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Blue Sky Mountain Ranch - 120 acres!

Entire chalet hosted by Kevin
14 guests6 bedrooms9 beds3.5 baths
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Blue Sky Mountain Ranch, your private Rocky Mountain vacation "estate"!
120 acres of Wilderness & Rocky Mountain views! So beautiful, it was featured on The Weather Channel's "Freaks of Nature", Wasteland III filmed by Microsoft out last year and many other film shoots.

The space
Imagine entering an Exclusive Private Ranch Estate thru a beautiful long and winding quarter mile driveway to a luxurious Log Cabin Lodge, atop a 500 foot enclave overlooking the snow capped Rocky Mountains.

This beauty has been host to an Oscar winning director, sports celebs and several authors/screen writers who use it to recharge and be inspired in their creative process.

Blue Sky Mountain Ranch has it all! Spectacular Mountain Views, privacy, vast acreage, private, challenging hiking trails, camp-fire pit, 2 hot tubs/sun deck, mountain biking, wildlife watching, ATV trails and rock outcroppings for climbing and lots more of exciting activities.

The landscapes on property are incredible! Rock cliffs & ridge lines, flowery meadows, seasonal stream running through the middle of the property, a diverse forest of Evergreen species, Aspen groves, and a trail system that rivals most parks. See the most amazing sunsets sink over the mountains on your private dining deck with not a soul or neighbor in sight!

Great place to vacation or for extended family get togethers/reunions and small corporate retreats. The Lodge sleeps 14, but keep in mind for corporate retreats and bachelors, there are only "9" beds in the home in 6 distinctly differnet sleeping areas, so for that reason those types of stays need to keep it under 10 as 14 sleepers are set up for family only stays as our sofas are not to be used for sleeping.

The home sleeps a family of 14 comfortably "without" the use of sofa beds or futons- with 1 King, 4 Queens, and 4 twins within 4 bedrooms, an additional sleeping loft bedroom, and the Goldmine Shaft themed sleeping nook for 2 children or 2 adventurous adults.

The Master Bedroom "wing" is a 2 floor master retreat with in-suite master bath, walk-in closet, hot tub on lower floor, 2 flat screen TVs and a wall of windows with a not to be beat, huge view of the mountains.

We also have a Pak n' Play crib/playpen for your infant/toddler and a portable high chair.

The kitchen is large and open to the dining area and living room with oversized picture windows for admiring the inspiring views.

The theater features a state of the art 65 inch smart flat screen LED, Streaming HDTV with Surround Sound, Blue Ray, Mp3 Player and Wii gaming system. A library of music CDs and DVD movies is available for your use. Sectional seating for 6, 2 more in wingback chairs, and 4 more on bar seating.

The outdoor spaces closest to the home are beautifully accommodating with 2000 square feet of deck & patio space, fire pit and seasonal garden. The dining/bbq deck seats up to 6 plus 8 more in the indoor dining room which is only 4 feet from the dining deck and has the best views of the Rocky Mountains in the state. A Sun deck has two large chaise lounges for sunning yourself, a 6 seat hot tub, log furnishings and benches. The hot tub deck and hammock area are great for relaxing and there is a 1 acre contained 6 foot fence to keep your pets or children within the confines of the immediate yard around the lodge. Under the deck, stay in the shade on 6 adirondack chairs and listen to the windchimes or move over to the adjacent flagstone patio with gigantic large ponderosa picnic table that seats 12 for a picnic lunch with forest views, a pondersa bench which seats 4 and a makeshift bar area.

Wifi is complimentary all over the home and outdoor spaces immediately around the home. Catching up on some work? There is a charming study available for your use.

If you've exhausted our trail system and activities on property, you'll be surprised to find out that civilization and attractions are within 5 to 30 minutes of the ranch! What other property provides you with the best of BOTH worlds?

This is not just a place to stay, it's an experience!

We are a 420 and Pet Friendly property. 420 means however, no smoking flower inside the home, vaping is fine.
Pet fee (dogs only) is not included in airbnb's quote, so inquire before booking.
Some fun Excursions and activities are not included in Airbnb's quote, so inquire before booking.

Vacation Rental agreement (specific to this particular property) must be signed before the booking is considered confirmed by owners. Airbnb's standard and general agreement does NOT cover this type of property. If you are a bachelor party or group of singles that like to party, you must indicate this in your inquiry and we must speak with you prior to you "booking" the property. It's important that guests know we don't condone "partying" in this accommodation. If you wish to throw a party and drink heavily, this is not the accommodation for that. We accept only mature bachelor retreats who enjoy hiking and getting out in nature without that element.

There are additional fees if you invite day guests to the property. Please note- Booking the ranch for lodging "never" automatically includes usage of the ranch for any parties, get-togethers, reunions, day guests, dinners or events etc.

The Shed, Outbuilding/Detached Garage and the land immediately behind the garage about 100 feet away from the Lodge, as well as the RV at the Squirrel's Nest which is down the driveway a half mile away must not be trespassed upon, meaning guests should not go near these particular areas. These are property owner only areas where guests are not permitted to be around.

Guest access
You will be required to signed the owner's rental agreement prior to your stay being fully confirmed for this accommodation. Airbnb's policies do not cover properties this large. Their exclusions for properties like these will require you to sign an owner's CC auth and full rental agreement for this reason.

