long as I can remember. I grew up with stories of my Father's childhood on ranches in the Roaring Fork Valley of Western Colorado, before tractors came to that country. My Mother's Father was a book and record collector and had a wonderful collection of Western History and Art Literature. In the last 36 years I've worked as a Ranch Hand, Range Rider, Horse Shoer, House Carpenter, Dude Wrangler, Hunting Guide and last but not least a Camp Cook. I've been doing pencil and pen drawings for most of that time. I've also, been playing guitar and writing songs for about 25 years now, which still surprises me? My wife, Nancy and I live on the ranch, we raise hay, Skipper W Quarter Horses and Hell once in a while! Come and see us! Ross
Why Ross and Nancy Kirkham chose Orchard City
Privacy with views of Grand Mesa, quiet and peaceful. Watch the horses graze in the pasture. Beautiful sunsets against the dobie hills.
What makes this House unique
Bring your horse and ride on Grand Mesa or ride in our arena, pens available. Great place to stay when hauling horses.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great place to stay! Will be returning!
We stayed at this beautiful ranch for 6 days and will definitely be returning next year! Great scenery, relaxing and very clean and organized inside. Couldn't of had a better vacation here, Thank you Kirkham's!
totally lovely setting, comfortable for large group
We loved our time spent on the Kirkham ranch. Our family was in the area to attend a wedding and also to site see. The home was centrally located, and provided all the comforts of home. This was the cleanest vacation property we have experienced. Everyone in the family remarked how much they enjoyed their stay there.
We are so glad that your Family enjoyed their stay at the Ranch! We hope that you enjoyed seeing our part of the Country!
Perfect house for all of our family!
The house is clean and comfortable. The bedrooms and back room made it perfect for us to spread out yet still be together.
We are glad that our Vacation Rental worked for your Family and we hope everyone enjoyed their stay and were able to enjoy Western Colorado!
The beauty is seen at 6am!
The 7 of us enjoyed this very nice, large, clean and quiet home for one night. After driving for over 2 days non-stop, it was a welcoming home to walk into. We arrived very late in the evening and the drive off the main road was a bit dark and desolate, but directions to the house were very well explained and the host had the house lit up once we got there. We quickly unpacked and got settled in and fell asleep. A few of us are early risers so after a good night's sleep we woke up to a beautiful sunrise and took a walk in the crisp cool air, down the road to the gate leading into the property. We did not get a chance to explore any thing other than the beds, bathrooms, living room and showers, so cannot comment on anything other than that. But if we had planned to arrive sooner, I'm sure we would have used the kitchen. One recommendation is to bring food as there were hardly any restaurants that we knew of, coming from the Carbondale/Paonia/Hotchkiss area so we did go without dinner as the drive to Delta was further out. But this is of course driving in at odd hours. Checkout was super simple and easy! Communication with the Nancy Kirkham was easy as she answered the phone the two times I had questions. Cell service was patchy in the area, but the wifi was strong. The art work in the entire house is wonderful and we were in awe that Ross Kirkham was the man behind it all! Would definitely stay again if ever in the area.
Thanks for the detailed and wonderful review! We would love to have your group come back and be able to spend more time at the Ranch!
Excellent place to call home.
The ranch is a great place to come home to while working or touring in the area. Ross and Nancy do an excellent job as hosts. Will definitely be back.
We hope that you will come back and glad that you felt at home! We enjoyed looking at your Bike Trails in the dobies when we walk.
Perfect place to rest.
Ross and Nancy's property stood out on our weekend motorcycle trip as the perfect place to stay. The rural setting was quiet and peaceful and the ability to store the motorcycle inside the garage was a nice added bonus. The house was an outstanding value for all of the amenities it provided. We also have to thank Nancy for showing us her horses and giving her time to tell us about them.
Thanks for everything!
Ashley and Patrick
Thanks Ashley and Patrick for the great remarks that you wrote in our guest book. We would love to have you come back and glad that you enjoyed the horses.
Enjoy the Grand Mesa, over 300 lakes for fishing, hiking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing. Grand Mesa also offers groomed cross country ski trails by the Grand Mesa Nordic Council, gmnc.org snow mobile trails and Powder Horn Ski Resort. The Gunnison River has 13 miles of Gold Medal Waters. Dominquez and Escalante Canyons that have Indian petroglyphs and old homesteader's cabins. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. The Colorado National Moument. Ouray hot springs referred to as the Switzerland of America.
Additional information about rental rates
All dogs must have prior approval from the property owner and guests must clean up after their dogs, the pet fee is $50.00 per dog. Horses must also have prior approval from the property owner. We currently do not require damage protection (we did not feel our guests should have to pay for the damage protection policy since the policy offers no refund if there are no damages). We also do not charge a damage deposit and ask that if there are any damages that the guests let us know, so we can decide how to handle them and if necessary collect the money from the guest. Cancellation 30 days prior to date of arrival, deposit less any Credit Card Transaction Fees to be refunded.