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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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TRAIL CREEK RANCH

Red Feather Lakes Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse, 8 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 17-20)

For all the good people who have been wondering about the ranch, thanks for your concern and we are so happy to say that we were untouched by the floods in September 2013, thanks heavens!

Vintage... unique Trail Creek Ranch on fishing river. Built in the 1880s, this unique ranch offers solitude, beauty, and a feeling of the old west. Located in the hills of Cherokee Park at 7000 feet and is open from April 1st to October 31st.

Brown and rainbow trout cruise the mile and a half of premier catch-and-release fishing water with beaver ponds and riffles that are yours alone. Take a picnic basket lunch and enjoy the plentiful birds, wildlife, and wildflowers. Throw your sleeping bags in the front yard or on the hill, watch a million stars and be serenaded by the coyotes and the river.

Bike, hike, or ride the 400 acre ranch property or explore the miles of Game and Fish property and the Forest Service just across the road. Walk out your door and the North Fork of the Poudre and Trail Creek meet right across the front yard. Get a workout playing badminton, volleyball, croquet, cornhole and horseshoes.

The interior of the house has all the modern conveniences and has still maintained the charm of this old dude ranch with much of the original knotty pine and furnishings. The large dining and living room can easily accommodate a crowd in front of the stone fireplace. Lots of books, games, toys and outdoor games are there for your enjoyment.

Our house is half mile up the driveway and you may use our phone or hike to the hill-tops for cell service.

The bedroom situation is as follows:

Downstairs-1 bedroom has a queen bed, one bedroom has a double and a twin, 2 bedrooms have 2 twins. The living room has a vintage wagon wheel fold-out couch.

Upstairs - 2 bedrooms have 2 twins, 2 bedrooms have 1 full bed each.

The activities and attractions listed in the 'nearby' section are in Fort Collins which is 40 miles east of the ranch, Red Feather Lakes is 17 miles south and Laramie Wyoming is 35 miles north. Hike the tundra in Medicine Bow National Forest, just a little more than an hour away. Cheyenne Frontier Days (rodeo and parades) are the last couple of weeks in July.

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Keywords: Vintage Ranch House

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Owner
Advertiser since 2003
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About The Owner

Amy's grandfather bought the ranch in 1935 because of it's large meadows of native hay. The house was leased to a man in 1940 and run as a dude ranch for several decades. In 1975 Amy & Lars moved to the house and lived there for 10 years while they built the house on the property where they live now.

What makes this farmhouse unique

' We loved living on the ranch house. The river and the creek in the front yard is so wonderful. To open the windows at night and hear the water, the night hawks and hopefully a coyote is an experience that is increasing rare for most people.

We have a big vegetable garden and chickens for meat and eggs. Sometimes driving to Fort Collins or Laramie for groceries that we don't produce ourselves but the drive is so beautiful that we look forward to it.

Our neighbors are great people and we know that we can count on each other in a pinch. They are like family to us.

When hiking around the property, there's no telling what interesting things you might see - trout spawning in the creek, startled blue heron and snipe winging their way along the willows, even mink are sometimes spotted. This year we have a bobcat that seems to live on the hill between the houses.

Paleo-indians and Utes once inhabited these hills. To wander Cherokee Park leaves one feeling reverence for the people that lived on and loved the area.

The nature experience, the history and the spirtuality are reasons we plan on staying here 'til our dying day!'

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us stay here. Our family ad so many activities to do. The badminton was a real hit! It was nice to have our whole family here for the Grandparents 50 anniversary.
Aug 2011
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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Trail Creek Ranch
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Trail Creek Ranch
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p23993vb
(970) 221-1123 (Colorado, USA)
Red Feather Lakes Front Range Colorado
Omaha, NE
5

Great Family Vacation at the Ranch

  • 5 of 5
A wonderful place with lots of activities. Our family with two adults & six children stayed for the first week of July. Additional family joined with two adults & four more children for three of the nights. Played in the creek, played corn hole & badmitten, cooked out, hiked and fished. The ranch house fit us all and made for a perfect family vacation. Fishing was excellent.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Trail Creek Ranch
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p23993vb
(970) 221-1123 (Colorado, USA)
Red Feather Lakes Front Range Colorado
longview, texas
5