Blue Sky Mountain Ranch borders National Forest, but on property we have:
-9 hiking, 2 biking, 5 ATV trails on property
-a seasonal stream on property where our magic garden is
-a volleyball court on property
-a firepit with two bundles of complimentary firewood
-an archery range, rental equipment is $75 length of stay
-ATV tours are guided and at $100 per atv for 2 atvs or $75 per atv over 2/per hour
-Cornhole
-a Horseshoe Pit
-on site massage available $185 per person, 1 hr service
-2 adult mountain bikes and 2 children's bike rentals @ $10 per bike, length of stay
-snow shoe rental @ $10 per pair, length of stay
-2 hots tubs- 1 indoors and 1 outdoors
-many rock outcroppings & cliffs to climb
-coming soon: DISC GOLF
-driveway has parking for up to 5 vehicles and must be parked as close to the lodge log cabin as possible. No RVs or Campers.

"Off Property Activities that are close to Blue Sky Ranch"
within a mile to Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club, a world class fly fishing destination
5 miles to the Historic/Scenic Colorado Byway (views from this Highway drive are unmatched in Colorado)
6 miles to Horseback Riding
7 miles to the Historic town of Nederland (olde fashioned Carousel for the kiddies to ride, a Tony Hawk Skate Park, and a mining museum)
9 miles to the large Indoor Pool and Spiral Water Slide at the Gilpin County Rec Center
11 miles to Eldora Ski Resort and Alpine Park
14 miles from two World Class Spas
14 miles to all the Casinos of Black Hawk/Central City - "Mini Vegas"
15 miles to The Opera House in Central City
15 miles to the well stocked and beautiful Gross Reservoir
15 miles to Gold Mine Tours (there are several different ones we can point out for you depending on your interests)
15 miles to 3 National/State Parks
17 miles to Boulder Falls (beautiful waterfall right on Highway 72)
24 miles to White Water Rafting on Clear Creek (Class 1 to Class 4 rapids)
25 miles to Boulder (live entertainment, brew or celestial tea factory tours, shop Pearl Street, eat at 5 star restaurants, go tubing on Boulder Creek)
25 miles to Golden (see Buffalo Bill's Grave site, tour the Coors Brewing Co or take the family to Splash Aquatic Water Park)
26 miles to Indian Hot Springs (one of the top TEN mineral hot springs in the world)
26 miles to Eldorado Canyon (famous for rock climbing)
35 miles to Rocky Mountain National Park
38 miles to Zip lining in West Idaho Springs
38 miles to Georgetown/Silver Plume (ride the old Georgetown Loop Steam Train over water falls and among beautiful views of the mountains)
40 miles to the metropolis of Denver (5 star restaurants, live shows, shopping, The many museums, Denver Zoo, Elitch Gardens, amusement parks)
54 miles to Denver International Airport.

Please note there are 2 locked off closets that are for storage of paints, home maintenance items, cleaning supplies, etc that are not accessible to guests. Breaking any locks or entering non-accessible areas named in this paragraph will result in a $500 fine. The lodge is the only guest accommodation accessible to guests on property. Guests may not enter or use any tools in the detached tool shed or grab firewood from our winter store lots, or enter the "detached" garage and studio outbuildings. These are not part or attached to the accommodation as "the lodge described" in this listing.

Other things to note
PRICING: Airbnb platform's pricing includes up to 10 guests only for this property. Guests over 10 are at $100 per person/per night, (max is 14 specifically family type stays). There is no discounting for stays of less than 10 guests.
Blue Sky Mountain Ranch, your private Rocky Mountain vacation "estate"!
120 acres of Wilderness & Rocky Mountain views! So beautiful, it was featured on The Weather Channel's "Freaks of Nature", Wasteland III filmed by Microsoft out last year and many other film shoots.

The space
Imagine entering an Exclusive Private Ranch Estate thru a beautiful long and winding quarter mile driveway to…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

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Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Wifi
Cable TV
Indoor fireplace
TV with standard cable
Hangers
Iron
Security cameras on property

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Black Hawk, Colorado, United States

The neighborhood is literally mountain wilderness. Deer, Elk, Moose, Bobcats, Coyotes, Turkey, Bears and Mountain Lions are your neighbors as well as the smaller animals and birds. The hikes you'll experience will be both adventurous and inspiring. If you like the excitement of gambling, the casinos or city life, you'll find that downtown in Black Hawk which is 14 miles away. In Nederland, the opposite direction 6 miles away, you'll find gift shops, a museum, restaurants, 3 breweries and pubs along with a supermarket, liquor store and a carousel for the kids to enjoy.
The neighborhood is literally mountain wilderness. Deer, Elk, Moose, Bobcats, Coyotes, Turkey, Bears and Mountain Lions are your neighbors as well as the smaller animals and birds. The hikes you'll experience…

Hosted by Kevin

Joined in October 2011
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We are meticulous about our properties. Every detail is kept just how we'd want it if we were on vacation. My wife goes OCD on the details, so if you find something that may be missing we'd be thrilled to hear about it during or after your stay. Both my wife and I are in the entertainment business and have chosen properties that are quiet, secluded and absolutely gorgeous to retreat away to.
We are meticulous about our properties. Every detail is kept just how we'd want it if we were on vacation. My wife goes OCD on the details, so if you find something that may be mis…
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House rules
Check-in: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
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