Why Just Rent a Room When You Can Have a Ranch?

Sleeping Accommodations: 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 15

Bedding Information: 1 King. 3 Queen. 1Double Bunk with Twin on Top

Whether you're looking for outdoor recreation or peace and quiet, Elk Creek Ranch is the perfect vacation retreat. Set in the San Juan Mountains, 9 miles north of historic Lake City, Colorado, the home is cozy and the views are breathtaking. This unique location was the summer hunting grounds of the Ute Mountain Indians and it is told they helped my Great-
Grandfather clear the meadows and dig the ditches. Surrounded by hundreds of acres of undeveloped forest and meadows, the quiet, comfort, and privacy are unparalleled.

The ranch sits at 8800 ft. and has been in our family for over 125 yrs. The original barn and cabin built in the 1880s still stand. The vacation home was built in '70, improved in '86, '93, '02 and '05. Available year round as whole house or as seperate levels (depending upon season). NOTE- THERE IS ONLY ONE PARTY ON THE PROPERTY AT A TIME TO ENSURE PRIVACY. The home is spacous enough for a large family and affordable enough for the romantic couples get away. The driveway is a mile long dirt road off of highway 149(4 wheel drive needed in snow/mud months). There is a new well and boiler system to ensure enough hot water for all guest to shower back to back. Everything you need to enjoy cooking and relaxing, with two full kitchens and bathrooms. Besides the unique location and history, features include: friendly horses on the property (sorry not avalable for riding); access to national forest trails and road; nearby river fishing; decks; new beds; new TV; new washer and dryer; antique piano and a very large family dining table upstairs. You must expierience the history and surroundings to truely understand the magic. Feel free to ask for references for we have seveal return families. Visit Elk Creek Ranch today- available year round- and enjoy the vacation of your dreams!

  • Barbecue-Charcoal
  • Deck
  • Dining Room
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Heated
  • Linens Incl
  • Porch
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Video Library
  • No Smoking


  • AM/FM Radio
  • Blender
  • Cassette Player
  • Ceiling Fans
  • CD Player
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Range
  • Cookware
  • Dish Washer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Utensils
  • Washer/Dryer


  • Bicycling
  • Bike Rentals
  • Boat Rentals/Charters
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jeep/Air Tours
  • Kayaking
  • Library
  • Park
  • Rafting
  • Row Boat
  • Sailing
  • Skiing-Snow
  • Skiing-Water
  • Snowmobiling
  • Volleyball Court

Other Property Features & Appliances:

New Matag washer and dryer, new TV, microwaves and coffee makers on both levels, toaster oven, crock pot, pancake griddle, very large dining table, unlimited hot water, antique piano, horses on propery, antique farm equipment, and horse pasture for additional fee.

Other Attractions:

historic 4 wheel drive roads, largest consentration of 14,000 foot peaks in colorado, hiking, biking, river rafting, fishing, boating, breathtaking views, peace and quiet for the ultimate relaxing vacation!

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Property Reviews

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October 19, 2005 Kelly Bybee Glen Rose, Texas
We stayed on the property in July of 2005 and it was a blast. We saw Elk crossing the hay field every evening and have the video to prove it. There many areas to fish for trout and hiking. We also brought ATV's with us to ride on the bordering BLM land. Even though we could not ride on the owners property other than the road to the property my kids even had easy access to the BLM land. We spent about 8 hours three days riding ATV's all over the roads around the mountains. If you do bring ATV's bring warm and water proof clothing because it snowed on us one day while riding.
The property was well kept and had all the amenities to cook and sleep. We were pleased and plan on returning for a longer trip in 2006. My kids 4, 6 and 11 years old still talk about the experience. Oh, my wife wanted to see a bear while we were riding the ATV's but we never did. The locals told us they are in the town at night looking for trash... funny. we looked all over the mountains and they were in the city. :)
There was also a resident cat that kept the kids busy too. I can't say enough about this property and you are welcome to e-mail me for any questions are tips on the stay.

Rental Rates

Season Begin End Daily Weekly Monthly Min. Stay
Fall 8/21/2005 10/31/2005 $235.00 $1,645.00 $5,000.00 -
Winter 11/1/2005 3/31/2005 $250.00 $1,750.00 $5,000.00 -
Spring 4/1/2007 5/15/2007 $235.00 $1,645.00 $3,000.00 -
Summer 5/21/2007 8/25/2007 $275.00 $1,925.00 $5,000.00 -
Summer 6/24/2007 8/4/2007 $300.00 - - -

Other Information:

Owner Comments:
Available as whole house or as seperate levels(OFF SEASON ONLY).

Upstairs has a woodstove, full kitchen, full bath, 3 rooms (2 queen, 1 double bunk with twin on top)NEW T.V.-DVD/CD player, large family dining table, futon couch/bed, and decks.

Downstairs doesn not have a TV, but it does have a wood stove, a small portable CD/cassette stero, full kitchen, full bath with an antique bathtub and shower, washer and dryer, bay window for sitting, futon couch/bed, table that seets 4, two larger rooms (1 king, 1 queen) and an antique piano .

Upstairs only rates (availble from late August-fall- early June-spring): $185 per night for under 3 nights- 3 or more nights $175 per night.

Downstaris only rates (availabe from late August - mid June ): $175 per night under 3 nights - 3 or more nights $165 per night.

Whole house rate- $300 per night from the last week in June- the first week in August. $250 per night for the fall/winter/spring rate. $275 per night summer daily price (excluding times listed above).

$250 Cleaning/dammage deposit- required for any stay. Returned when home is left clean and undamaged. Otherwise, a $25 per hour fee will be deducted from your deposit to pay for cleaning.

The home sleeps 11. Any additonal occupants over the 11 is a $20 per guest, per night charge. (if occupying the couches, the home can sleep 15)

There is a $20 per pet-per visit fee and $50 per horse fee (this pirce includes a corral with water but you must supply your ouwn feed).

Feel free to email or call with questions or ask for references, we have many return families.

Payment Options:
Money Order, Cashier/Official Check, Personal Check
Deposit: $250 cleaning/dammage deposit. This deposit is refunded if house left clean and undamaged. $25 per hour taken out of deposit if you choose not to clean. $20 pet fee. $50 per horse fee
Cancellations and Refunds: Half of entire ballance due upon reservation. Refundable only if cancelled w/in 30 days of stay. Entire payment due upon or before arrival.
Other Fees: $250 clean and damage deposit $20 charge-per pet- per visit c $50 per horse- per visit up to 2 weeks- this price is with you supplying your own feed. Corral with water supplied.
Check In: 3:00PM
Check Out: 12:00PM
Rates and terms are subject to change without notice.
Unless otherwise specified, rates shown are in US Dollars (USD).