"My husband and I together with his sister and her preteen daughter spent seven nights at Vista View Ranch while visting Evergreen for a family wedding. The home was just perfect and significantly more cost effective than a hotel. With a large grocery store nearby, a gas grill on the deck and a well equipped kitchen, we ate most meals "at home", adding to our savings. Each room is beautifully furnished and decorated, and extremely comfortable. The master bedroom and bath are spacious and simply elegant. Entertainment amenities are plentiful, including two flat-screens, full cable access and a huge library of DVDs. We enjoyed the billiards table nearly every day and the house was equipped with many other games and things to do that we never had a chance to take advantage of. Our niece loved having her own room (with its own full sized multi-game arcade console!) and especially appreciated not having to share a hotel room with her Mom. :-). The home is very clean and well equipped with literally everything we could possibly need. (The only minor issue we encountered during the entire visit was that the heating element on the clothes dryer wasn't working, so we just line-dried a load of laundry in the fresh air.) Our host, Rita, is an extraordinarily friendly, welcoming, thoughtful person and we so enjoyed meeting her. She showed us around her beautiful ranch and even conducted her handsome horses in a performance for us, which they clearly enjoyed almost as much as we did. Our niece was allowed to help tend to the horses and the resident pony and to walk Rita's two sweet pugs, which may have been the highlight of her vacation. The ranch is in a community of elegant mountain-style estates and the setting is just gorgeous, with great hiking right on the property as well as dozens of parks, sightseeing opportunities and outdoor adventures within driving distance. Elk and deer are common sights, and we even had the exciting pleasure of seeing a rare black fox. Red Rocks Ampitheatre is a half hour away and we were lucky enough to take in a concert while there. Relaxing on the enormous deck with a cocktail or in the hot tub was pure joy after a day of hiking and sightseeing. The pretty village of Evergreen with its great restaurants and shopping is right down the road and the picturesque lake in the center of town is a perfect spot for a day of kayaking, paddle boarding or peddle boating, and there's golfing right next door. Simply terrific!"
Guest: Cheri H.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: August 28, 2016