About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Be camera ready for stunning, unique views of the mountains and the wild skies!
This is the perfect apartment for your visit in Colorado! Please read entire description so you understand these accommodations. Make yourself at home in the spacious entire lower level of our home with a private walk out entrance 3 bedrooms, bathroom and full kitchen. The laundry is shared with owner. The bedrooms sleep a total of up to 8 people. Bedroom 1 has a queen bed. Bedroom 2 has 2 bunk beds and bedroom 3 is an office/bedroom with a full size sleeper couch which you are welcome to use. (Just understand that Mark will work in there 2-3 X a week.) In the upstairs space that is share with the owners there is a 4th bedroom with a queen bed, a 5th bedroom with a single bed and a sun room with a queen size sleeper couch. If your party has up to 13 guests total this will work for your group. Book the camper too (793374) and you can add 6 more spaces for up to 19 people .
Enjoy roasting marshmallows and hot dogs by the fire or grilling outdoors on the gas grill! Kids enjoy a teeter totter and netted trampoline. We are usually here and love to assist you in making your stay enjoyable. We respect your privacy as much as possible. We live in the upstairs. We will knock on the door at times to go through to the laundry and Mark's office. Whether you enjoy quietness and privacy, or friendly conversation, you will be very comfortable here!
It feels like your in the hilly wilderness yet you are only 10 minutes to Monument, 20 minutes to Colorado Springs,15 min. to USAFA, 15 minutes to Castle Rock, 10 minutes to the Larkspur Renaissance Festival 30 minutes to Lone Tree and an hour and a half for skiing! Many open space hiking and riding trails within minutes
This home will usually be shared with the hosts who live upstairs on the main level. We ablolutely love hosting and we are here to make your stay enjoyable..You're going to love it so get packed!
Camper listing (793374)
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
About Ruth Furaus
Our family of three are excited to be your host at our small ranch for people who want to enjoy the privacy of the country and have an amazing experience. Ruth is a native Coloradoan and loves being a mom, hospitality, music, horses, and healthy cooking. Mark has lived here 20 years and is happy to assist in directing you to some of the best outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, skiing, camping, fishing and hunting. Our 8 year old son, Aaron, is articulate, fun loving and outgoing. We look forward to meeting you and helping you have a fantastic stay. Whether you prefer total privacy or a friendly conversation over breakfast or by the fire in the evening you won't be disappointed. We look forward to meeting you!
Why Ruth Furaus chose Larkspur
Many travelers who have experienced Wild Skies Ranch say that their experience here was fantastic! It's clean, beautiful, friendly, and peaceful. Here's what travelers are saying: Wonderful. This was such a great experience for our Walk2Comnect walking community. Mark and Ruth were very attentive and quick to help us with anything we needed. They went above and beyond. Plus, the indoor home movie theater on one side and epic valley views on the other make it extra special. Mark & Ruth were awesome hosts! A week before our arrival, they contacted us to ensure we were on the same page in regards to the space and facility. Actually, I was unclear what my requirements were... there were many aspects that were not decided, and they were more than flexible. Upon arriving, we were greeted with care and given a great tour of the place. If you're looking for quiet with your thoughts, this place has that! Great WiFi in a rural area... I sincerely appreciate this. Most importantly, there were many "VALUE ADDS" that are beyond words of my appreciation that contributed to the "happiness factor" of my crew. MANY THANKS! The house is very beautiful. All rooms are very nice and clean. My family stayed 4 nights there, plus a one year old dog and two month baby. Everyone enjoys very much staying here, and the dog has places to run. Mark and Ruth are so nice. They make us feel like home. Very comfortable staying here. I will definitely recommend this place.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
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. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great Apartment for Family Gathering
Mark and Ruth's home was the perfect place for gathering our family together from all corners of the world. It was large enough for us to "spread out" while also giving us the comfort of cooking and playing together. Our adventures took us north and south of their home, so the location was good for us, but keep in mind that you must account for traffic and driving time when adventuring to Denver and Colorado Springs. We were able to easily travel to Colorado Springs (about 30 minutes), Boulder (about 1 hour 15 minutes) and even were able to easily go skiing at Arapahoe Basin for the day.
Mark and Ruth were friendly and courteous. We never felt "intruded on" even though we were sharing their living quarters; the apartment has a separate entrance to the bottom floor. If we needed any additional cooking supply, they were willing to accommodate our requests. We understand that they plan to add a stairway door. Even though we are not a noisy family, this would be a welcome addition and would offer more privacy for both guests and Mark and Ruth.
It was very nice working with Mark and Ruth. They were flexible with our overnight extra guests and allowed us to take these payments from our security/damage deposit upon checking out which helped eliminate billing/refund confusions. Overall, they were wonderful hosts and we look forward to visiting again upon our return to Colorado!
Dear Melinda, Thank you for the excellent, detailed review you gave us! It was very helpful. There was no place to write any scripted review for you as guests as far as I could tell. Just stars to click on. Otherwise I would have written you an excellent review also. You all were wonderful guests to have and I look forward to you staying with us again when you return! Happy New Year!
Ruth, Mark and Aaron
Very nice hosts
I came to Larkspur for a quick weekend visit to do some road biking. My goal was to have a place to relax after biking hard. Mark and Ruth were very kind and made very effort they could to make my stay peaceful. 5 stars for their service! I also enjoyed the rural feel in Larkspur; it is close to Colorado Springs and Denver yet feels like you're 'away from it all' in many ways.
I have done vacation rentals several times before and this was the first time that I stayed in a place where the owners shared the space while I was there. They live upstairs and I was downstairs. There was no door to separate the levels. While this wasn't a problem it was unexpected and different from my previous VRBO experiences. Also the kitchen area for the downstairs space is still unfinished. It has everything a VRBO kitchen normally has and met my needs but that was also unexpected. Hence the 4 star rating overall.
Thank you Mark and Ruth for a very nice getaway! I would certainly consider staying again if in the area.
Thank you for choosing to stay with us last June. My apologies for missing getting a response to you. We enjoyed having you as our guest. Thank you for taking excellent care of the space. Please come again and stay with us anytime!
Ruth and Mark
Update: We now have a door to seperate the dwonstairs from the upstairs so it's more private.
Spacious basement apartment, nicely decorated, with lots of natural light.
The apartment was roomy and clean, tastefully furnished with lots of natural lighting. Beds were comfortable and the neighborhood was quiet. It is located midway between Colorado Springs and the south end of Denver, which met our needs perfectly. We loved being out in the countryside! Mark and Ruth were great hosts.
To the Landlubbers,
Thank you for the nice review! My apologies for not responding. There was a + sign I needed to click on which I never saw before . I just discovered it today. Thanks for being such great guests! We enjoyed having you stay with us. And please come visit us again when you are in the area! Happy New Year!
Mark and Ruth
Fun area, wonderful family
Our young family had a wonderful time here. Nicely located between Denver and Colorado Springs. Great family that made us feel very welcome.
Nearby we enjoyed seeing:
Air force academy visitor center
Garden of the Gods
Museums in downtown Denver
Dear Joseph and family,
Thank you for the nice review you left us in April. My apologies for not seeing the "response" option I discovered today.Lol! You all were terrific guests. We think of you and the children often. I hope all is going well for you. Please come visit us again when you are in the area! Happy New Year!
Ruth, Mark and Aaron
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
These rates include up to 2 guests. It is an additional $22/night/ guest after the 2nd guest.