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for beautiful scenery, peace and quiet and COMPLETE solitude this is your place. No traffic and lots of stars. My husband and I along with 16 others just spent 8 nights at this wonderful haven. The house had beds for all 18 of us. It is old and full of character. Be sure and read the white notebook to appreciate everything. Even in July we used the fireplace in the mornings and evenings. The house has a large sitting area and large table in the dining area. The kitchen is fully stocked for large groups. Outside the river is just a few steps from the house. We did lots of fishing and we brought tire tubes from home to tube the river. There is a volleyball net, where we had a lot of games. We played badminton, horseshoes and just enjoyed the beautiful views. We brought extra chairs and there was no need. They have plenty of chairs outside and inside. During the day we hiked and biked on endless trails. We brought some of the bikes and rented some in Fort Collins for the week. At night there is a wonderful firepit on the river. Lars kept us stocked in firewood and we sat around the fire every night to end our day. There are lots of games and books sprinkled thru the house as well. Plenty to do without ever leaving the ranch. Fort Collins is about 35 miles away. We went on a great rafting trip and my sons also kayaked. On our last day some of us had a massage to end the trip. Would suggest you grab your food in Fort Collins before you get to the ranch. They have a grill we used most every night. If you forget something it is not a short drive. We have been all over Colorado vacationing and this will go down as one of our favorite places. Wondeful week and the Larson's were extremely helpful. TIP: We were traviling with several teenagers and there is not any cell service. Our bunch found they could get reception at the call box about two miles from the house. You can choose to share this or not. It was nice to not have phones. We are back home and wish we were back on the ranch!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Trail Creek Ranch
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p23993vb
(970) 221-1123 (Colorado, USA)
Red Feather Lakes Front Range Colorado
Centennial, CO
5

  • 5 of 5
My wife, Annie and I just had a wonderful New Years' Eve at the cabin. We went up on the 28th and stayed through the 1st, along with a few friends. All the rooms were perfect - my wife and I actually had trouble deciding which room we wanted, they were all so nice! We had many fun times and good meals around the dining table. The gas fireplace was a good place to spend a quiet morning or lazy afternoon in front of. Lars was kind enough to cut some wood for the fire pit - Thanks!! And everyone loved to see the horse, Magic, who would greet us every morning at the window. Great Cabin, outstanding location and awesome renters - We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2008
  • Stayed: Jan 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Trail Creek Ranch
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p23993vb
(970) 221-1123 (Colorado, USA)
Red Feather Lakes Front Range Colorado
Cedar Park, Texas
5

  • 5 of 5
We had the most wonderful time on the Larson's ranch. It is such a pieceful, beautiful and interesting place. We climbed mountains, fished, played in the river, rested on the porch and explored as much of the ranch as we possibly could. Our three boys loved every minute and we were all so sad to leave. We are already looking forward to our next visit. Thanks Amy and Lars for your hospitality.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2006
  • Stayed: Jul 2006
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Trail Creek Ranch
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p23993vb
(970) 221-1123 (Colorado, USA)
Red Feather Lakes Front Range Colorado
Houston, TX
5

  • 5 of 5
This is great place to stay. The ranch house is charming large and roomy making for a very enjoyable stay. The views are incredible. I would like to thank Amy & Lars for there great hospitality!
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2006
  • Stayed: Jun 2006
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Trail Creek Ranch
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p23993vb
(970) 221-1123 (Colorado, USA)
Red Feather Lakes Front Range Colorado
Houston, TX
5

  • 5 of 5
This is great place to stay. The ranch house is charming large and roomy making for a very enjoyable stay. The views are incredible. I would like to thank Amy & Lars for there great hospitality!
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2006
  • Stayed: Jun 2006
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Barpub
17 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
17 Miles
Car: necessary

Galleries, Jubilee Days Rodeo- Laramie, Cheyenne Frontier Days, University of Wyo Art Museum & U of W Geology Museum. Check Fort Collins and Laramie calendars for events. Laramie has a farmer's market on Friday afternoons and Fort Collins has 3 a week.

Amy is an experienced nature guide. Adults and children will learn everything about the local plants (edibles & medicinals), animals, insects. It is highly recommended to arrange these hikes before your arrival.

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Amenities

Amenities

Red Feather Lakes Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (9), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rock climbing
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • hunting
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • rafting
  • basketball court
  • skiing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • water tubing
  • cycling
Notes:
Coffee Maker, Picnic Basket, Paddle Tennis Rackets, Croquet Set, Volleyball, Badminton, Horseshoes
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