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Telluride Ridgway Luxury Ranch on 37 Acres

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,750 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

The ranch is a one of a kind property being situated only 6 miles from Ridgway, 16 miles from Ouray and a short 37 miles to Telluride. The property has mature landscaping around the home with a seasonal water fall and stream in front of the home. The custom mountain style home has three bedrooms, three full bathroooms, custom kitchen with adjacent dining area, loft office and a huge front room that boasts amazing views of the surrounding mountains. Adjacent to the master bedroom is a large atrium with an endless pool and treadmill with big views of the San Juan mountains. There is a large outside living room with a sectional couch and sitting area to relax in the morning with coffee or evening with a glass of wine. The property offers abundant wildlife. The lake is a seasonal home to many species of water fowl and hosts a resident trout population. The lake is fed year round with a local spring. The fields currently have horses, camels, llamas, alpacas and a small herd of angus cattle!

Steep forested mountains and cliffs surround the ranch on the south, east, and northeast. The ranch is situated in the Uncompaghre Valley at an elevation of 7,200 feet. The Uncompaghre River runs through the town of Ridgway and flows into the Ridgway State Park and Reservoir, to the north. Dallas Creek supplies the ranch's irrigation water and borders the ranch to the North. It flows from the south west and forms a confluence with the Uncompahgre before entering the reservoir. There is a notable wildlife presence in the valley and surrounding areas- mountain lions, badgers, deer, elk, bears, coyotes, wild turkey, bald eagles and golden eagles are indigenous to the area. The regions bald eagles nest in the cottonwoods along the Uncompaghre river as well as in the trees behind the main house on the ranch and are a common sight in the late fall.

If you are an outdoor adventurist, the opportunities are endless. Spring and summer activities include kayaking, paddleboarding, hiking, rock climbing, mountaineering, fishing, horseback riding, biking and high country four wheel adventuring! Not to mention the summer and fall festivals in Telluride which is a short 50 minute drive from the ranch! Winter activities such as downhill or cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, ice climbing and soaking in the Ouray Hot Springs, less than 10 minutes from the ranch! If you enjoy downhill skiing, Telluride offers world-class skiing with unbelievable views!

If you are looking for a special place for your family to gather for a reunion, Thanksgiving, Christmas or vacation to the West to take in the fall colors, this is it!

More Details

Toni Cotton
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Toni Cotton

Drs. Gary and Toni started their life together as veterinarians in the Midwest. They worked side by side in an industry that they were both completely dedicated to as they shared a common passion for animal health and husbandry. After many years of practice, marriage and raising a family, they decided to fulfill a lifetime dream to move to a ranch in Colorado. After 10 years of planning, they relocated to Ridgway, Colorado to start their life as ranchers on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains.

Dr. Gary, also known as the Camelman, retired from veterinary medicine and became the "Jack of all trades". He spent his days working to complete the infrastructure on the ranch. He built a huge addition to the original barn, several paddocks, a parking area and several livestock shelters. He also designed and completed several landscaping projects around the main residence and barn. Once he had the ranch in working order, he decided to become a real estate broker dealing mainly with ranches and large parcels of land. He started raising Bactrian camels on the Ridgway ranch and has a true passion for these animals.

Dr. Toni spent the majority of her years as a veterinarian working with llamas and alpacas. She had a very fulfilling career that involved a specialty practice which provided her with many unique opportunities over the years. She is now retired as a veterinarian and loves living the life of a full time rancher, wife, mother and grandmother! She works with Dr. Gary as his assistant in his real estate business.

Toni Cotton purchased this estate in 2004

Why Toni Cotton chose Ridgway

This area is known for the year round activities for the outdoor enthusiast! Summer activities include fishing, wildfowl hunting, hiking, kayaking, boating, biking, high country jeeping, mountain climbing, rock climbing and camping. Fall activities include hunting, fly fishing, hunting elk and mule deer, horseback riding, and taking in the sights of the intense fall colors! Winter activities include downhill and cross country skiing in nearby Telluride, soaking in Ouray hot springs, snowmobiling, ice fishing on nearby Blue Mesa and ice climbing in Ouray! In addition to the outdoor activities, there are numerous summer and fall festivals in Telluride, Ridgway and Ouray that offer the best in film, jazz, blues, brews, wine and bluegrass just to name a few! The wildlife in the area is abundant with a variety of eagle species including bald and golden eagles, mountain lions, badgers, bobcats, mule deer, elk and a variety of resident and migratory birds. Ridgway is also famous for the filming of John Wayne's True Grit with supporting actress Kim Darby.


Ridgway Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Adjacent to master bedroom, double sink and shower heads
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Adjoining bedroom with full bed. Double vanity and skylight
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Adjoining twin bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite with adjoining bath and atrium with pool
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Antique double bed with adjoining bathroom and large closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Single room with pack and play available for child/infant
  • Loft has a double sofa bed and can be used for additional sleeping.
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Conveniently located less than 5 miles to the Divide Golf Club.


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Telluride Ridgway Luxury Ranch on 37 Acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Chicago, IL

A Little Piece of Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

This home is set amongst the most beautiful mountain ranges, the San Juans, The Sneffels and others. It snowed twice during my week long stay, which made this beautiful ranch look like a winter wonderland! Ridgeway is quieter than Telluride, but it is a beautiful 45-50 minute ride to Telluride. I loved this location as I was able to enjoy the wood burning fireplace, the endless mountain, sunrise and sunset views, the resistance pool (was great for my recovering knee), friendly animals (Cupcakes the double humped camel was a doll!) and the hosts were lovely, super accommodating and interesting people. I was given trail recommendations, which I took and they were great! I would definitely return anytime of year.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Montrose Regional (MTJ)
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Colorado Boy Brewery
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Divide Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
True Grit
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Telluride Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Ridgway Resevoir
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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